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 →
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 →
11.02.21 Editorial Note IAM has repeatedly demonstrated that political activist-academics have penetrated humanities and social sciences in Israel. Once tenured, many have switched their field of research into subjects for which they were not hired and for which they have no qualifications, but which fit their political agenda. Although such practices would not have been … Continue reading Academics Shift their Research to Political Activism →
04.02.21 Editorial note The previous IAM post has dealt with the elements that contribute to the decline of the Humanities in higher learning institutions, such as political activism disguised as academics. One of the main facilitators of political activism dressed in academic garb is the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Van Leer often hosts discussions for … Continue reading The Main Reason for Israel’s Humanities Failure →
28.01.21 Editorial Note In December 2020, the Israeli Council for Higher Education (CHE) asked the public to send suggestions for advancing the Humanities in higher education institutions. The CHE appointed a committee headed by a CHE member, Prof. Haviva Padia of the Department of Jewish History, Ben Gurion University. The committee invites the public to write … Continue reading Humanities in Decline →
21.01.21 Editorial Note Even before Joe Biden was sworn as the new president, pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel groups, among them academics, have urged to abandon the widely accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of anti-Semitism. They hope that the Democratic administration would undo Trump’s Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism, issued on December 11, 2019. Trump’s Executive Order stated: … Continue reading The Battle over the Meaning of anti-Semitism →
14.01.21 Editorial Note Two weeks ago, IAM reported that the “UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Becomes an anti-Israel Platform,” which has met with a barrage of responses from our readers. One reader suggested that IAM is calling for the boycott of Israeli academics by opposing the invitation to radical political academic-activists. Other readers suggested that IAM … Continue reading Responding to Readers Arguments Concerning the UCLA Nazarian Center →
07.01.21 Editorial Note For many years now, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London has tolerated radical elements within, allowing them to take over. However, last month, after the court has ordered to reimburse tuition fees to a Jewish student who faced an antisemitic atmosphere, and with the adoption of the Working … Continue reading SOAS Anti-Semitism Probe →
31.12.2020 Editorial Note UCLA plans to offer a three-part research colloquium next year named “Democracy in Israel: Past, Present and Future.” It is organized by the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and co-sponsored by the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA. The colloquium brings “together an invited group of scholars from … Continue reading UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Becomes an anti-Israel Platform →
24.12.2020 Editorial Note Something is wrong with the Tamar Golan Africa Center at BGU. The Center was created in 2009 to address the “decline in African studies in the Israeli universities,” which started in the 1990s. The paucity of African studies was especially unfortunate because Israel’s relations with African countries have dramatically improved in the … Continue reading Radical Activism at the BGU Africa Center →
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