Academic Witch-Hunt in Israel

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Article/book #: 12299
Title: Academic Witch-Hunt in Israel
By: Neve Gordon  
Published in: Dissident Voice
Date of issue: Friday, 31 December 2004
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»But in reality, those behind the Monitor are accusing Israeli academics of McCarthyism in order to deflect criticism from the web inquisitors themselves as they set about exploiting fear. The site is a bathetic attempt to copy Campus Watch, which was launched in 2002 to police and discipline those US university professors who criticize their countryís policies in the Middle East and Israelís occupation of Palestinian land. Campus Watch is closely connected to the academic journal Middle East Quarterly and to the Middle East Forum, a right-wing think tank whose members have access to the Bush Administration. Supporting this neo-con apparatus are numerous donors with deep pockets.«

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