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Alumni Group Knocks Columbia University for ‘Disappointing’ Response to Professor Who Blamed Israel for ‘Every Dirty Act in the World’

An alumni group has criticized Columbia University’s response to concerns shared about a professor who has been accused of promoting a hostile environment for Jewish students. The controversy centers around Hamid Dabashi, an instructor in Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at the New York school, who claimed on social media in May that Israel is behind “[e]very dirty treacherous…

Colleges reject BDS demands for 9th straight year

Every single student government resolution urging divestment from companies that do business with Israel was rejected this year by college administrations. Since 2006, 118 BDS resolutions have been rejected nationwide, though a professor who has studied the movement warns that divestment isn’t actually the primary goal, because activists are more concerned with publicity. For the…

Israel Studies confab comes to UC Berkeley

The field of Israel studies emerged two decades ago as a reaction against the politicization (read: anti-Israel bias) of Mideast studies departments in U.S. universities. The new field, spearheaded by the creation of Israel studies centers at Emory and American University in 1998, was designed to give scholars a place for research, collaboration and teaching…

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