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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:47 PM

 

Expert: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) May Become a Political Movement in America

Professor Cary Nelson, formerly the head of the American Association of University Professors warned on Saturday that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) anti-Israel movement may become a political movement in the United States.

Speaking to Channel 1 News, Professor Nelson of the University of Illinois, said that the BDS movementís influence in the United States has increased and that it poses a threat to Israelís security.

Academic boycotts have become an all-too-common BDS tactic on American college campuses over the past year, whether through student organizations or official academic bodies.

The Modern Language Association (MLA) narrowly shot down an anti-Israel initiative in June, shortly after a similarly controversial vote by the American Studies Association earlier this year passed a BDS-backed resolution.

Last week, the University of California (UC) graduate student worker union voted in favor of a resolution supporting an academic boycott of Israel.

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Purveyor Dec 2014 OP
Just for Fun Dec 2014 #1
azurnoir Dec 2014 #2
grossproffit Dec 2014 #3
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:49 PM

1. BDS is a massive failure

 

Hasnt for 20 years and wont work. It also harms Palestinians.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:11 PM

2. sounds like someones worried :)

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:24 PM

3. Those schools will be when those donations dry up.

I speak with my wallet. No support for Israel = no money from me.

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Response to grossproffit (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:19 PM

4. Yep

The reson BDS more successful in Europe than the USA.

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