December 23, 2014|Mara SchiffrenFrontPage Magazine
[Ed. note: FrontPage Magazine title is "Dreaming of 'Palestine's South Africa Moment.'"] Has the boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) movement succeeded in bringing Israel to the point of South Africa when it ended apartheid and reformulated...
December 19, 2014|Cinnamon StillwellAmerican Thinker
[Correction: We have learned from James Gelvin that the assignment to locate and write about the historical errors in Alan Dershowitz's book, The Case for Israel, also included Jimmy Carter's book, The Blood of Abraham.] It seemed too good to be...
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 14, 2014|Michael RubinCommentary
Much has been written here at COMMENTARY and elsewhere regarding the boycott, divest, sanction (BDS) movement, its hypocrisy, and the anti-Semitic attitudes which too often seem to motivate some of its most vocal supporters. That too many academics
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 04, 2014|Andrew HarrodJihad Watch
"Same-sex marriage bans" and "anti-sharia/anti-'foreign law'" bills seek "to disenfranchise historically marginalized groups," according to the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)'s latest "Islamophobia" study, "Islamophobia: A...
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...
November 25, 2014|Cinnamon StillwellFrontPage Magazine
President Obama's infamous proclamation that ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) is "not Islamic" was received sympathetically within the ranks of Middle East studies. While many scholars of Islam and the Middle East have condemned ISIS's...
November 24, 2014|Andrew HarrodJihad Watch
"What can you tell" an audience "that they haven't already heard" at yet "another conference on the Arab-Israeli conflict?" asked Middle East Policy Council (MEPC) Board Chairman Omar Kader at a recent Washington, DC, panel. About fifty attendees,...