LDB authors are active in a wide range of research publication. These articles are some of the most recent contributions in areas relevant to LDB's mission.
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.
Another Milestone For the Mainstreaming of Anti Semitism : The New American Foundation and Max Blumenthal's Goliath
This paper argues that, by providing a platform to Max Blumenthal for the promotion of his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, the New America Foundation (NAF) bestowed legitimacy on a book that is, in effect, antisemitic because its author intended to convince readers that Israel should be equated with Nazi Germany.
LDB Challenges Traditional Ideas About Religious Freedom
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus argues that America’s traditional form of religious freedom does not protect all Americans equally. Marcus delivered this research in Jerusalem on May 16 at the Israel Democracy Institute’s (IDI) International Conference on the Role of Religion in Human Rights Discourse. Kenneth L. Marcus
The Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University's authoritative annual analysis, Antisemitism Worldwide, demonstrates escalating global anti-Semitism in 2011 but a decrease in major violent incidents. LDB Advisor Dina Porat (Tel Aviv), who heads the Kantor Center, oversees this research. Dina Porat
LDB Advisor Richard Cravatts (Simmons College) has published an important new article on "Antisemitism and the Campus Left" in the new 2012 Special Issue of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, edited by LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus Cravatts demonstrates how the anti-Israel bias of some progressive intellectuals crosses the line into anti-Semitism.
Ruth R. Wisse Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and has taught at McGill, Stanford, New York, Hebrew and Tel Aviv universities.