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    OP-ED: BDS: The Underlying Truth

    The transition from high school to college can be daunting; when you leave the secure bubble of your hometown to travel to a space where all religions, beliefs, movements, clubs and words are accepted, you sometimes don’t know how to respond to the change. Finding the right words and knowing the facts can be essential to finding your niche on campus. One of these aforementioned movements is called BDS—Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. This movement rejects and undermines Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state by misinforming the public and distorting the media. Co-Founder of the BDS movement, Omar Al-Barghouti, clearly states BDS’s ultimate view of a Jewish state: “I…

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    OP-ED: The Voice of BDS on Campus

    Camera On Campus In a recent vote at New York University, the Student Government Assembly passed a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) type resolution to divest from companies that do business with the Israel Defence Forces, effectively taking an offensive position against Israel. The passing of the resolution means that the NYU SGA supports ending business with firms that work with Israel by providing it with war materials such as helicopters and bulldozers. Specifically, the proposal, titled “Resolution on the Human Rights of Palestine,” asked NYU to cut their ties with four firms: Caterpillar, General Electric, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. However, NYU President Andrew Hamilton has previously denounced the BDS…

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    OP-ED: The Voice of BDS on Campus

    In a recent vote at New York University, the Student Government Assembly passed a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) type resolution to divest from companies that do business with the Israel Defence Forces, effectively taking an offensive position against Israel. The passing of the resolution means that the NYU SGA supports ending business with firms that work with Israel by providing it with war materials such as helicopters and bulldozers. Specifically, the proposal, titled “Resolution on the Human Rights of Palestine,” asked NYU to cut their ties with four firms: Caterpillar, General Electric, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. However, NYU President Andrew Hamilton has previously denounced the BDS movement against Israel.…

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    Advocacy group event causes unrest at Brooklyn College

    “WHY BDS IS THE SAME AS AL QUEDA” read the misspelled headline of a flyer that was distributed to the long line of people who waited to hear panelists speak on behalf of BDS and ending illegal Israeli occupation in Palestine. The conference had come under attack, being criticized as an anti-Semitic event. On Feb. 7, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, paired up with Students for Justice in Palestine at Brooklyn College for a panel discussion with philosopher Judith Butler and human rights activist Omar Barghouti. The conference centered on the racism faced by Palestinians in Israel and discriminatory policies by Israeli authorities. The main points emphasized were an end to…