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 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

Israel Advocacy Op-eds February 9, 2013: Alan Dershowitz: Will Brooklyn College now co-sponsor an anti-BDS event?

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Will Brooklyn College now co-sponsor an anti-BDS event?

Source: Haaretz, 2-9-13

Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Times willfully distorted the opposition to Brooklyn College’s BDS event. It was not about academic freedom: It was a principled objection to departmental sponsorship of BDS’ hate speech – one whose goal is blacklisting all Israeli, Jewish institutions and ultimately the end of Israel’s right to exist….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News February 8, 2013: Brooklyn College BDS event goes off quietly

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 College BDS event goes off quietly

Source: Haaretz, 2-8-13

Brooklyn College BDS event goes off quietly. Security tight at event featuring speakers calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel; political science department co-sponsors event amid protests….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News February 8, 2013: Controversial BDS Lecture at Brooklyn College Is Held With Only Minor Disruption

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Controversial Lecture at Brooklyn College Is Held With Only Minor Disruption

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, 2-8-13

The controversial lecture that put Brooklyn College at the center of a stormy debate over academic freedom went off calmly on Thursday, the Associated Press reported….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Advocacy News February 7, 2013: Judith Butler’s Remarks to Brooklyn College on BDS — Transcript

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Judith Butler’s Remarks to Brooklyn College on BDS

Source: The Nation, 2-7-13

Philsophers Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti spoke at Brooklyn College on Thursday night….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News February 5, 2013: NYC Mayor Bloomberg Backs Brooklyn College in Flap Over Boycott Israel Panel

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Mayor Bloomberg Backs Brooklyn College in Flap Over Boycott Israel Panel

Source: Jewish Daily Forward, 2-6-13

Bloomberg sharply criticized lawmakers who called for a cut-off of funds to Brooklyn College in a dispute over a Boycott Israel event at the campus….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News February 6, 2013: Brooklyn College Denies Equal Time to Pro-Israel Students

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Brooklyn College Denies Equal Time to Pro-Israel Students

Source: The Jewish Voice, 2-6-13

The international campaign to delegitimize Israel by subjecting the Jewish State – and the Jewish State alone – to divestment, boycotts and sanctions (DBS) has now come to the most unlikely of places: Brooklyn College….READ MORE

Israel Advocacy News February 6, 2013: Mayor Bloomberg defends controversial anti-Israel event being held at Brooklyn College

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Mayor Bloomberg defends controversial anti-Israel event being held at Brooklyn College

Source: New York Daily News, 2-6-13

Crazy, controversial and even “repugnant” ideas deserve a platform on college campuses – and pols should not try to muzzle them, Mayor Bloomberg says….READ MORE