San Jose State University professor who promotes the academic boycott of Israel organizes workshop on how to teach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to high school students
Incident: SJSU Professor Persis Karim, who has publicly declared her animosity towards the Jewish state of Israel and participated in efforts to harm it, organized a workshop through the SJSU Middle East Studies Program for teachers and professors on, “how to educate students about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.”
AMCHA’s Response: Prior to the workshop we contacted SJSU’s President Qayoumi asking him to look into this workshop and to ensure that all future SJSU sponsored events avoid engaging in advocacy and partisanship.
AMCHA’s Letter to SJSU President Qayoumi
April 16, 2013 – AMCHA Initiative’s Letter to San Jose State University President Regarding Anti-Israel Bias in Middle East Studies Workshop
The AMCHA Initiative sent a letter to SJSU President Mohammad Qayoumi urging him to ensure that a workshop on how to teach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to high school and college students, organized by a Middle East Studies professor who has endorsed the academic boycott of Israel, will not have an anti-Israel bias.