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 Contemporary Anti-Semitism. The theme of the colloquium was “Anti-Semitism in the Media: The Old and…

Summer and Post-Grad Job Opportunities with LDB!

Applications are now open for Summer 2017 Legal Clerkships and Post-Grad Civil Rights Legal Fellowships with the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law! Want to help LDB fight against campus anti-Semitism? Apply today! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please send a copy of your resume to info@brandeiscenter.com. Principal duties: Depending on skills,…

Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Anti-BDS Law

On Monday, Ohio Governor and former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich signed an anti-Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) bill into law. The anti-BDS bill prohibits Ohio state agencies from contracting “with a company that is boycotting Israel or disinvesting from Israel.” LDB Senior Staff Attorney Jennie Gross testified in front of the Ohio Senate Government Oversight…

Britain to Adopt Definition of Anti-Semitism; U.S. Should Follow Suit

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. On Monday, Dec. 12, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced in her keynote address at the Conservative Friends of Israel’s annual lunch, that her government…

Good News From Ohio

Earlier this afternoon, the Ohio House passed an anti-BDS bill with a vote of 83-11. This important victory marks yet another blow to the anti-Semitic Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. The Bill, HB 476, “to enact section 9.75 of the Revised Code to prohibit a state agency from contracting with a company that is boycotting…

Two New Blows to BDS

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 ushered in two significant failures of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. The first blow came from an overwhelming defeat of a divestment resolution at the University of Michigan, which we blogged about earlier this week. This was the fifth failed divestment resolution in the past eleven years at…