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Amid BDS Activism, Divestment Falters on College Campuses

It has become a summer ritual to predict that college campuses will erupt in anti-Israel activity, and, after 2014-15’s record number of antisemitic divestment resolutions, the fears were acute. It is too early to predict a trend, but indications are…

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“Jewish college students in the US are a persecuted minority”

Of 941 incidents of anti-Semitism in the U.S. in 2015, some 90 took place on university campuses, says advocacy group • Declining global interest in the Palestinian issue is “driving the Palestinian Authority and its supporters crazy,” says Likud MK.…

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Anti-Israel Activity on Campus, 2014-2015: Trends and Projections

INTRODUCTION Student groups seeking to control the message about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on campus continue to sponsor and promote programs and initiatives which seek to isolate and punish Israel. Many of the groups and individuals engaged in this anti-Israel activity…

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How would Orwell feel about today’s college campuses?

Located on the outskirts of Boston, Brandeis University has been under siege since Friday when a group of some 150 undergrad and graduate students indefinitely “occupied” the Bernstein-Marcus Administration Center. The students, who are taking shifts in the round-the-clock protest,…

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When to stand

Member of Knesset Hanin Zoabi entered the lecture hall at Columbia University to the sound of frantic clapping; it was more than a friendly introduction, people were enthusiastic. Eventually some people decided to stand. I was paralyzed; I knew that…

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The New York Times and campus debates about Israel

The New York Times published a piece by Jennifer Medina and Tamar Lewin this past weekend (May 9, 2015), with the headline “Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities.”  The argument by the writers was that…

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Wild Thing: Max Blumenthal’s Creepy Anti-Zionist Odyssey

Late last year, Germany was captivated by a mesmerizing, almost absurdist video at the heart of something eventually dubbed Toiletgate. In it, anti-Zionist activists Max Blumenthal and David Sheen chase Gregor Gysi, the chairman of die Linke, Germany’s left-wing opposition…

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