I’ve been thinking a bit about BDS lately. I started reading a book about BDS on campus by Andrew Pessin and Doron Ben-Atar and I gave a vehement rebuttal to those who believe that boycotting Israel is somehow related to justice for Palestinians.
.Over the weekend my thoughts distilled into this simple and accurate message which I tweeted:
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