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October 19, 2012 5:28 pm

‘Anti-Israel’ Prof No Longer Listed as Northeastern Jewish Studies Faculty Member (VIDEO)

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Prof. Denis Sullivan and Northeastern University. Photo: YouTube.

A Northeastern University professor has been removed from the online faculty list of the school’s Jewish Studies Department following the release of a video by Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) revealing the anti-Israel measures he took in the classroom.

Prof. Denis Sullivan—whose name was previously listed as a Jewish Studies faculty member on the department’s webpage, and is now no longer on that page—remains the head of the Boston-based school’s Middle East Center, according to APT President Charles Jacobs.

“This makes four staffers at Northeastern who have been dismissed or have had their positions shifted in the wake of our video exposes,” Jacobs said.

Both Sullivan and Northeastern’s media relations department did not return requests from JNS.org.

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Students who take Sullivan’s classes “tell me all the time about the incredible bias that he has, and Denis Sullivan will disagree with them and give them a bad grade because of it,” Jason Pressburg, former director of Israel Programs at Northeastern Hillel, said on the APT video. Pressburg said Sullivan is “vehemently anti-Israel” but “claims to be unbiased.”

One of the readings for Sullivan’s course, as displayed on the video, is “Al Haq Position Paper: Sixty Years of Nakba: Israel’s Continued Policy of Forcible Displacement.” In 2009, he took his students to the Cairo office of the Arab League.

Jacobs wrote in an op-ed that Sullivan’s “lectures, syllabi, curricula, and invited guests are shown on our video to be clearly designed to poison the minds of students against the Jewish state.”

The APT video can be viewed below.

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  • Cy Mizrahi

    I started studying at NU in 1974, and recall there was a coniserable size Arab students, who were politically active!
    The Arab students were supported by the anti smitic academia who condemned Israel at every opportunity!
    So it seems to me that, after 40 years,this hatred is getting worse!!
    A shame on NE University for providing a platform for such hateful people!!!

  • Miao

    It’s stunning, really. Palestinians have increased in numbers enormously since 1948; scholars of any other conflict who accused one party of genocide against another that grew at the same rate as Palestinian populations have wouldn’t be able to get published, or hired. They’d be laughed out of the academy. But Jews who spout such obvious lies about Israel are heroes in academia.

  • Lawrence kulak

    What does this mean “removed from online list of professors”? Does this mean its ok for him to spew his anti-Israrel venom in the classroom but not online? why does Northeastern U keep such a biased individual who does not even Hail from the middle east but embraces the Arab perspective out of hate? Jewish students should withdraw from this place until this Nazi is fired. There are plenty of other schools to attend in the Boston area.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    I would love to have submitted papers either extolling or denying the Holocaust and openly calling for the extermination of all Jews, in his class using quotes from his own words as substantiation and support.

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