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The Gatekeepers
150 150 Donna Robinson Divine

ABSTRACT “The Gatekeepers” describes the reaction of a handful of well established Israel Studies scholars to a special issue of the journal Israel Studies called “Word Crimes: Reclaining the Language of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”. These professors preferred to denounce rather than engage with the arguments and analyses presented in the special issue deploying their authority to…

Even In a Pandemic, Columbia Students Promote BDS
150 150 Tamara Berens

This coming Sunday, April 5, the undergraduate student council at Columbia University in New York will vote on when to schedule an online referendum that has nothing to do with the academic upheaval caused by the coronavirus. Instead, students at this prestigious ivy-league school will be turning their attention to the urgent issue of .…

Holocaust Survivor and Israeli Professor Is Being Targeted at Pittsburgh College
720 360 Abby W. Schachter and Anat Talmy

A BDS demonstration outside the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 2017. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. In the same city where the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue was met with an outpouring of support for the Jewish community, and the promise that Pittsburgh is “no place for hate,” anti-Israel activists…

Canadian student body rejects IHRA definition of antisemitism
150 150 Eli Nahum

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is rejecting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, which guides politicians and leaders around the globe on how to identify and combat anti-Jewish hatred. On Wednesday, the CFS issued a press release claiming Bill 168, known as the “Combating Antisemitism Act,” violates freedom of speech. The bill,…

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