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The American mainstreaming of Palestinian terror-linked NGOs

In the 15 months since Israel classified six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist groups, the international community has done little to follow in the Jewish state’s footsteps. After a months-long investigation by Israeli security officials, former Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced that Addameer, Al-Haq, Defense for Children…

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How identity politics fuels anti-Semitism

Published earlier this week, an independent report into anti-Semitism at the National Union of Students (NUS) makes for dispiriting reading. Written by barrister Rebecca Tuck, the report depicts an NUS that views anti-Semitism as a second-order problem, the scale of which is…

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Harvard Deserves Kenneth Roth — the Master of Human Wrongs

The recent Harvard brouhaha over Kenneth Roth’s human rights fellowship at the Kennedy School, has the anti-Israel crowd falsely proclaiming a victory for academic freedom. They bullied the Kennedy School dean, Douglas Elmendorf, after he vetoed Roth’s appointment, by claiming that the…

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“The Harvard Crimson” Building at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Photo: Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons.

Academia’s Selective Deviation from Freedom of Inquiry

Freedom of inquiry, meaning vigorous analysis and debate of controversial issues, is supposed to constitute an integral element of higher education. American universities have traditionally rejected didactic orthodoxy, and permitted diverse views on such provocative topics as wars, abortion, sexual…

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