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Has your Rep signed Congressional letter against Israel academic boycott?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00am 1/14/2014 at 7:00am
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I reported last Friday on the draft Bipartisan Congressional letter to denounce academic boycott of Israel.

The letter reads, in part:

We write in strong opposition to the American Studies Association’s (ASA) recent decision to boycott Israeli universities and academic institutions. While ASA has every right to express its views on policies pursued...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters demand Freedom From Criticism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:18pm 1/12/2014 at 9:18pm
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[Featured image above from Facebook page of anti-Israel academic boycotter.]

The anti-Israel academic boycott by the American Studies Association has given rise to a massive pushback from a broad range of American civil society, including from over 180 university presidents (as of this writing), leading university and faculty organizations, other academics, and...

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Partial victory over anti-Israel efforts at 2014 MLA Convention shows battle winnable

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 4:15pm 1/12/2014 at 4:15pm
Modern Language Association Annual Meeting 2014 House of Delegates - Photo Joel Griffith

[WAJ Note: We covered the Modern Language Association anti-Israel effort from afar, gathering tweets from those in the room, including Joel Griffith.  I thought it would be helpful for readers to hear directly from Joel, and he kindly agreed to write a post. Joel paid to join MLA just so he...

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Will accepting Palestinian 1967 “Border” Demand Make Peace More Likely?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:30am 1/12/2014 at 9:30am
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Exhibit A:

In June, 1999, shortly after Ehud Barak had defeated Benjamin Netanyahu to become Israel’s new prime minister, Charles Krauthammer wrote a column title, Clinton Should Have Targeted Arafat Instead.

Krauthammer noted that Arafat was going around the world to lobby support for accepting UN General Assembly resolution 181 as a...

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Modern Language Assn split verdict: Adopts watered-down Israel visa resolution, rejects pro-ASA boycott resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:36pm 1/11/2014 at 6:36pm
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The Modern Language Association House Delegates voted on two anti-Israel Resolutions today. (The Resolutions are at the bottom of this post.)

The main resolution, asking for the State Department to contest Israeli denials of entry visas to traveling academics: “Be it resolved that the MLA urges the US Dept of State to...

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Ariel Sharon dies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:42am 1/11/2014 at 7:42am
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Ariel Sharon has died, after almost 8 years in a coma.

He led a life that was complicated, and defined by the insatiable Arab desire to destroy Israel.

Sharon, among many others, didn’t let it happen, and in the course of defending Israel made some errors of judgment that are easy for historians...

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NY State Assembly to introduce academic boycott legislation (Update – Text of Bill added)

Press Release Sheldon Silver re academic boycott Jan 12 2014
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2014 at 3:30pm 1/10/2014 at 3:30pm
Press Release Sheldon Silver re academic boycott Jan 12 2014

We previously reported that NY State Assemlyman Dov Hikind intended on introducing legislation in response to the academic boycott of Israel.

Now it looks like it will move forward, as Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver (arguably the most powerful politician in the state) has issued this press release (h/t Eric Owens,...

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Bipartisan Congressional letter to denounce academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:56pm 1/10/2014 at 12:56pm
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I have obtained a copy of a letter circulating in Congress denouncing the academic boycott of Israel by the American Studies Association.

The authors of the letter hope to have at least 50 co-signers (maybe more), split roughly evenly between Democrats and Republicans.

Here is the text of the letter, with the initiating...

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Israel Law Center sends cease and desist letter to American Studies Assn

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 3:14pm 1/9/2014 at 3:14pm
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Shurat HaDin, The Israel Law Center (ILC), founded by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, has had great success in suing on behalf of terror victims, and otherwise confronting anti-Semitism through the legal process.

Among other things, ILC is suing an Australian academic for discriminating against an Israeli researcher as part of the Boycott, Divest and...

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Academic boycotters blame “Israel Lobby” money for negative reaction

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11:57am 1/9/2014 at 11:57am
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Several of most prominent promoters of the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel attended a bizarre “redwashing” panel discussion in Beirut, at which they tried to delegitimize the Jewish people’s indigenous history in Israel and connection to other indigenous peoples. I’ll have much more on that insidious conference in another...

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Middlebury American Studies Program: Israel boycott violates ASA’s Constitution and Mission

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:53pm 1/8/2014 at 2:53pm
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The President of Middlebury College issued one of the most stinging rebukes to the American Studies Association anti-Israel academic boycott: “the vote is a sad reflection of an extreme and hateful ideology of some members of the academy …. I urge others in the academic community to condemn the ASA boycott and...

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Anti-Israel George Mason group plays race card on Pres for opposing boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:09pm 1/7/2014 at 9:09pm
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George Mason University apparently has an active anti-Israel group.  It has proclaimed the achievement of boycotting Israeli hummus, and staged a walkout on a commencement speaker with close ties to Israel.

The propaganda-named Students Against Israeli Apar...

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U Texas at Dallas terminates membership in American Studies Association

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:35pm 1/7/2014 at 2:35pm
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Most universities which were listed as Institutional Members of the American Studies Association have left it up to particular departments which took out the membership to decide whether to continue.

Of the 83 Institutional Members listed by ASA, at least 11 deny being members, as detailed in the

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Anti-Israel academic boycott group’s tax-exempt status challenged

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2014 at 6:40pm 1/6/2014 at 6:40pm
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When the National Council of the American Studies Association endorsed the academic boycott of Israel in early December, and put the boycott Resolution to a quick membership vote, I wondered how the ASA National Council could do such a thing not just on the merits, but because the boycott put ASA’s tax-exempt...

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Palestinian bus bomber used Boston Marathon-style pressure cooker device

Israel Bus Pressure Cooker Bomb Nails
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:11pm 1/3/2014 at 2:11pm
Israel Bus Pressure Cooker Bomb Nails

Via The Times of Israel, Thwarted Israeli bus blast similar to Boston bombings:

The bomb that tore through a Dan No. 240 bus in the central Israeli city of Bat Yam on December 22 was assembled in a pressure cooker...

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Iran’s Very Good Year

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 3, 2014 at 9:30am 1/3/2014 at 9:30am
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When I was almost fifty four, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for kindly faced clerics
Whose Justice Minister was an executioner
And

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Netanyahu: Doubting Palestinian intentions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:39pm 1/2/2014 at 12:39pm
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Via Times of Israel, Israelis doubt Palestinians’ intentions, PM tells Kerry:

Speaking with Benjamin Netanyahu at a joint press conference before the first of several planned meetings between the two, Kerry said leaders on both sides of the tables already knew what would be included in a US-drafted framework agreement, but added...

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