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

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 January 31, 2013: Brooklyn College forum hosting controversial anti-Israel group sparks major debate, irate pols

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College forum hosting controversial anti-Israel group sparks major debate, irate pols

Source: NY Daily News, 1-31-13 

Political science chairman Paisley Currah emailed 33 of the college’s other departments to get their support for a forum featuring the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) forum, which has called for a boycott of the state of Israel, and has been supported by Hamas and Hezebollah. The event is scheduled for Feb. 7.

Brooklyn College

Heidi Schumann

Brooklyn College will host a Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) forum on Feb. 7. BDS is said to be an anti-Israel organization. The event was organized by political science professor Paisley Currah, calling it a “free expression of ideas.”

 ….The campus forum has sparked a major debate.

Four Democratic mayoral candidates have condemmed the forum  and more than a dozen local pols slammed the college sponsorship, citing BDS’s “hate-mongering” message calling for a boycott of the state of Israel…..READ MORE