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David Price is an activist within the BDS movement and was part of, and wrote about, the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) 2016 vote on boycotting Israeli institutions. In the article, Price alleged that the boycotting of Israel “is the most challenging political issue facing American anthropologists since the Vietnam War,” while promoting the pro-BDS group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and accusing Israel of “atrocities” and “settler colonialism.”[1]

In response to Israeli activities during Operation Protective Edge in 2014, Price referred to the operations as “Israel’s periodic bombing of civilians in Gaza.”[2] In 2004, in response to the U.S. invasion of Iraq Price compared their activity “with other military occupations – these comparisons typically run the range of the occupations of the Nazis, Soviets, Israelis… and so forth.”[3]    

[1] Gonzalez, R. J., Price, D. (April 29, 2016). Anthropologists Marshaling History: the American Anthropological Association’s Vote on the Academic Boycott of Israeli Institutions. Counter Punch. Retrieved from http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/29/anthropologists-marshalling-history-the-american-anthropological-associations-vote-on-the-academic-boycott-of-israeli-institutions/

[2] Price, D. (Dec. 23, 2014). How the CIA Sold Obama on Counterinsurgency by Drone Assassination. Counter Punch. Retrieved from http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/12/23/how-the-cia-sold-obama-on-counterinsurgency-by-drone-assassination/

[3] Price, D. (Jan. 6, 2004). Anthropological notes on Occupation. Counter Punch. Retrieved from http://www.counterpunch.org/2004/01/06/anthropological-notes-on-occupation/

Associated Organizations:

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS); American Anthropological Association (AAA)

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