Anti-Israelism

An End to Academic Prejudice against Israel

Alas, the question has to be repeated over and over again. Will the politically ignorant American academics in our midst, so eager to attack Israel, ever accept the principle that truth is transmitted by academic freedom? Will those academics at…

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Even in Academia, Boycotting Israel Is a Hard Sell

The weekend before Thanksgiving the American Studies Association, at its annual meeting, considered an academic boycott of Israel. As of Thanksgiving, the ASA’s National Council had not taken action, though the proposed resolution had wide support at the meeting. I have written…

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A culture of anti-Semitic poison at Al-Quds University

THEY WEREN’T wearing swastika armbands or chanting “sieg heil!” during the Islamic Jihad rally this month on the campus of Al-Quds University. They didn’t need to. Everything about the event reeked of fascism and anti-Semitic bloodlust. Demonstrators at the Palestinian school paraded in…

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All Quiet At Brooklyn College’s Most Recent Anti-Israel Talk

When activist Ben White spoke at Brooklyn College last week on the topic of “Israel: Apartheid, not Democracy,” there were no evictions, no disruptions, no names mysteriously left off the list of RSVPs. Unlike a similarly controversial event there last year, there…

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The Association for Anti-Israel Studies?

Chartered in 1951, The American Studies Association (ASA) still describes itself as “the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history.” We will see if there is anything left of the organization’s mission…

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Brandeis University cuts ties with Palestinian college

Brandeis University has suspended its decade-old partnership with a Palestinian university after its president refused to condemn a campus demonstration in which marchers reportedly flashed Nazi salutes amid banners depicting images of suicide bombers as martyrs. Brandeis — a nonsectarian,…

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German anti-Netanyahu cartoon sparks anti-Semitism row

BERLIN – A regional German newspaper published an anti- Israel cartoon on Kristallnacht, depicting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as killing the Iran nuclear talks with poison. The illustration triggered allegations that the paper Badische Zeitung, which is based in the…

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