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Rutgers President Owes The Algemeiner an Apology

A phrase that likely originated as a wartime code of conduct, “shooting the messenger,” describes the act of blaming the bearer of unpleasant news. Before the era of modern telecommunications, messages had to be delivered by human envoys — and during hostilities, if a distressing communique sent from one warring party to another was viewed as unacceptable, then the…

Middle East Studies Association Panel Considers Undue Influence of Jewish Campus Institutions

A panel at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) considered the undue influence of Jewish campus and community institutions on the teaching of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At the Monday afternoon session, Hillel International, a Jewish organization with chapters across North America, was called out for its policies against partnering with those who deny Israel’s…

Defending Antisemites, Rutgers President Takes Aim at The Algemeiner

Robert Barchi. Photo: Wikipedia. After weeks of dogged Algemeiner coverage of antisemitism at Rutgers University, we expected that the school’s president, Robert Barchi, would respond. But when he finally did, it left us astounded. Speaking over the weekend at a town hall event sponsored by the student government, Barchi dedicated the first part of his remarks to the series…

U-M Professor Not Allowed to Speak at BDS Meeting Speaks Out Now

An Open Letter to the University of Michigan Central Student Government from Victor Lieberman, Raoul Wallenberg Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Asian and Comparative History On Nov. 14, the Central Student Government voted to prevent me from delivering a carefully prepared talk on divestment from Israel. The argument against my speaking was that…

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