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Despite previous pushback, Tufts University again to offer ‘Colonizing Palestine’ course

A fall view of the Tufts University sign at the intersection of College Avenue and Professors Row, photographed on Nov. 4, 2015. Credit: Alonso Nichols/Tufts University. A course on the docket again this fall at Tufts University is causing controversy even before classes begin. “Colonizing Palestine,” offered by the Race, Colonialism and Diaspora Studies Department…

Court Orders Recognition of Pro-Palestinian Student Group

A New York State judge has ordered Fordham University to recognize a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine as a university-sanctioned club after the dean of students, Keith Eldredge, rejected the student group’s petition for recognition based on its political agenda. “Since there is nothing in the record of Dean Keith Eldridge’s determination supporting his authority to…

Anti-Zionist Former Academic Ditched by US University Urges Boycott of Israel During ‘Academic Freedom’ Lecture in South Africa

An American anti-Zionist academic who lost a tenured university position over his graphically-antisemitic outbursts on Twitter surfaced at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa on Wednesday, where he delivered a fierce attack on the “corporate university” and depicted Israel as the supine tool of an international “ruling class.” Steven Salaita — whose…

How Intersectionality Became a Sinister Threat to American Jewry

Intersectionality didn’t originate as an anti-Jewish idea. Coined in 1989 by Columbia University law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw in the context of critical race theory, and with the intention of clarifying the distinction between the overlapping nature of racial and sexual or gender discrimination in a legal context, intersectionality is a word with a noble beginning. …

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