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Posts Tagged: John Cheney-Lippold

November 7, 2018 8:55 am
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Recommendation Letter Flap Illustrates Increasingly Hostile Campus Climate for Israel’s Supporters

After he criticized Hamas in a 2014 Facebook post, Connecticut College professor Andrew Pessin was forced to take a sabbatical due to threats and faculty ostracism. On...

October 16, 2018 8:45 am
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The University of Michigan Has a Big Problem

News from Michigan tends to reach me here in Israel given my personal and professional ties to the state. Having taught at Queens College CUNY...

October 11, 2018 5:02 pm
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Jewish Students, Groups Applaud University of Michigan for ‘Strong’ Response to Faculty Who Refused to Give Recommendations for Israel Study

The University of Michigan is being applauded by Jewish students and advocacy groups, after it announced "serious consequences" for instructors who withhold letters of recommendation due to...

October 10, 2018 10:15 am
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Michigan Professor Faces Disciplinary Action for Denying Student Letter of Recommendation to Study In Israel

JNS.org - A University of Michigan professor, citing support for the BDS movement in denying a student’s request for a letter of recommendation for a semester-long study abroad...

October 9, 2018 5:38 pm
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University of Michigan Faces Criticism From Jewish Groups and Israeli Minister After 2 Students Denied Recommendations by Anti-Israel Instructors, Netanyahu Compared to Hitler

The University of Michigan has faced a flurry of criticism from American Jewish groups and an Israeli cabinet minister, after two students were denied letters of...

September 27, 2018 6:02 pm
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Amid Anti-Israel Controversy, U. Michigan Faculty Urge Professors to Place Student ‘Merit’ Over Politics, but Concerns Persist

An executive faculty body at the University of Michigan on Monday urged professors to base their letters of recommendations on "student’s merit," after a professor refused to write one...

September 23, 2018 9:07 am
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Study Abroad in Turkey, Anyone?

JNS.org - Earlier this month, the Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter published a moving article in Time magazine about how President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s mushrooming...

September 21, 2018 1:09 pm
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University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemitic’ Refusal to Recommend Student for Study in Tel Aviv

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help a student who plans to study Israel...

September 17, 2018 7:22 pm
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University of Michigan ‘Disappointed’ After Professor Refuses to Write Recommendation Letter for Student Studying Abroad in Israel

The University of Michigan (U-M) said it was disappointed after a professor refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student who sought to study...

Features

Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi,...

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...

World

Trump Missile Defense Review Calls North Korea ‘Extraordinary Threat&...

President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped US missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months...

Israel

Israeli Navy Rescues French Sailor Stranded in Mediterranean Sea

A French sailor stranded in the Mediterranean Sea was saved on Thursday night by the Israeli Navy, the IDF said. In a tweet on Friday, the Israeli military noted the sailor -- whose...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Calls for Syria’s Return to Arab Lea...

Lebanon's Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called on Friday for reinstating Syria into the Arab League. "Syria should return to us ... Syria...

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