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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