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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

September 4, 2023 10:24 am

BDS Supporters Attack Academia, Pro-Israel Democrats, and More

August saw the seasonal upswing in campus activity from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. This time, it was with faculty taking the lead. One...

August 2, 2023 10:35 am

Was the Rebuke of a Progressive Democrat a Blow to the Boycott Israel Movement?

Activists in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement attacked Israel in July in the political sphere. At the center were a statement by Rep....

July 3, 2023 10:20 am

Fallout from CUNY Speech and Other Events Made June Busy for Defending Israel

In June, the US State Department quietly reversed a Trump administration policy, and will cut off support for Israeli academic institutions and for technical/scientific projects...

June 5, 2023 9:34 am

Anti-Israel Activity Thrived On Campus and Off in May

Last month, the most important developments tied to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel occurred in the political sphere. The keynote event was...

May 3, 2023 10:11 am

Anti-Israel Activity Raged on College Campuses in April

April saw the BDS movement launch multiple assaults on Israel and its supporters; this was achieved through "human rights" organizations, the United Nations, students and...

April 4, 2023 10:00 am

Antisemitic Activity Thrived on College Campuses in March

March was marked by "Israeli Apartheid Week" activities held at campuses across North America. These included Arizona State University, MIT, Georgetown, the University of California...

March 1, 2023 11:16 am

Attacks on Jews, Israel, and Israelis Greatly Escalated in February

In February, the BDS movement and its allies aligned themselves further with Palestinian rejectionism and with rallies calling for "intifada" and hailing Palestinian "martyrs." These...

February 1, 2023 11:42 am

Israeli Voices Get Silenced on Campus; Jew Haters Are Given ‘Academic Freedom’

As 2023 begins, several trends related to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement have become clear. On one hand, "human rights" industry leaders and...

January 5, 2023 9:10 am

Some Politicians Finally Find Their Voice on Fighting Antisemitism and Campus Hate

The calendar year ended with politicians holding conferences and making statements in opposition to antisemitism, as well as the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)...

December 1, 2022 11:58 am

Anti-Israel Hate Spreads Beyond the College Campus in November

November’s BDS news was shaped by the results of the midterm elections that saw the Republicans take control of the House of Representatives while Democrats...

November 2, 2022 10:52 am

Antisemitism Thrives On and Off-Campus as Threat Continues to Grow

October was characterized by a series of campus BDS and antisemitism incidents, which showed how deeply anti-Israel bias is embedded in organized student life. The antisemitism...

October 3, 2022 11:05 am

Palestinian Groups Attack and Demonize Jews as New Semester Begins

The BDS movement began the academic year with vandalism and harassment aimed at Jewish and pro-Israel students. At Cornell University, graffiti of a Star of David...

September 5, 2022 10:54 am

As Summer Recess Ends, the Boycott Israel Movement Marches On

The brief August flare up between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) produced a predictable but short spate of BDS activity. PIJ’s undeniable responsibility for...

August 1, 2022 11:11 am

Biden Fights Back on ‘Apartheid State,’ But BDS Continues Its Lies

US President Joe Biden’s whirlwind visit to the Middle East produced few tangible gains in terms of restoring Israeli-Palestinian negotiations or promises to increase Saudi...


‘My Entire Life Story is Pro-Semitic’: Elon Musk Addresses Anti...

Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of the X/Twitter social media platform, on Thursday struck back against charges that he has...


Gaza Strip Riots Seem to Simmer Down as Crossing Into Israel Reopens

i24 News — Israeli authorities announced Thursday morning that the Erez crossing will be opened, allowing thousands of workers to enter Israel from the Gaza Strip. According to Al-Sharq al-Awast,...

Middle East

Israel Thwarts Iranian Terror Plots Against National Security Minister, Ex-...

i24 News — Israel's Shin Bet security agency revealed on Wednesday that two Arab-Israelis and three Palestinians were arrested for...

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