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Barghouti and Babb – Exploiting the Rubes

Now that the Barghouti-Butler whatever-it-was has left Brooklyn and New Yorkers ask themselves what all the fuss was about, my mind turns to Kroger Babb, king of the exploitation film makers. Who is Babb and why do I mention him with regard to last week’s BDS brouhaha?  Well stick with me for a few moments […]

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Barghouti?

I seem to be struggling to work up a good head of stem about this week’s BDS brouhaha in Brooklyn, partly because it’s just the latest January gathering of the Israel-hating like-minded (does anyone remember anything about last year’s PennBDS weekender?  – I thought not), but mostly because of its headliner: Omar Barghouti. Why is […]

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Omar Barghouti Comes to Brooklyn

You can’t really call the controversy brewing at Brooklyn College this week a BDS fight since no BDS-related institutional discussion (much less a decision) is taking place, meaning no boycott or divestment activity is even being contemplated by the college. Rather, you’ve got the start of yet another Omar Barghouti book tour (apparently he’s decided […]

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Barometer

A few months back, I wrote about what an end to the BDS “movement” might look like.  And one of the telltale signs I identified was the marginalization of those individuals and organizations who continue to push the BDS tactic, whatever the costs. In a way, Norman Finkelstein recent tirade (whether motivated by politics or whatever […]

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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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Well that didn’t take long

You can almost set your watch to the time interval between when some sort of progressive political project gets off the ground and when the “Friends of the Palestinian People” decide this new entity’s only purpose is to be used. Given that the “Occupy Wall Street” etc. movement is leveraging the only word the BDSers […]

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Pictures

Time to forgo my usual thousand words for some pictures, starting with my favorite “Israel-Apartheid Week” poster of the year: The IAW concept was already looking tattered before the indifference of IAW protestors to the corpses of thousands of Arab political protestors littering the streets of Libya and beyond exposed their hypocrisy to all. And […]

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Stream of Consciousness

Well even if actual BDS battles (or even minor skirmishes) have not been in the news recently, there does seem to be a fair amount of talk on the subject of late. The highest profile of these debates took place on the pages of The Huffington Post where French philosopher Bernard-Henry Levi (or “BHL” as […]

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