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AMCHA Initiative Petitions CA Board of Education to Stop School Boards From Adopting ‘Controversial’ Ethnic Studies Curriculum

AMCHA Initiative sent a letter to the California State Board of Education (SBE) urging SBE president Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond to dissuade local school boards from adopting the current Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) until the state approves a revised version of the curriculum. The letter, which contains signatures from 2,503 California residents, warns of “an […]

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Report: Israel-Related Anti-Semitism on College Campuses Increased 59%

A report from the California-based AMCHA Initiative published on July 7 found a 59% increase in Israel-related anti-Semitic incidents on United States college campuses from 2018 to 2019. The report states that there were 121 Israel-related anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses in 2018, and 192 in 2019. Student and faculty-led efforts to boycott Israel increased […]

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UF SJP Removes Cartoon Criticized as Anti-Semitic, Says It Was ‘Misunderstood’

University of Florida’s (UF) Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter took down a cartoon from its social media platforms that Jewish groups have criticized as anti-Semitic. The cartoon, which was posted to UF SJP’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, depicts an Israeli soldier with a sinister grin and […]

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SFSU Professor Who Called Zionists White Supremacists Selected for Academic Award

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) selected San Francisco State University (SFSU) professor Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, who in a May 2019 guest lecture at UCLA reportedly said Zionists are white supremacists, for an award on May 20 highlighting academic leadership and activism. The AAUP’s website lists Abdulhadi, an expert on the Middle East, as […]

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GWU Condemns Anti-Semitism, BDS, Says Interim Dean ‘Will Adhere to All of Our Policies’

George Washington University (GWU) released a statement on May 19 condemning anti-Semitism and the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. On May 8, the university had announced that it was appointing anthropology professor Ilana Feldman as its interim dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs. GW for Israel denounced the move, pointing to Feldman’s […]

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GW Pro-Israel Student Group Condemns Appointment of Pro-BDS Professor as Interim Dean

George Washington University’s (GWU) pro-Israel student group GW for Israel condemned the university’s appointment of a pro-boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) professor to the position of interim dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA). GWU Provost Brian Blake announced the appointment of Anthropology Professor Ilana Feldman to the position on May 8, stating: […]

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