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-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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Sen. Todd Young: Palestinian Authority-supplied textbooks for UNRWA schools “promote violence and support martyrdom”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:30pm 3/4/2018 at 7:30pm
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On Tuesday February 27 Senator Todd Young (R-IN) expressed outrage over the schoolbooks used by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) to teach free-of-charge basic education to the children of Palestinians designated as refugees across the West Bank, Gaza, east Jerusalem, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

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Islamist Supremacy at Temple Mount: US Congressmen detained after falsely accused of praying

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Posted by    Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 11:30am 2/25/2018 at 11:30am

United States lawmakers Scott R. Tipton (R-Colo) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va) were stopped and questioned by Israeli police on the morning of February 22nd while they were visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

According to media reports of the incident (see, for example, here and here), Tipton and McKinley were detained...

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Hezbollah used mentally ill Lebanese man to probe Israeli border and electric fences

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Posted by    Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 6:30pm 2/17/2018 at 6:30pm

On Tuesday February 13 the Israeli army repatriated a mentally unstable Lebanese man after he infiltrated Israel by crossing the border fence over the weekend.

According to multiple Israeli media reports, the Lebanese national was detained after allegedly being coerced by members of the Hezbollah terror group, who threatened to have him...

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CAMERA unveils “Times Line” — Exposing biased NY Times coverage against Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 7:00pm 2/11/2018 at 7:00pm
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The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is an international media-monitoring organization that was founded back in 1982 to promote more accurate, balanced, and complete coverage of Israel and the Middle East.

In addition to its many blogs...

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Study: Over one-third of Palestinian terrorists freed in 2011 hostage deal returned to terror

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5:00pm 1/30/2018 at 5:00pm
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According to recent Israeli security assessments, more than a third (420 out of 1,027) of the terrorists released in a November 2011 swap for captive soldier Gilad Schalit have gone back to planning terror attacks.

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UNICEF: Another UN Agency corrupted by anti-Israel politics

https://www.ngo-monitor.org/reports/unicef-ngo-working-group-campaign-blacklist-idf/
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Posted by    Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 8:00pm 1/14/2018 at 8:00pm
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ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and Boko Haram justifiably appear on the UN’s list of grave violators of children’s rights in conflict zones. But UNICEF is also spearheading a campaign to have Israel’s military included on this blacklist, which could lead to Security Council sanctions if successful.

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European nations start cutting funds to pro-BDS pro-terror Palestinian NGOs

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Posted by    Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 1:15pm 12/28/2017 at 1:15pm
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For years, virulently anti-Israel, and in some cases even antisemitic, Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been playing a successful con game in Europe.

They’ve presented themselves to foreign donors as paragons of virtue worthy of financial support, while funneling their money into anti-Israel demonization campaigns, youth programming and infrastructure that glorifies violence,...

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