Lincoln prof's comments on Israel draw fire
By Julie Shaw, Philadelphia Daily News
October 21, 2010
"A professor at Lincoln University, a historically black college, has called for the destruction of Israel 'if possible by peaceful means' and called the Holocuast a 'hoax.' Two state legislators said the comments were 'disheartening' and 'blatant hate speech.'"
New moment for campus alienation
By Aaron Rosenberg, The Jewish Tribune
October 20, 2010
"At York University in Toronto, a political science class called "Protest Movements and Democracy" includes a unit on "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign Against Israel." The author labels this unit "outrageous" and yet another element that creates an atmosphere of "alienation" for Jewish and pro-Israel students."
Jewish groups fare poorly on annual fundraising list
By Jacob Berkman, JTA Fundermentalist
October 18, 2010
"The Chronicle of Philanthropy released the findings of its annual Philanthropy 400 survey of the country's largest nonprofits, and the news for Jewish charities was not good as giving was off significantly between 2008 and in 2009, even as the economy started to thaw and the recession is officially over."
Murdoch on Anti-Semitism
New York Sun Editorial
October 14, 2010
"Rupert Murdoch recently spoke at an ADL conference in New York, warning of "the soft war that seeks to isolate Israel by delegitimizing it." Identifying university campuses, international organizations and elite society in Europe, he remarked that '[t]he battleground is everywhere.'"
A survey to deny a problem
By Robin Stoller and Alejandro Baer, Jerusalem Post
October 17, 2010
"The results of a recent government-funded anti-Semitism poll in Spain proved to be an effort to address the phenomenon in the country by simply pretending it doesn't exist. On the eve of Rosh Hashana, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos presented results of the first sociological study on anti-Semitism in Spain. 'Public opinion in Spain is not anti-Semitic,' he declared."
Virginia textbook adoption process to undergo full review
By Rosalind S. Helderman and Kevin Sieff, Washington Post
October 26, 2010
"An embarrassing error in a history of Virginia text adopted by the state has not only caused the book to be pulled from classrooms but prompted the governor to order a full review of the adoption process. The controversy highlights anew the serious drawbacks of statewide textbook adoption."