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Cinnamon Stillwell is the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. She can be reached at

ARTICLES BY: Cinnamon Stillwell

January 11, 2018 10:57 am

Professor Claims Antisemitism and ‘Islamophobia’ Are Equal Threats

Are “Islamophobia” and antisemitism comparable? Reza Zia-Ebrahimi, a senior lecturer in history at King’s College London, maintains that the answer is yes. Zia-Ebrahimi recently made this...

December 18, 2017 1:24 pm

Middle East Studies Meltdown on Jerusalem

Hackneyed predictions that the Middle East would “go up in flames” following President Donald Trump’s official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital -- and subsequent plans to...

October 17, 2017 11:29 am

The Zionists Are Coming: Panic at San Francisco State University

In the fevered imagination of the academic left, these are dark days at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Speakers at a two-day conference -- "Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution...

September 20, 2017 9:31 am

David N. Myers: The Wrong Choice for the Center for Jewish History

When a respected and apolitical institution like the New York-based Center for Jewish History (CJH) hires an individual that some call an anti-Israel academic to be its...

July 19, 2017 10:11 am

Is San Francisco State University Stoking Antisemitism?

At a time of rising concern about antisemitism on American college campuses, should a California state university maintain an official partnership with a Palestinian institution where hatred...

July 4, 2017 1:31 pm

Lawsuit Brings Day of Reckoning to Leading BDS Professor

Rabab Abdulhadi, the director of San Francisco State University (SFSU)'s Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora Initiative (AMED) -- and a founding member of the US Campaign...

April 6, 2017 6:19 am

California State College Defends Partnership With Radical Palestinian University

In 2016, the Middle East Forum (MEF) launched a campaign calling on San Francisco State University (SFSU) President Leslie Wong to end the school’s 2014 memorandum of understanding...

December 20, 2016 7:36 am

Mideast Studies Departments Display Further Moral Rot in Lenient Treatment of Sexual Harassment

The famously self-righteous field of Middle East studies, which lambastes outside criticism as "censorship" and condemns America, Israel and the West while lauding Islamists, now...

May 23, 2016 5:23 am

Colleges Rush to Build ‘Islamophobia’ Studies Departments

“Before I get started, I just wanted to say that we are meeting on stolen indigenous people’s land. That’s really important to acknowledge.” So declared...

March 9, 2016 7:51 am

College Professors Defend Colleague Who Accused Israel of Harvesting Organs

Leave it to the Middle East studies establishment to defend the vilest forms of conspiratorial antisemitic rhetoric -- provided it's in service of demonizing Israel. Jasbir...

February 29, 2016 7:21 am

San Francisco State’s Deafening Silence on Partnership With Palestinian University

Late last year, during the ongoing frenzy of violence directed at Israelis known as the "stabbing intifada," 20-year-old Maram Hassoneh was killed in her second...

November 26, 2015 2:34 pm

Despite Global Jihad, UC Berkeley’s Bazian Still Hyping ‘Islamophobia’

With global jihad in its ascendancy, UC Berkeley's Hatem Bazian delivered a lecture at a private event in Dearborn, Michigan, last Friday entitled, "Islamaphobia: Muslim in the Public Square."...

November 25, 2015 8:01 am

Professor Opposes UK Invitation to Egypt’s el-Sisi, But Welcomed Muslim Brotherhood at Georgetown

John Esposito, founding director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) at Georgetown University, recently signed an open letter to British Prime Minister...

November 23, 2015 7:09 am

Finkelstein vs. Salaita: Battle of the Anti-Israel Professors

Norman Finkelstein, who is currently teaching at Sakarya University in Turkey after being denied tenure at DePaul University, has some choice words for Steven Salaita. The latter reached an $875,000 settlement with the...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


Republican Senator Expects Trump to Pull Out of Iran deal: CBS

Republican US Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he expects President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May. "The Iran deal...


Security Guard Critically Wounded in Old City Stabbing Attack

A 30-year-old security guard was critically wounded in a stabbing attack on Monday evening in the Old City of Jerusalem. The attack reportedly took place on Hagai Street near the Jewish...

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Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...