Both the Chavez and Assad regimes have “antagonistic relationships with the US”, but the similarity ends there.
MORE FROM AUTHOR
The sectarian “narrative” for Syria is political propaganda that is analytically unsound and morally problematic.
Supporters of Israeli policies often victimise Jewish students who criticise Israel or sympathise with Palestinians.
UC’s behaviour with respect to Israel-related speech conflicts directly with notions of free speech, writes Salahi.
University administrators squash pro-Palestinian actions to avoid negative publicity and to keep alumni funding.