Few academics actually make the points nobody else will make. Economist Walter Williams is a notable exception.
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.
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When do tree-hugging students dislike trees? When they’re in Israel.
In March 2017, six self-righteous professors (members of the tellingly named Commission for Ethnicity, Race, and Equity (CERE)) sent an email to the entire Wellesley community in which they railed against “several guest speakers with controversial and objectionable beliefs [who] have presented their ideas at Wellesley.”
A resolution to boycott Israel was rejected by the Modern Language Association, which has resisted such efforts in the recent past.
Hunger strikes have done little to change U.S.-Israel policy, especially when those participating are trying to act in solidarity with prisoners in Israeli prisons and are trying to apply political pressure.
The Students for Justice in Palestine activist group disrupted another pro-Israel event, this time where activists cursed at event attendees and insulted the speakers.
The ‘saltwater challenge’ is an effort by Students for Justice in Palestine chapters to act like a hunger strike, bringing media attention to Palestinians in Israeli prisons.
No, anti-Israel critics, Israel is not like apartheid South Africa, contends English professor Cary Nelson.