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BDS on campuses

Published: 7 June 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

How the on-campus brawl is turning young Jews off Israel – Judy Maltz – Haaretz 09.05.16
On a two-week tour of California college campuses spanning from late February through early March, Judy Maltz of Haaretz sought to look beyond the hysteria surrounding BDS and – through dozens of interviews with Jewish students, staff, faculty and community members, along with on-the-ground observations – determine how Jewish students are really faring on campus.
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Israel should back off anti-BDS fight on US campuses, Jewish leader says – Judy Maltz – Haaretz 13.03.16
In candid comments, Jay Sanderson, president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, tells Haaretz that aggressive efforts to combat the movement repel most Jewish students and ultimately do more harm than good. ‘There’s lots of ignorance about what this issue is really about, and rather than addressing it in a nuanced way, the Israeli government is simply stoking the flames.’ Sanderson also criticized the many pro-Israel advocacy organizations that 'yell and scream' on college campuses.

BDS fight is shifting from campuses and churches to statehouses - Debra Nussbaum Cohen - Haaretz 06.06.16
At least 20 US states so far, and two local governments, have taken up the boycott issue and have passed laws or are considering doing so.

Cuomo signs executive order to fight BDS – Jacob Kornbluh – Jewish Insider 05.06.16
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order that orders state agencies to divest themselves of companies and organizations that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the state of Israel.


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