Adam Shay

Adam Shay is a senior program coordinator and researcher at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, specializing in battling the cultural boycott of Israel. He is regularly called upon by producers and concert promoters to help battle BDS activists in their attempts to pressure artists into cancelling performances in Israel.

Publications by Adam Shay

Bricks Keep Falling Off the Wall

Some performers won’t “cave-in” to Roger Waters’ demands. Read More »

Will Lorde’s Concert in Florida Be Canceled after She Boycotted Israel?

Countering performer’s boycotts: damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Read More »

Has the Cultural Boycott of Israel Peaked?

In the 2016 concert season, there is no shortage of international performers coming to Israel and virtually all categories are represented. Read More »

The Ninja Who Beat the Boycott

Performers defy the call to boycott Israel Read More »

British Policy, Jews and Israel

The British government has been pro-Arab since the early days of the British Empire Read More »

The Palestinian Authority-Fatah’s Incitement Strategy

“The popular intifada will continue until the occupation is over and there will be no return to negotiations without full recognition of Palestinian rights. Movement towards a settlement will be achieved through international intervention.”1 – Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President […] Read More »

The Rock and Roll Boycott of Israel

Overall, the cultural boycott of Israel appears to be losing ground. Read More »

Successes and Failures of the BDS Campaign

In spite of its constant use of belligerent, violent, and deceitful tactics, the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) movement against Israel has very little to show in the way of success. Read More »

Manipulation and Deception: The Anti-Israel “BDS” Campaign (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions)

The BDS movement is composed of a small number of well-financed activists encouraged by senior Palestinian figures. Read More »