Israel

Many groups are reserving judgment on Trump's pick to head the Office for Civil Rights. With the exception of one issue

Many victims’ rights and civil rights groups are reserving judgment on Trump’s pick to lead the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, but advocates for Palestinian rights say his appointment could chill campus speech critical of Israel.

MLA votes by large margin to 'refrain' from backing Israel boycott

Move -- by 2-to-1 margin -- follows several years of heated debates at association’s annual meetings.

MLA Delegate Assembly rejects boycott of Israeli universities

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Vote by Delegate Assembly was 113-79. Body approves another measure, calling on association to refrain from the boycott.

Anthropology group rejects resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions

Members of the American Anthropological Association narrowly vote down a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

Anthropologists prepare to vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli universities

At American Anthropological Association meeting, scholars prepare to vote on a resolution calling for the group to boycott Israeli universities.

At annual meeting, anthropologists discuss the academic boycott of Israel

At the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting, momentum builds in favor of a boycott of Israeli universities.

Panel criticizes ASA's Israel boycott at association's annual meeting

Panel criticizes American Studies Association's year-old academic boycott of Israel at body's annual meeting. And the panelists in turn are criticized.

Ohio U. debate intensifies over anti-Israel twist to "ice bucket challenge" and 4 arrests

In wake of Ohio U. Student Senate president's anti-Israel twist on the fund-raiser for ALS, debate has escalated, four students have been arrested, and questions are being raised about the charges against them -- and about calls for civility.

Boycott battles continue in U.S. academe

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Both advocates and opponents of the boycott of Israeli universities are gearing up for a busy academic year on that front.

Cary Nelson faces backlash over his views on a controversial scholar

In the backlash over Cary Nelson backing the U. of Illinois for denying a job to a controversial scholar, no one is more surprised at the outrage than Cary Nelson.

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