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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. Joffe is a senior non-resident fellow at the BESA Center at Bar Ilan University and the editor of SPME's BDS Monitor. His website is

ARTICLES BY: Alexander Joffe

January 3, 2022 11:35 am

BDS Brings Antisemitism to Universities Across America

In December, a new report revealed the extent to which "diversity, equity, and inclusion" (DEI) officials are pervasively biased against Israel. The study analyzed the Twitter...

December 2, 2021 11:21 am

BDS Comes to the Campus, the Streets, and Politics

In November, BDS in academia was marked by efforts to cancel speakers perceived as pro-Israel, such as Israeli Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely's talk at the London...

October 29, 2021 12:16 pm

Amid BDS Push, ‘Ethnic Studies’ Curricula Spread Anti-Israel Hate

In October, BDS saw key developments related to “ethnic studies” curricula and "critical race theory" (CRT). California governor Gavin Newsom signed the controversial bill requiring...

October 4, 2021 12:39 pm

BDS Comes to Campus Amid Afghanistan Withdrawal and 9/11 Anniversary

The fall academic semester began with the American evacuation of Afghanistan and the takeover by the Taliban. No condemnations of the Taliban, including for murder...

September 2, 2021 11:49 am

BDS Looms as Students Return to Campus

BDS activities in August were initially shaped by the fallout over the Ben & Jerry’s Israel boycott decision. Several US governors, state attorney generals, and...

July 30, 2021 11:19 am

BDS Rages as the Summer Sizzles On

As the fall semester approaches, signs point to an even more heightened campus environment of harassment and intimidation aimed against Israel and its supporters. Control...

July 1, 2021 12:10 pm

Anti-Israel Activism Expands on Campus and Elsewhere

BDS activities in June were marked by continued condemnations of Israel from a variety of faculty and student groups, unions, and others. Overall more than...

May 31, 2021 12:41 pm

BDS Seizes on Israel-Hamas Fighting to Demonize the Jewish State

The academic year has ended, but the events in Jerusalem and then Gaza have prompted a dramatic upswing of BDS activities in both higher education...

May 2, 2021 6:48 am

BDS and the Movement to Oppose the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism Align

The most important BDS development in April was the alignment of left-wing Jewish faculty, students, and groups with opponents of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance...

April 1, 2021 1:10 pm

Cornel West, Campus Politics, and BDS

One of the most notable BDS related developments in March was the claim by Harvard Divinity School professor Cornel West that he was "denied tenure"...

March 1, 2021 1:36 pm

IHRA Definition of Antisemitism Becomes a BDS Battleground

BDS activities on campus intensified rapidly as colleges and universities began resuming in-person instruction. Demonstrating the opportunistic nature of BDS, was a petition at the...

February 7, 2021 1:17 pm

Biden’s Foreign Policy: A Preliminary Assessment - It is customary to give new US administrations a grace period before assessing their policies, but no administration in modern history has changed...

February 1, 2021 7:00 am

The Fights Against BDS and for IHRA Converge

January was marked by unprecedented political unrest in the US, following the presidential election and rioting in Washington. The incoming Biden administration has not yet...

January 5, 2021 4:56 am

The Fight Against BDS Enters 2021

The year 2020 saw the BDS movement pushed back to academia and progressive politics. The normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco,...


Oscar-Winning Actors to Star in New Series About WeWork

i24 News – Oscar-winning heavyweights Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway will star in a new mini-series about Adam Neumann, the founder of WeWork, and his wife Rebekah. In the Apple TV+...

January 22, 2022 10:46 am


Israeli Spacetech Startup Asterra Is Looking to the Stars for Answers

CTech - Israeli spacetech startup, Asterra, has a complex mission ahead: convincing the big leagues that its technology can be used to not only detect water leaks from space using...

Middle East

Taliban Warns Against Dissent, Women’s Rights Activism

i24 News – Afghanistan's new Taliban authorities warned Saturday they have the right to crack down on dissent and jail protesters, as concerns grew over the disappearance of two women...

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