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Monique Canto-Sperber

Leading intellectuals are outraged that Monique Canto-Sperber, who famously quashed two events sponsored by Israel critics, is being given the stage to discuss “freedom of speech.”

Angela Davis at the Jewish Voice for Peace 2015 conference

When a Palestinian woman went to this Jewish group’s annual conference, she found a growing movement of Jews and other allies.

Dr. Steven Salaita

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has a long way to go, but recent endorsements show it’s getting somewhere.

Those dedicated to the Palestinian cause should think carefully about the tactics they choose.

Israel

Many Israelis, Netanyahu included, were never serious about seeking a two-state solution in the peace negotiations.

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

An effective isolation of Israeli academic institutions will undoubtedly curtail some privileges that Israeli scholars take for granted, like generous travel subsidies, but that has no bearing on their academic freedom.

The American Studies Association resolution has punctured a longstanding silence.

Blogs

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014

While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.

June 20, 2014

Censorship at Jewish museums and a crude new anti–J Street documentary suggest a pro-Israel establishment in a panic.

February 21, 2014

Is New York’s decision to take action against academic BDS an assault on the First Amendment?

January 29, 2014

We urge readers to sign The Nation’s open letter in support of academic freedom at CUNY.

February 5, 2013

Democrats’ condemnation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions discussion at Brooklyn College displays their concern for election results, not “academic freedom.”

February 5, 2013

There is something disingenuous about cries that the forum does not represent the spectrum of views on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

February 4, 2013

"it is incumbent upon us to uphold the tenets of academic freedom and allow our students and faculty to engage in dialogue and debate on topics they may choose, even those with which members of our campus and broader community may vehemently disagree."

February 4, 2013

“On college campuses around the country and across the world, BDS is being discussed. Brooklyn College should be no different.”

January 30, 2013

In this second round, Eric Alterman and Lizzy Ratner respond to arguments for and against BDS.

May 3, 2012