What’s cooking? The BDS Cookbook
How to Confront and Defeat BDS:
Recipes for Students Who Want to Make a Difference
As an amateur graphic artist I’m impressed by the look and feel of this anti Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) site. As an Israel advocate I can only applaud the BDS Cookbook as quite exhaustive manual for countering the Destroy Israel Lobby on campus. The cookbook analogy ‘cooks’.
Five Minute Recipes
How could I resist copy-pasting?
- Get all the information you can on the campaign, including a copy of the divestment resolution as soon as possible.
- Bring together pro-Israel activists to decide if a response is necessary.
- Contact the Israel on Campus Coalition rapid response team, which will activate the relevant local and/or national organizations.
Click here to contact the ICC.
- Build an active coalition that includes students, faculty, and community members (Jewish organizations, non-Jewish organizations, political groups on campus, progressive groups, etc.)
- Contact administration and trustees as necessary.
- Develop a press strategy.
- Prepare responses on three fronts:
A. Process (E.g., Is the initiative legal? How is the debate structured?).
B. Substance (What does the initiative say? What are the claims/responses?).
C. Implications (Will this advance peace or harm it? How will this affect our campus and community?)
Action Item: The simplest yet. Link to BDS Cookbook and cook up some Israel advocacy action. A more detailed review is in the works.