Category Archives: Academia

#BDSFails around the world

The BDS movement represents that Shakespearean description of being “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”. They have very good public relations since they have the sympathetic ear of much of the Western media, and have an “in” with academia, … Continue reading

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More terror updates, more incitement, and a little BDS

Here is another roundup of recent terror attacks that you might not have heard about on your local news unless you live in Israel. And even in Israel, one attack runs into another and it’s getting hard to keep track. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Beginner’s Guide to Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS). Part 2: How to fight it

This is a guest post by Brian Goldfarb –  a continuation from his previous post on the same subject from April, when Brian promised a follow-up post in which he will  suggest what steps can be taken to fight BDS. … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I can’t believe a week has gone by and my holiday is but a (not-so-distant) dream. But here we are again, time for a Good News Friday installment. We’ll start with some wonderful Aliya news. A planeload of 232 American … Continue reading

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Arabs overturning their own preconceptions about Israel

There’s plenty of bad news out there which I will get to in a subsequent post, but for now, here’s some more good news from our Arab neighbours. (All emphases are added by me). Abdallah Al-Hadlaq, a Kuwaiti columnist wrote … Continue reading

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BDS fails of the month

Despite the noise and publicity generated by the BDS anti-Israel and antisemitic boycott campaign, it’s important to keep in mind that in fact the boycott movement has made little to no headway in isolating Israel or damaging its economy. Following … Continue reading

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