Category: BDS

Anti-Semitic Propaganda Returns to Oberlin College

Anti-Semitic Propaganda Returns to Oberlin College

On Tuesday, October 3, Ali Abunimah will speak at Oberlin. His talk is titled, “How to End Israeli Apartheid.” Mr. Abunimah is notorious for his anti-Semitic vitriol, which seeps through his attacks on the world's only Jewish state. Former Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at Media Matters Action Network and left-wing columnist M.J. Rosenberg said, “it is clear that he cannot stand Jews.” The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights: “As a veteran professional activist, he usually delivers smooth present ...

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: 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 ...

Alums for Campus Fairness Oberlin Chapter "Oberlin Alumni Against Anti-Semitism" presses Oberlin Board for action on Professor Joy Karega

Alums for Campus Fairness Oberlin Chapter “Oberlin Alumni Against Anti-Semitism” presses Oberlin Board for action on Professor Joy Karega

ACF's Oberlin Chapter uncovered Karega's anti-Semitic posts early in 2016. After an unsatisfactory response from President Krislov, the ACF alumni reached out to the Board of Trustees, whose chairman strongly condemned Karega's posts and called for a prompt investigation. This summer, seeing Karega's name still listed in the Fall 2016 course catalog, our chapter contacted the Oberlin Board. Subsequently, it was announced that Karega has been placed on paid leave and will no longer be advising or teac ...

More on the conspiracy theories of Oberlin’s Joy Karega

More on the conspiracy theories of Oberlin’s Joy Karega

Since ACF’s previous post on the initial media coverage of the controversy about Oberlin professor Joy Karega’s social media posts, several additional and very notable commentaries and reports have been published. Under the title “3 More Totally Crazy Things Oberlin Professor Joy Karega Appears to Believe,” The Tower revealed evidence showing that in addition to antisemitic conspiracy theories, Karega “has used social media to express preposterous beliefs on other subjects as well.” One example is ...

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