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Melissa Landa Ph.D has been addressing the pernicious tactics and goals of the BDS campaign for four years. Most recently, she founded and directs the new anti-BDS organization, Alliance for Israel. The diverse leadership and membership of Alliance for Israel reflects Melissa's teaching and research on cultural competence and anti-bias education as a former Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland. Melissa taught courses about music as a form of social protest in apartheid South Africa (where she grew up); attitudes and beliefs about the "Other"; and she created and led a University of Maryland short-term education abroad program in Israel that explored the immigration and acculturation experiences of Ethiopian Jews. Melissa earned her B.A from Oberlin College, her M.A. from Tufts University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and is the author of two books, articles in peer-reviewed journals, and numerous op-eds. [email protected]

ARTICLES BY: Melissa Landa

July 22, 2021 12:27 pm

Lessons From the ‘No FEAR’ Rally

It has been 11 days since the “NO FEAR Rally in Solidarity with the Jewish People” took place in front of the United States Capitol,...

March 15, 2021 2:03 pm

Why California’s Model Curriculum Fails Jews, and Jewish Students

California’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) is currently on its fourth draft, partially a result of its original antisemitic references, which were removed after Jewish...

January 7, 2020 9:16 am

After Antisemitic Attacks, a Call for Moral Clarity on the Left

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people gathered in New York City to march across the Brooklyn Bridge and send a unified message against antisemitism....

December 19, 2019 2:33 pm

Jewish Students Have Endured Enough

The Executive Order that President Donald Trump signed on December 11 provides Jewish students the same protections granted to other minority groups under Title VI...

November 20, 2019 2:38 pm

At Oberlin and Elsewhere, Anti-Zionism Is Not a Valid Viewpoint

Discrimination and harassment of Jews by pro-BDS groups like Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace is rampant on many campuses. While...

November 14, 2019 7:57 am

Antisemitism Is Real — We Must Fight It Loud and Proud

Jews are under assault in the United States. White nationalists are marking the landscape with a trail of blood and swastikas, desecrating Jewish tombstones, and...

October 24, 2019 7:13 am

In Rochester and Elsewhere, Jewish Organizations Must Forcefully Fight Anti-Zionists

The “Witness Palestine Film Festival” in Rochester, New York, is now celebrating its eighth year. In past years, the event lasted for one week and...

September 26, 2019 4:22 am

The United Nations Delegitimizes BDS

The United Nations' Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, just released a report titled, “Combatting Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance...

September 19, 2019 6:44 am

We Must Fight BDS Lies and Manipulation on Campus

Over the last few years, thousands of Americans Jewish adolescents who were raised in Zionist households have been taught that Israel is unworthy of their...

August 29, 2019 5:05 am

Why Jews Should Experience the Palestinian Perspective

For 30 years, I have been an anti-bias educator, and for five years, I have been an anti-BDS activist. Yet only recently have I discovered...

August 13, 2019 8:05 am

Israel Is Not an ‘Apartheid’ State — Here’s the Proof

Since the claim that Israel is an apartheid state was broadcast in 2001 in Durban, South Africa -- the land where I was born and...

July 30, 2019 6:24 am

Taxpayer-Funded Israel Hate in Takoma Park, Maryland

On Tuesday, July 23, the municipality of Takoma Park, Maryland, spent taxpayer dollars to screen a vicious and dishonest film about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The...

May 28, 2019 7:00 am

Standing Up to Antisemitism in Queens, and Calling on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Do the Same

Raja Abdulhaq and Nerdeen Kiswani were scheduled to speak at the Church of the Redeemer in Astoria, Queens on the evening of May 14. Caleb...

May 13, 2019 6:27 am

An Episcopal Church in New York Is About to Host Two Virulently Anti-Israel Speakers

On Tuesday May 14, the Redeemer Episcopal Church in Astoria, Queens is scheduled to hold an event called “Palestinian Expulsion and Resistance: The Nakba, BDS,...


Iran’s Leader Backs Police Over Mahsa Amini Protests, May Signal Toug...

Iran's supreme leader on Monday gave his full backing to security forces confronting protests ignited by the death of Mahsa...


IDF Facing Logistical Issues in West Bank Amid Counter-Terror Operation: Co...

The Israeli military is facing logistical issues affecting the living standards of its soldiers in the West Bank, amid an...

Middle East

Moroccan Textbooks Emphasize Jewish History, Report Says

School textbooks in the Kingdom of Morocco promote appreciation of Jews and educate students about their contributions to the country, according to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Morocco became...

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