About: Miriam Elman

Miriam F. Elman is an associate professor of political science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, where she is a research director in the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration.




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NY Dept Education apologizes for ‘Anti-Israel’ cartoon on statewide exam

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Posted by    Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/10/2017 at 4:00pm

On Wednesday, the New York State Education Department apologized for including an ‘anti-Israel’ political cartoon on its global studies Regents Exam.

The exam was administered to 10th graders back on January 24.

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NY Regents Exam Features Anti-Israel Cartoon

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Posted by    Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/2/2017 at 2:30pm

Anti-Israel and antisemitic propaganda are common on America’s college and university campuses. But as we’ve highlighted in a number of recent posts, this discriminatory and biased messaging and materials appears to be filtering down into the public education system.

In a post last April we noted how anti-Israel materials have been systematically introduced...

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Will Israel bar entry of foreign BDS activists?

http://www.israellycool.com/2015/11/14/code-pinker-ariel-gold-slips-up-in-description-of-her-arrest/
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Posted by    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:00am 2/1/2017 at 7:00am
http://www.israellycool.com/2015/11/14/code-pinker-ariel-gold-slips-up-in-description-of-her-arrest/

On Monday Jan. 30, Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) was set to pass into law a bill that bars BDS (boycotts, divestments and sanctions) advocates from the country.

The bill would extend the ban to those who back the anti-Israel BDS movement as well as those who support the boycott of settlement goods...

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Palestinian Rock-Throwing Spikes Since UN Anti-Israel Resolution

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Posted by    Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:30am 1/13/2017 at 11:30am

In an Israeli TV interview conducted earlier this week at the White House, President Obama dismissed the criticism that he had betrayed Israel by opting not to veto United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2334.

The U.S. abstention allowed the Security Council to adopt the resolution on December 23. It branded Israel’s...

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“Jewish Voice for Peace” Hijacks Chanukah for Anti-Israel Messaging

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Posted by    Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 6:00pm 1/1/2017 at 6:00pm

Despite its name, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) isn’t Jewish or for peace. It’s a radical group that provides cover to the anti-Israel movement, particularly on campuses, by legitimizing and mainstreaming its assault on Jewish identity.

As we’ve noted in prior posts, JVP usurps various Jewish celebrations, religious holidays, and commemorative life-cycle...

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Prof. Miriam Elman in WaPo: Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, for peace sake

http://diplomacy.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/explorer/places/170432.htm
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Posted by    Friday, December 30, 2016 at 4:00pm 12/30/2016 at 4:00pm
http://diplomacy.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/explorer/places/170432.htm

Last week I was invited by an editor of The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog to contribute an article focusing on the issues surrounding president-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The article, “

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More Anti-Israel Propaganda in Mainline Churches: “Living Resistance Tour”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7:30pm 12/22/2016 at 7:30pm

In a number of recent posts (see here, here,

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Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus (Film Review)

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Posted by    Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 9:00pm 12/17/2016 at 9:00pm

What’s happening to Jewish and pro-Israel students on many American universities and colleges from coast to coast is horribly ugly. On “hotspot campuses”...

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November 30: Commemorating departure and expulsion of Jews from Arab and Muslim lands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS1xxhVqzi4
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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00pm 11/30/2016 at 9:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS1xxhVqzi4

Today Israel marks a national day remembering the Jewish departure and expulsion from Arab and Muslim lands.

In a series of events that spanned over three decades (from the 1940s through the 1970s) and have rarely been acknowledged until very recently, nearly one million Jews were expelled from their homes across the...

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Anti-Israel Activists: Israel Should Have Planted More Arson-Resistant Trees

https://twitter.com/MickyRosenfeld/status/802599503983476737
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Posted by    Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 10:30am 11/27/2016 at 10:30am
https://twitter.com/MickyRosenfeld/status/802599503983476737

Since October 2015, Israelis have endured stabbings, car rammings, and shootings in a wave of Palestinian violence that’s tapered off somewhat but hasn’t really come to an end.

Now it looks like arson can be added to the list.

This past week Israel has been battling massive fires with at least some of...

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West Bank Settlers Urge Army to Return Palestinian Teen’s Body

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 8:30am 11/22/2016 at 8:30am

For Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorist groups, the most prized possession is the body of an Israeli, alive or dead. Those bodies are used both to inflict mental anguish on the Israeli public, but also to trade for prisoners who themselves have killed or attempted to kill Israelis.

It’s a sad, ghoulish...

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U.S. Embassy: Next Year in Jerusalem?

http://diplomacy.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/explorer/places/170432.htm
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Posted by    Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:30am 11/13/2016 at 7:30am
http://diplomacy.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/explorer/places/170432.htm

President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a promise that the United States would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of the Jewish state.

He also vowed that when he became president he’d relocate the U.S. embassy from its current beachside location in Tel Aviv to the Holy City.

 

Now, some are saying that...

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Palestinian Authority Finally Releases Palestinians Arrested for Visiting Jewish Sukkah

https://twitter.com/WorldJewishCong/status/788716790901829632
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Posted by    Monday, October 24, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/24/2016 at 5:30pm
https://twitter.com/WorldJewishCong/status/788716790901829632

Last night Israeli media (see here and here) reported the breaking news that four Palestinian men who...

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UNESCO’s Exec Board ratifies resolution purging Jewish connection to Temple Mount

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/19/2016 at 4:00pm

Wrapping up its session in Paris that began several weeks ago, yesterday the United Nation’s cultural agency adopted a Palestinian and Arab state-sponsored resolution on Jerusalem that ignores both Jewish and Christian attachments to Jerusalem’s sacred sites.

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UNESCO attempts to erase Jewish connection to Temple Mount

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Posted by    Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00am 10/14/2016 at 7:00am

The United Nation’s cultural body—UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)—passed a resolution in Paris yesterday that challenges both Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem’s holy sites.

The resolution was passed as Item 25 (titled “Occupied Palestine”) of the provisional agenda for UNESCO Executive Board’s 200th session.

The document (full text here) was...

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Jewish Voice for Peace hijacks High Holidays for anti-Israel messaging

https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/5777-high-holidays/
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Posted by    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:00pm 10/5/2016 at 7:00pm
https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/5777-high-holidays/

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a non-Jewish organization that provides cover to the anti-Israel boycott movement (BDS) by legitimizing and mainstreaming its assault on Jewish identity.

As we’ve noted in prior posts (see here and here), JVP activists operate in multiple arenas to exploit Jewish culture and traditions, putting them into...

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Syracuse U Pro-BDS Faculty Issue Call to ‘Resist’ Events Co-hosted with Israeli Institutions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff3d0E_PG-Y
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Posted by    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/4/2016 at 4:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff3d0E_PG-Y

Last month, Syracuse University (SU) made headlines when a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department dis-invited an award-winning Israeli NYU Professor and filmmaker from a campus event out of fear of offending the political sensibilities of her BDS-supporting colleagues (see our prior posts covering the story).

At the time, pro-BDS faculty ...

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