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Education Department nominee Ken Marcus: a case study of the new anti-Semitism

When I was a child, having been born in the 1950s under the shadow of the Holocaust, I had naively thought anti-Semitism was mostly a thing of the past that vanished in the gas chambers and ovens of Auschwitz. Yet within the past few decades, I have witnessed anti-Semitism blossom into a socially acceptable hatred that has managed to make its way into the corridors of polite society in a fashion that is as overt, obvious and unconcealed as it is alarming.


Hate has less of a home at Rutgers

It turns out that anti-Semitic Facebook posts have consequences.

On Friday, two months after a blog called IsraeliCool first reported the anti-Semitic social media habits of Rutgers professor Dr. Michael Chikindas, the university’s leaders announced that they were taking action.


Campus Antisemitism and Pseudo-Intellectual Complicity

n recent decades, academics promoting pseudo intellectual studies have sought to advance the notion that antisemitism in the contemporary context, and specifically on college and university campuses, is a mere illusion, created by a group of alarmists,” attempting to exaggerate the severity of threats against the Jewish community.


Antisemitism @ VT

Did antisemitism somehow become a job prerequisite in academia? “We are horrified by the reports that we are hearing from Virginia Tech students,” Jennifer Gross, an attorney with the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law says. “The problem is not just that Virginia Tech employs an avowed white supremacist as a graduate student instructor and that many undergraduate students are required to take his course.”


Breach of Duty or Legal Overreach?

It’s been almost four years since members of the American Studies Association voted by a nearly two-thirds majority to adopt a resolution backing a boycott of Israeli universities, but a lawsuit opposing the resolution filed by four of the association’s current and former members rages on.

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Lawsuit Reveals Plot by BDS Activists to Takeover Academic Associations

Leaders of the controversial Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement conducted a covert campaign to take over academic associations, without disclosing their political agenda, and then to use their influence to impose boycotts on the State of Israel, according to newly discovered documents, according to a press release sent out on Friday by The Louis D. Brandeis Center.


How to Define Prejudice

College campuses nationwide have seen an escalating number of anti-Semitic incidents over the past several years, but academics, experts and politicians remain divided on how to combat them.