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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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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Update: Durham NC Pro-Israel groups organize against City Council ban on police exchanges with Israel

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Posted by    Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8:00pm 6/9/2018 at 8:00pm
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On April 16h, Durham, North Carolina became the first American city to align a municipal public policy with the agenda of the virulently anti-Jewish and anti-peace extremist organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), which falsely blames Israel and American Jewish organizations for U.S. domestic police militarization and instances of police violence...

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More Israel Demonizing Likely at Upcoming Presbyterian Church USA’s General Assembly

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Posted by    Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 8:00pm 6/3/2018 at 8:00pm

From June 16-23 the General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will meet in St. Louis where delegates will consider for passage at least eight Israel-related resolutions.

By contrast, in terms of its Middle East coverage, the GA is slated to consider only one overture “responding to the current Syrian crisis”...

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Book Review: Anti-Zionism on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, May 28, 2018 at 6:00pm 5/28/2018 at 6:00pm
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The demonization and delegitimization of Israel and bigotry directed toward Jewish faculty, staff, and students is increasing at dramatic rates on university and college campuses.

In these supposedly intellectual spaces, virulently anti-Israel “scholars” and student-activists connected to, and supportive of, the global BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement regularly:

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New report: “false promises made by [Arab] leaders and political elites” created Palestinian Nakba

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00am 5/22/2018 at 7:00am

Last week on May 15th was Nakba Day, when Palestinians and their supporters mourn what they call the ‘catastrophe’ of the modern Jewish state’s establishment, mark the displacement of some 750,000 Arabs in 1948, and call for the ‘right’ of return of the Palestinian refugees to their lost homes in...

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May 14: U.S. Embassy Moves to Jerusalem

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Posted by    Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:00am 5/14/2018 at 7:00am

Today (May 14) the U.S. embassy will officially move from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital city.

The move, widely regarded as historic and “momentous” for Israel and the Jewish people, will coincide with the anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence 70 years ago on the Gregorian calendar. It also comes one day...

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ALERT: Anti-Israel coordinating group to launch municipal-level campaigns against Israel in June

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:00am 5/8/2018 at 9:00am
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Starting in June, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR), an anti-Israel organization based in Washington, DC, is planning to launch a “three-year plan” to support “municipal-level campaigns across the country” which aim at ending U.S. support for Israel.

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Demonization: Durham NC City Council bans police exchanges with Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:30pm 4/22/2018 at 7:30pm
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Last week Durham, North Carolina became the first American city to align a municipal public policy with the agenda of the anti-Israel fringe organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), which falsely blames Israel and American Jewish groups for instances of police violence against blacks in the U.S....

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Group plans to infiltrate Jewish summer camps to turn campers against Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7:30pm 4/8/2018 at 7:30pm

In the saturated arena of anti-Israel political activism in the U.S., the once little-known Washington D.C.-based organization IfNotNow (INN) is catapulting its way to the forefront of the pack.

In one of its boldest moves, IfNotNow is planning to train camp counselors to “teach” campers at Jewish summer camps about the Israeli...

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Silencing History: U.S. University Publishers Shun Book “Ending the Deir Yassin Myth”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 7:30pm 3/18/2018 at 7:30pm

Why have American academic presses rejected a book manuscript by Dr. Eliezer Tauber, a former dean and highly-regarded Israeli history professor at Bar-Ilan University’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies?

Tauber is an award-winning and prolific expert on the early phases of the Arab-Israeli conflict. By all accounts, his latest book about the...

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