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Kenneth L. Marcus is President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (www.brandeiscenter.com) and author of the award-winning Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press: 2010). In November 2012, Marcus was named to the Forward 50, a listing of the "American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year."

ARTICLES BY: Kenneth L Marcus


January 23, 2017 8:19 am
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Has the Time Come for Amexit From the UN?

As British Prime Minister Theresa May plans a Brexit from the EU, Americans may soon ask what kind of exit we want from another international institution. In...

December 26, 2016 7:46 am
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Campus Antisemitism: The Year in Review

This has been an extraordinarily eventful year in the campaign against campus antisemitism, especially from our perspective at the Louis D. Brandeis Center. On the...

March 24, 2016 7:24 am
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The California Regents Provide a Purim Present, But There’s Still Work to Be Done

Yesterday, on the eve of Purim, the Regents of the University of California unanimously adopted a historic statement against intolerance. The governing board for this...

June 24, 2014 12:11 pm
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The Presbyterian Church and the Ku Klux Klan

At their General Assembly on Friday, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to divest from three companies that supply Israel with equipment used in the West Bank and...

June 6, 2014 2:07 am
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The Horror of Holocaust Denial

Over the last few weeks, the Holocaust has appeared surprisingly often in the news.  In most cases, the reason has been the surprising degree of...

April 23, 2014 10:03 am
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Anti-Semitism From Ukraine to the U.S.

Few recent news articles captured more attention than reports that Jews in Ukraine were being ordered to register. Then it turned out that the pamphlets...

February 17, 2014 12:25 pm
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Legislating Against BDS

The backlash continues against the anti-Israel boycott resolution that the American Studies Association adopted last month. Over 200 university presidents have distanced themselves from it....

January 9, 2014 8:08 am
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The MLA’s Top Five BDS Blunders This Week

The Modern Language Association (MLA) has blundered repeatedly over its treatment of Israel in the run-up to its annual conference this week.  Technically the 30,000...

September 22, 2013 5:46 pm
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The Top Ten Responses to Campus Anti-Semitism

Some of us are accustomed to criticizing government and campus leaders when they fail to respond properly to anti-Semitism.  But what are these leaders getting right?...

Features

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

World

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Draws Fire Over Holocaust Remarks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came under fire on Wednesday after saying that posts by Holocaust deniers should not be deleted from his social media platform. In an interview on the "Recode...

Israel

Israel’s Elbit on Hunt for More Takeovers

Israeli military electronics firm Elbit Systems, which has just completed two acquisitions in the United States and Israel, remains on the lookout for potential takeover targets in the United States...

Middle East

Pro-Assad Villages Evacuated in Deal With Syrian Insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television reported, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several...

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