1. Two statements on the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) conference on boycotting Israel. Important reading for anyone concerned about the battle over academic freedom (and, indeed, the battle over the meaning of the term "academic freedom") and for anyone concerned at the continuing pariah-fication of Israel.
2. A link to Jeff Weintraub's blog post on the Mohammed cartoon furore, thoroughly fisking the liberal Islamophile "double standard" argument.
3. A piece by Nancy Tenenbaum on the Guardian's Israel=apartheid "report". I didn't have the energy to blog about the article, but this response seems about right to me.
4. I should have posted this ages ago, but the first issue of the Engage journal is now out. It's excellent. It's got:
- The Rise of a New Anti-Semitism in the UK - Shalom Lappin
- The Right to Exist: anti-Zionism at the United Nations - Ben Cohen
- Hating Science; Hating The Jews: What's Philosophically Interesting About Anti-Semitism - Samuel Fleischacker
- How Neoconservatives' Shift from Left to Right Inspired Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Thinking - Ralph Seliger
- A review of George Galloway's new book - Dave Rich
- Divestment Meets its Waterloo in Somerville, Massachusetts - Jon Haber
- A review of Tsiolkas' 'Dead Europe' - Dawn Cohen
- Academic freedom and the limits of boycotts: some Kantian considerations - Jon Pike