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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 ...

An Open Letter to Vassar on Antisemitic Policies and Double Standards [updated]

An Open Letter to Vassar on Antisemitic Policies and Double Standards [updated]

Image credit: Facebook page for Jasbir Puar’s book “Terrorist Assemblages”.   Note: The following open letter by Laurie R. Josephs, Vice President and Secretary of Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF), was first published at The Algemeiner; it is updated here with an additional email message sent to Vassar’s Jewish Studies department. Some further context for the criticism is provided in a recently published Commentary post and a post at Legal Insurrection. * * * To the American Studies Steer ...

Palestinian human rights activist condemns BDS

Palestinian human rights activist condemns BDS

In an op-ed published by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Palestinian human rights activist and political commentator Bassem Eid outlines “The Palestinian Case Against BDS.”  Eid emphasizes that “[as] a Palestinian dedicated to working for peace and reconciliation between my people and our Israeli neighbors, I do not believe that the BDS advocates are helping our cause. On the contrary, they are just creating more hatred, enmity, and polarization.”   Eid argues that Pales ...

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