[Asaf Romirowsky, writing at the website of the Middle East Forum (a conservative website run by historian Daniel Pipes).]
A newly formed "educational think tank," the International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES), is poised to influence U.S. policy toward the Middle East in ways that could further harm American interests in the region. It will be led by Norton Mezvinsky, a radical anti-Zionist who recently retired after a 42-year-career teaching Middle East history at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). If Mezvinsky remains true to form, ICMES will advocate for holding U.S. policy hostage to the fallacy that Israel is always at fault for the region's troubles.
[Editor's Note: The full text of "Norton Mezvinsky's Lamentable Legacy -- and His Future" follows.]