With wearying predictability, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) announced its opposition to President Trump's executive order applying the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism to academe before the ink was dry. At JNS, Campus Watch managing editor David Gerstman exposes MESA's record of contemptuous actions against Israel and its supporters.
No sooner had President Donald Trump signed an executive order applying the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism to college campuses than the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) issued a letter condemning his act.
Claiming the order would "threaten the right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment and undermine the principles of academic freedom," MESA's letter demonstrates (again) its commitment to undermining Israel's legitimacy as a Jewish state.
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