Northwestern University President’s Statement about BDS

While I may personally have strong misgivings about this resolution, I think it’s important to remember that the 24 senators who voted for this are elected representatives of our students.  To simply condemn them for their vote would be wrong, regardless of how any of us feel about the issue.  …

Statement of Jewish Organizations

Statement of Jewish Organizations on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaigns Against Israel February 2011   Believing that academic, cultural and commercial boycotts, divestments and sanctions of Israel are: Counterproductive to the goal of peace, Antithetical to freedom of speech, Part of a greater effort to undermine the Jewish people’s …

Statement by the President of the University of Southern California

Statement by C. L. Max Nikias, President, University of Southern California, on proposed academic and cultural boycotts and sanctions against Israel and Israeli universities and divestment of investments of certain firms involved in Israel Over the past several years, the University of Southern California has been asked to join academic …

Statement of Nobel Laureates on BDS

STATEMENT OF NOBEL LAUREATES ON ACADEMIC BDS ACTIONS AGAINST ISRAELI ACADEMICS, ISRAELI ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS AND ACADEMIC CENTERS AND INSTITUTES OF RESEARCH AND TRAINING WITH AFFILIATIONS IN ISRAEL By Roger Kornberg, Stanford University and Steven Weinberg, University of Texas at Austin Published in: A Project of the Scholars for Peace in …

Statements Against BDS Bigotry

A number of statements have already been drafted that can be used if BDS initiatives are launched on your campus or that can be used preemptively to discourage them. You may want to have students, faculty and administrators sign on to one of these statements or to draft your own …

University of California Statement on Divestment

May 2010 Russell Gould, Chairman, Board of Regents Sherry L. Lansing, Vice Chair, Board of Regents Mark G. Yudof, President of the University Recently, there have been two bills put forward for a vote before student organizations within the University of California that call on the University to divest from …

Professional Academic Associations and the Boycott of Israel

African Literature Association: African Literature Association Resolution on Academic Boycott of Israel (Passed at Johannesburg Meeting July 2014) American Anthropological Association (AAA): American Anthropological Association (Failed by member-wide vote in May 2016. Fifty one percent of AAA’s eligible members voted, with 2,423 members opposing the resolution, and 2,384 voting to support it.) American …

2015 BDS Current Events

August 10 – Israel to Set up BDS Hotline for Exporters June 18 – Swedish Supermarkets Back out of Israel Boycott after Media Campaign April 13 – If I am not for myself, who will be for me? An op-ed from Stanford University April 13 – Where BDS Loses: Unique Steps in …