The Louis D. Brandeis Center Blog

Students Supporting Israel Vindicated at Irvine

The University of California – Irvine (UCI) has exonerated Students Supporting Israel (SSI) from any wrongdoing associated with events that took place in May of 2017. The Louis D. Brandeis Center had been actively engaged in addressing these events, which had previously led to the imposition of discipline against Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

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Polish Holocaust Bill Draws Criticism

On February 6, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda signed a bill into law that would criminalize references to Polish complicity in Nazi war crimes against Jews during the occupation of Poland in World War II. However, the President is going to allow the country’s Constitutional Court to evaluate the bill, leaving it open for possible amendments.

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Racial Practice: Theory, Policy, and Execution in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South

The Louis D. Brandeis Center would like to bring attention to an interesting opportunity being offered by our colleagues at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This summer, the USHMM will be hosting an instructional seminar for faculty from all disciplines who teach Holocaust-related courses. Information regarding the course description, applications, and deadlines can be found below.

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Why Arizona’s Anti-BDS Legislation Does Not Infringe First Amendment Rights

Anti-BDS legislation has gained traction in both Congress and state legislatures over recent years, and, thus far, nearly half of U.S. states have passed anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel) legislation. Some have suggested that these bills conflict with the First Amendment’s right to free speech, and, perhaps most prominently, the American Civil Liberties…

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LDB Joins Jewish Communal Anti-BDS Statement

On November 6th, the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise released a statement condemning the BDS movement. The statement contained 92 signatures from across the spectrum of Jewish organizations in the United States, including the Louis D. Brandeis Center. The different organizations represent a diverse political and religious group of organizations, all brought together in the fight against the…

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