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Sharp Critical Response by President of Pitzer College To Haifa BDS

In addition to violating core principles of academic inquiry and freedom, recent campaigns by BDS to end study abroad in Israel should be recognized as a body blow targeting Jewish students and Jewish Studies. Rightly concerned about the impact of … Continue reading

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Lara Alqasem & Study Abroad in Israel

The story about Lara Alqasem, about which you can read here, is a far more serious threat to academic study abroad programs in Israel than this or that professor or TA refusing to write letters of recommendation to students interested … Continue reading

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American Association of University Professors Statement Against BDS (University of Michigan)

For those following the recent controversy at the University of Michigan surrounding the case of a professor who agreed to write and then declined, on narrow political grounds, to write a letter of recommendation for an undergraduate upon learning that … Continue reading

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(Not Anti-Semitic) Anti-Zionism is Anti-Jewish (BDS)

Sometimes or often enough, anti-Semitism, loosely defined as an antipathy to Jews and Judaism, inflects BDS and anti-Zionism writ large. Recent evidence for such is sustained by a story recently making the rounds, which you can read here, regarding the … Continue reading

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Substance & Tactics at JVP (Response to Mira Sucharov)

  Mira Sucharov is one of the best writers in North America on the left about the contemporary politics in and about Israel and Palestine. Having moved off from a liberal Zionist (2 State Solution) point of political view, she … Continue reading

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What Linda Sarsour Actually Seems to Have Said about Feminism & Zionism

Chaya Halberstam has pointed this out on FB, but I want to raise it here. An article in the Times of Israel states that, according to Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour, feminism and Zionism “do not go together.” She says no … Continue reading

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(With and Against Israel) I Stand With and Against BDS

With BDS and the others with whom I count myself, I am not going to support the state, any state, including Israel, forbidding entry to people on the basis of ideological and political litmus tests. With BDS and others, I … Continue reading

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