College campuses

Sheldon Adelson Hosting Private Meeting To Stem BDS Tide On Campuses

06/02/2015

Sheldon Adelson will host a private meeting in Las Vegas of Jewish philanthropists and organizations aiming to counter rising anti-Israel activity on college campuses.

BDS Roiling Israel, U.S. College Campuses

High Court ruling sparking fresh debate over democracy.

04/22/2015
Staff Writer

The ruling of Israel’s top court last week upholding the country’s so-called anti-boycott law has touched off a fresh debate about the nature of Israel’s democracy, with some saying it ends freedom of speech and others saying it affirms the destructive nature of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

The justices of Israel’s Supreme Court with President Rivlin and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Wikimedia Commons

American Campuses: Cause For Alarm?

Pro-Israel Jews across the spectrum agree that concern is warranted, but differ on what constitutes anti-Semitism.

03/03/2015
Jewish Week Correspondent

A student at the University of Ohio recalls the heated moments when she and three of her classmates were arrested last September while protesting the fiercely anti-Israel rhetoric of a fellow student, the president of the Student Senate.

The ‘Mainstreaming’ Of Jewish Studies

A growing number of universities now offer Jewish studies programs. And some are even headed by non-Jewish scholars.

Staff Writer
08/20/2014

Houston — Administrators at Texas Christian University, an institution in Forth Worth affiliated with the Disciples of Christ denomination, needed some advice last year on starting a Jewish studies program, which is now in the planning stages. A small program that had begun under the auspices of the school’s Brite Divinity School offered only a few courses a year to prospective members of the clergy; TCU administrators wanted to establish a larger Jewish studies program for the entire university.

A UH classroom. Courtesy of University of Houston

Campuses Hone Tactics As BDS Wars Loom

In wake of Gaza conflict, local students, officials expect tense atmosphere as semester begins.

08/20/2014
Staff Writer

In Gaza, there may be a cease-fire, but for Jewish college students, the war is about to begin.

Groups as varied as J Street U and the Israel Action Network are bracing for what many insiders believe will be the most contentious school year yet.

Brooklyn College Hillel's Creative Coexistence group shares some of their work. Courtesy of Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College

Study: No Anti-Semitism, Anti-Israel Push At Most Colleges

Report contradicts Israel Project survey, says a third of incidents occurred on 10 campuses

10/24/2012

Ninety-seven percent of U.S. and Canadian college campuses report no anti-Israel or anti-Semitic events, and the campus-based anti-Israel divestment effort has failed, according to a new study.

The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise released the findings of its new study, “Israel and the Campus: The Real Story,” on Tuesday. Mitchell Bard, the AICE’s executive director, and Jeff Dawson, the private organization’s campus liaison, authored the report.

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