BDS: Yes, No, Maybe, but what is it? – Larry Stillman

BDS: Yes, No, Maybe, but what is it? – Larry Stillman

By AJDS Executive Committee Member Larry Stillman For reasons of space this is a summary of a much longer analysis which is appended here. The Jewish Community Council’s condemnation of the AJDS for alleged sins and crimes brings forth the big question—so just what is...
Same Experience, Different Response – Dennis Martin

Same Experience, Different Response – Dennis Martin

By AJDS Executive Committee Member – Dennis Martin At a recent plenum meeting of the JCCV the policy of the AJDS calling for a boycott of goods manufactured in the West Bank was strongly condemned by a large majority of the attending delegates. This response did...
Cannot Remain Silent – Jemima Light

Cannot Remain Silent – Jemima Light

By AJDS Executive Committee Member – Jemima Light Recently, the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS) was condemned by the JCCV in a motion moved by the State Zionist Council of Victoria. The motion ‘deplores and condemns the [Don’t Buy from the Settlements...
AJDS Statement on the Coalition, BDS and Academic Freedom

AJDS Statement on the Coalition, BDS and Academic Freedom

By AJDS Executive The proposal by the Coalition as reported in the media to block funding to individual academics and institutions who support or propose Boycott Divestment or Sanctions (BDS) is a draconian attack on academic freedom and independence. Debates within...