Tagged BDS

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JCRC reacts to Black Lives Matter platform

Activists in the Boycott, Divest and Sanction campaign against Israel frequently inject their cause into diverse social justice campaigns implying that those who stand for the oppressed should also stand for Palestinians. LGBT and animal rights groups, as well as churches, have had their debate or even official platforms appropriated by the BDS Movement. The…

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It Keeps Coming

It’s hard for me to believe that on Wednesday I celebrated my 22nd year in the Federation field. As I reflect on my career, I can think of many incredible achievements, as well as difficult challenges faced by the Jewish community. Sadly, at least at this moment, none seem more upsetting than the Boycott, Divestment…

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Open Letter to the Associated Students of Portland State University

By Eliana Rudee The Associated Students of Portland State University International Affairs Committee has sponsored a resolution recommending divestment from “companies involved in Israeli military occupation.” The vote, which was originally scheduled for May 23, has been moved to June 6. Dear ASPSU, As a fellow Pacific Northwester, I sincerely thank you for your value…