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Ex-Head of American Association of University Professors Slams Award for SFSU Professor Who Engaged in Hate Speech Against Jewish Students
720 360 Benjamin Kerstein

Anti-Israel demonstrators an event at UCLA, May 17, 2018. Photo: YouTube screenshot. A former president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has criticized the organization for recently giving an award to a San Francisco State University professor who engaged in hate speech and against “Zionists” and Jewish students who supported Israel. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi —…

Jewish Studies Professors for Palestine
150 150 Richard L. Cravatts

Seeming to give credence to what wry Professor Edward Alexander referred to as the “explosive power of boredom” among some members of the professoriate, some 400 “professors of Jewish Studies in North and South America, Europe, and Israel” recently published and signed “A Letter on Annexation and Apartheid in Israel.” The opening paragraph of this odious, virtue-signaling…

Academic Freedom Win: Israel Boycott Supporter Ilana Feldman Will Not Be Dean at George Washington U
150 150 William A Jacobson

Ilana Feldman, a professor of anthropology at George Washington University (GWU), recently was appointed Interim Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at GWU. There was an immediate firestorm of controversy, since Feldman is a supporter of and longtime activist leader of the academic boycott of Israel, which is part of the larger Boycott, Divestment and…

Discrimination Can Be Rewarding
150 150 Jonathan Marks

Last year, I wrote about a settlement in the case of Volk v. Board of Trustees. At the center of that case was one incident, in which the Jewish campus organization, Hillel, was intentionally excluded from the “Know Your Rights” fair at San Francisco State University (SFSU). That exclusion is part of a broader movement to permit…

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