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American Studies Association seeks $100,000 to support its Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 3:56pm 4/2/2014 at 3:56pm
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Legal Insurrection has extensively covered the American Studies Association anti-Israel academic boycott and the reaction. See our American Studies Association Tag for full coverage going back to early December.

Two recent events we reported on were the rejection of the ASA boycott by two large regional ASA Chapters, the California ASA and ...

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Eastern American Studies Association rejects Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 5:50pm 4/1/2014 at 5:50pm

The Eastern American Studies Association (EASA) has joined its California counterpart in rejecting the ASA’s decision to boycott Israeli academic institutions. This is the second major regional chapter officially to reject the boycott, showing that

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Anti-Israel academic boycott turns ugly at Vassar

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:25am 3/27/2014 at 10:25am

Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, has been in the headlines this year because of anti-Israel agitation related to Hillel.  But that’s only part of the story, and the only part to receive mainstream media attention.

In fact, several events coincided leading to an ugly, racialized and anti-Israel eruption on campus in early...

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Boycott of Israeli academic journals indirectly aided by U.S. academic publishers

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 8:30pm 3/23/2014 at 8:30pm

The American Studies Association infamously voted in December 2013 to endorse and honor the call for an academic boycott of Israel:

It is resolved that the American Studies Association (ASA) endorses and will honor...

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A call for anti-Israel academic boycotters to boycott themselves

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:46am 3/20/2014 at 10:46am
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The American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel is premised on complying with a call from Palestinian civil society:

It is resolved that the American Studies Association (ASA) endorses and will honor the call of Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

In justifying the academic boycott of Israel, the...

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Will Galway Univ. anti-Israel F-Bomber get away with shout down?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:30am 3/12/2014 at 11:30am
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We previously reported on the profanity-laced shout-down of Professor Alan Johnson at National University of Ireland at Galway by anti-Israel activist Joseph Loughnane.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, watch it. It’s a microcosm of the culture of anti-Israel intimidation on many campuses, fostered by anti-Israel faculty propagandists pushing their policial...

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BDS in Galway: “You’re f-ing Zionist, f-ing pricks, get the f–k off our campus”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:55pm 3/7/2014 at 2:55pm
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The anti-Israel boycott movement in Ireland is perhaps the most aggressive anywhere in Europe, something I highlighted in the post The Irish anti-Israel sickness isn’t limited to Ireland. Other British universities are not far behind.

If you want to know what the ugly face...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters reaping counter-boycott they sowed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 5:00pm 3/6/2014 at 5:00pm

Judith Butler is an intellectual leader of the anti-Israel academic boycott movement.

Butler relentlessly seeks to delegitimize Zionism and Israel in the most crude terms, wrapped in an intellectual blanket.

Butler has no hesitation boycotting Israeli academics under the guise of...

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Closed NYU anti-Israel conference goes off without a hitch, or a dissenting voice

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:24pm 3/2/2014 at 3:24pm

Friday and Saturday was the super-secret, closed-door BDS organizing conference held by NYU’s American Studies Department under the direction of Lisa Duggan, an NYU Prof. and incoming President of the American Studies Association.

Duggan, a big supporter of the anti-Israel academic boycott, apparently did not want dissenting voices present:

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At NYU it’s hard to tell American Studies from outright anti-Israel organizing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:39pm 2/27/2014 at 12:39pm

We previously made reference to the anti-Israel conference organized for February 28- March 1, 2014 by Lisa Duggan, a professor in NYU’s American Studies Department and incoming President of the American Studies Association. (Full conference poster at bottom of post.)

When Elder of Ziyon blog and others caught wind of Duggan trying to...

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The Case for Israel and Academic Freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:00pm 2/26/2014 at 9:00pm

I appeared on Tuesday evening, February 25, 2014, at Ithaca College for a talk on The Case for Israel and Academic Freedom.

The appearance was in response to the appearance at Ithaca College of Cornell Professor

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California Chapter of ASA refuses to apply anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:19am 2/25/2014 at 9:19am

I noted yesterday that the Executive Committee of the American Studies Association has told its Regional Chapter Officers not to communicate with me substantively regarding whether the Chapters will apply the anti-Israel academic boycott adopted by...

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American Studies Assoc. tells Regional Chapters not to communicate with me

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10:38am 2/24/2014 at 10:38am
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We reported yesterday how incoming American Studies Association President Lisa Duggan of NYU organized an anti-Israel conference through NYU, but didn’t want those who disagree to know about it (via Elder of Ziyon).  The Facebook post about the event since has been taken down.

It appears that secrecy is the new policy at ASA.

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Ray Kelly shout-down and anti-Israel academic boycott have something in common

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:30am 2/12/2014 at 7:30am

During our coverage of the Ray Kelly shout-down by student protesters at Brown University,  I noted that two Brown faculty members —

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New Princeton program subject to American Studies Assn Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:29pm 2/11/2014 at 4:29pm
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The American Studies Association has committed itself by Resolution to the full international boycott of Israel, but defends itself by saying it only actually will boycott Israeli academic institutions, their representatives, and their programs.

Even that purported scaled-back boycott includes boycotting individuals, both those who represent institutions and those who participate in...

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NY Times plays Sympathy for the BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1:43pm 2/9/2014 at 1:43pm

Professor Jacobson made a very good point last week:

The BDS movement presents little real threat to Israel currently, while the European governments do present a potential threat, but it is a diplomatic,...

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Revised NY State Assembly anti-boycott bill introduced

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 4:55pm 2/8/2014 at 4:55pm
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We previously reported that a NY State Assembly bill was pulled at the last minute from the Higher Education Committee after concerns were raised as to whether the bill was constitutional or violated academic freedom.

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