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Illinois Becomes First State to Pass Anti-BDS Bill

The Brandeis Center lauds the Illinois State House of Representatives for passing a bill preventing the state from investing in companies that boycott the State of Israel.

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THE BRANDEIS CENTER PRAISES UC PRESIDENT JANET NAPOLITANO’S SUPPORT FOR STATE DEP’T DEFINITION OF ANTISEMITISM

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB), a national civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C., commends University of California President Janet Napolitano for personally supporting the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism.

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BDS on campus Part II: When does ‘anti-Israel’ become anti-Semitic?

Liana Kadisha, a senior at Stanford University, says some Jewish students on her campus feel they have to hide who they are. The 22-year-old knows of several who tuck their Star of David necklaces inside their shirts, self-conscious about drawing attention to their Jewish identity.

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Hundreds of UC Alums Join 23 Groups Urging Schools to Adopt State Department Antisemitism Definition

Fueling a roiling debate over antisemitism on college campuses, more than 500 alumni from the University of California wrote a letter to UC President Janet Napolitano on Tuesday urging the UCs to adopt a number of measures to rein in antisemitic acts against students.

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How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism

The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people.

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LDB Commends Senator Stone for his work on SCR-35

Last Friday, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) (www.brandeiscenter.com) wrote to California Senator Jeff Stone, commending him for his work on Senate Concurrent Resolution #35 (SCR-35)

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LDB & SPME Urge Connecticut College Re: Andrew Pessin

This morning, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) and Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) have joined together to express concern over hate and bias at Connecticut College, specifically regarding the recent vicious retaliation suffered by Philosophy Professor Andrew Pessin.

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Chilling College Reports Highlight Rising Antisemitism on University of California Campuses

As the school year nears its end, two articles concerning antisemitism on University of California campuses highlighted concerns of a growing trend.

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May 2015 - Anti-Semitism on the rise

Our Legal Advocacy Initiative continues to expand as we welcome three new LDB law student chapters in the Windy City. Our new chapters at the University of Chicago, DePaul, and Kent could not come at a better time. The recent Kantor Center Report shows a 38% worldwide increase of anti-Semitism.

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Watchdog groups: Northwestern must do more to combat anti-Semitic graffiti

Twenty-three anti-Semitism watchdog groups from across the country have signed a letter to the president of Northwestern University expressing their concerns for Jewish students on campus after anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered on campus last week.

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Chicago Law Students Fight Campus Anti-Semitism

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a Washington, D.C.-based civil rights group, this afternoon announced the formation of new student chapters at three Chicago law schools.

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April 2015 - Spring Forward

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

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

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

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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Berkeley’s Swastika Problem: Are America’s Liberal Colleges Breeding Anti-Semitism?

From neo-Nazi graffiti at Berkeley to the grilling of a Jewish student at UCLA, anti-Semitism is on the rise at liberal schools thought to be bastions of political correctness.

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Anti-Semitism at CU Gets Response

A new student organization at Cornell’s law school was founded in February in response to what organizers say is a concern with rising anti-Semitism on college campuses, including Cornell’s.

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Another swastika at GW. This one was posted by a Jewish student

A swastika was posted on the bulletin board of a Jewish fraternity in a George Washington University dorm on Monday, leading upset students to immediately report it to police.

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‘Jew-hating campaign’ seen with Israel divestment movement on campuses

The three swastikas found over the weekend inside a Jewish fraternity house at Vanderbilt University weren’t the first — the Nazi symbols were painted recently on Alpha Epsilon Pi houses at Emory University and the University of California, Davis.

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Law Students Combat Anti Semitic Incidents At Emory With Legal Help and Advocacy

Following a string of anti-Semitic acts on campus, Emory University law students last month formed a campus chapter of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, which defends Jewish college students.

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LDB Commends UCLA Student Campus Anti-Semitism Resolution But Urges More Action

Today, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law commends the University of California at Los Angeles’ Undergraduate Student Assembly Council (USAC) for recently passing a resolution that will fight anti-Semitism.

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Anti-Semitism Alive And Well On New York’s College Campuses

Two recent news stories added a disturbing new layer to our fears about rising anti-Semitism.

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Response to Oklahoma SAE’s Racist Chant Highlights Lack of Response to Campus Antisemitism

The controversy surrounding the video of the racist chant made by members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity chapter at the University of Oklahoma received swift condemnation across the board.

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UCLA Passes Resolution Against Campus Anti-Semitism

In a 12 to 0 vote, the student government at University of California at Los Angeles passed an initiative that will improve the lives of Jewish students on campus. This five-page resolution denounces all forms of anti-Semitism and protects Jewish students from future discrimination.

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Rally in Sacramento Denounces Anti-Semitism

Under the banner of “Not Here, Not Now, Not Ever,” the Jewish community of Sacramento, California, led a rally protesting a rise in anti-Semitism in the area.

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Anti-Semitism on College Campuses discussed at JCC

A presentation called Break the Hate: The New Anti-Semitism on College Campuses is set for Sunday, April 12, 2-4:30 p.m.

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New study: Over half of Jewish students face anti-Semitism in U.S. colleges

A study titled "National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students 2014," conducted in the spring of 2014 by Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, revealed that over half of Jewish college students have experienced anti-Semitism on campus.

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March 2015 Brandeis Brief - Good News and Bad News

As campuses across the United States brace for the hatefulness that is "Israel Apartheid Week," we have good news and bad.

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College Students Gather in Boston to ‘Break the Hate’

Two years ago, just before Thanksgiving break, David Denesh took to social media to organize a spontaneous gathering for Boston University students show their support of Israel.

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Alarming study on U.S. campus anti-Semitism levels is a wakeup call

A study of American Jewish university students has found that a majority experienced or witnessed at least one anti-Semitic incident during a single year.

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Emory law students launch chapter to fight anti-Semitism

Emory University law school students on Monday launched a student chapter of a national human rights organization to fight anti-Semitism and provide advocacy to victims for free.

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How Many Jewish College Students Experience Anti-Semitism?

More than half of self-identified Jewish college students at campuses in this country report that they have experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism there, according to a new national study.

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Students, experts fight campus anti-Semitism at summit

Student leaders from area schools and experts from around the United States convened Sunday at Boston University’s School of Management to learn effective strategies to combat campus anti-Semitism.

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National Survey of American Jewish College Students Shows High Rate of Anti-Semitism on Campuses

More than half of 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 campuses nationwide who took part in an online survey reported having been subjected to or having witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses, according to a new report issued jointly by Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut) and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (Washington, D.C.).

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Brandeis Center Fights Anti-Semites At UCLA

Monday, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law fired off a letter condemning the anti-Semitism within the University of California at Los Angeles’ Undergraduate Student Assembly Council (USAC).

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LDB Outraged by UCLA Treatment of Jewish Candidate

This afternoon, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law www.brandeiscenter.com expressed “outrage” at anti-Semitism within the University of California at Los Angeles’ Undergraduate Student Assembly Council (USAC).

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February 2015 Brandeis Brief: Preparing for a Hot Spring

In our experience, the spring semester is often the worst time for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic campus activity.

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Brandeis Center Launches Winternship Program with Harvard

This month, the Brandeis Center launched a new Harvard Winternship (or winter internship) Program based on a new model for January internships developed by Harvard College and the Harvard Club of Washington.

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January 2015 Brandeis Brief - LDB Hosts Student Confab

The Brandeis Center ended 2014 on a high note with the success of our second annual National Law Student Leadership Conference, which was attended by student leaders from fifteen law schools across the country.

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The Brandeis Center Holds Second Annual National Law Student Leadership Conference

The Brandeis Center hosted its second National Law Student Leadership Conference in Washington, DC on December 29-30. This event took place as part of the Center’s recent law student and public outreach initiatives. Many of the students in attendance were members of their universities’ chapters of the Brandeis Center.

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Harvard president probes HUDS move to stop purchases from Israel's SodaStream

After anti-Israel pressure, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) suspended its purchase of soda and water machines produced by Israel-based SodaStream, the beverage carbonation company with a plant in Judea and Samaria.

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Harvard suspends purchases from SodaStream after anti-Israel pressure

After anti-Israel pressure, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) has suspended its purchase of soda and water machines produced by Israel-based SodaStream, the beverage carbonation company with a plant in Judea and Samaria.

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Brandeis Center Castigates Harvard Boycott of Sodastream

This morning, the Brandeis Center blasted Harvard University’s decision to suspend purchases of Sodastream do-it-yourself soda and water machines.

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Jewish Group Accuses New York Times of “Crossing Red Line” By Publishing American Anti-Semite Max Blumenthal

Less than one month after being indefinitely banned from entering the German parliament following an attempted violent assault on Gregor Gysi, the parliamentary leader of that country’s Left Party

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December 2014 Brandeis Brief- Law Students Take Center Stage

As we celebrate Giving Tuesday, we at the Louis D. Brandeis Center are grateful to the many law student leaders who are giving back by helping us to achieve our mission.

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Student-led law school chapters to fight anti-semitism open in the Twin Cities

As we develop our skills to be the next generation of lawyers, we must be aware of the social issues today both in the Twin Cities community and nationally. As Jewish students, in many ways, we have an even larger responsibility.

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Twin Cities students launch legal chapters to fight anti-Semitism

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) has announced the launch of two new chapters at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis and William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.

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Three New Law School Chapters Join the Fight Against Campus Anti-Semitism

In response to the dramatic spike in anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents on college campuses in the U.S., the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) today announced the launch of three new law school chapters at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

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Swastikas deface fliers at Northeastern University

Police at Northeastern University have launched an investigation after swastikas were drawn on two fliers posted on campus to publicize a lecture this week by an Israeli military official.

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Law school students create Jewish human rights legal chapter

Two Twin Cities law schools are starting pro-bono, student-led legal chapters to advance the civil and human rights of Jewish people.

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An Old Hatred Returns

When it was his turn to speak, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stalked right up to the microphone at the 2012 United Nations General Assembly in New York City and proudly declared that the state of Israel should be “eliminated.” It was a sentiment common in the Arab world, common enough that Ahmadinejad knew there would be no retaliation for openly questioning and attacking Israel’s legitimacy.

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Twin Chapters in the Twin Cities

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, Nov. 4, 2014: The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) is proud to announce the launch of two new chapters at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis and William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.

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November 2014 Brandeis Brief - Fall Forward

Over the next week, the Brandeis Center is rolling out three new Law Student Chapters in New York, Minneapolis, and St. Paul.

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US High Court Hears Whether US Passport Can Say Jerusalem, Israel

On Monday, Nov. 3, the United States Supreme Court heard argument on the claim of a young American citizen who was born in Jerusalem to have his passport identify the place of his birth as Jerusalem, Israel.

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Fighting the New Campus Anti-Semitism" at Northeastern University

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will be presenting to the LDB Student Chapter at Northeastern University School of Law on the topic, “Fighting the New Campus Anti-Semitism," on October 29th.

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Tufts University Hosting Islamists to Train Students in ‘Direct Action’

A controversial Islamist group will gather at Tufts University on Friday for a weekend-long conference that will include training students to take “direct action” against pro-Israel and Jewish students on U.S. campuses, according to a schedule of the conference obtained by the Free Beacon.

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Appointment of Jeffrey Robbins to the Brandeis Center’s Legal Advisory Board

The Brandeis Center today is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Robbins to the Brandeis Center’s Legal Advisory Board. As a member of the board, Robbins will advise the Center regarding legal aspects of the Center’s fight against campus anti-Semitism.

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Pro-Israel groups thank UC schools for affirming policy against anti-Semitism

Twelve pro-Israel organizations on Tuesday thanked the University of California (UC) system for affirming a policy that prohibits bringing anti-Semitic materials into classrooms on its campuses.

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October 2014 Brandeis Brief - Reforming Middle East Studies

This month, the Brandeis Center rolled out our newest initiative -- to reform biased, politicized, federally funded Middle East Studies programs around the country.

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The Brandeis Center announces the appointment of Aviva J. Vogelstein to Staff Attorney

The Brandeis Center announces the appointment of Aviva J. Vogelstein to Staff Attorney. Vogelstein’s appointment marks the Brandeis Center’s continued commitment to fight the resurgent problem of anti-Semitism on American University campuses through legal and public policy approaches.

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Loyola U. ‘Suspends’ and Reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine

Loyola University Chicago suspended and subsequently reinstated its chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine following an anti-Israel protest this month by the SJP chapter that blocked an event promoting Birthright Israel.

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14 Groups Urge Colleges to Protect Jewish Students From Anti-Semitism

A varied group of 14 organizations has issued a letter to more than 2,500 U.S. colleges and universities that urges them to protect Jewish students on campus in light of rising anti-Semitism in America and abroad.

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Brandeis Center Commends Loyola University Chicago for Temporary Suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine Activities or Events

This afternoon, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) commended Loyola University Chicago for presenting the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) student organization with a letter indicating that SJP is temporarily prevented from hosting any on-campus activities or events until their leadership meets with Loyola University Chicago representatives and the group complies with stated policies and procedures that apply to all student organizations.

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Pushing back against the world’s oldest hatred

There is little doubt that the tide of anti-Semitism, often masked as anti-Israel criticism, is on the rise in Europe. In the Middle East, anti-Semitism is pandemic. The good news is that serious pushback is underway. The better news is that it is bipartisan. The bad news is that the problem is not solely in Europe.

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Pro-Israel Groups Question Federal Funds for Middle East Centers

A coalition of Israel advocacy organizations concerned by what they describe as the prevalence of anti-Israel programming at federally-funded Middle East studies centers are lobbying for changes in the Title VI program that would 1) “[r]equire recipients of Title VI funds to establish grievance procedures to address complaints that programs are not reflecting diverse perspectives and a wide range of views” and 2) “[r]equire the U.S. Department of Education to establish a formal complaint-resolution process similar to that in use to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”

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U.S. Government Funding Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic, Anti-American School Programs

Federal taxpayer funds continue to flow to a slew of U.S. universities that are spending the cash on programs that promote anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, and anti-American viewpoints, according to a large group of Jewish and civil rights organizations that are now pushing Congress to rectify what they call a systemic problem.

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Groups to Congress: No Taxpayer Funds for Biased, Politicized Middle East Studies

With Congress considering the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) in several individual bills, leading organizations focused on education policy, the Jewish community, and civil rights announced today a coordinated effort to provide lawmakers with solutions to prevent misuse of federal funds under HEA Title VI.

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Brandeis Center Welcomes Guest Blogger Mike Gonzalez

The Brandeis Center has announced the appearance of Mike Gonzalez as new guest blogger on the popular Brandeis Center Blog . In introducing Mr. Gonzalez, the Brandeis Center underscores the immediate need to address Title VI funding to universities under the Higher Education Act. Mr. Gonzalez will appear at the Blog over the two week period beginning September 15.

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LDB Commends ESA Network 31 on New Anti-Boycott Resolution

This afternoon, the Brandeis Center commended the European Sociological Association (ESA)Network 31, after the Network passed the first pro-active anti-boycott resolution by a professional European academic association late last week.

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September 2014 Brandeis Brief - After Gaza

After the violent turmoil in Gaza, we are prepared to face an exceptionally difficult year for Jewish and pro-Israel students on American college campuses.

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LDB Joins AMCHA and Others Urging University of California to Monitor SJP Actions at So-Called “International Day of Action"

Earlier today, fifteen national organizations urged Chancellor Dirks of the University of California at Berkeley to monitor the behavior of Students for Justice for Palestine (SJP) and other student organizations involved in the so-called September 23 "Day of Action."

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After Gaza conflict, preparing for a potentially stormy year for Israel on campus

This summer’s 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, which has come to a close if a cease-fire reached last week holds, has spurred a sharp rise in both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incidents around the world.

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Brandeis Center Introduces Resource Guide for Identifying Anti-Semitic Behavior on U.S. College Campuses

As the fall semester begins, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law today introduced a resource guide to help promote civil discourse and prevent hateful and anti-Semitic activity on campuses.

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Temple University — Latest Antisemitic Hotspot Protested Amid Record Donation Drive

Temple University has become the latest focal point for groups concerned about the spreading wave of campus antisemitism and academic-based Holocaust minimizing.

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Organizations Sign Statement Against Assault on a Student at Temple University

We are deeply troubled by the physical assault against a Jewish student at Temple University. Daniel Vessal, a CAMERA Fellow and member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, was punched in the face and knocked down and called "baby-killer, racist, Zionist pig" by individuals at the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) table that was part of "Templefest," an organizational exhibition on August 20, 2014.

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Letter warns U.C. president of union’s ‘anti-Israel propaganda’

A letter signed by 12 groups was sent this week to Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, urging her to intervene to ensure anti-Semitic propaganda is not brought into university classrooms.

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Pro-Israel college students prepare for a tough year

When Israel declared its statehood 65 years ago, there was little ripple effect at American universities. At the time, “campus anti-Semitism” referred to the Jewish quotas applied to student and faculty applicants to certain institutions of higher learning. But those rebuffed candidates could and did turn to alternative institutions, put the institutionalized racism behind them, and get on with their education or teaching.

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Brandeis Center Publishes New Research on Religious Freedom

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

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Brandeis Center and AMCHA Caution University Against Anti-Israel Measure

Earlier today, the Brandeis Center joined the AMCHA Initiative and ten other groups writing to University of California President Janet Napolitano to condemn a statement by the joint council of the UAW 2865 union announcing the union's intent to support the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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Brandeis Center Appoints Dawinder S. Sidhu to Academic Advisory Board

The Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a Washington, D.C.-based national civil rights organization established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all, announced today that it has appointed Professor Dawinder ‘Dave’ S. Sidhu to its Academic Advisory Board .

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So, Erwin Chemerinsky and John Eastman walk into a brief…

On behalf of a group of constitutional law scholars, and the Louis B. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, Alan Gura and I have authored an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in the Supreme Court case of Zivotosfky v. Kerry – the Jerusalem Passport Case.

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August 2014 Brandeis Brief - Capitol Update

This summer has been unusually busy for the Brandeis Center in Washington, D.C. With most American universities in summer session, we have focused our efforts on public policy advocacy and appellate litigation.

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Jewish groups in U.S. file briefs in Jerusalem passport case

A number of Jewish groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs in a Supreme Court case considering whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list “Israel” as their birthplace on their passports.

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Duke Gives Muslim ‘Holocaust Inversion’ Professor $3M Gig

Duke University has hired as the new director of its $3 million Islamic Studies Center a controversial Iranian-American professor whose scholarship has come under fire for anti-Israel bias and who once used a picture of dead Jews in Nazi death camps to illustrate his writing on the Palestinians.

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Supreme Court receives briefs for ‘born in Jerusalem’ passport case

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) have separately filed amicus curiae briefs in support of Menachem B. Zivotofsky, the petitioner in Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State, which has become known as “born in Jerusalem” passport case.

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LDB Urges Supreme Court to Protect Rights of Persons Born in Jerusalem

Earlier today, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB), a national civil rights organization, presented the U.S. Supreme Court with an amicus curiae brief in support of Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, the petitioner in the so-called Jerusalem passport case, Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State.

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LDB President to Testify on Federal Sexual Harassment Policy

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today that Louis D. Brandeis Center President Kenneth L. Marcus will at the Commission’s Briefing on Federal Enforcement of Title IX Sexual Harassment Law in Elementary, Secondary, and Post-secondary Schools on Friday July 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

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Brandeis Center Appoints Joshua Brewster to Legal Advisory Board

The Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a national civil rights organization dedicated to eradicating anti-Semitism on college campuses, has appointed Joshua Sol Brewster, Esq.. to its Legal Advisory Board. Joshua was previously a senior civil rights legal fellow with The Brandeis Center.

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U.S. Human Rights Council envoy vows to target anti-Israel bias

The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council said battling anti-Israel bias on the body was a “key priority.”

Keith Harper, addressing a conference of pro-Israel groups meeting in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, also advocated for continued U.S. engagement on the council.

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July 2014 Brandeis Brief - Of Holocaust Deniers, Terrorists, and Presbyterians The Brandeis Brief

Summer is finally here, and many students have headed off to summer jobs, internships, or graduation. Nevertheless, higher education controversies continue to simmer.

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SFSU challenged for funding professor’s trip

Eight pro-Israel groups, headed by the AMCHA Initiative, sent a letter June 24 demanding that the California state controller investigate San Francisco State University for funding a professor’s trip to the Middle East that included meetings with members of terrorist organizations.

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Louis D. Brandeis Center and AMCHA Initiative Urge Investigation of Misuse of Taxpayer Funds

This morning the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) joined the AMCHA Initiative and six other groups urging California State Controller John Chiang to investigate misuse of university and state funds by Professor Rahab Abdulhadi at San Francisco State University.

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State Controller asked to probe professor’s expenses

ease)– Outraged at online reports that San Francisco State University (SFSU) President Wong is defending a professor’s use of thousands in taxpayer dollars to meet with terrorists and promote political advocacy, eight groups on Tuesday, June 24,, demanded that California State Controller John Chiang conduct a state audit of SFSU.

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Campus eviction notices are fake, but their anti-Semitism is real, experts say

The latest anti-Israel trend to gain momentum on college campuses has been the distribution of mock eviction notices in dormitories by members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Whether or not the notices have specifically targeted Jewish students, experts say the tactic highlights the convergence of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism on campus, creating a hostile environment for Jewish students.

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Brandeis Center Urges Temple University to Denounce Holocaust Minimization

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a national civil rights organization, has sent Temple University President Neil Theobald a written request to respond to Holocaust minimization at his university. The Washington, D.C.-based Brandeis Center writes President Theobald in the wake of reports that Temple University Adjunct Professor Alessio Lerro publicly argued that Jews are exaggerating the extent of the Holocaust to obtain political advantages.

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Brandeis Center Welcomes Three New Team Members

The Louis D. Brandeis Center Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law announced this afternoon that it has brought on two new Communications and Development Interns and one Law Clerk.

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Brandeis Center Legal Advisory Board Member Garners Major Title VI Victory

Civil Rights Attorney, Joel H. Siegal, a member of the Louis D. Brandeis Center’s Legal Advisory Board, reports a major Title Six victory brought on behalf of a 14 year old African-American student against St. Charles Borromeo School, a private elementary school operated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

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Brandeis Center Congratulates Cotler

This afternoon the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a national civil rights organization established to combat campus anti-Semitism, congratulated Hon. Irwin Cotler, the Canadian parliamentarian and human rights lawyer, on being named by the Jerusalem Post as one of the top 50 most influential Jews of 2014.

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June 2014 Brandeis Brief - Season Finale

In the June issue of the Brandeis Brief, several writers address anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents at Vassar College, New York University, and elsewhere, as well as the Louis D. Brandeis Center’s tireless efforts to combat campus anti-Semitism and support Jewish college students

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Brandeis Center Joins AMCHA Initiative Urging Investigation into Misuse of California Taxpayer Funds to Support Professor’s Meetings with Terrorists

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law today joined with the AMCHA Initiative in demanding an investigation into the misuse of taxpayer funds in a San Francisco State University professor’s trip to the Middle East to meet with persons who are affiliated with terrorist organizations.

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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
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Walter Reich
Walter Reich is the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at The George Washington University; a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center; and a former Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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