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Mark Ayyash

  • Why the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism is a danger to academic freedom

    The IHRA definition of anti-Semitism misconstrues the term to include a broad range of criticism of the State of Israel, targeting decolonial and anti-racist critiques of the policies and practices of the Israeli state. Such targeted attacks, which primarily impact racialized faculty and students, will have a negative effect on the academic freedom of faculty in the classroom, in their research, and in campus politics more broadly.

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