Academia Op-Eds

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.”

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December 1, 2021

November 19 saw a virtual gathering of notable Jew-haters and terrorist apologists to discuss “resistance across borders.” 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.

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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.

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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.

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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. The article, from a controversial textbook called The Arab World Studies Notebook, falsely accused Israeli soldiers of murdering Arab women. Pagliuso was incensed to discover such defamatory material disseminated in his daughter’s school and raised the issue with school officials.

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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.  For history shows that Israel has agreed to a “free Palestine” multiple times, only to be vetoed by the Palestinians.

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November 18, 2021

A law mandating the course for all public high school students is based on two unreplicated studies that distort the data

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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. The previous memorial lecture was given by Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, a pastor from North Carolina, who advocates on behalf of poor and “low-wealth” people in the United States.

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November 9, 2021

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. But in her telling, Gaza is rebuffed by Israel, which for no decipherable reason continues to cruelly impose sanctions on the Hamas-run territory. (Roy has previously dubbed this “oppression imposed by Jews.”) 

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