Steven Stotsky

The Ideology and Rhetoric Behind the ASA Boycott

The American Studies Association votes to boycott the only Middle Eastern state that encourages vigorous and free academic debate. By blocking boycott opponents from presenting their arguments before the vote, the hypocrisy of the boycott supporters is exposed.

Backgrounder on the Bedouin Land Dispute

A solution to the property claims of the Negev Beduin has so far defied resolution. The media fails to provide enough historical context to understand the arguments presented by both sides of the dispute.

Backgrounder on the Beduin Land Dispute

A solution to the property claims of the Negev Beduin has so far defied resolution. The media fails to provide enough historical context to understand the arguments presented by both sides of the dispute.

NPR Host Obstructs Balanced Discussion on Iran

NPR's Tom Ashbrook hosted a discussion of the proposed interim deal with Iran over its nuclear program  but repeatedly interrupted the guest expert who opposed the deal.

Film Review: 5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras is an Palestinian-Israeli film of the daily life and activism of a Palestinian film-maker and his fellow villagers' opposition to the Israeli security fence and Jewish settlement. But controversial scenes showing unprovoked aggression by Israeli soldiers did not really happen as shown in the film.

Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Distributed by Kino Lorber Produced and Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi Hebrew/Arabic; English subtitles 90 minutes
This heavily edited, agenda-driven film purports to document the daily lives of the Palestinian film-maker and his fellow villagers and their activism against the Israeli security fence and settlements.