The Academic Blacklisting of Israel, the Tantura Affair and Ilan Pappe
Academic boycott of Israeli universities by the British Association of University Teachers, among the first to jump onto the BDS bandwagon, was based in large part on charges relating to Zionist ideologue Ilan Pappé's unscholarly promotion of a contested claim of an Israeli-perpetrated massacre of Arabs in Tantura. What were the claims? How did Pappé promote them? And how was it used as a pretext for boycott?