Richard Landes was a professor of history at Boston University and is now an independent scholar in Jerusalem. He also chairs the Council of Scholars at SPME. He coined the term Pallywood in 2003 while investigating the Muhammad al Durah affair and maintains a blog critical of western journalism, The Augean Stables.
His latest book is: Can “The Whole World” Be Wrong? Lethal Journalism, Antisemitism, and Global Jihad (Academic Studies Press, 2022). He tweets at @richard_landes.
Listen to Richard Landes on Talking Point:
PALLYWOOD EXPOSED — Medievalist expert Professor Richard Landes coined the term Pallywood in 2003 while investigating the Muhammad al Durah affair and and has never been afraid to tackle the topic of Middle East news bias despite enormous pressure. In his Talking Point interview, Richard discusses his latest book : Can “The Whole World” Be Wrong? Lethal Journalism, Antisemitism, and Global Jihad and explains the similarities between apocalyptic and millenarian thinking and how it historically can affect antisemitism including our present day. You will also discover how to take a class with Richard to go through his book with him personally.