Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS)

Freedom of speech and partisan enthusiasm

Signatories to the recent statement criticizing the University of Michigan’s decision to discipline Prof. John Cheney-Lippold for refusing to support a student who wanted to study in Israel framed the issue solely in terms of freedom of speech. In fact, two principles…

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Academic Prize For Scholarly Form Of Blood Libel

At a week-long conference on anti-Semitism held in Vienna in February, I presented a paper addressing responses to the blood libel through the ages and assessing modern historiography on its origins and impact. The final section, which dealt with contemporary…

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France suspends demand for ‘settlement’ product labeling

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France – Flash 90 French authorities reportedly have suspended their insistence on special labeling for Judea and Samaria products following a lawsuit alleging that the practice is discriminatory. The France office of Amnesty International complained about…

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