Anti-Zionism on Campus

The University, Free Speech, and BDS

Edited by Doron S. Ben-Atar and Andrew Pessin

Contributions by Dan Avnon, Julien Bauer, Corinne Blackmer, Gabriel Brahm, Shlomo Dubnov, Ronnie Fraser, Janet Freedman, Larissa Benita Klazinga, Jeffrey Kopstein, Martin Kramer, Philip Mendes, Richard Millett, Cary Nelson, Denise Nussbaum, Judea Pearl, Ami Pedahzur, Andrew Pessin, Peter Keeda, Clive Kesswer, Jan Poddebsky, Yaron Raviv, David Rosen, Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, Jill Schneiderman, Ernest Sternberg, Elhanan Yakira, Jesse Arm, Milan Chatterjee, Molly Horwitz, Eliana Kohn, Tomer Kornfeld, Jared Samilow and Daniel Swindell

Published by: Indiana University Press

456 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253034069
  • Published: March 2018


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253034076
  • Published: March 2018


  • eBook
  • 9780253034106
  • Published: March 2018


Many scholars have endured the struggle against rising anti-Israel sentiments on college and university campuses worldwide. This volume of personal essays documents and analyzes the deleterious impact of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement on the most cherished Western institutions. These essays illustrate how anti-Israelism corrodes the academy and its treasured ideals of free speech, civility, respectful discourse, and open research. Nearly every chapter attests to the blurred distinction between anti-Israelism and antisemitism, as well as to hostile learning climates where many Jewish students, staff, and faculty feel increasingly unwelcome and unsafe. Anti-Zionism on Campus provides a testament to the specific ways anti-Israelism manifests on campuses and considers how this chilling and disturbing trend can be combatted.