(IsraelNN.com) The Israel Academia Monitor has inaugurated its website this week (http://israel-academia-monitor.com). The Monitor is an Israeli watchdog group that monitors abuses of academic freedom and politicization of Israeli campuses by extremists and radicals. The organization says that it is modeled in part on the highly successful "Campus Watch" organization and monitoring group in the United States, headed by Dr. Daniel Pipes.
"Israeli academic institutions have been misused in recent years as platforms for radical anti-Israel and even anti-Semitic propagandizing, often by tenured radicals with embarrassing academic records and dubious research credentials," a press release for the new organization declares. Israel Academia Monitor, founded and operated by a group of donors, concerned academics, students and researchers, aims to "bring to light statements and articles written by and about the academic extremists and university anti-Zionists. It is our purpose to expose the activities and statements of Israel's academic extremists. We encourage students, scholars, and others to submit to us materials, and we will post and publish those that are appropriate and relevant."