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(Hebrew U) Amos Goldberg Continues Comparing the Palestinian Self-Inflicted Nakba to the Holocaust of the Jews by the Nazis

16.11.22 Editorial Note Last week the Goethe institute in Tel Aviv postponed the event “Understanding the pain of the others” that was scheduled for November 13th, 2022. According to the Goethe Institute, “The remembrance of the Shoah and the commemoration of the victims is of utmost importance to the Goethe-Institut and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. … Continue reading (Hebrew U) Amos Goldberg Continues Comparing the Palestinian Self-Inflicted Nakba to the Holocaust of the Jews by the Nazis

Pinkwashing as a Tool to Delegitimize Israel

10.11.22 Editorial Note The queer scholar Corinne Blackmer published a new book, Queering Anti-Zionism: Academic Freedom, LGBTQ Intellectuals, and Israel/Palestine Campus Activism. The book offers a pointed critique of LGBTQ scholars whose anti-Israel bias pervades their academic work. Blackmer demonstrates how the BDS movement has become a central part of social justice advocacy on campus, such as … Continue reading Pinkwashing as a Tool to Delegitimize Israel

Main Funder of Anti-Israel Sentiments on Campus: Qatar

03.11.22 Editorial Note Following the IAM post last week, another recent report needs attention. It was conducted by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) on the politically-motivated investments of Qatar in Western Universities. This second report provides a case study of Northwestern University-Qatar (NU-Q), that is, Northwestern University’s branch in Qatar. IAM is especially concerned because Qatar has shown … Continue reading Main Funder of Anti-Israel Sentiments on Campus: Qatar

Mainstreaming Anti-Israel Trends on Campus through the Middle East Studies Centers

27.10.22 Editorial Note The National Association of Scholars (NAS) published a new report on the American Middle East Studies Centers. NAS is a non-profit organization that seeks to reform American higher education. The Report was written by Neetu Arnold, a senior research associate at NAS. Titled “Hijacked: The Capture of America’s Middle East Studies Centers,” it was … Continue reading Mainstreaming Anti-Israel Trends on Campus through the Middle East Studies Centers

The Stolen Yemenite Children Affair – The Academic Debate

20.10.22 Editorial Note Last week IAM reported that pro-Palestinian groups have been using the “kidnapped” Yemenite Children Affair to bash Israel. The IAM post stressed that not a single case of a kidnapped child was evidenced. The accusations of kidnapped children came from Israeli activists, among them academics. A lively debate took place on the Academia IL Network … Continue reading The Stolen Yemenite Children Affair – The Academic Debate

Delegitimizing Israel with the Yemenite Children Affair

13.10.22 Editorial Note Last week, Academia for Equality, an anti-Israel academic group based at Tel Aviv University, announced a new exhibition at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Brunei Gallery. The exhibition explores “The Missing Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan Children Affair.” Academia for Equality advertised “Now in Brunei Gallery at SOAS London: an … Continue reading Delegitimizing Israel with the Yemenite Children Affair

Critical Thinking vs. Critical Theory

29.09.22 Editorial Note Last week, an interesting article was posted on the Bashaar-IL forum from Times Higher Education, titled “Do universities teach critical thinking skills?” The article attracted considerable attention, and scholars debated what universities provide their students. The article discusses a book that was recently published, which claims that “There’s a discrepancy in that … Continue reading Critical Thinking vs. Critical Theory

A Group of Jewish Scholars Politicizes Antisemitism

22.09.22 Editorial Note Recently, a group of thirty-eight Jewish scholars, among them prominent figures of the radical political left, have written “A letter from Jewish Scholars to the UN.” The group, which describes itself as “scholars, experts and Jewish leaders,” addressed their letter to Mr. Federico Villegas, President of the UN Human Rights Council, with … Continue reading A Group of Jewish Scholars Politicizes Antisemitism

Is the BDS Movement Winding Down?

15.09.22 Editorial Note By the end of last month, Omar Barghouti, the BDS movement’s leader, sent his followers a request for donations. Barghouti writes, “We need more BDS power to dismantle Israeli apartheid.” We are “escalating our cultural, academic & sports boycott campaigns.” He declares that “To achieve justice and dismantle Israel’s decades-old regime of … Continue reading Is the BDS Movement Winding Down?

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