Cultural and Conflict Resolution

On November 1, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Cultural and Conflict Resolution by Lawrence Davidson Part I – Culture for Coexistence There is a new British organization called Culture for Coexistence the aim of which is to end to the cultural boycott of Israel – an effort that is relatively effective in raising public awareness of oppressive Zionist policies – and replace it […]

Criminalizing Criticism: A Zionist Project

On June 11, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Criminalizing Criticism: A Zionist Project by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Some Historical Background From the 1920s on into the 1990s, the Zionists controlled the storyline in the West on the Israel-Palestine conflict. This meant that their version of history was the only version as far as most of the people in the West […]

Planning for the Future of the BDS Movement

On February 24, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Planning for the Future of the BDS Movement – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Norman Finkelstein’s Predictions Much has been made of the rising influence of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Indeed, there is a growing sense that the boycott power of civil society, particularly as it […]

Scarlett Johansson: Ambassador of exploitation

On January 23, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

Scarlett Johansson: Ambassador of exploitation   The Palestine Solidarity Campaign recently reported: “Actor, Scarlett Johansson, is currently an Ambassador for Oxfam but has just signed up to promote Sodastream. Sodastream’s main factory is in a settlement – Mishor Adumim – in the Occupied West Bank. These settlements are illegal under international law, and an obstacle […]

Whose Academic Freedom Are We Talking About?

On January 14, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Whose Academic Freedom Are We Talking About? by Lawrence Davidson Part I – An Inevitable Controversy The controversy that broke out over the American Studies Association’s December 2013 vote to adopt an academic boycott of Israel was inevitable. The ASA’s academic boycott is a just a part of a much larger effort – the boycott, […]

A Concise Answer to Ido Aharoni’s Query ‘Why Boycott Israel?’

On July 2, 2013, in blog posts, by admin

A Concise Answer to Ido Aharoni’s Query ‘Why Boycott Israel?’ By Lawrence Davidson Ido Aharoni, Israel’s Consul General for New York, and also “the founding head of Israel’s brand-management team and the originator of the Brand Israel movement” recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Post (19 June 2013). In it he took to […]

History on a Billboard—Fanaticism on the Ground

On August 3, 2012, in Articles, by admin

History on a Billboard—Fanaticism on the Ground  By Lawrence Davidson    Part I – History On A Billboard For the past few weeks, those taking local trains from New York City’s wealthier suburbs into Manhattan have encountered a succinct billboard history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The lesson comes in the form of four aligned maps […]

David Horowitz and the Art of Slander – An Analysis

On April 30, 2012, in Articles, by admin

David Horowitz and the Art of Slander – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Slander   On 24 April 2012 the New York Times (NYT) lent its editorial page to the propaganda of right- wing Zionist David Horowitz, thereby taking the “newspaper of record” down into the gutter for the price of […]

Zionist tactics attempt to stifle Norman Finkelstein

On February 3, 2012, in blog posts, by admin

Zionist tactics attempt to stifle Norman Finkelstein The Israeli Occupation Archive newsletter today highlighted a disturbing item: “Norman Finkelstein’s lecture at Henley College (UK) is threatened by a ‘disinvitation’ prompted by a letter from the Zionist Federation to the college.”   I read the article in the Henley Standard, which provides details of the letter.  Those […]

The Palestinian Bid for UN Statehood Recognition

On August 2, 2011, in Articles, by admin

The Palestinian Bid for UN Statehood Recognition   An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Going to the UN for Recognition   On the 26th of July, 2011 Robert Serry, The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process appeared before the UN Security Council. Mr. Serry is a career Dutch […]