The American Anthropological Association's membership voted down a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. With 51 percent of members voting online, 2,423 opposed BDS while 2,384 supported it. In spite of the vote, AAA's leadership will censure the Israeli govt, write the US govt detailing ways American support ostensibly oppresses Palestinians, and more. One BDS leader claims the vote--50.4 percent to 49.6 percent--is a "statistical dead heat" and a "virtual tie" that proves they must continue to press for a BDS victory. Even in defeat, anti-Israel bigots claim victory.