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

Pitzer College’s Failed Assault on Academic Freedom

The Executive Committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) condemns the vote by Pitzer College faculty and students to urge cancellation of the college’s study abroad program at Haifa University. We applaud president Marvin Oliver’s forthright decision to preserve this educational opportunity for Pitzer students. Faculty and students at Pitzer College in California recently […]

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Pitzer College Pres Vetoes BDS

Pitzer College is one of the seven independent components of the Claremont, California consortium of colleges near Los Angeles.  Last November, TTN’s Alliance for Academic Freedom issued a statement opposing a faculty BDS resolution at that time (“Eroding Academic Freedom“).  The issue has come up again with a faculty vote to end the college’s study-abroad […]

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ERODING ACADEMIC FREEDOM

This is a statement of the executive committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom protesting BDS decisions at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and Stellenbosch University in South Africa:   The movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel on college campuses has on the whole seen relatively little success in the past two years. Colleges and […]

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More on Lara Alqasem

This cartoon is from the the anti-Israel/anti-Zionist webzine, Mondoweiss.net, exemplifying the harm Israel’s government has inflicted by detaining and attempting to deport Lara Alqasem, to bar her from graduate studies at Hebrew University.  TTN (The Third Narrative) participants have been intensively discussing this odd case of an American grandchild of Palestinians who led her college […]

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Let Lara Alqasem Study in Israel 

We the undersigned faculty members of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) stand in solidarity with the presidents of all Israeli universities in urging the Israeli authorities to permit the American student Lara Alqasem to enter the country to pursue her studies at Hebrew University. We join with the many faculty members and organizations throughout […]

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BDS Bans Recommending Students for Israeli Universities

IS WRITING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION A PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OR A POLITICAL CHOICE? By Susana Cavallo, David Greenberg, Rebecca Lesses, Jeffry Mallow, Sharon Musher, Cary Nelson (Chair), and Kenneth Stern, the executive committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom [This statement expands upon and updates an op-ed first published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, […]

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Minister Compromises Academic Freedom

This statement by the executive committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (an affiliate of The Third Narrative) protests the decision of Israel’s Science & Technology Minister Ofir Akunis to block the appointment of a top brain researcher, Dr. Yael Amitai, to an international scientific committee because she once signed a petition supporting the right of […]

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