B’klyn College Pro-Israel Students Deserve More than Late Apology The Jewish Press
March 11, 2014
It’s been more than a year since four Jewish pro-Israel students (the JPI Students) were forcibly ejected from an anti-Israel talk given by two proponents of BDS, co-sponsored by and held at Brooklyn College. Finally, this past Friday, March 7, Brooklyn College president Karen Gould issued a public apology to the JPI Students. But that very-late apology should be only the very first step taken, according to the public interest law center representing those students.
Brooklyn College apologizes for ejection of Jewish students at anti-Israel event JNS.org
March 10, 2014
The Louis D. Brandeis Center (LDB) for Human Rights Under Law said it “welcomes” an apology by Brooklyn College President Karen Gould for the school’s forcible ejection of four pro-Israel Jewish students at an anti-Israel event hosted by the college last year.
Brandeis Center Welcomes Brooklyn College Administration’s Apology for its Handling of 2013 Anti-Israel Event
March 10, 2014
The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) today welcomed the public apology by Brooklyn College President Karen Gould for the school’s forcible ejection of four pro-Israel students from a 2013 anti-Israel event sponsored in part by the school. In representing three of the students removed from the lecture, LDB called for a public apology from Brooklyn College, and the apology was issued late Friday afternoon.
Professor Amos Guiora to Speak at UCLA February 11th, 2014
The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is happy to announce that Professor Amos Guiora, Professor of Law and Co-Direct at the Center for Global Justice at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak at UCLA Law School about the Middle East Peace Process. The law school chapter initiative is the newest phase in the Brandeis Center’s campaign against campus anti- Semitism.
Launch of UPenn Law School Chapter February 5, 2014
The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is happy to announce the launch of its first Ivy League law student chapter at University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia. The law school chapter initiative is the newest phase in the Brandeis Center’s campaign against campus anti- Semitism.
Review of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America
“Kenneth Marcus has given us a book that is thoughtful and impassioned, creative and careful, erudite and provocative. Everyone concerned about vicious anti-Zionism and antisemitism on campus should read it.” This is the judgment of Prof. Paul Burstein in his new review of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press: 2010) for the current issue of AJS Review.
Contact Brandeis Center Lawyers About Campus Anti-Semitism
Students and professors: If you are aware of anti-Semitic or anti-Israeli incidents on your college or university campus, please contact lawyers at the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus explains the "Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom" at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem.
BDS Supporters Worry About Freedom of Speech Petra Marquardt Bigman, Brandeis Blog
March 7, 2014
Judith Butler and Rashid Khalidi, both well-known academics and high-profile supporters of the BDS movement campaigning for “boycotts, divestment and sanctions” against Israel, have issued a statement that was originally circulated under the dramatic title “Support Freedom of Expression! Oppose Intimidation!”
Ten ways that BDS is different now Kenneth Marcus, Jpost.com
February 25, 2014
Four academic associations have now also endorsed anti-Israel boycotts.
On American university campuses, the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement is different in many ways and stronger than it was just a few semesters ago. Here are 10 ways that things have changed lately:
Another Milestone For the Mainstreaming of Anti Semitism : The New American Foundation and Max Blumenthal's Goliath Petra Marquardt-Bigman This paper argues that, by providing a platform to Max Blumenthal for the promotion of his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, the New America Foundation (NAF) bestowed legitimacy on a book that is, in effect, antisemitic because its author intended to convince readers that Israel should be equated with Nazi Germany.
“With the rapid rise of campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli incitement, which has reached epidemic proportions across the United States, the Louis D. Brandeis Center is an idea whose time has come. It is fulfilling a vital function in protecting the civil rights of Jewish students throughout the nation.”
Sarah N. Stern
President, Endowment for Middle East Truth
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