A desk with a poster reading "We support Palestine" and a book on the history of Palestine

UC faculty must have right to boycott Israeli academic partnerships

UC Berkeley faculty members have quite rightly taken the UC administration to task for a recent statement, signed by all the system’s chancellors, that condemns Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS. The statement was issued in the name of protecting academic freedom when, in our own view, the only freedom under threat is the bedrock right of faculty and students to engage in political speech.
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Faculty waving Palestinian flags with sign "we support Palestine" in front of Sather Gate

University of California must allow faculty to boycott Israel in academia

On Dec. 13, the 10 UC chancellors took the unusual step of signing a collective statement that opposed the “academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions and/or individual scholars” as being a “direct and serious” threat to academic freedom. When some faculty members expressed concerns that such a high-level collective statement
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Being Jew-“ish”

  Once, while standing in the lunch line of my private preparatory middle school, I turned to the boy behind me, who was decked out in purple converse and a Blink-182 shirt, and offered him some Skittles. He replied quickly: “I don’t want anything from your dirty Jew hands.” My
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Vote for peace: Vote no on BDS

BDS is a highly controversial movement that openly seeks to isolate Israeli academics, businesses and cultural institutions as well as ostracize Israel from the international community. Our union is motivated by good intentions — to end Palestinian suffering — but BDS is short-sighted and counterproductive and effectively institutionalizes discrimination.
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The Jewish community isn’t united against Mohabbat

As Jews, we are taught to be opinionated. From pronunciations of hummus to international politics, the phrase “Two Jews, three opinions” is true with often frustrating frequency. Given these varying opinions, when the Daily Cal runs an op-ed that makes categorical statements about the Jewish community and its values, it’s
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