Setting The Record Straight

Campus Watch corrects false allegations made against it.

Response to:

The Crazy Lobby
by Pablo Pardo
El Mundo
October 18, 2010

False allegations of attacking professors who criticize Israel

Campus Watch Responds:

In an article titled "El Lobby Loco" or "The Crazy Lobby," Pablo Pardo, Washington correspondent for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, makes the following false accusation against Campus Watch:

Criticism of Israel in the U.S. is a risky business from the professional standpoint, thanks largely to organizations like Campus Watch, run by Daniel Pipes, who is dedicated to harassing anyone who isn't sufficiently Zionist.

Campus Watch does not "harass" anyone; we provide analysis and criticism where it's due. Moreover, being "sufficiently Zionist" has nothing to do with CW's criteria for assessing Middle East studies academia. Rather, we are critical of shoddy, politicized, tendentious scholarship or, in other words, anyone who isn't sufficiently objective or truthful.

[Readers can find a translation of the El Mundo article at]

(Posted by Cinnamon Stillwell)