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BDS Student Leader Nominated as UC Regent

University of California’s Board of Regents, which governs the university and appoints senior officers, was created for the purpose of “sheltering the university from shifting political winds.” Yet a current nominee for student regent threatens to do the very opposite, by politicizing the board with severely partisan, divisive and noxious...

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George Mason University to Host “Israeli Occupation” Conference?

According to US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation’s (an organization that supports BDS) website, George Mason University’s law school campus in Arlington, VA will host their twelfth Annual National Organizers’ Conference this September. The conference will apparently feature workshops, BDS panels and other similar discussions. At the time of this writing,...

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BDS at UC Davis

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission (ECAC) presented a co-authored proposal that attempted to persuade UC Davis student government to adopt a resolution to recommend that the university divest from Israel. The bill suggested that UC Davis divest...

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American Friends for Peace?

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), which represents the political arm of Quaker sect, has subsidized a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS)- themed summer camp in upstate New York, promoting dis-investment from the Israel Training Institute. This camp is a haven for anti-Israel college students who wish to learn how to...

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Painting the People Pink

Unfortunately, anti-Israel propaganda is ever evolving within the campus environment. The newest charge against Israel is made of pure ridiculousness. This charge is called pinkwashing. “In April, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the City University of New York hosted a conference on “Homonationalism and Pinkwashing.” This is...

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When Hummus Enters the Conversation

In a recent article published in The Huffington Post, entitled “Sabra’s Quest To Push Hummus Mainstream Is About Much More Than Chickpeas” by Saki Knafo, Knafo addresses a multitude of issues concerning tensions between Palestinians and Israelis using the common medium of hummus. In particular, Knafo targets Israeli founded brands...

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