Turning the tide against BDS
May 2017 
The Brandeis Center is pleased to have some more more good news in the fight against BDS. The first major victory in our anti-BDS litigation against the American Studies Association is helping to turn the tide against BDS. At the same time, we are pushing back hard against campus anti-Semitism in the states, with South Carolina moving closer to passing the nation's first state version of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act. This issue of the Brandeis Brief updates you on these and other important developments around the country. Once again, w e thank you for your tax-deductible  donations  and acknowledge that w ithout you our work could not be done.

Articles 
South Carolina Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Campus Anti-Semitism Bill
The South Carolina Senate's higher education subcommittee on April 27th unanimously approved S. 3643, a bill to combat campus anti-Semitism. In March, H. 3643 overwhelmingly passed the South Carolina House of Representatives, by a vote of 103 - 3.

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

Appearing on
Your Second Opinion, a podcast hosted by the Haym Salomon Center, LDB President Kenneth Marcus  discusses the definition of anti-Semitism, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, and the spread of anti-Semitism on college campuses. 
The episode seeks to bring awareness about the spread of anti-Semitism today on American university campuses and how it can be combatted. 

Jewish Rights Advocate: Tide Starting to Turn Against Academic Boycotts of Israel
Rachel Frommer, Algemeiner 

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.


In early April, the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry released its Antisemitism Worldwide 2016 analysis, which this year demonstrates a startling 45% increase in anti-Semitic incidents on U.S. college campuses. The Kantor Center, based at Tel Aviv University, strives to "provide an academic framework for the interdisciplinary research of European Jewry from the end of World War II until the present day."  

Anti-BDS Bill Introduced to U.S. Congress
Edward Kunz, Brandeis Blog

U.S. Capitol
Last 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.  

Edward Kunz, Brandeis Blog

In March, the Louis D. Brandeis Center hosted its fourth annual National Law Student Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. It was a great success.

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