Writings by Topic: Middle East studies

Middle East Forum Blog
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Why is Marc Lamont Hill Giving the Keynote Address at MESA? Campus WatchNovember 15, 2019
Campus Watch Responds: Mairav Zonszein Campus WatchJanuary 31, 2018
Another Academic Mangling of My Views on Islam Danielpipes.orgAugust 5, 2017
Yale's Jim Sleeper Targets Campus Watch Campus WatchFebruary 19, 2016
After Paris, Berkeley's Bazian Still Hyping 'Islamophobia' Campus WatchNovember 25, 2015
Finkelstein vs. Salaita: Battle of the Anti-Israel Profs Campus WatchNovember 20, 2015
Georgetown's John Esposito Shills for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Campus WatchNovember 4, 2015
Berkeley's Hatem Bazian: No Sharing the Temple Mount with Jews Campus WatchNovember 3, 2015
UC Riverside Magazine Gushes Over Celebrity Prof Reza Aslan Campus WatchOctober 23, 2015
Campus Watch Briefs September 18, 2015
UC-Irvine's Mark LeVine: Boycott Pro-Israel Singer Matisyahu Campus WatchSeptember 10, 2015
Brandeis to Award Endowed Chair to Anti-Israel Scholar Campus WatchSeptember 6, 2015
Politicizing Arabic Instruction in San Francisco Schools Campus WatchSeptember 2, 2015
Middle East Studies Profs Team with Iran Lobby to Push Deal Campus WatchAugust 28, 2015
Rutgers Prof Deepa Kumar Criticized for ISIS Tweet; Complains of 'Death Threats' Campus WatchJuly 31, 2015
Steven Salaita Heads to Beirut, While Malcolm Kerr Spins in His Grave Campus WatchJuly 6, 2015
Mark LeVine's Internet Rants Continue Campus WatchJune 27, 2015
Jonathan Judaken Smears Campus Watch in Pursuit of Victimhood Campus WatchJune 16, 2015
Conspiratorial Anti-Semitism: From Juan Cole to Diane Rehm Campus WatchJune 15, 2015
Canary Mission Website Gives Hard Left a Taste of Its Own Medicine BreitbartMay 28, 2015
Bin Laden's Bookshelf: Islamism Apologists and America Haters Campus WatchMay 21, 2015
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Will Bias Land Sarah Ihmoud a Job at Boston University? JNSNovember 10, 2019
My Disastrous Meeting with the Soviets The American SpectatorOctober 30, 2019
NYU Panel Delegitimizes Israeli History The Daily WireOctober 23, 2019
Duke-UNC Vs. DOE: Riding a Wave of Mutual Antagonism The HillOctober 16, 2019
Islam Needs Reformers, not Publicists The New English ReviewOctober 2019
DeVos Fires Warning Shot at University Mideast Centers The Daily WireOctober 1, 2019
In Whitewashing Islamism, Some K-12 Programs Advance Jihad The Daily WireSeptember 30, 2019
After the Apology: The Truth About Our Special Israel Studies Issue HaaretzAugust 6, 2019
Encouraging Palestinians to Swim Uphill JNSAugust 5, 2019
'Islamophobia' Invention Has Served Its Purpose Spectacularly Well PJ MediaJanuary 15, 2019
Naguib Mahfouz and the Nobel Prize: A Blessing or a Curse? The Georgia ReviewDecember 11, 2018
Why Do Middle East Studies Academics Want to Hide ISIS Documents? History News NetworkOctober 8, 2018
Turkey's Neighborhood Bullies Gatestone InstituteAugust 12, 2018
Anticipating Israel's Nationality Law Jerusalem PostAugust 5, 2018
Whitewashing Far-Right Parties in the Middle East Jerusalem PostJuly 30, 2018
Zionists Need Not Apply to San Francisco State University? The AlgemeinerJune 8, 2018
Professor Claims Anti-Semitism and 'Islamophobia' Are Equal Threats The AlgemeinerJanuary 12, 2018
Middle East Studies Establishment Piles on Israel The AlgemeinerJanuary 3, 2018
San Francisco State's Rabab Abdulhadi: Always the Victim The AlgemeinerDecember 27, 2017
Middle East Studies Association Panel Reserves Outrage Only for Israel The AlgemeinerDecember 21, 2017
Middle East Studies Meltdown on Jerusalem The AlgemeinerDecember 18, 2017
Professors at Jerusalem Fund Conference Slander Israel on All Fronts The AlgemeinerDecember 14, 2017
Paola Caridi's Skewed Portrait of Jerusalem The AlgemeinerDecember 1, 2017
Taxpayer-Funded Bias on Middle East Invades K-12 Classrooms The AlgemeinerNovember 8, 2017
Middle East Studies Profs Gone Bad American ThinkerOctober 11, 2017
The Zionists are Coming! Panic at San Francisco State University American ThinkerOctober 7, 2017
David Myers: Wrong Choice by Center for Jewish History Arutz ShevaSeptember 15, 2017
Professors Spin Anti-Semitic Conspiracies at Cal State-Fresno The AlgemeinerJune 25, 2017
Academic Malfeasance: U. of Arkansas Disinvites Phyllis Chesler The Daily CallerApril 27, 2017
San Francisco State University Still Partnering with Terror Hotbed The AlgemeinerApril 6, 2017
A Return to the Academy The Washington TimesApril 5, 2017
Is Judith Butler the New Edward Said? American ThinkerJanuary 14, 2017
"Celebrating" Orientalism Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2017
Trump Terror within Middle East Studies American ThinkerDecember 13, 2016
Prominent Mideast Studies Profs Sexually Harassed Students American ThinkerDecember 3, 2016
Iranian Influence Peddling in American Universities American ThinkerOctober 22, 2016
The Middle East Studies Establishment Goes Full Warrior History News NetworkOctober 9, 2016
Academia Indicts America for Orlando Terrorist Attack American ThinkerJuly 14, 2016
A Middle East Studies Legend Turns 100 National Review OnlineMay 31, 2016
'Islamophobia Studies' Coming to a College Near You Independent Journal ReviewMay 18, 2016
In New Low, Scholars Defend Medieval Blood Libel Charges Against Israel The Daily CallerMarch 7, 2016
Assault on Academic Freedom? UCLA Conference Blames Israel Jihad WatchDecember 22, 2015
Academia Abandons Paris Yet Again FrontPage MagazineDecember 15, 2015
Academia on San Bernardino Attack: No Jihad Here The American ThinkerDecember 11, 2015
Who's Oppressing Palestinian Christians? Georgetown Lecture Blames Israel Jihad WatchOctober 21, 2015
Berkeley Prof: Race in America Is Like 'Occupation' in Israel FrontPage MagazineOctober 14, 2015
Berkeley, Bazian, and Barghouti Promote BDS FrontPage MagazineSeptember 30, 2015
The Middle East Studies Blind Spot: Anti-Semitism History News NetworkSeptember 27, 2015
The Politicization of Middle East Studies The American InterestSeptember 18, 2015
BDS Profs: No Contact with Israelis! FrontPage MagazineAugust 21, 2015
The Political Nature of Today's Middle East Studies National Review OnlineAugust 10, 2015
The Profs Who Love Obama's Iran Deal FrontPage MagazineAugust 10, 2015
'Student Voices' Exposes Anti-Semitism in the College Classroom The AlgemeinerJuly 26, 2015
No Jihad Here: Middle East Studies Profs on Chattanooga Shooting FrontPage MagazineJuly 23, 2015
The Middle East Studies Mess: Causes and Consequences Australia/Israel ReviewJuly 2015
Jonathan Judaken's Hollow Cry of 'McCarthyism' Inside Higher EdJuly 2, 2015
A Year After His Death, Fouad Ajami's Detractors Look Worse than Ever FrontPage MagazineJune 22, 2015
Bonfire of the Vulgarians: Middle East Studies in Decline The American ThinkerJune 22, 2015
The Postcolonial Rot Spreads Beyond Middle East Studies FrontPage MagazineJune 15, 2015
Noura Erakat Wages Lawfare on Israel Jihad WatchJune 13, 2015
Legitimizing Censorship: 'Islamophobia Studies' at Berkeley Jihad WatchMay 23, 2015
UCLA Prof Khaled Abou El Fadl Condemns ISIS, but Does He Condemn Islamism? Jihad WatchMay 12, 2015
Rabab Abdulhadi Promotes Hamas-Dominated Palestinian Universities The American ThinkerMay 9, 2015
Who's Afraid of Campus Watch? Stanford Prof Joel Beinin The American ThinkerMarch 30, 2015
Georgetown's Elliott Colla Blames the West for ISIS' Desecration of History The American ThinkerMarch 25, 2015
UCLA's Embarrassment: Prof. Abou El Fadl FrontPage MagazineJanuary 7, 2015
Inside Account: How Anti-Israel Resolutions Were Defeated at American Historical Association Legal InsurrectionJanuary 6, 2015
Psychoanalysis, Islam, and Joseph Massad FrontPageMagazine.comMarch 17, 2014
The Middle East Forum Reaches Twenty Years National Review OnlineJanuary 24, 2014
Considering Twenty Years of the Middle East MEForum.orgNovember 25, 2013
MPAC Calls Me an "Expert on Islam" History News NetworkSeptember 23, 2012
UCLA Honors Sharia Apologist Khaled Abou El Fadl FrontPageMagazine.comApril 3, 2012
Omid Safi's Exquisite Art of Moral Equivalency American ThinkerMarch 25, 2012
Iran as Victim? University of San Francisco's Stephen Zunes Thinks So FrontPageMagazine.comFebruary 16, 2012
Harvard's Middle East Outreach Center: Propaganda for Teachers American ThinkerFebruary 5, 2012
Arabist Snobs National Review OnlineNovember 22, 2011
Juan Cole: Critic of Democracy, Apologist for Tyranny FrontPageMagazine.comNovember 17, 2011
The Middle East Studies Establishment vs. Walid Phares American ThinkerNovember 11, 2011
Gilbert Achcar's Anti-Zionism of Fools FrontPageMagazine.comNovember 10, 2011
Academic Pay to Play American ThinkerOctober 16, 2011
John L. Esposito: Apologist for Wahhabi Islam American ThinkerSeptember 18, 2011
Middle East Studies in Upheaval National Review OnlineJuly 5, 2011
Georgetown and the Islamist Money Changers American ThinkerJune 24, 2011
Whitewashing the Muslim Brotherhood FrontPageMagazine.comMay 20, 2011
Radical Islam at UC Berkeley Law American ThinkerMay 8, 2011
Pushing 'Islamophobia' at UCLA FrontPageMagazine.comMay 5, 2011
Anti-Israel Jewish Studies Arutz Sheva: Israel National NewsApril 26, 2011
Professors Push Israel to Negotiate with Hamas American ThinkerFebruary 6, 2011
Bias Expected, Evidence Optional for NYU Professor American ThinkerNovember 21, 2010
Joel Beinin's Love Letter to the 'New Protest Generation' FrontPageMagazine.comNovember 18, 2010
Juan Cole Blames the West (Again) FrontPageMagazine.comNovember 15, 2010
Jewish Theological Seminary Hosts Islamic Triumphalists American ThinkerNovember 14, 2010
Hatem Bazian: Berkeley's Israel Boycott Advocate FrontPageMagazine.comNovember 10, 2010
UCLA: Where 'Queer Studies' and Middle East Studies Meet American ThinkerOctober 31, 2010
Beshara Doumani and the 'Ironies of Palestinian History' FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 18, 2010
Juan Cole's Distortions Hudson New YorkOctober 4, 2010
Who're You Calling a 'Bigot'? American ThinkerAugust 29, 2010
John Esposito, Islamophobia, and the Ground Zero Mosque American ThinkerAugust 3, 2010
Voice of Hate FrontPageMagazine.comJune 28, 2010
Target Israel FrontPageMagazine.comJune 15, 2010
Middle East Studies Profs Usurp New Roles to Censure Israel over Gaza Flotilla American ThinkerJune 13, 2010
Reviving Jewish Race Science at Columbia U Conference American ThinkerMay 23, 2010
Apologist for Gender Apartheid FrontPageMagazine.comMay 21, 2010
Embracing Iran American ThinkerMay 9, 2010
Excuses for Islamists FrontPageMagazine.comApril 30, 2010
Juan Cole: The Ted Williams of Middle East Studies? American ThinkerMarch 25, 2010
The Professor's Islamist Call to Battle FrontPageMagazine.comMarch 22, 2010
Juan Cole Between Madison and the Mullahs American ThinkerOctober 16, 2009
A Saudi View of Orientalism Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
Norton Mezvinsky's Lamentable Legacy - and His Future American ThinkerAugust 15, 2009
Terrorist in the Ivory Tower? FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 13, 2009
Ahmadinejad's Academics FrontPageMagazine.comJuly 10, 2009
The Professor's Obsession FrontPageMagazine.comJune 2, 2009
The Professor's Paranoia Jerusalem PostApril 19, 2009
Will Columbia Tenure Joseph Massad? FrontPageMagazine.comApril 15, 2009
Balancing the bias Jerusalem PostFebruary 2, 2009
Hamas's Academic Cheerleaders FrontPageMagazine.comJanuary 20, 2009
Middle East Studies on the Mend? American ThinkerJanuary 4, 2009
Editors' Note: On Peer Review Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
To Ban a Book FrontPageMagazine.comDecember 3, 2008
Rashid Khalidi, Campus Watch & Middle East Studies inFocusWinter 2008
Obama's Middle East Studies Mentors American ThinkerNovember 2, 2008
Meet Ingrid Mattson National Review OnlineSeptember 11, 2008
The Return of Joel Beinin FrontPageMagazine.comSeptember 10, 2008
'Popular Palestinian Conference' Peddles Propaganda FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 8, 2008
In Academia, Hiring Token Jews Washington TimesAugust 4, 2008
The Problem with Middle East Studies History News NetworkJuly 14, 2008
Juan Cole's Jihad Against Israel FrontPageMagazine.comJuly 9, 2008
Truth About Islam in Academia? FrontPageMagazine.comJuly 2, 2008
Middle East Studies in Fiction FrontPageMagazine.comMay 15, 2008
Jihadi studies as trivia Middle East Strategy at HarvardApril 11, 2008
Profs Hammer Israel, Fail to Predict Palestinian War American ThinkerMarch 12, 2008
The Arab/Israeli Conflict Debate FrontPageMagazine.comMarch 10, 2008
NYU Hosting the Latest "Academic Freedom" Conference FrontPageMagazine.comFebruary 22, 2008
Esposito at Stanford FrontPageMagazine.comFebruary 15, 2008
Promotion of Islam in Our Schools FrontPageMagazine.comFebruary 5, 2008
Juan Cole Peddles Hamas Propaganda FrontPageMagazine.comJanuary 24, 2008
What Influence Does Saudi Money Buy? Jewish ExponentJanuary 17, 2008
Juan Cole's Crooked Tales of Hormuz FrontPageMagazine.comJanuary 15, 2008
Did Edward Said Really Speak Truth to Power? Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
MESA Turns Down Campus Watch Ad FrontPageMagazine.comNovember 16, 2007
UCLA's Politicized Middle East Studies Professors FrontPageMagazine.comNovember 12, 2007
Lustick an Unfortunate Choice for Penn The BulletinNovember 2, 2007
Five Years of Campus Watch Jerusalem PostSeptember 20, 2007
A New Anti-Semitism Takes Root on Campus Jewish ExponentSeptember 13, 2007
Appeasement Finds a Home in the Academy American ThinkerAugust 27, 2007
Shedding Light on the Professoriate Washington ExaminerAugust 16, 2007
Campus Watch and California's Middle East Academic Radicals American ThinkerJuly 21, 2007
Safi's Soft Words Are Front for Radical Jihadists Washington ExaminerJune 14, 2007
The Muddled Mess of Middle East Studies American ThinkerMay 30, 2007
Brown University's Middle East Studies Workshop American ThinkerMay 1, 2007
200 Million Minority National Review OnlineApril 27, 2007
Connecticut Teacher Encourages Muslim Mau-mauing Washington ExaminerMarch 27, 2007
Can Middle East Studies Regain Credibility? Washington ExaminerJanuary 18, 2007
Is a Professor's Job to Teach or Obstruct? Washington ExaminerDecember 7, 2006
Redeeming the Wayward University [through Engagement by Outsiders] New York SunNovember 28, 2006
A Witch's Brew: The Gutmann Affair and Middle East Studies Washington ExaminerNovember 16, 2006
Middlebury's Arabic Morass Middle East QuarterlySummer 2006
Is Campus Watch Part of a Conspiracy? [On Mearsheimer-Walt and "The Israeli Lobby"] FrontPageMagazine.comMay 12, 2006
An Inadvertent Endorsement of Campus Watch [at Georgia Tech] FrontPageMagazine.comApril 17, 2006
Juan Cole and the Decline of Middle Eastern Studies Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Academics against Israel Jerusalem PostOctober 19, 2005
"A Corrective to the Pipes Worldview" History News NetworkAugust 29, 2005
Academic Standards, R.I.P. FrontPageMagazine.comJune 14, 2005
Conservative Professors, an Endangered Species New York SunApril 12, 2005
When Academia Favors Values Over Facts ForwardApril 1, 2005
A Prof [Hamid Dabashi] Tangles the Truth FrontPageMagazine.comMarch 31, 2005
Benny Morris's Reign of Error, Revisited Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
[Douglas Card and] My Day in Court New York SunDecember 7, 2004
[Hamid Dabashi:] Columbia University's Hysterical Professor FrontPageMagazine.comDecember 1, 2004
Academia gone awry Jerusalem PostJuly 15, 2004
Arafat minion as professor Washington TimesJuly 9, 2004
Middle East Studies on Trial FrontPageMagazine.comJune 18, 2004
Going Third World, à la Française Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
Berkeley Prof Slithers on Call for "Intifada" in America FrontPageMagazine.comMay 14, 2004
Hold the "McCarthyite" National ReviewMay 5, 2004
Tenured Extremism New York SunMay 4, 2004
A Berkeley Prof's "Intifada" Against America FrontPageMagazine.comApril 15, 2004
The Chatham House Version, Yet Again Middle East QuarterlySpring 2004
Defund Middle East Studies New York SunFebruary 24, 2004
Hamas in Florida Classroom New York SunJanuary 27, 2004
Islamists Police the Classroom [at the University of South Florida] WorldNetDaily.comJanuary 2, 2004
The Middle East Studies Left FrontPageMagazine.comNovember 6, 2003
Fulbright's Terrorist Tie New York PostOctober 20, 2003
A Blow Against Islamic Extremism FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 20, 2003
Muslim Students at Penn Sponsor Nazi FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 9, 2003
Campus Watch FrontPageMagazine.comSeptember 23, 2003
[Campus Watch and] Saving Mideast Studies New York PostSeptember 18, 2003
Anti-Israel U. New York PostAugust 25, 2003
Who Is Fawaz Gerges? National ReviewJuly 21, 2003
[Middle East Studies:] Wasted Money New York PostJune 24, 2003
A Saudi Education, Right Here at Home National Review OnlineJune 19, 2003
Islam and the Textbooks Middle East QuarterlySummer 2003
The War is Over and We Have Lost National Review OnlineMay 14, 2003
Columbia Celebrates Edward Said National Review OnlineApril 15, 2003
Columbia [University] vs. America New York PostApril 1, 2003
Columbia U's Radical Middle East Faculty FrontPageMagazine.comMarch 18, 2003
Middle Eastern Studies in the United Kingdom Middle East QuarterlySpring 2003
Terrorist Profs New York PostFebruary 24, 2003
Letters to the editor: Jihad and the Professors CommentaryFebruary 2003
The Rot in Our [Canadian] Universities National PostJanuary 30, 2003
Policy and the Academy: An Illicit Relationship? Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
From the Halls of Academia Los Angeles TimesDecember 27, 2002
Profs Who Hate America New York PostNovember 12, 2002
Jihad and the Professors CommentaryNovember 2002
Report on Hanan Ashrawi and Colorado College DanielPipes.orgSeptember 18, 2002
The War on Campus New York PostSeptember 17, 2002
MESA Culpa Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Extremists on Campus New York PostJune 25, 2002
Arabic Panic Middle East QuarterlySummer 2002
The Unbearable Lightness of My Critics Middle East QuarterlySummer 2002
Jihad 101 Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Professors of Palestine Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2002
[Middle East Scholars:] Getting it Wrong in the Middle East New York PostNovember 5, 2001
Benny Morris and the Reign of Error Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
Letters to the Editor: Middle Eastern Studies: What Went Wrong? Academic QuestionsFall 1997
Historical Fictions Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1996
Rewriting Israel's History Middle East QuarterlyJune 1996
Middle Eastern Studies: What Went Wrong? Academic QuestionsWinter 1995-96
Middle East Scholars Strike Out in Washington Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1994
MEF in the Media
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Infiltrating Islamists and Palestinian Extremism in U.S. Universities Global Patriot RadioSeptember 14, 2016
Audio, Video and Transcripts
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How the Lebanese Won Their Freedom Back MEF WireMay 19, 2005
Middle East Studies Fails in America MEF WireMarch 14, 2002
Press Releases
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Urge University of Texas to Clean Up Center for Middle Eastern Studies Middle East Forum Action AlertJuly 17, 2019
Campus Watch Exposes Islamists, Apologists, and Fellow Travelers at Georgetown University News from the Middle East ForumDecember 4, 2017
MEF Names Six Scholars as Campus Watch Fellows News from the Middle East ForumJune 2, 2017
Reports
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Middle East Studies at UT-Austin: Biased Professors, Politicized Classrooms CAMERA on CampusJuly 16, 2019
Islamists, Apologists, and Fellow Travelers: Middle East Studies Faculty at Georgetown University Campus WatchDecember 4, 2017
Reviews
Book Title Publication Date
Edward Said: The Charisma of Criticism
by H. Aram Veeser
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
Reading Orientalism: Said and the Unsaid
by Daniel Martin Varisco
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2010
Situating Islam: The Past and Future of an Academic Discipline
by Aaron W. Hughes
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2009
Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism
by Ibn Warraq
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2009
Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and Its Discontents
by Robert Irwin
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Orientalism and the Jews Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
Orientalism and the Hebrew Imagination
by Yaron Peleg
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
A Vision of the Middle East: An Intellectual Biography of Albert Hourani
by Abdulaziz A. al-Sudairi
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America
by Martin Kramer
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
The Jewish Discovery of Islam: Studies in Honor of Bernard Lewis Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1999