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It’s Not the Occupation, Part II

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 20, 2013 at 7:00am
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In addition to what I wrote about Eugene Kontorovich’s excellent essay Israel, Palestine, and Democracy there are some parallel observations worth making.

Among o...

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My email to President of Princeton regarding academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:15am
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Readers have been very good at posting contact information in the comment section at the Reader crowdsourcing project to fight American Studies Assoc anti-Israel boycott

You also need to start sending emails to Presidents, Trustees and others who have a stake when a university lends its name and funds to an organization...

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It’s not the Occupation, Stupid

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:40pm
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Eugene Kontorovich wrote an important essay for Commentary, Israel, Palestine, and Democracy. Here are three critical paragraphs from the middle of the essay:

The Palestinians have developed an independent, self-regulating government that controls their lives as well as their foreign policy. Indeed, they have accumulated all the trappings of independence and have...

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Brandeis Univ. drops American Studies Association membership over Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4:14pm
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Brandeis University becomes the second confirmed university to drop its Institutional Membership in the American Studies Association over the anti-Israel academic boycott.

Earlier we reported that Penn State Harrisburg would be dropping its membership. The real key will be whether universities also will refuse to allow university funds to be used to...

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My email to President of UT-Austin regarding academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:02am
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I just sent my first e-mail to a University President regarding the academic boycott of Israel by the American Studies Association, and the similar boycott just announced by the small and relatively new Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.

I could not find a direct e-mail for the President of UT-Austin, so...

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Reader crowdsourcing project to fight American Studies Assoc anti-Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:11am
For World Peace Israel Must Be Destroyed

I have received a surprisingly large number of emails of support from people outraged at the anti-Israel academic boycott passed by the American Studies Association.  Almost all of those emails come from new readers.

The question many of them ask is what they can do to help me not only in the...

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Penn State Harrisburg to drop American Studies Assoc membership after Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:50pm
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Earlier today we published the list of universities which maintain Institutional Memberships in the American Studies Association.

Those memberships lend prestige and legitimacy to the ASA, and likely generate substantial revenue for ASA by funding faculty participation at ASA meetings, its primary source of revenue.

In light of the anti-Israel boycott approve by...

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How can these U.S. universities justify membership in American Studies Association after Israel boycott?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 5:00pm
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As detailed in numerous posts over the past weeks, the American Studies Association has passed an academic boycott of Israeli universities.

Although the resolution does not make this distinction, ASA asserts in its explanation that the boycott applies only to the institutions and “not individual scholars, students, or cultural workers who will...

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Boycott, Divest and Sanction the American Studies Association

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:20am
Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS

I really hate boycotts. I have been highly critical of various forms of boycott, not just limited to the anti-Israel and mostly anti-Semitic Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS)movement.

At some point though, unilateral disarmament doesn’t work anymore. Even those who love peace sometimes need to fight back.

This is not a partisan issue —...

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ASA issues member talking points to counter university pushback over Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 16, 2013 at 10:24pm
ASA Netanyahu Bomb

The decision of the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions is a discriminatory, malicious action which ranks with the odious Zionism is Racism resolution passed by the U.N. General Assembly in 1975 and later rescinded.

Former Harvard President Lawrence Summers correctly calls it anti-Semitic in effect, if not intent, and...

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American Studies Association members ratify anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 16, 2013 at 10:07am
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An announcement just was posted on the American Studies Association website, and reads in part:

ASA Members Vote To Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel

The members of the American Studies Association have endorsed the Association’s participation in a boycott...

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Tax-Exempt Status of American Studies Association to be challenged if Israel boycott resolution passes

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 9:45pm
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As I have previously indicated, I believe the anti-Israel academic boycott resolution of the American Studies Association calls into question ASA’s 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

Voting on the resolution ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 15.  If the resolution passes, I intend on challenging ASA’s 501(c)(3) status through IRS procedures.

To that end, I have retained...

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American Studies Association about to pass odious equivalent of Zionism is Racism resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:02pm
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Speech UN Zionism is not Racism

The U.N. General Assembly in 1975 passed the odious Zionism is Racism resolution, which has since been rescinded.

Voting closes today at the American Studies Association on an equally odious resolution singling out Israel, and Israel alone, for academic boycott. It is, as former Harvard President

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Mahmoud Abbas rejects boycott of Israel as American Studies Association votes on boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 8:44am
Abbas Israel Boycott The Star

An interesting thing happened at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.

Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, rejected the Boycott Divest and Sanction campaign against Israel, urging only a boycott of Israeli products made in the West Bank.

While in South Africa this week for the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, Palestinian Authority...

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