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  • Campus divestment votes surge, but pro-Palestinian activists don’t get many wins

    April 30, 2014 | 8:56 am

    On Twitter, pro-Palestinian activists dubbed it “DivestApalooza.”

    Student governments at three Southern California public universities all voted on divestment resolutions targeting Israel in a single day.

    The April 23 votes were part of a surge in student governments at...

  • Israeli Apartheid Week 2014- is this the beginning of the end?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 25, 2014 | 11:15 am

    Israeli Apartheid Week is now at its peak, but this year, unlike any other year before, it is followed by a wind of change.

    As these words are being written, people in over 200 cities worldwide are being exposed to bigotry, deception, and shallowness as part of the 10th annual...

  • BBI and UJ join up to forge a home for pluralistic Judaism in landmark merger

    By Julie G Fax

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The University of Judaism (UJ) and Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI), two Southern California institutions that for the last 60 years have educated and inspired Jews of all ages and affiliations -- and that have both at times struggled through financial and leadership troubles -- this...
  • Different Tack on Campus Challenge

    By Chaim Seidler-Feller

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Speeches about "holocaust in Israel." Academic boycotts. Divestiture campaigns. Professors who intimidate their students. Jewish speakers whose rhetoric is anti-Israel.

    These program initiatives and phenomena that have seemingly overwhelmed our universities during the past few...

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  • First Person - Granny and Sharansky

    By Nell Scovell

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When my friends Cami and Howard Gordon invited me to an informal dinner with guest speaker Natan Sharansky at their Pacific

    Palisades home, my first thought was, "Oh, good, I get to see their new house."

    It just seemed slightly more interesting than Sharansky's topic: the Caravan...

  • Cutting Israel Ties Sparks U.K. Outrage

    By Daniella Peled

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The backlash against the decision by a union of British university lecturers to sever ties with two Israeli universities began almost as soon as the controversial motion was passed.

    A wave of condemnation met the decision by the 48,000-member Association of University Teachers...

  • Fight Against Hate Hits High School

    By Marc Ballon

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For Jewish students attending colleges like UC Irvine, Duke University or Columbia University, the shock of moving away from home is often only equaled by the shock on encountering virulent anti-Zionism on campus.

    From firebrand anti-Israel speakers to demonstrations calling for...

  • University Students Returning to Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    American student enrollment at Israeli universities is on the upswing, some U.S. institutions are mending broken ties, and others are initiating new contacts.

    Although given numbers differ, there is broad agreement that after the outbreak of the Palestinian intifada in September...

  • Court’s Race Rulings Raises Deeper Issues

    By David A. Lehrer

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The United States Supreme Court has handed down its decisions on the issue of affirmative action. In the cases of Grutter vs. Bollinger and Gratz vs. Bollinger, the court has ruled on the constitutionality of race-conscious programs and their viability in educational institutions...

  • Jewish Studies Popular With Non-Jews Around the World

    By Tom Tugend

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Contrary to widespread fears of a rising global wave of anti-Semitism, "we, as Jews, have many more friends than we think we have," said professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, president of the Association of Jewish Studies, which recently held its 34th annual meeting in Los Angeles.

    The...

  • Overseas Studies Suffer

    By Merav Tassa

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Many Jewish students are opting not to study abroad in Israel this year due to the tense security situation.

    Major universities, such as Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have had to readjust their programs and secure funds in order to continue their programs and ensure enough...

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