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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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

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00pm 11/30/2016 at 9:00pm
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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.

As we noted in a

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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

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/4/2016 at 4:00pm
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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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Rosh Hashanah Message for Pro-Israel College Kids

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Posted by    Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11:45am 10/2/2016 at 11:45am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6siVv8QSd5Y

Tonight at sundown begins the two-day festival of Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year. It marks the start of the fall holiday season which culminates on October 25, a day dedicated to celebrating the Torah.

It’s become a custom to wish people a sweet, happy, and healthy New Year by...

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Anti-Israel activism course reinstated at UC Berkeley

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:00pm 9/20/2016 at 6:00pm

Yesterday the University of California at Berkeley rescinded its suspension of a course, Ethnic Studies 198: Palestine: A Colonial Settler Analysis—a vehemently anti-Israel, one-credit, once-a-week, student-led course.

The entire purpose of the course appears to be political advocacy and organizing, in violation of university policy for an academic class.

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IDF Rescues Jewish Worshippers Attacked Trying to Visit Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:00am 8/26/2016 at 7:00am

Early Tuesday morning, roughly 60 ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews tried to make an unauthorized visit to Joseph’s Tomb, located inside the Palestinian city of Nablus near the biblical city of Shechem.

According to multiple media reports (see here and 

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