Setting The Record Straight

Campus Watch corrects false allegations made against it.

Response to:

How It Feels to Be A Problem
by Elizabeth Minkel
The New Yorker
September 1, 2010

False allegations of attacking professors who criticize Israel
Misc. Corrections

Campus Watch Responds:

Elizabeth Minkel, writing for the New Yorker's "The Book Bench" blog, describes CW as that "dubious 'Campus Watch' group, which has been accused of threatening and harassing Middle Eastern scholars to further a hard-line pro-Israel agenda."

Actually, it's Minkel's characterization that's dubious. The idea that Campus Watch has threatened or harassed Middle East studies academics of any origin is laughable. Unless one equates analysis and criticism with threats and harassment, this claim has no basis whatsoever. Moreover, as we've noted on many an occasion, CW does not have a "pro-Israel agenda," but, rather, promotes rigorous, objective scholarship over politicization.

To which presumably unbiased and timely source does Minkel link to support these grievous charges? A 2002 article in the left-wing publication the Nation. Say no more.

(Posted by Cinnamon Stillwell)