JCPA backs statement urging selective use of Title VI protections
JTA, October 26, 2011
The umbrella organization endorsed a resolution that calls for the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to Jewish students in "appropriate cases" and forwarded it to member agencies for a vote.
Irvine 11 students appeal conviction
LA Times, October 19, 2011
The Irvine 11 appeal their conviction for willfully disrupting the speech of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California but have little chance of success.
Federal Discrimination Investigation Assumes Students, Like Home Buyers, Can Be Illegally 'Steered'
Peter Schmidt, The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 11, 2011
The Chronicle interviews several experts including IJCR's Kenneth L. Marcus about the allegations of civil rights violations at Columbia.
Pro-Palestinian Student Activists Plan Push
Josh Nathan-Kazis, The Forward,
October 11, 2011
Students for Justice in Palestine, a "diffuse" collection of campus groups, is meeting this month for a national conference.
David Fine, The Tablet, October 7, 2011
A Columbia junior interviews the Jewish student at the center of the accusations of steering at Columbia.
'UK university students okay with being openly Jewish'
Jonny Paul, Jerusalem Post, October 5, 2011
The 2011 National Jewish Student Survey reveals attitudes about Jewish identity and Israel, including 38% who feel Israel is treated unfairly in their student union and 27% who think it is treated unfairly in classes.
Pope called on to condemn bishop's new anti-Semitic slur
JTA, October 19, 2011
"A group of European rabbis has called on the pope to condemn the latest anti-Semitic remarks by a Holocaust-denying Catholic bishop."
Palestinian official in Canada apologizes for offensive tweet
JTA, October 19, 2011
The charge d'affaires in Ottawa was called in for a rebuke by the Foreign Affairs Department for retweeting a video whose English subtitles called for "millions" to "destroy the Jews."
Service as usual at New York Durban conference
Benjamin Weinthal, Jerusalem Post,
August 10, 2011
The UN's "anti-racism" conference fulfilled expectations of a repeat performance of the Israel-bashing that occurred at its two predecessors.
The Arab Spring and the Jews: The Necessary Litmus Test
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi,
Israel National News.com, October 6, 2011
The attitude toward Jews in post-revolution Arab societies is a key test of their ability to transition to liberal democracies.
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At Newton South High, a lesson in propaganda
Richard L. Cravatts, The Jewish Advocate,
October 20, 2011
The 13-year old propaganda piece Arab World Studies Notebook is still making its way into classrooms, this time a high school in greater Boston. IJCR highlighted the Notebook as one of the most problematic of the unregulated supplemental materials that teachers introduce into their classrooms in its exposé The Trouble with Textbooks.
LAUSD Fires Teacher Over Anti-Semitic Comments at 'Occupy' Protest
KTLA TV, October 19, 2011
After saying in a video "the Zionist Jews who are running these banks...need to be run out of this country," a substitute teacher was relieved of her duty by the district.