Some supporters of Israel are so blinded by their ideological constructs and, in some cases, by their racism that they construe any critical Palestinian voice is ipso facto, a supporter of terrorism. It is a bit like presuming that an Israeli who is unwilling to accept a Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank must be a member or supporters of a terrorist gang of colonists that attacks Palestinian civilians.
This article is about Khalil Shikaki, arguably the leading Palestinian pollster and a find analyst of Palestinian and Israeli politics. He happens to be the brother of a man who led Islamic Jihad until he was assassinated in Cyprus by Israel. Anyone who knows Dr. Shikaki or his work would find the charge risible. This is a charge born of ignorance. Shame!
Brandeis University Faces Threat Of Boycott Over Palestinian Scholar - Forward Newspaper Online