The problem is not academics expressing their political opinion; the problem is that it’s always the same opinion. So instead of silencing people, critical thinking should be allowed through a diverse and wide presentation of approaches.
Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday will also be visibly religious, with six members of the clergy ushering in the new president. Underlying it all will be an unprecedented presidential connection to Israel and Judaism.
In a powerful letter, the Sanhedrin blasted the ongoing efforts of UNESCO to give Muslims sovereignty of the Temple Mount. UNESCO’s response claims it recognizes the Jewish connection to the Mount but, unsurprisingly, offers very little proof.