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Vassar student body REJECTS Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:27pm 4/28/2016 at 12:27pm
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The Vassar student body voted the past two days on two anti-Israel referenda sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.

For background on anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activism at Vassar, see Tuesday’s post, Vassar students start voting on anti-Israel referenda.

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Vassar students start voting on anti-Israel referenda

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 9:00pm 4/26/2016 at 9:00pm
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We have covered extensively the goings on at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, with regard to anti-Israel resolutions proposed by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine and Vassar Jewish Voice for Peace.

The atmosphere has been particularly toxic, with overt acts of anti-Semitism and intimidation of students who oppose the Boycott, Divestment...

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Vassar Prof: “Anti-Jewish speech off and on campus is very real”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:00pm 3/22/2016 at 8:00pm

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement at Vassar College has been unusually ugly and aggressive in the two-plus years I’ve been covering developments there.

In my first post on March 27, 2014, Anti-Israel academic boycott turns ugly at Vassar, I detailed — based on interviews with professors who witnessed the events first-h...

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Vassar student gov’t passes anti-Israel BDS Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 9:00pm 3/6/2016 at 9:00pm
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In a vote tonight, the Vassar College Student Association (VSA) council passed by a vote of 15-7 an anti-Israel Resolution which adopts the full BDS movement list of demands and calls for divestment from certain companies. The BDS Resolution was a joint effort of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish...

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Vassar student gov’t may lose control of funding if passes BDS resolution (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 3/4/2016 at 7:00pm
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The Vassar College Student Association is in the midst of a highly contentious debate over whether to adopt an anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution and bylaws amendment proposed by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.  SJP takes the position that the BDS resolution

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1975 – When Vassar students protested anti-Semitism masquerading as anti-Zionism

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 4, 2016 at 10:30am 3/4/2016 at 10:30am

The Vassar College Student Association  council is voting anonymously on March 6, 2016, on an anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolution proposed by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Vassar Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). For details, see Vassar anti-Israel activists attempt stealth academic boycott Resolution.

For years the BDS campaign on campus...

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Vassar anti-Israel activists attempt stealth academic boycott Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:30pm 3/3/2016 at 2:30pm
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One of the most controversial aspects of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is the academic boycott.

That academic boycott has been condemned and rejected by the Presidents of over 250 American universities and colleges, and major groups such as the American Council on Education (1700+ Higher Ed Institutions), Association of Public and Land-grant...

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When Vassar students demanded William F. Buckley Jr. be disinvited

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:00pm 2/28/2016 at 7:00pm

One question I frequently get is something along the lines of “How did college campuses get this way?”

And by “this way” people refer to the leftist intolerance of opposing viewpoints, now expressed through the misnomered “social justice” movement and Social Justice Warriors. My response is pretty consistent, that we abandoned the...

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Vassar student council will vote anonymously on Israel boycott resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:10pm 2/25/2016 at 7:10pm

As documented before, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, has faced a waive of anti-Israel, and in some cases anti-Semitic, activity on campus for the past two years centered around the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The latest spark is a combined effort by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine and Vassar...

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Vassar students demand all bathrooms be “all-gender”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:08pm 2/18/2016 at 9:08pm
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Between the anti-Israel activity on campus that has generated enormous media attention, and the protest against a feminist Professor who allegedly used improper transgender pronouns, there is plenty of turmoil on the Vassar College campus.

Now there is another point of conflict, a demand by students that all bathrooms be converted...

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Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: “Majoring in Anti-Semitism at Vassar”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:30pm 2/17/2016 at 9:30pm

For the past two years we have been reporting on extreme anti-Israelism veering into anti-Semitism at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, NY.

We have relentlessly documented a series of shocking events. Among other things, in 2014 Jewish students who stood up at a campus-wide forumwere mocked and jeered by a raucous crowd of students and...

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Blaming the messenger: Vassar Pres says social media mischaracterizes campus anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:20pm 2/15/2016 at 9:20pm

Vassar College has been rocked by a series of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic events.

Apparently the President of Vassar, Catharine Hill, has received numerous alumni complaints and concerns, because she issued a statement to alumni seeking to allay their concerns. But in the process, the President sought to shift the responsibility by blaming “online...

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Vassar Feminist Prof under student fire for allegedly using improper Transgender pronouns

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 6:20pm 2/14/2016 at 6:20pm
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“Social justice” activism at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, is becoming self-parody, and not in a good way.

We have covered extensively the anti-Israel activism that has led to anti-Semitic incidents in 2014 and 2016. Among other things, in 2014 Jewish students who stood up at a campus-wide forum were mocked and jeered...

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Vassar student: “F*ck Jews” really only means F*ck Israel-supporting Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00pm 2/11/2016 at 2:00pm

We previously reported on the anti-Semitic messages sent at Vassar College after the launch of a Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) student campaign by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine and Vassar Jewish Voice for Peace.

The messages also followed fast on the heels of a faculty-sponsored anti-Israel speech by Rutgers Professor...

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Vassar faculty-sponsored anti-Israel event erupts in controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:40am 2/8/2016 at 8:40am
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Once again, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, is mired in controversy regarding anti-Israel activities on campus involving Vassar faculty.

The controversy surrounds the February 3, 2016, appearance of Rutgers Associate Professor Jasbir Puar at the invitation of several Vassar departments, including Jewish Studies.

At the outset of the appearance, according to the Vassar...

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Reports of anti-Semitic messages after Vassar BDS launch

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:33pm 2/5/2016 at 2:33pm

Concentrated, intense anti-Israel activity at Vassar College in early 2014 resulted in gross displays of anti-Jewish hostility, as I documented at the time, Anti-Israel academic boycott turns ugly at Vassar.

Thirty-nine Vassar professors signed a letter in the student newspaper supporting the academic boycott of Israel, and aggressive protests by Students for...

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Revisiting the ugly Vassar College anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 9:30pm 7/5/2015 at 9:30pm

In the spring of 2014, a series of ugly incidents rocked the campus of Vassar College, a small liberal arts college just north of New York City.

It started with a boycott protest against a course that involved travel to Israel and the West Bank, including forcing a professor and students to...

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