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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

If you would like to catalog and add The Case for Democracy to your library’s collection, please send us an e-mail with your name, the library’s shipping information, and phone. Please accept this book as a DONATION as long as our supply lasts.

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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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Comprehensive Archive: Holocaust theater catalog established in Miami 10/19/2014

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A parchment of the Scroll of Kohelet the Holocaust... 10/19/2014

Kohelet Parchment that Survived the Holocaust to Go on Display
by Moshe Cohen

A parchment of the Scroll of Kohelet that survived the Holocaust was recently discovered by the Shem Olam Institute in Kfar Haro'eh.

The latest “survivor” of the Holocaust has been discovered by the Shem Olam Institute in Kfar Haro'eh. A parchment of the Scroll of Kohelet, a tome written by King Solomon and traditionally read on the Sukkot holiday, was recently found, and will be put on display by the Institute... Read the full story...

ASA pretends to partially drop Israel boycott 10/18/2014

ASA pretends to partially drop Israel boycott
by Eugene Kontorovich October 18

The American Studies Association may be backing down from its widely-publicized decision last year to boycott Israeli academics. Or, more likely, they may be obfuscating and retroactively recharacterizing their policy to avoid civil rights problems.

Yesterday, I discussed how the Westin Bonaventure hotel’s hosting of the ASA’s upcoming annual conference might violate California civil rights law... Read the full story...

Op-Ed: PA Cited for Anti-Semitic Works at Int'l book fair 10/15/2014

Op-Ed: PA Cited for Ant-Semitic Works at Int'l Book Fair

The PA-approved "Bait al-Almaqdes Centre" was named "Runner Up" in the competition for "Worst Offender of 2014". Qatar took first place.
by Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
Mr. Phillips is president of the Religious Zionists of America, Philadelphia...

International donors this week praised the leaders of the Palestinian Authority as moderate peace-seekers who can be trusted with billions of dollars in aid for Gaza--at the very same time the PA was being named "second worst offender" for distributing anti-Semitic publications at Europe's largest book fair.

The European branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, headed by Dr... Read the full story...

Anti-Semitic books displayed at Frankfort fair, watchdog says 10/14/2014

Anti-Semitic books displayed at Frankfurt fair, watchdog says

Qatari, Palestinian, Egyptian and Iranian publishers said to be the top offenders at world’s largest publishing gathering
by Marissa Newman

Several publishers from Arab countries displayed books featuring anti-Semitic content, Holocaust denial, and terror glorification, at the Frankfurt Book Fair last week, an annual report from the Simon Weisenthal Center said... Read the full story...

Congress: Stop Subsidizing Biased Middle East Studies 10/8/2014

Congress: Stop Subsidizing Biased Middle East Studies
by Daniel Pipes
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In return for receiving taxpayer funds for foreign regional studies, universities must agree, according to Title VI of the Higher Education Act (HAE), to conduct "public outreach" programs aimed at K-12 teachers and the general public.

Problem is, as shown in research by Campus Watch and others, the Middle East studies centers betray a relentless bias in their Outreach programs against the United States and its allies, especially Israel, while showing a willful blindness to radical Islam... Read the full story...

Israeli library manuscripts tell unique story 10/8/2014

Israeli library's manuscripts tell unique stories

Israel's National Library is unique: It seeks manuscripts from every country in the world where Jews have ever lived, therefore Kafka's Hebrew notebook, Newton's theological theories and S.Y. Agnon drafts are just few of the treasures found in It.
by The Associated Press

These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow anyone to check out of its national library.

Kafka's Hebrew vocabulary notebook... Read the full story...

1,200 academics sign anti-boycott petition 10/8/2014

1,200 academics sign anti-boycott petition
Move comes in response to statement by over 360 anthropologists urging sanctions against Israeli academic institutions
by Times of Israel staff

Nearly 1,200 academics from universities and colleges across the world signed an online petition to oppose any boycott of Israel and its higher education institutions.

The petition was posted October 5 on the Faculty for Academic Freedom website and had been endorsed by 1,185 signatories at time of writing.

“We, the undersigned academics… vigorously support free speech and free debate but we oppose faculty or student boycotts of Israel’s academic institutions, scholars and students,” the petition states.

The statement accused BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) supporters of discriminating against Israeli institutions, professors, and students “for no other reason than their nationality and the policies of their government,” and added that such a practice violated “the very principle of academic freedom.”

According to the petition, the BDS supporters’ position undermines the possibility of ever achieving a long-lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, as it completely isolated the Jewish state.

“The two-state solution – which guarantees to both parties mutual recognition – enjoys the endorsement of the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and the Arab League,” the petition reads.

“By demonizing and seeking to isolate one of the two parties to the peace process, the anti-Israel BDS movement sets itself apart from the global consensus for peace.”

The anti-BDS petition came in response to a statement posted on Oct... Read the full story...