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avatar Alexander Joffe
Dr. Alex Joffe is an archaeologist and historian specializing in the Middle East and contemporary international affairs. Educated at Cornell University and the University of Arizona, he is currently a Shillman-Ginsburg fellow of the Middle East Forum, a research scholar at the Institute for Community and Jewish Research, and a contributing writer for Jewish Ideas Daily. His web site is alexanderjoffe.net.

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April 1, 2018 2:28 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Campus Protests, Labour Party and More

March saw a variety of BDS efforts on campus, some timed to coincide with "Apartheid Week" and the Easter-Passover season. At the same time, BDS-inspired...

March 4, 2018 9:28 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: A Rapid Descent Into Antisemitism

Disparate BDS events in February suggest that the anti-Israel boycott movement is being forced to reorient itself due to unprecedented pushback. This included US pressure that...

February 5, 2018 3:06 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Israel Bans Boycott Groups, More Positive Developments

January was shaped by the Israeli decision to ban high-profile BDS activists from the country -- as well as a series of embarrassing missteps by the...

January 8, 2018 12:46 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Outrage on Jerusalem

In December, the most important BDS-related developments came in the wake of the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This designation will eventually...

December 5, 2017 5:52 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Anti-Israel Activity Increases on Campus

The BDS movement advanced nationally in November, with anti-Israel legislation introduced in the US Congress. The results of such resolutions on campus, however, were mixed -- suggesting...

November 2, 2017 12:32 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: The Movement Returns to Campus

In October, BDS was characterized by "intersectional" accusations and a variety of assaults on free speech, university and Jewish organizations. Among the most odious were...

October 4, 2017 4:58 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Hate Arises on US College Campuses

The BDS movement on campus has swiftly aligned itself with "antifa" protests against "white supremacy," which usually accuse Israel and its supporters of being racists...

September 4, 2017 3:04 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: The Coming Year on Campus

August saw the violent collision of politics and culture in American life, with the BDS movement playing the spoiler. The riots between neo-Nazis and white...

August 2, 2017 4:14 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Boycott Marches on, but Double Standards Become Painfully Clear

The BDS movement has been stymied in the political arena by legislative initiatives. But through deliberate obfuscation, new efforts to expand anti-boycott legislation have now...

July 4, 2017 1:26 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Academic Situation Improves, Cultural Sphere Worsens

With the school year over, the focus of BDS activity has moved to other parts of the academic ecosystem. One of the most important developments...

June 2, 2017 3:47 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: School Year Ends With Defeats for Boycott Movement, But There Are Challenges Ahead

The spring semester ended with several BDS resolutions being defeated in student governments, usually after many hours of debate. The ability of defeat BDS resolutions...

May 8, 2017 4:37 pm
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SPME BDS Monitor: Boycott Movement Advances in April

A pro-BDS resolution at the University of Wisconsin was indefinitely postponed after six hours of debate. The debate included an angry walkout by campus delegates disgusted by...

April 5, 2017 7:04 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: Divestment Stalls, But Antisemitism Thrives

March was a complicated month for BDS efforts, with divestment resolutions, "Israeli Apartheid Week" activities, outbreaks of campus antisemitism and important political developments. Last month, BDS...

March 2, 2017 8:30 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: Neo-Nazi and Islamic Antisemitism on the Rise

February was marked by antisemitic incidents both on and off campus, originating from both the far-Right and the far-Left. Neo-Nazi and Islamist antisemitism was evident,...

Culture

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Films Video Onstage During Israel Concert

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter filmed a video onstage during his band's live concert...

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th

JNS.org - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

World

Russian Envoy Plays Down Tensions With Israel Over Syria Strikes

Russia's ambassador to Israel on Wednesday played down tensions between the countries over Israeli attacks in Syria, saying they were not the reason for Moscow's proposed supply of an advanced...

Israel

Israeli Group Seeks ICC Action Against Hamas for Using Children as Shields

JNS.org - The Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center is seeking International Criminal Court action against Hamas over the terrorist group’s use of children as human shields in the riots that have taken place...

Middle East

Enclave Northeast of Damascus Said to Be Free of Rebels

A media unit run by the Syrian government's Lebanese ally Hezbollah said on Wednesday an opposition enclave northeast of Damascus was now free of rebels and under state control. Under a...

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