Pitzer College’s president visited an Israeli university to celebrate academic freedom, soon after students and faculty tried to axe the college’s study-abroad program in Israel and tried to oust him.
Topic: Boycott Divestment and Sanctions
A department at New York University said it will boycott the university’s study abroad program due to immigration restrictions imposed by the Israeli government, which would prevent some students and faculty from making it to Israel.
Cornell’s Student Assembly narrowly rejected an anti-Israel, BDS resolution by a vote of 15 to 14.
Liberal student activists have gone 0-for-6 in trying to push universities to divest from Israeli companies, otherwise known as the BDS movement.
The University of Oregon is facing an internal division over a student body’s vote to divest from any company that has any relationship with Israel, including hummus maker Sabra.
Another divest-from-Israel student resolution is making its way in the George Washington University student association, after a failed attempt to do so last year over lack of attention to detail.
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.