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Posts Tagged: MLA BDS

January 10, 2018 9:36 am

Israel Boycotts Defeated at Modern Language Association, but More Trouble May Be Brewing

While advocates of anti-Israel boycotts at the Modern Language Association (MLA) sustained significant setbacks in 2017, their campaign to isolate the Jewish state may resurface...

June 15, 2017 2:08 pm

Modern Language Association Approves Anti-BDS Motion; Members Welcome Rejection of ‘Radical Fringe’

With the principal humanities academic organization in the US voting overwhelmingly to formally reject the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, a leading member of the anti-BDS effort welcomed the rejection...

May 19, 2017 2:08 pm

With Modern Language Association Vote Underway, Promoters of Anti-BDS Motion ‘Hopeful’ Of Passage

A driving force behind a resolution urging the principal humanities academic organization in the US to formally reject the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement told The Algemeiner on Friday that he...

January 8, 2017 2:16 pm

The Modern Language Association and BDS

In the Department of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem -- where I teach -- approximately one third of my students are Arab women....


Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...


Victorious Iraqi Cleric Seeks to Maneuver Iranian Influence

Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc was declared the winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, met Hadi al-Amiri, leader of a pro-Iran bloc, on Sunday in what Sadr portrayed as...


Muslim Leaders Call for International Protection Force for Palestinians

Muslim leaders called on Friday for an international force to be deployed to protect Palestinians after dozens of protesters were shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border this...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...