By Eric Cheyfitz 17 December 2013, Forward Posted on www.monabaker.com Dec 19, 13 | 8:23 am On Sunday, the American Studies Association, of which I am a member, voted to support the academic boycott of Israel called for by Palestinian civil society. Included in their announcement of the vote are the statements of 13 scholars in support of the vote, among which I am included. Here is my statement: I am a Jew with a daughter and three grandchildren who are citizens of Israel.
AGAINST the DAY Israeli Jews Address the Palestinian Boycott Call South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114(3) The Challenge of the BDS By Adi Ophir BDS Is As Good As It Gets By Dov Michaeli Abstract : This essay analyzes the impasses of the Israeli mainstream and non-Zionist Left. It suggests that, given these impasses and the political strategies available in current discourse, BDS stands out as a viable form of opposition to the occupation.
April 10, 2015 Carole McGranahan [Savage Minds is honored to publish this essay by Talal Asad. He teaches anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center and specializes on religion and politics in the Middle East and Europe.] I have never visited Israel, or the occupied West Bank and Gaza, but I have several friends, Jews and Palestinians, who teach in universities there and joining the BDS movement does not entail breaking my friendship with them.