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The BDS halo is slipping as its critics grow louder, by Robert Fulford (National Post)

By   /  June 16, 2019  /  academia, BDS, Lies & Deceptions  /  No Comments

Jun. 15, 2019 https://nationalpost.com/opinion/robert-fulford-the-bds-halo-is-slipping-as-its-critics-grow-louder On many of the university campuses in North America, the letters BDS carry an almost magical quality. They stand for “boycott, divestment and sanctions,” but they also convey something else, a self-righteous stance that’s freely available to all students who care to take advantage of it. They can join their campus anti-Israel organization, […]

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Why Are Israeli and other Jewish Academics Legitimizing Anti-Semitism? – Dan Diker  (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  academia, anti-Semitism, BDS, International  /  No Comments

May 30, 2019 Why Are Israeli and other Jewish Academics Legitimizing Anti-Semitism? – Dan Diker  (Jerusalem Post) The German parliament’s recent passage of a resolution that censured the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel for being anti-Semitic sets an important precedent. It smashes the glass wall erected by the European far Left, Islamist and Palestinian activists, […]

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UK Minister Orders Universities to Crack Down on Anti-Semites – Eleanor Harding (Daily Mail-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  academia, anti-Semitism, International  /  No Comments

May 24, 2019 UK Minister Orders Universities to Crack Down on Anti-Semites – Eleanor Harding (Daily Mail-UK) UK higher education minister Chris Skidmore said Jewish societies have to pay up to 2,000 pounds for security at events because they are often gate-crashed by thugs. “It is unacceptable to oblige certain groups of students to incur additional […]

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Separate and Unequal for Jewish Groups at Williams College (2 articles summarized by Daily Alert, with links)

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  academia, anti-Semitism, double standards, International, Lies & Deceptions  /  No Comments

May 21, 2019 Separate and Unequal for Jewish Groups at Williams College – K.C. Johnson In April, the Williams College student government, which previously had recognized a branch of Students for Justice in Palestine, rejected a request to recognize a group called Williams Initiative for Israel (WIFI). In the previous decade, the College Council had not […]

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Is There Room in Academia for Honest Scholarship on Israel? – Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  academia, friends/enemies  /  No Comments

May 20, 2019 Is There Room in Academia for Honest Scholarship on Israel? – Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS) A special issue of the Israel Studies journal (Summer 2019), published by the Association for Israel Studies, was titled “Word Crimes: Reclaiming the Language of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict.” Its focus is how language is used to delegitimize Zionism and the […]

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How alumni are revolutionizing the Israel debate on campus, by Avi D. Gordon (JNS via Israel Hayom)

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  academia, anti-Semitism, BDS, International  /  No Comments

May 20, 2019 Alumni can become the missing piece in countering bigotry, bringing years of practical and professional experience to the table. Click here for article

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72,000 visitors from Muslim countries to Israel in 2018. NYU “academics” think that’s impossible. (EoZ)

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  academia, apartheid, Human Rights, International, Islam, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 7, 2019 From Times of Israel: A record number of visitors from Muslim countries came to Israel last year, including nearly 55,000 from countries that have no diplomatic relations with Jerusalem. According to figures provided by the Population and Immigration Authority on Monday, 72,109 citizens of Egypt and Jordan (the only Arab countries with which […]

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Martha E. Pollack’s response to SJP request for Cornell U. to join BDS movement (Facebook)

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  academia, BDS, friends/enemies  /  No Comments

Feb. 28, 2019 Last week Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) made public their goal for Cornell to divest, boycott, and sanction Israel. President Martha Pollack has responded. Dear Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine, Thank you for your letter and for sharing your thoughts regarding the BDS movement. While I appreciate your dedication […]

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Universities Are Failing to Protect Jewish Students – Carly Pildis (Tablet via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  academia, anti-Semitism, apartheid  /  No Comments

Apr. 18, 2019 Universities Are Failing to Protect Jewish Students – Carly Pildis Israel Apartheid Week now takes place on 37 campuses around the country, with protests, rallies, film screenings, lectures, and actions designed to promote BDS and the idea that Israel is a colonialist apartheid regime. It is increasingly funded by the schools themselves. This […]

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Donald Trump, Morton Klein, and Effective Jewish Leadership BY DAVID P. GOLDMAN (PJ Media)

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  academia, Community Activism for Israel, friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Apr. 14, 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN April 13 that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to extend Israeli sovereignty to West Bank settlements wouldn’t hurt the administration’s forthcoming peace plan, a gesture of support to the Jewish State unthinkable under any previous administration. Following President Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights […]

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