There is something particularly poisonous about the kind of political opportunism on display at Brooklyn College right now. The rapid manufacture of a national controversy in this case reveals, once again, the tenuous state of academic freedom on our campuses.
The action you have taken makes it all but certain I will never vote for you, regardless of your other political positions, many of which I wholeheartedly agree with. Your clear effort to suffocate free speech is despicable and indefensible.
There are only two reasonable approaches to what departments should be entitled to do: either they should sponsor and endorse events on all sides of controversial issues, or they should get out of the business of selectively sponsoring and endorsing only one side of such issues.
True friends of Israel should recognize that Israel is strongest when it is accountable, rather than on the defensive over policies and actions that it knows look ugly, or even indefensible, under the harsh light of public inspection.
The California State Assembly has just passed a bipartisan resolution by voice vote which constitutes a serious attack on academic freedom and the rights of students and faculty to raise awareness about human rights abuses by U.S.-backed governments.
At the General Assembly we watched Christian clergy and laypeople engaging in dialogue on a very difficult topic -- the Israeli occupation of the West Bank -- with respect, grace and open hearts. It is a true blessing to walk the path of peace with you in solidarity.
The anti-boycott law passed this week has sparked a storm of controversy both inside Israel and within Jewish communities abroad. The legislation effectively criminalizes Israelis who answer the Palestinian civil society call to join the BDS movement.
A storm rages around the ADC's decision that musician Malek Jandali should not perform his song "I Am My Homeland" at its annual convention. As one of the scheduled speakers at the convention, I have been weighing my participation in the event.
While it is still too early to call the protests in Egypt a revolution, Cairo has been under siege for 48 hours. The three-decade long rule of a despot -- and the country's role as an American ally -- is being challenged.
Thanksgiving is itself an act of Tikkun Olam. It celebrates the bridging of fierce differences, the coming together of seeming opposites, the idea that helping people takes precedence over barriers of creed.
What does Israel have to give up for the $3 billion worth of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters? A one-time-only 90-day partial settlement moratorium in the West Bank, not including Occupied Arab East Jerusalem.