Category Archives: Academia

Good News Friday

Shabbat is approaching and with it, some relief from the annoyances of the usual everyday news. Talking of which, I will not be writing about the cabinet reshuffle, with all its associated politicking and analyses, until after Shabbat (bli neder). … Continue reading

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Let’s debunk the Nakba lies

This Sunday, the 15th of May, was “Nakba Day”, or “Disaster Day” if you want to translate from the Arabic. The Arabs instituted it as their answer to Israel’s Independence Day and mark it on the civil calendar date, as … Continue reading

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Palestinian teacher of the year teaches non-violence while married to a terrorist

My headline might read as a feel-good story, of a reformed terrorist family who now teach peace, non-violence and tolerance. However the story is not quite like that at all. The husband of a Palestinian teacher who won “teacher of … Continue reading

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Let’s see you boycott this, idiots

An infuriating news item caught my eye yesterday in the Jerusalem Post: the head of an organization of 1,000 (one thousand!) Israeli sociologists announced that they are severing all contact with Ariel University since “it is not in Israel”: Prof. … Continue reading

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More Campus antisemitism, this time in UC-Davis

In yet another supremely depressing incident of campus antisemitism – and no, I’m not going to cloak this phenomenon in the guise of “anti-Zionism” – Israeli diplomat George Deek, who is himself a Christian Arab, was shouted down at the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Beginner’s Guide to Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS), Part 3: Fighting BDS

This is another Guest Post by frequent contributor and reader Brian Goldfarb.  Over the last few months Brian wrote part 1 and part 2 of his Beginner’s Guide to BDS series, and this is the third part. Brian writes: As … Continue reading

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