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Anti-Israel academic boycotters rig debate at American Anthropological Association

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 6:30pm 9/28/2014 at 6:30pm

The fight over the academic boycott of Israel in the United States mostly is confined to professional associations in the Humanities and Social Sciences, where anti-Israel activist faculty have some ability to rig the system in their favor through control of key committees and programs.

Unlike in the real world at universities,...

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Sign Petition Against Academic Boycott of Israel (Update – 900+)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:15am 9/21/2014 at 11:15am

We have covered the anti-Israel academic boycott movement so many times, the easiest way to come up to speed is to scroll through the American Studies Association Tag starting at the earliest date.

The short version is that anti-Zionist, anti-Israel academic activists for years have maneuvered to take over professional organizations in...

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Israeli researchers: Not so fast on artificial sweetener settled science

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11:30am 9/18/2014 at 11:30am
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It’s a good thing we still have scientists who refuse to accept settled science and scientific consensus, and keep on digging and questioning prevailing wisdoms.

It seems that many of such scientists are in Israel, perhaps because politicized scientific conformity is not as prized in the “start-up nation” as it is in...

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Fight academic BDS by expanding ties to Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:32am 9/4/2014 at 11:32am
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In opposing the anti-Israel boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) movement on campuses, it’s natural to frame the argument as opposition.

Campus BDS is aggressive, and may get even more so this year (although there is one counter-indicator). Whether it’s divestment initiatives, or attempts at academic BDS, the campus war on Israel...

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Con Law Profs letter supporting Steven Salaita rests on speculative ground

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:40pm 8/17/2014 at 6:40pm

The denial of employment by the University of Illinois  at Urbana-Champaign (UI-UC) to Steven Salaita has created a storm of controversy within academia, with reports also circulating superficially in the mainstream media.

The news first broke on August 6, 2014, in an article at Inside Higher Ed, Out of a Job, which noted...

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Steven Salaita case is anti-Israel academic boycotters’ “do unto others” moment

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3:35pm 8/8/2014 at 3:35pm

For background on the controversy surrounding Steven Salaita, who was denied a job offer at U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign allegedly due to his tweets, see my prior posts:

No...

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Steven Salaita controversy points to the hypocrisy of anti-Israel academic boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:20am 8/7/2014 at 11:20am
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I have argued strenuously against the academic boycott of Israel, led by people like Steven Salaita, on a number of grounds.

Not the least of those grounds is that academics who insist on violating...

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Will Hobart College continue to allow anti-Israel faculty boycott group HQ on campus?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:52am 7/23/2014 at 9:52am

The anti-Israel academic boycott movement has been under the radar the past month, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been working to destroy academic freedom where it can.

Two small academic groups recently were added to the short list of academic professional organizations boycotting Israel.

The Critical Ethnic Studies Association recently endorsed the...

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BDS on campus: “they want us to turn this into white Jews versus people of color”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 4, 2014 at 7:00pm 7/4/2014 at 7:00pm

On June 17, I gave a speech in Los Angeles for the Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, co-sponsored by the Horowitz Freedom Center, on the anti-Israel academic boycott.

Leslie had a review of the speech.

Now the video is available, embedded below.

In each of my speeches I vary the content, so even if...

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For academic freedom and against BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 2, 2014 at 8:02pm 6/2/2014 at 8:02pm

I had the pleasure of speaking at Gratz College outside Philadelphia last week.

The topic was, once again, the academic boycott of Israel, followed by a Q&A session.

For those of you near Los Angeles, I’ll be speaking at the invitation of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors – Los Angeles, co-sponsored by the ...

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Vassar Nazi cartoon reflects campus dehumanization of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 19, 2014 at 3:00pm 5/19/2014 at 3:00pm

Shortly before my speech at Vassar on May 5, 2014, Julian Hassan, the President of the Vassar Conservative-Libertarian Union which organized the event, received a message on a Facebook group from a leader of Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine:

“Remember the devil has enough advocates.”

Hassan responded:

“Oh well we used to be...

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Vassar College Wins (Update – Video added)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10:17am 5/6/2014 at 10:17am

Well, I’m back from Vassar.

No debate, of course. But a good turnout. I didn’t take a head count but the room capacity is 158 and it was pretty full. A significant local presence from surrounding area synagogues, alumni, a very small number of faculty, and students.

There were no disruptions of...

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On The Lisa Wexler Show, talking Vassar and BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00pm 4/24/2014 at 11:00pm
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I was a guest on The Lisa Wexler Show on April 22, 2014.

The show is based in Westchester County, just north of New York City, and covers Poughkeepsie, NY, further north, where Vassar College is located.

We talked about anti-Israel events at Vassar, my debate challenge, and the boycott movement...

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Dorm storming at NYU targets Jewish students (Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1:32pm 4/24/2014 at 1:32pm

“Dorm Storming” is a tactic used by anti-Israel activists at many campuses to slide mock eviction notices under student bedroom doors in the middle of the night, allegedly to let students know how Palestinians feel when served with eviction notices prior to demolition of their homes. The content of the flyers,...

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On The Mark Levin Show talking Israel and the boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 21, 2014 at 9:40pm 4/21/2014 at 9:40pm

I had the pleasure of appearing tonight on The Mark Levin Show.

We covered the anti-Israel boycott movement, and why it should matter to conservatives.

Thanks to Mark for shining a spotlight on this issue.

Thanks also to our friends at The Right Scoop for pulling the audio for us so I could post...

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American Studies Assoc pulls Institutional Membership list from Quarterly Publication

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:52pm 4/16/2014 at 3:52pm
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As detailed before, after the American Studies Association passed its anti-Israel academic boycott resolution over 25o university presidents, along with major academic groups, rejected the boycott.  The dozens of separately issued statements were a stinging rebuke to this anti-academic, anti-educational, anti-peace, and biased action.

ASA listed its Institutional Members in its American...

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Fighting the anti-Israel boycott is an honor

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:33pm 4/13/2014 at 7:33pm
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As readers know, Legal Insurrection has devoted much of the past several months to fighting the academic boycott of Israel and Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement on campus.

We have relatively few resources, and time. We do what we can do.

We helped expose the American Studies Association for the hateful group...

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