The Houston Chronicle

Colleges urged to pull funds from Israel; Students manipulated in pro-Palestinian campaign, critics say

It doesn’t always take much to spark a campus protest. Take the University of Texas, for example. In April, a forum on the Middle East crisis hosted by a UT student organization, the Palestine Solidarity Committee, featured Ali Abunimah, a co-founder of “The Electronic Intifada” Web site and a frequent critic of Israeli and U.S. policies. His remarks wound up in the April 16 edition of the Daily Texan student newspaper.