BDS Profs vs. the Muslim Leadership Institute
Who would object to a program
that sends American Muslims to Israel to meet with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian residents in order "to explore how Jews understand Judaism, Israel, and Jewish peoplehood"? Answer: Middle East studies professors intent on scuttling coexistence in favor of delegitimizing Israel through the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. Today at FrontPage Magazine,
Campus Watch West Coast representative Cinnamon Stillwell explains why the Muslim Leadership Institute and its co-director, Duke University's Abdullah Antepli, were declared traitors to the "cause":
Participants in the Muslim Leadership Institute (MLI), a program of the Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) founded and directed by Duke University chaplain Imam Abdullah Antepli and author Yossi Klein Halevi, partake in two twelve-day seminars at the SHI campus in Jerusalem. The program includes visits to religious and historic sites, northern Israeli Arab communities, and the West Bank.
Since its inception in 2013, MLI has met with fierce resistance from the BDS movement, including Middle East studies professors who coauthored at least two petitions this year aimed at shutting it down.
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Related Topics: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), Duke University | Cinnamon Stillwell
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