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Andrew Pessin is Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College, and author of several books of philosophy for the general reader as well as two novels. For more information, visit www.andrewpessin.com.

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April 13, 2016 3:37 pm
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‘Vote Was About Denying Israel’s Right to Exist,’ Opponents Say After BDS Passes at U of Chicago

The student government at the University of Chicago (UC) passed a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution against Israel Tuesday, The Algemeiner has learned, with...

April 13, 2016 2:07 pm
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BDS Movement Sees Second Defeat in Five Weeks at U of Minnesota

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel suffered its second defeat in five weeks at the University of Minnesota (UMN) Tuesday, The Algemeiner has learned. After...

April 13, 2016 7:52 am
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Opponents Mobilize as BDS Votes Loom at New York City Graduate Schools

Anti-BDS activists are preparing for student government votes in the coming days on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolutions against Israel at both the City...

April 13, 2016 7:44 am
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U of Michigan-Dearborn Faculty Senate Votes Down 2 Anti-Israel Resolutions

The Faculty Senate at the University of Michigan-Dearborn voted down two anti-Israel resolutions at its Tuesday meeting, The Algemeiner has learned. Its chair, Professor Tim Kiska,...

April 12, 2016 3:35 pm
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Dershowitz: BDS ‘Regressive, Repressive, Anti-Peace’

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement threatens the future of Israel and the United States, Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz warned on Sunday,...

April 12, 2016 11:08 am
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Major International Anti-BDS Conference Concludes in Los Angeles

An international coalition representing more than 50 Jewish and pro-Israel advocacy groups came together in Los Angeles this weekend to strategize about the growing Boycott,...

April 11, 2016 6:35 am
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Jewish Groups Outraged Over ‘Anti-Israel’ Makeup of York U ‘Inclusion’ Committee

Canadian Jewish groups have expressed offense at the recently announced composition of an advisory committee on “inclusion” at York University, The Algemeiner has learned. At issue...

April 10, 2016 7:44 am
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Anti-Jewish-State Protests Follow New Israeli Ambassador’s Meeting With Director of London University

Anti-Israel graffiti appeared on the campus of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) following protests, Thursday, against the meeting of Mark Regev, Israel’s new...

April 8, 2016 3:32 pm
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San Francisco State U to Launch Investigation After Jewish Groups Denounce Shout-Down of Jerusalem Mayor’s Speech

The president of San Francisco State University (SFSU) announced on Thursday that the university would launch a “full investigation” into the disruption by anti-Israel protesters...

April 8, 2016 8:01 am
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Controversy Erupts at Stanford Over Student Claim That Issue of ‘Jews Controlling Media, Economy’ Is ‘Valid Debate’

A Stanford University student government debate on Tuesday over a resolution against antisemitism generated controversy after a participant made a statement many deemed antisemitic. According to the...

April 7, 2016 10:47 pm
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Ties With Italian Universities ‘Stronger Than Ever’ Says President of Israeli University Following Boycott Calls

The president of Israel’s leading institution of science and technology responded today to recent calls by Italian students and professors for a boycott of the...

April 7, 2016 12:26 pm
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Controversial Israeli NGO at Columbia/Barnard Hillel: IDF Soldiers Steal From, Abuse Palestinian Civilians (AUDIO)

A representative from the Israeli “whistleblowing” group Breaking the Silence (BtS) leveled significant charges against the Jewish state and its military in an event last week at...

April 7, 2016 7:38 am
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‘Artists 4 Israel’ Paint to Promote Peace, Dialogue at York University

A pro-Israel student group at Canada’s York University invited like-minded artists to campus last month to promote peace and dialogue through art, The Algemeiner has learned. Hasbara at...

April 6, 2016 1:25 pm
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Student at Center of Edinburgh U ‘Armgate’ Controversy Says She Was Targeted Over ‘Passionate’ Anti-BDS Speech

A student who was nearly ejected from a debate over an Israel boycott motion at Edinburgh University last week claimed in the Huffington Post on...

Features

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

US Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Mourn Sudden Death of Civil Rights Icon Elijah...

Many American Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed condolences on Thursday over the sudden death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a...

Israel

After Latest Unity Offer Rejected, Israeli Coalition Talks Remain Stalemate...

After a day of speculation, Israel’s centrist Blue and White party rejected a unity government proposal from Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Gaza’s Growing Pet Population Stretches Scant Vet Resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities. Some...

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