Mazin Qumsiyeh

      Discredited Qumsiyeh at Center of Davos Fracas

      Mazin Qumsiyeh, a former Yale University associate professor of genetics, frequently publishes Op-Eds relying on misinformation to make his case for the replacement of Israel with a "binational state." According to today's New York Times, Qumsiyeh is now at the center of an uproar at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos for penning a magazine article calling for an international boycott of Israel and accusing Israel of "apartheid" practices.

      UPDATED: Mazin Qumsiyeh Lacks Credibility

      Twice within two weeks, newspapers have had to correct false statements by anti-Israel activist Mazin Qumsiyeh. These two corrections, along with the many other erroneous statements by Qumsiyeh which have passed uncorrected, reveal a disregard for facts that should be a red flag for those considering reading–or publishing–his diatribes. Update: Qumsiyeh responds to CAMERA's critique.

      UPDATED: Providence Journal Redresses Op-Ed Errors

      The following letter appeared in the Providence Journal in response to a fallacious op-ed by error-prone Palestinian activist Mazin Qumsiyeh. Qumsiyeh misstated both the number of Palestinians killed by settlers and the number of immigrants in Israel. On Nov. 1, over two months after the error was published, the newspaper finally cleared the record with a correction.

      From ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ to Casualty Count, Prof. Qumsiyeh Errs

      Mazin Qumsiyeh's July 27 New Haven Register op-ed contained highly distorted and unsubstantiated accusations against Israel. While many of the accusations were of a general nature, Qumsiyeh did make some specific allegations which are demonstrably false.

      UPDATED: San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed Distorts Israeli History

      In its extensive coverage of Israel's targeted killing of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, founder and supreme leader of Hamas, the San Francisco Chronicle included an op-ed by Arab propagandist Mazin Qumsiyeh. The column distorted Israeli history in several ways. (The same day, the paper ran its own similarly themed editorial, yet no opinion piece appeared carrying exclusively Israeli views of the Yassin killing.)

      Thumbs Down to Mazin Qumsiyeh

      THUMBS DOWN to Mazin Qumsiyeh for the many outright errors in his November 3, 2002 cover story, "The Cucumber and the Cactus," in the Hartford Courant's Northeast Magazine.