Various organizations and alumni have signed letters imploring UC President Janet Napolitano to enforce existing policies prohibiting ‘the advance of personal interests’ and indoctrination in the classroom.
In response to a newly-released Brandeis University-sponsored report on the growing phenomenon of anti-Semitism and its link to the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, Jewish and pro-Israel students on US campuses are more willing and better organized than ever to fight back.
The course in question — ‘Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis’ — was decried by AMCHA Initiative, a campus watchdog group, as ‘a classic example of anti-Semitic anti-Zionism,’ which contributes to greater hostility toward Jewish and pro-Israel students on campus.
The University of California’s (UC) governing body on Wednesday released a report addressing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism across the 10 campuses of the UC system, but declining to adopt the US State Department’s definition.
Jewish students face a hostile and intimidating climate across the campuses of The City University of New York (CUNY), according to a letter that the Zionist Organization of America wrote to CUNY this week.
The antipathy displayed by many on the Left towards Israel is not an example of anti-Zionism morphing into anti-Semitism, but a sign that anti-Zionism is caused by anti-Semitism, the distinguished British historian Simon Schama argued in the Financial Times.
Pope Francis reaffirmed Israel’s right to exist at a meeting with Jewish leaders held on the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, a church document which put an end to the Catholic charge of Jewish deicide.
In a challenge to boycotts of Israel, the U.S. government has found that Kuwait Airways unlawfully discriminated against a passenger traveling on an Israeli passport by refusing to sell him a ticket for a New York to London flight.