Whither the Levant? MESSI Co-Sponsored, Anti-Israel, Anti-American “Conference” at UCI

UC Irvine’s Anti-Israel, Anti-American Hate-Fest [incl. Gabriel Piterberg, Mark LeVine, et al.]

by Gary Fouse
On January 31, 2009, a conference took place at UC Irvine (UCI) titled, “Whither the Levant? The Crisis of the Nation State: Lebanon, Israel, Palestine.” Organized by the Levantine Cultural Center of Los Angeles and the Middle East Studies Student Initiative, the conference featured two documentaries about the 2006 war in southern Lebanon, three panel discussions, and a number of Middle East studies academics. In spite of the neutral sounding title, the conference was a one-sided exercise in bashing Israel and America. Continue reading