Proposals to force colleges and universities to boycott, divest from and sanction (BDS) Israel keep failing in the most left-wing of enclaves, such as the Modern Language Association (MLA). Nevertheless proponents of the measure keep putting forth BDS propositions with increasing stridency.
An anti-Israeli resolution narrowly passed at the University of Minnesota, but whose language led to strong comments by the university president on the flaws of the resolution itself.
Could this, to revive a phrase that might be used by the more traditional English professors who populated the MLA in days of old, lead to a a renaissance for the organization?
Having failed in direct votes on even the most ardently anti-Israel campuses, propoents of boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel and its scholars, BDS forces have been attempting to work their will on academia by stealth.
In a move sure to annoy the academic left already hostile to him, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an executive order effectively outlawing BDS in the state.
Normalizing Anti-Semitism in Student Governments
The Ethiopian-born Miss Israel is a walking, talking argument against Boycotting, Divesting from and Sanctioning Israel.
AMCHA Initiative announced that in their recent study, they discovered that gender studies departments across the U.S. were more likely to invite anti-Israel, pro-Israel boycott-aligned speakers to their departments.
Despite a virtually unbroken series of losses—and in academia, no less—proponents of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions aimed at Israel continue to dominate academic departments and do their level best to suppress Israeli advocacy.
When the Left, on campus and off, attempt to create alternative reality they run into an immovable obstacle–actual reality.