Scottish university student guilty of anti-Israel racism
JTA, August 24, 2011
A university student in Scotland was found guilty of racism for lewdly insulting a fellow student's Israeli flag. He has been expelled from St. Andrew's University.
Line Between Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Protests split AJC
Rex Weiner, The Forward,
August 16, 2011
Weiner provides the background for Marcus' Op-Ed, detailing dissension among executives at the American Jewish Committee who held differing opinions about how to "distinguish legitimate debate about Israel from anti-Semitism."
College Instructor gets job back, plus $550,000, after complaining about anti-Semitism
Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 12, 2011
A federal judge ordered a history instructor reinstated based on his complaints about anti-Semitic discrimination at Madison Area Technical College.
Prominent Belgian Jew quits university board to protest campus anti-Semitism
Danna Harman, Haaretz,
July 26, 2011
Jacques Brotchi, an internationally known neurosurgeon and honorary professor at Brussels Free University, decried an increasing tide of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents at the school.
UK Academic sues University College Union over anti-Semitic treatment
Elka Looks, Haaretz,
July 7, 2011
"A British academic and pro-Israel activist has filed a lawsuit against the University College Union...claiming it has created a 'degrading, humiliating and offensive environment' for its Jewish members."
'Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the Gas'
Manfred Gerstenfeld, Ynetnews,
August 30, 2011
The veteran researcher on anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism in Europe explains the origins of anti-Semitic chants by soccer fans in the Netherlands.
Will Egypt be too busy to hate?
James Kirchick, Haaretz,
August 26, 2011
"The intense and academic debate in the West about where legitimate criticism of Israel ends and anti-Semitism begins doesn't resonate in Egypt, or anywhere in the Arab world."
Why do non-Jews bashing Israel claim to be Jewish?
Benjamin Weinthal, Jerusalem Post,
August 10, 2011
It turns out a few participants in the 2010 and 2011 Gaza flotillas claimed a false Jewish indentity, and media outlets accepted their claims without question.
No Jews Allowed: Spokane Bomber's Anti-Semitic Beliefs Are Inadmissible Evidence, Judge Says
Keegan Hamilton, Seattle Weekly,
July 27, 2011
Despite legal precedent on Jewish identity recognizing ethnic and national origin components, detailed in Marcus' book Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America, a judge in the Washington prosecution of an alleged bomber will not allow a jury to hear about his neo-Nazi affiliations and beliefs because "being Jewish is technically a religion, not a 'race' like being white, black, or Asian."
Standing up against antisemitism
Mario Silva, Jewish Tribune,
July 5, 2011
The chair of the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism advocates "a common understanding of what constitutes an antisemitic crime" and recommends that "police agencies, human rights commissions, and not-for profit agencies, must work to coordinate and pool information about antisemitic incidents."
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Group Plans lawsuit over textbook adoption changes
Lilly Rockwell, News Service of Florida, WCTV, Aug 11, 2011
Florida's textbook adoption process was dramatically revamped earlier this year. Citizen groups, educators, and school board members are expressing concern about where the new process will lead. First up for adoption under the new rules: social studies.
PhilanthropyCharities balk at rule changeLarry Yudelson, New Jersey Jewish Standard, Aug 12, 2011
A proposed requirement that charities inform all potential donors of their right to designate their gift to specific programs or risk them being used for administrative or fundraising purposes is being met with objections by Jewish federations and others.