Author Archives: Alex Margolin

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Groups Pounce BDS with Joint Effort

Groups Pounce BDS with Joint Effort

Of all the divestment failures for the BDS on college campuses, none has been as definitive as the thrashing it received at the University of Washington, where divestment lost by a vote of 59-8 (with 11 abstentions.) That’s right – 87% of those who voted, voted against divestment. How did pro-Israel students at the University

Golda Och Students Visit HR Headquarters

Students from the Golda Och Academy in New Jersey paid a visit to HonestReporting’s International Headquarters in Jerusalem to learn about media bias against Israel. The visit was part of a two-day Student Activism seminar run by Neil Lazarus of Awesome Seminars. The seminar includes sessions on various elements in advocacy training so that the

What BDS Means by Psychological Pressure on Israel

If more liberal Zionists began “supporting the BDS movement at one level or another,” the psychological effect would force Israel to change its policies towards the Palestinians, according to Larry Derfner, a self-defined liberal Zionist who has despaired of political solutions to the conflict with the Palestinians. If a substantial number of the liberal Zionists

UCLA Chancellor Slams Anti-Israel Pledge

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block spoke out firmly against measures that would bar those elected to UCLA’s student government from taking part in trips sponsored by certain pro-Israel organizations. Prior to the recent student council elections, various pro-Palestinian groups asked candidates to sign a pledge that they would not take educational trips to Israel sponsored by

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

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