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Academic civility and its discontents

Joseph Massad
9 October 2014

The battle over Steven Salaita is part of a war against the neoliberal corporatization of higher education.

Top Middle East scholars call for academic boycott of Israel

More than one hundred academics sign on to “unprecedented expression of solidarity with the Palestinian people.”

Palestine solidarity group banned at Northeastern, students threatened with expulsion

Palestine solidarity activists are facing harsh censorship and retribution on at least two US campuses during Israeli Apartheid Week.

My new book “The Battle for Justice in Palestine”

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my new book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine. It has been called “a crucial book at a crucial time.”

BDS Roundup: US scholars group unanimously passes boycott of Israeli institutions

The latest roundup of international news from the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Pro-BDS Columbia prof's gathering with anti-BDS J Street and Zionist LGBT groups stirs controversy

Why is a Columbia professor who supports BDS joining forces with Zionist groups that oppose Palestinian rights?

Israel's pinkwashing exposed as dishonest at New York debates

Uri Horesh
6 April 2012
Israel’s strategy of “pinkwashing” — using its supposedly stellar record on gay rights — to obscure abuses of Palestinian human rights has done more to provoke than to quiet criticism.

Despite attacks, national conference unites Students for Justice in Palestine

Alex Kane
New York City
21 October 2011
Hundreds of student activists from dozens of colleges and universities across the US are expanding the grassroots movements for Palestine solidarity activism despite aggressive smear campaigns by pro-Israel groups.

US Zionists sharply divided over how to censor Palestine speech on campus

Sharp disagreements have intensified among leading US pro-Israel groups on the best methods to suppress criticism and discussion of Israel’s apartheid, occupation, colonization and human rights abuses, or support for Palestinian rights, on US college campuses.

The dispute centers on the use of US civil rights statutes to lodge complaints against universities, alleging that discussion of Israel amounts to an infringement of the civil rights of Jewish students who might be made “uncomfortable” by hearing such discussions.


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