ACT NOW! Demand Columbia U Stop its Faculty’s Extreme Anti-Israel Bias
United with Israel Staff
United with Israel
Thu Jul 26 2018
Members of Columbia University’s faculty are blatantly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. The university must take a stand on this!
Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS), has for years been criticized for its anti-Israel sentiment and academic intimidation of Jewish and pro-Israel students.
MESAAS’ professors have openly supported the anti-Israel BDS (boycotts, divestment, and sanctions) campaign, endorsed anti-Israel petitions and resolutions, denied Israel’s right to exist and called for the destruction of the Jewish state. They have even expressed blunt anti-Semitic views.
The faculty members include Hamid Dabashi, who was investigated following accusations of anti-Semitism and who equated Israeli policies with those of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group and Nazi Germany. He also expressed support for violent anti-Israel protests and demonized Israel on social media.
Dabashi blamed Israel for “every dirty treacherous ugly and pernicious act happening in the world” and called Israel and the US “hyenas.”
Another faculty member, Rashid Khalidi, acted as the spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) when it was listed as a designated foreign terrorist organization. He also claimed that the Hezbollah and Hamas terror groups are not a “direct threat to the United States.”...