Dr. Richard L. Cravatts

The resurrection of the Blood Libel - by pseudo-scholars

The medieval blood libel still appears as part of Arab world’s vilification of Jews—and is now transmogrified, masquerading as scholarship, into slander against Israel, the Jew of nations. Has to be read to be believed., 11/18/2019, 7:45 AM

'The Right to Maim': Intersectionality and blood libels

Israel's enemies, abetted by the academic and media elites in the West, have begun to use different, but equally dangerous, tactics to delegitimize and eventually destroy Israel in a cognitive war., 11/22/2017, 3:14 PM

Normalizing anti-Semitism on campus

The specious defense that the campus war is only against Israel continues to fall away, revealing base anti-Semitism. This represents a seismic shift. Jews are now being indicted not just for supporting Israel but for being Jewish., 11/13/2017, 7:44 AM

Trump's Jewish nominee for Civil Rights Office smeared by Arab groups

The Trump nominee for Education’s Office of Civil Rights is poised to take on the world’s oldest hatred, as Palestinian Arab groups attack him with malicious lies., 11/9/2017, 9:31 PM

Purging Jewish students from the Israeli/Palestine debate

Anti-Semitism is being normalized in student governments., 10/30/2017, 10:38 PM

Holocaust: The careless anti-Semitism of morally-incoherent educators

Imagine American middle school students students told to write arguments justifying the extermination of Jews. Inconceivable? It happened., 4/23/2017, 6:33 AM

On the wrong side of history

Boycotting historians denounce blacklists just as they call for blacklisting Israeli academics., 2/1/2017, 10:50 PM

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

Progressive activists in the US try to deflect blame for their campus anti anti-Semitism., 1/23/2017, 3:57 PM

‘Hate Spaces’

A new film reveals a toxic bigotry on American campuses., 12/8/2016, 1:49 PM

Hijacking the news on campus

College newspapers display shocking and one-sided anti-Israel bias on behalf of Palestinian Arabs., 11/21/2016, 11:59 PM

Perverting college coursework to confirm to anti-Israel ideology

UC offered a 1 credit course "Palestine and Israel: Settler-colonialism and Apartheid," which clearly described itself as non-objective., 10/23/2016, 2:08 AM

On campus: The altruistic evil of 'social justice' for Palestinians

Well-meaning but misguided activists shield their bigotry with moral fraud., 8/17/2016, 7:45 PM

The lie of academic free speech

In the Israeli/Palestinian debate, campus bullies attempt to suppress opposing views by exploiting the concept of academic freedom., 3/29/2016, 10:54 AM

Defining and being able to condemn anti-Semitism on UC campuses

The new UC Regents report specifically focused on the thorny issue of anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism as a prevalent and ugly reality throughout the California system., 3/24/2016, 6:00 AM

No, Mr. Trump, you cannot be "neutral" in the Middle East

Why presidents cannot be ‘Neutral’ when it comes to negotiating between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs., 3/17/2016, 11:52 PM

The paranoid view of history infects Oberlin

Promoting classic anti-Semitic tropes goes unchecked at one of America’s finest liberal arts institutions., 3/1/2016, 3:36 PM

Pseudo-scholarship, intersectionality, and blood libels against Israel

In the Left’s endless search for victims, Israel is always added to the list of oppressors. Odiously, this is often masked with a veneer of academic scholarship., 2/17/2016, 6:38 AM

Open Hillel welcomes the enemy into the Jewish tent

Israel-hating academics want to force Palestinianism down Jewish students’ throats. Why are they not demanding that Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Student Association, debate or embrace the views of pro-Israel students?, 1/17/2016, 3:57 PM

Women's studies and the moral vacuity of an academic boycott of Israel

Don't talk to them about hte actual oppression of women, they are wearing blinders to anything that doesn't condemn Israel., 12/8/2015, 10:32 AM

Campus fascists

 We are witnessing the suppression of academic free speech., 11/20/2015, 1:45 PM

The Wesleyan Controversy

On college campuses, to paraphrase George Orwell, all views are equal, but some are more equal than others., 11/2/2015, 9:30 AM

SJP's credo: ‘Free speech for me, but not for thee’

The mendacious invective of Students for Justice in Palestine has been unimpeded and they do not countenance any rebuttal, even with the facts., 10/29/2015, 5:07 PM

Moral dementia at Stanford and Berkeley

Students justify murdering one group of innocent people to help those they consider oppressed, moral dementia of the worst kind., 10/25/2015, 8:15 AM

Politicizing Scholarship to Question Israel’s Existence

The goal of the Southampton conference is to help achieve what Arab foes of the Jewish state have been trying to accomplish themselves since 1948., 3/22/2015, 7:26 AM

Moral Madness in the Campus War Against Israel

When the cause is Palestinianism, and the enemy is Israel, no moral compass or rational thought applies and academic progressivism descends into moral madness., 2/19/2015, 12:21 AM

Anti-Israel Radicalism's Genocidal Nature at UC Davis

Anti-Israelism is a smokescreen for a broad assault against Western democratic values. And it should frighten the world., 2/5/2015, 10:57 AM

The Lethality of De-Judaizing Jerusalem

Jerusalem was not considered "occupied" after the Six Day War by those drafting UN Res. 242. Acceding to Arab requests with regard to Jerusalem would not only show a blatant disregard for other faiths, it would also advance Islamic State goals., 11/22/2014, 6:00 PM

The Ivory Tower’s Nazification of Israel

Holocaust inversion, ahistorical, disingenuous and grotesquely inaccurate, is best defined as "moral sadism"., 11/17/2014, 7:06 AM

Campus Anti-Semitism Promotes Palestinian Solidarity

UC Davis ignores anti-Semitism carried out in the name of Palestinian solidarity. ADL called non-authentic., 11/6/2014, 8:10 AM

Academic Doublethink Regarding Anti-Semitism

Why should a professor’s political attitudes not be told to students, if he is using the lecture hall to push his personal ideology?, 10/24/2014, 1:20 PM

The Moral Psychosis of Demonstrating for Hamas

The conversation on 'human rights' has become deadly, chilling and ideologically debased., 8/5/2014, 8:00 AM

Academic Lies in the Cognitive War Against Israel

The entire so-called “occupation” has also become a target for scientists who attempt to link the general oppression by Israel with a host of pathologies in Palestinian Arab society. , 7/27/2014, 12:11 AM

Israel's Morally Impossible Self-Defense

Remonstrations to Israel are unjustified by any rational standards. UNHRC take heed., 7/22/2014, 11:47 PM

It's Jew-Hatred, Stupid

For Hamas, peace talks and negotiating for borders or land swaps are completely inconceivable concessions. Jihad to eliminate the Zionist presence is the only acceptable tactic, 6/26/2014, 1:19 AM

Stealth Anti-Semitism

One of the groups that does not fare well on campuses these days is Jews, about whom slander and slurs are par for the course., 5/15/2014, 10:09 AM

Social Justice for All - Except Israel

On many American campuses, Israel is portrayed as racist, imperialist and undeserving of its continued existence., 3/5/2014, 10:30 PM

Academic Boycotts: Guilty by Virtue of Being Israelis

Making Israeli academics responsible for—even complicit in—the actions of government, and justifying a boycott as a result is saying that they have the collective power to influence and change the status of the Israeli/Palestinian Arab conflict., 1/19/2014, 7:43 AM

Moral Narcissism and the MLA’s Obsession with Israel

When it comes to Israel, even academics, people who have chosen as their life’s work scholarly discussion and open inquiry, are perfectly willing to vitiate what the academy is supposed to represent and abandon even the pretense of honest debate. , 1/11/2014, 8:59 PM

Answering Back the Academic Boycotters of Israel

Academic freedom grants the professors the right to spew forth any academic meanderings they wish, but it clearly does not make them free from being challenged for their thoughts., 1/3/2014, 2:52 PM

ASA Boycott: Academic Freedom for Me, But Not for Thee

What motivated an academic association to call for an academic boycott—when such reputable groups as the American Association of University Professors for example, have pointedly denounced that as anathematic to higher education., 12/26/2013, 7:10 AM

Moral Incoherence in Academic Boycotts against Israel

Why boycotts of Israeli academic institutions reveal moral double standards - and traces of anti-Semitism., 10/21/2013, 8:41 AM

Academics Betray Academic Freedom

All Israeli scholars are made culpable for the perceived sins of the Jewish state. Add the Irish Teachers Union to the list that also includes Columbia, Toronto, Oxford professors and universities., 4/24/2013, 1:36 PM

Northeastern Students Call for Murder of Jews

Northeastern U’s Students for Justice in Palestine, outdoing the anarchists who demonstrate in Israel weekly, cheerlead Hamas and recently called for the murder of Jews. The new, irrational anti-Semtic hatred of Jews comes to life in Boston. , 12/13/2012, 2:31 PM

High School History Stacked Against Israel - in the USA

If you thought only Palestinian Authority schoolchildren's textbooks demonize Israel, look closer to home., 11/28/2011, 11:11 AM

An Open Letter to Alice Walker

You are best known for your works of fiction and evidently have failed to come to grips with the facts of the Israeli/Arab conflict. You have no concern at all for the Israeli children of Sderot, Ashkelon, Ashod, and other southern Israeli towns. , 7/3/2011, 2:09 PM

With Moderates Like Abbas...

...who needs radicals?, 11/17/2008, 1:28 AM

Getting the World to Hate Israel

Make 'Palestinianism' into a virtual cult..., 8/25/2008, 1:57 PM