Anti-Israel Propaganda in U.S. Libraries

Posted: 2/6/2012 8:28:00 PM
Author: Omri Ceren
Source: This article weas first published by Commentary on Dec. 12, 2011.

Anti-Israel Propaganda in U.S. Librarie

by Omri Ceren | 12.16.2011

Pro-Hamas partisan and fundraiser George Galloway noted a few years ago that of all the American Muslim groups with which he works, the non-profit American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) was “far and away producing the biggest meetings and the biggest fundraising.” Since then the group has come under intense scrutiny for rationalizing terrorism and defending terrorists at conferences and elsewhere:

At the opening ceremony, Jamal Said… hailed “the activists and freedom fighters who gave up their personal ambitions and their own lives so our cause may live.” Said was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) Hamas financing trial…

During a session held in Arabic, Archbishop Atallah Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem supported Palestinians imprisoned by Israel for conducting acts of terrorism…

It’s a little curious that they didn’t include Benny Morris’ Righteous Victims, which usually shows up on lists like these (e.g. the mandatory reading list for John Mearsheimer’s Spring 2011 seminar “Zionism and Palestine.”). An ungenerous critic might reflexively insist that AMP excluded Morris because he was just too Jewish, but a fairer explanation is they only had a finite number of slots and wanted to leave room for Paul Findley. The ADL backgrounder on Findley and anti-Semitic propagandizing, by the by, is here. Keep an eye out for the Friedman-esque line “U.S. policy in the Middle East is made in Israel, not in Washington.”

Of course, the AMP webpage lists the titles under the heading “titles include…” so maybe there are more books in their donated collections. Who knows what other valuable information about nefarious Jewish plots they’re imparting to future generations?