Sarah Schulman

This scene from season four of the award-winning television show "Transparent" was shot in Los Angeles instead of East Jerusalem after intervention from BDS activists.

Sarah Schulman writes, “Jill Soloway’s new book, She Wants It, opens the doors to the backstory of how a BDS campaign influenced Transparent, ie US corporate television, for the first time. And while Jill and I have completely different lenses and focuses and details, we agree on the key facts: Transparent was profoundly affected by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement due to Jill’s willingness to talk, listen, and rethink.”

In late February, the City University of New York (CUNY) announced it was launching a Task Force on anti-Semitism on campus following lobbying by the Zionist Organization of America, which sent a letter to the CUNY chancellor demanding the school “publicly condemn the SJP and its hateful, divisive and anti-Semitic actions.” The following post was written by Sarah Schulman, who serves as the faculty advisor the Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at the College of Staten Island, about her experience testifying before the CUNY Task Force.