A resolution to boycott Israel was rejected by the Modern Language Association, which has resisted such efforts in the recent past.
BDS Resolution Narrowly Rejected at George Washington University
A BDS resolution at George Washington University lost by a single vote, meaning the university won’t receive a recommendation from their student government leaders on divesting from companies such as Hewlett-Packard.
The Roots of the Boycott-Israel BDS Movement
What are the roots of the anti-Israel BDS movement? An English professor, Cary Nelson, dives into that question in his book, “Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & the Movement to Boycott Israel.”
MLA-BDS Aftermath: A Star Is Born
Just as political careers are often launched from electoral defeats, so too do academic careers blossom when Left wing movements fail. Examples of the former abound, from Ronald Reagan’s rise in the wake of the…
BDS Boycotts Geography
It really is a shame that geography is no longer taught in schools: It might make life easier for left-wing campus activists. Cary Nelson, an English professor at the University of Illinois, remembers that in…
BDS Threatens Palestinians
Way back in the Big Band Era, even before my time, the Mills Brothers did a song called “You always hurt the one you love.” The political Left in America should resurrect it and make…
Star Parker: The BDS Movement is Very Anti-Israel
Star Parker wrote a great column on the anti-Israel BDS movement that is making waves on college campuses: According to AMCHA, a nonprofit devoted to combating anti-Semitism, of 19 directors of these programs, eight (42…
Anti-Israel BDS Movement at UCLA & Berkeley
According to the AMCHA Initiative, a non-profit organization that investigates and reports on anti-Semitism at American universities, there was “an alarming spike” in acts of anti-Semitism on America’s college campuses during the first half of…
Syracuse University Cancels Film on Israeli Settlers over Worries of BDS Movement Backlash
However, there is a controversy whether the cancelling of the film on Israeli settlers was due to the potential backlash of BDS movement supporters, or whether it was the professor’s own misgivings, etc.
Black Lives Matter & BDS: Separated at birth?
The Movement for Black Lives (a conglomeration comprised of Black Lives Matter and many other groups) recently garnered media attention for releasing an incendiary manifesto. This manifesto includes references to Israel as an “apartheid state”…