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Protesting San José State University’s Suspension of Professor Sang Hea Kil, Advisor of Students for Justice in Palestine

Committee on Academic Freedom | Middle East Studies Association | – Cynthia Teniente-Matson President,  San José State University sjsupres@sjsu.edu . . . Dear President Teniente-Matson and colleagues:   We write on behalf of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and its Committee on Academic Freedom to express our grave concern at the […]

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How rich Philanthropists exert undue Influence over pro-Palestinian Activism at Universities

By Fahad Ahmad, Toronto Metropolitan University qne Adam Saifer, University of British Columbia | – (The Conversation) On university campuses across North America, a new anti-war movement has emerged. Camped-out students are pressuring their universities to divest from companies that profit off the Israeli war machine, to cut ties with Israeli institutions and to publicly […]

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Protesting U of Texas-Dallas Arrest and Suspension of Faculty and Students Peacefully Protesting against Gaza War

Committee on Academic Freedom | Middle East Studies Association | – Dr. Richard C. Benson President,  University of Texas at Dallas president@utdallas.edu . . . We write on behalf of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and its Committee on Academic Freedom to express our grave concern over your administration’s recent actions with respect […]

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Weaponizing Antisemitism

Why we must maintain our focus on the agonies of Gaza and the West Bank, denouncing them and calling for an end to Israel’s assaults. By Ellen Cantarow and Jennifer Loewenstein | – ( Commondreams.org ) – All of us—and we are legion across the worldmust keep our eyes on the genocide in Gaza, as […]

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Washington U.: Protesting Severe Beating by Police of Prof. Steve Tamari, Arrest, Suspension of Faculty and Students

Committee on Academic Freedom | Middle East Studies Association Dr. Andrew Martin Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis admartin@wustl.edu . . . We write on behalf of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and its Committee on Academic Freedom to express our shock and revulsion at the brutalization by the police of […]