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SJP 2016 Conference

Over the coming weekend, Students for Justice in Palestine will be holding its annual conference on the campus of George Mason University.  The event has already generated coverage, mostly in the Jewish press and blogosphere, where you can read about the controversy the conference is generating and plans for counter-programming. It’s always tricky to judge […]

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BDS Overreach

Commentary Magazine recently ran a piece about the bad month just experienced by the forces of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. My regular reader will be familiar with the three stories cited as examples of the BDSers shooting themselves in one-another’s feet: their Matisyahu/Sunsplash fiasco, the immediate rescinding of a boycott motion in the capital of […]

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Northeastern Beats Back BDS

Given that the topic I and two top-notch StandWithUs activists will be covering at next week’s anti-BDS conference in LA is called “Organizing the Community to Fight BDS” (or something along those lines); I wanted to highlight an example from my neighborhood that shows just what an effective ground game looks like. Last night, the […]

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Cooptation

I’m hoping to find time before the New Year to do a bit of a retrospective on 2014 (with a look ahead to next year).  But before then, I wanted to comment on a story that, while not BDS-specific, said more than any event I’ve read about this year regarding what supporters of Israel are […]

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Campus On Fire 2 – What to Do?

The two pieces of advice that I use as a mantra in the fight against BDS (don’t panic/don’t be complacent) are inexorably linked. Last time (and over the years), I’ve pointed out things that should calm us when we hear stories of BDS and other anti-Israel activity “on the march,” such as the non-existent economic […]

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SJP Thuggery – Are the Campuses Burning?

If any DT readers are in the Boston area, I’ll be part of a panel discussion next week on the subject of Defamation of Israel on College Campuses sponsored by CAMERA.  Other speakers include Richard Cravatts, President of Scholars for Middle East Peace and Gilad Skolnick, CAMERA’s Director of Campus Programming. Unsurprisingly, I’ll be taking […]

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Surviving the Upcoming BDS Onslaught – 1

A day late (but hopefully not a shekel short) vis-à-vis next steps as the BDSers ready to drag this summer’s Gaza conflict into a college campus, church, co-op and heaven-only- knows what other civic organization near you. In theory, we could just stand back and let an anti-Israel community already showing signs of being out […]

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SJP Running Amok

A recent story on the attempt by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and their allies to bring their political opponents up on charges at UCLA included a comment on how SJP has been running amok all year on campus after campus.  And if you look at what’s been happening the last few months, that […]

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WIX

One of the stories I probably would have covered had I been blogging last year would have been the tempest in a t-cup that erupted briefly over a Student for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group at Cornell’s use of WIX (a free website building tool, created by an Israeli company that went public last year) […]

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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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