The Earlham Beat: Israeli Apartheid Week

BDS Friends and Family!  We have finished our second zine, a special edition for Israeli Apartheid Week. We are really excited to share it with our larger BDS community – as we figure out a rhythm for producing, editing, and uploading these zines, please let us know if you have any feedback.

Here is our link for download:Earlham Beat: Israeli Apartheid Week Below is a listing of our sources.


1) Pappé, Ilan. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Oxford: Oneworld, 2006. Print.

2) Shlaim, Avi. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000. Print.

3) “A/364 of 3 September 1947.” A/364 of 3 September 1947. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2015.

4) “FAQs about Palestinian Refugees.” AlAwda The Palestine Right to Return Coalition. N.p., 07 Oct. 2014.

Web. 01 Mar. 2015.






In Response to Student and Faculty Concerns, Earlham College’s Dining Services Decides to Stop Selling Sabra Products

On the 5th of September, Earlham College’s dining service agreed to have Sabra Hummus removed from the coffee shop after being informed of the involvement in Israeli human rights violations in Palestine by Strauss Group Ltd., of which Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is a subsidiary. The decision comes after a group of concerned students and faculty approached Earlham’s dining services requesting the removal of the product from the college’s facilities.

Strauss Group Ltd. provides financial support and supplies to the Golani and Givati brigades of the Israeli army, which is responsible for enforcing Israel’s illegal, 45-year-old military occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands, and other grave and systematic human rights abuses.

“We applaud Earlham College’s dining service for taking this principled stand and refusing to do business with Sabra Dipping Company,” said Basil Farraj, of BDS Earlham. “Earlham students will no longer be unwittingly supporting Israeli abuses of Palestinian human rights when they purchase hummus and other products on campus.”

Earlham College’s dining services has promised to provide an alternative for the removed product, and were quick to note that they take student concerns seriously and follow through with immediate action.

Two years ago students launched a campaign calling on Earlham College to divest from Motorola Solutions, Caterpillar, and Hewlett Packard, companies that profit from and enable Israeli violations of international law. Last semester students with BDS Earlham also launched a “Dorm Storm” that has continued into the current school year, visiting all dorms and houses on campus and engaging in discussions with students to educate them about Earlham BDS and the larger global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which was launched by Palestinian civil society in 2005.

Summer For BDS Earlham

It is summer! Finals have just wrapped up and commencement is over. But do not worry, here at BDS Earlham we are still working to hit campus hard in the fall and gather more support both on campus and off! We’d like to thank Anna Baltzer for mentioning us in her news letter today, it has given us a little kick in the behind to work that much harder over summer.

Don’t forget to sign in support of our resolution!


If anyone would like to contact us directly, just email us at:

BDSEarlham (at) gmail (dot) com

We’ll reply to you as soon as we can!


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Norman Finkelstein will speak at Earlham’s Convocation Series

Earlham College Events Committee has announced that Norman Finkelstein will be giving a lecture as part of the school’s Convocation Series on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

His lecture will be titled: “Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Love Affair with Israel is Coming to an End.”

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall
Tickets/Registration Required? No

Political scientist Norman G. Finkelstein is the author of Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering, The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A Personal Account of the Intifada Years, and This Time We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion. In today’s presentation Finkelstein speaks about the history of U.S.-Israeli relations and on the relationship of American Jews. The convocation is sponsored by the Events Committee.

For more information, contact Director of Events Coordination Lynn Knight by e-mail or at (765) 983-1373.

Earlham Students Declare their Support for BDS Earlham – VIDEO

Earlham College students from different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences declare their support for BDS Earlham. BDS Earlham a campaign to get Earlham to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett Packard, because they are profiting from Israeli violations of international law and principles of human rights. Read our proposed divestment resolution and show your support!

Have you seen the video?  We need your support to make divestment happen. Please show you support!