Jordanian academic Joseph Massad, who has caused a scandal in 2015 with his anti-Israel remarks while lecturing at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, called the terrorists’ actions in Israel “astonishing”, “fantastic” and “unbelievable”, reported Euronews.
A day after the Palestinian terror group Hamas’ attacks on Israeli settlement, the professor at Columbia University in New York praised the terrorist group’s attacks on Israeli civilians in an online article.
Joseph Massad. Photo: Twitter
“What can motorized paragliders do in the face of one of the most formidable militaries in the world? Apparently much in the hands of an innovative Palestinian resistance”, writes Massad in the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic magazine Electronic Intifada. The “innovative resistance”, as he calls it, has resulted in the death of over a thousand civilian deaths, including the killing of children, yet the academic is known for his long track record of legitimizing the use of force and violence against Israel.
Massad, who has taught modern Arab politics at Columbia since 1999, goes on to call “astonishing”, “astounding”, “astounding”, “fantastic” and “unbelievable” the actions of terrorists who beheaded, burned alive, kidnapped, raped and murdered civilians in southern Israel. The author also defends Hamas’s financial links with Iran and compares the attacks on Israel to European resistance to the Nazi occupation of Europe during the Second World War. The attacks, he says, are “a mortal blow to the Israeli colonialists’ confidence in their army and its ability to defend them.”
Apart from Columbia University that has been mired in anti-Semitic scandals for years, Massad has also found a platform in the U.S. oligarch, George Soros funded CEU in Budapest.
In 2015 he caused a scandal in Budapest as a guest lecturer, when he said that Israel is a “colonial, apartheid entity” that has no place in the Middle East, and that the Palestinians made a big mistake when they gave up the armed struggle against the Zionists that they started in the 1970s under the leadership of Yasser Arafat. The CEU subsequently distanced itself from Massad’s statements.
Via Euronews, Featured Image: Facebook CEU