Academic Corruption, the Israel Lobby, and 9/11, or, Why I have resigned from my emeritus status at the University of Sussex
by Kees van der Pijl, March 2019
On 3 November 2018, in reply to a Twitter message summing up a series of crimes ascribed to ‘Saudis’, beginning with their alleged responsibility for bringing down the Twin Towers, I posted, ‘Not Saudis, Israelis brought down the Twin Towers with help from Zionists in US Govt’. This was picked up by self-professed Jewish and pro-Israel organizations denouncing it as ‘anti-Semitic’. The accusation was accompanied by the identical demand of practically all complainants to strip me of my status as professor emeritus of the University of Sussex. The comments were duly reported in the Daily Mail, the Independent, and Russian Sputnik, and possibly others. No mention was made of the many supporting reactions, often accompanied by new documentary evidence and by the important enjoinder that the university should investigate, if anything, the claim being made, not the person making it.
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