Civil Discourse and Academic Freedom

Academics and BDS: An Update

Last week, I criticized the most recent issue of the Journal of Academic Freedom (JAF), a journal of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Mainly activists in and sympathizers with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement author that issue of…

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Israel divestment resolution defeated at UC Santa Cruz

An Israel divestment resolution was defeated Tuesday at the University of California, Santa Cruz with 19 votes against, 17 votes in favor, and three abstentions. The defeat followed a 45-minute student senate debate. “We are pleased that a divestment resolution…

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Bad, Deceptive, Stupid

The University of California, Riverside student government recently rescinded its student senate resolution that urged the University of California (UC) system to divest from Israel. After having passed similar resolutions in other UC campuses (UC Irvine and recently in UC…

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Separating fact from fiction on BDS

To shed light on the passions generated by the Brooklyn College program that promoted the so-called BDS movement, the Daily News opens its Op-Ed page to one of the evening’s speakers. BDS proponent Omar Barghouti writes of the movement’s motivations…

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