The Louis D. Brandeis Center announces Irwin Cotler as keynote speaker at its Fifth Annual National Law Student Leadership Conference
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…
Stand With Us, on November 8th, posted an article urging support for Kenneth L. Marcus’s recent nomination for the position of assistant secretary for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education.
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…
On October 24th, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an anti-BDS bill, Executive Order 01.01.2017.25, into law.
On October 30th, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an anti-BDS measure, Executive Order 261, into law. The Executive Order states that agencies may not “execute a contract with a business entity if that entity is engaging in a boycott of Israel.
On October 13th, 2017 the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) announced that it had become the first national student union to officially pass a resolution denouncing BDS. The ÖH also passed a version of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.
Following years of disruptive behavior by the University of California at Irvine (UCI)’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), UCI announced last week that it has sanctioned SJP “with disciplinary probation for two academic years.
The United Kingdom’s Labour party and its trade unions, like the University College Union (UCU), consider themselves progressive and “antiracist” spaces.
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…