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Explore how the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement’s attempts to economically and academically isolate Israel are destructive to the search for peace.

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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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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How to Debate BDS on Campus

By Kenneth Stern

I highly recommend this book discussed in my new Times of Israel blog post.  These excerpts from my post focus on BDS:  Jonathan Marks’s “Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education“ shows what higher education can be at its best. But his subtitle has it wrong. Marks may be a conservative, and he may […]

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TTN Discussion on BDS & Anti-Zionism

By TTN Blog

This began when Kenneth S. Stern, currently director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate and our colleague at The Third Narrative (TTN), informed us of his recent Times of Israel blog post, “Zionism is not racism – BDS isn’t always anti-Semitism,” criticizing Secretary of State Pompeo (pictured here) for his declaration that the […]

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Prof. Nelson on Christian Supersessionism

By TTN Blog

The following links to the YouTube recording of a presentation by TTN colleague Prof. Cary Nelson at the Indiana University Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, on Christian “Supersessionism,” the problematic theological view that the Jewish people’s Covenant with G-d has been replaced by Christianity: https://youtu.be/rwUwRiQRe2A There is also a link at that page […]

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Open Letter to Members of SSSP

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

An Open Letter to Members of the Society for the Study of Social Problems July 2020 The Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), a multidisciplinary faculty organization that opposes academic boycotts and supports a two-state solution that would facilitate political self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians, is concerned that the Society for the Study of Social […]

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Contemporary Academic Antisemitism

By TTN Blog

This post selects from, and links to, an article in The Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism, “The Devil’s Intersectionality: Contemporary Cloaked Academic Antisemitism,” by our colleague, Prof. Cary Nelson.  He discusses themes from Israel Denial: Anti-Zionism, Anti- Semitism, & The Faculty Campaign Against the Jewish State, his book published in 2019; our sampling of this lengthy article […]

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