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Anti-Zionism on campus : the university, free speech, and BDS

edited by Andrew Pessin and Doron S. Ben-Atar.
  • Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2018]
  • xiii, 438 pages ; 24 cm.
  • "Many scholars have endured the struggle against rising anti-Israel sentiments on college and university campuses worldwide. This volume of personal essays documents and analyzes the deleterious impact of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement on the most cherished Western institutions. These essays illustrate how anti-Israelism corrodes the academy and its treasured ideals of free speech, civility, respectful discourse, and open research. Nearly every chapter attests to the blurred distinction between anti-Israelism and antisemitism, as well as to hostile learning climates where many Jewish students, staff, and faculty feel increasingly unwelcome and unsafe. Anti-Zionism on Campus provides a testament to the specific ways anti-Israelism manifests on campuses and considers how this chilling and disturbing trend can be combatted"--back cover.
  • Introduction and Overview: The Silencing / Andrew Pessin and Doron S. Ben-Atar
  • I. Scholars' Essays. 1. BDS and Self-Righteous Moralists / Dan Avnon
  • 2. Consensus, Canadian Trade Unions, and Intellectuals for Hamas / Julien Bauer
  • 3. Bullies at the Pulpit / Doron S. Ben-Atar
  • 4. A Traumatic Professorial Education: Anti-Zionism and Homophobia in a Serial Campus Hate Crime / Corinne E. Blackmer
  • 5. Slouching toward the City That Never Stops: How a Left-Orientalist Anti-Israel Faculty Tour Forced Me to Say Something (Big Mistake!) / Gabriel Noah Brahm
  • 6. On Radio Silence and the Video That Saved the Day: The Attack against Professor Dubnov at the University of California San Diego, 2012 / Shlomo Dubnov
  • 7. Fraser versus the University College Union: A Personal Reflection / Ronnie Fraser
  • 8. If You Are Not With Us: The National Women's Studies Association and Israel / Janet Freedman
  • 9. Rhodes University, Not a Home for All: A Progressive Zionist's Two-Year Odyssey / Larissa Klazinga
  • 10. Loud and Fast versus Slow and Quiet: Responses to Anti-Israel Activism on Campus / Jeffrey Kopstein
  • 11. A Controversy at Harvard / Martin Kramer
  • 12. Attempts to Exclude Pro-Israel Views from Progressive Discourse: Some Case Studies from Australia / Philip Mendes.
  • 13. Anti-Israel Antisemitism in England / Richard Millett
  • 14. Conspiracy Pedagogy on Campus: BDS Advocacy, Antisemitism, and Academic Freedom / Cary Nelson
  • 15. When Did We Abandon Academic Integrity for Academic Freedom? / Denise Nussbaum
  • 16. BDS and Zionophobic Racism / Judea Pearl
  • 17. Friday, November 13, 2015, at the University of Texas, Austin: Anti-Zionists on the Attack / Ami Pedahzur and Andrew Pessin
  • 18. Colonel Richard Kemp at the University of Sydney, Australia, March 11, 2015 / Jan Poddebsky, Peter Keeda, and Clive Kessler
  • 19. "Oh! Now I've Got You!": In the Sights of Anti-Israelists at the Claremont College / Yaron Raviv
  • 20. The Magic of Myth: Fashioning the BDS Narrative in the New Anthropology / David M. Rosen
  • 21. Retaliation: The High Price of Speaking Out about Campus Antisemitism and What It Means for Jewish Students / Tammi Rossman-Benjamin
  • 22. A Field Geologist in Politicized Terrain / Jill S. Schneiderman
  • 23. Fanatical Anti-Zionism and the Degradation of the University: What I Have Learned in Buffalo / Ernest Sternberg
  • 24. What Is It like to Be an (Assertive) Israeli Academic Abroad? / Elhanan Yakira.
  • II. Students' Essays. 25. A Wake-Up Call at the University of Michigan / Jesse Arm
  • 26. On Leaving the University of California, Los Angeles, Due to Hostile and Unsafe Campus Climate / Milan Chatterjee
  • 27. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions and Antisemitism at Stanford University / Molly Horwitz
  • 28. On Being Pro-Israel, and Jewish, at Oberlin College / Eliana Kohn
  • 29. Battling Anti-Zionism at City University of New York John Jay College / Tomer Kornfeld
  • 30. Students for Justice in Palestine at Brown University / Jared Samilow
  • 31. Battling Anti-Zionism at the University of Missouri / Daniel Swindell
  • III. Concluding Thoughts. Inconclusive, Unscientific Postscript: On the Purpose of the University, and a Ray of Hope / Andrew Pessin.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Additional form
  • 9780253034076
  • 0253034078
  • 9780253034069
  • 025303406X
  • Alternate version: 9780253034083
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2017060899
  • OCLC: 1013724847
  • OCLC: 1013724847