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Does Fighting Anti-Semitism Provide Cover For BDS Activity?

Does Fighting Anti-Semitism Provide Cover For BDS Activity?

Blankfeld Award winner Elijah Granet argues that Jewish students pushing anti-Semitism resolutions on campus are unwittingly giving cover for BDS activity.

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Preview: How AP Botched Investigation of Gaza Civilian Deaths

The following critique by Richard Behar and Gary Weiss can be read in its entirety in the New York Observer. On February 13, 2015, the Associated Press published and distributed an article that stirred the conscience of the world. It gave its many readers—“AP news content is seen by half the world’s population,” according to the

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What Universities Can Learn from Israel’s Status on Campus

Cherryl Smith, PhD, is professor emerita in rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. Her blog is Framing Israel. In the post-modern university where, at least in the social sciences and humanities, facts are no longer, well, factual, the country of Israel fares badly.  Rather than information about the actual country, an abstract idea of

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Where is the Hamas Offensive?

This critique was written by Cherryl Smith, PhD, professor emerita of rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. Her blog is Framing Israel Where is the Hamas offensive? We get constant news of the “Israeli offensive” and the “Gaza offensive” but both refer to action by Israel. What about the Hamas offensive? This phrase

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The Unbearable Darkness of Australian Blood Libels

This critique was written by Emily Gian, the Zionist Federation of Australia’s director of media advocacy. UPDATE August 4: The Sydney Morning Herald apologized for the cartoon illustrating Mike Carlton’s column. * * * Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer was in the news last week after telling a CNN interviewer that its

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