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Many view university and college campuses as the “front lines” for the debate about Israel and Palestine.

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Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories at Fresno State

Steven Lubet is the Williams Memorial Professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and an active member of The Third Narrative community.   This is a shortened version of his opinion piece published at The Forward (June 20): A California College’s Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories Prof. Vida Samiian knew just whom she wanted to blame when […]

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AAF Statement on Controversy at Dartmouth

What follows is an abridged version of a statement written for the “Inside Higher Ed” website by eight members of the Alliance for Academic Freedom — David Greenberg, Rebecca Lesses, Jeffry Mallow, Deborah Dash Moore, Sharon Musher, Cary Nelson (chair), Kenneth Stern and Irene Tucker: Everyone Lost at Dartmouth In May 2017, N. Bruce Duthu, an associate dean and […]

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Pres. Rivlin rejects university curb on political speech

A recent proposal by Israel’s Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett (head of the rightwing Jewish Home party), for the Knesset to legislate an “ethics code” that would prohibit university faculty from voicing their political opinions in class and from “participating in, or voicing support for, academic boycotts against Israeli institutions,” has drawn concern from members of our […]

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Defeat for BDS at Modern Language Association

We were advised on June 14, by Prof. Cary Nelson, that the proposal for a boycott of Israeli universities has been defeated at the Modern Language Association (MLA): By a stunning two to one margin, members voted not to endorse a boycott of Israeli universities now or in the future. This sends a message to […]

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Israeli Entry Ban Violates Academic Freedom

(April 3, 2017) — Free societies must give as wide latitude as possible to the speech both of their citizens and their foreign visitors. Some countries punish hateful speech or historical denial that functions as hateful speech; others restrict only speech embodying a call to violence or causing imminent danger of mass panic risking bodily […]

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Progressive Student at Brown U. on Antisemitism

The following are snippets from an op-ed by Benjamin Gladstone, “Anti-Semitism at My University, Hidden in Plain Sight,” (published in the NY Times, Oct. 1, 2016, and inexplicably not posted earlier): Providence, R.I. — Last semester, a group came to Providence to speak against admitting Syrian refugees to this country. As the president of the […]

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Alliance for Academic Freedom Responds to Trump Executive Order

Suggests American Academic Associations Move Meetings Abroad so Foreign Scholars Can Attend For More Information Contact: Cary Nelson, 217-356-0649; Kenneth Stern, kenneth.s.stern@gmail.com (January 31, 2017) — The Alliance for Academic Freedom deplores President Trump’s executive order on immigration. As academics we are deeply concerned that it will keep scholars and students from seven Muslim-majority countries […]

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