Israel boycott

Stop Using The Term BDS

A strategy for fighting the growing brand.

06/08/2015 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

Everyone is talking about BDS. Maybe it’s time to stop. 

Protesters evoking the "BDS" brand. Via wikimedia.org

French Telecom’s CEO To Visit Israel Over Boycott Controversy

06/07/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Orange CEO Stephane Richard will travel to Israel to clear up the controversy over the French telecom’s attitude toward Israel.

If I Had An (Anti-BDS) Hammer!

What to tell the kids about the boycott — and the need for dialogue, thanks to Pete Seeger.

Special To The Jewish Week
05/27/2014 - 20:00

As a rule, BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, doesn’t keep me up at night. (And I don’t think it keeps my two boys up, either.) The reason is because, in my mind, the movement is destined to fail.

BSD, not BDS: Pete Seeger, argues the author, champions Building Serious Dialogue.  Getty Images

American Studies Association Votes For Boycott Of Israeli Universities

12/15/2013 - 19:00

WASHINGTON  — The membership of the American Studies Association endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities.

A Syrian Defies The Boycott

06/18/2013 - 20:00
Editorial

For pop singer Alicia Keys, who will soon visit Israel in defiance of a personal appeal to boycott from noted author Alice Walker, the decision to visit Israel, while worthy of our gratitude and applause, was made from a position of strength. After all, Keys is successful, confident and wealthy enough to do as she pleases. On the other end of the spectrum is a Syrian doctor and his patient, 28, in the throes of a civil war whose decision to go to Israel was made in the ultimate weakness, with a bullet in his gut and life slipping away.

Palestinians Gain Ground in PR, Diplomatic War

12/21/2010 - 19:00
JTA

NEW YORK (JTA) -- In the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict, score some recent victories for the Palestinians.

It’s not that Israel has given an inch in the territorial dispute over the West Bank, or that the Palestinians in Gaza have achieved new military victories against the Israelis, despite increased rocket and mortar fire from the coastal strip in recent weeks.

Rather, the Palestinians have scored a series of diplomatic and public-relations successes against a Jewish state weakened by fraying relationships and a declining reputation internationally.

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