In a recent Washington Post article entitled In the safe spaces on campus, no Jews allowed, Anthony Berteaux argued that unlike most others, Jewish students are subjected to a litmus test on their stance on Israel when asking to join on campus social justice causes.
The relationship between campus progressive politics and Anti-Israel rhetoric has reached the point of the absurd on such campuses as The University of California in Berkeley where a student waving an Israeli flag was taunted by students, while later completely ignored when waving an ISIS Flag. On the same campus, a one credit course named “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis” will be offered despite a wide outcry over its one sided, antisemitic content.
The current podcast features an interview with Professor Miriam Elman, an associate professor of Political Science in Syracuse University’s acclaimed The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The conversation will cover the impact of the BDS movement on American universities, its professors, students, and the academic community as a whole.
Miriam Elman is serves as a research director in its Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC). She frequently writes and speaks on BDS, and blogs on the topic for the website Legal Insurrection.
Her latest Op-Ed The Pressure on American Academics to Conform to BDS was recently published in Haaretz read more: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.740723
Follow her on Twitter @MiriamElman