Middle East studies in the News
Tampons in the Men's Room and the Latest Campus Madness [incl. Hatem Bazian]
by Michael Brown
Finally, at University of California, Berkeley, a course is being offered entitled, "Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis," sponsored by faculty member Dr. Hatem Bazian, who is so adamantly anti-Israel that he has called for an "American intifada."
As Abraham H. Miller notes on Observer.com, Dr. Bazian "is co-founder of the militant Students for Justice in Palestine, an organization so virulently anti-Israel that it can shut down any speaker it disagrees with on almost any campus even before you could enunciate the monosyllabic word, 'Jew.'"
And while Dr. Bazian denies that he is anti-Semite, "he blocked the appointment of a Jewish student to San Francisco State University's Student Judicial Council on the grounds that the individual supported the State of Israel and was thus a racist by definition."
With good reason Miller's article claims that the course is intended "to Erase Jewish History from Israel."
Yet there are no trigger warnings or concerns about microaggressions here. After all, it's only Jews who will be offended!
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