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Department of Excuses: BDS at Brooklyn College Department of Excuses: BDS at Brooklyn College
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Jonathan Marks | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Brooklyn College's BDS panel was  no "open forum to discuss important topics," but anti-Zionist evangelism—which no academic department could support in good faith. 
Strategic Investment in Israel’s New War Strategic Investment in Israel’s New War
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by Ronen Shoval | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Foreign governments, acting thoughtfully and strategically, fund dozens of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that form a flourishing anti-Israel movement within Israel itself.
Adorno, Butler, and the Death of Irony Adorno, Butler, and the Death of Irony
Friday, September 28, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Irony cannot exist in isolation; something is ironic only in relation to a larger pattern of events or behavior. Every three years, the city of Frankfurt awards its Adorno Prize to honor scholarly achievement in philosophy, music, film, and theater.
Marching to Jerusalem Marching to Jerusalem
Thursday, March 22, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Protests, marches, sit-ins, boycotts—all these nonviolent techniques have been employed in support of the Palestinian cause, but violence has remained at the core of the enterprise. For decades, well-meaning people have suggested that a wholehearted embrace of nonviolence would do more for the Palestinians than their continuing resort to terrorism.
BDS Secrets BDS Secrets
Friday, February 24, 2012 by Ran Baratz | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Ubiquitous anti-Israel activist Norman Finkelstein stirred up the blogosphere last week. In a YouTube interview with pro-Palestinian advocate Frank Barat, Finkelstein said that members of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) care less for human rights than they do for Israel's destruction.
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Boycotting the Boycott Charlie Laderman, Standpoint. Instead of "respecting” the boycott, Spanish novelist Antonio Munoz Molina accepted the Jerusalem prize  saying, "there is in Israel a society that is alive, democratic, pluralistic and open, in which I can recognize myself as a citizen."
Hawking of Arabia Giulio Meotti, Arutz Sheva. "Would Professor Hawking ever survive in any Arab country or under the Palestinian autocracy he shamefully defends?"
Apartheid Agenda Patrick Mascoe, Moment. The organizers of Israel Apartheid Week distort U.N. resolutions, conceal their identities, and deliberately ignore racial segregation in Muslim countries—all under the guise of free speech.
Excuses, Excuses Norman Geras, Fathom. Critics of Israel often distinguish between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.  But Israel is increasingly being used as an alibi for anti-Semitism, in four specific ways.
Putting a Price on Philanthropy Daniel Pipes, Philanthropy Daily. As university faculties become increasingly hostile to Israel, Jewish philanthropists who want to give Zionism a voice on campus need a better strategy.  Here is one idea.
From Habermas to Judith Butler Edward Alexander, Jerusalem Post. A Jew who came to prominence as an academic proponent of anti-Israel divestment, Berkeley's star post-structuralist has just won Germany’s prestigious Theodor Adorno Prize.