"Israel and the Zionist project are anachronisms; much like white South Africa was an anachronism," announced retired West Chester University professor Lawrence Davidson on November 17 in Washington, DC. His comment—before about seventy listeners at the Jerusalem Fund's annual conference, titled "The Palestinian Struggle: Adversity on All Fronts"—typified the day-long hate-fest against Israel promoted by Middle East studies academics, and their allies in policy and media circles.
Building on his history of anti-Zionist activism, Davidson used the 2017 centenary of the 1917 British Balfour Declaration to attack Israel's rebirth. He condemned the first international recognition of a renewed Jewish homeland in the Holy Land as an "imperial and colonial document in which a European power promised a non-European parcel of land to another European people."
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