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Fighting academic boycott efforts, one delegation at a time

Against the backdrop of Operation Protective Edge and at a time when Israel is back in the crossfire of human-rights criticism, a recent visit of seven US law-school deans and other top officials may help with future efforts to fight the next BDS push.The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign is being treated by a number…

Second Law Deans Mission to Israel announced by SPME and the AAJLJ

  PHILADELPHIA—Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) and the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (AAJLJ) today announced its second Law Deans Mission to Israel. This year’s delegation includes: Dean Gail B. Agrawal (University of Iowa), Vice Provost Paul Schiff Berman( George Washington University), Dean Katherine Shelly Broderick (University of the District of Columbia), Dean Donald J. Guter (South…

Chicago-Kent, Loyola deans visit Israel

Standing atop a mountain in the Golan Heights area of Israel, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Dean Harold J. Krent saw a scene unlike anything he had witnessed before. Overlooking the Israeli-occupied territory near Lebanon and Syria, Krent expected to take in a scenic view. Instead, he stood stunned as a battle broke out between…

Israel’s Legality

From Turtle Bay to the halls of academia there is a growing movement to isolate and delegitimize the Jewish State. One of the favored tactics utilized by Israel’s detractors is to challenge Israel’s legitimacy by making “legal arguments” critical of Israel.  These challenges resonate with the public as they feed into an individual’s desire to…

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