Author Archives: David Schwartzman and Mai Abdul Rahman

The campaign against BDS is a deliberate choice to maintain the status quo

On February 12th, Jodi Rudoren argued in a New York Times article against the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, imploring readers to consider Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s position that BDS is “immoral”. If we take their claims at face value, than it behooves us to ask why so many Americans consider BDS a moral tool to protest Israeli policies?

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The BDS movement, like boycott movements past, is rooted in moral conviction

After the Nazis came to power on January 30, 1933, as a response to German discriminatory policies and human rights abuses of German Jews, an international boycott campaign was carried out in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, initiated by … Continue reading

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BDS promises a just peace, unlike current US strategy

The US initiated and brokered Palestinian-Israeli negotiations have failed to resolve this festering conflict with grave human rights implications for more than forty years. It has become crystal clear that US led peace negotiations will likely fail for the foreseeable … Continue reading

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