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Vilifying Israel, Corrupting the University

Partisanship plagues the humanities. The proliferation of intensely politicized scholarship denouncing Israel as a criminal state exemplifies the conflation of activism with systematic inquiry and analysis. That conflation subverts the dedication to truth indispensable to the university’s mission. Last fall in his book “Industry of Lies,” Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini extensively documented the variety of falsehoods that…

Irish Students, Teachers Endorse Boycott Campaign Against Israelis

Members of the Union of Students in Ireland vote to support a motion endorsing the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Photo: USI. The Union of Students in Ireland voted last Thursday to join the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, shortly after the country’s largest teachers’ union expressed support for…

40 University of Sydney Academics Pledge to Boycott Israel

Over 40 staff members at the University of Sydney in Australia have vowed to avoid collaborating with Israeli academic institutions and their leaders, in support of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign. The pledge, signed by professors and research fellows, calls on Israel to comply with “international law and elementary principles of human rights,” including by…

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