Friends of Sabeel, CAIR, and Middle East Studies Profs. Join Forces
My latest at the Campus Watch blog:
Friends of Sabeel, the anti-Israel organization that disingenuously bills itself as the savior of Palestinian Christians, has once again reared its ugly head. Friends of Sabeel – North America (FOSNA) will be holding its regional conference, "From Occupation to Liberation: Voices We Need To Hear," in Pasadena, California on February 15-16 and, as usual, those voices include Middle East studies academics.Continue reading "Friends of Sabeel, CAIR, and Middle East Studies Profs. Join Forces"
As Campus Watch noted last year, FOSNA's 2007 regional conference featured the highly politicized UC Berkeley Near Eastern studies lecturer Hatem Bazian and University of San Francisco politics and international studies professor Stephen
Zunes. This time around, University of California, Los Angeles history professor Gabriel Piterberg and professor and director of the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at Chicago's North Park University, the Rev. Donald Wagner, are doing the honors. And neither is remotely balanced in his perspective on the Middle East.