December 21, 2017|Mitchell BardThe Algemeiner
[Text differs slightly from the Algemeiner's.] Israel studies are rarely centerstage at annual conferences of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), but when they are, one can be certain they'll be the subject of criticism. Consequently, my
November 17, 2016|Cinnamon StillwellIndependent Journal Review
[Title differs from IJR's. The text below differs slightly.] Opponents of academic accountability and apologists for terrorism alike are seething with fury over a campaign by the Middle East Forum and Campus Watch to end San Francisco State...
October 28, 2016|A.J. CaschettaThe Daily Caller
In the days after the July coup attempt against his regime, Turkey's tyrant Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused a group of scholars attending a conference in Istanbul of conspiring against him and directing the plot. After his widespread paranoid purge of
March 07, 2016|Cinnamon StillwellThe Daily Caller
Leave it to the Middle East studies establishment to defend the vilest forms of conspiratorial anti-Semitic rhetoric, provided it's in service of demonizing Israel. Jasbir Puar, the Rutgers University women's and gender studies professor and
September 18, 2015|Efraim Karsh and Asaf RomirowskyThe American Interest
The influential Middle East Studies Association objects to the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism, thereby giving up any pretense of professionalism it still had. It has been a while since the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the
March 30, 2015|Cinnamon StillwellAmerican Thinker
[AT title: "Radical Middle East Studies Establishment Does Not Like Criticism"] Thirteen years after Campus Watch (CW)'s inception in 2002, radical, politicized Middle East studies academics remain indignant that an organization dared confront...
March 27, 2015|Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima GreeneJihad Watch
The notion that words such as "civility" and "divisive" have clear definitions is under attack by academic moral relativists who grant themselves the right to twist words to mean whatever aids their quest for power. A recent Stanford University...
February 25, 2015|Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima GreeneJihad Watch
What does the Islamic terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January have to do with the 2014 police shootings of African-American men in Ferguson, Missouri and Long Island, New York; San Francisco's troubled Bayview...
August 31, 2014|Cinnamon StillwellAmerican Thinker
Reaction by Middle East studies professors to Israel's recent effort to destroy Hamas's terrorist infrastructure epitomizes their perennial pro-Hamas, anti-Israel, and anti-American biases. In lieu of reasoned, informed, and balanced assessments...
March 17, 2014|Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima GreeneFrontPage Magazine
What do psychoanalysis, liberalism, and Islam have in common? A recent lecture at Stanford University with the curious title, "Psychoanalysis and the Other of Liberalism," purported to answer that question. Delivered by Joseph Massad, an associate