Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Beshara Doumani and the 'Ironies of Palestinian History'

In an article written for Campus Watch and posted today at Frontpage Magazine, Jonathan Gelbart reports on a recent lecture at Stanford University:
UC Berkeley history professor Beshara Doumani came to Stanford University on September 29, 2010, to give a lecture sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies titled, "The Iron Law and Ironies of Palestinian History." He was introduced by notorious Stanford University history professor Joel Beinin, who managed to insert his repeated, and unfounded, claim that academic freedom in the post-9/11 era is "very much still in jeopardy." Beinin, quoting from Doumani's faculty bio, noted that he specializes in "recovering the history of social groups, places and time periods that have been silenced or erased by conventional scholarship on the modern Middle East." This seemingly innocuous description belied a very specific, partisan subtext.

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