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Middle East Tensions, U.S. Classrooms

WASHINGTON — At the Middle East Studies Association’s annual meeting, several panels focused on the tensions scholars of the region are navigating in the classroom in these intensely polarized times, with perhaps few issues as contentious as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A roundtable session Monday afternoon focused on navigating Jewish campus and community debates on Israel.…

‘Academic garbage’ or ‘smear campaign’? New Duke University Press publication draws criticism

Duke University Press recently drew criticism over its decision to publish a book which has been criticized as anti-Israel. Written by Jasbir Puar, associate professor in women and gender studies at Rutgers University, The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability details how Israelis deliberately shoot Palestinians with the intent to maim and debilitate as a…

Swastikas and anti-Semitism rife on campus: MPs hear how image is now seen as a ‘casual symbol of fun’ and Holocaust denial literature is being handed out

The swastika is seen on university campuses as being a ‘casual symbol of fun’  Anti-Jewish hatred is rife and Holocaust denial literature is being distributed Police had to be called to protect Jewish students from ‘animalistic behaviour Anti-Semitism is so entrenched in many of Britain’s universities that the swastika is now seen on campus as…

Professors are losing their freedom of expression

Howard Gillman is chancellor and professor of law and political science at the University of California at Irvine. Erwin Chemerinsky is dean and professor at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Law. With so much attention focused on whether controversial speakers such as Milo Yiannapoulos or Richard Spencer should be allowed to appear…

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