Author Archives: Alex Margolin

College Trips to Israel Unethical?

UCLA students running for their student government are being asked to sign a pledge that they will not travel to Israel on trips sponsored by certain pro-Israel organizations if elected. The UCLA student newspaper reports that pro-BDS groups Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace, helped draft the “Joint Statement on Undergraduate

A Slap to the BDS Bullies

One of the most insidious elements of the BDS assault on Israel’s legitimacy is the high profile targeting of culture figures who agree to visit Israel or speak out positively about Israel. BDS gains undeserved headlines every time it browbeats a celebrity to forego visiting Israel. In recent times, however, the group has been getting

More A-List Support for SodaStream

First came Scarlett Johansson and now…Ellen DeGeneres. A-list celebrities continue to line up behind SodaStream, the fizzy water company that’s been the bane of the BDS movement for its factory in Mishor Adumim, in the West Bank. The company’s latest triumph took place this week when Ellen DeGeneres, the queen of daytime television, gave away

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