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University of Pennsylvania

Students for Justice in Palestine, Unmasked

What do Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas and the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) have in common? These terrorist groups have all been lionized and glorified by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the campus arm of the…

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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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