As Schachtel’s and Greenfield’s respective articles reported, Bauman’s dissertation: blames Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for “inciting Palestinian violence” (dissertation p. 103) and for “derail[ing] the peace process almost completely” ( id. ); quotes pro-Hamas Obama administration official Robert Malley (and Malley’s and other Arabists’ absurd claims that generous Israeli peace offers were “heavily favored in Israel’s direction”) (p. 43); insists that the . should engage the terror group Hamas and include Hamas in a Palestinian state; and makes the absurd accusation that “Israel and the Quartet refused to engage with Hamas and instead turned Gaza into an open-air prison.” (p. 215) (In fact, Hamas usurps Gaza’s construction materials to build rocket launching pads, terror tunnels, and billion-dollar fortunes on the black market – while Israel sends in hundreds of truckloads of foods and humanitarian supplies to Gaza every day.)
Supporters of an autonomous Novorossiya in eastern Ukraine equally argue for a Novorossiyan right to exist. Due to ongoing media controversy around the driving forces behind the unrest in Ukraine , however, the term carries significant weight. RT News reported in December 2014 that Soika, a self-professed 23-year old Slovak volunteer who had then been in Donbass for two months, told them: "Novorossiya has the right to exist. Although Europe declares the rights of peoples, it recognizes them in a selective manner."  Euromaidan generally sees the state not as a grassroots movement , but rather as Russian-backed astroturfing .