Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum, the renowned conservative think tank founded by Daniel Pipes to "review and critique Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them," was the latest to join the chorus demanding the firing of David N. Myers from the Center for Jewish History (CJH) due to his involvement with numerous anti-Israel activities.
In a release by Cinnamon Stillwell titled, "David Myers: Wrong Choice by Center for Jewish History," the organization noted that "something has gone terribly wrong. UCLA Jewish studies professor David N. Myers may present a moderate façade, but his academic and political affiliations expose his radical core."
"[I]f Myers is not an enemy of Israel, one wonders who is," the release continues. "He serves on the board of the New Israel Fund, the advisory council for J Street, and has participated in an If Not Now fundraising drive. Evidence of past association with Jewish Voice for Peace is strangely denied by JVP. As Daniel Greenfield of the Horowitz Center notes, 'There is hardly an organization in the anti-Israel network where Myers hasn't left his fingerprints.'"
As for BDS, Myers was open to a "limited boycott" of "Israel's settlements and commercial activity in the West Bank" unless Jerusalem complied with Obama administration diktats.
"Fulfilling CJH's mission to illuminate Jewish 'history, culture, and heritage' requires leadership with the vision and courage to support Israel's struggles in spite of academic pieties that, if enacted, could destroy Israel as a Jewish state," ME Forum's Stillwell concludes. "David Myers is a Trojan Horse for the furies that seek to do just that."