May 20, 2013
Fake News Release Targets Scholars and Student Critical of Israel
A Stanford University student and two American scholars critical of Israel are among the victims of a rough new tactic in the fight over public opinion on the Middle East: a fake news release that attributes to them inflammatory criticisms of Iran and a long list of Arab nations.
The fake news release falsely depicts the student and scholars as leaders of a campaign to boycott Iran and the Arab world. Although obviously fraudulent to anyone who knows them and their views, it was