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  • August 30, 2016|A.J. CaschettaThe Daily Caller

    Observers of academic trends might expect the smearing of an American scholar with unfounded charges and wild conspiracy theories to provoke an impassioned defense from all of academia. But that has not been the case with Henri J. Barkey, a...

  • December 15, 2015|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine

    The contemptible reaction of Middle East studies professors to the Charlie Hebdo and kosher market massacres in Paris earlier this year was repeated with the brutal ISIS attacks on Paris in November. The deaths of 130 people resulted not in...

  • November 14, 2015|Asaf RomirowskyYnetnews

    Steven Salaita, whose anti-Zionist/Semitic tweets and uncivil rants cost him a position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), used a recent appearance in Philadelphia to portray himself as a victim of the Zionist lobby. The...

  • June 22, 2015|Cinnamon StillwellAmerican Thinker

    Earlier this year, a firestorm erupted when Connecticut College philosophy professor Andrew Pessin's 2014 Facebook comments, in which he compared Hamas in Gaza to a "wild pit bull . . . chained in a cage, regularly making mass efforts to escape...

  • 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 21, 2015|Andrew HarrodJihad Watch

    Palestine "will never be decolonized unless it is first demythologized," stated Steven Salaita, a controversial academic whose job offer from the University of Illinois was rescinded last summer after a series of anti-Semitic tweets came to light.

  • December 18, 2014|Andrew HarrodJihad Watch

    Israel is a twenty-first century "litmus test of a real commitment to justice," the "Vietnam," the "South Africa," and "moral issue of our time" according to leftwing icon Angela Davis, quoted approvingly by Columbia University professor Rashid...

  • December 12, 2014|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine

    UC Irvine history professor Mark LeVine, who recently suffered a meltdown after being called "anti-Israeli," has since proven the point by posting this profanity-laden, unhinged rant on Facebook: [P]eople like Carey Nelson and other "machers...

  • December 09, 2014|Winfield MyersChronicle of Higher Education (Letter to the Editor)

    To the Editor: An otherwise balanced article, "Middle East Studies Association Fights a Rising Tide of Critics" mischaracterizes Campus Watch's mission (The Chronicle, November 21). Describing a panel convened at the annual meeting of the Middle East

  • December 02, 2014|Michael RubinCommentary Magazine

    Martin Kramer has already written about his experience at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), both past and present. This year's meeting ended with members voting on a resolution which: Affirms that 1) calls for institutional boycott...

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