Standing Up for Israel in the Health Sciences: A Matter of Integrity

When academics at the Modern Language Association rejected a resolution supporting Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions early this year, they essentially aligned themselves with the pro-Israel camp.  By rejecting an academic boycott of Israeli institutions, voters at the MLA conference upheld…

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A Conversation with Faiz Shakir About Anti-Semitism and BDS

Earlier this week, I wrote a story about the ACLU’s role in opposing the anti-BDS legislation currently discussed in the Senate and about Faiz Shakir, the organization’s national political director. I asked the ACLU for a comment before publication, but did not…

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Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity on Campus

The timely event focused on the First Amendment under siege and antisemitism in academia. Mona Charen, political analyst and syndicated columnist. Michael Poliakoff, President of The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA).   Lauri B. Regan, senior counsel in…

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Roger Waters, Linda Sarsour, Leading BDS Down Black Hole of Anti-Semitism

A recent Los Angeles Times editorial (July 8) criticized Israel for barring certain BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) activists from entering its borders. The Times presents the global movement as merely “an opinion in favor of a nonviolent protest movement that is unpopular in the…

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Anti-Semitism Is Creeping Into Progressivism

Last weekend, organizers of a gay pride parade in Chicago ejected three people carrying pride flags emblazoned with a Jewish Star of David. Subsequent bizarre statements attempting to rationalize their action, claiming that Zionism is “an inherently white supremacist ideology”…

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Fliers Call to End “Jewish Privilege” at U. Illinois

Several weeks ago a series of fliers appeared on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Most of the hateful fliers disparaged American Jews as privileged whites and connected this alleged ‘Jewish privilege’ to social injustice in…

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