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Three Definitions of Antisemitism: A Comparison

By TTN Blog

TTN members discussed the merits and demerits of the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, which drew the signatures of more than 200 Jewish scholars and a few activists, as an alternative to the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) working definition.  Although viewed skeptically by some of us as a way to legitimize or enable opposition to Israel […]

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How to Debate BDS on Campus

By Kenneth Stern

I highly recommend this book discussed in my new Times of Israel blog post.  These excerpts from my post focus on BDS:  Jonathan Marks’s “Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education“ shows what higher education can be at its best. But his subtitle has it wrong. Marks may be a conservative, and he may […]

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ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A ZIONIST?

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

The Alliance for Academic Freedom condemns the treatment of Rose Ritch, a Jewish undergraduate at University of Southern California who resigned under pressure as vice president of the Undergraduate Student Government following a campaign that featured denunciations of her support for Israel, including some with antisemitic overtones. Not only was it clearly reprehensible for fellow […]

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Open Letter to Members of SSSP

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

An Open Letter to Members of the Society for the Study of Social Problems July 2020 The Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), a multidisciplinary faculty organization that opposes academic boycotts and supports a two-state solution that would facilitate political self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians, is concerned that the Society for the Study of Social […]

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We Defend Academic Freedom, Even for Ideological Foes

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

REQUEST TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CHILLS ACADEMIC FREEDOM Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar last week wrote Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to request an investigation into whether University of Arizona programs comply with federal funding requirements. He expressed concern specifically about whether the campus’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) engages in anti-Semitic activities or […]

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Contemporary Academic Antisemitism

By TTN Blog

This post selects from, and links to, an article in The Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism, “The Devil’s Intersectionality: Contemporary Cloaked Academic Antisemitism,” by our colleague, Prof. Cary Nelson.  He discusses themes from Israel Denial: Anti-Zionism, Anti- Semitism, & The Faculty Campaign Against the Jewish State, his book published in 2019; our sampling of this lengthy article […]

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Historians Reject Anti-Israel Resolutions

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

Members of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) were instrumental in defeating two proposed resolutions at the business meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA) on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020; they were sponsored by a group called “Historians for Peace and Democracy.”  Though these resolutions on alleged infringements of academic freedom by Israel (posted here) fell […]

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