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New Research Study: Faculty Promote Their Anti-Israel Agenda In Classes

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:00pm 1/13/2020 at 7:00pm
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In the years since our founding, Legal Insurrection has covered anti-Israel activism on our nation’s campuses. Though expressions of anti-Zionism on campus are often the work of radical student groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), behind many such groups and their anti-Israel messaging stands faculty support for the...
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Investigation: ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ Locked Down Its Annual Conference, What Was It Hiding?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9:00am 11/25/2019 at 9:00am
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Last week, we reported on the disruption of Israeli Hen Mazzig’s talk by Vassar College Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) in Vassar President: It was anti-Semitic to shout at Israeli Jewish speaker “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free”.

In a breath of fresh air, Vassar president Elizabeth...

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Legal Insurrection Foundation opposes proposed anti-Israel public school curriculum in California

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 5:20pm 8/7/2019 at 5:20pm
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Legal Insurrection has long tracked and opposed the spread of anti-Israel curricula at the university level, and has documented efforts to push that political activism into high school and elementary schools. Our research and litigation exposing anti-Israel activism in a third-grade class in Ithaca received national attention,

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Storms Leave Nebraska With ‘Largest Widespread Amount of Flooding’ in the Last 50 Years

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9:00am 3/18/2019 at 9:00am
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Springtime has roared in like a crazed lion this year as historic flooding is being reported throughout Nebraska.

Flooding has reached record levels at 17 locations across Nebraska.

The state’s emergency management agency says more record crests are expected in various rivers by Tuesday.

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Facing rogue faculty action, all 10 U. California Chancellors reaffirm opposition to academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:15pm 12/13/2018 at 2:15pm

In recent posts we have discussed how anti-Israel faculty at some universities and colleges have gone rogue.

Knowing that their institutions reject the academic boycott of Israel, these faculty members impose the boycott on students to deprive students of educational opportunities to study on approved programs in Israel.

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ALERT – University Presidents called upon to prevent rogue faculty from implementing Academic Boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:30pm 12/5/2018 at 9:30pm

In December 2013, the American Studies Associations passed an academic boycott of Israel, part of the international Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The ASA boycott, which is the subject of ongoing litigation, was undertaken by anti-Israel faculty who methodically took over key ASA committees and National Council. Though only about 20%...

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U. Michigan BDS Bully Prof. receives mild punishment, as second faculty perp identified

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9:00pm 10/11/2018 at 9:00pm
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You remember John Cheney-Lippold, the U. Michigan professor who agreed to write a recommendation for a student, then pulled it when he realized the student intended to use it to study in Israel.

We covered the story in BDS Bully: U. Michigan Prof discriminates against student wanting to study in Israel.

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BDS Bully: U. Michigan Prof discriminates against student wanting to study in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 9:00pm 9/30/2018 at 9:00pm
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One of the most important developments in the academic boycott of Israel took place a couple of weeks ago.

A professor at the University of Michigan, John Cheney-Lippold, agreed to write a recommendation letter for a student, Abigail Engber, but later refused when he found out...

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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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Oberlin College outlook downgraded to ‘Negative’ by credit rating agencies

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9:00pm 7/8/2018 at 9:00pm
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Oberlin College faces serious financial challenges, resulting from a variety of factors, particularly a decline in enrollment.

The “social justice” turmoil of recent years at Oberlin, the focus of local and national media coverage and mockery, likely was a contributing factor, as we pointed out in September 2017, 

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Florida’s process for restoring felon voting rights ruled unconstitutional, but what comes next?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:09pm 2/1/2018 at 9:09pm

U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker in Tallahassee has ruled that Florida’s process for restoring voting rights to convicted felons violates both the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The implications of the ruling, however, may not be so far-reaching since the judge hasn’t yet decided on a specific remedy.

The Order (pdf.) is...

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Kenneth Marcus nomination to head DOE Office for Civil Rights passes Senate HELP Committee

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:45pm 1/18/2018 at 12:45pm

The Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee just voted 12-11, on a straight party line vote, to advance the nomination of Kenneth Marcus to become Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education, the press office of Chair Lamar Alexander has confirmed. The vote took place after...

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Linda Sarsour is only the 2nd Most Inappropriate speaker at New School antisemitism event

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:30pm 11/21/2017 at 7:30pm

The New School, a liberal Manhattan-based university, has garnered considerable controversy over a program on antisemitism that’s currently scheduled for Tuesday, November 28. The program is titled Antisemitism and the Struggle for Justice and it is designed to promote a book by Jewish Voice for Peace of a similar name.

Criticism of the...

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New study: how anti-Israel faculty increase campus antisemitism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:30am 10/24/2017 at 11:30am
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For a number of years we’ve been documenting anti-Israel activism on U.S. college campuses, carried out by student groups like Students for Justice in Palestine.

In these prior posts we’ve described many instances when this virulent anti-Israelism has crossed over the line into blatant anti-Jewish animus, including at schools like Vassar, Oberlin, ...

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New Dartmouth Dean of Faculty endorsed academic boycott of Israel, here’s what that entails

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8:45pm 5/8/2017 at 8:45pm
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There is a mini-firestorm that has erupted slowly over the appointment of Professor N. Bruce Duthu to be Dean of the Faculty at Dartmouth College.

The first flames appeared in late March 2017 at the Dartblog, run by Dartmouth alums. After noting Duthu’s alleged lack of academic and professional qualifications for such a...

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With campus shout downs, first they came for the Jews and Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:00am 3/7/2017 at 10:00am
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Two violent attacks campus speakers have gained widespread media attention in recent months — the attack on Milo Yiannopoulos’ appearance at UC-Berkeley, and Charles Murray

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Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus (Film Review)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 9:00pm 12/17/2016 at 9:00pm

What’s happening to Jewish and pro-Israel students on many American universities and colleges from coast to coast is horribly ugly. On “hotspot campuses”...

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