Kendall Bousquet, Isreal and Palestine: Boycotts, Divestments, Sanctions, and the Future, The Solutions Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 42-43 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/isreal-palestine-boycotts-divestments-sanctions-future/) Abstract: Is a boycott of Israel an effective strategy for changing the government's policy? Those in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement think so. BDS has seen several victories in recent years. In academia, 12 US universities' student governments, including those of Columbia, Princeton, and Stanford, voted to divest from Israeli companies in 2015. That year also saw the National Women's Studies Association, the American Anthropological Association, and the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies all endorse boycotts of Israeli academic institutions. The United Methodist Church and the US branch of the Presbyterian Church voted overwhelmingly to boycott Israeli settlement products. Over 1,100 black activists, artists, scholars, and organizations issued a statement entitled "2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine," intending to link the black struggle in America with the Palestinian struggle. Signatories included Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse … Topics: Business; Conflict Resolution; Economy