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SPME Responds to the Solidarity Statement claiming a “Repressive Climate on US Campuses”
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Almost 900 academics, claiming they are “transformational educators,” with a commitment to “education, learning and safety,” signed a letter in “Opposition to the Repressive Climate on US Campuses.” Is that repressive climate the one that attacks Jews and forbids any public defense of Israel? The one that disrupts classes and library reading rooms with slogans…

The Crisis in Higher Education and Advice for Donors
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Among the most shocking side effects of Hamas’ horrific October 7th attack on Israel has been to expose the indecency at the heart of the American university. The question is what to do about it. Before the Israeli victims’ blood had dried celebrations broke out on American campuses, applauding Hamas’ “audacity” and “ingenuity” in bringing…

How social-justice activists revived anti-Semitism
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In Western, leftish circles, Israel is now treated as a uniquely wicked nation. We’re told it is a racist, colonialist, ‘apartheid state’, despite ample evidence to the contrary. Social-justice activists treat this imperfect Middle Eastern democracy with infinitely more contempt than they do brutal dictatorships elsewhere in the region. Meanwhile, anti-Zionism has become all but…

At High School Debates, Debate Is No Longer Allowed
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My four years on a high school debate team in Broward County, Florida, taught me to challenge ideas, question assumptions, and think outside the box. It also helped me overcome a terrible childhood stutter. And I wasn’t half-bad: I placed ninth my first time at the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) nationals, sixth at…