Liberal student activists have gone 0-for-6 in trying to push universities to divest from Israeli companies, otherwise known as the BDS movement.
Topic: Boycott Divestment and Sanctions
The University of Oregon is facing an internal division over a student body’s vote to divest from any company that has any relationship with Israel, including hummus maker Sabra.
Another divest-from-Israel student resolution is making its way in the George Washington University student association, after a failed attempt to do so last year over lack of attention to detail.
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.
At a ‘Take a Knee’ rally at Cornell University, which was to protest racial injustice in America (and was inspired by football athlete Colin Kaepernick), a professor led a chant of “Free Palestine.”
A resolution to boycott Israel was rejected by the Modern Language Association, which has resisted such efforts in the recent past.
Cal-State Northridge professor David Klein runs a NASA-funded climate change center and happens to be anti-Israel with his ties to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
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.
No, anti-Israel critics, Israel is not like apartheid South Africa, contends English professor Cary Nelson.
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.”