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590 UC Alumni Send Letter to UC President Janet Napolitano

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2016 590 UC Alumni Send Letter to UC President Decrying Anti-Israel Political Indoctrination in UC Classrooms on November 2, 2016 (NEW YORK, November 2, 2016) – Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) sent a letter signed by 590 UC alums to University of California President Janet Napolitano, denouncing the misuse of UC classrooms for the political indoctrination of students against the Jewish state of Israel on November 2, 2016. ACF is a grassroots organization tha ...

Bernard-Henri Lévy on the BDS movement

Bernard-Henri Lévy on the BDS movement

In a scathing op-ed marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of the BDS (Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment) movement that targets Israel, the celebrated French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy reminds his readers that “the idea of boycotting Israel is not as new as it appears.” Lévy points out that the Arab League decided already in December 1945 to impose a boycott on the Jewish community in what was then British Mandate Palestine, and he notes sarcastically that “the promoters of this brilliant idea ...

Whitewashing the Antisemitic beginnings of BDS?

Whitewashing the Antisemitic beginnings of BDS?

As the BDS movement is currently marking ten years since its founding, there have been a number of articles outlining its history. At the popular Legal Insurrection blog, William A. Jacobson offers sharp criticism of a related and widely distributed article by the Associated Press (AP). Rejecting the AP claim that the BDS movement owes its existence to the efforts of “a small group of Palestinian activists” who “had a novel idea,” Jacobson makes the case that in reality, BDS “was the result of a mult ...

Why BDS stands for Bigoted Double Standards

Why BDS stands for Bigoted Double Standards

The BDS movement that targets Israel with boycotts, divestments and sanctions likes to claim that it fights for freedom, justice and equality for Palestinians. Idealistic young people on campus will easily be attracted by this message, even though it is an all too fitting coincidence that the acronym BDS could also stand for bigoted double standards. The most obvious problem with BDS is the singling out of the world’s only Jewish state. But BDS supporters have an easy – not so say glib – answer wh ...

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