Update: Jewish Groups Opposed to Pipes Nomination

July 31, 2003

Source: Mpac News


On July 31, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "a broad coalition of Jewish peace groups today called upon President Bush to withdraw his controversial nomination of Daniel Pipes to the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace... The Jewish peace groups also lauded the decision of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee last week to table a scheduled vote on Pipes' nomination to the U.S. Institute of Peace... Pipes has also been roundly criticized for launching Campus Watch, a website sponsored by the Middle East Forum that monitors professors of Middle Eastern studies and maintains online 'dossiers' on those whose views it considers unacceptable. Critics have charged that the website underminesacademic freedom by urging students to report professors whose sympathies are suspect."