Avi shows up for a June lecture in a posh part of Boston.
The presentation was a lackluster one. The lecturer treated listeners as the citizens who do not read the readily available sources of information. So much for the Haaretz newspaper which features great pages on art and literature. The ignorance of some attendees was apparent.
The kosher laws were not observed as promised--meat and fish were not clearly marked and they were on the same table and at the same time. It could lead to the consumption of meat followed by fish.
I distributed my short flyer. See it below.
(One of my mentors--Yale--noted in private that one should stress that the country of Palestine was subdivided before 1949 into Israel and Jordan [Transjordan] with Gaza going to Egypt and Golan to Syria.
The populations of Palestine chose to be called Jordanians and Israelis. No Palestinians per se until 1964 and some smart Arabic speakers in Al Misr [Egypt] with their Filasteen.)
The flyer was given to Avi and his listeners:
Our beloved State of Israel
in the country of Palestine is being derailed by Mr.Issacharoff who uses the name "Palestinians"exclusively
for the Arab-speaking communities in the country which includes Tel Aviv, Gaza, Ramallah, Amman, Jerusalem,
Haifa, Beer Sheva, Hevron, etc.
Avi Issacharoff helps to lose
the Jewish narrative in the Middle East and, ultimately, to lose an armed conflict between the Israeli Jews and the Arabs.
I also wrote a letter to the American Israeli Policy Advocating Committee:
Dear AIPAC Movers and Shakers:
Do not allow Mr Issacharoff to derail our beloved State of
Israel via his terminology based on discrimination:
namely, he calls only Arab speaking people in Palestine "Palestinians." The country of Palestine surely includes Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nablus, Jenin, Irbid, Gaza and Beer Sheva.
In order to advance his academic career Avi Issacharoff
is ready to help bring the entire Jewish project in Palestine to its defeat
(see the title of his book below). Naturally, he receives
prizes and accolades for his betrayal of the Jewish Palestinians residing in Haifa, Tiberias, Ashkelon, Ariel, Lod and Ramle (to mention just a few Israeli enclaves.)
Avi Issacharoff has been the Palestinian and Arab Affairs Correspondent for Haaretz since 2005.
A fluent Arabic speaker, Issacharoff, 36, has an insider's knowledge and contact with the inner workings of Palestinian society, and has directed and edited documentary films about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Born in Jerusalem, Issacharoff graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with a BA cum laude in Middle Eastern Studies and Literature and a MA cum laude from Tel Aviv University. Today, Avi teaches modern Palestinian history at Ben-Gurion.
Prior to working at Haaretz, Issacharoff was Middle Eastern Affairs Correspondent for Israel Radio, where he covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as conflicts in Iraq and other Arab countries. He was also Palestinian Affairs Correspondent for Israeli Public Radio and Israeli Television.
Along with Amos Harel, Issacharoff co-wrote "The Seventh War: How we won and why we lost the war with the Palestinians", a 2004 book about the second Intifadah. The book - a best-seller in Israel - has been translated into French and Arabic, and won the prestigious Chechic award in 2005, for outstanding security research.
Issacharoff and Harel's second book, "34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah and the War in Lebanon", about the war of 2006 was published in Hebrew in January 2008, and also became a best-seller. It was published in English, by Palgrave-Macmillan Books, in April 2008. "34 Days" also won the Chechic award in 2009.