Bit of a change-up here at Divest This over the next few months. My new friend Andrew Pessin, who I met at the recent StandWithUs conference, has kindly given me space in the online publication Algemeiner which I’m using to run a new series on how the language of war can help clarify the fight against […]
Series Archives: War
War is unforgiving of wishful thinking and ambiguity, which is why it is vital to judge an opponent not by what they say but what they do.
Should we adopt BDS tactics designed to accomplish militant goals in order to accomplish our non-militant ones?
Israel’s decision to take the BDS fight seriously reflects understanding that the battlefield has shifted to places where words are spoken vs. shots fired.
In almost any discussion of how to deal with BDS, a subject that inevitably comes up is offense vs. defense.
Once you start thinking about the war against Israel as a drawn-out siege, seemingly inexplicable phenomena become understandable.
Despite the odds stacked against Israel and her supporters, military thinkers don’t go into battle hoping for miracles.
In the BDS propaganda war, at least in the US, the odds seem to favor Israel and its supporters.
Seven things to always expect whenever you deal with the BDS “movement.”
The BDS wars are likely to be won or lost based not on numbers of soldiers or equipment, but on human emotion.
With our military mindset in place, it’s time to get cracking on the strategies and tactics that can win the BDS wars.
Both “defensive” and “offensive” tactics in the war against BDS suffer from the same problem: predictability.