By Professor Vida Samiian and Professor Joe Parks August 28, 2017 On April 26th Fresno State abruptly closed the Edward Said search in Middle East Studies (MES). The Administration claimed procedural violations in the search. This claim was made after the search committee had completed all aspects of the search and submitted a rank ordered … Continue reading Open Letter of Response to the Closure of Edward Said Search at CSU, Fresno
"I'm going to address Congress in Washington, not only as the Prime Minister of Israel but also on behalf of the entire Jewish People," declared Netanyahu, at one of the highlights of the intensifying public debate in Israel and the United States. J-Street, the left-wing American Jewish lobby, was quick to respond with a … Continue reading AIPAC Gnashing Their Teeth
The lobbying group AIPAC has consistently fought the Obama Administration on policy. Is it now losing influence? On July 23rd, officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—the powerful lobbying group known as AIPAC—gathered in a conference room at the Capitol for a closed meeting with a dozen Democratic senators. The agenda of the meeting, … Continue reading Friends of Israel
AIPAC Video This AIPAC parody video seems to have hit a nerve. An “influential” AIPAC member thinks it was created by the group Code Pink and is threatening litigation. A Code Pink press release says: On February 25th, an AIPAC member called a CODEPINK staffer threatening legal action in response to a controversial video clip … Continue reading AIPAC Member Threatens To Sue Code Pink Over Parody Video
Written by David Schermerhorn Israel continues blockade of ships to Gaza. I have just returned from Turkey where I had hoped to join the Canadian boat Tahrir that together with the Irish vessel Saoirse would attempt to reach Gaza in an effort to break the 44-year blockade by Israel. Both ships were stopped, boarded in … Continue reading The Audacity Of Obama's Political Cowardice and Expediency
Written by Ahmad Tibi As a Palestinian member of the Knesset, I know American lawmakers aren't being shown the reality of life here. A Palestinian woman waits behind a wall after she was refused entry to cross into Jerusalem from Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint. Americans, do you know where your member of Congress is? Flocking to … Continue reading Congressional Tourists Avoid Apartheid in Israel
written by Mya Guarnieri 81 Congressmen Head to Israel The American economy is in a crisis. Suburbs are falling into poverty. Schools are struggling. Cities teeter on the edge of bankruptcy. And 81 U.S. Congressmen are off in Israel when they should be here, dealing with the mountain of problems facing the American people -- … Continue reading Do Your Representatives Work for You or AIPAC?