Category Archives: Academia

Good News Friday

I can’t believe a week has gone by and my holiday is but a (not-so-distant) dream. But here we are again, time for a Good News Friday installment. We’ll start with some wonderful Aliya news. A planeload of 232 American … Continue reading

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Arabs overturning their own preconceptions about Israel

There’s plenty of bad news out there which I will get to in a subsequent post, but for now, here’s some more good news from our Arab neighbours. (All emphases are added by me). Abdallah Al-Hadlaq, a Kuwaiti columnist wrote … Continue reading

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BDS fails of the month

Despite the noise and publicity generated by the BDS anti-Israel and antisemitic boycott campaign, it’s important to keep in mind that in fact the boycott movement has made little to no headway in isolating Israel or damaging its economy. Following … Continue reading

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The future’s bright. The future’s not Orange in Israel

Remember the old advert for Orange mobile phones? “The future’s bright. The future’s orange“.  Well, that’s all changed as of earlier today as yet another antisemitic boycott of Israel took effect when the CEO of Orange, the French telecom giant, … Continue reading

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Robert Wistrich z”l, fearless fighter of antisemitism and passionate defender of the Jewish People

Last week, Professor Robert S. Wistrich, head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and widely considered the world’s leading scholar on anti-Semitism, tragically died of a heart attack in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A beginner’s guide to BDS

This is both a guest post by Brian Goldfarb and cross-posted from Northwood Synagogue’s “Nu” Magazine. Here is his introduction (in blue) followed by the article: This article was written because friends who edit the magazine of Northwood Synagogue, north-west … Continue reading

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