ISRAEL DENIAL by CARY NELSON
I have just finished reading a most amazing book-ISRAEL DENIAL by Cary Nelson . It is about Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, and the Faculty Campaigns of some universities against the Jewish State. See what world famous authors have to say. Cary Nelson is a professor at the University of Illinois.
Paul Berman, author of the Flight of Intellectuals
A substantial number of university professors have dedicated themselves to achieving the elimination of the Jewish State. And Cary Nelson has done the worst possible thing that could ever be done to those people. He has read them. He has quoted their writings. He has analyzed the arguments. It is a demolition. It is bracing to see. It is inspiring.
Ken Waltzer- Michigan state University Executive director AEN
The book is an intellectual “tour de force”, challenging work by leading scholars in the BDS movement who seek to shape public understanding of and teaching about Israel. But Nelson is much more than a critic of BDS scholarship. He helps us see how the two state solution can be revived, how both peoples desires for national sovereignty can be accommodated .
Donna Robinson Devine– President of Smith College
Cary Nelson`s book is as important for the academy itself as it is for the study of the Israel-Palestine conflict. It deserves to be read not only by those who study the Middle East but also by all who care about insuring the continuation of an academy where excellence comes from a genuine pursuit of truth and accuracy and not from slogans or pieties, no matter how popular or how embedded they are.
Rivka Carmi,– MD. President of Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Kudos to Cary Nelson on producing a brilliant book that challenges these anti-Israel publications and unmasks the false, misleading and distorted nature of the facts and arguments faculty use in their allegedly scholarly work.
David Hirsh–Goldsmiths University
Israel Denial embraces a politics of peace and it consistently opposes both anti-Arab racism and anti-Semitism.
Benny Morris- Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Nelson offers his readers powerful dissections and refutations of many of the BDS’s talking points, as well as some thoughts about moving towards accommodations regarding — if not a solution to — the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Deborah E. Lipstadt, Emory University
While anyone who wants to uncover the inherent imbalance in the BDS movement would be well advised to read this book, it is also important for anyone who is concerned by a certain ‘group think’ that has permeated the academy. While this book is ostensibly about opposition to Israel, it is really about far more than that.