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Jan 18, 2017, 10:48 AM
‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain’: Progressive activists try to deflect blame for their own campus anti-Semitism
In early December, a bipartisan Congressional bill, H.R. 6421/S.10, the “Antisemitism Awareness Act,” took on a long-overdue task, namely, increasing “understanding of the parameters of contemporary anti-Jewish conduct and will assist the Department of Education in determining whether an...
Dec 24, 2016, 10:13 AM
Defective law and moral incoherence in the UN Security Council vote on the Israel settlements
"When did the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem become Palestinian land? The answer is: never"
Dec 13, 2016, 6:34 PM
The Art of the Middle East Deal for the President-Elect
“My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward,” wrote President-Elect Donald Trump in his 1987 book, Trump: The Art of the Deal. “I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get...
Dec 10, 2016, 11:11 PM
‘Hate Spaces:’ A new film reveals a toxic bigotry on American campuses
On a November night in 2004, almost four hundred students at Columbia University sat crowded into the theater of the University’s Lerner Hall to watch a troubling 25-minute film that was finally being released to the public, “Columbia Unbecoming,”...
Nov 21, 2016, 4:06 PM
Not all the news that’s fit to print: College newspapers’ Palestinian bias
More and more college papers are printing only the news that fits their pro-Palestinian bias
Oct 24, 2016, 8:12 AM
The potential lethality of UNESCO’s vote on the Temple Mount & Western Wall
More than a moral outrage, the UN’s vote opens the door to continued terrorism against Israel. Seeming to parallel the dystopian world described by George Orwell in 1984 in which history and fact are manipulated to serve political ends, the...
Oct 11, 2016, 9:45 PM
Perverting College Coursework to Conform to Ideology
In April of 2012, the California Association of Scholars, a division of the National Association of Scholars, prepared a report for the University of California Regents entitled, “A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the...
Aug 16, 2016, 12:23 PM
The ‘Altruistic Evil’ of Social Justice for the Palestinians
As yet another indication that the university campus has become “an island of repression in a sea of freedom,” last March a pro-Israel group, Hasbara Fellowships Canada, was barred from participating in a “Social Justice Week” event organized by...
Mar 23, 2016, 2:30 PM
Defining, and Being Able to Condemn, Anti-Semitism on California Campuses
To anyone paying attention it is obvious that the California university system has the dubious distinction of being the epicenter of the campus war against Israel, an unwelcomed situation that has reached such intolerable levels that the UC Regents...
Feb 29, 2016, 10:15 AM
The paranoid view of history infects Oberlin
The college is legitimating the sort of anti-Jewish rhetoric usually reserved for hate groups and cranks
Richard L. Cravatts, PhD, immediate Past-President of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), is the author of Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel and Jews (A David Horowitz Freedom Center book).