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Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks, a contributor to Commentary’s blog, is professor of politics at Ursinus College

BDS

Legal Insurrection has a roundup of recent anti-Israel activity in academic associations, including the National Women’s Studies Association, which is reportedly in the midst of...
third intifada

One influential strand of the left, especially powerful on college campuses, urges us to pay careful attention to the meaning of words. Among other things,...
BDS Movement

This school year, if history is any guide, American college campuses will once again be platforms for attacks on Israel. In 2014-15, according to the Anti-Defamation...
BDS

South Africa, because of its experience with apartheid, is a feather in the cap of the boycott,  divestment, sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. If South...
Israel

Jonathan Tobin and I have written of the appalling decision, by organizers of a European music festival, to ban an American Jewish performer, merely because...
BDS ant-semitism connection

Defenders of the BDS movement often claim, in spite of evidence to the contrary, that it is narrowly targeted. The cultural boycott of Israel, for...
Jerry Seinfeld

When Jerry Seinfeld complained about political correctness on college campuses, he was attacked by some on the left for making something out of very little....
Anti-Semitism in South Africa

The student anti-Israel movement in South Africa is more extreme than most. In February, the student government at the Durban University of Technology called for...
anti-semitic propaganda

As I just reported, the Mennonite and Episcopal churches voted to reject or table divestment resolutions this week. But, at its 2015 Synod, the United...
BDS is Anti-Semitic

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement has a history of claiming victories prematurely, and Jewish Voice for Peace activist Seth Morrison has supplied us with an...
anti-semitic propaganda

Over at Legal Insurrection, William Jacobson draws attention to the latest anti-Israel extremism to emerge out of our dying mainline Protestant Churches. Last year, it...
BDS movement

Here is one way of gauging the appeal of the BDS — boycott, divestment, and sanctions —movement against Israel. Over at the Times of Israel,...