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CUNY Group Postpones BDS Vote Scheduled for Jewish Sabbath

CUNY Group Postpones BDS Vote Scheduled for Jewish Sabbath

BDS supporters at City University of New York (CUNY), hoping to sneak a divestment vote through by scheduling it on the Friday night after the start of Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath), were thwarted after news of the maneuver was leaked to the media. Had the move proved successful, it may have inspired more dirty tricks for the

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BDS Buster of the Week: 14-Year Old Shelly Dvir

Never underestimate what can happen when you speak out against Israel haters. That’s the lesson we learned this week from Shelly Dvir, a 14-year old heavy metal fan from Ashkelon, who stopped a band she loved from cancelling an upcoming show in Israel with…a heartfelt comment on Facebook. According to Ynet, the BDS movement nearly

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Fighting BDS with Buycotts

In an effort to look at successful strategies currently being applied to the fight against BDS, HonestReporting interviewed Sara Saber-Freedman, Executive Vice President of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and one of the initial gro up of activists who founded BUYcott. 1. HonestReporting: Since the BDS is primarily a tool for turning hearts and

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SodaStream CEO: “We Won’t Give in to Terror”

If SodaStream moves from the West Bank to the Negev, it will be for business reasons, not “financial terrorism,” from the BDS movement, SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum said this week. Birnbaum, responding to media reports that the company may leave Mishor Adumim, stressed that neither BDS nor European boycotts against West Bank products will have

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Chomsky: BDS Tactics Likely to Fail

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is “virtually guaranteed to fail” because of unreasonable demands and misleading claims, according to noted anti-Israel activist Noam Chomsky. “Those who are sincerely dedicated to the Palestinian cause should avoid illusion and myth, and think carefully about the tactics they choose and the course they follow,” Chomsky wrote

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Media Double Whammy for BDS

Following the successful Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv, it’s not been a great week for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. And now it’s just got worse as critical opinion pieces against BDS appear in the New York Times and Daily Telegraph on the same day. In the New York Times, Roger Cohen

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