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Librarians for Fairness

A librarians' association that advocates for academic balance in our libraries

Librarians for Fairness is an organization dedicated to bringing information about Israel to libraries around the world and to promoting democratic values. We work to ensure that Israel is represented fairly in libraries through books, periodicals, audiovisuals, and online resources.

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The Case for Democracy: The Power to Overcome Tyranny & Terror

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Now offering Israel 4 Kids CD

American Children can now take a virtual tour of Israel with Srulik, a popular sandal-footed Israeli cartoon character. This fun and interactive tour will make Israel come alive as students experience the story of Israel that rarely gets told. Children and educators alike can learn about Israel’s cool Internet technologies (i.e. AOL instant messaging), watermelon picking robots, live-saving cancer drugs, and other joint U.S.-Israeli projects and become better informed about Israel’s unique history, national languages, climate, food, branches of government, and currency.

If you would like to catalog and add Israel 4 Kids to your library’s collection, please send us an e-mail with your name, the library’s shipping information, and phone. Please accept the CD as a DONATION as long as our supply lasts.

Israel in the World

This colorful volume takes an in-depth look at a remarkable achievement: how one small and very young country has successfully become one of the world's technological leaders.

From agriculture to medicine, Israel stands right at the forefront of technological development. Learn about the country's many achievements and breakthoughs, and how it's poised to remain on the industrial cutting edge in the foreseeable future. The countless accomplishments outlined here would be dazzling, even if they hadn't emerged from a nation that didn't even exist 60 years ago: Israel created the ICQ chat facility that is now used by hundreds of millions of internet surfers each day; the technology that allows you to leave voicemail messages on a mobile phone; the medical diagnostic equipment (including magnetic resonance imaging) found in most hospitals; and the surveillance equipment that alerts security officials to suspicious activities at airports. Find out about the people who made such progress possible; the educational system that allowed these citizens, many of them recent immigrants, to reach their full potential; and how Israel uses its knowledge for the well-being of the world.

If you would like to catalog and add Israel in the World to your library’s collection, please send us an e-mail with your name, the library’s shipping information, and phone. Please accept the CD as a DONATION as long as our supply lasts.

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ANTI-SEMITISM AT UC IRVINE: WHERE IS THE JEWISH LEADERSHIP? 12/7/2017

ANTI-SEMITISM AT UC IRVINE: WHERE IS THE JEWISH LEADERSHIP?
by Gary Fouse

For well over a decade now, pro-Palestinian students on college campuses have turned the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into one of the biggest hot-button topics in our universities. The result has been a campus climate of bullying and intimidation directed against our Jewish students. As a part-time instructor at the University of California at Irvine Extension from 1998-2016, I can testify that UCI has seen its share... Read the full story...

Report: New Palestinian Curriculum Praises 'Martyrdon,' ... 12/3/2017

Report: New Palestinian Curriculum Praises ‘Martyrdom,’ Significantly ‘More Radical’ Than Before
by Shiri Moshe

An image found in an Arabic Language textbook for fifth grade Palestinian students. Photo: IMPACT-se.

Palestinian Authority textbooks issued for the new academic year are “significantly more radical” than their predecessors, routinely erasing Israel and glorifying “martyrdom,” a watchdog group has warned.

In its review of the grades 1-11 curriculum — which underwent a full reform starting last year — the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se) found that Palestinian textbooks “groom young Palestinians to sacrifice themselves to martyrdom,” promote the idea of a mass “return” to Israel, and “feature a radical Islamist, and occasionally, a Salafi worldview.”

Inflammatory language is found in textbooks across the curriculum, regardless of age or subject matter, with Israel routinely described as the “Zionist Occupation” and Israeli land often labeled Palestinian.

In one instance, a social studies textbook for sixth graders includes a map of Palestine encompassing the entirety of modern-day Israel and the Palestinian territories, and claims that Palestine extends “From the Mediterranean sea in the west, to the Jordan River in the East.”

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A geography textbook used in tenth grade similarly refers to the Negev Desert as Palestinian territory constituting “about half of the area of Palestine.”

Aside from erasing Israel, the new Palestinian curriculum also routinely glorifies terrorism, according to IMPACT-se’s report... Read the full story...

Old-school hate at The New School: The university is wrong ... 11/29/2017

Old-school hate at The New School: The university is wrong to put Linda Sarsour on a panel
by Susan Shapiro

As a liberal Jewish long-time writing professor at The New School, I’ve always been proud of our legacy: how the university’s founders provided refuge to German-Jewish scholars Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt and other brilliant Europeans fleeing Nazism. So I feel betrayed that Tuesday, the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program is sponsoring a panel entitled “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice,” featuring the hatemonger Linda Sarsour.

Sarsour is the left-wing’s new hijab heroine, a Brooklyn-born Palestinian activist who has tweeted “nothing is creepier than Zionism,” and shared a podium praising her friends Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (a virulent anti-Semite) and Rasmea Odeh, a terrorist who spent 10 years in jail for abetting the killing two Hebrew University students in 1969, as well as the attempted bombing of the British consulate.

Sarsour pushed out Jewish females at a recent Women’s March by preposterously proclaiming Zionists can’t be feminists... Read the full story...

A new anti-Semitism is growing in America ... 11/29/2017

A new anti-Semitism is growing in America and we must unite against it
by Rabbi Abraham Cooper and Harold Brackman

Hatred of Jews is an ancient cancer of the soul that refuses to die. For thousands of years, successive generations of bigots have embraced it, each trying to sell anti-Semitism in a new and more attractive way, with new lies and slanders. One of the most prominent peddlers of this vile doctrine in America today is Palestinian-American Linda Sarsour.

And now, in a supreme irony, Sarsour has been invited to head a panel discussion Tuesday at the New School for Social Research in New York City on combating anti-Semitism... Read the full story...

PA against moderating UNRWA school curriculum 11/28/2017

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Professors are losing their freedom of expression 11/28/2017

Professors are losing their freedom of expression
by Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky
Source: Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME)

Howard Gillman is chancellor and professor of law and political science at the University of California at Irvine. Erwin Chemerinsky is dean and professor at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Law.

With so much attention focused on whether controversial speakers such as Milo Yiannapoulos or Richard Spencer should be allowed to appear on campus, an even more basic issue has been obscured: universities punishing faculty who, outside of professional settings, express views that are considered controversial or even offensive.

There are many recent examples of this... Read the full story...

THE NEW ANTI-SEMITISM AT THE NEW SCHOOL 11/27/2017

THE NEW ANTI-SEMITISM AT THE NEW SCHOOL
Hatred gets a respectable cap and gown
by Phyllis Chesler

In 1969, I received my doctoral degree from the New School. In those days, few did. The expectations, the standards, were notoriously high.

Founded by John Dewey and Thorstein Veblen, The New School hosted an eminent American and European expatriate professoriate that included Franz Boas, W.E.B... Read the full story...

Outrage Grows Over Rutgers President's Response to Antisemitism on Campus 11/27/2017

Outrage Grows Over Rutgers President’s Response to Antisemitism on Campus
by Shiri Moshe

The president of Rutgers University in New Jersey is facing increasing criticism for his defense of three faculty members who made widely condemned remarks about Israel and Jews.

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) on Monday sharply rebuked President Robert Barchi for failing to openly condemn professor Michael Chikindas, who shared “anti-Semitic, homophobic, and misogynistic” posts on social media; Jasbir Puar, who repeated discredited allegations that Israel mines the organs of Palestinians; and Mazen Adi, who served for years as a spokesperson for “the murderous Assad regime.”

“President Barchi’s unyielding defense of the professors on free speech grounds is inexplicable,” said Rabbi David Levy, who heads AJC’s New Jersey office... Read the full story...