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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Anti-Semitic “Deadly Exchange” campaign can be defeated when local pro-Israel groups respond quickly

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Posted by    Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 6:30pm 12/9/2018 at 6:30pm

Anti-Israel activists thrive in darkness. On campuses and municipalities, they spend months and sometimes years planning attacks on Israel that are often unveiled only at the last second, leaving Israel advocates scrambling.

That is unfolding with a vile antisemitic campaign called “Deadly Exchange,” which seeks to blame Israel and American Jewish groups...

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Forced Exodus: Remembering the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Arab countries

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Posted by    Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00am 11/30/2018 at 7:00am
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November 30 is the official day for commemorating the Jewish departure and expulsion from Arab and Muslim lands.

The commemorative day was designated by Israel’s legislative body back in 2014 and comes as a belated recognition of the collective traumas experienced by the between 850,000 to 1 million Jews who were expelled...

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Artifact from First Jewish Temple found in Jerusalem

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Posted by    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 11:00am 11/22/2018 at 11:00am
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A very rare stone engraved with ancient Hebrew letters has been discovered in the rubble of a Jerusalem excavation site.

The extremely tiny stone, called a “beka”, was used as a counting weight during the First Temple period. Only a few similar s...

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Palestinian man refused Muslim burial on suspicion he sold land to Jews, to be buried in Jerusalem Jewish cemetery

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Posted by    Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 8:05pm 11/18/2018 at 8:05pm
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In a highly unusual ruling, one of Israel’s chief rabbis has allowed a Palestinian Arab man to be buried in a special plot, reserved for those without religious faith, in the Jewish Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem.

At issue is the decision of Aryeh Stern, the Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel, to...

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Anti-Semitism watchdog Canary Mission exposes Jewish Voice for Peace in new report

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Posted by    Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2:00pm 11/11/2018 at 2:00pm

Founded three years ago, Canary Mission is an anonymous organization that documents and exposes antisemitism and anti-Israel animus on America’s colleges and universities.

By compiling online dossiers and a searchable database of the activities and the publicly-available statements and social media postings of anti-Israel activists, Canary Mission exposes the vitriolic rantings of...

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Antonio Delgado joins other fringe Dems in questioning Israel’s legitimacy (#NY19)

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Posted by    Friday, October 26, 2018 at 1:00pm 10/26/2018 at 1:00pm
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Recently we posted on the outrageously misinformed remarks about Israel delivered by U.S. congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) at a conference in St. Paul, At extremist event, Democrat Rep. Betty McCollum accuses Israel of practicing ‘apartheid’.

Now another poorly informed Democrat has slandered Israel’s robust and vibrant democracy.

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At extremist event, Democrat Rep. Betty McCollum accuses Israel of practicing “apartheid”

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Posted by    Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7:00pm 10/14/2018 at 7:00pm
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The false claim that Israel is an ‘apartheid’ state underpins the intellectual foundations of the BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement. The smear actually originated in anti-Zionist campaigns that were initiated by Communist states during the Cold War.

Since the 2001 UN conference in Durban, which launched the BDS movement, the...

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Anti-Semitic campaign to blame Jews and Israel for U.S. police practices towards minorities shifts into overdrive

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Posted by    Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:10pm 9/29/2018 at 8:10pm

The virulently anti-Jewish and anti-peace extremist organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has partnered with the organization Researching the American-Israeli Alliance (RAIA) on several new projects for its undeniably antisemiticDeadly Exchange” campaign which, based solely on spurious accusations, singles out U.S. police department trainings in Israel for prohibition.

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More Demonization: Jewish Voice for Peace leading effort to ban DC police training in Israel

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Posted by    Monday, September 3, 2018 at 7:00pm 9/3/2018 at 7:00pm

A Washington D.C. chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is spearheading a coalition of far-left groups who are calling on the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to end its participation in police exchanges and counter-terrorism training visits to Israel.

The effort follows on a decision this past April by the Durham,...

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New study: BDS activists hostile toward Jewish students, not just Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 6:00pm 8/12/2018 at 6:00pm

For many years we’ve been documenting anti-Israel activity on U.S. university and college campuses, typically part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and carried out by student groups like Students for Justice in Palestine.

In these prior posts we’ve described many instances when this Israel-related activism has crossed over the...

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We Remember: Sbarro Pizzeria Massacre, Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001

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Posted by    Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 9:00am 8/9/2018 at 9:00am
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On this day back in 2001 a depraved woman—Ahlam Tamimi—delivered a human bomb to a packed downtown Jerusalem pizzeria at lunchtime, Never forget: Sbarro Pizzeria Massacre, Jerusalem, Aug. 9 2001.

Fifteen people, including two U.S. citizens, were murdered in this Hamas-orchestrated attack.

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund finances key groups behind anti-Israel church divestment efforts

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Posted by    Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 7:30pm 7/29/2018 at 7:30pm
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Why are so many of America’s mainline churches partnering with the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR), an anti-Israel organization which allegedly has financial ties to terror groups and is a leader...

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This Year in Jerusalem: Kotel, Colleagues and Halvah

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Posted by    Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 2:00pm 7/8/2018 at 2:00pm
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This past week I took a short but memorable and rewarding trip, both professionally and personally, to one of the holiest cities on the planet.

Below I chronicle my 4 days in Jerusalem. Most of the images are personal photos and many were shared on Facebook, so I’ve included those posts as...

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Newton, MA public school officials backtrack on pledge to rid curriculum of anti-Israel bias

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Posted by    Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 6:00pm 7/1/2018 at 6:00pm

In several posts we have described how biased teaching materials about the Arab-Israeli conflict and the history and practice of Islam were used for years in the curriculum of two public high schools in the Boston suburb of Newton, Massachusetts:

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Anti-Israel bias and harassment at Presbyterian Church USA’s General Assembly

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Posted by    Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 6:00pm 6/24/2018 at 6:00pm

The 223rd General Assembly (GA) of the mainline Presbyterian Church (USA) wrapped up yesterday on June 23rd with voting commissioners approving a number of overtures (resolutions) which “featured one-sided condemnations of Israel” while “almost no effort” was made to hold Palestinian governments accountable for stymying peace or “harming Israelis and...

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Oops: Anti-Israel South African union tweets photo of Jewish refugees from Arab countries to commemorate “Palestinian refugees”

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Posted by    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:00am 6/22/2018 at 7:00am
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Wednesday June 20th was World Refugee Day, a day when the international community expresses solidarity for people forced to flee their homes as a result of war, persecution, or violence.

Palestinians and their supporters globally typically also use the opportunity of World Refugee Day to raise awareness about the current situation facing...

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Anti-Israel group which planned to infiltrate Jewish summer camps not welcome at Camp Ramah

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Posted by    Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 6:00pm 6/17/2018 at 6:00pm

Last week the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s official summer camping arm, the National Ramah Commission (NRC), pledged not to partner with an activist group of Ramah camp alumni affiliated with the far-left “IfNotNow” (INN) group.

In a letter distributed on June 11th to its institutional partners, whose programs this summer include...

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