Could this, to revive a phrase that might be used by the more traditional English professors who populated the MLA in days of old, lead to a a renaissance for the organization?
If Columbia University’s Center for Palestine Studies gets any more anti-Israel than it already is, it will have to register as a foreign agent.
Having failed in direct votes on even the most ardently anti-Israel campuses, propoents of boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel and its scholars, BDS forces have been attempting to work their will on academia by stealth.
AMCHA Initiative announced that in their recent study, they discovered that gender studies departments across the U.S. were more likely to invite anti-Israel, pro-Israel boycott-aligned speakers to their departments.
At a ‘Take a Knee’ rally at Cornell University, which was to protest racial injustice in America (and was inspired by football athlete Colin Kaepernick), a professor led a chant of “Free Palestine.”
A resolution to boycott Israel was rejected by the Modern Language Association, which has resisted such efforts in the recent past.
Cal-State Northridge professor David Klein runs a NASA-funded climate change center and happens to be anti-Israel with his ties to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
A BDS resolution at George Washington University lost by a single vote, meaning the university won’t receive a recommendation from their student government leaders on divesting from companies such as Hewlett-Packard.
No, anti-Israel critics, Israel is not like apartheid South Africa, contends English professor Cary Nelson.
What are the roots of the anti-Israel BDS movement? An English professor, Cary Nelson, dives into that question in his book, “Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & the Movement to Boycott Israel.”