Howler of the Month (archive)

"Arabs' views of the Israeli elections are no different from how South African blacks regarded elections of whites in apartheid South Africa. . . . The state that killed, displaced, and prevented the return of the natives can't be said to be democratic, even if the majority Jewish population are permitted to select who among them should lead the apartheid state."

As'ad AbuKhalil, a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus, falsely equating the 2019 Israeli legislative election with that of apartheid-era South Africa; Consortium News, April 11, 2019. (link to source)

We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)

"[A]nti-Israel activists in the audience will certainly spread the film's message while they take courses on the Mideast conflict. It also suggests that academic departments support a deeply one-sided, anti-Israel narrative, which can discourage students who hold a different view from speaking out."

Debra Glazer, StandWithUs Orange County representative, on UC Irvine hosting a screening of the propaganda film "1948: Creation and Catastrophe," with a panel moderated by anti-Israel Middle Eastern history professor Mark LeVine; Jewish Journal, February 27, 2019. (link to source)

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