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Anti-Semitism Still Surging on College Campuses According to IJCR Book

From AS/AI director,
Kenneth L. Marcus

Kenneth L. Marcus

The new release of The Uncivil University, Revised Edition (affectionately known to aficionados as "UU2") comes at both a difficult and auspicious time. For all of the advantages which Jewish college students now enjoy (Jewish studies programs, Jewish student groups, Israel study options, etc.), anti-Semitic incidents continue to surge on many campuses. This would not be possible without the steady loss of two systems of norms. UU2 documents the erosion of campus civility norms which previously prevented the expression of such animus in higher education. At the same time, we have seen an assault on external civil and human rights norms which simul-taneously demonize Israel and deny Jewish students equal protection in education. This politicization has been essential to preventing Jewish students and faculty from resisting a problem which should be universally condemned. The importance and widespread character of this problem can be seen in the events of recent weeks, but so can elements of progress. Even while anti- Israelists harden their position within the university, some outside the university have begun to recognize how social institutions and bodies of work are manipulated to level attacks against the Jewish state.

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Aryeh_WeinbergThe UnCivil University: Intolerance on College Campus, Revised Edition includes a new introduction by initiative director Kenneth Marcus. Co-author Aryeh Weinberg has added a conclusion that takes a broader look at the role of the campus in a global anti-Israel campaign that reaches from the Middle East to the United Nations. Mr. Weinberg's new epilogue revisits themes in the book and explores positive developments as well as the Jewish communal response to anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism in higher education. To read more about the book click here. For information about ordering the book click here.

 IJCR Announces New Research Scholar, Gregg Rickman

Gregg_RickmanIJCR has added Gregg J. Rickman, Ph.D. to its team of research scholars. Dr. Rickman served as the first U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism from 2006-2009. Prior to that he was a staff director of the House International Relations Committee (now the Foreign Relations Committee). Dr. Rickman  has done extraordinary work in the international sphere, especially at the Department of State, where his report on contemporary global anti-Semitism was a landmark contribution. He is currently a Senior Fellow for the Study and Combat of Anti-Semitism at the Institute on Religion and Policy in Washington, DC; a Visiting Fellow at The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism. His recent articles for The Cutting Edge News blog include "Israel and the UN Kangaroo Court" and "The New Nazis" about today's Iran.

Articles included in Ken Marcus' column

Goldstone
Ha'aretz Service,
"Richard Goldstone slams UN for failing to censure Hamas," Ha'aretz, October 16, 2009



HRW
Robert L. Bernstein, "Rights Watchdog, Lost in Mideast,"New York Times, October 19, 2009


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