Profs. LeVine and Zunes Plot to Globalize BDS
What do Middle East studies professors do when they're not in the classroom? Write books? Engage in research? Advance important scholarship? Conduct outreach to students? In the case of two anti-Israel activist professors—Mark LeVine, University of California, Irvine history professor, and Stephen Zunes, professor of politics and international studies and director of the Middle East studies program at the University of San Francisco—plotting strategies for furthering the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel is the unfortunate answer.
In his latest Al-Jazeera op-ed, LeVine conducts an interview with Zunes on the all-important question, "Can the BDS Movement Go Global?" Attempting to address the failures of the BDS campaign, which stem in part from accurate criticism that it "singles out Israel" and also leads to what Zunes describes as "spurious charges of 'anti-Semitism,'" the always-inventive professor has come up with the following solution . . .
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