Pro-Israel Students Seek Reprieve from Profs’ Alleged Anti-Semitic Bias

January 18, 2005

(AgapePress) - Professors in the Middle East studies department at Columbia University are being accused of anti-Semitism and ideological bias.


A new documentary film produced by a group called the "David Project" claims Columbia's department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC) is rife with anti-Israel professors who attempt to bully and indoctrinate students with their political agenda. In response, the New York Civil Liberties Union has written a letter to Columbia president Lee Bollinger on behalf of the accused faculty, arguing the professors "must retain broad latitude to think as they will and to write as they think" and that they should "suffer no recriminations ... for the content of their scholarship...

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