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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.

ARTICLES BY: Alexander Joffe


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,...

February 2, 2017 7:27 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: A Month of Progress

January saw the new Trump administration articulate strong opposition to BDS. Some of the protests against the administration and its new temporary immigration restrictions saw the...

January 4, 2017 6:05 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: Repercussions of the Obama Abstention at the UN Security Council

2016 was a bad year for BDS, with setbacks at universities and the state level. But the Obama administration’s unexpected decision to abstain from a United...

December 2, 2016 3:56 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: Far-Left Groups Support BDS; US Congress Pushes Back

In the wake of the US presidential election, BDS supporters have joined some far-left anti-Trump protesters, and a BDS supporter became the leading candidate to head...

November 3, 2016 6:08 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: Violence Occurs on College Campuses

The first violent BDS protest of the fall semester has now occurred. At the same time, Midwestern colleges and universities are now offering direct support to...

October 5, 2016 6:20 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: Anti-Israel Activists Spring to Life on College Campuses

The 2016 academic year began with BDS activities moving into new areas on campus, Capitol Hill and within the progressive movement -- spreading the rejection of Israel...

September 5, 2016 6:49 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: The Movement for Black Lives Officially Joins the Anti-Israel Bandwagon

August saw dramatic BDS developments as the Movement for Black Lives' accusations that Israel committed “genocide” alienated Jewish supporters. Hacked files showing that the Open Society...

August 4, 2016 5:30 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: The Debate Comes to the Presidential Conventions

In July, BDS took center stage at the US presidential conventions. But important differences between the Republican and Democratic platforms regarding Israel reflect changes in...

July 4, 2016 6:30 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: Boycott Suffers Setbacks, But Advances Elsewhere

The BDS movement suffered important setbacks in June. The membership of the American Anthropological Association voted down sweeping BDS resolutions but by a tiny margin....

June 3, 2016 3:42 am
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SPME BDS Monitor: Boycott Movements Thrive on Campus and in Sanders Camp

The academic year closed with dramatic protests to shut down pro-Israel and free speech events. But other developments, the rejection of a BDS resolution and...

Culture

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Radiohead Rocks Tel Aviv With Longest Performance in 11 Years, Defying BDS

JNS.org - Some 50,000 Israelis flocked to Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Wednesday night...

Features

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

A Tale of Two Palestinian Worlds

JNS.org - For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state -- the disputed territories in...

Israel

Three Israelis Stabbed to Death by Palestinian Terrorist During Shabbat Din...

Three Israelis were stabbed to death and another was seriously wounded on Friday night by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist who...

Middle East

Erdogan Allies Attack Istanbul Synagogue, Warn of Further Violence Over Tem...

Activists from a Turkish fascist youth movement whose leader enjoys close relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked the...

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