Howler of the Month (archive)
"Our singular backing of ever-evolving Israeli racism and illegal territorial expansion (I value international law over the Old Testament) earned us our enemies."
Lawrence Davidson, professor emeritus of history at West Chester University, on how America has made enemies in the Middle East, and why the U.S. was attacked on 9/11. "Biden's Middle East Withdrawals Do not Portend a Strategic Shift"; The National Interest, August 18, 2021. (link to source)
We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)
"The academic boycott of Israel is actually meant to isolate and stigmatize Jewish academics in America. It serves the aim of pushing Jewish academics out of shrinking disciplines, where Jews are believed to be 'over-represented.' That is how diehard supporters of the Palestinians find academic allies who have little interest in Palestine, in fields like American studies or English literature."
Martin Kramer, professor of Middle Eastern history and founding president of Shalem College in Jerusalem, on the real motivations for the spread of the academic boycott against Israel. "The Unspoken Purpose of the Academic Boycott," Israel Affairs 27, no. 1 (January 2021): 27-33. (link to source)
CAMPUS WATCH, a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them. The project mainly addresses five problems: analytical failures, the mixing of politics with scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and the abuse of power over students. Campus Watch fully respects the freedom of speech of those it debates while insisting on its own freedom to comment on their words and deeds.