Following the launch of “Campus Watch”, a new Daniel Pipes project to monitor the views of Middle East Studies lecturers on campuses, EI’s Nigel Parry interviewed Palestinian academic Rashid Khalidi about how he felt to be one of the professors on which a “dossier” had been opened. Read more about Campus Watch: Interview with Prof. Rashid Khalidi
Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum has launched a website called Campus Watch to police academics’ views on the Middle East. EI’s Nigel Parry and Ali Abunimah report on the developments and announce a series of interviews with the academics that Pipes’ site is “monitoring”. Read more about Campus Watch: Middle East McCarthyism?
Gamla, an Israeli organization has published detailed plans for the “complete elimination of the Arab demographic threat to Israel” by forcibly expelling all Palestinians. Gamla receives tax deductible contributions via a US charity whose stated goal is “promoting greater tolerance and understanding between religious and secular communities and between Arabs and Jews.” The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah investigates. Read more about The growing clamor for ethnic cleansing
Intense public reaction to coverage of the violence of the Middle East conflict has prompted unusually harsh attacks on several news media outlets and has led to boycotts of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. Read more about Some U.S. Backers of Israel Boycott Dailies Over Mideast Coverage
An intense pressure campaign by several pro-Israel groups is seeking to influence US news coverage of the Middle East, with tactics including boycotts of several top media outlets and massive phone, e-mail and letter-writing campaigns. Read more about Jewish groups seek to influence US media coverage of Mideast conflict