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UMass Boston faculty call on Amherst chancellor to retract statement criticizing BDS
November 11, 2019
In a Nov. 4 letter posted on Facebook by the Western Massachusetts chapter of the anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace, more than 40 faculty members compare BDS to fighting against apartheid South Africa in the late 20th century.
One BU department rejects anti-Israel post-doc associate; one weighing her application
November 8, 2019
Boston University’s sociology department has rejected the candidacy of Sarah Ihmoud, though the women’s studies department is apparently still considering whether or not to hire her.
Boston University considering hiring professor who accuses Israel of ‘rape,’ ‘systematic massacres’
November 7, 2019
Sarah Ihmoud’s paper, “Sexual Violence, Women’s Bodies, and Israeli Settler Colonialism,” alleges that the “rape and killing of Palestinian women was a central aspect of Israeli troops’ systematic massacres and evictions during the destruction of Palestinian villages in 1948.”