Duke Gives Muslim ‘Holocaust Inversion’ Professor $3M Gig Free Beacon
July 24, 2014
Duke University has hired as the new director of its $3 million Islamic Studies Center a controversial Iranian-American professor whose scholarship has come under fire for anti-Israel bias and who once used a picture of dead Jews in Nazi death camps to illustrate his writing on the Palestinians.
Supreme Court receives briefs for ‘born in Jerusalem’ passport case JNS.org
July 22, 2014
The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) have separately filed amicus curiae briefs in support of Menachem B. Zivotofsky, the petitioner in Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State, which has become known as “born in Jerusalem” passport case.
LDB Urges Supreme Court to Protect Rights of Persons Born in Jerusalem
July 23, 2014
Earlier today, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB), a national civil rights organization, presented the U.S. Supreme Court with an amicus curiae brief in support of Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, the petitioner in the so-called Jerusalem passport case, Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State.
LDB President to Testify on Federal Sexual Harassment Policy
July 17, 2014
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today that Louis D. Brandeis Center President Kenneth L. Marcus will at the Commission’s Briefing on Federal Enforcement of Title IX Sexual Harassment Law in Elementary, Secondary, and Post-secondary Schools on Friday July 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.
Brandeis Center Testifies Before Rights Panel July 25, 2014
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will testify on “Fighting Sexual Harassment in American Higher Education” before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at a federal briefing on
"Enforcement of Sexual Harassment Policy at Educational Institutions by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ).”
What is Anti-Semitic About the Movement to Boycott, Divest From, and Sanction Israel? at Tel Aviv University May 14, 2014
Kenneth L. Marcus address “What is Anti-Semitic About the Movement to Boycott, Divest From, and Sanction Israel?” at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel, in a conference on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement sponsored by the Israel Academia Monitor
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes a chapter on anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel boycott movement in Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, Jr.’s upcoming volume, “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel.”
LDB Advisor Charles A. Small (ISGAP) has published an edited volume on Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity, featuring a chapter by LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus on “The Definition of Antisemitism.”
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.
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 L. Marcus, President of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, discusses the first round of changes made to Title VI of the Higher Education Act, and the failure of oversight which has left those reforms unfinished. He then discusses next steps to move forward with reform.
Europe’s Three-Rings Circus of Israel and Jew Hatred: Latest Roundup Harold Brackman, Brandeis Blog
July 23, 2014
UK: In a post that appeared on his Twitter feed, Liberal Democratic MP David Ward wrote, “The big question is – if I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? – probably yes”, followed by another tweet shortly thereafter, that reads “Ich bin ein #palestinian – the West must make up its mind – which side is it on?” Later, facing discipline by how own party, he offered a tepid apology: “I utterly condemn the violence on both sides in Israel and Gaza.”
Brief of the Day — Zivotofsky v. Kerry Alan Gura, Reality Based Litigation
July 23, 2014
This morning, I had the distinct honor and pleasure to file an amicus brief co-written with Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, the “Jerusalem passport case.” We filed on behalf of the Brandeis Center for Human Right Under Law, on whose Legal Advisory Board I serve, and twelve leading professors of foreign relations and constitutional law from across the ideological spectrum
Another Milestone For the Mainstreaming of Anti Semitism : The New American Foundation and Max Blumenthal's Goliath Petra Marquardt-Bigman This paper argues that, by providing a platform to Max Blumenthal for the promotion of his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, the New America Foundation (NAF) bestowed legitimacy on a book that is, in effect, antisemitic because its author intended to convince readers that Israel should be equated with Nazi Germany.
“Although much work still needs to be done, there is no doubt that Marcus’s campaign struck a significant chord that consequently allowed groups such as the Zionist Organization of America to file a complaint against the University of California, Irvine (UCI) on grounds of anti-Semitic harassment”
Asaf Romirowsky, Middle East Forum, in Jewish Political Studies Review (Spring 2011)
If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.
Dina Porat Dina Porat, a Tel Aviv University professor of Jewish History, served as head of the Department of Jewish History, the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies, and the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism.