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The academic boycott of Israel is the hill to fight on

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 9:06pm
Boycott Israel U Michigan

As to where the anti-boycott efforts are going, this is just the beginning.

We will continue to rally support among American civil society.  That support comes willingly, as one of the movers behind the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement in the U.S., who runs the Electronic Intifada website, lamented today...

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Kenyon College withdrawing from American Studies Assoc over Israel boycott (Update – Indiana too)

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 3:44pm
Sean Decatur Kenyon College

The List of Universities rejecting academic boycott of Israel is growing rapidly.  These two announcements are significant because they involve withdrawals of Institutional Membership, not just condemnation.  This makes four universities (Penn State Harrisburg, Brandeis, Kenyon, Indiana) who are withdrawing membership, plus several others (Willamette, Hamilton, Northwestern, Tufts) who deny being Institutional...

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Women declare War on Obamacare

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:04am
War on Women Poster Arise Sisters

Oh, the irony.

The President who was elected in substantial part because his campaign relentlessly attacked Republicans as having a War on Women, is now seeing his signature achievement undermined by a War on Obamacare declared by Women.

CNN reports, CNN Poll: Health care law support drops to all-time low:

Support for the country’s...

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George Zimmerman sells painting for $100k, gets guns and girlfriend back

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 7:00am
Geroge Zimmerman with art Justice for All

These are good days for George Zimmerman. He’s selling art for big bucks, he got his guns back, and …, um, well, he’s back with Samantha Sheibe.

Becca Lower brings us all this news which may portend more blog posts here in the future.

From the L.A. Times:

How much is a painting created...

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List of Universities rejecting academic boycott of Israel (Update – 250!)

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Posted by    Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 8:00pm
Jerusalem Shrine of the Book

The universities and colleges below are confirmed to reject the academic boycott of Israel passed by the American Studies Association.

This list is based on positions expressed by the Presidents of such Universities or others in a position to state a university’s position (e.g., communications staff). We are aware of no university in the...

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A&E really wanted to tell you a story ’bout a man named Jed

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Posted by    Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 3:30pm
Beverly Hillbillies Opening Screencap

I’ve been learning more, over the past few days, about Duck Dynasty.

This narrative makes a lot of sense:

Duck Dynasty is not...

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University statements rejecting academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 12:32pm
Cornell Techion Campus Drawing

Note: This post originally was to list just a few statements from university Presidents, but as it has expanded it now will be the repository to gather the statements as a source for others. The title — but not the url — has been changed as has some of the text.

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The worst Twitter day of all time

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Posted by    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:20pm
Justine Sacco Africa Tweet

Yesterday was the worst Twitter day of all time.

Or at least the worst that I remember.

Some lady no one had ever heard of and who had about 100 followers at the time sent the Tweet above.

The tweet went viral.  Some guy at Gawker is claiming credit for finding it, although a lot...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters threaten legal action against opponents

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Posted by    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 5:00pm
ASA Petition to boycott Israel

The anti-Israeli academic boycott resolution passed by the American Studies Association was initiated out of the Academic and Community Activism Caucus.

The resolution then was endorsed unanimously by the

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Kangaroo Court Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 12:10pm
lynching-at-Sacramento-State

Guilty until proven innocent, if they even let you prove your innocence:

Where in America do we have quasi-judicial proceedings rivaling those of the English Star Chamber or Spanish Inquisition of the 16th century, in terms of lack of fairness and due process? In the student...

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All he is saying

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Posted by    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8:00am
Bumper Sticker - Maryland - Give Peace A Chance

From frequent photographer Ulises:

The sticker on top say “You can give peace a chance, we’ll cover you if it doesn’t work out”. For some reason this sticker does not come out really well in pictures, but here it goes.

Now, the one on the bottom is really short and to the point. We miss him and we need him…

Bumper Sticker - Maryland - Reagan

 
 
 

Thanks to Legal Insurrection readers for leading fight against Israel boycott

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:16pm
Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS

Just a word of thanks to Legal Insurrection readers.

The pushback against the anti-Israel academic boycott is gaining momentum. An increasing number of universities and University Presidents are stating their positions against the boycott. Not a single university or major academic group has come out for the boycott.

While this pushback would have...

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Princeton Pres: “I do not intend to denounce the ASA”

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:36pm
Princeton Pres Eisgruber installation

I previously sent an email to President of Princeton regarding academic boycott of Israel and specifically inquired as to whether Princeton would drop its Institutional Membership in the American Studies Association so long as ASA imposes an academic boycott on Israeli academic institutions and scholars.  Both Penn State Harrisburg and Brandeis have dropped their Institutional...

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Willamette rejects Israel boycott, denies being Institutional Member of American Studies Assoc

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:20pm
Willamette_University_entrance_sign

Willamette University joins an increasing number of universities rejecting the anti-Israel academic boycott, but in a twist, denies having any knowledge as to why ASA lists it as an Institutional Member.

The ASA considers Institutional Memberships to be important indicators of university support which is why it highlights the list:

Institutional members help to...

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Association of American Universities rejects Israel boycott

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:33pm
Association of American Universities Logo

The list of universities rejecting and denouncing the anti-Israel boycott resolution of the American Studies Association is growing rapidly.

In a statement signed by its Executive Committee, the Association of American Universities has stated its opposition to...

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Obama: Obamacare is working

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:10pm
Obama Press Conf 12-20-2013 law working

That’s the take away from today’s press conference, which still is in progress as of this writing.

So Democrats should run on it in 2014.

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Boston U. President rejects Israel academic boycott

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:33pm
Boston University President Robert A. Brown

Robert A. Brown, President of Boston University, will be issing a formal statement rejecting the Amercian Studies Association’s anti-Israeli academic boycott.  The statement is not yet posted on BU’s website, but was obtained by Legal Insurrection and confirmed with the President’s office.

President Brown, however, is deferring the decision on withdrawal of Institutional Membership to...

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