The Truth about Israel’s Arab Parties

Sept. 24 2019

After the the Joint List, an alliance of Arab parties, emerged from the recent elections with the third-largest number of Knesset seats of any party, most of its members decided to endorse Benny Gantz for the premiership. This is only the second time—the first was in 1992—an Arab party has recommended any candidate for the position. While the decision has been welcomed as a great step forward in Jewish-Arab relations, Liel Leibovitz is skeptical:

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More about: Ahmad Tibi, Benny Gantz, Israeli Election 2019, Israeli politics, Joint List, Palestinian terror

 

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:

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More about: Academia, Anti-Semitism, Israel on campus