BERKELEY (CBS / AP) — The University of California at Berkeley has suspended a course amid accusations it shared anti-Semitic viewpoints and was designed to indoctrinate students against Israel.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Berkeley suspended “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis” on Tuesday. The newspaper reports a syllabus for the one-credit course taught by an undergraduate student says it examines the history of Palestine “through the lens of settler colonialism.”

The suspension came on the same day 43 Jewish, civil rights and education advocacy groups sent a letter raising concerns about the course. The letter says the class encourages students to accept the idea “that Israel is an illegitimate settler colonial state” and that course readings have “a blatantly anti-Israel bias.”

The Chronicle reports Berkeley says the suspension is “pending completion of the mandated review and approval process.”

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Comments (4)
  1. Morgan says:

    The reality is that if you do or say anything against the Jew state, then they will scream racism. It does not matter that the Jews are responsible for the deaths of millions of Arabs over the decades and have impoverished millions more. The media is owned by them and that is the main reason that they wield so much influence.

    1. Jack Lem says:

      Don’t forget the banks as well. They run all of these industries that have hurt white middle families for so long.
      It would be nice to have someone who stands up for those honest, hard-working folks instead of the Zionists who care nothing about anyone else and are responsible for so many of the problems in our world today.

  2. theblogsum says:

    If you can’t dissent at CAL… then where??? 🙁

  3. ZumaMom says:

    All the Jewish people I have known in Southern California, over 45 years of living there, have been hard working, honest and good people.