UCU Antisemitism Motion Passes
Martin Bright, The Jewish Chronicle,
May 30, 2011
UK faculty's University and College Union distanced itself from the European Union's definition of antisemitism at its annual congress. It also adopted a motion boycotting Israel.
The Politics of Defining Racism: The Case of Anti-Semitism in the University and College Union
Ben Gidley, Dissent Magazine, May 26, 2011
"Defining anti-Semitism has become one of the most difficult instances of defining racism...because of the particularly strange mutation of anti-Semitism in recent years, including...'the new anti-Semitism.'"
UC Debates Free Speech Vs. Federal Protection
Rex Weiner, The Forward, May 18, 2011
Against the backdrop of an investigation by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, UC Santa Cruz Jewish students and faculty, and IJCR's Anti-Semitism Director Kenneth L. Marcus, discuss the merits of federal involvement.
Editorial, New York Sun, May 7, 2011
The Sun's take on the Tony Kushner controversy is: "If principles are the issue here, what is the logic of the decision of a full board of trustees being overturned a few days later by a subset of the trustees?"
Wiesenfeld: 'My Mother Would Call Tony Kushner a Kapo'
Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, May 6, 2011
Goldberg interviews the CUNY trustee who objected to the awarding of an honorary degree to the playwright.
The Full-Blown Return of Anti-Semitism in Europe
Guy Millière, Hudson New York, May 16, 2011
"After World War II, anti-Semitism seemed to disappear in Europe. It is back, to a very disquieting degree."
Scotland: Glasgow districts boycott Israeli books
Yaniv Halily, YnetNews, May 24, 2011
A Scottish local council has implemented a boycott of Israeli goods, including books.
What's up with the Jews? Stanley Fish, The New York Times, May 23, 2011
Longtime academic and author Stanley Fish offers a fresh take on anti-Semitism in light of several recent events and Matthew Biberman's book Masculinity, Anti-Semitism, and Early Modern English Literature.
University of London boycotts Israel
Press TV, May 22, 2011
The largest students' union in Europe voted to campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel.