UC Riverside Lets Undergrad SJP Leader Teach Israel-Bashing Course

An undergraduate student and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) leader is teaching a one-credit course clearly intended to indoctrinate students to hate and act against Israel.

According to the syllabus (downloadable here), the class includes:

Several weeks on “Settler-Colonialism and Apartheid”
Discussion “on checkpoints, the wall, and occupation”
Discourse on Palestinian “Refugeehood and Exile” and the “Palestinian Diaspora”
A guest speaker on the topic of “the history of the Palestinian struggle and exile”
Exploring “possibilities for the future of the struggle and Palestinian people”

There is not a single session of the ten-week class that focuses on the Israeli and Jewish perspective. The readings are authored by well known Israel-haters such as Edward Said, Ilan Pappé, Rashid Khalidi, Steven Salaita and Ali Abunimah. The class will watch anti-Israel videos and films such as “5 Broken Cameras”.

In addition, the class ignores important elements. The syllabus does not indicate there will be any examination of fundamental realities, including:

Palestinian Arab cooperation with Nazi Germany
Arab rejection of U.N. partition plans and later diplomatic "two-state" proposals
Genocidal pledges to "drive the Jews into the sea"
Historic and modern day glorification of anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish terrorism and incitement to violence against Israelis and Jews by Palestinian leaders, schoolbooks and official media
Denial of the Jewish people's ancient and modern ties to the land of Israel
Arab responsibility for both the Arab and larger Jewish refugee problems

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Originally published at CAMERA.org