Israel Musings January 5, 2015: American Historical Association (AHA) rejects anti-Israel resolutions at meeting

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American Historical Association (AHA) rejects anti-Israel resolutions at meeting

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Historians gathering at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in New York City voted on Sunday evening, Jan. 4, 2015 against adding to their agenda a vote on two anti-Israel resolutions with an overwhelming vote of 144…READ MORE

Israel Musings November 27, 2014: Concordia voting on BDS contradicts Canada’s staunch support for Israel

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Concordia voting on BDS contradicts Canada’s staunch support for Israel

Source: Times of Israel, 11-27-14
Concordia University’s student union in Montreal, Canada is deciding between Nov. 25 to 27, 2014 whether they will officially support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel…….READ MORE: Bonnie K. Goodman | The Blogs | The Times of Israel http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/author/bonnie-k-goodman/#ixzz3OUDz11ut

Israel Advocacy Op-eds May 24, 2013: Asaf Romirowsky: The voices of BDS

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The voices of BDS

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

Israel Advocacy News May 23, 2013: McGill University Honorary degree recipient Judith Butler a controversial figure

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Honorary degree recipient Judith Butler a controversial figure

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

Israel Advocacy News May 13, 2013: Attempted divestment at University of California Santa Barbara and the BDS machine

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Attempted divestment at UCSB and the BDS machine

Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A., 5-13-13

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

Israel Advocacy News April 24, 2013: Defending Israel against campus attacks

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Defending Israel against campus attacks

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

Israel Advocacy News April 1, 2013: York University Federation of Students endorses Israel boycott

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York Federation of Students endorses Israel boycott

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

Israel Advocacy News March 31, 2013: York University’s student association endorses BDS Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel

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Canada’s largest student association endorses Israel boycott

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

Israel Advocacy News February 27, 2013: Oxford University students reject boycott Israel motion

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Oxford students reject boycott Israel motion

Source: JTA, 2-27-13

A motion calling for blanket sanctions against Israel was rejected by the Oxford University Students’ Union….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News February 10, 2013: Pro-Israel Students Ousted From Brooklyn College BDS Event

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Pro-Israel Students Ousted From BDS Event

Source: The Jewish Week, 2-10-13

Four pro-Israel students affiliated with Brooklyn College’s Tanger Hillel were ousted Thursday night from a panel discussion on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, ramping up the acrimony over an already heated event….READ MORE