April 4, 2012 | Asaf Romirowsky
Jewish Political Studies Review 23:1-2 (Spring 2011) Why has the position of Jews at American universities deteriorated in the past decade and what can be done about it? Understanding the history of this dilemma requires going back a number of years. In 2003 the social commentator Stanley Kurtz testified before the House Subcommittee on Select […]
December 1, 2006 | Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
The last four years have seen the promotion of boycott and divestment campaigns against Israel in a number of countries. There have also been verbal or even physical aggressions and discrimination against Israelis and Jews. The fact that the anti- Israeli boycott campaigners do not propose boycotts of the crime-inciting Palestinian universities indicates strongly discriminatory and even racist attitudes.
September 1, 2003 | Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
The first major academic boycott attempt against Israel was initiated last year by British Professors Steven and Hilary Rose, both Jews. They claimed Israeli academics were the only non-European Union member scholars eligible for its grants, and because of Israel's attitude toward the Palestinians, these should be suspended.