Hat tip Campus Watch and Harvard Independent
Pity the poor academics at Harvard's Center for Middle East Studies (CMES). It seems like Rodney Dangerfield they don't get no respect. Winfield Myers of Campus Watch has an article on the inability of the CMES to get the professors they want. This is based an an op-ed appearing in the Harvard Independent.
Oh yes. The article in the Independent implies that it is those Jews who are responsible.
Here is the original article in the Independent written by somebody named Aditya Agrawal.
"Sam alleges, in fact that there were several “well qualified tenure-track scholars” who were turned away despite the gaping vacancies. He admits to hearing “unsubstantiated claims” that one of the scholars may have been turned down because he was a Palestinian. “He expressed views disagreeing with Israel’s actions and one or more people on his committee were Jewish and did not agree with his views,” he says."
So let me make sure I have this right: "Sam" (whose true name cannot be divulged because he fears for his life-probably from the Mossad) heard unsubstantiated claims that one scholar may have been turned down because he was Palestinian and that one or more people on the committee were Jewish.
With evidence like that you couldn't put a dog in the pound.
Now let us deal with CMES itself. If you were to guess that this body benefits from Saudi funding and is another bastion of anti-Israel, anti-West, pro-Arab thought, you would be correct. Here is what Muslim reformist Stephen Schwartz had to say about CMES in American Thinker in 2012. As you will see, CMES's benefactor is Alwaleed Bin Talal, the Saudi billionaire whose check for 10 million dollars to New York City was rejected by then- mayor Rudy Giuliani because Bin Talal had essentially blamed the attack on our Middle East policies. It seems that our universities are not too proud to accept Bin Talal's millions.