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Free Book: ‘The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel’

We are happy to offer a free PDF copy of the book “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel,” edited by Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, with a preface by Paul Berman. Here’s a description by Prof. Marjorie Perloff: What is the Academic BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement really all about? What is the relation, if […]

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More on Israeli ‘Settler-Colonialism’

By Kenneth Stern

The following is drawn from my book, “The Conflict over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate,” pp. 46-47: Consider again the claim that Israelis are “settler colonialists.” On 4 July 2018, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) wrote to the Iroquois Confederacy — Native nations from New York and Canada […]

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Settlements-only Boycott is NOT BDS

By Ameinu Office

Ameinu joined with six other pro-Israel organizations in writing a letter to over 30 U.S. state governors calling on them not to take legal action against Ben & Jerry’s in response to its decision to no longer sell ice cream in occupied Palestinian territory. Ameinu opposes BDS and actively advocates against it, however Ben & […]

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Comparing Settler-Colonial Societies

By TTN

Thomas G. Mitchell is an independent scholar with a doctorate in international relations from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree from Hebrew University.  He has published a number of articles and books comparing the politics of “military politicians” and (where relevant) the peace processes in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel/Palestine.  (He […]

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How NOT to Explain the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Ralph Seliger

As a perk for signing up for at least one session of this year’s PPI Digital Israel Symposium, I watched “The Tinderbox“ by an English-Jewish filmmaker named Gillian Mosely.  She tried to show “both sides” of the conflict, but what she really did was to mostly present hardline Israeli views alongside understandable grievances from a number of […]

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Todd Gitlin on Beinart Interview of Barghouti

By TTN

Todd Gitlin and Ralph Seliger share their reflections on Peter Beinart’s July 9th Zoom interview with Omar Barghouti, founder of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israel.  First, here’s an expanded version of how Seliger initiated the discussion: Barghouti is more rigid in his extreme pronouncements than I thought he’d be, and Beinart barely […]

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Nathan Thrall’s Cartoonish Anti-Zionism

By Bernard Bohbot

Nathan Thrall (pictured) is a gifted writer who, unfortunately, embraces extremist views. While his NY Review of Books article “A Day in the Life of Abed Salama,” provides a window into Israel’s violation of Palestinian human rights, his baseless allegations against liberal Zionism must not go unanswered. To begin with, a couple of problematic quotes […]

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