Antisemitism

NYT to Jews on Campus: Stop Whining, You Deserve the Hate

Covering the campus wars over Israel, the “paper of record” once again misses the point. In a New York Times piece devoted to how pro and anti-Israel activism affects campus free speech and students’ lives, writer John Leland avoids any reference to…

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Antisemitism and Israel delegitimization on the US campus

Prof. Miriam Elman, executive director of the Academic Engagement Network (AEN), examines antisemitism and delegitimization of Israel in the U.S. academic realm. Drawing on her rich experience in the campus setting, Prof. Elman puts the phenomenon of antisemitism on US…

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New attacks on Israel and Zionism may fuel campus anti-Semitism

Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, co-founder and director of the California-based AMCHA Initiative. Credit: IU Europe Gateway. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the fallout from the 2020 election, anti-Semitism continued to morph and grow during 2020. While the school year for many…

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What the War Over the IHRA Definition Obscures

On January 13, one of Montreal’s largest synagogues was vandalized and defaced with anti-Semitic symbols, including a swastika. The perpetrator was a supporter of anti-Israel boycotts and had been influenced by their propaganda campaigns. And a few days earlier, three Israel-linked restaurants in…

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The Battle Over Jewish Students and the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

On January 12, 2021, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations published a letter to President-elect Joe Biden, imploring his incoming administration to “maintain and build upon” the precedent of honoring the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s working definition of…

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Educational Ethnic Cleansing

“Jewish people today on campus can be tolerated, protected or abused. At no point are they treated as equals.” — David Collier, Academia, January 18, 2021. This Jew-hate is cloaked in anti-Zionism, a doctrine that claims the Jewish state, alone among the…

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