ISRAEL ADVOCACY 101
ISRAEL & ZIONIST EDUCATION
- January 5, 2015
Posted by bonniekgoodman on January 5, 2015
Posted by bonniekgoodman on November 27, 2014
Source: YNet News, 5-24-13
Op-ed: Pro-Palestinian groups hijacked narrative of peace and justice, yet in reality they yearn for Israel’s destruction
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement’s biggest success is rooted in its ‘soft power.’ The ability to influence behavior through values, policies, institutions and culture, as opposed to ‘hard’ or coercive power exercised through military or economic pressures, plays a tremendous role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict….READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on May 24, 2013
Source: Montreal Gazette, 5-23-13
Philosopher and academic Judith Butler has courted controversy wherever she goes to receive awards because of her perceived anti-Israel activism, and her upcoming appearance at McGill University to receive an honorary degree is no different….
The leading theorist on gender and sexuality is to receive an honorary doctor of letters on May 30, to be conferred by the faculties of arts and religious studies. The decision has already sparked opposition from Hillel McGill and McGill Students for Israel (MSI)….READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on May 23, 2013
Over the last month the UC Santa Barbara student government has been voting on a resolution to divest from companies doing business with Israel….READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on May 13, 2013
This time, StandWithUs, an Israel advocacy and education group, is countering recent advertisements that compared Israel’s government to apartheid and called for the United States to stop aid to Israel….READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on May 6, 2013
Source: New Jersey Jewish News, 4-24-13
This past month has seen an intense increase of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activity on North American campuses, especially in California. Motions brought by anti-Israel students to their student governments calling for the divestment….READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on April 24, 2013
Source: NYT, 4-9-13
The editors of a journal at Yeshiva University’s law school have set off a major conflict by bestowing a peace award on former President Jimmy Carter, who has harshly criticized Israel….READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on April 9, 2013
Jewish students say they’re victims of discrimination
Source: Macleans, 4-1-13
The York Federation of Students has endorsed the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign at York University, causing an uproar from those who disagree with its aims.
This decision was made during a meeting called by the YFS’ executive members on March 21, when a motion was put forth to endorse the campaign, resulting in a vote of 18-2 in favour….READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on April 3, 2013
Source: JTA, 3-31-13
The largest student association in Canada passed a resolution endorsing the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.
With the passage late last week of the resolution, York University’s student association joins two others in Canada — the University of Toronto and Montreal’s Concordia University graduate student associations — in endorsing the BDS campaign, according to the York University Excalibur newspaper.
The York Federation of Students voted 18-2 in favor of the resolution, but it has no actual bearing on the university’s investment portfolio….READ MORE
Posted by bonniekgoodman on March 31, 2013