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CAUT Bulletin Archives

June 2002

Commentary Author Replies

In response to my critics, let me say this. The sources I cited speak for themselves. I am always willing to engage people who disagree with me. But this does not mean one has to yield to unsupported and outrageous claims whose purpose is to silence people who do not agree with the accepted dogma of the day. The accusations of the above writers will not whitewash the horrors that the Sharon government and its supporters are visiting upon the Palestinians.

I have no hesitation in saying and repeating what I have said in the Bulletin. I have done so in Israeli fora during my appearances at Israeli universities. The reception there is substantially more civil and engaging, compared to the venomous attacks one has to put up with from self-appointed truth police.

Elia Zureik
Sociology, Queen's University