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Discussion about Israel and Palestine should focus on facts and issues, not on name calling, CSUSB professor says
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/Southern California News Group
Dec. 16, 2019
Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article about Pitzer College in Claremont, which has become part of a national debate over the line between anti-Semitism and anti-Israel speech and boycotts on college campuses.
President Trump, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, signed an executive order during a Hanukkah celebration at the White House, extending civil rights protections to Jews and specifically targeting the pro-Palestine Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) Israel movement on many of the nation’s elite college campuses, including Pitzer and other larger Southern California campuses such as UCLA, UC Riverside and UC Irvine.
Debate on the Israel-Palestine issue has degenerated into name-calling and “spewing of garbage” from both sides, Levin said, adding that as a Jew, he supports self-determination for Israel and Palestine.
“We should have discussions that don’t presuppose that entire groups of people are terrorists, extremists and bigots,” he said. “We need to focus on facts, history and issues, and less on name-calling and divisiveness. But we have folks in this space who have a vested interest not in peace, but division, and that’s very unfortunate.”
Read the complete article at “Pitzer College in Claremont swept up in national debate over anti-Semitism on college campuses.”
CSUSB professor discusses whether hand gesture flashed on national TV symbolized ‘white power’
KCAL 9/KCBS 2
Dec. 15, 2019
Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed for a segment about the United States Naval Academy and United States Military Academy investigating whether a hand gesture flashed by a midshipman and several cadets during a TV broadcast of the Army-Navy football game on Saturday was meant to be a sign for 'white power.'
Watch the segment online at “Navy hand gesture under investigation.”
CSUSB professor interviewed about Jersey City shooting at a kosher market
KABC AM Radio
Dec. 16, 2019
Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed for a segment about the Dec. 11 Jersey City shooting at a kosher market and a cemetery that left six dead, including a police officer and the two suspects. New Jersey authorities say the suspects had ties to a group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites. Levin discussed the history and makeup of the group.
Listen to the segment at “The Morning Drive 12/16/19 – 8 am.”