BDS movement

The Other Side Of The BDS Debate

09/28/2016 - 11:57
Editor and Publisher

“Avi,” a Jewish college student and supporter of BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), the movement to delegitimize Israel, was defending his position in a tense discussion with a number of pro-Israel supporters at a conference last week.

Gary Rosenblatt

On BDS, ‘You Are Not Powerless’

Inoculating students against anti-Israel bias on campus.

06/28/2016 - 12:58
Westchester Correspondent

Consider this scenario: As a college student, you’re sitting in a history class where the professor shows a map of the Middle East — and Israel isn’t on it. Or you’re in a dorm lounge when another student insists that Israel is a colonialist, apartheid state that’s brutalizing the Palestinians.

Hillel Westchester’s Rachel Klein addresses students and parents at SUNY Purchase. Yoav Cohen

Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism And The Line Between Them

04/26/2016 - 12:02
Special To The Jewish Week

Events on college campuses in recent weeks raise, once again, the question of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, and where to draw the line between them. Anti-Israel rhetoric and activity, the salience of radical Islam in Western Europe, BDS turmoil on the quad and in church councils: All of it, in contemporary parlance, is referred to as the “New Anti-Semitism.”

Jerome A. Chanes

University Of California Condemns Anti-Semitic Forms Of Anti-Zionism

03/23/2016 - 16:44

The University of California governing board unanimously approved a statement condemning anti-Semitism and “anti-Semitic forms” of anti-Zionism.

At UCLA, during the last week of February 2010, a blood-stained Israeli flag was hoisted atop an “apartheid wall.” JTA

Arizona State House Approves Anti-BDS Legislation

03/15/2016 - 12:51

The Arizona state House of Representatives approved legislation that would bar state and local governments from doing business with companies that boycott Israel and its settlements.

BDS supporters protesting in New York, Oct. 16-18, 2015. JTA

Canadian Parliament Officially Condemns BDS

02/24/2016 - 11:38

Canada’s Parliament passed a motion formally condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

The Canadian Parliament Building. Wikimedia Commons

New BDS Fight Brewing At Columbia

First student-led divestment effort meets with pushback.

02/10/2016 - 08:51
Staff Writer

Emboldened by recent campaigns to get Columbia University to divest from the private prison industry and from fossil fuels, a coalition of university students is spearheading a new campaign to divest from Israel.

A makeshift wall meant to mock Israel’s security barrier was part of last year’s Apartheid Week at Columbia. Hannah Dreyfus/JW

Jewish Voice For Peace Takes Credit For Fake Anti-Israel New York Times

02/03/2016 - 16:49

Jewish Voice for Peace took credit for distributing thousands of fake and anti-Israel versions of The New York Times in Manhattan and on social media.

The New York Times newspaper being delivered to newsstands and all night deli’s starting at 5 a.m. on May, 2008, in NYC. JTA

Methodists’BDS Vote May Signal New Tack

Group divests from five Israeli banks.

01/19/2016 - 11:08
Staff Writer

The decision last week by the largest Protestant denomination in the United States to withdraw its pension fund’s investment in five Israeli banks will have little substantive effect on the Israeli economy, but may play a greater symbolic role among supporters of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

The Anti-Israel Trend You’ve Never Heard Of

Special To The Jewish Week
01/13/2016 (All day)

If you want to understand why the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, has gained so much ground in the past two years, look no further than intersectionality, the study of related systems of oppression.

A BDS Protestor. Wikipedia
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