QOD: Campus Liberals and BDS

January 6, 2015 BDS, students 0 Comments

Adam Kirsch reviews the book “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel” in Tablet:

Of course, this is not the most dangerous kind of anti-Semitism in the world, and when Jews are being killed in the streets of Paris—and of Jerusalem—it may seem idle to worry about what a few activists are saying in Berkeley and Ann Arbor. Unless, of course, Berkeley or Ann Arbor is where you live. For liberal Jewish academics, especially in the humanities, the demonization of Zionism presents a fundamental challenge to their identity, since it puts their commitment to justice and their commitment to Judaism at odds.