BDS On Campus

September 9, 2020

Deceitful Middle East Studies Association lies to defend cancelling Jewish students

by Winfield Myers (JNS) — The Middle East Studies Association, the largest academic organization for the field, has a long and ignominious record of defending apologists for Palestinian terrorism and BDS advocates, even as it opposes efforts to stem the […]
August 6, 2020

USC Student Government vice president writes resignation letter, citing anti-Zionist harassment

Rose Ritch wrote this Aug. 5 letter, resigning as vice president of the Undergraduate Student Government at the University of Southern California, due to harassment for supporting Israel. To my fellow Trojans, Today, I write to announce my resignation as […]
June 4, 2020

Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace? J Street’s slogan a misnomer as left-wing “Jewish” groups harass pro-Israel students

J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami embraces Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas following his statements at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on Feb. 11, 2020. Source: Screenshot. by Ethan Fine (JNS) — At the forefront of pro-Israel efforts stand […]
May 21, 2020

At GWU’s School of International Affairs, Miseducation on Israel

The campus of George Washington University. Credit: Wikimedia Commons by Mitchell Bard The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on higher education, but the damage will likely be short-term. A far greater danger is the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of academia, where […]
March 24, 2020

Columbia faculty applaud president’s opposition to student BDS resolution

by Jackson Richman (JNS) — More than 70 Columbia faculty members have signed a letter thanking university president Lee Bollinger for expressing opposition ahead of an undergraduate student referendum next month calling on the university to divest from companies doing business […]
March 10, 2020

Campaign seeks to make Tufts first U.S. university to end law enforcement learning with Israel

A Tufts University sign at the intersection of College Avenue and Professors Row on Nov. 4, 2015. Photo by Alonso Nichols/Tufts University. by Jackson Richman (JNS) — A campaign at Tufts University calls for ending the school’s police department’s (TUPD) […]
February 14, 2020

University of Illinois administration rejects student government BDS resolution

The Foellinger Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. by JNS and Israel InSight reports The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rejected a BDS resolution passed by the student government in the early hours on the […]
January 9, 2020

First empirical evidence shows anti-Israel faculty members promote boycotts in their classrooms

University of Michigan professor John Cheney-Lippold refused to write a letter of recommendation in 2018 for a Jewish student applying for a study-abroad program in Israel. Source: Screenshot. By Jackson Richman (JNS) — Faculty who support the academic boycott of […]
January 3, 2020

Are American taxpayer funds fueling anti-Israel indoctrination?

The “Old Well” at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Credit: Caroline Culler via Wikimedia Commons. By Zach Schildcrout (JNS) — The Middle East is one of the most complex and dynamic sectors on the planet. Almost daily, violent […]