New Middle East research center at London School of Economics, sponsored by UAE, has map of the Middle East that has Beirut and the Gaza Strip but no Israel.
(JPost) LONDON – A prestigious British university apologized on Thursday for using a map of the Middle East without Israel in an article in one of its publications.HOW DO SUCH "PRODUCTION OVERSIGHTS" HAPPEN?
The alumni magazine of the London School of Economics, LSE Connect, published a story about the school’s new Middle East research center with a map of the Middle East that had Beirut and the Gaza Strip but no Israel.
In the article, it said that the creation of the center was made possible because of the support of two organizations from the United Arab Emirates. The Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy and the Aman Trust contributed £9.2 million.
“I am outraged that a leading London university institution can falsify reality in this way; is it really necessary to resort to this kind of chicanery in order to placate your Arab donors? Has LSE no academic integrity left? I am ashamed to call myself a graduate,” a former LSE student said in a letter to the publication’s editor.
In a statement, LSE apologized for the error, saying it was a production oversight and that it did not come from the Middle East Center.
THEY HAPPEN BECAUSE UNIVERSITIES GET THEIR INFORMATION ON THE MIDDLE EAST FROM PEOPLE WHO PUT THEIR POLITICS ABOVE THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH.
THE BUSINESS OF A UNIVERSITY IS TO TEACH STUDENTS TO LEARN THROUGH THE PROCESS OF LOGIC, REASON, AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD.
IF UNIVERSITIES ARE EMPLOYING PROFESSORS WHO ARE WILLING TO JETTISON LOGIC, REASON, AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, THEN THEY ARE NO LONGER SERVING THE FUNCTION FOR WHICH THEY EXIST, AND OUGHT NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, BUT OUGHT BE, INSTEAD, CALLED POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS.