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Push to get more anti-Israel activists into power at American Anthropology Association

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Posted by    Friday, May 26, 2017 at 9:30am 5/26/2017 at 9:30am
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We’ve written extensively of the disturbing phenomenon of anti-Israel activists taking over professional and academic associations (even associations in memory ...

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Tables turned: Modern Language Association in midst of voting on Anti-BDS Resolution

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Posted by    Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:00pm 5/18/2017 at 7:00pm

We have previously covered the never-ending saga at the anti-Israel obsession of some members of Modern Language Association (MLA).

Those members have engaged in a years-long attempt to get MLA, the largest academic society in the humanities, to boycott Israel and to officially join the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) movement.

After the...

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Jewish Voice for Peace Featured Speakers List a “Who’s Who” of Israel haters

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30pm 3/28/2017 at 7:30pm

“Jewish Voice for Peace” bills itself as a Jewish pro-peace organization.

But JVP is not a Jewish organization. At most it claims to support “Jewish traditions of social justice” as set forth on its 2016 listing of

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Israel Boycott vote at Modern Language Association on January 7

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Posted by    Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 8:30am 12/22/2016 at 8:30am

The Modern Language Association is at it again: at this year’s annual MLA meeting in Philadelphia, academic boycotts of Israel are on the agenda. Thus continues the Settler Colonial attempt by the Boycott, Divestment,...

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Dream Defenders: Defending the Dream of Anti-Israel Activism

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Posted by    Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:00pm 10/1/2016 at 9:00pm
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We wrote recently how BDS is a settler-colonial ideology, in that it invades, conquers, and subjugates other movements to advance anti-Israel actvism.

There are few instances where this is more apparent than Dream Defenders, one of the key groups in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Dream Defenders was initially formed to protest ‘Stand Your...

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“Jews of Color Caucus” – Jewish Voice for Peace’s newest front group

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Posted by    Friday, August 12, 2016 at 8:33am 8/12/2016 at 8:33am
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We wrote recently about the Black Lives matter platform statement (under the name MB4L: Movement for Black Lives) and, in particular the “Invest-Divest section,” which attacks Israel and accuses Israel of ‘genocide’ and being an ‘apartheid state’.

As reported, the statement was condemned by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Boston, and the...

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Anti-Israel boycott resolution fails at American Anthropology Association

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The American Anthropology Association (AAA) has announced that the resolution to boycott Israeli university put before the membership was narrowly defeated.

For our earlier coverage of the years-long effort of anti-Israel radical faculty to demonize and boycott Israel, see here, here, and here.

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ALERT: Anthropologists begin voting on anti-Israel boycott

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 5:45pm 4/19/2016 at 5:45pm
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This post is an update on the upcoming vote to boycott Israeli universities at the American Anthropological Association (AAA). For previous coverage, see here and here.

As a reminder, at...

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ALERT – CUNY Doctoral Student Council to vote on Israel academic boycott

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 4:15pm 4/5/2016 at 4:15pm

We wrote earlier about the upcoming academic Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) vote at the New York University graduate student union.

In that context we mentioned similar efforts underway at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Columbia. Well, it didn’t take long!

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ALERT – NYU Grad Student Union BDS Vote Mid-April

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:35pm 3/30/2016 at 8:35pm
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We reported previously on the deceptive anti-Israel Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign at NYU, in which BDS supporters try to co-opt unrelated divestment movements, such as fossil fuel.

This campaign has now morphed into a boycott petition at NYU’s Graduate Student Union (GSOC-UAW Local 2110). Meanwhile the deceptive tactics continue.

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American Historical Association to Consider Anti-Israel Resolution

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:30am 1/6/2016 at 11:30am

We wrote previously about the scheduled anti-Israel resolutions at the seasonal faculty association meetings in 2015-2016.

We are now in the midst of this season, with the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting in Atlanta this week. Once again, we see an attempt to politicize a reputable scholarly organization by a small group of...

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ALERT: Faculty Association anti-Israel Boycott season has started

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 8:00pm 11/15/2015 at 8:00pm

The academic year in progress features several Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) resolutions to boycott Israeli universities by major academic professional organizations, as well as preparatory boycott activity to lead up to votes in future years.

Here is the schedule, in chronological order, based upon what we now know:

1. National Women’s...

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