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Anti-Israel bias reigns at Columbia

When Columbia University’s Center for Palestine Studies was established in 2010, Rashid Khalidi, its founding and current director — and a supporter of an academic boycott of Israel — stated that steering clear of political activism was an important goal of the center: “The last thing you want is a Middle East institute or a…

The Middle East Studies Association Imagines Its Future

The large room at the Marriott Wardman Park was filled to overflowing on Sunday afternoon for a special session billed as “Thinking Palestine Intersectionally.” The seats were occupied and scores of others stood along the walls, sat on the floor in front of the stage, and spilled out into the hallway. For many it was…

Jewish Studies Scholars Sign Statement Condemning Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Over 150 Jewish studies scholars have signed a statement condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it “adds insult to ongoing injury” committed against Palestinians. The faculty and doctoral students lent their names “to express our dismay at the Trump administration’s decision to reverse decades of bipartisan U.S. policy by declaring Jerusalem…

16 UC Berkeley faculty side with Jewish students against Bazian

Sixteen UC Berkeley professors sent a letter to J. on Dec. 6 applauding four Jewish student groups for their statement regarding lecturer and Students for Justice in Palestine founder Hatem Bazian. The students’ letter urged the administration to take “decisive action” against Bazian, following the recent discovery of anti-Semitic tweets he shared this summer. The…

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