Civil Discourse and Academic Freedom

“The Flagship of German-Israeli Research Cooperation”

http://www.dfg.de/en/news/press_releases/2007/press_release_2007_66.html Press Release No. 66 The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is increasing its commitment to cooperation between German and Israeli researchers. As of 1 January 2008, the DFG will be assuming responsibility for the German-Israeli Project Cooperation Programme…

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University: Seventh Swastika Not Yet Hate Crime

http://media.www.gwhatchet.com/media/storage/paper332/news/2007/10/29/News/University.Seventh.Swastika.Not.Yet.Hate.Crime-3066401.shtml The seventh swastika in one week appeared on campus Tuesday and the University is not classifying the spate of vandalism as a hate crime. Sarah Marshak, a Jewish freshman who also reports for The Hatchet, found the fifth swastika…

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Columbia: Two TC Professors Receive Anti-Semitic Materials

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/node/27744 Two Teachers College faculty members received “anti-Semitic materials” yesterday, according to an e-mail sent to TC students by Provost Tom James. In his message, James wrote that TC reported the incidents to the New York City Police Department and…

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“Never Again”

http://omedia.org/Show_Article.asp?DynamicContentID=2658 Less than a month after Columbia University gave Holocaust denier, Iranian president Ahmadinejad, a platform in the name of freedom of expression, the Oxford University debating society has contacted Holocaust denier David Irving using the same argument and asked…

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DeGioia Defends Boycott Criticism

http://www.thehoya.com/news/101207/news1.cfm Facing growing criticism from a Law Center professor, University President John J. DeGioia has stood by his decision in recent weeks to criticize a proposed boycott of Israeli universities over the summer. DeGioia’s criticism, which he expressed in an…

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Israeli Historian Wins German Book Trade’s 2007 Peace Prize

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/912660.html Israeli historian Saul Friedlander was awarded the top prize at the annual Frankfurt Book Fair on Sunday in recognition of his narratives documenting the Nazi Holocaust. “Saul Friedlander gave a voice to the grievances and cries of those human…

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Critics of Israel Lobby Hold Parley

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/20071016finkelsteinmearsheimer.html Several of the pro-Israel lobby’s strongest critics gathered in Chicago to fight what they described as Jewish efforts to stifle academic freedom. CHICAGO (JTA) — Collectively they have published more than a hundred books and countless articles. Four are…

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Walt and Mearsheimer- Breaking the Taboo: Why We Took On The Israel Lobby

Breaking the Taboo: Why We Took On the Israel Lobby By Eric Chinski, Farrar, Straus and GirouxPosted on October 16, 2007, Printed on October 16, 2007http://www.alternet.org/story/65271/ Eric Chinski, the editor of John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt’s provocative new…

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