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Coalition of Columbia Professors, Alumni, Students Urge University to Discipline ‘Antisemitic’ Professor Who Blasted ‘Fifth Column Zionists’

Nearly 250 alumni, students, faculty, and community members called on Columbia University on Tuesday to discipline a professor accused of making antisemitic comments. Hamid Dabashi, who teaches Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at the New York school, drew criticism earlier this month after he claimed Israel is behind “[e]very dirty treacherous ugly and pernicious act happening in the world.” In a post shared on…

Prof claims she was dismissed for pro-Israel, anti-BDS views

Dr. Melissa Landa, a professor at the University of Maryland for 10 years until her dismissal last June, is preparing to file a lawsuit alleging that she faced discrimination and retaliation for her pro-Israel views. Landa claims that she was “ostracized” by colleagues for taking a public stand against the BDS movement, and that an…

More than 60 organizations plead with colleges to protect Jewish students’ civil rights

In response to recent anti-Israel activity across four college campuses, more than 60 civil rights and educational organizations are demanding answers from the college heads representing Columbia University, New York University, Syracuse University, and University of California, Irvine. At Columbia, the school’s chapter of Students Supporting Israel filed an incident report to the university’s student…

Zionism and the Wedge Between US and Israeli Jews

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A troubling side effect of the Zionist enterprise is that 70 years after the State of Israel came into being, a wedge has grown between Israelis and the Diaspora, driven by guilt and presumptions of moral superiority. The root of the problem is that too many American Jews are uncomfortable with power. In Mandatory…

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