Writing for Campus Watch, Eric Golub reports on a recent conference at UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies that featured Israel-bashing by CNES director Sondra Hale, Gabriel Piterberg, Zachary Lockman of NYU, and others. The essay, "Israel-bashing at UCLA," appears today at FrontPage Magazine. Here's a taste:
Last week, the Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) co-sponsored a seminar with the ungainly title, "Invasion Is a Structure, Not an Event: Settler Colonialism Past and Present." It was billed as a "two-day event organized by Gabriel Piterberg," a notoriously anti-Israel UCLA history professor. True to form, the seminar featured some of the most politicized and biased academics in the field of Middle East studies.
The audience of around 30 included perhaps 15 professors and a cadre of the aging hippie revolutionaries (not mutually exclusive groups) one grows accustomed to seeing at anti-Israel events.
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