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UC Threatened Under Proposed Censorship Bill

Marcy Winograd | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

The latest iteration of AB2844 creates a new crime of perjury for businesses, non-profits, and private incorporated individuals (receiving $100,000 or more in state funding) who swear in writing that they're not discriminating on the basis of race, nationality, etc., yet boycott or even protest Israel "under the pretext of the First Amendment."

The Right To Boycott; And It's Right To Boycott

Donna Nevel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
Donna Nevel

This past week, hundreds of New Yorkers from different communities and organizations stood strong for justice and protested Governor Cuomo's unconstit...

Clinton, Want Berners on Board? Walk Back AIPAC and Never Again Say Kissinger

Marcy Winograd | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

To those of you who say Berners will have to vote for Hillary because they'll have nowhere else to go, I say you're wrong -- those Berners could go to a third party or the living room couch, to sit out the Presidential election. Walk it back from AIPAC, Hillary, and never again say Kissinger.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

Saving the Whales, Hating Israel, and the Future of Western Civilization

Andrew Pessin | Posted 06.10.2016 | College
Andrew Pessin

McGill's Judicial Board has done us all an immense service. Socrates, Hume, Mill--and ultimately all the many minority and disenfranchised voices themselves that have in recent years finally been getting their turn to be heard--should thank you.

For Cuomo, Free Speech Is Negotiable

Nadia N. Aziz | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Nadia N. Aziz

On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed an Executive Order that would prevent New York state funds from going to institutions or companies that support the global nonviolent "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" (BDS) movement.

Gov. Cuomo's BDS Blacklist Is An Affront To Free Expression

Simon McCormack | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Simon McCormack

Cuomo is hardly the first public official to take issue with BDS. The governor's order comes as at least eight other states across the country have enacted anti-BDS legislation over the last year. But Cuomo's action marks the first time a governor has acted unilaterally against the movement.

AAA Boycott of Israel Denied

John W. Traphagan | Posted 06.07.2016 | Education
John W. Traphagan

Over the past few months, members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) have debated the merits of a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions in protest of what many feel are Israel's systematic violations of Palestinian rights.

Israel's Fight Against BDS

Bob Herbst | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Bob Herbst

After the American Studies Association voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions in 2013, and the Presbyterian Church and United Church of Christ...

What the United Methodist Church and Hillary Clinton Got Right About BDS

Jack Rosen | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Jack Rosen

Israel seems to be undergoing a protracted period of gloom and doom. The quarreling about its future leaders and possible downfall of Netanyahu make Israel look weak and incompetent.

Sandy Tolan: Children of the Stone

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this episode of Scheer Intelligence Robert sits down with journalism professor Sandy Tolan to discuss his new book about the creation of a music school for children in the West Bank.

Is BDS Simply a 'Campus Movement?' How Deceitful Can Thomas Friedman Actually Be?

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

On May 25 the New York Times published an op-ed by Thomas Friedman with the incendiary title, "Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel-Palestine," which attempts to show just how far the Israeli Prime Minister has gone to destroy any notion of a two-state solution.

Claiming the radical middle ground: critical of Israel, yet opposed to academic boycott

Jennifer S. Hirsch | Posted 05.13.2016 | Education
Jennifer S. Hirsch

My junior colleague's email, titled "time-sensitive" and sent from her gmail account, was oblique - something important, she intimated, and best not p...

Open Letter from a Palestinian Christian to the United Methodist Church

Philip Farah | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Philip Farah

As an American of Palestinian Christian origin, I urge the United Methodist Church to heed the Palestinian Christian Kairos call for divestment from c...

Never Again

Shahar Azani | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

Never Again. Will We Let Our Arms be Tattooed With Serial Numbers. Never Again. Will We Bow Our Heads Before An Occupier. Never Again. Will We Let O...

A Common Fight: Why Christians and Jews are Coming Together to Defeat Hate and Intolerance

Adam Milstein | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

Co-authored by Pastor Carlos Ortiz, president/founder of Hispanics Allied for Israel For the first time in 1,600 years, there are no Christians lef...

Why Voting Matters: The American Anthropological Association's Upcoming Vote to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

Junaid Rana | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Junaid Rana

Co-authored with Nadine Naber In two weeks, the American Anthropological Association's (AAA) nearly 10,000 members will begin voting on a resolutio...

Anthropology at the Crossroads

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.04.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

In many West African societies, the crossroads is place of danger. It is where the social and spirit worlds intersect. Among the Songhay people of t...

Targeting the Israeli Academy: Will Anthropologists Have the Courage to Just Say "No"?

Richard A. Shweder | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Richard A. Shweder

The ideals of the modern academy too are fragile and vulnerable. We are witnessing their subordination to a political agenda even as supporters of the boycott movement try to mitigate the horror of their proposals by drawing a distinction between shunning Israeli academic institutions and discriminating against individual Israeli scholars.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Leaders Hate America: Listen to Their Own Words!

Adam Milstein | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has steadily advanced a poisonous culture of hate and anti-Semitism in our coun...

New Jersey is Pushing Unconstitutional Anti-BDS Legislation Because No more Plausible Deniability

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Yolanda Rondon

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a non-violent political protest against Israel's policies and practices that violate the huma...

Will UC Regents Bow to Political Pressure and Adopt Unconstitutional Policy?

Omar Zahzah | Posted 03.21.2016 | College
Omar Zahzah

At a time when politicians and public figures have proposed interning Muslims, it is all the more troubling that the UC Regents are using a statement against intolerance as an attempt to keep UC campuses free of debate critical of Israeli policies regardless of the threats it poses to First Amendment Rights and scholarship.

The Excruciating Worth of Criticism

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.20.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The democratic experiment is neither certain nor assured. It takes courage and perseverance, a willingness to wrestle with the toughest issues and to...

AIPAC's Anti-BDS Campaign

James Zogby | Posted 03.19.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

When the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) comes to town this week for their annual policy conference, high on the agenda of issues they'll be pushing Congress to support are bills designed to "fight the boycott of Israel."

An American in Israel -- Palestine Looking for Peace

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Like many across the globe, I am concerned that Israeli democracy is in jeopardy and that the failure to resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestine has created an untenable human rights crisis that threatens both Palestine and Israel.