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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.

Boycotting Israel is Wrong, but Legal

By TTN

This is from the latest issue of Steven Sheffey’s newsletter, “Chicagoland Pro-Israel Political Update,” about a judicial ruling in Arkansas (Sheffey, pictured here, cites a TTN colleague, David Schraub):   [T]he Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, among the most right-wing courts of appeal in the country, ruled that an Arkansas state anti-BDS law was constitutional. This is the […]

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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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CRITIQUE OF CUNY LAW SCHOOL’S ANTI-ZIONIST ACTION

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

On May 12, 2022, the faculty of the law school at the City University of New York voted unanimously to endorse a controversial and politically charged BDS resolution passed last December by the school’s student government association. The Alliance for Academic Freedom calls on the law school faculty to repeal its endorsement, which threatens academic freedom on […]

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MESA CHOOSES BDS OVER ACADEMIC FREEDOM

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

MIDDLE EAST STUDIES ASSOCIATION VIOLATES FUNDAMENTAL ACADEMIC FREEDOM PRINCIPLES WITH BDS ENDORSEMENT The Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) condemns the March 24, 2022 vote by the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) to join the campaign of Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) targeting the state of Israel. Academic freedom cannot exist where entire peoples or nations […]

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Todd Gitlin Z”L (1943-2022)

By TTN

We remember one of our colleagues at The Third Narrative.  This links to an archive of his writings posted at The Third Narrative website: https://thirdnarrative.org/author/todd-gitlin/.  And on July 9, 2021, he collaborated in a post critiquing Peter Beinart’s webinar interview with BDS founder Omar Barghouti: “Todd Gitlin on Beinart Interview of Barghouti.” Prof. Peter Dreier of […]

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Debating Academic Freedom re BDS

By TTN Blog

This is most of the latest installment in a virtual debate between TTN’s Prof. Steven Lubet of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law with Prof. Dan Segal of Pitzer College, beginning with Prof. Lubet’s introduction:    In an essay last month on Social Science Space, I pointed out the hypocrisy of activists who demand maximum academic […]

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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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