Some months ago @TheAENetwork warned that the “#Boston Mapping Project” was targeting area colleges for “disruption & dismantlement”—including academic programs, courses, interfaith projects, study abroad to #Israel 🇮🇱, even doxxing faculty.
This ⬇️ was only a matter of time 😩
We released a statement condemning this blatantly #antisemitic project & alerted our faculty members in Massachusetts, who in turn raised concerns with colleagues, university leadership & their local @HillelIntl. The targeting of specific courses & professors is truly scary! 😧😧
Kudos to @DrPaulaJohnson @Wellesley for her strong statement denouncing the Mapping Project! @Wellesley_News should apologize immediately to the campus #Jewish community, & reach out to #learn about Jewish identity, #Zionism, & the Jewish experience. Its editorial is #shameful.

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Jun 17, 2021
The @UofDenver prestigious Korbel School is co-sponsoring a 5-day conference in Turkey alongside terror-linked NGOs & a host of sketchy guest speakers (one of whom meets regularly w/Hamas officials & was selected last year to serve as a member of its “leadership abroad”)😮😮
The conference is being hosted by CIGA, founded by ex-USF prof Sami Al-Arian (who pled guilty in 2006 to providing material support to the US-designated terror org PIJ and was deported to Turkey). Al Arian will also speak at the conference — along w/quite a few 🇺🇸-based faculty
Another co-sponsor is GCQP whose Sec. General is a former leader of the Al-Quds International Institution (designated & sanctioned by the @USTreasury in 2012 as “acting for/on behalf of Hamas”). Seriously, @UofDenver do you really want your logo next to it?
Such a bad look 😩😩
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Aug 19, 2020
.@TheAENetwork is disappointed that @GavinNewsom @CAgovernor saw fit to ignore the Academic Senate @calstate, the university’s governing board, & scores of faculty, students, alumni 👨‍🎓 👩‍🎓 who favored a more inclusive, flexible (& cheaper for CA taxpayers!) alternative plan ☹️
Our organization fielded an Open Letter, signed by nearly 120 faculty across @calstate opposed to #AB1460, which represents a narrow understanding of ethnic studies pushed by “purists” & excludes Jews, women, LGBTQ as historically marginalized groups. 2/
We noted that AB1460 is unwarranted legislative interference into the academic independence of @calstate. A very good alternative proposal would have provided a more comprehensive & contemporary interpretation of ethnic studies & social justice, giving students greater choice! 3/
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Jun 3, 2020
“Deadly Exchange”, a vile campaign being heavily promoted on & off 🇺🇸 campuses by virulently anti-#Israel orgs & activists, traffics in ugly #antisemitic tropes & canards.
Jews should never be scapegoated for societal ills. #GeorgeFloydProtests 😢☹️😩
The BDS movement has long exploited 🇺🇸 racial tensions, blaming #Israel 🇮🇱 for US policing problems. But “Deadly Exchange” comes w/a new, vile twist: @ADL, @AJCGlobal, @jinsadc & other American-Jewish orgs are cast as complicit in this nefarious effort to harm 🇺🇸 minorities 😮 1/
The “Deadly Exchange” propaganda campaign maintains that US policing problems, incl. wrongful deaths by US cops on the beat, are the result of the 1-2 week police 👮‍♀️ counter-terror seminars that American-Jewish orgs host in #Israel for high-level 🇺🇸 law enforcement officials. 2/
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May 17, 2020
@Israel_Studies @AndrewPessin @NGOmonitor @palwatch My pleasure, I’m glad to help @shaynamalka! But I just checked & I’m surprised to see that Al-Shabaka hasn’t been removed yet. It’s still listed in the Guide (uncritically) & first up alongside reputable think tanks, centers & institutes. ☹️ 1/
@Israel_Studies @AndrewPessin @NGOmonitor @palwatch @shaynamalka The Guide has a disclaimer but the HomePage enthusiastically recommends the entries as resources that offer “tips for effective research” & help students, scholars “explore the rich world of modern #Israel 🇮🇱 Studies”. Based on these criteria, including Al-Shabaka is #shameful 2/
@Israel_Studies @AndrewPessin @NGOmonitor @palwatch @shaynamalka I’m not sure who vetted the Guide or which “expert” recommended it’s inclusion, but someone steered you very wrong. Let me explain, in brief. First, Al-Shabaka’s key sponsors are affiliated w/Badil. It’s a virulent anti Israel org that wins prizes for #antisemitic cartoons 😡 3/
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Jan 11, 2020
.@CAMERAonCampus Fellow @Justine_Brooke revisits the defeat of a particularly nasty anti #Israel 🇮🇱 resolution at this year’s APSA convention:… via @JNS_org
BDS resolutions, like this one at @APSAtweets, insist that only #Israeli academic institutions will be targeted for boycott & that individual scholars won’t be impacted. But every so often the mask slips, revealing that BDS activists are very aware of the harm they cause ☹️ 1/
In this case, Justine unearthed a tweet by one of the boycott ringleaders who clearly desires to exact maximum pain on #Israeli academics. In fact, he wants to make it very “hard” for them to have “normal academic careers” 😮 2/
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Jul 10, 2019
Kudos to the co-editors of Israel Studies 👏👏 for defending the #academicfreedom of its contributors & refusing to suppress critiques of anti-#Zionist discourse & “scholarship”, re: the manipulation of language by virulently anti-#Israel academics.
#academicintegrity #academia
It’s the height of #hypocrisy that critics of #WordCrimes who tried so hard to get this special issue retracted & relied on false accusations, smears of the editors & authors to do so, are now whining that the volume threats THEIR academic freedom to “engage in debate” 🤣🤣🤣 1/
In fact, as anyone who read the special issue knows, the contributors critiqued the prevailing terms & concepts used/misused today in many academic disciplines—which actually is hindering free and intellectually-rigorous debate on #Israel 🇮🇱. 2/
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