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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

Controversial YouTube Star, PewDiePie, Rescinds $50,000 Pledge to ADL

Controversial video star, PewDiePie, has reversed himself and is withdrawing a pledge made...

A Rosh Hashanah Reunion — and Revelation

Below is an excerpt from "Don’t Wait Up" by Liz Astrof. Copyright © 2019 by Liz Astrof. Reprinted by permission...

Features

Birthright’s Excel Program Gets High Marks All Around

JNS.org - “It’s so much more.” That’s the mantra of the 54 Jewish young adults from across North America who...

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

World

UK Communities Secretary Announces Funding of New Program to Fight Antisemi...

Britain’s Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced on Sunday that the UK government will fund a new program to fight antisemitism...

Israel

Former IDF Intelligence Chief on US-Israel Defense Treaty: Security Establi...

A former chief of Israeli military intelligence said on Sunday that the idea of a mutual defense treaty between Israel...

Middle East

Turkey Says Delivery of Second S-400 Battery Complete

Turkey's defense ministry said on Sunday that the delivery of a second battery of Russian S-400 missile defense systems has been completed as of Sunday, and added that the systems...

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