No suprise at all here. In fact it is likley that many academics slam Israel just for this reason. It conjures up memories of McCarthy's goons attackng communists, whether they believes this or not. Hopefully this fad of the establishment left will pass soon.
Mexico sentences five men to 697 years for killings of 11 women (AP)
from the article: Peter Beinart’s rock star aura is driving some people crazy