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April 2015 - Spring Forward
April 2, 2015

This month, we have seen increased public attention to campus anti-Semitism in the mainstream media.

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Torn Israeli Flag Incident Investigated at FDU
Jewish Link of New Jersey

April 1, 2015

A flag of Israel, ripped down the middle, fluttered above the heads of two Israeli students, one formerly in special combat forces in the IDF, on the evening of March 24 as they walked into Jeepers, a student eatery on the Teaneck campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Obama anti-Israel sentiment spreads to Virginia State Bar Association
Washington Times

March 29, 2015

The White House is coming under increasing fire for fueling anti-Israel sentiment in the United States, particularly among Democrats, stoked by President Obama’s feud with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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L.A. conference looks at strategies to beat back BDS
JWeekly

March 26, 2015

Here’s a fun fact about anti-Israel activity on college campuses: Of the 18 Israel divestment measures that have come before student senates this school year, five passed but 13 have failed.

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LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at Cardozo
April 22, 2015

On Wednesday, April 22, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will speak to the LDB chapter at Cardozo law about civil rights and anti-Semitism in America.

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WWII Symposium at Brooklyn Law
April 22, 2015

The Brooklyn Law School’s LDB Chapter will co-sponsor a World War II Symposium, with a series of speakers relating to WWII, the Holocaust, and anti-Semitism.

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Supreme Court Litigator Alyza Lewin at Kent Law
April 15, 2015

The newest LDB chapter at Chicago-Kent College of Law will host Alyza Lewin on Wednesday, April 15.

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"Break the Hate: The New Anti-Semitism on College Campuses”
April 12, 2015

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will keynote the JCC of Greater New Haven’s program on anti-Semitism on college campuses. The event will take place at the JCC in Woodbridge on Sunday, April 12, 2015, from
2-4:30 p.m.

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Israel and Anti-Semitism: Past, Present, and Future
April 9, 2015

On Thursday, April 9th, Cornell Law School's LDB Chapter will host a roundtable discussion, led by Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson, regarding the relationship between anti-Semitism and the history of conflicts in the Middle East.

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Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes a chapter on “Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom” to Hanoch Dagan, Shahar Lifschitz and Yedidia Z. Stern’s new edited volume on Religion and the Discourse of Human Rights (Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Democracy Institute, 2014).

The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes a chapter on anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel boycott movement in Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, Jr.’s upcoming volume, “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel.”


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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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BDS in Paris
Jonathan Molina, The Brandeis Blog
April 16, 2015


The Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement is not only growing on American college campuses, but also at European universities.

Understanding and Addressing Anti-Semitism on College Campuses
Barry A. Kosmin, Noodle.com
March 25, 2015


Anti-Semitism is a combination of religious, ethnic, and racial prejudice aimed at those who are or are thought to be Jewish. It can take many forms, including bigotry, bullying, defamation, stereotyping, hate crimes, acts of bias, or scapegoating.

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

Our attorneys and experts are here to help!
 
 
 
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
 

Richard Cravatts
Dr. Cravatts has published over 350 articles, op-ed pieces, columns, and chapters in books on campus anti-Semitism, campus free speech, terrorism, Constitutional law, Middle East politics, real estate, and social policy, and is the author of the newly-released Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s War Against Israel & Jews.
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