bds.jpgSome of the bizarre things that can happen in a boycott movement are starting to happen.
Now! Lebanon website reports the following–
A crusade was launched this week against Sari Hanafi, assistant professor of Sociology at the American University in Beirut. The reason behind the campaign is that Hanafi, a Palestinian born in Syria, co-edited the book The Power of Inclusive Exclusion: Anatomy of Israeli Rule in the Occupied Palestinian Territories with two Israeli academics, thereby violating the guidelines of the Palestinian Academic Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) at AUB. But did he?
The fact that Hanafi worked with two Israelis could understandably offend Lebanese who suffered from Israeli aggression for years, and who consider Israel an enemy of the Lebanese state. But if Hanafi’s critics stopped to think for a second or actually tried reading the book, they would realize that Hanafi did not really offend anyone. On the contrary, the content of the book cannot but be regarded as supportive of the Palestinians. …
For the rest of the article, go to the Now Lebanon website.