Classroom Battlegrounds: Anti-Israel activities on campus fading

One central truth about campus life seems constant and that is most students could not care less about the Middle East. Even at times of peak involvement, tiny fractions of the student body participate in activities that are either pro or anti-Israel.

By DR. MITCHELL BARD
September 9, 2007 18:20
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classroom battlegrounds. (photo credit: courtesy)

Anti-Israel activities on campus fading In March I wrote in this space that anti-Israel activities on campus had reached a level of intensity that had not been seen for years and that it was not clear if this was a temporary phenomenon related to Operation Cast Lead or a shift in the campus environment toward greater hostility toward Israel. It appears now that it was merely a blip and fears of campus upheaval were exaggerated. One central truth about campus life seems constant and that is most students could not care less about the Middle East. Even at times of peak involvement, tiny fractions of the student body participate in activities that are either pro or anti-Israel. The general sense is that the anti-Israel events attract the same crowd of like-minded students - and often more non-students - and do not influence the majority of students who are focused on the three Gs - grades, grad school and guys/gals. Read the rest of this blog

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