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University of Massachusetts
Watchdog group slams ‘one-sided’ anti-Israel event at UMass Amherst
May 7, 2019
“Parents of incoming students need to know that they are paying for the indoctrination of their children and the general public when they pay their tuition fees,” said CAMERA researcher Dexter Van Zile.
Judge dismisses lawsuit to stop anti-Israel event at UMass Amherst
May 3, 2019
“These departments are basically sponsoring a hate-fest,” said attorney Karen Hurvitz, who is representing the students. “They need to move this rally off campus and not sponsor it in any way.”
UMass students file emergency motion to block anti-Israel event
April 26, 2019
In the emergency motion filed, a lawyer representing the students wrote that students “suffer irreparable harm” if the event takes place on campus, noting that fliers for the event have been posted around campus making Jewish students “fearful and intimidated.”
UMass-sponsored event featuring anti-Israel speakers lacks ‘range of perspectives’
April 24, 2019
“These departments bill the event as a defense of free speech, and yet they plan to silence pro-Israel voices by not including them,” says CAMERA’s Hali Haber. “The event is really nothing more than ugly political theater pretending to be liberal and academic for reasons of public relations.”
Eighty organizations call on UMass to reverse sponsorship of anti-Israel ‘political rally’
April 23, 2019
“Providing the imprimatur of three academic departments to such a politically motivated and directed event violates the core academic mission of the university, suppresses student expression and impedes the free exchange of ideas so essential for any university,” said a letter to UMass chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.