Howler of the Month (archive)
"It is certainly the case that using language like 'an ugly Israeli occupation of precious Palestinians' would be enough to keep someone from being hired at most American universities. This is because many pro-Israel professors and administrators (as well as those hoping for big donations from pro-Israel donors) are corrupt, and are entirely willing to misuse their positions to silence voices that are inconvenient for Israeli propaganda."
Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the Univ. of Michigan, on Harvard's refusal to award a tenured position to Cornel West, Victor S. Thomas Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard; West (quoted by Cole) blamed the decision on his support for Palestinians. "Is Harvard Denying Tenure to Cornel West over His Views on Palestine?" Informed Comment, Feb. 24, 2021. (link to source)
We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)
"I expect Arab propagandists to spread such lies. I don't expect the falsehoods to come from an academic center founded by a pro-Israel scholar and is funded in part by donations from pro-Israel members of the Philadelphia-area Jewish community."
Moshe Phillips, national director of the U.S. division of the Zionist educational movement Herut, on the sponsorship by the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University of an event featuring two critics of Israel speaking on alleged "increased state violence against Palestinians." "Jewish Center at Temple University Shows Bias Against Israel"; Jewish Journal, April 14, 2021. (link to source)
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