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Anti-Israel academic boycotters demand Freedom From Criticism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:18pm 1/12/2014 at 9:18pm

[Featured image above from Facebook page of anti-Israel academic boycotter.]

The anti-Israel academic boycott by the American Studies Association has given rise to a massive pushback from a broad range of American civil society, including from over 180 university presidents (as of this writing), leading university and faculty organizations, other academics, and...

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NY State Assembly to introduce academic boycott legislation (Update – Text of Bill added)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2014 at 3:30pm 1/10/2014 at 3:30pm

We previously reported that NY State Assemlyman Dov Hikind intended on introducing legislation in response to the academic boycott of Israel.

Now it looks like it will move forward, as Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver (arguably the most powerful politician in the state) has issued this press release (h/t Eric Owens,...

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Bipartisan Congressional letter to denounce academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:56pm 1/10/2014 at 12:56pm

I have obtained a copy of a letter circulating in Congress denouncing the academic boycott of Israel by the American Studies Association.

The authors of the letter hope to have at least 50 co-signers (maybe more), split roughly evenly between Democrats and Republicans.

Here is the text of the letter, with the initiating...

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Israel Law Center sends cease and desist letter to American Studies Assn

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 3:14pm 1/9/2014 at 3:14pm
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Shurat HaDin, The Israel Law Center (ILC), founded by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, has had great success in suing on behalf of terror victims, and otherwise confronting anti-Semitism through the legal process.

Among other things, ILC is suing an Australian academic for discriminating against an Israeli researcher as part of the Boycott, Divest and...

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Academic boycotters blame “Israel Lobby” money for negative reaction

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11:57am 1/9/2014 at 11:57am
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Several of most prominent promoters of the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel attended a bizarre “redwashing” panel discussion in Beirut, at which they tried to delegitimize the Jewish people’s indigenous history in Israel and connection to other indigenous peoples. I’ll have much more on that insidious conference in another...

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Middlebury American Studies Program: Israel boycott violates ASA’s Constitution and Mission

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:53pm 1/8/2014 at 2:53pm

The President of Middlebury College issued one of the most stinging rebukes to the American Studies Association anti-Israel academic boycott: “the vote is a sad reflection of an extreme and hateful ideology of some members of the academy …. I urge others in the academic community to condemn the ASA boycott and...

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Anti-Israel George Mason group plays race card on Pres for opposing boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:09pm 1/7/2014 at 9:09pm
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George Mason University apparently has an active anti-Israel group.  It has proclaimed the achievement of boycotting Israeli hummus, and staged a walkout on a commencement speaker with close ties to Israel.

The propaganda-named Students Against Israeli Apar...

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U Texas at Dallas terminates membership in American Studies Association

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:35pm 1/7/2014 at 2:35pm

Most universities which were listed as Institutional Members of the American Studies Association have left it up to particular departments which took out the membership to decide whether to continue.

Of the 83 Institutional Members listed by ASA, at least 11 deny being members, as detailed in the

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Anti-Israel academic boycott group’s tax-exempt status challenged

http://tech.cornell.edu/future-campus/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2014 at 6:40pm 1/6/2014 at 6:40pm
http://tech.cornell.edu/future-campus/

When the National Council of the American Studies Association endorsed the academic boycott of Israel in early December, and put the boycott Resolution to a quick membership vote, I wondered how the ASA National Council could do such a thing not just on the merits, but because the boycott put ASA’s tax-exempt...

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Catholic U 100th university rejecting Israel boycott, in blistering statement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 4:14pm 1/1/2014 at 4:14pm

Catholic University President John Garvey issued a statement (h/t Avi Mayer) on December 31, 2013, rejecting the boycott of Israel passed by the American Studies Association.

That makes Catholic U. the 100th university to issue a rejection.

And oh, what a rejection it was (emphasis added):

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT JOHN GARVEY
ON THE AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION...

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Trinity College Profs issue letter rejecting anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:39am 12/29/2013 at 11:39am

Several dozen universities have issued rejections of the academic boycott of Israel passed by the American Studies Association, many with forceful statements.

Among the most forceful was Trinity College in Connecticut, whose ...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters play victim

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:12am 12/29/2013 at 10:12am
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The American Studies Association seems to feel that it has a right to indirect state funding to support its academic boycott of Israel.

A NY State Assemblyman and Senator have announced that they will seek to introduce legislation to cut funding to state institutions which support, through dues, faculty sponsorship, and other means, anti-Israel...

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Politicians get ready to take on anti-Israel academic boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:50pm 12/28/2013 at 5:50pm
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I predicted a couple of weeks ago that it was “only a matter of time before American political society also gets involved” in fighting the anti-Israel academic boycott passed by the American Studies Association and two smaller groups.

The involvement of politicians was to be expected because the boycott is a uniquely political...

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Trinity College profs issue letter supporting Israel boycott, but less than 10% sign

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 27, 2013 at 12:15pm 12/27/2013 at 12:15pm

The President of Trinity College in Connecticut is one of over 50 University Presidents who have issued a very strong statement rejecting the academic boycott of Israel.

The Trinity statement consisted of a letter to the President of the American...

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Academic boycotters don’t want done unto them what they did unto Israelis

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 4:56pm 12/26/2013 at 4:56pm

Setting off an academic boycott is something like going nuclear. Once you set it off, it’s hard to know where the damage to academia stops. For every action there is a reaction.

That is why so many University Presidents so quickly have rejected the American Studies Association anti-Israel academic boycott. If left...

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Anti-Israel academic boycott “a chance to mobilize people and expose the lies”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 11:42am 12/26/2013 at 11:42am

I was a guest last week on the John Batchelor show on WABC radio in NYC, co-hosted by Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

I spoke about the anti-Israel academic boycott resolution passed by the American Studies Association, and the broader attack on...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters complain criticism violates their academic freedom to boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 9:21pm 12/24/2013 at 9:21pm
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Seriously.

The anti-Israel academic boycott launched by the American Studies Association and two smaller groups has been denounced by several dozen universities and colleges, among others, as a grievous attack on the academic freedom of everyone. The rebukes have been stunning in their severity.

Here are just three examples from dozens of University...

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