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BGU Oren Yiftachel’s Two Decades of Apartheid Analogy

29.04.21 Editorial Note Oren Yiftachel, a professor of Geography at Ben Gurion University, is presenting two seminars on his new book Land and Power: from Ethnocracy and Creeping Apartheid in Israel/Palestine, in Hebrew.  Yiftachel explains in a Haaretz article, that the “process I’ve referred to in my research as ‘creeping apartheid’ that gradually reinforces the principles of Jewish supremacy and ‘separate … Continue reading BGU Oren Yiftachel’s Two Decades of Apartheid Analogy

The Nexus of Army Refusal and Israeli Academics

21.04.21 Editorial Note With the country mourning its fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, it is time to reflect on conscription refusal and reserve duty evasion. The fallen soldiers, estimated at 23,928, fought in numerous wars, some of which presented an existential threat to the State of Israel.  Because of their sacrifice and the resolve of … Continue reading The Nexus of Army Refusal and Israeli Academics

New Definitions of Anti-Semitism Sprout like Mushrooms

07.04.21 Editorial Note In January this year, IAM reported on “The Battle over the Meaning of anti-Semitism,” the report showed that pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel groups, among them academics, have urged to abandon the widely accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. Many countries and institutions accepted the definition. Former US President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order on … Continue reading New Definitions of Anti-Semitism Sprout like Mushrooms

Oded Goldreich among Academics Supporting the Palestinian Ministry of Education’s Call Urging ‘Horizon Europe’ to Shun Ariel University

01.04.21 Editorial Note On February 22, 2021, the European Research Council officially announced Horizon Europe, the new European Framework Program for Research and Innovation for 2021-2027. Countries such as Israel, UK, Switzerland, Norway, and others, associated with the previous Framework Program Horizon 2020, will become associated with Horizon Europe by the end of this year. According to the EU publication, … Continue reading Oded Goldreich among Academics Supporting the Palestinian Ministry of Education’s Call Urging ‘Horizon Europe’ to Shun Ariel University

BDS Activism Can Disqualify from Winning the Israel Prize: Oded Goldreich as a Case in Point

25.03.21 Editorial Note Prof. Oded Goldreich from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Weizmann Institute was a candidate for the prestigious  Israel Prize. However, Yoav Galant, the Minister of Education, has requested the nomination committee to reconsider his nomination due to BDS support. Goldreich, an expert on cryptography and computational complexity theory, was awarded the … Continue reading BDS Activism Can Disqualify from Winning the Israel Prize: Oded Goldreich as a Case in Point

The Israeli Apartheid Week 2021 Begins on Campus

18.03.21 Editorial Note The BDS movement has launched the global Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) of 2021. In the UK, IAW is running between March 15 to 22. The long list of activities appears below: -Monday 15th March at 6pm: SOAS Palestine Society: Understanding Palestine Through Gaza-Tuesday 16th March at 6pm: University of Leicester Palestine Society with PSC. Understanding Israeli … Continue reading The Israeli Apartheid Week 2021 Begins on Campus

Radical Left-Wing Polemics: Hagar Kotef as a Case in Point

11.03.21 Editorial Note  IAM has often reported on radical scholars who have recruited political-activist students, nurtured them, and provided them with academic positions, either in their own departments or helped them to move abroad.   As IAM made clear, there is a flourishing market for Israeli pro-Palestinian academics in the West who provide a cover for … Continue reading Radical Left-Wing Polemics: Hagar Kotef as a Case in Point

Hebrew University Jerusalem: ‘Beware of False Prophets, which Come to you in Sheep’s Clothing’

04.03.21 Editorial Note IAM often reports on political activism disguised as academics. Recently, a Hebrew University research project raised some eyebrows. The 2021 Index for Shared Society Progress in Youth (ISSPY) was conducted by the aChord Center of the Hebrew University, specializing in the social psychology of intergroup relations. The index is based on a … Continue reading Hebrew University Jerusalem: ‘Beware of False Prophets, which Come to you in Sheep’s Clothing’

Tel Aviv University Dan David Prize 2021 Threatened by BDS

25.02.21 Editorial Note The Tel Aviv University Dan David Prize annually awards three prizes to “globally inspiring individuals and organizations,” the sum of one million dollars each. According to the prize page, the prize honors “outstanding contributions that expand knowledge of the past, enrich society in the present, and promise to improve the future of our world.”  The … Continue reading Tel Aviv University Dan David Prize 2021 Threatened by BDS

Radical Group ‘Academia for Equality’ Calls to Boycott Ariel U Medical School

17.02.21 Editorial Note The shortages of medical staff in Israel are well known. The need for a medical school is the first step in alleviating this problem.  With this in mind, in August 2018, the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson School of Medicine at Ariel University was established.  As reported by Ariel University, the medical school … Continue reading Radical Group ‘Academia for Equality’ Calls to Boycott Ariel U Medical School

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