The Executive Board of Academia for Equality wrote to Leon Botstein President of Bard College to commend him for standing firm in support of Professor Nathan Thrall, who is teaching the course “Apartheid in Israel-Palestine” at his college. Professor Thrall has come under attack by the Ulster Jewish Federation and several right-wing media outlets, who advanced the outrageous claim that the very title and existence of the course is antisemitic.
Academia for Equality’s position regarding the Israeli defense minister’s declaration on Palestinian civil society organizations as terrorist
Academia for Equality is an organization of over seven hundred members of the academic community, committed to promoting a just and democratic future. Academy for equality expresses its unreserved support….
An open letter to the administration of the Hebrew University and the academic community with regard to the University’s involvement in police harassment of the Issawiyah neighborhood
Academia for Equality is an organization of about 550 teachers, students and others involved in academic life in Israel, among us about sixty members of the Hebrew University community. For….
We [the Board of Academia for Equality] wrote to the President of the German Rectors’ Conference as well as to the Members of the Executive Board and the General Assembly expressing our deep concern regarding their decision to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.
In light of the increase in anti-Semitism as well as other forms of racism in Germany and beyond, we welcome and support all academic professionals and institutions initiatives to combat racism and bigotry. However, we maintain that the adoption of the IHRA definition neither serves the cause of combating anti-Semitism, nor does it protect its victims. We urge the German academic community to fight anti-Semitism while respecting legitimate support for Palestinian rights, without infringing the basic rights of free speech, expression and political association, while zealously protecting democratic spaces.
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This picture, obtained by Academia for Equality, clearly shows two policemen surveilling the neighborhood of Issawiya from the rooftop of “Rabin Building” in the Mount Scopus campus of The Hebrew….
A letter we sent to DIE LINKE (the German Left Party) protesting its conduct towards Dr. Anna-Esther Younes, author of the Germany section of the European Islamophobia Report
Dear members of Die Linke, Academia for Equality is an organization of over 550 academics dedicated to a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians and to social justice within Israeli….