In 2015, Mosaic took stock of the problem of anti-Semitism on college campuses, much of it tied to the anti-Israel agenda of the academic left. In the last five years, not much has improved, then-inchoate challenges have surfaced,and new dilemmas have emerged. The Tikvah Fund is convening a series of discussions to help Jewish parents, Jewish students, and Jewish educators think through Jewish life and learning on campus:
Do Jews Have a Future at the American University?
The Sinister Attacks on Israeli Offers of Aid to Lebanon
“The only encouraging thing” about the deadly explosion in Beirut, wrote the former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt on Twitter, “is that even Israel has been quick in offering humanitarian aid.” Had Bildt been better informed, he might have known that there is nothing new or unusual about the Jewish state offering humanitarian assistance to its Arab neighbors—or to more far-flung nations. Yet his bizarre comment was less hostile than the reactions of those who rushed to dismiss the offer as a meaningless public-relations stunt. Lahav Harkov writes: