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Citizens Advocacy Day
April 24, 2017

On Wednesday, April 26th the South Carolina public will get an up close and personal look at the fight against anti-Semitism during Citizens Advocacy Day. Citizens Advocacy Day is an event intended to bring more public awareness to anti-Semitism legislation, as well as give an opportunity to meet the organizations and legislators working to fight against anti-Semitism in South Carolina.

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American College Campuses and the Spread of Anti-Semitism
Salomon Center

April 18, 2017

In this episode of Your Second Opinion, Kenneth Marcus discusses the defining anti-Semitism, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Bill, and the spread of anti-Semitism on college campuses.

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We need to pass the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act to fight hate and bigotry
The Hill

April 7, 2017

For the past 10 years, the FBI’s Statistics on Hate Crimes show that the number of anti-Semitic victims has remained higher than any other religious category. And within the last year alone, anti-Semitic hate crimes rose nine percent.

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Jewish Rights Advocate: Tide Starting to Turn Against Academic Boycotts of Israel, Following Court’s Rejection of Attempt to Stop Anti-BDS Lawsuit
Algemeiner

April 6, 2017

A court’s rejection of the American Studies Association’s (ASA) attempt to stop a lawsuit brought against its academic boycott of Israel signified “the turning of the tide against BDS,” the head of a Jewish rights-focused legal organization told The Algemeiner on Wednesday.

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April 2017 - More Victories Against BDS and Campus Anti-Semitism
April 5, 2017

We have more good news this month, as we have achieved a major victory in our anti-BDS litigation against the American Studies Association.

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Campus Speech Codes and Harassment
April 19, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19, Professor Alex Tsesis will speak to the LDB chapter at Chicago-Kent College of Law on the topic of, "Campus Speech Codes and Harassment."

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The Legality of Jerusalem as Israel's Capitol
April 4, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, Professor Oren Gross will address the LDB chapter at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on the Legality of Jerusalem as Israel's Capitol.

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Forum Removal: Should the US Embassy be moved to Jerusalem?
April 4, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, Professor Abraham Bell will address the LDB chapter at the University of Minnesota School of Law on the topic of "Forum Removal: Should the U.S. Embassy be Moved to Jerusalem?"

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“Law and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate”
March 29, 2017

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus will address the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland on “Law and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate.”

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The Definition of Anti-Semitism

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus has written the authoritative volume on this complex, politically contested issue for Oxford University Press (2015). What is anti-Semitism? The Definition of Anti-Semitism is the first book-length study to explore this central question in the context of the new anti-Semitism.


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Contact Brandeis Center Lawyers About Campus Anti-Semitism

Students and professors: If you are aware of anti-Semitic or anti-Israeli incidents on your college or university campus, please contact lawyers at the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.

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Acclaimed filmmaker Gloria Greenfield teamed up with Emmy Award-winning editor Raoul Rosenberg to create this important film on the Brandeis Center and its campaign against campus anti-Semitism.


Kenneth Marcus, Esq., President and Founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, discusses his book - "The Definition of Anti-Semitism."
 
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Anti-BDS Bill Introduced to U.S. Congress
Edward Kunz, Brandeis Blog
April 12, 2017


Earlier this month, U.S. Representatives Peter J. Roskam (R-IL), Co-Chair of the GOP Israel Caucus, Juan Vargas (D-CA), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), and Brad Sherman (D-CA) introduced the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, legislation to further combat the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

LDB’s Fourth Annual National Law Student Leadership Conference A Huge Success
Edward Kunz, Brandeis Blog
April 10, 2017


This March 19-20, the Louis D. Brandeis Center hosted its fourth annual National Law Student Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

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LDB-Trinity College Report
Barry A. Kosmin & Ariela Keysar
LDB and Trinity College have issued this important 2015 “Anti-Semitism Report,” presenting results from a national demographic survey of American Jewish college students. This report shows that more than half of 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 campuses nationwide who took part in an online survey reported having having experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the last academic year.

The Morass of Middle East Studies: Title VI of the Higher Education Act and Federally Funded Area Studies

Six years ago, Congress recognized the need for “diverse perspectives” in federally funded Middle East Studies programs. Congress had created the so-called “Title VI programs” in 1958 to address Cold War national security demands. After September 11, 2001, it was more important than ever to provide United States intelligence and armed services agencies with a pipeline of skilled workers. Unfortunately, Title VI programs were not serving their intended purpose.


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Student Chapter Fact Sheet

The Louis D. Brandeis Center FAQs About Defining Anti-Semitism

Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse

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Students
Faculty
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If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.

Our attorneys and experts are here to help!
 
 
 
Research Articles
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Over 50% of Jewish American college students report that they experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the 2013-2014 academic year. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced that campus anti-Semitism “is a serious problem which warrants further attention.” Campus anti-Semitism can include subjecting Jewish students to different treatment, harassment, violence or a hostile environment. In some cases, campus anti-Semitism is related to anti-Israel sentiment. In other cases, it is not. For most purposes, we define anti-Semitism according to the U.S. Department of State definition of anti-Semitism. .
 
 
 
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Advisory Board Spotlight
 

Alan Gura, Esq.
Alan Gura is a founder and partner in Gura & Possessky, PLLC. Previously, Mr. Gura served as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight; as Deputy Attorney General for the State of California; and as an attorney with Sidley & Austin.
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