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The Latest on Campus
French Woman Accusing Tariq Ramadan of Rape Placed Under Police Protection
Defending Antisemites, Rutgers President Takes Aim at The Algemeiner [incl. Jasbir Puar]
Berkeley Professor Hatem Bazian Sprung (Again) Spreading Jew Hatred
Lecturer Apologizes for Retweet that UC Berkeley Condemned as Anti-Semitic [on Hatem Bazian]
UC Professor Tweets Anti-Semitic Propaganda [on Hatem Bazian]
West Side synagogue leaders threaten to ax book fair unless nearby store drops pro-Palestine children's book [incl. Golbarg Bashi]
Pro-BDS UC-Berkeley Professor Slammed for Antisemitic Tweet Accusing Jews of 'Organ Theft' [on Hatem Bazian]
Talking with Reza Aslan about why we're wired for faith and how farming was a bad bet for humanity
Middle East Studies Association Panel Considers Undue Influence of Jewish Campus Institutions
Berkeley Professor Apologizes for Sharing Pictures Depicting Orthodox Jews as Murderous [on Hatem Bazian]
By Winfield Myers | Wed, 22 Nov 2017, 5:25 PM | Permalink
Hatem Bazian of UC Berkeley tweeted two blatantly anti-Semitic memes. His response? While it's "wrong and offensive," in the future he'll note "retweets don't represent" his opinions. How about being repulsed by racist drivel instead of retweeting it?
By Cinnamon Stillwell | Wed, 22 Nov 2017, 2:43 PM | Permalink
The top challenges to universities teaching the Arab-Israeli conflict? According to an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory-driven panel at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) annual meeting, they are Hillel International, Jewish donors, and Israel studies.
By Cinnamon Stillwell | Wed, 22 Nov 2017, 12:47 PM | Permalink
Phyllis Chesler points out that Pace University professor Golbarg Bashi, author of the controversial children's book P is for Palestine: A Palestine Alphabet Book, is married to rabidly anti-Israel Columbia professor Hamid Dabashi, whose colleague, Lila Abu-Lughod, is among her "pro-Palestinian Jihad against Jewish Israel" mentors. Parents be warned.
By Cinnamon Stillwell | Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 1:38 PM | Permalink
In this follow-up to the controversy surrounding Islam/Arab world workshops for Southern California teachers, we learn that the organizer has supported BDS, speakers included representatives from the Islamist group CAIR, "jihad" as "holy war" was omitted, and Israel was falsely accused of "ethnic cleansing."
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