Category: ACF

Pro-Israel Community Reacts as Dartmouth Appoints BDS Dean of Faculty

The appointment of Professor Bruce Duthu as Dean of Faculty at Dartmouth has drawn swift condemnation by the Jewish and pro-Israel community.  Duthu co-authored a boycott resolution against Israeli academic institutions by NAISA (Native Americans and Indigenous Studies Association). Read more: http://observer.com/2017/05/dartmouth-college-controversy-anti-israel-dean-bruce-duthu/ ...

Tufts University Board of Trustees Unequivocally Rejects Divestment from Israel

Tufts' Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) used ambush tactics to push a BDS resolution through the Senate (the student government).  Adopting the maneuvering of other SJP chapters, the Tufts group arranged for the vote to take place the day before a major Jewish holiday  -- Passover -- to  ensure that many Jewish students would not be able to participate in the resolution debate. And the vote was "closed" so that the so-called student representatives were not accountable to their peers for th ...

Alumni Support Indigenous People Event at Columbia University

Alumni Support Indigenous People Event at Columbia University

Alumni Support Indigenous People Event at Columbia University by Victor Muslin On December 6, a pro-Israel student group Students Supporting Israel at Columbia University (SSI-CU) held an event on campus called “Indigenous People Unite.”  The goal of the event featuring Yazidi, Assyrian, Israelite, Native Canadian and Tibetan speakers, was to educate students about the struggles and aspirations of different people with sacred and ancient connections to  land, and to reclaim the narrative from P ...

ALUMS FOR CAMPUS FAIRNESS CONGRATULATES OBERLIN COLLEGE FOR DISMISSING JOY KAREGA NOV. 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALUMS FOR CAMPUS FAIRNESS FIRST BROUGHT JOY KAREGA'S POSTS TO OBERLIN COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS WHO DISMISSED HER ON NOVEMBER 16, 2016 (NEW YORK, November 16, 2016) – Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) congratulates Oberlin College for taking a strong stand against anti-Semitism by today dismissing Joy Karega, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition from her position. It was ACF's Oberlin Chapter, led by Chapter President, Professor Melissa Landa, that first brought  ...

590 UC Alumni Send Letter to UC President Janet Napolitano

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2016 590 UC Alumni Send Letter to UC President Decrying Anti-Israel Political Indoctrination in UC Classrooms on November 2, 2016 (NEW YORK, November 2, 2016) – Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) sent a letter signed by 590 UC alums to University of California President Janet Napolitano, denouncing the misuse of UC classrooms for the political indoctrination of students against the Jewish state of Israel on November 2, 2016. ACF is a grassroots organization tha ...

Alumni: An Untapped Resource Against BDS No Longer

Alumni: An Untapped Resource Against BDS No Longer

By Mark Banschick A group that I helped form, Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF), has begun organizing alumni nationwide to restore their respective alma maters to what they should be: civil marketplaces of ideas, and spaces that soundly reject hate speech, including antisemitism. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel has had a head start, and many students, professors and administrators are already intimidated. Why focus on a ...

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