Tag Archives | University of Pennsylvania BDS

PennBDS – Consumer Boycotts

I’ve written a number of times on the subject of consumer boycotts, and anyone interested in more information and case studies can read about them in the Divest This Guide. To start off, boycotts were rather slow in coming to the US where BDS campaigns focused on divestment for most of the last decade, specifically trying […]

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PennBDS: Hamsphire Conference Planning Transcript

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series More Silliness

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series More SillinessI’ve been attempting to generate all new material in this month’s series of postings paralleling the PennBDS conference agenda, rather than fall back on a “clip show” of previous postings.  But the next item up on their program (entitled “BDS On Campus I: Divestment Workshop”) […]

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PennBDS: The TIAA-CREF Campaign

This is part of a series of articles based on the program of the upcoming PennBDS conference. Check out this landing page to find out more. In some language (probably Yiddish) there exists a word that combines the notions of chutzpah and clownishness.  And if one needed an example to illustrate this concept, one need look no further than […]

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PennBDS – Hillel and Questions of JVP

This is part of a series of articles based on the program of the upcoming PennBDS conference.  Check out this landing page to find out more.   With a panel discussion entitled “BDS, Hillel and the Question of Anti-Semitism,” our old friends at Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) finally take center stage on the PennBDS agenda. As regulars […]

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PennBDS: Faith and BDS

This is part of a series of articles based on the program of the upcoming PennBDS conference.  Check out this landing page to find out more. Generally, I like posts (or series of posts) to have self-contained arguments with links providing access to referenced information and sources, and an occasional link to a longer essay or book meant just […]

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PennBDS: Economics of BDSers Preoccupation

This is part of a series of articles based on the program of the upcoming PennBDS conference.  Check out this landing page to find out more. Economic discussions by BDS supporters tend to focus on just two subjects: (1) The amount of foreign aid received by Israel from the US (which, depending on which BDSers you talk to ranges […]

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PennBDS: Palestine in International Law

This is part of a series of articles based on the program of the upcoming PennBDS conference.  Check out this landing page to find out more. I’ve been trying to write something new for each session on the PennBDS agenda, but with regard to “Palestine in International Law,” I’ve pretty much already said all I need to here. The […]

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