Category Archives: Divestment

Hummus Wars on The Boston Common

Busy as little bees they were for weeks planning their latest anti-Israel gala.  Having expended their capital on “Occupation” and “Apartheid” the Cambridge based group that had become a fixture at the Park St. subway entrance at the Boston Common would now try out their Marat-Sade routine au sujet de BDS, but not just any […]

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2011 – Britain is becoming the Fourth Reich

The drumbeat against Israel has finally scored a grim victory in the heart of London with the decision by the landlord of the Ahava store, Shaftesbury PLC, not to renew the store’s lease when it expires. You may think that the description of Britain as the Fourth Reich is over the top, and I imagine […]

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JVP’accuse

Given the pretention and shrillness of the self-declared Jewish Voice for Peace organization, sometimes the easiest approach to such a group is mockery and ridicule. But given their most recent pronouncement regarding escalating clashes between Israel and Gaza, paired with the group’s escalating demands that it be granted immediate and unconditional entrance to any “Big Tent” of […]

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Ron Radosh: Pete Seeger’s Latest Shame—He Proves Again that he Remains a Useful Idiot

Ron Radosh: Pete Seeger’s Latest Shame—He Proves Again that he Remains a Useful Idiot – ‘With the recent announcement by Pete Seeger that he joined and endorsed the BDS movement to delegitimize Israel (Boycott, Disinvest and Sanctions), Seeger has finally jeopardized any claim he might have had to be known as a supporter of reconciliation, […]

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Psychiatrists Boycott Annual Meeting Over Desmond Tutu Invitation

The invitation of Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the annual meeting in Hawaii this May has a number of professionals swearing off attending, and even resigning from the association. Tutu has been invited to keynote and deliver the Convocation lecture. From what we have heard, the person who extended the invitation was not aware of Tutu’s […]

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Boycott and Be Damned?

Young students are idealistic and enthusiastic. Being so they are ideal foot soldiers for the cynical manipulations of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns run internationally. The Global BDS Movement publishes the following on its web page.  Note that it is posted by StoptheWall (their first mistake, since the security fence is a wall […]

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Jim Wald: What’s Left of BDS?

Jim Wald: What’s Left of BDS? – ‘I am always amused (in a sardonic way, of course), when I see the self-proclaimed radicals of the anti-Israel “BDS” (boycott, divestment, sanctions) movement dismiss their critics as “right-wing.” Some are. Many are not. And that’s just the problem: the BDS zealots make it easy on themselves by […]

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Divest This Joins Jewish Voice for Peace!

I figured is you have so much fun beating them, why not join them.

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The Lunatic in Roger’s Head

Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd, has joined the chorus of artists, activists and agitators calling for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. There is something to be said about the mind of the artist, sensitive, emotional, always searching for drama . It is what fuels the creative process. Waters, who hasn’t really written […]

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A Look Inside BDS

You may remember Jew Guevara for giving us a look inside the peace industry. He’s back, writing again on Jewschool, this time with a focus on the BDS movement. What makes JG’s perspective unique is that, besides devoting much of his life to achieving a peace with the Palestinians, his politics are about as left […]

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Toronto’s mayor slams gay Israel-bashers

Toronto’s mayor slams gay Israel-bashers – ‘The mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford – and leading gay leaders and activists in North America and Europe – have slammed the anti-Israel focus among groups within the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities in New York and Toronto. According to a report in Thursday’s Canadian Jewish News, […]

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The World Council of Churches: What Does It Really Care about Palestinian Christians?

The World Council of Churches: What Does It Really Care about Palestinian Christians? – ‘Ostensibly, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is very much concerned for the well-being of Palestinian Christians. In practice, however, as an ardent promoter of the Palestinian aspirations, the WCC is most evidently interested in the mobilization of Palestinian Christians for […]

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NGO Monitor: The BDS Sewer System

NGO Monitor: The BDS Sewer System – A clever and informative graphic exposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement…

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Omar Barghouti: Apartheid Hypocrite

Probably the single best subject to expose the ridiculous nature of Israel Apartheid Week, from Elder: Yes, that’s Omar Barghouti, one of the prime-movers behind the boycott all things Israeli movement, himself a student at Tel Aviv University. I understand when this is pointed out to him, he dodges and just says he doesn’t want […]

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Pete Seeger – A Most Intriguing BDS Hoax

If anyone was worried (or even heard) the news that Pete Seeger allegedly joined the BDS movement against Israel last week, it turns out that this was yet another hoax, albeit one of the more interesting ones that has taken place during the last two years of boycott, divestment and sanctions attempted fraud.  Learn more […]

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The Malice of the BDS Movement

It seems that the pro-BDS group, British Writers in Support of Palestine, is quite angry that their efforts to influence Ian McEwan into boycotting the Jerusalem Prize weren’t successful, and wasn’t the least comforted by McEwan’s soothing anti-Israel rhetoric delivered at his acceptance speech, in which the esteemed author opined that Israeli settlements offend his […]

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A Physician Sets the Record Straight on Gaza

[Not long ago, a local Boston-area synagogue not generally known for radicalism invited long-time inveterate Israel-hater and anti-Zionist activist Alice Rothchild in to give a talk. Rothchild is co-chair of the local chapter of American Jews for a Just Peace (justice in this case being realized through the dissolution of the Jewish State, apparently). Though […]

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Divest This News

For anyone out there ready to give the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement another decade of beat-down some good news. The Divest This Guide is at the printers and will be winging its way across the country within weeks, thanks to generous donors and supporters. More news (maybe a book party) once the ink is dry.

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Dexter Van Zile: Updating the Ancient Infrastructure of Christian Contempt: Sabeel

Dexter Van Zile: Updating the Ancient Infrastructure of Christian Contempt: Sabeel – ‘Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, headquartered in Jerusalem, has been a persistent source of anti-Zionist agitation in mainline Protestant churches in the United States since its founding in 1994. The organization subjects Israel, Jews, and Judaism to intense scrutiny while remaining nearly silent […]

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Bernard-Henri Levy: Why the Call to “Boycott Israel” Is Crap

Bernard-Henri Levy: Why the Call to “Boycott Israel” Is Crap – ‘…there are those at the heart and, sometimes, at the origin of this campaign whose inspiration is, to say the least, not that of De Gaulle’s Free French nor of those who penned the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nor of those in favor […]

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