Roth remains concerned, stating: “Criticizing Israel is not limited to me, and most scholars have no comparable capacity to mobilize public attention” He also seeks clarification about who was behind the dean’s original decision (some names have already been floated)
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When university donors have a pro-Israel agenda
Jewish & Israel studies at colleges around the US owe almost the totality of their existence to Jewish donors, who then use ‘soft power’ to shape pro-Israel programs. Now they’re starting to use ‘hard power’ – Recently, after a donor who gave $5 million to endow an Israel chair at the University of Washington complained about the chair’s criticism of Israel, UW stripped the professor of her chair and the money is being transferred to an Israel advocacy organization…
Action Alert: Oppose Trump’s Anti-Palestinian Nominee now!
Kenneth Marcus, nominee for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education opposes academic freedom, free expression, and BDS, and supports a broad, Israel-centric definition of anti-Semitism. The American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee is asking us all to demand our Senators vote him down. Phone now!