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Turkish Prisons Are Filled With Professors

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:30pm 10/13/2016 at 7:30pm
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We have reported extensively on the purge of Turkish academia, and the relative inaction of American faculty who are quick to boycott Israel.

This article by the son of an imprisoned Turkish professor is chilling, Turkish Prisons Are Filled With Professors — Like My Father:

A Turkish professor who was my father’s colleague...

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More BDS hypocrisy: Lack of Academic Freedom in Palestinian Universities ignored

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:30pm 10/8/2016 at 8:30pm

WAJ Intro: The post below is by Prof. Cary Nelson, a leading scholar and expert on issues of academic freedom and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He was co-Editor of The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel (2014)(from the cover of which the Featured Image was taken) and was...

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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
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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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Prof. Glenn Reynolds (@instapundit) in the clear – No action by U Tennessee over “run them down” tweet

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 2:25pm 9/27/2016 at 2:25pm
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The University of Tennessee  at Knoxville apparently doesn’t want to take on the leader of the Army of Davids.

We reported the other day that UTK was “investigating” Prof. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit over the tweet suggesting that drivers surrounded by the violent racist mobs of rioters on Charlotee highways “run...

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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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Demand a full and transparent investigation of Syracuse University disinvite of Israeli filmmaker

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 9:15pm 9/3/2016 at 9:15pm

The academic boycott movement against Israel has achieved very little so far, though it has poisoned the campus atmosphere with its anti-academic freedom message.

There is no university or college in that United State that I’m aware of even considering the academic boycott of Israel. The academic boycott resolutions at faculty organizations...

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So @MarcLamontHill, should we boycott breakthrough Tel Aviv U melanoma research?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 9:15pm 8/27/2016 at 9:15pm
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Marc Lamont Hill is a professor at Morehouse College, frequent cable news commentator, and host of his own shows on BET and VH1.

Lamont Hill has voiced support for “revolutionary struggle” against Israel, which he recorded on a video for a Dream Defenders trip to express solidarity with Palestinians against Israel:

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Victory: YouTube restores video of vile BDS harassment of pro-Israel Professor

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:30am 6/15/2016 at 9:30am

On June 10, 2016, I reported on how Someone wants to suppress this video of vile BDS shoutdown of Professor.

The video in question showed Irish anti-Israel activist Joseph Loughnane verbally abusing and threatening Professor Alan Johnson, who runs the Fathom Journal and was giving a lecture against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. His...

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Vassar anti-Israel activists attempt stealth academic boycott Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:30pm 3/3/2016 at 2:30pm
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One of the most controversial aspects of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is the academic boycott.

That academic boycott has been condemned and rejected by the Presidents of over 250 American universities and colleges, and major groups such as the American Council on Education (1700+ Higher Ed Institutions), Association of Public and Land-grant...

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U. Waterloo students reject academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 1:00pm 1/28/2016 at 1:00pm
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A coalition of anti-Israel students at the University of Waterloo obtained 4000 signatures to put a resolution to a full student body vote completely severing ties with several Israeli academic institutions:

In November 2015, the Federation of Students received a petition of over 4000 signatures to initiate a referendum for the...

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Students Across America DEMAND Equality, Padded Safe Spaces

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 30, 2015 at 1:15pm 11/30/2015 at 1:15pm

Trigger Warning: “BACK IN MY DAY” rant in 3…2…

I don’t harbor many memories from undergrad that are related to social justice or student protests. At one point, one guy (it was the mid-oughts, so we can assume he was one of three hippies at Purdue University) went on a hunger strike,...

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EXCLUSIVE: Brandeis Provost Green Lights Academic Pass for Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 23, 2015 at 3:09pm 11/23/2015 at 3:09pm

This post has been updated.

Earlier this week, Brandeis University became the latest in a long line of academic institutions to receive a “list of demands” from its allegedly beleaguered student body. Saying that “we [Brandeis has] failed our black students,” “Concerned Students 2015” released a laundry list of demands to the...

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ALERT: Faculty Association anti-Israel Boycott season has started

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 8:00pm 11/15/2015 at 8:00pm

The academic year in progress features several Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) resolutions to boycott Israeli universities by major academic professional organizations, as well as preparatory boycott activity to lead up to votes in future years.

Here is the schedule, in chronological order, based upon what we now know:

1. National Women’s...

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Shocked at Yale and Mizzou? Pro-Israel students have lived with intimidation for years

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11:30am 11/10/2015 at 11:30am

The recent incidents at Yale University and U. Missouri of students-gone-wild against open discussion and press freedom have shocked not just conservatives, but also liberals.

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The fact that a professor was involved in the silencing has Twitter in a storm:

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Breaking! Anti-Israel academic boycotters STILL don’t like being boycotted

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:15pm 7/28/2015 at 9:15pm
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This could be a series. In fact, with this post, maybe it is a series.

We have covered many times the faculty members who demand the boycott of Israeli academic institutions (BDS) — which necessarily involves boycotting the individuals who work at those institutions — and then complain when...

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Academic freedom for those who seek to destroy academic freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 11:00am 5/3/2015 at 11:00am

It’s only been a few weeks since the last scandal and already UCLA is embroiled in yet another controversy over its alleged anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist campus climate.

Back in February, in an incident that generated media headlines and a tidal wave of condemnations, several student government leaders questioned sophomore Rachel Beyda’s eligibility...

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