BDS movement

Kerry Adds Fuel To BDS Fire


Isolated diplomatically by its Arab neighbors since its creation in 1948 and shunned economically by some anti-Israel nations and corporations in recent decades, Israel now stands at the precipice of a wide-scale economic boycott.

Academics Brace For More Boycotts

Fear in Israel that ASA vote is ‘tipping point’ in BDS wars.

Israel Correspondent
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Jerusalem — Israeli university officials say the American Studies Association boycott of Israeli academic institutions is unlikely in the short-term to exacerbate the decade-long “soft” boycott already being felt by many Israeli professors. But they fear that larger, more influential groups will decide to join the boycott bandwagon, with possibly devastating results.

BDS Platform A Problem For Liberals

One rabbi turns down a panel discussion, fearing that BDS could have come up, while another is glad to host it.

Jewish Week Correspondent

Promoters of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement have appeared at colleges and universities, churches and other venues throughout the country, but next month may be the first time that some will take the stage at a local synagogue.

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, left,  Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky, right.

BDS Threat Is To Israel’s Legitimacy, Not Free Speech

Special To The Jewish Week

When I was a student at Brooklyn College, eons ago, the subjects of free speech and academic freedom were tied into the country’s mortal fear of Communism. One of the most heated issues on campus centered on the firing of Harry Slochower, a well-known professor of German and comparative literature.

Francine Klagsbrun

Don't Confront, Educate

Jewish students' aversion to conflict prompts pro-Israel activists to shift tactics on campus.

Editor and Publisher

There is a crisis regarding perceptions of Israel on college campuses today. But it’s probably not the one you think it is.

Gary Rosenblatt

Giving Attention To Israel’s Enemies

Special To The Jewish Week

Decades ago, while serving on the faculty at Yeshiva University, I publicly voiced my dismay that the late Meir Kahane, a rabbi known for his ugly racism and hatred of Arabs, had been a featured speaker on campus.

Steven Bayme

Lessons From Brooklyn College Showdown


The ugly incident at Brooklyn College, where two supporters of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) were invited to speak on campus last week, was less about freedom of speech, as its defenders claimed, than about the political science department’s sponsorship of a program seeking to delegitimize the State of Israel.

Putting ‘Tikkun Olam’ To The Ultimate Test

Bold new project is challenging Israel and the diaspora to transform themselves and the world.

Editor And Publisher

A century after the publication of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the anti-Semitic Russian hoax claiming Jews were seeking to take over the world, a small group of Israeli and American Jews — think of them as The Youngers of Zion — has spent the last 18 months formulating what it calls “an audacious plan” to repair the world.

Gary Rosenblatt

Speaking Out at Rutgers, Celebrating at USC and Syracuse

Special to the Jewish Week

Hundreds of Jewish students will be in attendance at this week's General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in New Orleans. And these future community leaders are getting  real-world training in Jewish activism on campuses across the country.

David Meyer

ADL List Fuels Debate Over What’s Anti-Israel

Inclusion of Jewish Voice for Peace comes amid rising delegitimization fears.

Washington Correspondent

 The Anti-Defamation League’s new list of “The Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups” — which includes a left-of-center Jewish organization that claims to be tapping a growing body of disaffiliated younger Jews — could intensify the debate over exactly what it means to be an enemy of the Jewish state.

Jewish Voice for Peace’s Rebecca Vilkomerson: “Perversely pleased” about making ADL list.
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