At his recent book-launching lecture for Palestine... It Is Something Colonial, anti-Israel academic Hatem Bazian stood in the "sanctuary" of Berkeley's Zaytuna College before an audience of around fifty students and faculty and, in an amazing feat of historical prestidigitation, eliminated thousands of years of Jewish history in the Middle East.
Bazian, director of the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project at the University of California, Berkeley and cofounder of Zaytuna, a self-described Muslim liberal arts college, maintained that "Zionism involved erasing existing Palestinian history and forging a new history as to claim the land and expel the population." Such efforts at Jewish historical elimination are consistent with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, which recently denied the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Bazian bemoaned "the constant attempt for [sic] erasure of everything related to Palestine."
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