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ZOA Praises South Carolina’s House of Reps for Strengthening Protections for Jewish College Students

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) strongly praised South Carolina’s House of Representatives today for passing a bill (H. 3643) which requires South Carolina’s colleges and universities to use the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism in reviewing, investigating, and deciding whether their anti-discrimination policies have been violated.  The State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism appropriately More »

Anti-Semitism is the New Social Justice

Hating Israel is the thing to do today on university campuses. It makes you seem “progressive.” It means you’re “woke” and socially aware. It means you’re fighting against a tyrannical regime. It is supporting the struggle of an oppressed people at the hands of White colonialist supremacy. Zionism is racism. Israel is evil, end of More »

The Pressure on American Academics to Conform to BDS

Back in July, Ben-Gurion University President Rivka Carmi expressed concern about a “growing and worrisome phenomena”: informal boycotts of her faculty. BGU scholars were telling her of being quietly shunned by colleagues – excluded from conferences, getting their research proposals and manuscripts summarily rejected, and finding it difficult to place their graduate students into post-doctoral appointments.
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Letter: Proposed resolution stigmatizes Israel

To the Editors:

The UMass Graduate Employees Union (United Automobile Workers affiliated) is now currently debating and voting on a resolution as to whether their organization should join the “BDS movement,” a campaign to isolate and stigmatize Israel based on a one-sided and radical perspective on the Middle East conflict.

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In the Safe Spaces on Campus, No Jews Allowed

When Arielle Mokhtarzadeh and Ben Rosenberg arrived at University of California, Berkeley on November 6 to attend the annual Students of Color Conference, they had no way of knowing that they would be leaving as victims of anti-Semitism.

The University of California Student Association’s “oldest and largest conference,” the Students of Color Conference (SOCC) More »