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The BDS Movement Overreaches, Now Faces A Lawsuit

May 4, 2016

The Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement opposes Israeli policy toward the Palestinians and maintains that Israeli policy can be pressured to change through a combination of boycotts, divestment of assets and other sanctions.

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May 2016 - Bringing BDS to Court
May 4, 2016

Despite disgusting anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses in the last few months, there have been significant strides forward in the battle against anti-Semitism and BDS.

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Hate Crimes Handbook Highlights Kenneth Marcus’ Civil Rights Work
April 26, 2016

The newly released issue of one of the most comprehensive reference resource on bias-motivated violence committed in the United States, Hate Crimes: A Reference Handbook, Third Edition (ABC-CLIO), features of the work of Kenneth L. Marcus, President of The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB).

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“The Definition of Anti-Semitism” in Seattle
April 19, 2016

LDB President Marcus will visit the University of Washington School of Law, and will discuss the "The Definition of Anti-Semitism."

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Anne Herzberg at Harvard Law, "NGO Investigations in Armed Conflicts"
April 18, 2016

On Monday, April 18, Anne Herzberg, legal advisor for NGO Monitor, will address the newest LDB Chapter at Harvard Law School on the topic of, "NGO Investigations in Armed Conflicts."

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The Definition of Anti-Semitism
April 12, 2016

On Tuesday evening, April 12, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will deliver an address to the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, on the topic of his latest book, "The Definition of Anti-Semitism."

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International Law, Lawfare, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
April 12, 2016

The LDB chapter at Yeshiva University's Cardozo Law School will host Professor Abraham Bell on April 12, to speak on the topic of "International Law, Lawfare, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict."

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The Definition of Anti-Semitism

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus has written the authoritative volume on this complex, politically contested issue for Oxford University Press (2015). What is anti-Semitism? The Definition of Anti-Semitism is the first book-length study to explore this central question in the context of the new anti-Semitism.

Deciphering the New Anti-Semitism

LDB Academic Advisor Alvin Rosenfeld, Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Professor of Jewish Studies and English at Indiana University Bloomington has edited an important new volume on Deciphering the New Antisemitism (Indiana University Press 2016).
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes an important chapter on “The Ideology of the New Anti-Semitism” to the volume.

Antisemitism in North America: New Wold, Old Hate

In Antisemitism in North America (Leiden: Brill, 2016), editors Steven K. Baum, Neil J. Kressel, Florette Cohen, and Steven Leonard Jacobs have brought together an impressive array of scholars from diverse disciplines and political orientations to assess the condition of the Jews in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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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.

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Acclaimed filmmaker Gloria Greenfield teamed up with Emmy Award-winning editor Raoul Rosenberg to create this important film on the Brandeis Center and its campaign against campus anti-Semitism.

Campaigning for Justice on College Campuses ~Kenneth L. Marcus, President and General Counsel, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
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Protecting Free Speech and Banning Hecklers
Aviva Vogelstein, Brandeis Blog
May 4, 2016

North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Dan Forest is proposing a bill that would impose punishments on hecklers who “interrupt the free expression of others” by shouting down speakers on the state’s 17-campus public university system, according to the Associated Press.

The Growth of Anti Semitism
Lee Sutherland, Liberty Champion
April 26, 2016

From racist Halloween costumes to freedom of speech issues, universities have been home to a number of controversies.

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LDB-Trinity College Report
Barry A. Kosmin & Ariela Keysar
LDB and Trinity College have issued this important 2015 “Anti-Semitism Report,” presenting results from a national demographic survey of American Jewish college students. This report shows that more than half of 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 campuses nationwide who took part in an online survey reported having having experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the last academic year.

The Morass of Middle East Studies: Title VI of the Higher Education Act and Federally Funded Area Studies

Six years ago, Congress recognized the need for “diverse perspectives” in federally funded Middle East Studies programs. Congress had created the so-called “Title VI programs” in 1958 to address Cold War national security demands. After September 11, 2001, it was more important than ever to provide United States intelligence and armed services agencies with a pipeline of skilled workers. Unfortunately, Title VI programs were not serving their intended purpose.

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Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse

Law Student Chapter Fact Sheet - LDB is committed to combating anti-Semitism on college and university campuses across the nation.

Title VI Fact Sheet - Short Guide to the Law Against Campus Anti-Semitism

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If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.

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Research Articles
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Over 50% of Jewish American college students report that they experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the 2013-2014 academic year. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced that campus anti-Semitism “is a serious problem which warrants further attention.” Campus anti-Semitism can include subjecting Jewish students to different treatment, harassment, violence or a hostile environment. In some cases, campus anti-Semitism is related to anti-Israel sentiment. In other cases, it is not. For most purposes, we define anti-Semitism according to the U.S. Department of State definition of anti-Semitism. .
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Advisory Board Spotlight

Dina Porat
Dina Porat, a Tel Aviv University professor of Jewish History, served as head of the Department of Jewish History, the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies, and the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism.
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