The City University of New York (CUNY) has a deep antisemitism problem. This is no secret. Reports of antisemitic incidents have been streaming out for years.
Republican foreign policy leaders in Congress are accusing one of the country's most prominent Middle Eastern academic groups of promoting anti-Semitism after the organization defended a college professor who accused Israel's Mossad of organizing the recent attack on author Salman Rushdie.
The AAUP’s policy document postulates that academic and intellectual freedom are threatened because the definition regards Palestinian activism as a form of discrimination.
Now the MLA’s main governing body, the Executive Council, has joined with its Committee on Academic Freedom to endorse anti-Zionist complaints about the most widely adopted definition of contemporary antisemitism.
The height of the latest round
of conflict between Israel and Gaza last
year, some 200 Israel and Jewish Studies
scholars signed an open letter condemning Israel’s conduct.
June 8, 2022
Hours after the American Studies Association (ASA) announced its membership had voted to endorse an academic boycott of Israel in 2013, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) issued a statement expressing its disappointment with the ASA vote, claiming it represented “a setback for academic freedom.”
May 26, 2022
Pamela Paresky, a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago’s Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, indicates that “despite its laudable goal of opposing racism and white supremacy, CRT relies on narratives of greed, appropriation, unmerited privilege, and hidden power.”
May 4, 2022
The fundamental problem is encapsulated in the editorial’s headline, which links the BDS campaign to a free Palestine, and thereby – unintentionally – undermines the entire argument of the Crimson and the BDS movement as well.
December 1, 2021
The webinar was purportedly a response to Israel’s terrorist designation of six “nonprofits” linked to the U.S.-designated Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a leftist Palestinian terror group known for hijacking planes full of Jews and murdering teenagers.
November 18, 2021
A law mandating the course for all public high school students is based on two unreplicated studies that distort the data.
November 10, 2021
At a recent event on October 29, a number of student groups at the City University of New York (CUNY) laid out their ongoing campaign that purportedly targets the tax-exempt status of a number of Jewish nonprofits — such as the Jewish National Fund (JNF), the Hebron Fund, and Regavim.
November 9, 2021
The lecture, offered by writer and activist Elisha Wiesel, took place at a crucial moment in the history of the Boston University’s Jewish Study Center named after Elisha’s father, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate.
August 24, 2021
Nearly 200 City University of New York faculty members have resigned, or plan to resign, from the university system’s faculty trade union in protest over two vitriolic anti-Israel statements endorsed by the union and an affiliated organization.
June 30, 2017
That, at least, is what seems to pass for “smart” at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES). In a London Review of Books article entitled “If Israel were smart,” CMES research associate Sara Roy weaves a tale of a Gaza Strip waiting patiently through misfortune for little more than a hug from Israel.
December 13, 2011
According to The Tab, a Boston-area newspaper, Newton resident Tony Pagliuso was shocked when he examined a reading selection on the treatment of women in the Middle East his daughter brought home from her history class at Newton South High School.