Publications : Opinion Pieces  
 

LDB authors are active in a wide range of research publication. These opinion pieces are some of the most recent contributions in areas relevant to LDB's mission." The following opinion pieces may illuminate issues of interest to LDB readers, although they do not necessarily reflect the views of LDB.

How Anti-Semitism Infiltrates the Left
August 21, 2017

The United Kingdom’s Labour party and its trade unions, like the University College Union (UCU), consider themselves progressive and “antiracist” spaces. As such, these arenas pride themselves on being free of prejudice in the form of sexism, racism, or otherwise.

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Whitewashed: Anti-Semitism in the U.K. Labour Party
August 16, 2017

The film, Whitewashed: Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, can be found online at J-TV, a YouTube channel dedicated to global Jewish interests and issues. A short documentary, it is a partner film to a book of the same title and these are part of The Whitewashed Project. The project was produced and self-financed by a group of individuals in the United Kingdom who are invested in the subject matter.

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British Retailer Banned in Four US States for Support of BDS
August 10, 2017

In response to the Co-operative Group’s boycott of Israeli goods, four U.S. states have banned investments in the company as a result of their respective anti-BDS laws: Arizona, New York, Illinois, and Florida.

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Ryerson University Defines Anti-Semitism
August 2, 2017

Last week, Ryerson University, located in Toronto, Canada, printed a definition of anti-Semitism that the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) had adopted earlier this year, making it official school policy. Back in March, the RSU adopted the definition of anti-Semitism as found in the “Ottawa Protocol.”


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Key U.S. Special Envoy Position Is Still Vacant
July 28, 2017

The State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has remained vacant since July 1 and the office remains without staff. The position, established by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004, is responsible for, “U.S. foreign policy on anti-Semitism” and, “develops and implements policies and projects to support efforts to combat anti-Semitism.”

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Victory in South Africa: Anti-Israel Activist Guilty of Hate Speech
July 11, 2017

On Thursday, June 29th, the Equality Court sitting in the South Gauteng High Court of South Africa found Bongani Masuku guilty of hate speech following his comments calling for Jewish lives to be made “hell,” among other incendiary remarks.

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North Carolina General Assembly Passes Anti-BDS Bill
June 30, 2017

In late June, legislators from North Carolina’s General Assembly passed House Bill 161, an anti-BDS bill which would seek to punish companies engaged with state business who actively participate in boycott campaigns against the State of Israel.

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Jewish Students Sue San Francisco State University
June 21, 2017

On June 19, 2017, The Lawfare Project and Winston & Strawn LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of six students and several members of the Bay Area Jewish community against San Francisco State University (“SFSU”).

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SCOTUS Decision Could Impact Freedom of Speech Debate on Campus
June 21, 2017

On June 19, the Supreme Court decided in Matal v. Tam that the government cannot refuse to trademark potentially derogatory or offensive names, a decision that will likely impact the national debate about hate speech and the First Amendment for decades.

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Kansas Governor Signs Anti-BDS Bill into Law
June 20, 2017

On Friday, June 16th, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed an anti-BDS bill barring state agencies from entering into contracts with individuals or companies that boycott Israel.

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Victory Over BDS at Pitzer
June 19, 2017

Today, the Pitzer College Trustees announced that they had rescinded the recent BDS amendment passed by the Pitzer Student Senate. The initial amendment was made to the Student Senate’s Budget Committee Bylaws.

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UN Ambassador Addresses Anti-Israel Bias
June 12, 2017

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted countless resolutions against Israel throughout its history, and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has been very vocal about this biased trend.

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Nevada Passes Anti-BDS Legislation
June 7, 2017

On May 24, 2017, Nevada’s House unanimously passed an anti-BDS bill that outlaws government entities from contracting with or investing in companies that boycott Israel.

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Kansas Senate Passes Anti-BDS Legislation
June 7, 2017

This past Saturday, Kansas State Senate passed a bill that will prevent the state from contracting businesses that engage in discrimination either against Israel or entities doing business in Israel.

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Romania Adopts Anti-Semitism Definition
May 31, 2017

On May 26th, Romania pledged to apply the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.

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The Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 Advances
May 22, 2017

Earlier this month, H.R. 672 was received in the U. S. Senate after passing the House of Representatives unanimously. H.R. 672, the “Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017,” is a bill which “expresses the sense of Congress that it is in the U.S. national interest to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.” Originally introduced by Representative Nita Lowey of New York, H.R. 672 has enjoyed widespread bipartisan support.

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University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Student Judiciary Rules Against Discrimination
May 22, 2017

Earlier this month, the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s (“UW”) Student Judiciary stood up for the rights of Jewish students on campus. The Student Judiciary ruled in favor of five students (the “Petitioners”) who filed a complaint against the Chair and Vice Chair of the Associated Students of Madison (“ASM”) Student Council, for violating the Constitutional rights of Jewish students and the ASM’s bylaws.


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Victory at UCSB
May 15, 2017

On May 11th, the BDS movement suffered a major defeat at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) when a resolution to divest from Israel met with zero votes in favor. The tally on May 11th ended with 0 in favor, 15 against, and seven abstentions from the vote.


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South Carolinians must act against anti-Semitism
May 5, 2017

Along with most Americans, we are deeply troubled by the dramatic increase in anti-Semitic incidents here in the United States and abroad. That is why we feel it necessary to add our voices in support of a bill in the S.C. Legislature, H.3643, that directly addresses the rise of anti-Jewish hate and bias.


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Kantor Center Reports Spike in U.S. Campus Anti-Semitism
April 25, 2017

Earlier this month, the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry released its Antisemitism Worldwide 2016 analysis, which this year demonstrates a startling 45% increase in anti-Semitic incidents on U.S. college campuses. The Kantor Center, based at Tel Aviv University, strives to “provide an academic framework for the interdisciplinary research of European Jewry from the end of World War II until the present day.”

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Anti-BDS Bill Introduced to U.S. Congress
April 12, 2017

Earlier this month, U.S. Representatives Peter J. Roskam (R-IL), Co-Chair of the GOP Israel Caucus, Juan Vargas (D-CA), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), and Brad Sherman (D-CA) introduced the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, legislation to further combat the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

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LDB’s Fourth Annual National Law Student Leadership Conference A Huge Success
April 10, 2017

This March 19-20, the Louis D. Brandeis Center hosted its fourth annual National Law Student Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

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East Carolina SGA Supports Anti-Semitism Resolution
April 3, 2017

In March, the Student Government Association (SGA) of East Carolina University (ECU), located in Greenville, North Carolina, voted to “take a stand with the Jewish community at [ECU].”

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ACTA Reports that the BDS Movement Threatens Academic Freedom
March 16, 2017

Last Thursday, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) issued a report on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

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University of Texas Students Speak Out
March 15, 2017

Last week, the student government of The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) unanimously approved A.R. 26, a motion intended to condemn recent anti-Semitic incidents in and around their campus.

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Linda Sarsour’s Problematic Views on Zionism and Anti-Semitism
March 15, 2017

As a co-chair of the Women’s March protesting Donald Trump’s inauguration, Linda Sarsour – who is usually identified as a Palestinian-American progressive political activist – has recently attracted much sympathetic media attention, but also some criticism.

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Maryland and Texas BDS Legislation
March 10, 2017

Earlier this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called in his budget for laws which will stop state support for businesses that endorse or adhere to boycotts of Israel. Seventeen states have currently enacted anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanction) legislation, with states such as Pennsylvania and Ohio having done so in just the last few months.

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How SC can fight anti-Semitism
March 5, 2017

Hundreds of Jewish gravestones have been vandalized in the past month. There have already been more than 100 reported bomb threats to Jewish community centers across our country.

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Letters: Anti-Semitism Awareness Act needed to fight alarming trend
March 1, 2017

Rahul Saksena’s distortion of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act (AAA) in a Feb. 12 op-ed titled “Palestinians deserve justice too”, is highly concerning. The AAA is a bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) to tackle the growing anti-Semitism plaguing Jewish college students.


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On anti-Semitism, difficult questions and contested answers
February 24, 2017

In his magnum opus “A Lethal Obsession,” the late Robert Wistrich, one of Israel’s finest scholars of the murderous pathways of Jew-hatred, elegantly summarized the character of anti-Semitism at the turn of this century.


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Academic Boycotters Target the United States
February 13, 2017

In an effort to condemn the actions taken by President Trump, some academics are now advocating a boycott against the U.S. similar as those attempted against Israel.

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The Pervasive Assault on Israel by Jews: Why Does this Hatred Persist?
February 2, 2017

The ubiquitous denigration, demonization and holding Israel to a double standard by those whom Daniel Greenfield calls “tenured academics, progressive journalists and irreligious clergy for whom Jewish values, like American values, mean appeasement and surrender to terrorists,” is an ongoing problem, although not a new one.

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Virginia should adopt anti-Semitism legislation
January 26, 2017

This month, a German court held that the fire-bombing of a Jewish synagogue should not be considered anti-Semitic. The court reasoned that the Molotov cocktails were intended merely to “criticize Israel” and “bring attention to the Gaza conflict.”

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Freedom of speech and the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act on college campuses
January 20, 2017

Incidents of anti-Semitism have risen alarmingly over the past two years. According to FBI statistics, there were more hate crimes against Jews in 2015 than against any other religious group.

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UK Lawyers Taking Action Against Palestinian Terrorism
January 20, 2017

Earlier this week, the UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) submitted a complaint to the UK National Contact Point for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) regarding the conduct of a multinational service network’s providing audit reports from which the Palestinian Authority (PA) has funded the payment of salaries to terrorists.


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‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain’: Progressive activists try to deflect blame for their own campus anti-Semitism
January 18, 2017

In early December, a bipartisan Congressional bill, H.R. 6421/S.10, the “Antisemitism Awareness Act,” took on a long-overdue task, namely, increasing “understanding of the parameters of contemporary anti-Jewish conduct and will assist the Department of Education in determining whether an investigation of anti-Semitism under title VI is warranted.”

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The Beginning of the End for BDS in Spain
January 12, 2017

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is being defeated and in perhaps the most surprising of nations – Spain.

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How the government can crack down on anti-Semitism on college campuses
January 11, 2017

When the Senate begins to consider President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the Department of Education, Congress should focus on the surge of anti-Semitism that continues to plague our nation’s campuses.

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Anti-Semitism only on our terms
January 10, 2017

The US Senate has unanimously passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, introduced by US Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA).

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Campus Antisemitism: The Year in Review
December 26, 2016

This has been an extraordinarily eventful year in the campaign against campus antisemitism, especially from our perspective at the Louis D. Brandeis Center.

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Definition of anti-Semitism Is a Threat to No One but anti-Semites
December 21, 2016

This week British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she would adopt “the working definition of anti-Semitism,” due to an increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents and because the battle against anti-Jewish prejudice is an important part of her efforts to build a fairer society.

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Why the Oldest Hatred Flourishes on US Campuses
December 19, 2016

Jewish Americans who have been paying attention know there is a serious anti-Israel problem on U.S. campuses, and they have some idea of where it is happening. What most still don’t know is how or why it happened.


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Britain to Adopt Definition of Anti-Semitism; U.S. Should Follow Suit
December 15, 2016

In an effort to combat rising numbers of anti-Semitic hate crimes and incitement, Britain is about to become one the first countries in the world to adopt an international definition of anti-Semitism.


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LDB Testifies Before Ohio Assembly in Support of anti-BDS Legislation
December 7, 2016

On Tuesday, December 6, I testified in front of the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee in support of Ohio’s anti-BDS bill, H.B. No. 476, “to prohibit a state agency from contracting with a company that is boycotting Israel or disinvesting from Israel.”


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Brooklyn College Needs To Shed Its Image As A Hotbed Of Anti-Zionism
December 4th, 2016

What is it about Brooklyn College that makes it such a hotbed of anti-Zionism and flashpoint in the political war against Israel?


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Two New Blows to BDS
November 21, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 ushered in two significant failures of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.


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Federal Legislation Strengthens Anti-BDS Movement
November 21,2016

Throughout 2016 we have seen several state legislatures successfully introduce and pass anti- Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) legislation.

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Anti-Semitic BDS Campaign Rejected by U of Michigan Students
November 17, 2016

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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Victory Against U.K. Campus Anti-Semitism
November 10, 2016

Defining anti-Semitism has again proven its importance – this time, in the UK. Last week, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), the UK’s leading universities regulator, ruled in favor of a disabled Jewish student’s complaint of campus anti-Semitism.

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New Journal on Antisemitism to Be Launched
October 25, 2016

This past summer, The Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (CISA) established the first scholarly journal dedicated to the millennial phenomenon of antisemitism.

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Why all Labour members need to read parliament’s antisemitism report
October 19, 2016

With two high-profile reports now circulating on antisemitism within the Labour party, it’s time to finally address this problem head on.

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Israel’s Two—Equally False—Narratives
October 18, 2016

San Francisco State University’s recent report on anti-Israel students’ organized disruption of a campus event featuring Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat this year casts new light on a spreading phenomenon: pro-Palestinian activists channeling the tenor and tactics of Nazi Brown Shirts while fancying themselves “progressives.”


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Next Steps for Oberlin College
October 2, 2016

On September 22, 2016, more than 60 members of the Oberlin College community gathered for an important, and I believe unprecedented, event: an off-campus symposium sponsored by an institution’s alumni, in this case the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness (OCACF).


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Wrong-Headed Initiative
September 29, 2016

Equal treatment before United States law and government. That is a foundational American principle. Its aspirational neutrality, usually achieved, is one reason why people from so many nations with different ethnicities and differing religious beliefs have thrived in this country.

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U.S. Department of Education to Track Religious Harassment
September 19, 2016

For several years, the Brandeis Center has urged changes in how the Department of Education (ED) collects data that would help to protect religious groups from discrimination. ED has finally agreed to do so.


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One of saddest chapters yet of anti-Israel harassment
September 8, 2016

Late last week, third-year UCLA law student and former Graduate Student Association president Milan Chatterjee announced that he will leave UCLA and finish his studies at New York University School of Law.

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Dear Hollywood, Are Your UCLA Donations Funding Anti-Semitism?
September 8, 2016

For decades, UCLA has served as a training ground for Hollywood, producing the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Rob Reiner and Stacey Snider.


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Our World: The American Inquisition
September 5, 2016

The cancer of Jew hatred has taken over the body of US academia.

This week we caught a glimpse of the advanced state of the disease in an email sent by a Syracuse University professor to an Israeli filmmaker in June.

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German Students Take a Stand Against BDS
September 1, 2016

This historic resolution came into effect following a speech by Professor Lori Allen, of the University of London.

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Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & the Movement to Boycott Israel
August 31, 2016

Cary Nelson has published his latest book Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & the Movement to Boycott Israel.

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New Jersey and California Join the Fight Against BDS
August 29, 2016

With Governor Chris Christie’s signature last week, New Jersey became at least the 12th state to embrace anti-BDS legislation.

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Mark Bloome: Community Leader and Coalition-Builder
July 21, 2016

Mark Bloome, the Seattle-based, national and local Jewish community leader and strategist, has become an expert at coalition-building and finding innovative ways to fight the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel and its anti-Semitism on a national basis.


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Major Party Platforms Combat BDS
July 14, 2016

In a pair of positive steps, both the Democratic and Republican parties have inserted language in their party platforms that push against the forces of BDS.


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UNESCO Delays Temple Mount Vote
July 12, 2016

On July 12th, UNESCO (The UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) delayed a vote on a draft resolution that would damage ties Israel and the Jewish people as a whole have with the Temple Mount and Al-Aqsa Mosque.


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New York’s Landmark Executive Order and the Battle Against BDS
June 15, 2016

On June 5, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Executive Order No. 157, directing state agencies and authorities to divest public funds from supporting BDS campaigns against Israel.

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AAA Boycott Fails; LDB Lawsuit Credited
June 10, 2016

The Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement against Israel took a big blow earlier this week when the American Anthropological Association (AAA) narrowly rejected a resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions (2,423 against; 2,384 in favor).

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We Support Milan Chatterjee
June 7, 2016

You might remember reading about Milan Chatterjee, the President of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UCLA, who came under fire last November for his decision, and that of his GSA cabinet, to remain neutral on the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel Movement.

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Lawsuit reveals disturbing tactics by BDS supporters
May 30, 2016

The American Anthropological Association has been voting this entire month on a resolution calling for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Today marks the final day for members to cast their votes.


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Are Anti-Israel Boycotts Legal? Doesn't Look Like It
May 19, 2016

Boycotts against Israel are making headlines again. The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is voting this month on whether to boycott Israel.


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Serious concerns about anti-Semitism at Vassar
May 12, 2016

We are 34 Jewish and civil rights organizations representing hundreds of thousands of supporters who are concerned for the safety and well-being of Jewish students on your campus.

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LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus to Testify in Support of Ohio’s Anti-BDS Legislation
May 11, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will testify in support of Ohio’s anti-BDS bill, H.B. No. 476, “to enact section 9.75 of the Revised Code to prohibit a state agency from contracting with a company that is boycotting Israel or disinvesting from Israel.”


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Why we sued the American Studies Association
May 8, 2016

In the past few years, the American Studies Association (ASA) has been diverted from its scholarly mission—promoting the study of American culture—to a political one, by leaders seeking to turn the ASA into an organization that advocates for social change far beyond American borders, and with an unwavering focus on delegitimizing Israel.

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Protecting Free Speech and Banning Hecklers
May 4, 2016

North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Dan Forest is proposing a bill that would impose punishments on hecklers who “interrupt the free expression of others” by shouting down speakers on the state’s 17-campus public university system, according to the Associated Press.


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The Growth of Anti Semitism
April 26, 2016

From racist Halloween costumes to freedom of speech issues, universities have been home to a number of controversies.


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Robbins: Anti-Semitism hits Harvard Law
April 25, 2016

Against a backdrop of intimidation and ugliness that increasingly sullies academia when it comes to discussions of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Harvard Law School was treated on April 14 to an illustration of just how bad things have gotten.

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Professors file lawsuit against academic association for allegedly violating corporate law in Israel boycott
April 20, 2016

Today, several prominent members of the American Studies Association have filed a lawsuit against the organization in the D.C. federal district court. The lawsuit argues that the boycott of Israel implemented by the organization in 2014 violates the group’s own rules and constitution, as well as laws governing corporations and nonprofits.


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When Does Anti-Israelism Turn Into Anti-Semitism?
April 12, 2016

On Monday, March 28, Professor William Jacobson of Cornell University spoke to a room packed with law students at the University of Chicago, on the topic of “When Does Anti-Israelism Turn Into Anti-Semitism?”

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Open Letter to the Edinburgh University Students' Association
April 7, 2016

As a concerned Edinburgh graduate, I write you with a sense of déjà vu, as I have done this before.
I want to restate and expand on my objections to your 2016 motion and resolution to boycott the Jewish state of Israel. Let me put that a little differently: the only liberal parliamentary democracy in the Middle East, one of the very few genuine democracies in the world today.

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Selective, Biased and Discriminatory: The American Anthropological Association Task Force Report on Israel-Palestine
April 6, 2016

This document addresses the selective, biased and discriminatory nature of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Task Force Report (TFR) in respect to Public Health, the ethics of Operation Protective Edge and the effects of cradle-to-grave incitement in Palestinian society. The working paper recommends retraction of the TFR.


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The California Regents Provide a Purim Present, But There’s Still Work to Be Done
March 24, 2016

Yesterday, on the eve of Purim, the Regents of the University of California unanimously adopted a historic statement against intolerance.

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Battle Against Campus Anti-Semitism Gets Help from Landmark Academic Statement
March 23, 2016

The Regents of the University of California (UC) are preparing to issue a policy statement that could be a major advance in the battle against campus anti-Semitism.


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In Praise of Justice Alito’s Statement in Ben-Levi v. Brown
March 21, 2016

The government’s relationship with religion, if anything, means that the government may not categorically subject a particular religious group to heightened requirements for religious exercise, may not endorse and codify a particular interpretation of religious doctrine, and may not limit the religious exercise of an individual because the government disagrees with the individual’s interpretation of his faith.

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Landmark academic statement would ensure there is no place for anti-Zionism
March 18, 2016

The Regents of the University of California (UC) are preparing to issue a policy statement that could be a major advance in the battle against campus anti-Semitism.


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Alabama and Georgia pass new Anti-BDS Measures
March 17, 2016

More and more state legislatures are passing measures to combat the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The BDS movement seeks to delegitimize the State of Israel, and BDS campaigns on campus often lead to increased incidents of anti-Semitism.


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Israeli Apartheid Week in Britain: Why Students’ Unions Are Acting Unlawfully
March 11, 2016

Israeli Apartheid Week sits within a global social movement, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions or BDS movement, which aims to exclude Israel from the economic, cultural and educational life of the rest of the world.

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BDS and the First Amendment
March 3, 2016

As part of its public relations campaign to lure unwitting American citizens into supporting unlawful activity, the BDS movement, through affiliated groups, has published a number of quasi-legal memoranda that wrongfully portray BDS support as being absolutely protected by the First Amendment.

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BDS movement suffers legal setbacks globally as nations and states impose restrictions, but legislative provisions split the White House and Congress. University protests continue with prominent antisemitic harassment
February 29, 2016

February saw dramatic setbacks for the BDS movement as legislators and politicians imposed restrictions and voiced unprecedented opposition. At the same time, BDS in universities and elsewhere continued to degenerate into overt antisemitism.

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Counter-BDS Movement Has a Good Month
February 24, 2016

Last week the British government issued guidance banning local government and public sector Boycott Divestment and Sanction (BDS) actions toward any country not blacklisted by the Foreign Office.

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An Oberlin Student’s Message to Student Zionists
February 18, 2016

The following essay was written by a current student at Oberlin College who wishes to remain anonymous.

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Inaugural Cornell LDB Trip to Israel
February 17, 2016

It was probably one of the stranger moments in my life, sitting on a plane to Israel. Well, that part was not so strange, I’d been several times before, but the kicker was that I was leading a Cornell Law School trip to Israel, the Jewish homeland, and almost everyone on the trip was not Jewish.

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Pseudo-Scholarship, Intersectionality, and Blood Libels Against Israel
February 15, 2016

Jews have been accused of harming and murdering non-Jews since the twelfth century in England, when Jewish convert to Catholicism, Theobald of Cambridge, mendaciously announced that European Jews ritually slaughtered Christian children each year and drank their blood during Passover season.


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Harold Brackman Reports on Campus Anti-Semitism
February 8, 2016

In a recent report, “Anti-Semitism on Campus: A Clear-and-Present Danger,” Dr. Harold Brackman, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, examines the continuing issues of discriminatory cases of anti-Semitism occurring on many college campuses across the nation.

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Robbins: Ex-Soviet dissident tackles moral indifference
February 2, 2016

The sweet faces of the two young Israeli women hacked to death by Palestinians last month pain Israelis deeply, and the indifference to these murders and so many others confounds them. Dafna Meir, a 38-year-old mother of 6, was stabbed to death in her home on Jan. 17; Shlomit Krigman, slaughtered Jan. 26 near her local grocery, was 23.


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Hitler’s Presence Online
January 28, 2016

The Israeli Students Combating Anti-Semitism (ISCA), a project by The National Union of Israeli Students (NUIS), recently released a media report examining Adolf Hitler’s presence online.

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To those who want to push Israel off campus: you will fail
January 19, 2016

Malicious campaigns to intimidate Jewish and other pro-Israel students and faculty into silence are occurring on far too many North American college campuses. Driven by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and its many off-campus enablers, the campaigns are loud and they do not care about appearing extreme.

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American Colleges Ignore Violence Against Jewish Students in Israel and the U.S.
January 19, 2016

When New Jersey lawyer Stephen Flatow sent an email to some history professors earlier this month he may have hoped for a different response.

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The Academic Council for Israel Anti-BDS Petition
January 5, 2015

The Louis D. Brandeis Center is joining with the Academic Council for Israel (ACFI) and other groups on this important petition.


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EU Labeling Guidelines Stir Global Controversy, Rest on Shaky Legal Foundations
December 31, 2015

The new EU labeling policy calling for special labelling for Israeli goods related to “settlements,” as well as other restrictions and outright exclusions on some such products, has stirred up a global controversy and left many in the Jewish and international community greatly concerned.


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The Need for an ‘Educational’ Birthright Program
December 21, 2015

Numerous studies have documented that college campuses are increasingly hostile not just to Israel, but to all Jewish students. Most Jewish high school graduates are unprepared for the onslaught of antisemitic and anti-Israel propaganda they will encounter.


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The Definition of Anti-Semitism
December 10, 2015

Founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law Kenneth Marcus offers an indispensable book about the manner in which anti-Semitism has evolved from the ancient world to the present, from religious anti-Judaism to secular anti-Semitism.

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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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Nathan Lewin, Esq.
Nathan Lewin is a cofounder and partner in Lewin & Lewin, LLP, where he engages in trial and appellate litigation in federal and state courts. Mr. Lewin has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since its first editions and was included in "Washington's Best 75 Lawyers" in the April 2002 Washingtonian magazine.
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