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More Traitors!

By now, many of you may have already read a pair of stories that shed some interesting light on the current state of the supposedly unstoppable BDS “movement.” First off, this piece highlights that since 2010, when the Palestinian Authority passed a law (alright, a decree) barring Palestinians from working inside Jewish communities within the […]

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Shouts and Pouts

In one sense, it’s great to be the “new kid on the block” with regard to a political “movement,” something Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) are discovering now that they have become the go-to organization with regard to anti-Israel activity on US campuses. The press automatically turns to you when they need quotes from […]

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Off With Their Heads!

I once carried on an exchange with the interesting thinker who went by the name of Abu Nopal at this now-defunct but still available blog (I particularly recommend the second entry on the page titled “Yes, but can he hit?”). Our conversation was about his proposition that a forum designed like a jury trial, complete […]

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BDS to World: “We’re Not Losers” – Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series BDSFail

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series BDSFailI’ve recently discovered two examples of the “But we’re not losers!” BDS argument mentioned at the end of my last posting (one from Australia, one from Philadelphia).Both of these make the case that programs promoting boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel are doing marvelously well, […]

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Ignore-ance

A recent posting talked about some of the technical reasons BDS seems to continue as a campaign, despite its inability to actually win any battles. And there are benefits of BDS as a tactic (its simplicity, a wealth of potential targets – including any institution that holds a single share of Caterpillar or Motorola stock, […]

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BDS-holes

I had neglected one possible mutation of the BDS virus in the wake of dawning realization that the original goals of the “movement” (to get major civic organizations like universities and churches to embrace their “Israel = Apartheid” propaganda message) are growing ever beyond reach. There have always been elements of threats, intimidation, and even […]

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Do It Yourself

A decade of unrequited political activism (i.e., perpetual failure to get major institutions to buy into their program) has helped to create an occasionally-amusing, but often-disturbing “do-it-yourself” attitude among practitioners of BDS. Can’t get a single college or university to divest a single share of blacklisted stock that allegedly benefits the Jews? (Whoops! I mean […]

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You Dee? Aye!

Boy, you vacation for a week in a place without Internet access and lo and behold your mailbox is full when you get back (imagine that)! In this case, many of my unread messages involve sending letters of protest or signing petitions against UDI. At first I was bewildered as to why so many people […]

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Norway and the Death Cult

I had intended to not join recent discussions regarding the murderous terrorist rampage in Norway, leaving it to others to debate the significance of that horrific event (which many have done in the context of Right-wing vs. Left-wing, vs. Islamist terror – with varying ratios of heat to light). But then it occurred to me […]

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Pathos

Given how much more there is to learn from being wrong than right, I must send my thanks to one of our usual Anonymous commenters whose recent contribution caused me to make a major blunder. As is frequently the case with Anons, this person chose not to respond to a point I had made, but […]

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