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Human Rights Expert Says Unanimous Passage of Senate Antisemitism Bill Will Have ‘Ripple Effect’ on US Campuses

A newly passed US Senate bill advancing the fight against antisemitism will have a “ripple effect” on educational institutions, the head of a Jewish human rights organization told The Algemeiner on Friday.

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LDB Commends Scott and Casey’s “Game-Changing” Bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act

Today, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) commends U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) for introducing the bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016.

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Good News From Ohio

Earlier this afternoon, the Ohio House passed an anti-BDS bill with a vote of 83-11. This important victory marks yet another blow to the anti-Semitic Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

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US Intifada: A fire-storm of lies is setting US campuses ablaze

Have you ever escaped a raging fire? I have--twice, and one never, ever forgets the heat, the smell, the bright red-and-orange flames, the horror, the near-brush with death, the loss of one's possessions or of one's home--and the overwhelming gratitude that one's life has been spared.

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“Hate Spaces”: American Colleges and Their Jewish Students

There is a brand-new documentary that focuses on the relationship between American universities and their Jewish students, particularly those who support Israel. The movie is called “Hate Spaces” and that gives you an idea of how those Jewish students are treated.

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Anti-Semitic BDS Campaign Rejected by U of Michigan Students

On Tuesday night, the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement against Israel took yet another blow: the University Michigan Student Government voted down a BDS resolution by a wide margin of 34 against, 13 in favor, and 3 abstentions.

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November 2016 - Giving Thanks

Whatever your feelings about the recent U.S. election, we all have much to give thanks about.

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Antisemitism Expert: ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ Legitimizing ‘Obvious Bigotry’ Through Alliance With Anti-Israel Jews

A national anti-Israel student organization is spending “much of its energy trying to deny its obvious bigotry,” the head of a Jewish rights-focused legal group told The Algemeiner, adding that it is “significant” the organization is now “increasingly on the defensive.”

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Jewish students battle rising anti-Semitism on campus

Kat Kolin, a Boston University freshman, wants to set the record straight: “I am Jewish. I am not a Zionist.”

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Vandalism at University of Minnesota Law School Prior to LDB Presentation

Last week, I visited the University of Minnesota Law School to deliver a lunch lecture on anti-Semitism in higher education. It was one of a few campus visits I made this fall, and until now, the law students have been gracious hosts.

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LDB to Appear at Bard College “Real Talk” Conference

This week, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) President Kenneth L. Marcus will be a featured speaker at the "Real Talk Conference 2016: Difficult Questions About Race, Sex, and Religion" at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College.

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Brandeis Center Welcomes Two New Legal Fellows

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) is pleased to welcome two new Civil Rights Legal Fellows to the staff, Hana Ma and Rachel Leach. LDB is a national non-profit civil rights legal advocacy organization committed to combating anti-Semitism in higher education.

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October 2016 - Tracking Religious Harassment

As the Jewish new year begins, the Brandeis Center continues its campaign against campus anti-Semitism.

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BDS: The Worldwide Movement to De-legitimize Israel

Activists in the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement will tell you they are only defending the rights of Palestinians, but when they chant "from the river to the sea," they're calling for the complete destruction of Israel.

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Brandeis Center Urges Action from Tennessee Legislature

Today, following recent reports of anti-Semitic, racist, and hateful social media postings at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) called on the Tennessee State Legislature to address whether the series of anti-Semitic incidents violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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LDB Announces Next Batch of Law School Events

Today, the Brandeis Center announced its next batch of law student events. LDB, a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that works to combat anti-Semitism in higher education

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Oberlin Student Senate Condemns Symposium Promoting Self-Respect and Civil Rights for Jews

You can’t make this stuff up.

Some alumni at Oberlin College are unhappy with the way things are going at their alma mater. Some students at Oberlin are unhappy with the alumni’s meddling. A tempest in a teapot, perhaps, except that the issues are large and also sprouting on many other campuses.

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Kenneth L. Marcus Speaks at Oberlin College

Brandeis Center's Kenneth L. Marcus will speak at a symposium at Oberlin College on Thursday, September 22, on “Building a Hate-Free Campus Through Civil Discourse.”

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LDB Welcomes Intern Kailee Jordan

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law (LDB) is pleased to welcome their newest member, Kailee Jordan, who will be joining the LDB team as a Communications and Development Intern.

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Brandeis Center Urges Stronger Action from San Francisco State University

Earlier this month, San Francisco State University released a 24-page investigative report, compiled by the Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation, detailing the disruption by anti-Israel student activists of an April 6, 2016, event featuring Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

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Embattled Oberlin President Announces Resignation After String of Scandals

Following a string of scandals that erupted after The Tower reported that an Oberlin College professor had posted anti-Semitic material on Facebook, Marvin Krislov announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as president of the private liberal arts school at the end of the 2017 academic year.

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September 2016 - New battles in Irvine, Knoxville, New Jersey, and around the World

As the students prepare to start a new academic year, BDS battles continue to rage unabated.

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Major Jewish Groups Bitterly Rebuke UCLA Over Departure of Student Leader Due to BDS Harassment

The heads of major Jewish groups told The Algemeiner on Friday that they were outraged over the handling by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) of the harassment and relentless attacks against a former student leader by anti-Israel activists.

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UCLA: No place for Jews?

UCLA Chancellor Block’s assertion that BDS ‘isn’t going to be sustained' on this campus’ has never appeared to be anything but lip service as UCLA succumbs to a virulent form of anti-Semitism that has a Hindu in its cross-hairs.

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UCLA Student President Leaves Law School Over BDS Harassment; Blasts College for Capitulation to Anti-Israel Movement (INTERVIEW)

The capitulation of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has set a “dangerous precedent” for the further harassment of Jewish and pro-Israel students, a former UCLA student leader, who recently left the university due to BDS pressure, told The Algemeiner on Thursday.

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‘Slap on Wrist’ of Violent Anti-Israel Student Protesters at UC Irvine ‘Feckless Punishment,’ Say Campus, Legal Groups

The heads of major campus and legal groups told The Algemeiner on Monday that they are outraged by the mild response of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to the violent behavior of an anti-Israel student organization on its campus.

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LDB Responds to UC Irvine’s SJP Decision and Calls for Stronger Action

Yesterday, the UC Irvine Office of Student Conduct announced that it had concluded a three-month investigation into an aggressive and disruptive incident on the UCI campus last May.

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Tennessee Jewish Federations Outraged by University’s ‘Tepid Response’ to Virulent Antisemitism, Racism on Knoxville Campus

Jewish groups in Tennessee expressed “anger, disappointment and worry” over the “tepid response” of university administrators to antisemitism and racism on the Knoxville campus, The Algemeiner has learned.

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LDB Urges University of Tennessee to Condemn Anti-Semitic Social Media Posts

Yesterday, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) urged the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (UTK) Chancellor Jimmy Cheek to condemn recently reported anti-Semitic social media postings by current and former University of Tennessee – Knoxville students, demonstrating a long-standing problem on the UTK campus.

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August 2016 - The Heat Is On

As the summer draws to a close, the battle against campus anti-Semitism is only heating up. We at the Brandeis Center have been working throughout the heat to ensure that all Jewish students will be safe in their studies this fall.

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Canadian Jewish Student Group Files Discrimination Complaint

On August 3, Hasbara Fellowships Canada, a pro-Israel campus activism organization and the country’s largest grassroots campus advocacy organization, announced that a complaint had been filed with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal against both the Student Association and the Faculty Association of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College.

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Campus anti-Semitism Surges in 2016

2016 is unfolding as another unsettling year for Jewish students across U.S. college campuses. According to a report released this week by the AMCHA Initiative, anti-Semitic activities have surged over the past six months.

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LDB Welcomes Intern Daniella Hovsha

LDB welcomes Daniella Hovsha, who will be joining the organization as a Civil Rights Communications & Development Intern for Fall 2016.

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LDB Pleased to Participate in Civil Society Consultations

Yesterday, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) submitted a statement to several federal agencies as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Civil Society Consultation process, urging officialsto more effectively address campus anti-Semitism.

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National Lawyers Guild Sued for Discrimination

On July 13, New York attorney David Abrams filed a complaint against the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), on behalf of an Israeli organization, Bibliotechnical Athenaeum.

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Antisemitism Expert: WikiLeaks ‘Knew What It Was Doing’ When Invoking Antisemitic Tropes on Twitter (INTERVIEW)

Denials by WikiLeaks that it knowingly posted an antisemitic message on social media should not be believed, an expert told The Algemeiner on Monday.

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Another Anti-BDS Lawsuit Filed

It’s been a rough year for the American Studies Association (“ASA”), legally speaking.

Earlier this week, a lawsuit was filed in New York State Court against the New York Metro chapter of the ASA, alleging “unlawful discrimination under the New York City and State Human Rights Laws,” in relation to the ASA’s boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

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LBD Deeply Concerned by UCLA Response to Milan Chatterjee

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) is disturbed by a recent report from the UCLA Discrimination Prevention Office (DPO) alleging that Milan Chatterjee, former President of the Graduate Student Association (GSA), violated university policy by stipulating that the GSA would maintain neutrality regarding the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in allocating funds for a campus event.

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LDB Praises Rejection of Charges Against Saint Louis Jewish Students

Today, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (“LDB”) praises St. Louis University (“SLU”), for rejecting retaliatory charges brought against two Jewish students by an anti-Israel activist. LDB advised the students who faced these charges after filing an appropriate and legitimate bias complaint against another student.

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Here We Go Again: Another Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine Deadlock at UC Irvine

As Hillel International and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law continue to push for a strong response from UC Irvine administrators to a May 18 incident, when more than 50 protesters allegedly threatened 10 Jewish and pro-Israel students, campus officials say they are still investigating.

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Brandeis Center and Hillel Urge UC Irvine to Respond to Anti-Semitic Incident

Hillel International, Hillel of Orange County and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) wrote this week to University of California – Irvine (UCI) Chancellor Howard Gillman urging a strong response to the physical intimidation of a Jewish student, Eliana Kopley and the campus climate of intimidation aimed at Jewish and Pro-Israel students.

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July 2016 - Defeating BDS

With the summer in full swing, the Louis D. Brandeis Center is pleased to report on more good news. States across the U.S. have made bold steps to curb the BDS movement -- including recently New York and Rhode Island.

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Successful Appeal Against NYU Grad Student BDS Motion Has Great Implications in Fight Against Global Anti-Israel Movement, Say Leaders of Campaign

A successful appeal against New York University’s (NYU) Graduate Student Union’s (GSOC) motion in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has great implications in the fight against the global anti-Israel movement, students who led the appeal campaign told The Algemeiner on Friday.

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Fear of Reprisal Leads UC Davis Administration to Capitulate to Violent Anti-Israel Students, Say Pro-Israel Campus Activists

The administration at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) has capitulated to violent and disruptive anti-Israel student groups — as seen through its weak response to recent anti-Israel campus activities — out of fear of their reprisal, members of the pro-Israel community at UC Davis said this week.

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Students’ Society of McGill University Labels BDS “Unconstitutional”

The Judicial Board of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) recently declared in a board decision, called a “Reference,” that BDS and “similar motions” are “unconstitutional.”

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Antisemitism Expert: Nazi Relics Sold at German Auction Highlight Growing Far-Right Obsession With Holocaust Revival

The popularity of a recent controversial auction in Germany, which sold relics belonging to high-level Nazi officials, highlights a growing obsession on the part of the far-Right to revive its connection with the perpetrators of the Holocaust, a leading antisemitism expert told The Algemeiner on Monday.

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Brandeis Center Welcomes New Interns

LDB welcomes Emma Dillon and Juan Pablo Rivera Garza, who will be joining the organization as Civil Rights Communications & Development Interns for Summer 2016.

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LDB Commends Portland State University for Condemning BDS

Today, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) commended Portland State University President Wim Wiewel for issuing an excellent statement condemning a proposed student Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution.

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June 2016 - Suing BDS

This week, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Justice Louis D. Brandeis's confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States, we are pleased to reflect on several powerful efforts underway to defeat BDS and campus anti-Semitism.

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31 Countries Adopt New Definition of Anti-Semitism that Includes Anti-Zionism

Thirty one countries voted to adopt a new working definition of anti-Semitism last week, a move hailed by human rights activists as an important milestone in countering hatred.

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Painful Lessons from the 75th Anniversary Commemorations of the Farhud

June 1-2 is the 75th Anniversary of the 1941 Farhud pogrom, the pro-Nazi Arab attempt to exterminate the Jews of Baghdad. Hundreds were murdered, raped, and many Jewish homes and business looted and burned during a two-day orgy of hate and violence orchestrated by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini.

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Human Rights Activists Celebrate Multi-Country Adoption of New Definition of Antisemitism

Human rights activists told The Algemeiner on Wednesday why they consider last week’s adoption by 31 countries of a new working definition of antisemitism to be a major step towards combating the reemerging phenomenon.

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IHRA Adopts Definition of Anti-Semitism

Last week, on May 26, 2016, the 31 member nations of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), under Romanian Chairmanship, officially adopted the “IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.”

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The Academic Council for Israel and our Partner Organizations’ Petition Opposes All BDS Resolutions and Campaigns

A number of academic professional organizations have passed or are considering anti-Israel resolutions connected with the boycott, divestment and sanctions efforts against Israel.

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Farhud: Never Forget

The “Farhud,” Arabic for “violent dispossession,” was a pro-Nazi massacre against Baghdad Jewry that took place from June 1-2, 1941 – coinciding with the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.

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LDB Urges UC Irvine Chancellor to Take Stronger Stance Against Disruptive Protest

Yesterday, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) issued a letter to UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gilman, addressing an aggressive protest that occurred on the campus last week.

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Attorney for Israel Advocacy

Danit Sibovits, 32, has been on the front lines of helping Jewish students as an attorney, and now supports the State of Israel through the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.

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Methodist Church Rejects Israel Divestment Resolutions

The United Methodist Church took a stand this weekend against the anti-Israel and arguably anti-Semitic Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. At their quadrennial 10-day policy making conference, beginning May 10, the church rejected four resolutions that sought to sanction Israel and companies that do business with Israel.

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Congress Hears Testimony on BDS

On Thursday, Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), testified before the House Homeland Security Committee’s Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee about a troubling connection between past financing for terrorism and current support for the BDS movement.

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Sides Spar Over Bill Aimed At Israel Boycott Movement

Dozens of opponents spoke out Tuesday against a measure they say stifles free speech and damages the Middle East peace process. Supporters, however, said the movement to boycott and disinvest from Israel will harm its citizens and damage Ohio's economy.

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The BDS Movement Overreaches, Now Faces A Lawsuit

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

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

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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Jewish Rights Advocate: ‘BDS Making a Laughing Stock out of the American Studies Association’

“The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has really made a laughing stock out of the American Studies Association (ASA),” the head of a Jewish rights-focused legal organization told The Algemeiner.

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Congressional Taskforce Urges Federal Guidance on Anti-Semitism

Yesterday, the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism in the House of Representatives announced the issuance of an important letter from 38 Members of Congress to Secretary of Education John King, Jr.

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Professors Sue American Studies Association for Illegal Boycott of Israel

A lawsuit filed on behalf of four professors against the American Studies Association for its boycott of Israel accuses the ASA of “blatant politicization” of an academic association, in violation of Washington, D.C law governing nonprofit organizations.

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Congressional panel queries Education Dept. on campus anti-Semitism

Citing reports of an increase in anti-Israel activity on college campuses, a bipartisan congressional task force on anti-Semitism asked U.S. Education Secretary John King to outline how his department is tracking anti-Jewish bias.

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Israel Boycott Battle Heads to Court

Four professors on Wednesday sued the American Studies Association, alleging that its boycott of Israeli universities violates Washington, D.C., law governing nonprofit corporations.

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Professors Sue American Studies Association, Say Israel Boycott Violates Group’s Charter

A group of award-winning professors affiliated with the American Studies Association (ASA) are suing the organization to oppose its boycott of Israel, saying that the boycott violates the ASA’s charter as well as laws governing non-profit organizations.

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Professors sue American Studies Association for boycott of Israel

Several members of the American Studies Association (ASA) announced Wednesday that they are suing their own academic association for its boycott of Israel, arguing that the boycott violates a District of Columbia (DC) law that applies to non-profit organizations.

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4 profs sue American Studies Association over Israel boycott

A group of professors is suing the American Studies Association over its academic boycott of Israel.

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Lawsuit: ASA’s Boycott of Israel Violates Law, Professors sue American Studies Association

A group of distinguished professors and longtime members of the American Studies Association (ASA) today announced that they are suing ASA for its boycott of Israel. The lawsuit charges that ASA’s blatant politicization of an academic association violates District of Columbia (D.C.) law governing nonprofit organizations.

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California LDB Law Students Stand Up Against Injustice

West Coast LDB law students have been influential in fighting against anti-Semitism and standing up against injustice this past month.

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As BDS opponents move from campuses to state capitols, California is up next

Close observers of the anti-Israel Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement have long kept a weather eye on California.

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April 2016 - Better Than Ever

The Brandeis Center is blooming this Spring, with the appointments of Jennie Gross to Senior Staff Attorney and Professor Oren Gross to LDB's Academic Advisory Board.

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Indiana University to Hold Major Anti-Semitism Conference

Starting this weekend, The Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism at Indiana University (ISCA) will host its third international scholars conference, from Saturday evening, April 3 through Wednesday, April 7, on “Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, and the Dynamics of Delegitimization.”

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Brandeis Center Appoints Oren Gross to Academic Advisory Board

Today, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Oren Gross, Irving Younger Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for International Legal & Security Studies at the University of Minnesota Law School, to LDB’s Academic Advisory Board.

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Lawsuit Alleges Widespread Anti-Semitism at CUNY Campus

A lawsuit filed by CUNY Kingsborough professor and department chair Jeffrey Lax, represented by the law firm of Corey Stark PLLC and The Lawfare Project, exposes a climate of discrimination and rampant harassment on campus, endemic to the administration and targeting recognizable persons of the Jewish faith, or "outward Jews."

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LDB Announces a Spring Showering of Events

This morning, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB), announced its next batch of Spring LDB Law Student Chapter events.

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UC Regents’ Condemnation of Anti-Semitism & Anti-Zionism is Timely for UC Davis

Wednesday’s announcement from the Regents of the University of California is particularly timely for the Davis campus, where a disruptive protest temporarily halted a lecture by Israeli diplomat George Deek earlier this month.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA’S ‘PRINCIPLES AGAINST INTOLERANCE’ SAY OPPOSITION TO ISRAEL CAN BE ANTI-SEMITIC

The Board of Regents of the University of California on Wednesday unanimously adopted what it is calling "Principles Against Intolerance," in response to reports of anti-Semitic incidents on UC campuses.

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Lawsuit Against CUNY Alleges Pervasive, Explicit Antisemitism Among Kingsborough College Administrators

A lawsuit filed last month by a faculty member at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Kingsborough Community College alleges explicit antisemitic discrimination and harassment by senior administrators, The Algemeiner has learned.

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California Regents Denounce Anti-Zionism

This morning, the Regents of the University of California unanimously adopted a landmark set of Principles Against Intolerance.

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Lawsuit Alleges Pervasive and Endemic Anti-Semitism at CUNY Campus

A lawsuit filed by CUNY Kingsborough professor and department chair Jeffrey Lax, represented by the law firm of Corey Stark PLLC and The Lawfare Project, exposes a climate of discrimination and rampant harassment on campus, endemic to the administration and targeting recognizable persons of the Jewish faith, or "outward Jews."

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Civil Rights Group Expands Litigation Initiative

The campaign against campus anti-Semitism just took another step forward with the expansion of a major litigation initiative.

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UC Regents prepare to vote on ‘Principles Against Intolerance,’ free speech and pro-Israel advocates collide

Does the latest report on “Principles Against Intolerance,” written by top University of California officials, offer a balanced compromise that would protect Jewish students while safeguarding free speech?

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LBD Urges Cornell Administrators to Condemn Anti-Semitism on Campus

On Friday, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) (http://brandeiscenter.com/), along with the LDB Law Student Chapter

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U of California Governing Body Declines to Adopt State Dept Definition of Antisemitism in Newly Released Report

The University of California’s (UC) governing body on Wednesday released a report addressing antisemitism and anti-Zionism across the 10 campuses of the UC system, but declining to adopt the US State Department’s definition, The Algemeiner has learned.

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Anti-Semitism on campus linked to anti-Israel activity

Anti-Semitism goes hand-in-hand with anti-Israel activities at U.S. colleges, according to a new report that one critic called a “crude rhetorical cudgel” against the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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LDB Holds Third Annual National Law Student Leadership Conference

On February 21-22, the Louis D. Brandeis Center hosted its third annual National Law Student Leadership Conference in Berkeley, California.

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In New Statement, Oberlin President Falls Short of Condemning Anti-Semitic Conspiracist

Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov expressed concern about the anti-Semitic conspiracy theories of associate professor Joy Karega, but refused to explicitly condemn her, in a blog post published on the Oberlin website Monday night.

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March 2016 - The Craziness Continues

This Winter, LDB is busier than ever, with numerous events in Atlanta, Baltimore, Berkeley, Boston, Charlottesville, Chicago, Ithaca, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, and Seattle.

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The Most Hated People in the United States May Not Be Who You Think

Which religious group is the victim of the most hate crimes in the United States? According to the hate crime statistics kept by the FBI, Jews are the primary victims of religious hate crimes.

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Oberlin Professor Claims Israel Was Behind 9/11, ISIS, Charlie Hebdo Attack

A professor at Oberlin College, one of the most prestigious institutes of higher education in the country, has written and shared a series of Facebook posts claiming that Jews or Israelis control much of the world and are responsible for the 9/11 and Charlie Hebdo attacks and the rise of ISIS.

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Antisemitism in North America: New Wine, Old Hate

The Brandeis Center is pleased to announce its contribution to the newly released edited volume, Antisemitism in North America: New World, Old Hate (Leiden: Brill, 2016).

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The Institute for Law and Policy at Hebrew University

The Institute for Law and Policy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law has recently announced their Summer Program for international Students and Attorneys.

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Vassar College Press Release

This week, the Brandeis Center sent a letter to Vassar College President Catharine Bond Hill, urging Vassar to condemn recent anti-Semitic statements made by visiting Rutgers Professor Jasbir Puar. LDB is a national, non-profit civil rights organization that works to combat anti-Semitism in higher education through research, education, and legal advocacy.

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Brandeis Center Announces Upcoming March Events

This morning, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) announced its upcoming events for the month of March. This next wave of events will follow LDB’s Third Annual National Law Student Leadership Conference, held in California at the start of this week.

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Major Law School Programs in Atlanta, Berkeley, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia and Seattle to Culminate in Bay Area Confab

This afternoon, LDB announced topics and speakers for its Third Annual National Law Student Leadership Conference to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area later this month, culminating an extraordinary amount of LDB chapter activity at law schools around the country.

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Bi-Partisan Anti-BDS Bill Introduced to Congress

This past Wednesday, Congressman from both sides of the aisle introduced new legislation to fight the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement against Israel.

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