Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) articles


Orange CEO: We’d Leave Israel ‘Tomorrow’

Orange CEO: We’d Leave Israel ‘Tomorrow’

UPDATE: After this was posted, Orange announced it will sever ties with its Israeli subsidiary. * * * It’s not so easy to launch a boycott of Israel, according to Orange CEO Stephane Richard, who told reporters in Egypt this week that his company was looking for ways to leave Israel but the idea was


Some Straight Talk About the BDS

How clear does the BDS have to be about its true intentions before seemingly well-meaning people stop giving it the benefit of the doubt? A case in point is the recent article from Haaretz columnist Bradley Burston, who seems to genuinely want the BDS to come clean about its goals: What does BDS really want


Why is the BDS Afraid of the State Department?

The State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism moved one step closer to widespread adoption this week as University of California President Janet Napolitano endorsed the definition. “I have my own personal view, and my personal view is that we should” accept the State Department’s definition, Napolitano told Boston Public Radio program Hear and Now. The issue,


The Latest Jewish Dilemma on Campus

Last month’s student election at Stanford included allegations of anti-Semitism by the Students of Color Coalition against Molly Horwitz – who identifies as Jewish and as a woman of color. The contentious debate that followed has drawn attention to a new dynamic facing Jewish students on college campuses across America. Increasingly, the BDS movement is


Echoes of UCLA Discrimination Alleged at Stanford

Update: Both sides described their versions of events in the Stanford student newspaper. See bottom of article for links to both op-eds. In February, when UCLA student Rachel Beyda was seeking a place on the Student Council’s Judicial Board, she was asked how she could “maintain an unbiased view” considering she was “a Jewish student


Theater Rejects Jewish Group for “Colonialism”

Does incessant demonization of Israel lead to discrimination against Jews? Increasingly, the evidence seems to be pointing in that direction. Last month, a Jewish candidate for student government at UCLA was initially deemed unsuitable for the post because of her involvement in Jewish organizations. Now, a theater in Australia has refused to rent a space


The Pathetic Whine Over an Israeli Food Ad

For those who seek to delegitimize Israel, conspiracy lurks everywhere. No matter what Israel does, the real purpose is always to divert people from Israel’s true agenda of oppressing of the Palestinians. The latest example is the fuss made over an advertising insert in the monthly magazine by the UK food outlet, Waitrose. A recent


Campus Anti-Semitism Becomes Mainstream Issue

Pro-BDS movements on college campuses have been pushing Jewish students to the margins for a while, sometimes through threats of violence and intimidation. But it took one dramatic incident on a major American campus to push the issue of campus anti-Semitism to the media mainstream. The incident took place in the middle of February. A