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Lawrence Summers: Academic boycott of Israel is “anti-Semitism in effect”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 13, 2013 at 8:49am
Charlie Rose interview Lawrence Summers Screen Shot ASA boycott

Lawrence Summers, former President of Harvard University, has commented on the proposed resolution by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic organizations.  The membership voting on the anti-Israel boycott resolution concludes on December 15.

For background on the proposed academic boycott and those anti-Israeli “academics” who worked for years on the...

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Good people opposing academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2:26pm
http://youtu.be/Fj4hDohtph4

I don’t know what the outcome will be regarding the proposal by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions.  The membership voting ends December 15.

While...

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Israel’s Bedouin redevelopment plan scrapped

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:14am
Israeli Bedouin City of Rahat 2012 (credit Wikimedia Common, Romayan)

We have written extensively about the so-called Prawer-Begin Plan to redevelop Bedouin communities in the Negev desert.

(added) The Plan never was official Israeli policy. It simply was a bill advancing through the Knesset but never fully approved and never law.

The Plan would have included relocating about 15% of the Bedouin population...

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Who is paying me?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:39pm
Twitter - @tenuredradical - Oh Please Who is Paying You

I had a conversation on Twitter today with Professor Claire Potter, the subject of the post Tenured radicals cannot be trusted with our academic freedom.

Potter first forcefully and repeatedly opposed the academic boycott of Israeli educational institutions proposed by the American Studies Association because it violated principles of academic...

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Does American Studies Association have guts to boycott Cornell too?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:27am
Cornell Techion Campus Drawing

Being anti-Israel is the easiest thing to be in academia these days.

An example is the recommendation by the National Council of the American Studies Association for a boycott of Israeli academic organizations. The vote of the membership is pending, with voting closing on December 15.

I detailed yesterday how one ASA member,...

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Tenured radicals cannot be trusted with our academic freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:00am
Israeli Amb Michael Oren shouted down at UC Irvine 2010

The anti-Israel Boycott Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement is a frequent focus here because it embodies so much of the pathology of the Leftist-Islamist anti-Israel coalition.

While disavowing anti-Semitism, BDS singles out and holds only Israel to standards not applied much less met by any other country in the Middle East or...

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Renowned Pianist Evgeny Kissin Stands Up to Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:05am
Yvgeny Kissin Concert

One of the tactics of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement is to disrupt appearances not only by Israeli speakers, but also dancers, artists and musicians.

In 2010, for example, the Jerusalem Quartet had to stop its performance in London after a BDS protester would not stop shouting. In September...

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Israeli Development Plan for Bedouins Draws Misinformation Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 12:00pm
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Currently new political attacks against Israel are crystallizing around the Begin plan. Former MK Benny Begin has written legislation to integrate the Bedouin into Israel society. Naturally there’s debate about the merits of the plan. Naturally, those opposed to it cast in light of institutional Israeli racism.

While acknowledging that the Bedouin...

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Who killed Hezbollah biggie?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 8:20am
Hezbollah Commander Car Bullet Hole 12-2013

We noted previously the Senior Hezbollah commander assassinated, Hassan Laqqis.

Hezbollah immediately blamed Israel. It certainly makes sense when you consider how professionally it was carried out. Unlike the Jihadis who blow up cars or themselves, the Laqquis hit was carried out precisely and using silenced weapons. The hit men...

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John Kerry: Getting to “No” with the Palestinians

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:42am
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A few months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry allowed as to how he was worried about Israel’s future if it did not reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. Israel’s Prime Minister has played along sending his emissaries to negotiate with Palestinian partners who don’t want to make a deal.

So...

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Maybe it’s time to reconsider the tax-exempt status of academic boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9:24am
Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS

I don’t use the word “evil” very often here, but it certainly would be justified as to the Boycott Divestment Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel and BDS supporters in academia.

See the BDS Tag for my prior writings on the BDS movement for background.

Now that the National Council of the American Studies...

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Still with the monkeys and pigs stuff?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:03pm
Palestinian teacher monkeys and pigs

The reason there is no peace in the Middle East is that Palestinians believe this, teach it and put it on their television, via Palestinian Media Watch (h/t @haivri):

Sheikh Muhammad Al-Tawil teacher in Al-Aqsa Mosque school:

“What’s happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., Temple Mount plaza) is a division of time [between...

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Senior Hezbollah commander assassinated (Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:04am
Hezbollah Commander Assassinated Beirut 12-4-2013

Just one day after Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah gave a gloating television interview about the triumph of the Iranian nuclear deal, the former head of Hezbollah’s rocket forces, someone involved in procuring arms from Iran, and a close associate of Nasrallah was assassinated outside his home in Beirut.

Via Times of Israel:

Lebanese...

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Hezbollah chief praises Iran nuke deal, say U.S. wanted broader talks with Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:09pm
(Hezbollah flag and sign near Metula, Israel)(photo Hadar Sela)

In an interview airing now on Lebanese OTV television, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah discusses the Iranian nuclear deal (summary translation via NOW Lebanon):

The Iran nuclear deal has significant repercussions.

The region’s peoples are the biggest winners from this deal because regional and international forces have been pushing for war with...

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