Shai Feldman

‘Durban,’ Delegitimization Seen Linked

Conference here draws parallels between anti-Israel activity and Palestinians’ statehood bid.

10/03/2011
Staff Writer

The Palestinians are well on their way to successfully delegitimizing Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, but the campaign may morph into the delegitimization of Israel itself, warned Middle East expert Shai Feldman.

“There are others competing with them in the way [the issue] gets framed who will say it is about Israel itself,” said Feldman, director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University.

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