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


Anti-BDS Laws Undercut Israel Advocacy

Our TTN colleague, David Schraub, a lecturer and researcher in law at the University of California-Berkeley and the California Constitution Center, wrote this opinion piece in The Forward: “Why People Who Oppose BDS Should Oppose Anti-BDS Laws, Too.” A liberal opponent of the anti-Israel BDS campaign, he nevertheless cites examples of how state politicians, university administrators and bureaucrats apply […]

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Academic Turf War? Blame ‘Zionists’

This is a follow-up to “Anti-Zionist Conspiracy Theories at Fresno State,” posted in June. The following is excerpted from a recent piece in The Forward (“How A Turf War At Fresno State Turned Into An Anti-Zionist Witch Hunt“) by Third Narrative participant, Steven Lubet, a professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law:   Shortly after Jewish […]

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Judith Butler Plans Pro-BDS Presidency of MLA

The following are abridged excerpts from an article in the Jewish Journal (“Judith Butler Plans a Stealth MLA Presidency”) by Cary Nelson, the Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a colleague at The Third Narrative and the Alliance for Academic Freedom. We begin with his introduction: The Modern Language Association […]

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On Dealing with Antisemitic University Faculty

This post is a quickie guide to a four-part analysis at The Faculty Lounge by Steven Lubet, a TTN colleague who is a professor of law at Northwestern University. This is from Part One: Michael Chikindas is a tenured professor of Food Science at Rutgers University. He is also an anti-Jewish bigot, as is evidenced by his Facebook […]

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Political Theater at Middle East Studies Conference

These are the opening paragraphs of a piece by Prof. Cary Nelson at the Telos site: “The Middle East Studies Association Imagines Its Future“: The large room at the Marriott Wardman Park was filled to overflowing on Sunday afternoon for a special session billed as “Thinking Palestine Intersectionally.” The seats were occupied and scores of others […]

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Support New Head of Center for Jewish History

(September 6, 2017)  New York’s Center for Jewish History is currently being subjected to an aggressive and unacceptable outside campaign to discredit its newly appointed CEO and President, David N. Myers of the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Myers is a widely known and distinguished Jewish studies scholar who is highly qualified to administer […]

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Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, speaks during a briefing to members of the foreign press association, in Jerusalem November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun  - RTX2TLQB

Statement on Ed Minister Bennett’s Proposed Guidelines

THE ISRAELI RIGHT MOVES AGAINST ACADEMIC FREEDOM By Cary Nelson, on behalf of the Alliance for Academic Freedom This June Israelis confronted a new set of proposed regulations that would govern how faculty members address political issues in their classrooms, their publications, in external political activity, and in public debate. At the core of these […]

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