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Debate rages across US on academic freedom

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Article/book #: 74080
Title: Debate rages across US on academic freedom
By: Jeminah Steinfeld  
Published in: Jewish Chronicle
Date of issue: Thursday, 22 November 2007
Topic(s) addressed: People/entities mentioned in this item:

Commentary (by Jeffrey Blankfort -- 23 November 2007):

Avi Shlaim, professor of International Relations at St Antony's College, Oxford, told the JC that he believed that Mr Dershowitz was one of the "many prominent American Jews [who] defend Israel [with] an atavistic attitude of 'my country, right or wrong'."
A remarkably straight article from the Jewish Chronicle on a hotly contested topic.

»American universities are engaged in a furious debate over whether anti-Zionist academics should be allowed to teach Middle East courses. In the most recent case, Nadia Abu El-Haj, professor of anthropology at Barnard University, a subsidiary of New York's Columbia University, won a battle for tenure in the face of fierce lobbying from several pro-Israel groups. They had argued that Prof Abu El-Haj's 2002 book Facts on the Ground - which claimed that Palestinian history had been destroyed by Jewish archaeologists - was academically flawed and disqualified her from a senior position. The incident follows the dismissal of Rashid Khalidi as director of Columbia University's Middle East Institute in 2005, following a newspaper article claiming he had denounced Israel as "a racist state".«

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