Author Archives: Alex Margolin

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Art Exhibit Falls Victim to BDS

Art Exhibit Falls Victim to BDS

What’s wrong with Israeli and Palestinian artists showing their work together in a single exhibit and possibly even collaborating on new works of art? Well, that could lead to normalization – the idea that Israel is a “normal” state that can be treated like any other state. And that, in essence, is what the BDS

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

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