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  • Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard

    May 6, 2016 | 11:52 am

    Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?,” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many American pro-Israel organizations and leaders ignore or ostracize liberal Zionists.” In the absence of progressive Zionist groups on...

  • Obama calls for solidarity with European Jews, Jewish students on Holocaust Remembrance Day

    May 5, 2016 | 8:53 am

    In his Holocaust Remembrance Day message, President Barack Obama called for solidarity with Jews facing anti-Semitism in Europe and on campuses.

    “Today, and every day, we stand in solidarity with the Jewish community both at home and abroad,” Obama said in his statement released...

  • College students across US join #SolidarityHavdalah with European Jews

    April 12, 2016 | 2:41 pm

    Hundreds of college students gathered across North America and Israel Saturday to conclude Shabbat with #SolidarityHavdalah, a campaign to show unity with their European peers facing anti-Semitism.

    The students came together at Brandeis University in suburban Boston, as well at...

  • On Israel Apartheid Week, some pro-Israel students find silence is best response

    March 15, 2016 | 9:31 am

    When Israel Apartheid Week came to Columbia University in early March, there was potential for great agitation at the heavily Jewish campus.

    The local chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, the nation’s leading campus proponent of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

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  • Don’t hide behind a boycott Israel ad; Jewish students want to hear you

    March 9, 2016 | 9:14 am

    A recent Torah reading dealt with the Golden Calf—Jews turning away from the Torah and going against other Jews. The coincidence shouldn’t be lost that, at the same time, the organization that ran a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times accusing Israel of “apartheid” against the...

  • Jewish students urged to think twice before applying to Toronto’s York U

    February 18, 2016 | 1:15 pm

    Jewish students are being urged to think twice before applying to York University in Toronto following accusations that its faculty association was endorsing a “censorship campaign against Israel and the Jewish people.”

    Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies...

  • Seven revealing facts about Jews at American colleges

    December 18, 2015 | 9:30 am

    Hillel, the Jewish campus organization, released its annual fall college guide earlier this month — complete with rankings of “The Top Schools Jews Choose.” The figures are estimated by campus Hillels. Here are seven takeaways.

    1. University of Florida has the most Jewish...

  • The University of California is guilty of Zionophobia

    December 15, 2015 | 9:40 am

    There is a new, dangerous epidemic throughout the world -- Zionophobia. The disease has stricken the world at large, but students on campus are left trying to combat it alone with no proper action by their university administration. The University of California is guilty for not...

  • American Jewish students feel connected to Israel, are harassed for it

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 28, 2015 | 4:10 am

    With some reports there is no better way to begin than presenting the main headlines:

    Jewish students in North America have a problem. They have a problem that has to do with Israel. Many of them feel that they live in a hostile environment, because of their perceived connection...

  • Concern for UC Jewish students: An open letter to the Regents

    June 22, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    Dear Honorable Members of the University of California Board of Regents,

    We are 32 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of supporters who are deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of Jewish students at the University of California. In light of the...
  • The German Nobelist who defied Hitler

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 1, 2015 | 8:21 am

    The auction of a Nobel Prize gold medallion on Thursday (4/30) has brought unexpected attention to a German professor who shielded Jewish students during the Hitler era and defended anti-Nazi resistors.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded in 1927 to Heinrich Otto Wieland, a...

  • J Street U students describe emotional, polarized Israel climate on campus

    March 25, 2015 | 9:27 am

    At noon Monday, several hundred students marched through the bright March sunshine from the J Street conference at the Washington Convention Center for a protest.

    “This is not a march!” organizers pleaded as the orderly group moved south from the Carnegie Library to the...

  • What’s behind the reported high level of anti-Semitism on American campuses

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 24, 2015 | 2:30 am

    Defining a particular incident or event as an instance or case of anti-Semitism is open to interpretation and discussion,” Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar write in a new study titled “National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students 2014: Anti-Semitism Report.”...

  • Jewish group at Penn ends student stipend program following parent objections

    September 16, 2014 | 10:05 am

    An independent Jewish organization at the University of Pennsylvania has stopped offering students a stipend to participate in one of its programs after parents objected to the practice.

    Since 2004, Meor has offered a $400 stipend for students to participate in its Maimonides...

  • Mark Yudof on Jews, Israel and his UC presidency

    By Tom Tugend

    April 18, 2013 | 11:57 am

    When Mark G. Yudof arrived at University of California headquarters in Oakland in 2008 to take over as president of the 10-campus system, among the problems awaiting him were charges that administrators on the Irvine campus were not protecting Jewish students against hate speech...

  • Jewish Harvard Students: Be Smart II!

    By Orit Arfa

    March 8, 2013 | 7:13 pm

    Thank you Creative Zionist Coalition member, Sigal Walder, for a great suggestion on an "eviction notice" counter campaign on college campuses following Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee's stunt to intimidate Jewish students and play victim. As I've already reported in my last...

  • April 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 17, 2012 | 3:47 am

    How Iran Talks Came Back From Verge ‎of Collapse

    Laura Rozen of Al-Monitor offers an exclusive look at how EU foreign policy chief ‎Catherine Ashton was instrumental in keeping the latest round of negotiations with ‎Iran afloat. ‎

    Ashton has earned “a status as a...

  • ‘Anti-Israelism is driven by the existence of the Jewish state, not its policies’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 11, 2012 | 12:36 pm

    A discussion on Israel advocacy with Matthew Ackerman of The David Project, a non-profit organization ‎dedicated to positively shaping campus opinion on Israel, and the lead author of The David Project’s ‎recently released report, “A Burning Campus? Rethinking Israel Advocacy...

  • USC president on campus pluralism and the BDS campaign

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 15, 2012 | 7:57 am

    C.L. Max Nikias, the president of the University of Southern California, who recently traveled to Israel, discusses academic integration and his opposition to the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

    Shmuel Rosner: You wrote in 2010 that embracing BDS...

  • Report says UCI is a hostile place for Jewish students

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    A hidden camera captured an anti-Semitic speech by Amir Abdel Malik Ali at UCI Muslim Student Union: " Zionist Jews were behind 9/11"


    An anti-Israel speaker praises suicide bombers. Posters display Nazi symbols, anti-Israel slogans and the Israeli flag with blood dripping from the...

  • Letters to the Editor

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Claims Unfounded

    Professor Barry Steiner's claims that had I written more extensively about David Irving in "Denying the Holocaust" this lawsuit might have been avoided is completely unfounded (Letters, Mar. 11). He might have better served his argument by offering some proof,...

  • Letters to the Editor

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In late May 1948, when faced with an embargo on weaponry in defending the new born State of Israel, Provisional prime-minister David Ben-Gurion received an offer of assistance from an unlikely source. Czechoslovakia, then under the firm control of Soviet Russia, offered the...

  • Is Religious School Tuition Deductible?

    By Joe Berkofsky

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Paying taxes may be one of life's great certainties, but there's a bit more wiggle room when it comes to tax deductions.

    Michael Sklar, a California accountant and Orthodox father of six, will appear in a federal Tax Court in Los Angeles in October as he pursues a long legal...

  • From Hate to Hoax in Claremont

    By Tom Tugend

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    To many of the 700 Jewish students on the seven Claremont Colleges campuses, it was their first direct encounter with anti-Semitism, and they reacted with rage, fear, confusion and a new sense of solidarity.

    The car of visiting psychology professor Kerri Dunn, who was giving a...

  • Hillel Steps Up Russia Outreach

    By Lev Krichevsky

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In its 10 years of operating in the former Soviet Union, Hillel has reached thousands of Jewish students.

    Now it's trying to reach more.

    The move comes as an official recently appointed to head the international Jewish campus group's operations in Russia offered a frank assessment...

  • End the Preoccupation

    By Michael Brooks

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Israel advocacy on campus has become a front-burner enterprise for the American Jewish community. Attacks by anti-Israel campus activists, including a fair number of Jewish students and faculty, demoralize and often intimidate most Jewish students who are ill-equipped to counter...

  • Anti-Zionism Views Reach UC Riverside

    By Tom Tugend

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    An inflammatory poster equating Zionism with Nazism at the University of California's Riverside (UCR) campus has mobilized Jewish students and faculty, drawn strong condemnation from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and cautious responses from university officials.

    The offensive...

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