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One brief note to start this piece: My invitation to debate BDS published here and on Jewish Voice for Peace/Young Jewish and Proud’s new Go and Learn site was recently released from moderation. I eagerly await their first response, which will give them the chance to participate in that discussions the rest of the Go […]

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Go and Learn

As regular (and even irregular) readers may know, I have been a harsh critic of the organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), one of the main proponents of BDS (at least in certain parts of the US). And I have been particularly harsh on them for their insistence on having access to other people’s public […]

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She Waz Robbed!!!!

The Internet (or, at least the 4/1,000,000,000th of it controlled by the self-proclaimed “Jewish Voice for Peace”) is in a tizzy over the latest slight to their Dear Leader. Backstory: The Jewish Federations of North America recently began an online project called Jewish Community Heroes.While I was only aware of it in the context of […]

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Comments Are Free-ky

A colleague runs a Web site called CIFwatch which monitors activity on one of those great Wild Wild West bastions of online debate: the Comment is Free forum hosted by the UK’s Guardian newspaper. As has been noted previously, Europe has not just been a test-lab for BDS activity but is also a continent where […]

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Given the pretention and shrillness of the self-declared Jewish Voice for Peace organization, sometimes the easiest approach to such a group is mockery and ridicule. But given their most recent pronouncementregarding escalating clashes between Israel and Gaza, paired with the group’s escalating demands that it be granted immediate and unconditional entrance to any “Big Tent” […]

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Welcome to Jewish Voice for Peace – DT!

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series More Silliness

I’ve decided to start my own branch of the organization Jewish Voice for Peace here in the Boston area. The mission of my new branch, which will be called JVP-DT for the time being, will be to communicate the Divest This message that all attempts to target Israel with Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions are not […]

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Tactics – Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Tactics

One of the things that continually surprised me about BDS battles within a university or other institution is how unsurprising they are. BDS itself generally has but one tactic: to find a progressive institution and (often working behind the scenes) to convince them that their principles leave them no choice other than the embrace the […]

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Icke Likes Them

Like many bloggers, I occasionally engage in “Ego-Searching,” especially after writing about a relatively obscure topic that stands a chance of winning a slot on the first page of Google. Given that the ultimate audience (both pro- and anti-) interested in “Young, Jewish and Proud,” (the latest and most peculiar campaign by the BDS-worshiping organization […]

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Young, Jewish and Proud – Oy!

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series More Silliness

My good friends at Jewish Voice for Peace have unleashed their most fearsome campaign yet: Young Jewish and Proud, the declaration of young Jews that they are mad dag-nabbit, and they don’t plan to take it anymore. Fortunately, an intrepid dumpster diver who is also a Divest This fan stumbled across an earlier version of […]

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Sydney and Omar’s BDS Journey – Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Sydney and Omar's BDS Journey

OK, here goes nothing…If you’re wondering what the hell I’m talking about below, check out Part 1 and Part 2 before reading on. Sydney and Omar’s BDS Journey – Part 3 Scene 6: The room outside of the office of Roger Ferguson, President and CEO of TIAA-CREF. Abigail Nelson, Ferguson’s secretary, is sitting at her […]

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