Noura Erakat. (Image source: New America/Flickr)
Noura Erakat, George Mason University law professor and niece of Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erakat, declared in a lecture last month that Israel must undergo "settler-decolonization" in which Jewish "settler-colonists . . . could leave as the French left Algeria or they could stay as they did in South Africa." In an article at the Algemeiner, Campus Watch Fellow Andrew Harrod describes Erakat's typically extremist presentation as a "de facto legal brief for terrorists."
Befitting her longstanding anti-Israel extremism, including praise for terrorist Rasmea Odeh and conspiracy-mongering Princeton law professor emeritus Richard Falk, Erakat spewed vitriolic falsehoods. She gushed over the "youth" and "courageous vision" of the "Father of Modern Terrorism," Yasser Arafat, upon his accession to Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) leadership in 1968. She even claimed that the PLO "renounced violence" through its 1998 charter amendments, a cold comfort to Israeli victims of the PA's current "pay to slay" terrorist payment program.
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