Articles and Books on BDS and Anti-Semitism on US Campuses

Articles and Books on BDS and anti-Semitism on US campuses, with suggested sources to read  on the history and politics of Zionism and modern Israel
Professor Ken Stein, Center for Israel Education, July 2016

There are many publications that continue to appear in national outlets and think tanks that deal with BDS and antisemitism on campus.  Many deal with specific incidents or organizations that cover and report on these topics. Provided here are only a few of the deeper thought articles, a couple survey findings.  Surveys dealing with the Jewish attitudes toward Israel and the conflict may be found at This is not an exhaustive list.

The two most comprehensive on-line publications on BDS are listed below:  Dan Diker, Unmasking BDS: Radical Roots, Extremist Ends, and Jim Zinotti, Israel and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

Books and Directories

Broader View, “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions,” (compilation of newspaper and blog posts on the topic),

Israel Action Network, The Jewish Federations of North America, Campuses, 2016, Includes Campus Resource Guides, “The Playbook– how to respond,”

Israel On- Campus Coalition, Combatting anti-Israel Activity and anti-Semitism on Campus 2016, (includes Reports on Anti-Semitism, Campus Guide, Campus Organizations and Resources, Campus Campaigns, Fact Sheets and Reports, How to Discuss Israel, BDS) 2016,

Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm (ed.), The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel, Wayne State University Press, Distributors, 2015.

NGO Monitor, “Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Resource Page,” April 23, 2014,

NGO Monitor, “The Role of Antisemitism in the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Decision to Support Divestment,” June 2014,

Jim Zanotti, Coordinator, Israel and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, Congressional Research Service, November 24, 2015.


Bernard Avishai, “The E.U. vs. B.D.S.: The Politics of Israel Sanctions,” The New Yorker, January 22, 2016,

Harold Brackman, “Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel: An-Antisemitic, Anti-Peace Poison Pill,” March 2013,

A.J. Caschetta, “Syracuse U. Professor Exposes the Anti-Semitic Foundations of BDS,” American Thinker, February 25, 2016.

Anti-Defamation League, “Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) The Global Campaign to Delegitimize Israel,” 2016,–middle-east/bds-campaign-backgrounder.pdf

Anti-Defamation League, “Emerging Anti-Israel Trends and Tactics on Campus,” 2012,

Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism, “About BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions,” July 4, 2011,

Dan Diker, “Unmasking BDS: Radical Roots, Extremist Ends.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. December 2014

Dan Feferman, “BDS is not the answer,” Jewish People Policy Institute,   April 2016

Dan Feferman, “U.S. College Campus and Israel De-Legitimization – In Perspective,” 2015,   The Jewish People Policy Institute,

David Makovsky and Raquel Saxe, “BDS’s Useless Politics of Confrontation.” Times of Israel, May 22, 2015.

Ehud Rosen, “What is the Real BDS Endgame? The Elimination of Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs,” February 12, 2014,

Robbie Sabel, “The Campaign to Delegitimize Israel With the False Charge of Apartheid,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2009,

Alex Safian, “Deconstructing “Israeli Apartheid,” Camera Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting, March 2012,

Leonard Saxe, Theodore Sasson, Graham Wright, Shahar Hecht, “Antisemitism on the College Campus: Perceptions and Realities,” Brandeis University, 2015.

Ruth Wisse, Anti-Semitism Goes to School,” Anti-Semitism on American college campuses is rising—and worsening. Where does it come from, and can it be stopped? May 4, 2015, Mosaic Magazine,