ACTA Reports that the BDS Movement Threatens Academic Freedom

Last Thursday, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) issued a report on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. As our readers may recall, ACTA is a nonprofit organization committed to academic freedom and achievement at America’s colleges. Two more »

Senate Calls for Federal Action Against Anti-Semitic Threats

In a powerful moment of unanimity on Tuesday, the Senate called upon the Trump administration to support the Jewish community, in light of recent security threats to Jewish community centers (JCCs) across the nation. All 100 Senators signed a letter more »

Fordham University Refuses to Recognize SJP Group On Campus

Fordham University denied a request by students to form a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter on campus. The university, a Jesuit school in New York City, does not allow student organizations which promote the interests of one country. more »

Possible Anti-BDS Legislation in Wyoming

Anti-BDS sentiments reached the Cowboy State this month, as Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn of Jackson, WY encouraged the Wyoming State Legislature to prohibit state agencies from contracting businesses that boycott Israel. Mendelsohn oversees Chabad Lubavitch of Wyoming. Mendelsohn called upon Rep. more »

Letter to Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates

Today, two dozen Jewish and civil rights advocacy organizations wrote to the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, William J. Howell, in support of HB 2261. This bill would amend the Virginia Code to recognize anti-Semitism as a form of unlawful more »

Michigan Governor Signs Anti-BDS Bills into Law

On New Year’s Eve, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed two anti-BDS bills into law. The bipartisan legislation—previously bill HB 5821 sponsored by Reps. Al Pscholka, Mike Calton, Jeremy Moss, and Andy Schor, and bill HB 5822 sponsored by Rep. Robert more »

The Second Bristol-Sheffield Hallam Colloquium on Contemporary Anti-Semitism

Videos from the Second Bristol-Sheffield Hallam Colloquium on Contemporary Anti-Semitism, chaired by Lesley Klaff and J.G. Campbell, are now available here. This past fall, LDB President and General Counsel Kenneth L. Marcus spoke at the Second Bristol-Sheffield Hallam Colloquium on more »