Berkeley, Bazian, and Barghouti Promote BDS
What do a UC Berkeley Near Eastern studies (NES) lecturer, the co-founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), and a member of a Berkeley city commission have in common? All three are promoting the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. In the latest Campus Watch research
, CW West Coast representative Cinnamon Stillwell reports on a recent lecture by PACBI leader Omar Barghouti, with an introduction from UC Berkeley's Hatem Bazian in which he expressed his support for Cheryl Davila, a member of a Berkeley, California city commission
who was dismissed after introducing a BDS resolution. Stillwell's article appears today at Frontpage Magazine
Bazian provided the introduction to a September 18 lecture co-sponsored by NES and delivered by Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). An audience of approximately two hundred, comprised mostly of students and including local anti-Israel activists, twenty or so women in hijabs, and a tall man with a "Palestine" sash around his neck who, during the Q&A, claimed to work for the virulently anti-Israel online magazine Electronic Intifada, filled a large lecture hall in UC Berkeley's Dwinelle Hall.
Before introducing Barghouti, Bazian rallied the audience to the "cause" of Cheryl Davila, the former Human Welfare & Community Action Commission (HWCAC) member.
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Related Topics: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), Hatem Bazian, University of California, Berkeley | Cinnamon Stillwell
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