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Oren Yiftachel and Rawia Aburabia Falsify Reality of the Bedouins

20.01.22 Editorial Note A few days ago, Prof. Oren Yiftachel, a Geographer at Ben-Gurion University, and Dr. Rawia Aburabia, a Law faculty at Sapir College, published an opinion piece in Haaretz. They discussed the Bedouin in the Negev and the new electricity law, which would connect their dwellings to the national grid.  However, the article is underlined by … Continue reading Oren Yiftachel and Rawia Aburabia Falsify Reality of the Bedouins

BDS Fail: HUJ Palestinian Students Urged Princeton Neuroscientist to Withdraw from Seminar

13.01.22 Editorial Note  Dr. Ahmed El Hady, an Egyptian postdoctoral fellow of Neuroscience at Princeton University, has lectured last week on Zoom to the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University. The lecture was titled “Functional ultrasound imaging during behavior,” explaining that “Functional ultrasound imaging (fUSi) is an emerging technique … Continue reading BDS Fail: HUJ Palestinian Students Urged Princeton Neuroscientist to Withdraw from Seminar

The Oded Goldreich Israel Prize Saga not Ended

05.01.22 Editorial Note The Israel Prize Committee has petitioned the High Court the second time requesting to award the Israel Prize to Professor Oded Goldreich.  The Supreme Court held the hearing on January 4, 2022, under the new Judge, Daphne Barak-Erez, who decided to schedule a hearing on this issue on February 15, 2022. The Israel Prize … Continue reading The Oded Goldreich Israel Prize Saga not Ended

Academics Urged Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance & Combating Antisemitism to Stop Instrumentalization of Antisemitism

30.12.21 Editorial Note Sweden is set to assume the Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance of Antisemitism (IHRA) from March 2022 to the end of February 2023.  Sweden has taken this role seriously. In October 2021, Sweden hosted the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, where the leaders of the European Union, … Continue reading Academics Urged Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance & Combating Antisemitism to Stop Instrumentalization of Antisemitism

HUJ Advancing Arab Scholars to Bash Israel: Areej Sabbagh-Khoury a Case in Point

23.12.21 Editorial Note The Hebrew University Department of Sociology and Anthropology congratulated its member, Dr. Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, for winning the prestigious Guggenheim Scholarship.  Sabbagh-Khoury, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, has a long history of promoting the theory that Israel is a product of “settler colonialism,” which denies Jewish historical rights to the land.  As a critical, … Continue reading HUJ Advancing Arab Scholars to Bash Israel: Areej Sabbagh-Khoury a Case in Point

Canada’s Academic Union Votes to Reject the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

16.12.21 Editorial Note Last month, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council passed a motion titled “The IHRA and Academic Freedom,” opposing the adoption of the widely accepted IHRA Definition of Antisemitism (IHRAWDA) at the Canadian universities and colleges.    CAUT decried that “the Canadian federal government has adopted the IHRAWDA, along with provincial governments in … Continue reading Canada’s Academic Union Votes to Reject the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

The Arabist MESA Continues the War on Israel by Other Means

08.12.21 Editorial Note On December 2, 2021, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) 36 members voted on a proposal to advance, in early 2022, a BDS resolution to the full membership vote. The resolution endorses the 2005 Palestinian call for BDS. If ratified next year, the resolution would direct MESA to find ways to uphold … Continue reading The Arabist MESA Continues the War on Israel by Other Means

TAU’s Anat Matar, Smadar Ben Natan, Aeyal Gross Support the Six Palestinian NGOs Designated as Terrorist

02.12.21 Editorial Note Last year, the Iranian newspaper Ettelaat published a series of articles by Ilan Pappe, translated to Persian, including “What is Post-Zionism?” The article discusses how Arabs in Western universities espoused anti-Israel theories, and Israeli academics adopted them. For example, the well-known Jewish MIT’s linguist Noam Chomsky promoted Edward Said’s anti-Zionist themes. Chomsky’s student, late … Continue reading TAU’s Anat Matar, Smadar Ben Natan, Aeyal Gross Support the Six Palestinian NGOs Designated as Terrorist

Critical, neo-Marxist Scholarship Enables Falsification and Poseur: Smadar Lavie as a Case in Point

24.11.21 Editorial Note The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) recently published an article, “Confession and Mirage: Professor Mas`uda and the Ashkenazim-for-Palestine in Israel’s Academe.” It was written by Professor Emerita Smadar Lavie from UC Berkeley who argued that “Ashkenazi upper-class Israeli faculty make Palestine advocacy their international career.”   This is a bold admission that rings true.  … Continue reading Critical, neo-Marxist Scholarship Enables Falsification and Poseur: Smadar Lavie as a Case in Point

Ending the Oded Goldreich Israel Prize Saga

18.11.21 Editorial Note In June 2021, Yoav Galant, the then Israel’s Minister of Education, rejected the recommendation of the Israel Prize Committee to award Professor Oded Goldreich from the Weizmann Institute the Israel Prize for 2021 in the field of Mathematics and Computer Science.  Earlier this year, Goldreich had signed a petition that urged the European … Continue reading Ending the Oded Goldreich Israel Prize Saga

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