|Another academic dimwit|
...Behar said that he found her accusations, in a back-and-forth email conversation, confounding and beside the point.
“It’s like she’s pulling out the proverbial ‘race card’ –this one of homophobia — but it’s just deflecting from the issues...
...In the piece published by Forbes, Behar described her academic specialty, and those of the other 17-members of the ASA board, to make the point that not one was an expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or even the Middle East generally. As such, they can’t have a deep understanding of an issue that was a mono-topic for their group meeting. Indeed, he asks in the article, what business does the American Studies Association have issuing such a harsh boycott of something so far outside their realm?...
...In the article, Behar questioned Duggan’s support for Rasmea Yousef Odeh, a convicted terrorist in Israel, who was accused in U.S. federal court of lying multiple times on her application to gain U.S. citizenship in 1994.
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