Thursday, October 3, 2013

How the 'new' anti-Semitism finds a home in higher education.

How the 'new' anti-Semitism finds a home in higher education. The University's War Against Israel & Jews Recent Speeches by Dr. Richard L. Cravatts Brandeis University Stanford University UC Berkeley UC Santa Cruz UC Davis University of Haifa Harvard University McMaster University Tel Aviv University Northeastern University Hillel Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Toronto Advocates for Civil Liberties, Toronto U of Miami/SPME Simmons College Hillel UCLA Law School Temple Emmanuel, Newton, MA Gratz College, Shusterman Distinguished Scholar Temple Shalom, Toronto Boston University, C.A.M.E.R.A. Fellows Bureau of Jewish Education, Scottsdale, AZ Sample Lecture Video "The Campus War Against Israel" Client Testimonials "Richard is a valiant and relentless fighter against the intellectual rot that has settled on campuses across North America as a result of the vilification and demonization of Israel." --Leila Beckwith, Professor Emeritus, UCLA, Board Member, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East "Richard Cravatts' presentation on his research into the status of Jewish students on North American college campuses was compelling and relevant. Our audience . . . was engaged and informed. Richard Cravatts' . . . words are a difficult lesson, but an important education." --Meryle Kates, Executive Director, StandWithUs Canada "Richard Cravatts is a passionate and important voice in the debate over today's campus culture, and his ideas must be reckoned with." --Kenneth Marcus, former head of the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, author of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America The demonization of Israel continues on college campuses . . . The Political Science Department of Brooklyn College takes the highly unusual step of officially sponsoring a BDS Forum, inviting only two speakers--both of whom are virulently anti-Israel--and providing no other opposing viewpoints; A Jewish student at Columbia is "steered" out of taking a particular course because the professor has a well-known animus against Israel; Jewish students and others regularly are confronted with mock "apartheid walls," Israeli flags dripping with blood, the Star of David equated with a swastika, and incessant calls for academic and economic boycotts, sanctions, and divestment; 40 campuses worldwide sponsor "Israeli Apartheid Week" and Israel is denounced as a racist regime that denies civil rights to Palestinian Arabs based on race; A sociology professor sends his class a grisly collection of side-by-side photographs comparing Jews under the hands of the Nazis to Gazans under the Israeli occupation and suggests the situations are historically or morally equivalent. On college campuses where activists have discovered that it is perfectly acceptable to demonize Israel and seek to delegitimate the Jewish state, it is no wonder that Jewish students and pro-Israel speakers are regularly intimidated, harassed, and threatened with verbal and physical assaults, in a conversation about the politics of the Middle East. Richard Cravatts's speech on this topic exposes the threat posed by the "new anti-Semitism," and then offers some concrete solutions to help bring North American campuses back to a balanced and level-headed discussion about Israel and the Middle East. About Dr. Richard L. Cravatts Professor of Practice at the Simmons College School of Management in Boston, Richard Cravatts, PhD, is the author of Genocidal Liberalism: The University's Jihad Against Israel & Jews. Dr. Cravatts has also published over 350 articles, op-ed pieces, columns, and chapters in books on anti-Semitism, anti-Israelism, higher education and campus free speech, terrorism, Constitutional law, politics, and social policy. In addition to speaking engagements, he is also a frequent guest on radio programs on the topic of anti-Israel sentiment in higher education. Dr. Cravatts is the President of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, a grassroots community of some 30,000 academics on more than 3200 campuses worldwide, and a board member of The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, The AMCHA Initiative, and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. Travels from: Boston, Massachusetts Speaking fee: Call for rates Email (617) 755-3199 Forward email This email was sent to by | Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy. Publications Management Company | 1450 Worcester Road | #8619 | Framingham | MA | 01702

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