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Must We Fight Anti-Semitism?

February 3, 2013

 

The February issue of the Brandeis Brief asks whether we must really fight anti-Semitism, when so many activists prefer to focus on the positive. The Brief also discusses the Brandeis Center's recent efforts to combat campus anti-Semitism and reviews Gil Troy's new book on the United Nations' Zionism as Racism resolution.

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  "There is a critical need for an organization such as the Louis D. Brandeis Center to give students and faculty who suffer harassment and intimidation a place to fight back against administrative silence in the face of hate and bigotry.”
 
 
Samuel Edelman, Ph.D.
Former Executive Director
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East
 
 
 
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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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Campus Anti-Semitism
Over 40% of Jewish American college students report that they have experienced or are aware of anti-Semitism on their campuses. 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 EUMC Working Definition of Anti-Semitism, as endorsed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and U.S. Department of State.
 
 
 
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Advisory Board Spotlight
 

Catherine Chatterley
Catherine Chatterley is the founding director of the newly established Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (CISA) and a respected historian of the Holocaust and Antisemitism.
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