Middle East Studies Association (as Usual) Singles Out Israel for Attack, Excuses Palestinian Perfidy
by Cinnamon Stillwell • Jan 3, 2018 at 2:44 pm
Campus Watch Fellow Mitchell Bard attended the "Thinking Palestine Intersectionally" panel at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) annual conference, which featured such well-known Israel-bashers as Noura Erakat, Judith Butler, and Angela Davis. His report is posted at the Algemeiner:
The Middle East Studies Association gave up all pretense of being a scholarly organization when it was taken over by the followers of Edward Said in the 1980s, and began propagating Orwellian interpretations of Middle East history and politics to advance a political agenda that promotes or rationalizes Islamism, parrots Palestinian propaganda, and engages in unbridled attacks on Israel's legitimacy and the West.
Nowhere was this more evident than last month's annual conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in Washington, DC, at the overflow panel, "Thinking Palestine Intersectionally," featuring Sherene Seikaly, Noura Erekat, Samera Esmeir, Judith Butler and Angela Davis.
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