21.07.21 Editorial Note In May 2021, the editorial team of eSharp, a student-led scholarly journal of the Glasgow University College of Arts, published a foreword to a 2017 article stating that it promoted an “unfounded anti-Semitic theory regarding the State of Israel and its activity in the United Kingdom.” The article, written by Jane Jackman, a Ph.D. … Continue reading UK Scholarly Journal Apologizes for anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Article →
15.07.21 Editorial Note Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, is in the midst of a battle over BDS. Rutgers faculty associations have been pushing for divestment from Israel. A number of petitions have been circulating recently, claiming that Israel has been abusing the Palestinians. The Rutgers American Association of University Professors, and the Rutgers … Continue reading Rutgers University Battleground on BDS →
07.07.21 Editorial Note The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) is currently holding its’ annual conference. BRISMES was founded in 1973 to provide a forum for educators and researchers in Middle East Studies. The annual conference is taking place between 5-9 July 2021 on Zoom. One person who helped the organizers is Prof. Neve Gordon, a … Continue reading British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Anti-Israel Conference →
01.07.21 Editorial Note Dr. Yonatan Mendel teaches in the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben Gurion University. Unfortunately, Mendel, like many of his radicalized peers, is a long-time pro-Palestinian activist. In the past decade, Haaretz published Mendel’s polemics in Hebrew, including: “The Joint List – the democratic soul here”; “The Arab parties – the last … Continue reading Pro-Palestinian Propagandists at Ben Gurion University: Yonatan Mendel as a Case in Point →
23.06.21 Editorial Note Last Sunday, the Rector’s office at Tel Aviv University circulated a letter to all faculty by Prof. Zvi Ziegler, the Chairman of the Inter-University Forum for Combating Academic Boycott, within the Committee of University Heads (VERA). Ziegler noted that some distinguished academic bodies took a solid anti-BDS stand, dealing a blow to … Continue reading Warning: New Boycott Call Against Tel Aviv University →
17.06.21 Editorial Note Earlier this month, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) shared a Haaretz article written by historian Dr. Adam Raz. Raz, who specializes in Marxist theory, among others, penned an article “Israel Claimed Its 1967 Land Conquests Weren’t Planned. Declassified Documents Reveal Otherwise.” Raz based his article on a memorandum that he found in the … Continue reading Hostile NGO Akevot Attracting Israeli Academia →
Associates of the Iranian Regime Target Prof. Jeffrey Ullman the 2020 Turing Award Winner for his Pro-Israel Views
08.06.21 Editorial Note Jeffrey David Ullman, an emeritus professor at Stanford University, the co-recipient of the 2020 Turing Award, has been harassed by Iranian activists for holding pro-Israel views. The A.M. Turing Award by the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) is the equivalent of the “Nobel Prize” of computing. It recognizes the profound impact on computer science … Continue reading Associates of the Iranian Regime Target Prof. Jeffrey Ullman the 2020 Turing Award Winner for his Pro-Israel Views →
03.06.21 Editorial Note A new petition by international scholars deserves attention. It states that “In the classroom and on campus, we commit to Pressuring our academic institutions and organizations to respect the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel by instating measures that remove complicity and partnership with military, academic, and legal institutions … Continue reading Israeli Academics Sign Petition Calling for the Boycott of Israel →
27.05.21 Editorial Note Scholars of Jewish Studies and Israel Studies published a declaration on Israel/Palestine, in May 2021. They “condemn the state violence that the Israeli government and its security forces have been carrying out in Gaza; their evictions of Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah and other neighborhoods of East Jerusalem; and their suppression … Continue reading Jewish Studies and Israel Studies Scholars Write Against Israel →
19.05.21 Editorial Note IAM reported recently how Oren Yiftachel, a BGU Professor of Geography, co-authored the Bt’selem report that found Israel to be an apartheid state. Shortly after, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) found Israel to be an apartheid state. The HRW report relies heavily on Bt’selem. The HRW has demonstrated considerable anti-Israeli bias. For example, the report … Continue reading BGU Oren Yiftachel’s Apartheid Analogy Serves to Harm Israel →
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