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San Diego State University Professor Ghassan Zakaria eliminates truth in his classroom

by truth warriors Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 at 2:41 PM

San Diego State University Professor Ghassan Zakaria eliminates truth in his classroom

Just as the authorities dismiss the claims of Jewish students of hostile campus climate...

From ABC News, Channel 10 in San Diego

A map distributed in a language class at San Diego State University labeled Israel as Palestine, leading to an outcry from the local Jewish community.

Sources told Team 10 the map was handed out by a professor on the second day of class in an Arabic language course. Sources said students were upset and unsure how to protest the erroneous map because they feared speaking out publicly could have a negative impact on their grades.

One student talked with Team 10, on the condition of anonymity."I don't really believe it was the right place for dialogue," the student said. "It is a language class, it's not a class about conflict."

Students gave the map to the non-profit, pro-Israel San Diego group, "Stand With Us."The group sent a newsletter to its members and urged the community to contact the department's chairman and Arabic program director. The group also posted the map to its Facebook page. The electronic newsletter states the map "not only fails to label 'Israel' as a legitimate country," but that "it falsely portrays the entire territory of Israel as 'Palestine....'"

The department chair said the professor used Palestine in place of Israel on the labels to "reflect the view of Arab-speakers in the region." Team 10 contacted SDSU late Tuesday morning with questions about the handout, and on Tuesday afternoon the school issued this statement:

"While SDSU encourages scholarly debate and discussion of varying opinions, presenting inaccurate information to students in not acceptable. SDSU's Provost has conferred with the department chair, who spoke with the faculty member. This inaccurate portrayal will not reoccur."

As of today, the map has been altered and redistributed, with Israel scrawled by hand

From Channel 10

Sources said the new map students received Wednesday was only a slight improvement. They said it marginally showcased Israel's true and legitimate existence in the region.

Sources also added that their ideal solution would have been to distribute a real and accurate map of the Middle East rather than adding the obviously handwritten word "Israel" to an incorrect map of the region.

As of late Wednesday evening, the professor had not issued an apology to the Jewish community.

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SDSU Ghassan Zakaria: Indoctrination as Free Speech P.I.B.B. Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 at 2:43 PM
An update on SDSU and Ghassan Zakaria's elimination of Israel Mike L Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 at 4:13 PM
An update on SDSU and Ghassan Zakaria's elimination of Israel Mike L Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Right Dina Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 at 6:20 PM
not attempting to cover anything crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 at 7:06 PM
as it stands PrionPartyy Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 at 8:05 PM
Uh huh...... Lord Locksley Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Here's Palestine Here's palestine Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Thank you thank you thank you PrionPartyy Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:20 PM
And to you a special thanks PrionPartyy Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013 at 8:25 PM
All invented countries Danya mustafa Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM
the nice safe "struggle of opinions" crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013 at 4:13 AM
Where Ghassan Zakari's students turned for help Sheli grumet Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013 at 11:30 PM
lines on a map crazy_inventor Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 at 1:45 AM
I think they know Genivire Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM
I didn't say Jews - I said zionists crazy_inventor Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM
Jews have been there 3000 years Wtf? Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM
the stupid is strong with this one crazy_inventor Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 at 6:13 PM
The debate never changes. It remain vapid, by choice PrionPartyy Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM
good for them Milicent Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM
and the different name for each "struggle of opinion" reply crazy_inventor Friday, Sep. 20, 2013 at 2:12 AM
Its that Just Zakaria. David Klein is as bad CSUN student Sunday, Sep. 22, 2013 at 7:39 PM
"anti-Israel propaganda" = truth crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 23, 2013 at 3:02 AM
Huh Huh Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013 at 9:28 PM
of course not crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013 at 2:08 AM
Stop and smell the Flowers In israel Friday, Oct. 04, 2013 at 6:33 PM
Well,obviously...... Lord Locksley Friday, Oct. 04, 2013 at 9:06 PM
..when truth isn't on your side crazy_inventor Saturday, Oct. 05, 2013 at 8:58 AM
you just make it so hard to read your posts PrionPartyy Monday, Oct. 07, 2013 at 10:44 PM
stop making cents crazy_inventor Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2013 at 7:31 AM
Disappearing palestine Disapperaing Palestine Saturday, Nov. 02, 2013 at 7:56 PM
incredible shrinking aquifer crazy_inventor Monday, Nov. 04, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Zionist propaganda is such a load of dung PrionPartyy Tuesday, Nov. 05, 2013 at 9:34 PM
oh yes... PrionPartyy Tuesday, Nov. 05, 2013 at 9:47 PM

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