Yeshiva University's president, Richard Joel, has issued a statement on his disagreements with Jimmy Carter in response to a student group's April 10th forum with the ex-president at YU's Benjamin Cardozo Law School.
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, an advocate of boycotting Israel, won't be available for a controversial April 30th appearance at the 92nd Street Y, the Jewish cultural hotspot told its patrons Thursday.
"We heard from Roger Waters that he is unable to appear at the event scheduled for April 30," reads an email from the Y. " No further explanation for the cancellation was given, and the Y told The Jewish Week it would have no comment.
Says pro-Israel ad turned down by campus paper here; Columbia site of pro-Palestinian conference this weekend.
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A conference at Columbia focused on comparing Israel to apartheid is an outrage, says Jarrod Jordan, executive director of an Atlanta-based group that promotes leadership among African-American college students.
The Students for Justice in Palestine National Conference, to be held Oct. 14-16 at the Morningside Heights campus, will feature speakers, training sessions and workshops on topics including “combating the myths of Zionism,” implementing divestment campaigns against Israel on campus, and planning for an international Israeli Apartheid Week next February.
I was going to blog about about Ethan Bronner's report in the New York Times last week on the new West Bank settlement boom and the fact that it is happening “especially in more remote communities that are least likely to be part of Israel after any two-state peace deal,&rd
This week's headlines alleging that Israel offered to sell nuclear weapons to the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1975, reported in a new book and a report in The Guardian, come at a particularly bad time for the Jewish state.