Andrew Pessin is Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College, and author of several books of philosophy for the general reader as well as a novel. For more information, visit www.andrewpessin.com.
Mobs are always unseemly, but academic mobs especially so. We expect a certain detachment from the people who wear those medieval robes and funny hats, which seems inconsistent with mobbing. As importantly, we recognize (or should) that the truth with…read more
[In the days just before the Messiah] a man’s enemies will be the members of his household …. [Sotah 49b (quoting Micah 7.6)] When a man can longer be a Jew, he becomes a Zionist. [Haim Hazaz character, “The Sermon,”…read more
The times may be a changing, in the campus wars over Israel: the idea that the anti-Israel movement is fundamentally antisemitic appears to be gaining traction. The evidence? In recent weeks several U.K. universities cancelled “Israeli Apartheid Week” events, at…read more
Something quite remarkable happened a few days ago. It happened quietly, in a remote corner of some administrative building probably, but it ought to be loudly disseminated across the Western world. Not to be overly dramatic, but Western civilization just…read more
An international coalition representing more than 50 Jewish and pro-Israel advocacy groups came together in Los Angeles this weekend to strategize about the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Hosted by pro-Israel educational organization StandWithUs, the conference…read more
A world-renowned Canadian parliamentarian, jurist and human rights activist emphasized last night that global hostility to Israel is the “new antisemitism,” The Algemeiner has learned. The Honorable Irwin Cotler, addressing an international conference at Indiana University called, “Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and…read more
A new report by a watchdog group has found the “first hard evidence” demonstrating that anti-Israel activity at universities is “at the heart of the rise in campus antisemitism,” TheAlgemeiner has learned. The AMCHA Initiative on Monday released its “Report on Antisemitic Activity in…read more