Last week the former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert began his prison sentence, having been convicted of corruption after a years-long legal battle. Isi Leibler, who first befriended Olmert in the 1980s, reflects on the Israeli politician’s migration from the far right to the left and his fall from grace, focusing on a crucial moment in 2005:
What Happened to Ehud Olmert?
The American Association of University Professors Celebrates Anti-Semitism
Last week, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), an influential academic organization, announced that Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University would receive one of its annual awards, citing her “courage, persistence, political foresight, and concern for human rights . . . in her scholarship, teaching, [and] public advocacy” as well as her efforts to “advance the agenda for social change in Palestine, the United States, and internationally.” Those efforts, notes Jonathan Marks, include supporting the exclusion of the Jewish campus group Hillel from a university-wide event, and lambasting the school’s president for apologizing for that exclusion: