Thursday, December 14, 2017

Palestinian Arab Students: Because Of The “Israeli Occupation” - by Sheri Oz

I have the feeling that truly empowering young people and making them partners, as they say happened in Algeria, actually scares the pants off the authors as well as the leaderships in authoritarian regimes all around the world, in general and in our neighbourhood, in particular. Better, then, to blame the Israeli “Occupation”. Oh, we are such a wonderfully useful scapegoat.

Sheri Oz..
Israel Diaries..
13 December '17..

Another Wizard of Oz in academia. Egyptian scholars have written an interesting study but not for the reasons they think. Their article seems to damn the “Israeli Occupation” but it does not, really.

If anyone actually read the substance of the article itself, and that includes the reviewers who recommended it for publication, then they would have seen that it says something entirely different. And, as for the Egyptians who wrote it, admitting that would not be comfortable for the authors because it may reflect badly on their own country.

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