November 14, 2015|Asaf RomirowskyYnetnews
Steven Salaita, whose anti-Zionist/Semitic tweets and uncivil rants cost him a position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), used a recent appearance in Philadelphia to portray himself as a victim of the Zionist lobby. The...
September 18, 2015|Efraim Karsh and Asaf RomirowskyThe American Interest
The influential Middle East Studies Association objects to the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism, thereby giving up any pretense of professionalism it still had. It has been a while since the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the
April 07, 2013|Asaf RomirowskyYnet News
'The Great Book Robbery' (watch here), a documentary that recently screened on a number of US college campuses, is the latest attempt by anti-Israel groups to rewrite and recast the historical events of 1948. In the film, Israeli-Dutch director Benny
January 30, 2013|Asaf RomirowskyThe Times of Israel
John Dewey of Columbia University and Arthur Lovejoy of Johns Hopkins University came together with other educators in 1915 to found the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), an organization designed to preserve the integrity of the
August 26, 2012|Asaf RomirowskyYnet News
As the dog days of summer are coming to an end, pro-Palestinian activist groups are gearing up for the fall semester to rally campuses in support of their cause. One upcoming event is the "US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation" national...
March 26, 2011|Asaf RomirowskyYnetnews
The Arabic term Intifada connotes awakening or uprising and was first used during the 1987 uprising against Israel. It is also used in the Palestinian narrative in the sense of "to shake up or wake up" the world and Israel to all the wrong that...
July 31, 2010|Winfield Myers and Asaf RomirowskyAmerican Thinker
Norton Mezvinsky told the New York Daily News this week that he wasn't invited to the wedding because of a family feud with his nephew that stemmed from his support for his disgraced brother, former Iowa Representative Edward Mezvinsky, whose...
August 15, 2009|Asaf RomirowskyThe American Thinker
A newly formed "educational think tank," the International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES), is poised to influence U.S. policy toward the Middle East in ways that could further harm American interests in the region. It will be led by Norton
February 02, 2009|Asaf RomirowskyThe Jerusalem Post
What can be done to reverse the failures of Middle East studies in North America? Students today are subjected to radical views of the Middle East by professors who seldom brook dissent. Georgetown’s Program for Jewish Civilization (PJC) offers an
December 04, 2008|Asaf RomirowskyinFocus
Of all the thorny issues complicating peace efforts in the Middle East, the Palestinian demand for the "right of return" of refugees from the 1948 and 1967 wars ranks among the toughest to address. Even if the Palestinians were to cease calling...