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Not so Much Anti-Boycott as Pro-Israel

Not so Much Anti-Boycott as Pro-Israel reviews NOT SO MUCH ANTI-BOYCOTT AS PRO-ISRAEL1 DAVID PALUMBO-LIU The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel, edited by Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm (2015), aspires to be "a resource to bring reason, history, and sound information to campuses confronting [the] BDS [Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions] agenda" (19). The editors clearly feel their book has accomplished that--Cary Nelson has awarded it five stars in his "review" of his own book on Amazon. Yes, the collection is clearly and unabashedly partisan, and thus its claims for reason, history, and sound information have to be taken with a grain of salt, at least. The acknowledgment of the assistance of the Israel Action Network in the making of the book gives further evidence (if any were needed) of its agenda and biases. That said, I have no problem with that. Nor do I have any problem with disclosing my membership, card-carrying and all, in the Organizing Collective of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. Indeed, what I appreciate about this collection, as should those on either side of the debate, is its comprehensiveness and thoroughness. The editors have done us all the favor of gathering together http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png symploke University of Nebraska Press

Not so Much Anti-Boycott as Pro-Israel

symploke , Volume 23 (1) – Dec 31, 2015

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reviews NOT SO MUCH ANTI-BOYCOTT AS PRO-ISRAEL1 DAVID PALUMBO-LIU The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel, edited by Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm (2015), aspires to be "a resource to bring reason, history, and sound information to campuses confronting [the] BDS [Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions] agenda" (19). The editors clearly feel their book has accomplished that--Cary Nelson has awarded it five stars in his "review" of his own book on Amazon. Yes, the collection is clearly and unabashedly partisan, and thus its claims for reason, history, and sound information have to be taken with a grain of salt, at least. The acknowledgment of the assistance of the Israel Action Network in the making of the book gives further evidence (if any were needed) of its agenda and biases. That said, I have no problem with that. Nor do I have any problem with disclosing my membership, card-carrying and all, in the Organizing Collective of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. Indeed, what I appreciate about this collection, as should those on either side of the debate, is its comprehensiveness and thoroughness. The editors have done us all the favor of gathering together

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Published: Dec 31, 2015

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