American Studies Association

Calm On The Israeli Campus

Israeli professors not feeling a chilling effect in push to freeze them out, but they caution about need for vigilance.

Israel Correspondent
05/28/2014

Jerusalem — At the end of last year, the battle over the Middle East conflict on U.S. college campuses seemed to reach a milestone when the American Studies Association became the first professional organization of university academics in the U.S. to endorse a boycott of Israel.

The American Studies Association voted in favor of a boycott of Israeli universities. Wikimedia Commons

It’s Jewish Education, Stupid

01/07/2014
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The recent controversies over the American Studies Association’s decision to boycott Israeli universities, and Swarthmore Hillel’s rejection of Hillel International’s Israel guidelines, are but two recent examples of how small groups can steal the limelight and divert attention from the most important Jewish issue on our campus and communal agenda: Jewish identity-building.

Jeff Rubin

Pols Seek State-Aid Cutoff For Schools That Boycott Israel

Compliance with campaign ‘a slap in the face,’ says state Senate leader.

12/31/2013
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New York taxpayers have no business funding universities that single out Israel for an academic boycott, local legislators said this week.

Jeff Klein: Boycott betrays academic freedom.

It’s Jewish Education, Stupid

12/31/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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The recent controversies over the American Studies Association’s decision to boycott Israeli universities, and Swarthmore Hillel’s rejection of international Hillel’s Israel guidelines, are but two recent examples of how small groups can steal the limelight and divert attention from the most important Jewish issue on our campus and communal agenda: Jewish identity-building.

Why I’m Boycotting The American Studies Association

12/24/2013
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The American Studies Association has voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions. As an American historian who worked closely with American studies colleagues in graduate school and then for two years while teaching at Harvard’s History and Literature program, I am not surprised by this “politically correct” assault on academic freedom, basic logic, and democratic decency. Nevertheless, I feel betrayed. I will now boycott the ASA. I will not sit on a panel, review a manuscript or deal professionally with any ASA member — to broadcast my contempt for this decision and demonstrate the deleterious effect of academics boycotting one another: one bad boycott provokes others.

Gil Troy

American Studies Association Votes For Boycott Of Israeli Universities

12/16/2013
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WASHINGTON  — The membership of the American Studies Association endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities.

Professors Group: Vote Down Israel Boycott

12/09/2013
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The American Association of University Professors called on members of the American Studies Association to vote down a resolution endorsing an academic boycott of Israel.

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