With a shoestring budget and provocative tactics, Students for Justice in Palestine might not sound like a political dynamo. Yet it’s making its voice heard on campuses from coast to coast.
Illinois lawmakers unanimously passed a bill that bars state pension funds from including companies that participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.
The New York Times took a reporter to the woodshed for asking tough questions about a student activist’s Jewish faith. Nathan Guttman says the Gray Lady is the one who got it wrong.
On American college campuses, anti-Semitism has become politically correct — even chic. Jeffrey Salkin says we’re only making matters worse by sending Jewishly-ignorant kids to school.
Sam Sussman’s tour of Masada started in a pretty standard way. It happened three years ago as part of the Taglit-Birthright program, which offers young Jews free 10-day trips to Israel. At Masada, 50 American students were on hand.
Indiana’s state senate passed a nonbinding resolution opposing boycotts of Israel.
Opponents of a University of Texas student government divestment resolution that was handily defeated gave credit to a letter from area alumni.
Princeton University undergraduates have narrowly defeated a referendum on divestment from Israel. The 52%-to-48% vote was the first time all students at an American campus were allowed to vote on the issue.
A Congressional push to combat anti-Israel boycotts also seeks to bar protests against the settlements. J.J. Goldberg explores how lawmakers are ignoring U.S. policy in their zeal to embrace the Israeli right.