By Cary Nelson
Sally Rooney’s translation debacle is a political stunt that misses the plot
There is no honor in boycotting a language and a people. And yet that is what Sally Rooney has effectively done, despite her statement to the contrary, by blocking Hebrew translation of her new novel, “Beautiful World, Where Are You” by Modan Publishing House. Hebrew belongs to no one nation state. It is an ancient…
These Professors Tried To Kick Me Out Of A Meeting – For Supporting Israel
In early January, I had what’s becoming an increasingly common experience: Supporters of a boycott tried to boycott me. The largest faculty organization here or abroad, the Modern Language Association, advertised a meeting at New York University to discuss the boycott of Israel. There I was asked to leave by several BDS-supporting faculty in attendance….
Why Israel’s Rules To Muzzle Professors Will Only Make Things Worse
Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett is frustrated — as we are — that some professors who teach about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are designing their courses with the aim of undermining Israel’s basic legitimacy in the minds of their students. Such courses are an issue not just in Israel but also in the United States. The…
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Geoffrey Levin, a professor of Jewish studies at Emory University, joins Forward reporter Arno Rosenfeld in conversation about his new book, "Our Palestine Question: Israel and American Jewish Dissent, 1948-1978."
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