Blogger Eric Golub attended a symposium last month at UCLA featuring several Middle East studies academics and wrote about it for Campus Watch. His article was published today at Frontpage Magazine and it begins like so:
A "Gaza and Human Rights" symposium hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)’s Center for Near Eastern Studies instructed attendees on how best to spread anti-Zionism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Americanism.
Attendees advocated for many unrelated leftists, from Lenin to Che Guevara, while students were busy texting, Twittering, and checking Facebook.
Moderator Susan Slyomovics, the director of the Center for Near Eastern Studies, offered typical leftist academic condescension.
"I have done extensive research on Israel and Palestine. After all, this is not Fox TV. This is UCLA."
She must have meant the Fox News Channel, unless she was comparing her research abilities to Homer Simpson.
UCLA history professor Gabriel Piterberg followed. He described an "Israeli onslaught on Gaza Palestinians" and labeled IDF soldiers "war criminals."
Click here to read the entire article.
Update: Click here to access podcasts for several of the speakers at this symposium.