I can't find it in me to denounce BDS in general. Or to give it a blanket endorsement. Mostly, it just fills me with sadness to see how irrelevant my generation of peace-fighters turned out to be. My ideology has always been about fighting 'for the people.' My people too. Even as a small political minority, our vision was explicitly for everyone. The BDS vision is for the Palestinians - not the Israeli Jews. The solidarity movement they have built is for the Palestinians - not the 'democratic camp' of my youth that included me as well. Maybe it's better strategy in some objective sense. But it feels to me like a retreat to a place of hopelessness.
The Jewish Futures conference is holding it's second annual competition. The basic idea is you create a 4-minute YouTube video or written document that addresses their topic of the year. This year, that topic is: "The Jewish Prosumer: The Move from Consumer to Producer in Jewish Life and Learning." They want people to address, "How will Jewish life, living and learning change as we move to a society in which individuals are not only consumers of information and culture, but also producers of their own and others' experiences?"