|BGU Oren Yiftachel, at the Saudi linked, Center for contemporary Arab studies, Georgetown U: Forced Nomadism of Bedouins in Israel/Palestine|
Editor's note: Georgetown university's Arab centers have been deeply connected to Saudi Arabia. Further information on this issue can be found here:
"Model Middle East Indoctrination" by Stephen Schwartz http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/01/model_middle_east_indoctrinati.html ,
"Saudi Gives $20 Million to Georgetown" Washington Post
and "Why Arabian Gulf Countries Donate to US Universities" by Jay P. Greene
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Prof. Oren Yiftachel teaches political geography, urban planning and public policy at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Yiftachel is one of the main critical geographers and social scientists working in Israel. Yiftachel studied in Australian and Israeli universities, and previously taught in at a range of institutions, including: Curtin University, Australia; the Technion, Israel; the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, and UC Berkeley, in the US; University of Cape Town, South Africa and the University of Venice, Italy. He was a research fellow at RMIT, Melbourne; the US Institute of Peace, Washington DC; and the Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem.
Yiftachel has worked on critical theories of space and power; minorities and public policy; 'ethnocratic' societies and land regimes.