Middle East studies in the News
P Is For Protest And Problems, As New Kids' ABC Book Praises Palestinian Intifada [on Golbarg Bashi]
by Sandy Eller
With its colorful pictures and its rhyming prose, it looks like so many other books aimed at young children, but Jewish mothers have been expressing their outrage on social media about P is for Palestine, a recent release authored by Pace University professor of history Dr. Golbarg Bashi.
Bashi's post on the UES Mommas Facebook group inviting mothers to bring their youngsters to a reading of the book held Saturday at a Columbus Avenue bookstore had members of the group up in arms as reported by the Algemeiner (http://bit.ly/2mFY7wW).
While Bashi has lauded the book for carrying on the rich tradition of alphabet books highlighting cultures, themes and cities throughout the world, members of the group described pages that included text saying "I is for Intifada, Intifada is Arabic for rising up for what is right, if you are a kid or grownup!"Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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