Civil Discourse and Academic Freedom

Ausladung eines israelischen Iranforschers rückgängig gemacht

BERLIN (inn) – Nach einer Ausladung darf der israelische Akademiker Ronen A. Cohen nun doch an einer Konferenz in Berlin teilnehmen. Wegen seiner Beziehungen zur Universität in der Siedlung Ariel hatte ihm die Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient (DAVO) mitgeteilt, er…

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Hamas Bans Gaza Students Studying Abroad

Gaza’s rulers have barred travel by a group of teenagers who were awarded scholarships to study in the United States, a Palestinian rights group says. If confirmed, the move represents a trend toward authoritarianism on the part of the militant…

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Line Between Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Protests Splits AJC

Los Angeles – As campus protests have continued against Israeli policies towards the Palestinians, and sometimes, against Israel itself, Jewish groups have been at odds over how to distinguish legitimate debate about Israel from anti-Semitism, and beyond that, at what…

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ZOA Complaint Seeking Probe of Rutgers

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Zionist Organization of America has filed a complaint against Rutgers University alleging that the school fostered a hostile environment toward Jewish students. The complaint requests that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights…

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Announcement of Goldman Visiting Professorship, 2012-13

GeorgetownUniversity Department of Government THE AARON AND CECILE GOLDMAN VISITING ISRAELI PROFESSORSHIP DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY 2012-13 The Department of Government at Georgetown University offers annual appointment to a distinguished visiting Israeli professor. The position, which serves as an…

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UCU Executive Set to Meet Board and JLC

It emerged this week that University and College Union general secretary Sally Hunt is to meet representatives of the Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council. In a letter to James Mendelsohn, senior lecturer in law at Huddersfield University, who…

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Another Academic Quits UCU Over Antisemitism

Another Jewish academic has quit the University and College Union because of fears about “institutionalised antisemitism.” James Mendelsohn, senior lecturer in law at Huddersfield University said he had sent three emails in 2008 to UCU general secretary Sally Hunt detailing…

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