Alessio Lerro, an adjunct comparative literature professor, posted the comments in online discourse leading up to a Modern Language Association vote on a resolution to take action against Israel for denying academics entry to the West Bank.
The local Federation endorsed the latest proposal for state legislation regarding Holocaust education, which does not include a mandate, but there are still separate efforts to come up with a different solution.
Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.
Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.
He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.