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Jon Haber is a writer and activist behind the anti-BDS web site Divest This (www.divestthis.com).

ARTICLES BY: Jon Haber


May 22, 2017 4:07 pm
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Campus Unrest and a Culture of Pride

We conclude our four-part series by noting that there are several ways to approach today’s problems of campus unrest. The first is to treat them not...

May 16, 2017 4:54 pm
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What Can BDS Teach Us About the Culture Wars?

Many who criticize outrageous forms of behavior on college campuses, from “microaggressions” to “safe spaces,” warn (either out of fear or glee) that once students...

May 11, 2017 4:57 pm
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Campus Wars and the ‘Culture of Victimhood’

The concept of a “Culture of Victimhood” will be familiar to most people who have observed or participated in debates over behaviors seen on college...

May 9, 2017 11:37 am
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Campus Wars and the ‘Culture of Dignity’

Among those covering or participating in the fight against the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement on college campuses, I’ve always been one of the least...

April 20, 2017 2:52 pm
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Human Nature and the Fight Against BDS

Americans -- including American Jews -- tend to be a practical lot. Given that, could ideas derived from Existentialist philosophy (that French import discussed in...

March 26, 2017 10:12 am
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Zionism and the Authentic Life

To continue our discussion of existentialism, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and Zionism: While sometimes philosophers can stretch sentence-length discoveries into whole books and...

March 23, 2017 7:33 am
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Inauthentic Israel-Hatred?

Last time, we saw that much of Martin Luther King’s political success resulted from his understanding human nature in ways influenced by existentialist thought. To understand...

March 22, 2017 10:54 am
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BDS, Martin Luther King Jr. and Existentialism

Whenever Martin Luther King Day rolls around, both pro- and anti-Israel forces skirmish over King’s legacy, borrowing tropes from the civil rights movement and quotes...

October 2, 2016 6:15 am
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Final Thoughts on Waging War Against BDS

A few final thoughts as the year – and this series on how to fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement using the language...

September 25, 2016 6:18 am
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Telling Our Positive Story Against BDS

Anyone involved with organized pro-Israel politics has likely gotten caught up in heated discussions over how to set a narrative and get activists to stick...

September 16, 2016 1:58 am
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Developing a Strategy Against BDS

While those fortunate enough to have served in the armed forces will have had first-hand experience viewing problems through a military lens, the military mindset...

September 11, 2016 4:22 am
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Playing Defense vs. Going on the Attack Against BDS

One of the longest-running and least productive conversations we have as a pro-Israel community is over the efficacy of positive campaigning vs. “going on the...

August 28, 2016 4:13 am
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The ‘Operational Art’ of Fighting BDS

General Norman Schwarzkopf, at the end of the 1991 Gulf War, summed up Saddam Hussein’s military prowess by pointing out, “He is neither a strategist,...

August 21, 2016 2:33 am
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Forging Alliances to Defeat BDS

In warfare, few things represent a double-edged sword more than an alliance (except, perhaps, an actual double-edged sword). On the positive side, if you want to...

Culture

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and...

Features

NATO States and Israel Share Urban Warfare Insights

JNS.org - Representatives from 12 NATO countries recently visited Israel to take part in a first-of-its-kind conference on the challenges...

Syrian Women Seeking Medical Aid ‘Love’ Israel, See Its ‘True Face’

JNS.org - Unprecedented video footage broadcast on Israeli television on Sunday showed Syrian women and children...

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

World

Chabad Centers to Open in Uganda, Laos, Montenegro

JNS.org – The Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement on Sunday announced that it will open three new centers -- in Uganda, Montenegro and Laos. The announcement was made at the annual International Conference of...

Israel

Israeli Minister Looks to Disqualify Pro-BDS Groups From National Service P...

JNS.org – Israeli Strategic Affairs and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Monday sent a letter to Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel,...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Army Chief Warns of ‘Israeli Threat,’ Urges Readine...

JNS.org – Lebanon’s army chief on Tuesday warned of an “Israeli threat” and urged his soldiers to be ready for a...

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