Israeli Voters, Not Judges, Must Determine Who Will Lead the Country Next

Dec. 18 2019

As Israel heads to its third election in a year’s time, its incumbent prime minister finds himself about to be indicted on three separate charges—an unprecedented situation in every way. Many of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s opponents are hoping that these legal troubles will lead directly to his removal from office, perhaps by the Supreme Court’s ruling that he must step down while under indictment. Although he would be happy to see Netanyahu replaced, Yedidia Stern argues that such an outcome would be a greater affront to the democratic process than any of the prime minister’s alleged wrongdoings:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli politics, Israeli Supreme Court

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