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Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram Goldblum's (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Hebrew University - The Foreign Ministry Taking Steps against HebrewU's Radical Leftist Ties

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely called Monday to suspend connections with the Minerva Center for Human rights at the Hebrew University.

According to Hotovely, this is due to "cooperation between the center and a group of anti-Israel organizations, like the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, Gisha, B'Tselem, Hamoked: Center for The Defense of the Individual, Bimkom, Emek Shaveh and others".

Hotovely claims these organizations have a record of ignoring the human rights of Jews, adding that "most of them are involved in anti-Israel activity and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs won't cooperate with organizations that slander Israel every chance they get."

She also called for the name of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be removed immediately from the Minerva Center for Human Rights' website, which lists the Ministry as one of its sponsors.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has never supported this organization, which under the guise of academia, advances a political agenda along with radical organizations," Hotovely said.


Hebrew University Promotes Anti-Israel Scholarships

Hebrew U and its Law Faculty see value in funding students to brainwash them in radical leftist ideology.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is providing thousands of shekels in scholarship funds and academic credits to students who volunteer with the Center for the Defense of the Individual, a human rights organization that has petitioned the state to prevent terrorists' homes from being demolished.
The university's law faculty offers students the opportunity to take part in a so-called "human rights fellowship," in which they volunteer eight hours every week with a human rights organization approved and supervised by the Minerva Center for Human Rights, which was established in January 1997 as a joint center of the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University, with the support of the Minerva Foundation Company for Research in Germany.
In a statement, the university argued that "there is significant pedagogical value in exposing students at the university to the ways in which NGOs work to challenge government policies."

The Council for Higher Education said it and the education minister were reviewing the case.


Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Soliciting Foreign Intervention into Israeli Sovereignty

Sternhell, worried that the Europeans won't know the difference between the radical leftists "good Jews" like himself and those other "bad Jews", demands to throw the Settlers under the bus and wishes to rid himself of all claims to the cradle of Jewish History.

When the Americans truly want something from Israel, they know exactly how to get it: with threats and force. It's a pity they don't use this tactic when it comes to the occupation.
The real question, however, is why the U.S. refuses to link its enormous aid package to Israel to progress in the Palestinian arena. The only reasonable answer is that the occupation and the apartheid regime in the territories simply don't figure in the equation to the degree they should.
But the majority of Europeans are no longer capable of distinguishing between Israel within the 1967 borders and Israel the occupier. The hostility toward the occupation and the apartheid in the territories causes Israel to be perceived as a single colonialist unit. That package must be taken apart and the settlements placed beyond the fence. Israel within the Green Line belongs naturally to the West; the territories are not Israel, but rather a colony that heaps shame on Zionism and on Jewish history.


Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Calls for the International Community to Impose a Ban Travel on Elected Israeli Officials

Goldblum posts to Facebook the pictures and names for Regional Council Heads and Mayors of Judea & Samaria.

Isracampus calls for the Israeli Government to restrict Goldblum's movements outside of Gush Dan.

Amiram Goldblum
August 6 at 3:29pm

זוהי קריאה לעולם להגביל את תנועתם של מי שבתמונה - ראשי מועצות ארץ האפרטהייד שבשטחים הכבושים בגדה המערבית - שחופש תנועתם של מיליוני פלסטינים מוגבל רק בגללם. רוב הציבור אינו מכיר את שמותיהם - השמות הללו ותמונותיהם צריכים להיות על שולחנו של כל קונסול וכל פקיד גבולות במדינות העולם !


Hebrew University - Dimitry Shumsky (Dept of History) Deconstructs the Total Boycott of Israel; Lays Out Detailed Plans for a Limited Boycott Instead

Over a backdrop of bogus lawfare accusations, Shumsky appeals to American Jewish liberals to support his boycott plan. Shumsky claims to have an "ethical" purpose however he's still acting to usurp and undermine Israeli sovereignty.

After all, it is clear that Israel, with all its institutions and taxpayers, bears responsibility for the existence and continuation of the occupation and settlement enterprise, in gross violation of international law. As was the case with sanctions against the apartheid regime in South Africa, imposing a general boycott on the Israeli state in an attempt to put an end to the trampling of human dignity and the national rights of the Palestinian people is the very embodiment of human and national justice.
The problem is that without broad enlistment of those same Diaspora Jews, who fear for the moral image and future of Israel in the face of the continued subjugation of the Palestinians, the struggle against the occupation will never bear any real fruit…

Is it preferable to completely give up on the weapon of the boycott? The answer is a resounding "No." The boycott has been used throughout Jewish history as a rather effective action for internal correction of social faults. Today, too, in light of the deepening erosion in the moral foundations of Israel as a result of the shameful control of the fate of millions of people, it would be better to resort to that means. But its target must be that which as consistently undermined the moral and political boundaries of the Israeli state: the occupation and settlement enterprise.
But the truth is that these questions must be the focus of a serious public discourse, which it seems has never been conducted in a systematic fashion.

Today, as we approach the horrific 50th anniversary of the occupation, accompanied by a praiseworthy frenzy of activity by peace organizations, the time has come to initiate such a discussion. The object of any boycott should be the occupation and "settlement enterprise," with all its economic, cultural and institutional components. It is to be hoped that in the wake of such a debate, despite all the difficulties and doubts involved, it will be possible to formulate clear and reasoned criteria for such a boycott.


Hebrew University - Claims of Rampant Sexual Harassment against Hebrew U Staff; Police Investigation Initiated

The Hebrew University in Jerusalem is in turmoil in the wake of a report by the NGO "One of One", which claims that 11 lecturers from the school performed lewd acts with female students, some of which amount to rape.
The NGO's report represents a troubling reality today in which the phenomenon of sexual harassment is more widespread than previously perceived.
Gal Shargil, head of the NGO, claims that the university knew of five cases in which lecturers had sexually assaulted female students, including cases of rape. Some of these cases occurred during the current school year, and others occurred on the Hebrew University campus. Shargil additionally mentioned that the university knew of six other lecturers who were sexually harassing female students on an ongoing basis.


Hebrew University - Anti-Orthodox Jihad at Hebrew U

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, or more precisely its politicized School of Law, operated a fundamentalist jihad these past days … against religious women.

The law school has a number of religious women students. Each year it runs a spring "gala" party for students, with music and dancing. This year the religious women in the law school requested that a small corner of the hall be partitioned off in such a way so they could conduct there women's-only dancing, among themselves. The rest of the hall would have dancing for men and women together.

When word got out of the proposed atrocity, the anti-religious academic Left went on a rampage… On professors chat lists, the tenured Left denounced the very idea of even allowing such primitive religious people to attend universities… In the end the law school student union voted to refuse the women's request. No dance corner for them.


Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Supports Yair Golan's Outrageously Invalid Comparison of Israeli Society to Pre-Nazi Germany

Sternhell gives Arab terror a pass and labels Bennett and Shaked fascists who intend to cancel Israeli general elections. However, Sternhell has been frantically finding phantom fascist apparitions in Israeli society for over 25 years.

"Golan was right in every word he uttered," Sternhell said at the outset of our conversation. "At the start of the previous century, anti-Semitism served as xenophobia. Today, hatred of the other serves the same role for the radical Jewish right in Israel. Fascism started developing as an extreme manifestation of violating the universal and ethical values of enlightenment and its political expression: liberalism, democracy and human rights. In the view of the radical Israeli right — the HaBayit HaYehudi party, the radical wing of the Likud, [Yisrael Beitenu Chair Avigdor] Liberman and his people — adherence to enlightened values is childish. Therefore, hating the Arabs and abusing foreigners and refugees is permissible.
Sternhell: For people like [Education Minister] Naftali Bennett and [Justice Minister] Ayelet Shaked [both of HaBayit HaYehudi], democracy is the rule of the majority. The next step is rule of the Jewish majority, since Arabs do not belong to the Jewish nation but rather to an artificial body known as "a community of citizens" who has no right to determine existential issues. After that, elections can be done away with altogether because we are in a constant state of emergency.


Hebrew University - Israel Prize Winner David Shulman (Dept of Comparative Religion) to Donate all Israel Prize Money to his Favorite Anti-Israel NGO

Israel Prize winner Professor David Shulman has declared he will donate all of his prize money to the anarchist Ta'ayush organization, whose leader was recently revealed to have handed over Arabs for torture at the hands of Palestinian Authority security forces.

In a video promoting his activity with Taayush, initially reported by the left-wing Haaretz news site, Shulman said he considered rejecting the Israel Prize in protest of the recent police investigations into the extremist group's activists, most notably its notorious leader Ezra Nawi. He described attempts to prosecute them for handing over Arabs who sold land to Jews to PA security forces, as "the hounding of Taayush activists and peace and human rights activists, at the hands of the right-wing establishment who perpetuate the occupation."

Instead, however, he decided to accept the prize - and donate all 75,000 shekels in prize money (nearly $20,000) to Taayush.


Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Supports the Subversive Activities of 'Breaking the Silence'

Sternhell demands massive fund raising efforts for further espionage and intelligence gathering before the Government can close loopholes with legislation. Sternhell whimpers that only anti-democratic measures can "save" Israeli democracy.

The accusations of treason against Breaking the Silence by the defense minister and prime minister is amazing for the most elementary reason: The prime minister is responsible for the Shin Bet security service and "other investigative bodies," which have now been called on for help. How is it that he needs Channel 2 (which was not ashamed to broadcast that pitiful hidden-camera segment), together with the McCarthyites of Ad Kan, to discover that Breaking the Silence is involved in espionage? Did the Shin Bet not know this before? How is it that their agents, who have taken an interest for many years in the human rights groups, including Breaking the Silence, and have more reliable sources than Ad Kan's moles, were not alerted?
If Likud MK Yariv Levin raises a hue and cry against the traitors, it's ludicrous. But if the prime minister and defense minister use the same type of demagoguery, that just proves that criticism of the occupation and apartheid in the territories is on-target, painful and successful.

What this shows is that the investigation of actions in the territories must go on and go deeper. For this, a coalition is needed of all human rights groups, including those that do not deal directly with the territories. The attempt to lay the groundwork for restricting all these groups, in preparation for gradually shutting them down or making them illegal, requires an immediate response. Testimony on events in the territories in general, not only in the army, must be collected, and the reports must be more widely distributed in Israel and abroad.


Hebrew University - Israel Prize Winner David Shulman (Dept of Comparative Religion) Defaming Israel

In a display of "gratitude" in the period leading up to his accepting the 2016 Israel Prize, Shulman finds the time to bash Israel.

Shulman sees nothing wrong with the criminal activities of the far-left and instead promotes conspiracies galore to rationalize the Israeli democracy defending itself from the treasonous attacks perpetrated by the radical left.

Shulman comes out in support of Breaking the Silence, ignoring their spying and intelligence gathering activities. He also justifies and dismisses the murderous activities of the pedophile Ezra Nawi, whom Shulman describes glowingly as a "pivotal and charismatic figure". Shulman joins the mudslinging over Ilana Dayan's portrayal of Nawi in the far-leftist tradition of defaming anyone who dares criticize leftist actions.

Shulman advocates Arab land-grabbing tactics and denies legitimate actions of Israeli sovereignty to remove illegal building practices, within or beyond the Green-line, calling it "ethnic cleansing ".

Shulman makes a heinous comparision between Arab terrorists and their terror victims, equating the slaughtered Israeli terror victims and their killed terrorist assailants.

Shulman repeats the leftist radical bluster that maintains that Israeli democracy is under attack and he calls on the Krytocracy of Judicial Activism to "exert some kind of constraint on the government."

Israeli human rights activists and what is left of the Israeli peace groups, including joint Israeli-Palestinian peace organizations, are under attack. In a sense, this is nothing very new; organizations such as B'Tselem, the most prominent and effective in the area of human rights, and Breaking the Silence, which specializes in soldiers' firsthand testimony about what they have seen and done in the occupied territories and in Gaza, have always been anathema to the Israeli right, which regards them as treasonous.1 But open attacks on the Israeli left have now assumed a far more sinister and ruthless character; some of them are being played out in the interrogation rooms of Israeli prisons. Clearly, there is an ongoing coordinated campaign involving the government, members of the Knesset, the police, various semiautonomous right-wing groups, and the public media. Politically driven harassment, including violent and illegal arrest, interrogation, denial of legal support, virulent incitement, smear campaigns, even death threats issued by proxy—all this has become part of the repertoire of the far right, which dominates the present government and sets the tone for its policies.



Hebrew University - The Amiram Goldblum Guidebook to Politics

All Zionists are urged to send the book or at least the photo to Komrad Goldblum.

Hebrew University – Amiel Vardi (Dept of Arts) is Ezra Nawi's 'Academic' Partner in Taayoush who Helps Arabs Steal State Lands

Vardi's treasonous activities were exposed by 'Ad Kan'. Vardi, a head of Taayush, was filmed hoodwinking the State and facilitating Arab land grabs.

A group called Ta'ayush seeks to transfer these plots to full Arab ownership, according to Ad Kan. Prof. Amiel Vardi, Head of the Classical Studies Department in Hebrew University and one of the heads of Ta'ayush, explained on hidden camera that Ta'ayush's activists find the plots of land and then consult the legal department of Rabbis for Human Rights, which tells them what legal documents they need to obtain in order to claim the land.

Arabs are then solicited to file lawsuits demanding ownership of the land. In one case documented, the Arab insists that he has already sold the land, but Ta'ayush's Ezra Nawi tells him to "forget the word 'sale'… If you sold it, nobody knows."

For more details and to see the full original article, go here


Hebrew University - The Freedom to Incite and Misuse of Funds to Promote Left-Wing Radicalism at Hebrew U

Eytan Meir, the International Relations Coordinator for 'Im Tirtzu', calls Hebrew U's decision to host a lecture by the terror-supporting PA radical an example of the dangerous far-left extremist incitement fostering on Israeli campuses. Meir calls for a clear definition of incitement by the far-left to prevent future encouragement of terror under the guise of "freedom of speech".

This week Hebrew University's Truman Institute will be hosting an event featuring Mahmoud Al-Habbash – a top adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas and a vocal advocate of religious war and terrorism against Israel.
But if peace and respectful dialogue is what they were after, they sorely missed the mark.

Al-Habbash's continuous calls for religious war against the State of Israel are tantamount to a call for murder, a call that has been duly answered by the Palestinian Arabs.

This is yet another instance of an academic institution failing to distinguish between free speech and incitement. It is absurd and indefensible that a publicly-funded university should use its resources to provide a platform and grant legitimacy to a man that has the blood of innocents on his hands.
At a time when innocent Jews are being murdered in the streets by Palestinian Arabs, it is incumbent upon us to crack down on incitement. A clear line must be drawn between free speech and incitement – calling for the murder of innocent Jews crosses that line.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here


Hebrew University - David Shulman (Dept of Comparative Religion), Groupie of Murderer Pedophile Ezra Nawi, Awarded the 2016 Israel Prize

The long tradition of Likud governments granting the Israel Prize and similar national honors to ultra-leftist haters of Israel continues. It was just announced that the groupie of pedophile murderer Ezra Nawi at the Hebrew University, Jew-4-Jihad David Shulman, is to be awarded the Israel Prize…

Who is Shulman? See this: level pages/Editorial - Joel Amitai - David Shulman.htm

He says Israel conducts pogroms: level pages/HebrewU - David Shulman - pogroms.htm

He is a leading supporter of murderer and convicted pedophile Ezra Nawi: level pages/HebrewU - Shulman and Vardi support pedophile Ezra Nawi.htm

For more details and to see the full original article, go here


Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) says Judaism "helped Hitler wipe out the Jews in Europe"

Following the terror attack yesterday, in which Palestinians murdered two parents in front of their kids, Goldblum has this to say:

"The Jewish religion is destroying us all - just like it helped Hitler wipe out the Jews in Europe".

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Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Flips his Lid; Demands Indictment for Education Minister Bennett

Goldblum attacks Education Minister Bennett over fine leveled by the State Comptroller and makes other outlandish accusations.

On his facebook page this week, Goldblum claims falsely that Bennett personally finances the "plants" publicity campaign of the Im Tirtzu students, for which he wants the police to investigate and indict Bennett. Even if the charge were true, this is a crime only in the mind of a leftist anti-democratic 'plant' who opposes freedom of speech!! Goldblum also kvetches that Bennett was slapped with a fine because he co-mingled funds for primary elections in his party with those for the general election, a heinous crime in the eyes of Mister Apartheid Goldblum.

The one thing Goldblum forgot to note is that HE HIMSELF was indicted for violation of Israeli campaign financing laws. The criminal proceedings against him were later "frozen," meaning the leftist Attorney General decided not to pursue the case against the 'Peace Now' provocateur. But the indictment stood. See level pages/HebrewU - Amiram Goldblum - Criminal Indictment Filed.htm

For more details and to see the full original article, go here


Ben-Dror Yemini: The Israeli Left Lives in a "Bubble of Pure Hatred"

Yemini uses Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew U) as an example of how the Left has radicalized from criticism to hate and demonization.

It seems that part of what used to be the Left has moved from criticism to hatred, and for that purpose it must portray Israel as a country endangering itself. It must radicalize the horror propaganda. It must move to a discourse of hatred.
As time goes by, it is becoming more and more radical. On Monday, Prof. Amiram Goldblum of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem published a short piece countering an article in which I argued that there is a fascist element in the attempt to impose "what is good for the State" via an external source, while showing contempt for the democratic choice.
Goldblum claimed the obvious: If there were a Hitler here, it would have been our duty to oppose him. And that's precisely the point. Because there is no Hitler here. There is a democracy here. But the activists of the discourse of hatred need growing portions of the hatred drug.

Let's leave Goldblum alone, he is not the issue here. The problem is that those he addressed his post to included serious people. No one commented on it. On the contrary. Eliezer Yaari, the former director-general of the New Israel Fund, even praised him.

It's scary. They have created a bubble of pure hatred. They have to turn Israel into a Nazi state and the justice minister into Nazi scum. They have to sink deeper into demonization.

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Left-Wing Fascism at Hebrew University: Ofer Cassif (Dept of Political Science) Joins Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) in Leading the Leftist Fascist Incitement Against Israel's Elected Government

Cassif calls Justice Minister Shaked "neo-Nazi scum". Goldblum associates Shaked with "blood money". Shaked to file complaint for incitement with police. Hebrew U refuses to evoke disciplinary measures over the Facebook posts.

A Hebrew University professor called Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked "neo-Nazi scum" on his Facebook page on Monday, leading the minister to announce she would file a complaint with police.

Dr. Ofer Cassif of the Political Science Department shared a post by colleague Professor Amiram Goldblum, who posted an image of Shaked alongside sharp criticism of the bill approved Sunday that requires NGOs who receive more than half of their funding from other countries to make a note of this in publications and reports released to the public.

Dr. Cassif added his own thoughts when he shared the post, writing that "this neo-Nazi scum is not only partly responsible for the fascisization of Israel, but is also an indirect partner to genocide in Africa and crimes against humanity. There are no words left in the dictionary that can describe this filth."

"Those who give more weight to what I wrote on my Facebook page than to the policy of a government that actively kills, steals, incites, and censors - they are the ones with a problem of priorities," Dr. Cassif told Ynet on Monday.

Dr. Cassif, who prides himself on being "the first of those refusing to serve in the first intifada," added that: "I am in no way representing the university and I don't need to be associated with the university. Unlike Im Tirzu or other fascist gangs, the university is a pluralistic institution. There are people here with different positions, and that's a good thing. These are things I wrote on my own Facebook page, not things that are said in class or in lectures. This is a legitimate political statement made within the freedom of expression."
The Hebrew University said in response that it is "not responsible for comments made by its lecturers, and it is not the university's place to handle them as long as there is no use of the academic stage to spread these comments. If anyone believes one comment or another constitutes incitement or breaks state laws, they must turn to law enforcement authorities."
Goldblum, demanding "transparency" from Shaked, asserts the Justice Minister's election campaign was funded, in part, by "blood money" raised "in exchange for weapons sold to murderers in Sierra Leone and South America."
The Justice Minister has made clear she intends to file a police complaint over the posts, asserting they crossed the "fine line between freedom of speech and incitement."

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Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram "Mister Apartheid" Goldblum's (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Leftist Incitement Aimed at PM Netanyahu

Posting on facebook, Goldblum also slanders Israel as a Fascist and apartheid state.

Israel has recently turned into a Fascist State. It is also turning into a full fledged apartheid state, after having controlled the apartheid West Bank since September 1967 as the first settlement was constructed. The destruction in homes of Israeli Arab citizens, as shown today in Channel 10, is directly associated with anti Israeli Arabs incitements by Netanyahu. He is the National inciter - developing the "art of incitement". He was inciting against Rabin - Netanyhau marched with a hanging rope and a coffin with Rabin's name on it, and stood in the Zion Square of Jerusalem as the mob shouted "we will expell Rabin with blood and fire". Netanyahu even incited against Rabin AFTER his murder, as Martin Indik correctly described recently. Netanyahi incited against "Leftists" and against Israeli Arab citizens. He is directly responsible for creating the atmosphere that allowed the new Chief of Police Roni Alsheich to produce a pogrom in the villages of Ar'a and Ar'ara in the Ar'a Wadi this week, as they were searching for the Natshe murderer.

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Hebrew University - Anti-Israel Activist, Moshe Halbertal (Dept of Philosophy), Gets Owned at US Campus

Halbertal, a serial "useful idiot" quoted by the NY Times, gets heckled by pro-Arab activists at Minnesota U.

Hebrew University professor Moshe Halbertal was invited to deliver the University of Minnesota's annual Dewey Lecture in the Philosophy of Law. Unfortunately, the Palestinian and pro-Palestinian activists on campus don't have very much respect for the philosophy of law, at least not the laws that protect freedom of speech. Two dozen hecklers tried to drown out Halbertal by shouting "denunciations of Israel" (as the local press described it) and accusing Halbertal of being "a war crimes apologist."
Welcome to the real world, Moshe Halbertal. Criticizing Israeli polices is not enough. When the hecklers called him a "war crimes apologist," they weren't referring to one or two particular alleged war crimes. They consider the very existence of the State of Israel to be a war crime.
A sampling of Halbertal's pearls of unwisdom in the pages of the Times over the years:
-- Those who oppose Israeli territorial surrender "are dooming Israel to an apartheid state." (July 28, 2000)
-- Halbertal participated in weekly vigils in a mostly-Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem to demand that Jews not be allowed to move into the area. The Ku Klux Klan would have been proud. (March 10, 2010)
-- The window for a two-state solution "is rapidly closing," so Israel "will either be apartheid or Lebanon." (Dec. 12, 2010)

That last dire warning about Israel being on the verge of "apartheid" was uttered by Halbertal five years ago. Funny, five years have passed and still no apartheid. That's because the "apartheid" warnings are really just a cheap scare tactic to pressure Israel into making more concessions.

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Hebrew University - Hebrew U Prof Incites Against the Likud

Uri Hershtein (Dept of Law) knocks off Likud Minister look-alike in test question. Likud Minister pressing charges against HebrewU and Hershtein.

On the exam, for Dr. Uri Hershtein's class, an example question used the name "Shiri Regev" to describe a minister who blasts the education system within an hour and a half of being appointed to the position.

The question then describes a potential conflict between Regev and a blogger, who leaks secrets about Regev; the conflict ends with a car crash between the two which results in Regev's death and the blogger's injury.

The outrageous question also paints the Likud party as uninterested in educational issues and neglectful of the public.

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The Illegitimate and Anti-Democratic Tactics of "Shtinkers" and other Rats

Alon Liel (Tel Aviv University - Dept of Political Science) pressures foreign governments to reject diplomats posted by the Israeli government. Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University - Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) is labeled a dirty informant "shtinker" when he defends Liel's actions in TV interview.

The latest tactic of Israel's anti-democratic Fascist Left is a campaign to pressure foreign governments to refuse to accept Israeli diplomats posted to serve there if the diplomat holds opinions contrary to those of the Radical Left.
Things escalated when several Israeli radical leftist ex-members of the diplomatic corps, led by Alon Liel, who teaches at Tel Aviv University and whose wife just happens to be the head of the BDS-supporting New Israel Fund in Israel, interfered and issued their own call to Brazil to refuse to approve the appointment.

Liel is an anti-Zionist who is a leading figure in the BDS terrorism movement that calls for a world boycott of Israel. A petition of ultra-leftists is now circulating in Israel to support the campaign for Brazil to BDS Dayan.

Liel's sidekick Amiram Goldblum, a founder of Peace Now, who together with Liel fabricated the now-infamous "apartheid" pseudo-survey, appeared on a Channel One TV newscast to defend those calling on Brazil to reject Dayan. The Channel One MC, not known for rightist views, then referred to such people as "shtinkers," Hebrew slang for informers or rats. Goldblum and Liel had earlier initiated petitions to EU governments to unilaterally recognize "Palestine."

The Channel One MC blasted Goldblum and his friends, claiming that since they are evidently incapable of persuading the Israeli public of the correctness of their positions, as the election results proved, they were using illegitimate tactics to coerce Israel into accepting the radical left's agenda, using foreign pressures and extortion.

Zionist Union MK's in Israel are denouncing the ultra-leftists involved in the campaign to get Brazil to reject Dayan and other Israelis are calling them traitors.
In general, the Far Left in Israel has never had any respect for the rule of law and democracy. Since it cannot convince more than 4% of Israelis of the correctness of its agenda, it resorts to underhanded anti-democratic tactics involving recruitment of pressures from foreign entities to coerce Israel. The Far Left opposes Israeli sovereignty and supports efforts to undermine that sovereignty.

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Hebrew University - Dimitry Shumsky (Dept of History) Suggesting to Replace the Jewish State of Israel with a Federation

Shumsky does this because Yugoslavia and Rwanda worked out so well.

Israel Has Two Nationalities, Not One, and They Need a Federation
Let both Jewish Israelis and Palestinian-Arab Israelis launch a movement to fight for the definition of Israel as a state of both nationalities.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Blames Messianic Judaism for the Rise of the Israeli Right and the Loss of Democracy

Sternhell fails to hide his anxiety stemming from the debunked Arab demographic bluff. Panic over the Jewish demographic shift drives Sternhell to demand another Terror-State at any cost.

And if we do not agree relatively quickly to the creation of a Palestinian state, we will bring about a de facto end of Israel in its present form. We will have a two-nation state, and one day Arabs will gain majority in this state, because demography works against us.
First, as a result of colonization, lawlessness is slowly becoming something normal in Israel and democracy is getting weaker.
For Israel will never be an independent and sovereign state if we don't end the occupation of the West Bank and do not engineer a divorce with the Palestinians. You have to say repeatedly to the right: you are destroying the Jewish state, created by the Zionist movement.
But fewer and fewer people in Israel think like that. "The peace camp" is shrinking. Your country is more and more clearly turning to the right. Why is that?

This has not started yesterday. Since the 1967 war we began to perceive force as the basic instrument of our policy and the source of our legitimacy in the Middle East. At the same time, a political, legal and religious messianism seduced our society. Today we are faced with a dispute: to whom the land of Israel really belongs? Many propose the following answer in their messianistic spirit: this land belongs to us, because God gifted it to Abraham and our ancestors.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Takes Cheap-Shots at the Israeli Public; Claims They are All for a Colonial Regime

But the Six-Day War halted the attempts to ratchet down the conquering nationalism and gradually shift to a situation in which tribal particularism could be tamed by the universal principles of democracy.
To most of the public, a colonial regime is preferable to dealing with the settlements, and disadvantaged groups willingly sacrifice their economic interests on the altar of Jewish national superiority.
The problem lies deep within Israeli society. After nearly half a century of controlling the territories, most Israelis view the colonial regime as something to be taken for granted and the invalidation of the Palestinians rights as part of the natural order of things.

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Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram "Mister Apartheid" Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Smears the Settlers; Promotes Boycott

Goldblum concludes the Settlers themselves are responsible for what Goldblum mistakenly calls "Israeli Apartheid". Goldblum suggests a list of discriminatory practices for Jewish residents to make Judenrein the area beyond the Green Line.

It's not the settlements or their products, stupid ! it's the settlers , only them ! Settlements products do not produce apartheid and even the settlements buildings and homes do not endanger Israel. Only the settlers, each and everyone who lives over the green line of June 4 1967 is, consciously or not , willingly or not, an agent of Israeli apartheid over the green line of June 4 1967 including East Jerusalem. Therefore, friends of Israel in Europe, America, Asia – you should be against the settlers and not against settlements. Once the settlers are out, products will be discontinued, construction will cease. Houses may be transferred to the Palestinians. We need only to safeguard our security and for that, IDF may stay in the West Bank as long as there is no change in the will of Palestinians to abandon the demand for exercising the right of return. In ay case, once settlers are out, IDF may stay with less than 10% of its numbers today. How should you fight the settlers ? at first – define the area over the green line "apartheid territory" and any Jew who lives over the green line should request a VISA to enter the democratic countries of the world. In the second phase - refuse the entry of any apartheid agent – the privileged inhabitants of the occupied territories, the settlers. Do not boycott Israel, boycott the settlers !! [Goldblum's English left uncorrected]

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Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram "Mister Apartheid" Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Proclaims the Ethnic Cleansing of Jews from Gaza was a Form of Eliminating Apartheid

In his Facebook account, Goldblum endorses the rendering Gaza Judenrein, and stipulates that not expelling Jews from other places is what perpetuates apartheid!

The apartheid that prevails for the last 48 years on the West Bank (and was eliminated in Gaza once the settlers were taken out...) has now entered Israel officially - Defense Minister Yaalon ordered to provide separate buses for Settlers and for Palestinian workers (returning from their working places in Israel) on their way home from Israel. Isn't apartheid considered a crime against humanity ? Isn't Yaalon a candidate for standing in the Hague in front of the ICC ? Where is the world reaction ?

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Israeli Academic Leftists Continue to Provide Fodder for Israel Bashers Who Claim Israel is not a Democracy

The author quotes Daniel Bar-Tal (Tel Aviv University) who declares the "occupation" a threat to Israeli Democracy and links it to a rise in abusive relationships in Israel society. The author also uses Yaron Ezrahi's (Hebrew University & IDI Watch) stereotypical generalizations to marginalize the entire Israeli electorate to the right of Meretz. Finally, the author supports his outlandish claims upon data garnered from the Israeli Democracy Institute.

"The consequences of occupation are evident in all aspects of Israeli life, including its political, social, legal, economic, cultural, and psychological spheres," Bar-Tal and Schnell wrote in their 2012 collection of Israeli academic research into this question. "Occupation has shaped Israel's national identity as a whole."

Some of those effects are personal: the researchers found, for example, that spousal abuse has risen as Israeli soldiers accustomed to the daily brutalities of enforcing military occupation come home.

But many effects were much broader and more troubling. The needs of maintaining occupation are "seriously hampering, if not reversing" the "process of self-democratization of the state," according to a chapter in a 2012 study authored by Tamir Magal, Neta Oren, Daniel Bar-Tal, and Eran Halperin.

In other words, their research found, Israel is trading its democracy, piece by piece, to maintain the occupation of the West Bank…
Israelis do not necessarily see themselves as making a choice between democracy and permanent occupation. Yaron Ezrahi, a political scientist at Hebrew University, has described an Israeli ideological divide that is much wider and more profound than the divide between, say, American Democrats and Republicans.

One side, Ezrahi has said, champions "the Enlightenment ideal of progress" and "a deep sense of the limits of military force, and a commitment to liberal-democratic values." And the other, "founded on a long memory of persecution, genocide, and a bitter struggle for survival, is pessimistic, distrustful of non-Jews, and believing only in Jewish power and solidarity."

It is this latter view that Netanyahu represents, and that is increasingly dominant in Israeli politics.
The Israeli Democracy Institute points out, though, that 74 percent of Jewish Israelis say that "crucial national decisions on matters of peace and security should be made by a Jewish majority." Sixty-one percent say Jewish Israelis should be the group that decides on governance and economic issues.

In other words, Jewish Israelis express an abstract desire for democracy, but do not support enacting it in practice. Rather, they want a state that gives Jews greater political rights and authority.
Members of the Israeli left are concerned that they could be the next to be marginalized, and it is easy to see why. Forty-six percent of Israelis support a law banning public criticism of the government, according to the Democracy Institute's findings. New Israeli public school textbooks are teaching Israeli children that their country is meant to be more Jewish than it is democratic. Israeli sociologist Idan Yaron found recently from his research observing high schoolers, "The students think that being left-wing is almost worse than being an Arab."

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Hebrew University Suspends Im Tirtzu Activity for One Month

Q: When does the Hebrew University NOT think students should have the right to protest?

The answer is NOT when Arab students support al-Qaeda and Hamas. It is when Im Tirtzu students interrupt a class by the anti-Israel Peace Now founder Amiram Goldblum in protest at him labeling them fascists and Nazis!

In March 2015, the Hebrew University suspended Im Tirtzu's right to hold protests on campus for a month as punishment for its protest against Amiram Goldblum.

A week after a noted Hebrew University professor compared Im Tirtzu to Hitler Youth, the extra-parliamentary group is hit back hard.
Continuing, Goldblum argued, "This is a normal case of fraud, deception, a trick by the Fascist movement Im Tirtzu, which draws posters in a Nazi style....In the 1930s, the Hitler Youth and the Gestapo entered universities in the name of free speech and removed the Jews, Socialists and Communists. This is what will happen if we do not stand up to the danger of the fascists, Im Tirtzu."

Im Tirtzu activists responded Wednesday by storming Goldblum's lecture at the Mt. Scopus campus of Hebrew University. They carried signs like "Demanding Academic Freedom," "Stop Incitement," "Silencing Happens Here," "Different Opinion? Shut up!"

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Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Compares Israeli Supreme Court to those of Fascist Regimes

On his Facebook page on April 15, Amiram Goldblum denounces the Supreme Court as a “tool of the extreme Right” (we wonder on what planet he has been living) and compares it to courts in fascist countries during the Holocaust. Isn’t it supposed to be a crime to defame the Supreme Court?

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Hebrew University - Yet another Leftist Professor involved in Sexual Molestation and Harassment of Students at Hebrew U

Eyal Ben Ari, the leftist Hebrew University sociologist fired for sexual harassment of students, has new company! Mario Sznajder, co-author with Zev Sternhell, a leftist and a groupie of Che Guevara, has been department chair of political science at the Hebrew University.

Sznajder's hanky panky:
The complaint, first reported by Channel 10 last month, was made to the university authorities, not to the police, and was handled by the university's disciplinary apparatus. Jacob said Schneider had harassed her verbally, saying things like, "It's known that Yemenite women are hot," and that he had summoned her to his office, where he touched her against her will and molested her.

The university investigated the complaint and found grounds for pursuing disciplinary action.
In his letter, Cohen added that the lecturer "took responsibility for his improper behavior toward the student and for the offensive and degrading treatment." He said Schneider has "expressed regret for his actions and apologized for the distress caused to the student."

In her Facebook post Wednesday, Jacob went into detail about the harassment, saying it had begun on a 10-day class trip abroad that was a component of the course she was taking with Schneider, "during which he harassed me several times and even touched me on several occasions."

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On February 26, 2014, Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University - Pharmaceutical Studies) published a talkback on a page in the Haaretz web site in which he denounces Bar Ilan University in these words (translation from Hebrew):

"I wrote, and I stand behind this, that Bar Ilan University has become renowned for among other things a number of people who have emerged from it (and not only the murderer of Rabin!)"

Goldblum would like to remind us all that Yigal Amir "emerged" from Bar Ilan University. We here at Isracampus would like to remind Amiram Goldblum that the terrorist 'Adel Hidmi emerged from the Department of Pharmaceutical Studies at the Hebrew University in which Goldblum himself is employed!

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Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Undermining Israeli Sovereignty and Slighting the Israeli Voter; Slanders the PM too

Goldblum, posting on his Facebook page, demands "the greatest pressure ever" from Obama in order to end "the apartheid regime".
Obama, I do not ever pray for anything... but this time is different. You have only 6-9 months to apply the greatest pressure ever by the US onto Israel, to get it out of the occupied territories, to evacuate most of the settlements and to put an end to the apartheid regime in the West Bank. You MUST NOT veto a Security Council decision to stop occupation and to determine the outline for negotiations based on the 1967 border. … [Netanyahu] is a serial lier,swindler, cheater, con man. … There is no more time, as Israel turns to be more of a theocracy than a democracy, more of an apartheid state than a democratic one, more fascist and more violent. Your intervention is required in order to save Israel.

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Hebrew University - Radical Leftist Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Supporting the Boycott of Settlers

Goldblum, posting on his Facebook page, seems to want to force the settlers to remain in settlements.
TO FRIENDS IN DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. Please convince your governments, to block the free move to your country of any Israeli settler who lives over the green line of 1967. … Why should those settlers have the right to move freely around the world ?? From now on, each Israeli who wishes to travel to democratic countries of the world must declare his/her address. If it is over the green line - they must get a visa, wait in lines, pay a fee, and be made to feel just a bit of what their neighbor Palestinians feel every day of their lives.

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Hebrew University - Dimitry Shumsky (Dept of History) Coins the Term 'Palestinaphobia'

Shumsky, belittling legitimate security fears, calls the present rejection of a Two-State Solution 'Palestinaphobia'.

The fundamental claim at the base of Oz's desperate call for dividing the land into two states is that the alternative is a single state, which over the years will become an Arab state… In other words, what is supposed to encourage Israelis to agree to divide up the land between them and the Palestinians is a feeling of fear, anxiety and recoil at the thought of the possibility of living in Israel under the sovereignty of an Arab-Palestinian state.
The only hope that remains is that the supporters of dividing the land will finally learn the lesson: As long as the justification for the division continues to be attached – as far as they are concerned – to a fearful drawing back from the demonic other side, the right will conquer the government time after time, because they offer the people a simpler and more effective drug for their Palestinaphobia than a dialogue with the Palestinians. In other words: Whoever continues to cry out in the streets that with the Netanyahu government we will remain stuck with the Palestinians forever, should expect to be stuck forever with Netanyahu's rule.

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Special Isracampus Report:
Radical Leftist Hebrew University Professor Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Demands that Zionist Student Movement be Suppressed, Operates Campaign of Baseless Slander Against "Im Tirtzu"

Goldblum has a long track record of opposing democracy and freedom of speech for his ideological opponents, and has filed anti-democratic harassment SLAPP suits against those who dare to disagree with his radical ideology. Goldblum now slanders the 'Im Tirtzu' Movement for using "Nazi style" posters and "Gestapo" tactics.

The Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon reports in its March 3, 2015 edition that Professor Amiram Goldblum, a far-leftist extremist and a founder of "Peace Now," is defaming and smearing the "Im Tirtzu" Zionist student organization and calling for its suppression and for denial of freedom of speech to its members. "Im Tirtzu" has been the target of vilification and defamation for some time by a number of anti-democratic Far-leftist radicals and communists in Israel, led by the Marxist Anti-Zionist "academic" Ze'ev Sternhell. The latter invented the calumny that "Im Tirtzu" is a "fascist" movement, evidently because he regards all Zionists as fascists. Other far-leftists have leapt onto the bandwagon, often citing Sternhell's assertions and repeating the phrase.

Amiram Goldblum has a long track record of opposing democracy and freedom of speech for his ideological opponents. In recent months he has been organizing and leading the anti-democratic campaign that calls upon European countries to undermine Israeli sovereignty and to "recognize the State of Palestine" - all in direct opposition to the will of the Knesset and the Israeli electorate. Goldblum organized that campaign together with his sidekick, the far-Leftist anti-Israel ex-diplomat Alon Liel, who has long led the campaign to impose world BDS boycotts and sanctions against Israel. Goldblum has set up his own NGO to paint Israel in eyes of the world as an apartheid regime. Goldblum (again with Liel) had earlier initiated and financed a tendentious manipulated pseudo-survey that claimed that most Israelis want apartheid; he was denounced severely for this in the Israeli media. Goldblum has also filed a long series of anti-democratic harassment SLAPP suits against those who dare to disagree with his radical ideology. Ben Dror Yemini, a Dean of Israeli journalism, has denounced Goldblum as an anti-democratic fanatic. Goldblum ran as a party slate member from Meretz but his articles sometimes also appear on the web site of the Israeli Communist Party.
Makor Rishon reports that on his Facebook page, Goldblum wrote, "'Im Tirtzu' wants to develop in the university Fascism Indoctrination Studies and to destroy the Hebrew University and Ben Gurion University. Where is the protest of the students?" Goldblum was then rebuked for this comment by Prof. Alon Harel, a far-leftist law professor at Hebrew University, but one who seems to believe in freedom of speech.

Harel accused Goldblum of trying to censor freedom of speech. Goldblum then responded to Harel thus: "This is an ordinary case of deception and pretense by 'Im Tirtzu' - the fascist movement that draws posters with Nazi style. In the name of freedom of speech they bring onto campus a person whose proper place is not in a university lecture hall but rather screaming in the bazaar and in the sewer - Yoram Sheftal." Sheftal is a popular radio host and a lawyer who once called Goldblum a bolshevik and an anti-Semite on his radio show. Goldblum then filed a harassment SLAPP suit against Sheftal in a feeble attempt to silence him. On Facebook, Goldblum then added: "In the 1930s Hitler and the Gestapo entered universities to drive the Jews out along with the socialists and communists. The same thing is what will happen now if we do not stand up against the threat of fascism from 'Im Tirtzu.'" Students at the Hebrew University petitioned the Dean of Students to take disciplinary action against Goldblum.

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Tenured Extremists Vote for Stalinism, Fascism, and Anti-Semitism in Israel

The following Tenured Extremists pledge to vote for the "United Arab List" in the upcoming elections as a statement against "occupation, oppression, and racism."

Tel Aviv University - Adi Ophir, Anat Matar, Rachel Giora, Moshe Zuckerman, Yehouda Shenhav, Yigal Brunner
Weizmann Institute - Communist Party activist Oded Goldreich
Haifa University - Avner Giladi, Avraham Oz, Yuval Yonay, Vered Krauss and Arik Shapira
Hebrew University - Nurit Peled Elhanan and Emmanuel Farjoun
Ben Gurion University - Nitza Berkowitz, Haim Jacoby, Ido Landau, Haggai Ram, and Israel's pseudo-academic Lord Haw-Haw Neve Gordon

This is what Israeli taxpayers are financing.

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Hebrew University - Dimitry Shumsky (Dept of History) is IsraCampus' Nomination for the 2015 Most Absurd Article Award

Shumsky claims that the Israeli Left pursues the agenda of the Israeli Right because they are all afraid of being assassinated!

Even Netanyahu's most outspoken opponents, when from time to time they managed to take hold of the reins of government after Rabin's murder, took no diplomatic step to end the occupation that did not involve efforts to create a solid Jewish majority for it. But that is not possible because most Jewish Israelis are prepared to continue living with the occupation and the settlements.

In that sense, the despair of Netanyahu's opponents in Israel after Rabin's assassination is greater than that of Putin's opponents in Russia after Nemtsov's murder. Those who oppose Putin can at least dream that one day the gray KGB man from the Kremlin will be gone — even if they can't imagine how it will come to pass, considering the lack of a democratic tradition in Russian.

Netanyahu's opponents, however, know full well that thanks to the democratic system in Israel, Netanyahu may one day move out of the house on Balfour Street. But the realistic among them understand that even if another party forms a government, it is almost certain that its members, who have learned the lesson of Rabin's death, will continue to promote Netanyahu's policies, even if in a different form and by different means.

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Hebrew University - Bernard Avishai (Dept of Business Administration) Still Peddling Peres' New Middle East Delusions

Avishai preaches capitulation to Arab aggression and wishes up some fantasy economics where regional pseudo-peace will sprout prosperity rather than missiles. Avishai insists that we should envision his ivory-tower tinted dream world of opulence in a peaceful Middle East to deflect attention away from the potential game changer to the economy – Israeli energy self-sufficiency. Since the gas supply is slated to come online sometime during the upcoming 20th Knesset, Avishai naturally wants to get his finger in the pie.

Avishai suggests creative peacemaking and aspires to place the future security of the State of Israel in the hands of the likes of Europe and Obama. He also places the well-being of Israeli citizens living beyond the 1949 Armistice Lines in the hands of some as yet non existent, foreign police force. Examples like Avishai's grotesque inversion of Zionist ideals has prompted Martin Sherman to suggest making "academics" criminally culpable when advocating irresponsible policies for which the outcome is blatantly detrimental to national security or the physical safety of its citizens.

The blame game is rehashed too. Avishai fingers Netanyahu and Bennett for impeding his utopian vision of peace and prosperity, just as anyone to the political right of Mertez has been blamed, and being blamed still, for murdering peace.

While he's at it, Avishai would also like for us to gloss over the Left's fishy election funding reminiscent of the 1999 NGO scandal in which Buji Herzog was a top aide, and Amiram Goldblum was indicted and admitted to obstructing justice.

Avishai seems to have been out of touch the last 20 years.

You all know that there is an economic crisis in this country. But nobody else will tell you the truth about it.
Let me be clear. Our future is in a global economy. That's where Eretz Israel actually lives, that's where we shine. The fact that business is so science-based today, so networked, so personal, has been our opportunity. But it is also what puts us in great jeopardy. We don't export oil; we can't eat algorithms. Every advanced country must deepen its integration with global commercial and scientific networks, from which they dare not disconnect. Palestinians will not just go to the International Criminal Court. They will go to the International Trade Organization, which can impose sanctions on us.

… But with Netanyahu and Bennett as the face of Israel, disdain for Israel will now increase – and fast – even in America.… I'll say it again: Israel cannot alienate the world's intelligentsia and not suffer devastating economic consequences.
So here is the last thing nobody else will tell you – and Palestinian leaders are beginning to understand this, too… To make the dream of two states work, we cannot implement full separation…
We'll need highly cooperative institutions, with Western and regional help, to manage an undivided municipality of Jerusalem, especially if sovereignty is shared. And when you recognize the inevitability of cooperation, you might more easily imagine accepting a small, symbolic number of Palestinian refugees living in Israel but remaining citizens of Palestine, while many Israeli settlers live in Palestine but remain citizens of Israel.

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Hebrew University - Purging Bias out of Israel Prize Committee: Ariel Hirschfeld (Dept of Hebrew Literature) Sacked from Prize Panel.

After a long list of rabid anti-Israel Israel Prize "academics", the far-leftist bias on the Prize Committee is being tackled.

The leftist advocacy group "Israel Democracy Institute" was granted the Israel Prize for "lifetime achievement." Zeev Sternhell, the hardcore Marxist anti-Zionist pseudo-academic best known for calling on terrorists to murder settlers, was granted the prize in "political science." The malicious Israel-hating propagandist Judd Neeman (from Tel Aviv University) was granted the prize in film. Far leftist professor Avishai Margalit (Hebrew University) got the prize in philosophy. The vile vulgar ultra-leftist politician Shulamit Aloni was granted the prize for "lifetime achievement," and her achievement largely included malicious bigotry and slander against Orthodox Jews. The far-leftist education professor Gavriel Salomon was granted the prize for developing in-classroom propaganda centers in "peace education." … Far leftist Yehuda Bauer was granted the prize, as was Shlomo Avineri, a recovering Marxist now moved to the moderate Left. Amos Oz was given the prize and you all know where he is politically. … Marxist sociologist Sami Samoocha won the prize in sociology, for his pseudo-research on ethnic inequality in Israel. … And we could go on. My guess is it is only a matter of time until anti-Semite Shlomo Sand gets a prize.

Suddenly this past week, Netanyahu decided to disqualify some of the more openly political ideologues sitting as judges in the committees that award the prizes. One of those disqualified (Ariel Hirschfeld) is a radical professor who has long promoted insurrection and "refusal" by soldiers to serve in the military. Unlike those "judges," Netanyahu has been elected to office by the people of Israel.
Some of the "judges" have resigned from the prize award committees in protest. None ever resigned when the prize was granted to Sternhell, Aloni, or the IDI. The leftist media are denouncing Netanyahu for his "philistinism" and his "politicizing" the prizes…

But now, how dare Netanyahu and the Likud exercise their power to govern simply on the basis of the fact that they were elected to power!!? That, you see, is undemocratic.

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Hebrew University - Eva Illouz (Dept of Sociology) No Longer Advocating Sado-Masochism Just in the Bedroom

Illouz, utilizing allegories from the world of S&M, portrays the Prime Minister as a security-oriented 'Dom' intimidating the Israeli electorate into submissives. Illouz minimizes the legitimate existential threat of the Iranian bomb into right-wing demagoguery or an election tactic aimed at feeding newspaper headlines. Illouz also whitewashes the damage to Israel's international standing caused by the global crusade of delegitimization waged by the Israeli Extreme Left.

Few democratically elected heads of government have used fear as blatantly in defining their discourse as Netanyahu. Fear is his surest and closest political companion: It is Iran's nuclear power; it is the Arab world; it is a Europe that hates the Jews; it is the Jews who have forgotten to be Jews (and presumably are about to destroy the Jewish civilization); it is Isaac Herzog who betrayed the nation in going to the recent Munich Security Conference; it is the leftists who want to sell the country to the Arabs – in short, it is all those, outside and inside the country, who want to bring about the demise of Israel and the Jews.
For one, fear, far more than anger, justifies the aggressiveness and violence that are at the heart of the Israeli right-wing view of politics. That is, it is easier to justify morally military aggressiveness or domination by invoking fear than by claiming proudly to be the neighborhood bully. If you are the kind of guy who enjoys carrying weapons, it is easier to explain this publicly by claiming you are afraid of street crime, than it is to say you value the feeling of power that a gun gives you. Fear is the moral excuse of the violence and "securitism" that have replaced political know-how and wisdom.

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Hebrew University - Marxist Anti-Zionist Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Hates his Own Country and Would Like to See it Erased

Therefore, no matter what sort of government is formed after the elections, the chance that Israel will into enter serious negotiations with the Arabs is close to nil. If that were not the case, Israel would have long ago adopted the joint Arab initiative of 2002. Israel sees no reason to reward the Arabs for their helplessness: the settlement enterprise, the oppression of the Palestinians and keeping them under conditions of apartheid will continue as long the European Union and the United States do not jointly apply massive diplomatic and economic pressure on Israel.

But the cult of power is only one aspect of reality. The feeling of being the persecuted victim was always the second. Israeli whining, ugly and by now well-established, and the embarrassing use of the memory of the Holocaust by Israeli officials have transformed the cultivation of existential danger into one of the pillars of Israeli policy.

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Hebrew University - Eva Illouz (Dept of Sociology) Thinks the Problem with the Gaza Terror Tunnels is that they Harmed the Left

Yisrael Medad explores the problems posed by Eva Illouz' increasing departure from logic.

Illouz seeks out, what is for her, 'evil' not in the thinking and actions of those who activiely engage in promoting the killing Jews and the undermining of the state of Israel, but through her illusions, also in that element of the nation's spirit which seeks to shore up Zionism and Jewish peoplehood and sovereignty and those positive values are harmed by her irrationalizations.

She bemoans the weakness of Leftists in Israel as a counterpoint to the danger she has identified. Weakness? She calls it 'the collapse of the Left' and finally points an accusing finger at Arabs:

The recent discovery of tunnels inside Gaza, for example, can only further weaken the left camp.

Another Illouzian illusion – those tunnels weren't so much a threat to lives as they harmed the Left.

My imagination seems to be telling me that Ms. Illouz has become detached from logic's moorings as her disdain for values of nationhood, Judaism and the intrinsic meaning of the Land of Israel grows.

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Hebrew U (Sapir College and Tel Aviv-Yaffo College) - Stalinist Ofer Kassif Demeans Students in Uncontrolled Outburst on Campus

Kassif uses verbal violence in an attempt to stifle students from expressing their freedom of speech. After the students filed a complaint, Kassif was summoned to the Faculty Dean, who forced Kassif to issue an apology.

The activists claim that while they were distributing and posting the cover around campus, Dr. Ofer Kassif, a professor of political science at Hebrew University, approached them and began, without any apparent reason, to shout curses at them such as "Scumbags!" and "Rubbish!" He allegedly turned to the students that stood by and asked "What are these [expletive] doing here?… You scumbags, go back to your friends in Italy from 70 years ago!" -- an apparent reference to the Fascist movement under Benito Mussolini.
Matan Peleg, CEO of Im Tirtzu, said: "The thuggish and violent behavior of Dr. Ofer Kassif, a professor at Hebrew University, crossed a dangerous red line. It is against all students who want to express their views on campus using legitimate means."

The Hebrew University Spokesperson told Arutz Sheva … "The university encourages open, cultured discourse and denounces any use of vile language and verbal violence. The Dean of the Faculty for Social Science, Prof. Vered Vinitzky Sarousi, has spoken to Dr. Kassif, who has apologized for the way he spoke.

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Hebrew University - Gideon Shimoni (Dept of Contemporary Judaism): The "No Apartheid ‑ But" Academic

Shimoni is an inverse modern-day Balaam, initially coming to defend Israel but then abandons her, and his integrity, to phony claims of supposed Israeli "apartheid."

The good Professor Shimoni is certainly not openly anti-Israel or opposed to a Jewish state (except maybe in Judea and Samaria). Born in and a product of South Africa, he recently wrote some articles in which he denied comparisons between South Africa and Israel. He happily says that Israel is not an apartheid state like South Africa was and correctly describes those who use such comparisons as people who really want Israel dismantled. In that respect, Professor Shimoni is correct and should be commended.

But Professor Shimoni's integrity falls apart the moment he engages in debate over the "occupied territories." He is certainly entitled to his opinion that Israel should simply get out of the West Bank and let the terrorists run the show there. That in and of itself just makes him naïve, not anti-Israel. The problem is that he then joins the bash-Israel anti-Zionist bandwagon of demonization.
Professor Shimoni wrote this in the
Jerusalem Post:

"It is in this respect alone that use of the South African analogy to critique Israel is justified, and importantly so. Never as grist to the mill of those who labor to delegitimize and demonize Israel by falsely labeling it an apartheid state and subjecting it to sanctions and boycotts, but certainly as a warning cry lest perpetuation of the occupation regime cause Israel to replicate South African reform-phase apartheid; a strategy which proved to be not only morally reprehensible but also realistically untenable."

Is Shimoni so naïve as to misunderstand the role of the "apartheid" calumny aimed at Israel by the anti-Semites? Does he not realize what his own endorsement of the calumny, no matter how many caveats he adds, will have? Has it never occurred to him what the anti-Semites will do with this "condemnation of Israeli apartheid" written by an Israeli professor who grew up in South Africa?

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Hebrew University - Twice-Convicted Terrorist Gets PhD

Adel Hidmi started his PhD at Hebrew U after serving his first prison term for terrorism. Hidmi was caught and sentenced to a second jail term for continuing his terrorist activities during his studies. After finishing his second sentence, Hidmi was returned to the Dept of Medicinal Chemistry. Hebrew U sees nothing wrong in accrediting a terrorist with an advanced degree in Chemistry.

Hebrew University awarded a twice-convicted terrorist, Adel Hidmi, with a doctorate in chemistry.

A resident of East Jerusalem, Hidmi has been convicted for his involvement with terrorist groups, most recently, following his assistance in plotting a suicide bombing.

Hidmi was sentenced to ten months in prison in 1992 when he was exposed as having a role within terrorist organizations. He began working towards his doctorate several years after his first release at Jerusalem's Hebrew University. According to Israeli newspaper Maariv, Hidmi lived a double life as a chemistry student and terrorist networker during the time.

… Hidmi was approached by two Palestinians in Ramallah who asked him to help locate a 'willing' suicide bomber. Hidmi had agreed, despite having several academic papers to complete, and successfully returned to the men with a participant who was more than content to assist them.

Hidmi was arrested by Israeli police three days before the scheduled attack in Jerusalem.
"The University does not prohibit those with criminal backgrounds from studying with its gates. The work of Adel Hidmi – who completed serving his sentence – was considered academically worthy and he met all the requirements to receive a doctorate degree…" stated a University-issued press release.

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Hebrew University - Marxist Anti-Zionist Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Calls for Destruction of the Israeli Economy

Sternhell demands "external intervention" to force Israel to capitulate to the agenda of the Far Left and to end "occupation".

A radical change will not happen here as long as the present regime does not bring about a major national crisis. A failure such as Operation Protective Edge is not enough, since the heavy price of that conflict was paid primarily by the Palestinians.

Therefore, the realistic alternative lies in external intervention that will be massive enough to shake Israelis out of the placidity of their comfortable lives.

Only when everyone among us can feel the price of the occupation in their flesh, will the end to blue-and-white colonialism and apartheid come. Only when the economy is hit in a way that affects the overall standard of living, or when security is undermined as a result of a serious threat to American interests in the region, will the real treatment for eliminating the occupation and guaranteeing our future begin.

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The Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University) and Alon Liel (Tel Aviv University) Tag Team Petitioning to the UN to Coerce Israel into Submission

Where does critical thinking stop and treason start?

We, the undersigned, Israeli citizens, call upon all members of the UN Security Council to support the proposal to fix a firm date for terminating Israel's occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and to set a time limit for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. That, in the spirit of the recent proposal put forward to the Security Council by Jordan. We believe that the continued Israeli occupation is destructive to both Israel and Palestine. A decision by the Security Council to set a date for ending the occupation and to determine the parameters for negotiating a fair and just peace, will salvage the two-state solution, and will allow Israel and Palestine to live side by side securely in peace and equality.

 [Alon Liel] ד"ר אלון ליאל
 [David Harel] פרופ' דוד הראל
 [Menachem Klein] פרופ' מנחם קליין
 [Amiram Goldblum] פרופ' עמירם גולדבלום

Among the signed
David Blanc                              חנה ספרן
Prof. Yona Pinson                    Prof. Jon Anson
Micah Leshem                          Chaim Gans
אורן ברק                                   Daniel Bar-Tal
לב גרינברג                                 David Tartakover
Snait GIssis                              Zeev Sternhell
אלון הראל                                  Avner de Shalit
Prof. Itzhak Galnoor                 Anat Biletzki
Moshe Zuckermann                  Dimitry Shumsky
nurit peled-elhanan                    Avraham Oz
יצחק (יאני) נבו                            Naomi Chazan
Amos Goldberg                        Alon Liel
Amiram Goldblum

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Studies) Wants to Suppress the Sovereignty of Israeli Voters by Having Europe Recognize Palestine

Although there are no signs saying "only Israelis allowed" or "no entrance for Palestinians", restrictions are clearly enforced by barriers, fences, walls, or armed soldiers. It is now up to the European Union and others to secure the future of Israel as a democratic state, as it should and must remain. Those who really care for Israel should raise their hands in support of recognising Palestine and should not be deterred by the pressure and warnings of Netanyahu's government, which is captive to the religious-nationalist settlers and their supporters. Further steps may be required in the future, to protect and benefit Israel's democracy and to confront those who are currently undermining it.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Dons a Palestinian Kaffiya to Attack the Cabal of Too-Powerful Right-Wing Jews in America

Only a small violent and vocal minority in Israel is holding us Palestinians by the throat, concomitantly choking Israeli society while trying to convince everyone that we are still fighting the battles of the 1940s
"At this point the United States, other than on its campuses, is lost to the Palestinians – right-wing Jews have too much money and influence there."

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Studies) Can't Conduct a Debate without Having a Prissy Fit

A few years back Amiram Goldblum issued a demand that the Israeli Ministry of the Interior act to prevent Evangelical Christians from entering Israel. Writing on the "Academia" chat list for Israeli professors, Goldblum's problem with them was that the Evangelicals were too pro-Israel.

At the time, Sergio Tezza, another member of the Academia list, challenged Goldblum's bigoted comments about Evangelicals.

Goldblum then responded with the typical infantile prissy fits he so often performs whenever his political extremism is challenged and wrote in his pidgin English:

"And you, if you ever have the courage to get near me, I invite you to come nearer, and then i'll have the pleasure of spitting in your face, because you are not even worth a real punch in the nose."

Tphooo Tphooo

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Hebrew University - Eva Illouz (Dept of Sociology) Proclaims the Marxist Theory of "Occupation": Israel "Exploits" Cheap Arab Labor

Illouz would also have you believe that an Israeli public with a 90% governmental approval rate is just too anti-democratic. Does Illouz believe in Santa or the Easter bunny too?

Operation Protective Edge differed from other such operations, not only because of the scope and intensity of military power employed by Israel – 1,865 people were killed, 415 of them children, and entire neighborhoods and crucial civilian infrastructure were destroyed – but also because of the political climate in which it was carried out: According to polls conducted at the time, more than 90 percent of the Jewish population supported the operation, a consensus that was no doubt caused by the discovery of a network of border tunnels that threatened the heart of Israeli society, both geographically and politically. But even before the tunnels came to the fore, support for the war was accompanied, strikingly, by a hitherto marginal anti-democratic climate....

When Israeli Arab leaders called for a general strike to show their solidarity with Gaza Palestinians and their protest against the military operation, Lieberman urged Israelis to boycott businesses belonging to any Arabs who participated in the strike....

Third, the residents of the territories constitute a "captive market," one that benefits exporters and importers in Israel. Economist Shir Hever [who is NOT an economist – Isracampus] claimed, in a 2011 interview in Haaretz, that Israel still exploits the Palestinian market, which inevitably has little choice but to purchase and import products from Israeli companies almost exclusively. According to Sam Bahour, who serves as a board member of a leading Palestinian bank, Palestinians import more than 85 percent of their goods and services from Israel.

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Columnist Ben Dror Yemini Denounces the Goldblum-Liel Gang of Underminers

Yemini dissects the petition of Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University) and Alon Liel (Tel Aviv University) and concludes that it is nothing more than Arab rejectionist propaganda.

Their appeal doesn't contain a single word on the Palestinian demand for the right of return. It doesn't demand recognition of the formula of two states for two peoples (as opposed to recognition of two states). There isn't even a hint of criticism of the Palestinians' rejectionist attitude. There's no call for an end to the incitement. Nothing.

Their appeal looks like a Palestinian propaganda leaflet. And as such, their appeal does nothing to serve peace, and primarily reinforces the Palestinian rejectionist approach. It also offers a tailwind to anti-Semitic elements in Europe.

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Hebrew University - Apartheid "Survey" Sponsor Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Says Waving Israeli Flags Makes You a "Judeo-Nazi"

Professor Amiram Goldblum, a senior lecturer at Hebrew University and co-founder of the extreme leftist organization Peace Now, has made use of his Facebook page to tear into the nationalist camp, the Jewish Home faction and religious Zionism.

"Let someone dare say that this is not Judeo-Nazi youth," wrote Goldblum next to a video of the "rikudgalim" flag dance celebration on Jerusalem Day. "The Arabs are under curfew in the streets of the Old City. The apartheid that exists beyond the Green Line is in Jerusalem now. Jewish youths are raised on the monstrous style that we have seen in other places."
Prior to Jerusalem Day, Goldblum said that the right wing camp makes the historic day "look and sound like the neo-Nazi march through Skokie
... let the call resound: fascists of the world, unite – the Golden Dawn from Greece, the religious right in Israel, brothers in fascism."

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Hebrew University - Mister Apartheid, Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences), Takes to Social Media to Continue his International Call to Undermine Israeli Sovereignty

Goldblum Undermining Israeli Sovereignty with Impunity
Goldblum exploits the French Parliament decision to impose a Palestinian Terror-State in the Israeli Heartland in order to continue the promotion of his proposal for imposing an International Final Solution to the Jewish problem.

Vive la France ! We hope that the decision by the Assemblee Nationale would spread over Europe and the EU parliament as the spirit of the French revolution spread against the tyranny of the Monarchs and the Clergy 200 years ago ! Great victory for the decision to recognize Palestine side by side with Israel. It increases the optimism for a UN security Council resolution on this issue without US veto… The negotiations should take place between the two parties - the EU and the US - to suggest a solution and to demand that Israel and Palestine would accept it, or...

Goldblum Reasons that Undermining Israel is the Highest Form of Zionism

KAF TET BENOVEMBER, 29 NOVEMBER, the most important date for the creation and existence of Israel, when the world nations voted in favor of its construction. Now it is time to complete that decision and recognize also the existence of Palestine side-by-side with Israel, and to have International involvement in Jerusalem to prevent Israelis and Palestinians from clashing over temple Mount. Calls by Israelis to the EU and the US to recognize Palestine is the ultimate patriotic action for the future existence and well being of Israel

Goldblum Using his Facebook Page to Undermine Israeli Existence and Promote European Recognition of the Nonexistent "Palestinian State"

Thank you Spain ! Another parliament voted for recgonizing the Palestinian state ! Spain is important also because it will soon be in the UN security council ! French Assemblee Nationale will vote on November 28 ! Israeli citizens, wherever you are , sign our call of support to the parliaments that initiated a vote of recgonition[sic]

Goldblum Calling for Boycott and Sanctions of Israeli MKs

This is a call to democracies in Europe and America: you MUST BOYCOTT and SANCTION those members of the KNESSET who propose APARTHEID laws !! … Do not allow those MKs whose names appear in the Jerusalem Post piece below to put their feet in any of your countries ! If you are REAL FRIENDS of Israel, this is the only way to reverse the moral disintegration of Zionism by the Israeli right wing… Sanction them, boycott them, block their moves into the free world !

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Hebrew University - One-Sided, Leftist-Only Panel Showers Praise on Hillel Cohen's (Dept of History) Deconstruction of the 1929 Arab Riots

The 1929 Arab Riots, one of the founding tenets of Zionism, gets rewritten by Cohen in his new book "1929 - The Zero Year of the Jewish-Arab Conflict". However, Cohen gets caught out whitewashing Arab incitement and violence, as well as changing order of events, to shift the blame on the Jews.

This is Hebrew University's Dr. Hillel Cohen addressing last Tuesday an intimate conclave arranged for his year-old book, "1929 - The Zero Year of the Jewish-Arab Conflict" (in Hebrew: "Tarpat: Shnat Ha'efes Ba'sihsuh Hayehudi-Aravi").

The session was, unfortunately, quite characteristic of the sorry state of academic scholarship on issues of the Arab-Israel (or Jewish-Muslim) conflict. The moderator, Dmitry Shumsky and the three other discussants - Israel Bartal, Vered Vinitzky-Serussi and Raef Zarik - were all of one persuasion, to the left in varying degrees, and cheered and applauded the book. It's not that because I am at an opposite ideological pole that I criticise this lack of balance. The fact is that the book came under sharp criticism by Anita Shapiro, Benny Morris, Avi Becker, Eliezer Schweid, and others. These are not lightweights. And yet, the people at the Hebrew University who organized the event seemingly could find no one who disagreed with the book's scholarship, methodology or conclusions to speak?
In short, Cohen's book seeks to even out the playing field by turning events on their head, which doesn't bother Haaretz's Uri Misgav.
My copy is full of notations. He deals with the attack on the Georgian Quarter opposite the Damascus Gate and positioned on this modern view (the two views are in opposite directions) and attempts to suggest that Jews first attacked Arabs there rather than Arabs who poured out of the Damascus Gate, incited by immams at the Temple Mount, who began to sweep up the street heading for Meah Shearim. He also tries to re-time events that also there attacks on Arabs preceded attacks on Jews. It's as if he's a conspiracy theorist.

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Hebrew University - Moshe Zimmermann (Dept of History) and his Blitzkrieg against Zionism

Zimmermann justifies anti-Semitism as legitimate criticism, and blames the settlers as the obstacle to peace in a review of Zimmerann's academic career and his "Nazification of Israel".

Despite his parents' experience of fleeing the Nazis, Zimmermann has equated IDF soldiers, settlers and other Jews as "Nazis." But don't worry, it's merely "criticism" of Israel, not anti-Semitism to Zimmermann's highly developed, academic and intellectual psyche.

Alleged Palestinian-Holocaust equivalency and the "Nazification of Israel," have become a common calumny used among anti-Israel academics like Zimmermann. Simply put, Moshe Zimmermann is one of the more prominent members of this blitzkrieg.
Zimmermann prefers to blame the settlers for the lack of peace. He says this in an interview in the malicious anti-Israel leftist 972 Magazine, a European-funded web site that promotes Arab irredentist goals over the rights of Israelis:

"Of course, the majority of Israelis want to live in peace, enjoy life, be prosperous, have a good time, watch the World Cup, and so on," he says. "But there is a minority in this society that is interested in opposing peace." He then goes on insultingly to call settler youth in Hebron a new "Hitler jugend."

Of course, Zimmermann would never cop to being anti-Semitic himself. After all, how can he be, since he's a professor at Hebrew U… Zimmermann explains, "The moment Israel is criticized, it becomes, from the Israeli point of view, a criticism of the Jewish people." … Zimmermann picked up German anti-Semitism through osmosis during his stint as an academic in Germany.

Zimmermann encourages young Israelis to refuse to do military service and signs petitions accusing Israel of planning genocide and deportation of the Palestinians (such as during the start of the war to oust Saddam Hussein).
He continues: "Why is it important to have a Jewish majority? Where on earth was this phrase drawn from of a Jewish state? When was the Jewish state invented? Who invented this idea at all?" He's not that far off from the pseudo academic Shlomo Sand who would have us believe Zionism was invented solely to legitimize stealing a non-existent Arab country by the Jews.

And he extends his lofty interpretation of anti-Semitism as merely an exercise in criticism … "It needs to be possible to continue to criticize Israel's policies, and the accusation of anti-Semitism should not be misused to automatically protect Israel from criticism. Where will it leave us Israelis who do not agree with the government's actions, if criticism of Israel is automatically equated with anti-Semitism?" So in other words, let's defend the anti-Semites and believe them when they say they are merely offering constructive criticism even as they march Jews into the ovens.
These are the political and moral lessons that the good professor Zimmermann managed to extract from the persecution of his own family by the Nazi anti-Zionists. Zionism rescued him and his family, but he's so cutting edge he rejects that notion and embraces anti-Semitism to show his own uniqueness and self-sense of fairness. This is what our universities are full of today, Moshe Zimmermanns who don't really help make peace, but encourage the opposite with their heads in the clouds.

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Ben-Dror Yemini Trashes Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University) and Alon Liel's (Tel Aviv University) Fascist Petition that Prevents Peace

Goldblum, Liel, and the other "Academics" who signed the petition, join the motion of a known anti-Israel British MP who wishes to wipe Israel off the map.

Palestinian propaganda notched up an important victory this week, with 274 British MPs voting last Monday to back the recognition of Palestinian statehood and just 12 rejecting the motion… What's more interesting is the fact that hundreds of Israelis published appeals to the MPs to vote in favor of Mahmoud Abbas' initiative.

… Well, the Palestinian move is not aimed at achieving a peace settlement, and the British initiative falls entirely into the realm of hatred and incitement against Israel. It's a move aimed at bypassing any chance of achieving a settlement.
The British parliamentary motion was tabled by Labour MP Grahame Morris, well known for his anti-Israel stance. He promotes a "Free Palestine" agenda in which there is no room for Israel at all. He is also part of the Nazification-of-Israel camp. Demonization doesn't cut it for him. He wants something on a higher level.

There's something sad about the fact that former minister Yossi Sarid and former Foreign Ministry official Alon Liel have slipped into the realms of the radical left in recent years.

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The Israeli Left's Petition Fascism

The Extreme Left brings international pressure to bear on Israel to bypass Israeli sovereignty and attempts to silence anyone who dares to criticize their Fascist ways.

Now the same "Israel is an Apartheid Regime" propaganda team is back, rallying the rest of the anti-Israel academic Left to attempt to bypass and neutralize Israeli sovereignty. Their initiative also reflects the utter contempt and disdain that Leftists in Israel have for democracy.

No one is stopping the Radical Left in Israel from peddling its ideological wares in the marketplace of public opinion. … The public simply repudiates the Left's agenda. Treason just has not proved to be the grand vote grabber that the Left expected. Certainly since the outbreak of the recent battles in Gaza, almost no one in Israel still favors the so-called "Two State Solution." Almost no one is willing to see Israel "withdraw" from the West Bank and allow a Palestinian terror state to operate there. Almost no one is willing to reward Hamas with "concessions."

The Left understands that its "ideas" have been rejected by nearly the entire Israeli political spectrum. Since it is incapable of persuading Israelis of the correctness of its agenda, it has decided instead to recruit foreign powers to "do the job" for it and bully Israel…

Goldblum, the organizer of the petition calling for European recognition of the "state of Palestine," has a long track record of calling for Europeans to suppress and override Israeli sovereignty and impose policies upon Israel from without opposed by the bulk of Israelis. In a notorious speech before an assembly of leftists in May 2012, Goldblum was quoted as calling upon Israel's Left to stop wasting its time attempting to persuade the general public to embrace its political agenda, evidently because it is clear that the public will never do so. Goldblum said he has no interest in the Israeli electorate and general public and called upon the radical Left to go directly to political groups abroad, outside of Israel, and recruit them as pressure groups to coerce Israel into accepting the agenda of the Israeli Left.

His comrades in Petitiongate are not very different. Among the signers calling on Europeans to "recognize Palestine" are Shlomo Sand, the pseudo-historian from Tel Aviv University who is the most openly anti-Semitic "academic" in Israel, Oren Yiftachel, who has built an "academic" career by asserting that Israel is an apartheid regime…

The only thing the signers of the petition detest more than their own country is freedom of speech. The Israeli far Left is a fascist movement that ferociously opposes not only Israeli sovereignty but also democracy and freedom of speech for non-leftists. Critics of leftists must be silenced and indicted, insist the Far Leftists, because the exercise of freedom of speech by non-leftists produces violence and it is a clear and present danger.

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Israeli Academic Slacktivists Join Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University) and Alon Liel's (Tel Aviv University) Petition to Circumvent Israeli Sovereignty

Goldblum and Liel, previously among the initiators of the Apartheid Smear Campaign, gather support of those who'd wish to thwart Israeli democracy, many of whom have ties to the New Israel Fund. They demand that the British House of Commons recognize an Arab State of Palestine, which never existed, and to which a majority of Israeli citizens object. As a long standing strategic policy suggested by Goldblum himself, the Fascist Left does not need to convince the Israeli electorate when they can recruit foreign countries to compel their unpopular Leftist Diktats.

363 Israeli public figures have signed a letter to the Members of the British Parliament, calling upon them to vote in favor of British recognition of a Palestinian State, to be created side-by-side with Israel.
The letter reads: "We, Israelis who worry and care for the well-being of the state of Israel, believe that the long-term existence and security of Israel depends on the long-term existence and security of a Palestinian state. For this reason we, the undersigned, urge members of the UK Parliament to vote in favor of the motion to be debated on Monday 13th October 2014, calling on the British Government to recognize the State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel ".

Among the Israeli Academic Slacktivists signed
Alice Shalvi                  Alon Liel
Alon Harel                    Alon Confino
Amiram Goldblum        Amos Goldebrg
Anat Matar                   Aner Preminger
Arie Arnon                   Avinoam Ben-Shaul
Avner Cohen                Avner De-Shalit
Avraham Oz                 Bernard Avishai
Chaim Gans                  Charles Greenbaum
Chen Alon                    Coby Sonnenschein
Colman Altman             Dan Jacobson
Dan S. Tawfik              Daniel Kahneman
David Harel                  David Blanc
Dimitry Shumsky          Edward Edy Kaufman
Esther Levinger             Eva Jablonka
Galia Golan                  Galit Hazan-Rokem
Hagai Ginsburg             Hannah Safran
Idith Zertal                    Ilan Saban
Ishay Rosen-Zvi           Itzhak (Yani) Nevo
Jochanan Benbassat      Kobi Peterzil
Kobi Snitz                    Maya Bar-Hillel
Menachem Klein          Micah Leshem
Michael Steinitz            Mira Zakai
Naomi Benbassat         Naomi Chazan
Neve Gordon               Noga Efrati
Nura Resh                    Nurit Peled
Oren Yiftachel              Ron Kuzar
Shimon Sandbank         Shir Hever
Shlomo Sand                Uri Hadar
Vered Kraus                Yaron Ezrahi
Yeela Raanan               Yona Pinson
Yona Rosenfeld            Yonathan (Jon) Anson
Yoram Bilu                   Yuval Yonai

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Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University) and Alon Liel (Tel Aviv University) Spurring the British Parliament to Recognize an Arab State of Palestine

Goldblum authors a desperate plea, to which Liel also gives his name, for other Israeli ultra-leftists to join their anti-democratic measure to circumvent peace negotiations and create a belligerent Arab state in the Israeli heartland as a reward for terror.

"We, Israelis who worry and care for the well-being of the state of Israel, believe that the long-term existence and security of Israel depends on the long-term existence and security of a Palestinian state. For this reason we the undersigned urge members of the UK parliament to vote in favour of the motion to be debated on Monday 13th October 2014 calling on the British Government to recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel"

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Hebrew University - Mister Apartheid, Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences), Keeps Providing Ammunition for the Israel Haters

The Goldblum-funded Apartheid "Poll" gets quoted to help support claims of Israeli fascism, genocide, and "ethnic cleansing" in an anti-Semitic rant on

These calls for ethnic cleansing and genocide are increasing in frequency. The political climate in Israel has continued to shift so sharply to the right in the past few years that a fascist discourse is now palpable in the daily life of the country. In Tel Aviv in August, some of the right-wing protesters who beat leftists demonstrating against the siege of Gaza wore T-shirts bearing neo-Nazi symbols and photos, including T-shirts bearing the slogan "Good night left side," a neo-Nazi slogan popular in Europe at rock concerts featuring far-right bands, as a response to the original anti-fascist slogan: "Good night white pride." Nearly half of the Jewish population of Israel supports a policy of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, and major portions of the population support complete annexation of the occupied territories and the establishment of an apartheid state, according to a 2012 poll.

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Hebrew University - Daphna Golan-Agnon (Dept of Law) - Consigliere for the Anti-Israel Law Mafia

Golan-Agnon , the (co-)founder of B'tselem and Women in Black, is part of Israel's academic fifth column. To her, "human rights" are not for Jews at all and the term merely serves as a cover for the campaign to tear down the Jewish state.

These days every anti-Semitic and anti-Israel group in the world claims to be fighting to defend "human rights." Their problem is they do not count Jews among the humans entitled to rights. One such attorney is Daphna Golan Agnon.

Golan-Agnon was one of the co-founders of B'tselem (In God's image), a far-leftist anti-Israel activist and propaganda group. Billing herself as a "human rights" attorney, she is currently a lecturer in the Hebrew University law school and a research fellow at the Harry S Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace in Jerusalem… When one reads Golan-Agnon's comments and prejudices in support of Israel's enemies, it is frightening to think she is promulgating her ideas in the classroom.

She co-founded B'tselem in 1989 on the premise that the NGO "acts primarily to change Israeli policy in the Occupied Territories…" … It engages in misrepresentations of international law, inaccurate research, and skewed statistics."

B'tselem under Agnon-Golan's leadership has sought to undermine the IDF, since each and every act of self-defense by Israel is in its view a violation of Arab human rights. B'tselem even employs Arab staff who are Holocaust deniers to spread anti-Semitism.
Not surprisingly, Agnon-Golan herself is a fountain of anti-Israel rhetoric. She accuses Israel of "apartheid," perpetrating "war crimes," "beating and abus[ing]" Palestinians, "demolition of [Palestinian] houses as punishment," and forced "deportations."
Agnon-Golan's constant accusations of human rights abuses against the Arabs makes its way into distorted western media. As mentioned, Golan-Agnon loves to compare Israel with apartheid South Africa:
Agnon-Golan also co-founded the ultra-anti-Israel Women In Black, which supports mutiny and insubordination ("resistance") by IDF soldiers. She was even sighted tearing down pro-IDF posters on the Hebrew University campus during Operation Cast Lead. Caught red-handed, she whined that she was being angrily ridiculed by students who were also serving in the army:
Daphna Agnon-Golan is part of Israel's academic fifth column. To her, "human rights" are not for Jews at all and the term merely serves as a cover for the campaign to tear down the Jewish state. All the while she is sitting in her cushy Hebrew University office paid for by the Israeli taxpayer.

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Hebrew University - Anti-Israel "Survey" Sponsor Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Continues his Smear Campaign Against Israel, Falsely Accusing Her of "Apartheid"

Goldblum relabels the war on terror and judicial processes of the court system as proof for Israeli "apartheid".

Israel is not an apartheid state, but it runs an apartheid regime beyond the "green line", which was the border between Israel and Jordan's West Bank (WB) until June 4, 1967. The facts are crystal clear: Jewish settlers and Palestinians live in that area under two widely different legal systems. Jews are subject to a civil administration and Palestinians are subject to a military one. Most of the 2.5 million Palestinians are restricted to some 220 "Palestinostans" (Similar to the dozen "bantustans" in apartheid South Africa, also called "homelands" to clarify that this is those are the homes of the black people). These were called "area A" (full Palestinian security control of the main cities) and "area B" (Palestinian civilian control, mutual Israeli-Palestinian security – which deteriorated in the intifada of 2000) by the Oslo agreement. Those are 220 islands of Palestinian existence, each of them fully surrounded by the IDF fully controlled "area C". The Oslo agreement was put together as an interim solution for 5 years, but remains unchanged ever since… Many of the Palestinians in the Jordan valley and in the south part of the Hebron mountain range are pushed out of their homes by the combined pressures and "convincing" of the settlers and the IDF, frequently at the point of a gun. The focal point of apartheid in the West Bank is the city of Hebron, where some 1000 settlers and IDF personnel control the lives of 40 thousand Palestinians in the "area C" part of Hebron, called H2. Hebron's H2 is the apartheid capital of the WB, where only settlers enjoy the Israeli laws and voting rights, while the annexed East Jerusalem, where 300 thousand Palestinians are devoid of civil rights despite the annexation, became a major source of manual work for the Jewish parts of Jerusalem. Practical apartheid is prominent in Arab Jerusalem, and is propelled by some prominent members of the municipality of Jerusalem…

Those who oppose the use of the "A" word to describe the situation in the WB claim that ingredients of South African apartheid are not found in the West Bank. This is a typical claim by many South Africans, who are very well acquainted with the SA apartheid, which was based on institutionalized racism, while the Rome convention had already extended the term to other types of institutionalized separation… Still, many roads to settlements are closed for Palestinians, there are separate bus lines for settlers and for Palestinians, and water is distributed with huge preference to the settlers.

In Hebron, the apartheid capital, all of this is much more visible: a divided road leads to the cave of the Patriarchs, Palestinian property is taken over by Jews, who are supported by the IDF, and the supreme court legalizes "taking back" property from before the 1929 massacre in Hebron, or the 1949 cease fire agreement, solely on the basis that it once belonged to Jews.

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Hebrew University - Dimitry Shumsky (Dept of History) Insists that Israel Betrays Zionism When it Does Not End the "Occupation" and Allow the Hamas to Set Up a New Terror Base in the West Bank

Hatred of the State of Israel in our times – which spills over occasionally into hatred of Jews wherever they are – points indirectly at a fundamental failure in the fulfillment of Zionism. This failure, which contains within it an existential danger to the Jewish people's status throughout the world, is just as bad as the one Herzl saw in his own day as the basis of modern anti-Semitism. Its main component is the failure of Israel, which never succeeded in integrating into the family of nations because of the intolerable anomaly of civil oppression and national subjugation, which are perpetrated under the banner of democracy and freedom.

The more deeply this anomaly becomes entrenched, the stronger the trend of shunning Israel and ostracizing it from the international community will grow, together with confirmation of Zionism's failure to bring the Jews' anomalous political status into line with that of the rest of the nations. This anomaly – of a supposed right to be occupiers and yet be thought enlightened – endangers Israel's status and sabotages the Zionist normalization project of the Jewish people. Since it is growing even stronger under the government of Netanyahu, Bennett and Lieberman, which sees itself as impeccably Zionist, one might say that it is the government of the real betrayers of the Zionist idea.

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Hebrew University - Im Tirtzu Protests the Nomination of the Far-Leftist Barak Medina (Dept of Law) as a Supreme Court Judge Candidate

Medina helped organize the petition in the fight to allow 'Nakba' ceremonies at the University of Haifa. Medina also joined forces with those who crusaded against the HaTikva national anthem.

The grassroots Zionist student movement Im Tirtzu on Tuesday called on Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) to rescind the nomination of Prof. Barak Medina to the Supreme Court, after he pressed for the "right" of Arab residents to protest Israel's very existence.

Im Tirtzu cited a campaign initiated by Medina for academics to sign an open letter to the University of Haifa President Amos Shapira, pressing him to allow a "Nakba Day" ceremony on May 15 commemorating the "catastrophe" of modern Israel's establishment.
While Medina has claimed he was not among the initiators of the campaign, his name is in fact listed first among the initiators in the letter, and further his e-mail address is given in the mail for those who wish to sign on to reply to.
"Therefore we ask that (you) act to rescind the nomination of Prof. Medina....It is inappropriate for a person with such radical views - those that are inconsistent with the character of a Jewish, Zionist and democratic state of Israel - to serve as a judge on the Supreme Court of the State of Israel," concluded the letter [from 'Im Tirtzu'].

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Hebrew University and IDI Watch - Yuval Shany (Dept of Law - Dean) Refuses to Sack Anti-Israel William Schabas from Advisory Board

The blatantly anti-Israel Schabas has participated in the shamelessly biased Russell Tribune on Palestine, and targeted both PM Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres to stand trial at international courts. Schabas has recently been appointed to head an UN "Human Rights" Kangaroo Court on Israeli violations during Operation Protective Edge.

The Israel Law Review, which is published under Hebrew University auspices and management, has announced it has no intention of removing William Schabas from its International Advisory Board, following his appointment to head a UNHRC commission investigating the operation in Gaza.

According to a report in Israel Hayom, following Schabas's appointment, Attorney David Shonberg contacted the university requesting that Schabas be removed from the institution's Faculty of Law, but Faculty Dean Prof. Yuval Shany, who is on the board of the far-left B'Tselem organization, rejected the request.

Shany wrote to Shonberg, "Professor Schabas was appointed to the law faculty's advisory board due to his expertise in human rights law, not because of his political views."

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Prof. Eva Illouz, President of Betzalel and anti-Jewish Hebrew U sociologist, promotes Sadomasochism and "Bondage" when she is not Battling against Freedom of Speech for Non-Leftists

Have you ever had sadomasochistic fantasies? If you are like me, not only have you never had any, but you even view sadomasochism as an exotic and very distant land. Assuming that most people are boringly similar to me, then it is a puzzle how "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- a romance novel in which BDSM (short for Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sadism & Masochism) is the central plot motif -- became a phenomenal global success.
Moreover, I would argue that the sadomasochist relationship in general is a highly plausible solution to the complicated and uncertain labors of love for a number of reasons.

By definition, a BDSM relationship contains both pain and pleasure and thus neutralizes the ambivalence of relationships that alternate between pain and pleasure.

  • One of the greatest difficulties of modern relationships is relinquishing one's autonomy to another because, in doing that, our sense of dignity is always at stake. The BDSM contract does the logically and psychologically impossible: It makes one willingly give up one's will and autonomy to another. In that sense, it solves the problem of relinquishing one's autonomy.
  • The equality that has been promoted by 40 years of feminism demands ongoing, ceaseless negotiation. The BDSM contract stops the endless bargaining by setting up and freezing caricatured and exaggerated roles and positions. In fact, BDSM makes inequality acceptable because it is consensual, contractual and pleasurable.
  • Finally, sadomasochism can take place only between two people who fully trust each other. The dominant partner stops hurting the submissive partner as soon as he or she says the code word. In that sense, BDSM is the very performance of the scarcest commodity: trust.

Against this context, it is our ordinary heterosexual relationships that have become queer indeed: complicated and elusive and impossible to predict and control. They demand an enormous sophistication in our capacity to play many roles, endlessly negotiate boundaries and make sense of our own and the other's ambivalence. If conventional relationships have become queer, then the romance between Grey and Steele suggests that BDSM actually holds the promise of erasing that queerness by giving us access to erotic ecstasy without the anxiety of ambivalence and uncertainty.

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Hebrew University and Bezalel Academy - Theophobic Eva Illouz (HebrewU Dept of Sociology and Bezalel President) Airs her Dirty Laundry in Der Spiegel and Slanders Israeli Society

Illouz undermines legitimate Israeli security concerns and marginalizes the IDF Code of Ethics in an effort to misleadingly paint a brutalized, unhealthy country in constant state of anxiety. Illouz rejects any non-leftist alterations to the natural ebb and flow of discourse within changing demographics of a society over time. Illouz promotes the fallacy that religious institutions and democracy are diametrically opposed in the attempt to vilify the Religious Right. She supports the creation of a yet-nameless far-leftist fascist organization which would then impose anti-democratic measures in the name of "protecting democracy."

Illouz: Where you see human beings, Israelis see enemies. In front of enemies, you close ranks, you unite in fear for your life, and you do not ponder about the fragility of the other. Israel has a split, schizophrenic self-awareness: It cultivates its strength and yet cannot stop seeing itself as weak and threatened.
Illouz: I think Israelis have lost what we can call a "humanitarian sensibility," the capacity to identify with the suffering of a distant other. In Israel, there has been a change in perception of the "Palestinian other." The Palestinian has become a true enemy in the perception of Israelis, in the sense that "they are there" and "we are here." They ceased having a face and even a name.

SPIEGEL: Do you have an explanation for the shift?

Illouz: … The messianic right has progressively gained power in Israel. It used to be marginal and illegitimate; it is now increasingly mainstream. This radical right sits in Parliament, controls budgets and has changed the nature of discourse. Many Israelis do not understand the radical nature of the right in Israel. It successfully disguises itself as "patriotic" or "Jewish."
You describe a fearful, anxious country.

Illouz: Fear is deeply engrained in Israeli society. Fear of the Shoah, fear of anti-Semitism, fear of Islam, fear of Europeans, fear of terror, fear of extermination. You name it. And fear generates a very particular type of thinking, which I would call "catastrophalist." You always think about the worst case scenario, not about a normal course of events. In catastrophalist scenarios, you become allowed to breach many more moral norms than if you imagined a normal course of events.
Does this fear justify the kind of brutal violence that has been visited upon the civilian population in the Gaza Strip?

Illouz: Of course it doesn't. I'm only saying that fear is central to the Israeli psyche. These fears are cynically used by leaders like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He makes Israelis believe that they all want to destroy us. Hamas wants to destroy us, the UN wants to destroy us, al-Qaida and Iran want to destroy us. ISIS wants to destroy us. The European anti-Semites want to destroy us. This is basically the filter through which a conflict with Hamas is interpreted by the ordinary Israeli. Another dimension of this prism is that "they" are not human beings. Palestinians are dehumanized because they put their soldiers amongst civilians, send their children to fight, spend and waste their money on building deadly tunnels rather than on building up their own society. Along with the dehumanization of the other, Israelis have a strong sense of their own moral superiority. "We ask people to get out of their houses; we call them on the phone to make sure civilians are evacuated. We behave humanly," the Israeli thinks. An army with good manners.
Israel started as a modern nation. It derived its legitimacy from the fact that it had democratic institutions. But it was also building highly anti-modern institutions in wanting to create a Jewish democracy by giving power to rabbis, in creating deep ethnic inequalities between different ethnic groups such Jews of Arab countries vs. Jews of European descent; Arabs vs. Jews; Jews vs. non-Jews. It thus blocked universalist thinking.

SPIEGEL: Would you say that the Jewish character of the country has subsumed the democratic character?

Illouz: Yes, definitely. We are at the point where it has become clear that Jewishness has hijacked democracy and its contents. It happened increasingly when the school curriculum started getting changed and emphasizing more Jewish content and less universal content…
The only response is to create a vast camp of people who defend democracy. The right-left divide is no longer important. There is something more urgent right now: the defense of democracy. The voice of the extreme right is much louder and clearer than it was before. That's what's new: a racist right that is not ashamed of itself, that persecutes dissenters and even people who dare express compassion for the other side. The real danger to Israel and its sustainability comes from within. The fascist and racist elements are no less a security threat than the outside enemies.

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Israeli Academics Participate in the Pro-Hamas Capitulation Rally in Tel Aviv

Hebrew University and Bezalel Academy - Eva Illouz (HebrewU Dept of Sociology and Bezalel President) demonizes the Right for daring to criticize the Left while preaching incitement against the Right. Sapir College - Julia Chaitin (Dept of Social Work) oozes defeatism.

Dr. Julia Zeitlin ("Another Voice", Kibbutz Orim): In order for our lives to be good in Israel, their lives must be good in Gaza. We barely survived "Operation Pillar of Defense", now we are trying to keep our lives together. We are trying not to fall into the abyss of this war. I beseech the best minds in the country to find a way to save us from the war machine before it is too late.
Prof. Eva Illouz (Hebrew University, Jerusalem): Fear has captured the center of the political stage. Arabs fear to walk down streets, the Left fear to walk down streets, and people fear to defend human rights. Israel's security has become a state of Fear and its citizens are afraid. This fear is not imaginary, this fear is not imaginary, but is the creation of a bunch of thugs, some of whom are sitting in the Knesset, some walking around the streets, some sitting in front of their computers or their Facebook pages or Twitter accounts. They act as if this country is their own, and they alone own this place. These people have declared a biblical war against us, against Amalek.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) - Israel at Fault for the War on Terror

In classic anti-Semitic trope, Sternhell gives terror a pass and demands a double standard from the Jews. He would sacrifice the safety and sanity of the residents of the south on his altar of far-leftist "humanism" to pursue a "diplomatic" solution of the Oslo Failure kind. Sternhell demands far-leftist anti-democratic measures to be implemented by the democratically elected government and denies that 5 million Israelis under threat of Hamas missile attack is an existential threat to Israeli livelihood. Can we finally conclude that Sternhell's common sense has finally succumbed to the ravages of time?

It should be said at once that it is very doubtful there are many Palestinians who are capable of seeing and understanding the Israelis, but because the Israelis are the strong ones, who control the lives of the Palestinians, we should demand much more of ourselves than we do of them, the occupied.

And so, despite the mortal danger, the suffering and the anxiety that are battering Israelis in the south, now is precisely the right time to make an effort to negotiate a comprehensive settlement. Now is the time to think both deeply and for the long term, and to come out against the prevailing opinion that all we can do is to either wait for the next crisis or reoccupy parts of the Gaza Strip.

This is also the moment of truth for Israeli democracy. Democracy means accepting the decisions of the majority in the Knesset, it does not require that we accept its opinions. The democratic system is designed for mature, rational citizens who think for themselves and who recognize that whatever human rights they demand for themselves are also the rights of the other…

The citizen who refuses to follow the majority has the right to say wholeheartedly that the present situation is not a war of survival for Israel… Therefore the individual citizen has not only the right, but the duty, to openly support negotiations toward a comprehensive agreement.
The entire past year was wasted on the refusal of the right-wing government to hold serious talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and on pointless demands for Israel's recognition as a Jewish state… Doesn't common sense demand that we try a different method?

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept of Education) Undermining Israeli Sovereignty

Using anti-democratic measures, Peled-Elhanan turns to the EU to with the goal of imposing her far-leftist dictates on the Israeli Public. Impervious to change, Peled-Elhanan's blind chanting of the "Settlements are the sole obstacle to peace" mantra rings hollow while Hamas war-criminals target Israeli cities, Syrians die by the hundreds of thousands, Islamic Fundamentalists ravage war-torn Iraq, and Egypt suffers crippling economic crisis and governmental instability. Peled-Elhanan has also blamed Israel for the death of her daughter a in a terrorist attack, as well as expressed sympathy and admiration for her daughter's killers.

As an Israeli longing for peace and justice, I believe Europe has to contain the settlement policy with greater determination and more concrete measures. The world increasingly understands the threat that the settlements pose to peace and stability in the region. Over time, neither Palestinians nor Israelis can survive without freedom and independence for the Palestinians. Already, the undemocratic character of the state of Israel is increasingly transforming it into an apartheid state.
As a laureate of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Human Rights, and as a mother and a human being, I call on the EU to use all the diplomatic and economic tools at its disposal to help save my country from the abyss of eternal occupation and injustice.

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The Sorbonne and Hebrew U - Esther BenBassa (Dept of Jewish Studies): The Bete Noire of the French Jewish Establishment

Esther BenBassa is a Professor of Jewish Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris. Although born in Turkey to a Sephardic family, she partly grew up in Israel and earned her baccalaureate at Tel Aviv U. After earning her PhD abroad, she taught briefly at Hebrew U. in Jerusalem. Although her parents were strong Israel supporters, after their deaths, BenBassa decided to join the Eurotrash in denouncing and demonizing Israel, particularly in France. She blames Israel for the failure of the "peace process".

BenBassa has become a celebrity in France, as yet another Jewish intellectual that blames Israel for all the Palestinian "suffering." Her trendy anti-Israel position gets her invited non-stop onto French TV, where she enunciates such exercises in Newthink oxymorons as: "I love Israel. But because I am so attached to the country, I defend the Palestinian cause."
BenBassa goes on to claim that the reason why Israel is treating the Palestinians so "badly" is because they are inflicting similar "suffering" on the Palestinians as the Jews suffered in the Holocaust. That, says she, is the real reason for anti-Semitism. Esther: Tu es betes comme tes pieds.
She claims she fights daily against racism, including anti-Semitism, the blame for which she often puts squarely on Jewish shoulders. She says the Jews obsess over the Holocaust.

So this racism-hating scholar sees nothing wrong with embracing the worst racists and misogynists in the world, the Hamas. And how dare the Jews bring up that tired old Holocaust?
BenBassa explains how she arrived at her worldview on the Jews and how they themselves are responsible for world anti-Semitism, particularly among the French. She claims the Jews made the Holocaust something sacred, almost turning it into a secular religion. In France, the Emancipation in 1791 of the Jews defined individual Jews as "French of Mosaic persuasion," rendering them Jews on the inside but not on the outside.
She feels that Holocaust consciousness in France led to a change for the worse in the Republic's attitude toward pesky ethnic minorities. "When Jacques Chirac admitted France's responsibility for the Holocaust in 1995 it was the first time the Republic gave recognition to a particular community." In other words, Jews deserve no special recognition by France for that country contributing to their annihilation by the Nazis. And if the Jews speak out, well, that's why there's anti-Semitism against them.
She demands: "It must stop. The Masada syndrome of concentrating only on Jewish suffering is fuelling the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, which, in turn, is linked to anti-Semitism. It has to be stopped because this anti-Semitism is making life in the Diaspora much more difficult. If the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues, anti-Semitism will grow everywhere."

It is no wonder that, with views like these, Professor Benbassa is the bete noire of the French Jewish establishment. After all, if one ascribes to her logic, if Jews embrace their anti-Semites and ignore the Holocaust, then maybe those anti-Semites will stop killing them.

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Hebrew University - David Enoch (Dept of Law) Exposed as an "Academic Thug" Silencing non-Far-Leftist Opinions

In true Bolshevistic style common to the far-leftist Israeli "academics," Enoch seeks to harm the reputation of a colleague without checking any facts in a fit of far-leftist rage. Enoch makes a leftist anti-democratic fool of himself and is the laughingstock of the American academic community when the colleague denies ever having made the comments that prompted Enoch's senseless attack. Enoch's behavior, and others like him, create an atmosphere where "dissenters are afraid to voice their opinions."

Professor David Enoch of Hebrew University chose c [to denounce Prof. Bell, without providing any explanation as to why Bell's legal analysis is wrong], and concluded as follows: "I think that the legal academic community should do what it can to make it clear that there are consequences of such abuse of legal pseudo-scholarship and status in the service of gross immoralities – if nothing else, in terms of reputation." (As I was about to post this, I see Prof. Bell has responded here.)

So Prof. Enoch is basically seeking to harm Prof. Bell's reputation, without providing literally ANY documentation that Prof. Bell is wrong, much less so egregiously wrong that his work should be considered "pseudo-scholarship" and his reputation should suffer. We should instead just take Prof. Enoch's word for it because, … well it's not really clear why we should according to Enoch, except that Prof. Bell's work suits Israel's "right-wing," and therefore apparently must be legally incorrect.

I'm sure Leiter himself could tell us which logical fallacy this best represents, but I can't recall ever seeing a law professor attack another law professor in such a bullying manner, and without providing ANY indication that the attack is deserved beyond "trust me."
As an aside, as a colleague points out, bullying of a somewhat less egregious sort seems relatively common among international law scholars, where those who are outside the predominant leftist consensus are considered beyond the pale. Keep that in mind next time you see a reference to "consensus" in international law scholarship, and consider whether it means anything beyond, "dissenters are afraid to voice their opinions."

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Hebrew University - Orit Kamir (Interdisciplinary Dept) Justifying Terror

Among the leading figures endorsing Hanin's celebration of the kidnappings has been Orit Kamir. Her endorsement of Hanin Zoabi appears in Hebrew here. She proclaims that Zoabi not only has the right to support the kidnappings but Kamir explicitly says she agrees with Zoabi. Who exactly is Kamir? Her story states volumes about the collapse of academic standards in Israel.

Kamir is a radical feminist "academic" who made headlines a few years back when she was denied tenure at the law school of the Hebrew University… But in 2001 she was turned down for promotion and tenure due to a lack of serious bona fide academic publications.

Kamir decided to turn herself into a feminist martyr and started harassing the University in court. She filed a discrimination suit in an Israel labor court… After dragging along for two years, the labor court proposed a compromise, under which Kamir could continue working at the Hebrew University but without tenure, for a period of 6 years. The Hebrew University administration caved and signed. She was allowed to stay on in one of the worst incidents of affirmative action in Israeli academia.
Kamir is the new defender of Hanin Zoabi and the rights of terrorists to kidnap Jewish children.

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Hebrew University and Bezalel Academy - Eva Illouz (HebrewU Dept of Sociology and Bezalel President) Manifesto has Arab Agenda Trump 'Ahavat Israel'

As an 'enlightened' 'intellectual' Illouz dismisses 'ahavat Israel' (love of Israel) as collective narcissism and embraces 'universality' as her new religion. Illouz deconstructs 'ahavat Israel' into three forms: the Israel Lobby in the US Congress; the institutionalization of Holocaust remembrance; and Zionism.

Illouz feels compelled to tell the hard "truth" about the "evils" of Zionism, and complains about the distain to 'criticism.' However, Illouz surprisingly reaches the conclusion that there is a limit to criticism, beyond which the quibbler places him/herself outside the group. Only to conclude that the Arab plight trumps Jewish 'ahavat Israel' in a deplorable about-face.

Given that many of the members of that Jewish community do not profess strict religious dogma (and are thus dissimilar from the Muslims who issue fatwas against their intellectuals), this raises a puzzle. Why have moderately religious Jewish communities become so reluctant to perform what has characterized the ordinary task of intellectuals since Socrates: namely, to criticize and question the assumptions of their group in the name of universals? Why has it become so palpably difficult to criticize Israel or Jewish communities…

Ahavat Israel is a form of solidarity, but slightly differs from it. For one, it is an explicitly formulated injunction to love one's group, whereas ordinary solidarity is invisibly embedded in social relations. The Talmudic sage Rabbi Akiva made the injunction of loving one's neighbor into a rule, and his interpreters (Hazal, the sages) interpreted that rule as a commandment to love the close neighbor, the Jew. That interpretation became institutionalized in the 12th century by Maimonides' Mishneh Torah… I would call ahavat Israel a form of hyper-solidarity, an imperative that was all the more moral in that it invited one to consciously, actively love one's group and to protect it from self-destructive divisiveness and the threats of others.

… I would argue that the imperative of ahavat Israel intensified in the period after World War II by way of three major institutions: the structure of American politics; the memorialization of the Holocaust; and Zionism.
The Israel lobby institutionalized ahavat Israel in the space of American politics. Once it became institutionalized, it became a powerful, invisible, unspoken assumption of organized American-Jewish politics.
The second element that played an enormous role in the consolidation of Jewish solidarity in conditions of modernity was the institutionalization of the memory of the Holocaust… Such political recognition of liberal societies resonated with changes within Jewish communities after World War II, who reorganized their identity around non-religious values.

The memory of the Shoah became a source of secular identity for Jews, and was accentuated by the universalization of the Holocaust by liberal societies… Thus, the collective memory of the Shoah generated solidarity by becoming a form of, or a part of, Jewish identity.
The third and final element that turned solidarity into the prime emotional and political motif of world Jewish communities was Zionism itself. As a nationalist ideology, Zionism became somewhat anomalous: Instead of ending with the creation of the state, it only gained in strength and scope. In fact, it became an ongoing project of identification, membership and belonging for Jews around the world, both inside and outside Israel.
Critique in the Jewish world must either constantly provide proofs of love or must face accusations of anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, various forms of ostracism, black lists, media watch agencies, organizations such as Im Tirtzu monitoring course curricula and universities, philanthropic blackmail, etc.
Some, like U.S. philosopher Michael Walzer, would argue that it is the responsibility of the critic to be heard in such a way as to remain inside the group. The best critics, Walzer claims, are those who speak in a tone that feels close and familiar to the group he criticizes; the best critics rebuke their fellows in the name of the values their group holds dear…
If the contemporary Jewish intellectual has an urgent task, then, it is to unveil the conditions under which Jewish solidarity should or should not be accepted, debunked or embraced. In the face of the ongoing, unrelenting injustices toward Palestinians and Arabs living in Israel, his/her moral duty is to let go, achingly, of that solidarity.

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Hebrew University Allows 5th Columnist Student Event on Campus

Palestinian Media Watch reports on the 'Watan' Student Movement, a self-claimed "Trojan horse" at Hebrew U, that sees all of Israel as occupied territories. Hebrew U officials grant access to 'Watan' for an event praising terrorist and suicide bombers who then proceeded to claim to have "reclaimed occupied territories in Jerusalem."

Official Palestinian Authority TV lauded Israeli Arabs of the student movement Watan ("Homeland") for a festival they held in the amphitheater at Hebrew University last month. PA TV reported that "songs dedicated to the prisoners and the Martyrs were sung," and described the event on the Hebrew University campus as "reclaiming occupied territories in Jerusalem." [Official PA TV, May 23, 2014]
PA TV reported that the Arab participants chanted "the slogan: 'The amphitheater is ours.'" The PA TV reporter added that "in fact it [the amphitheater] was theirs. They restored the Arab character of the land on which Hebrew University was built, even if only for one day."
In 2011, a member of the same Watan (Homeland) Arab student movement at Hebrew University called the Arab student organization a "cultural Trojan horse":

"The Watan movement was founded five years ago within the walls of Hebrew University, within the walls of an Israeli institution, and has proven the theory of the 'cultural Trojan horse.' It has proven that it can establish Palestinian identity within Israeli institutions." [Official PA TV, Nov. 25, 2011]

Later that year, at a demonstration organized by the Watan movement against an Israeli "Prawer Plan" for resettling several Bedouin communities in the Negev Desert, the same student also denied Israel's existence, referring to the Negev, Nazareth and "the north" as "Palestine":

"We and our people in the Negev [are] one... We need to make our voice heard on all levels, across the world, here at the University, in the Negev and in Nazareth, in the north, everywhere in Palestine, in order to emphasize that we are one arm, and that Palestine is one." [Official PA TV, Dec. 12, 2011]

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Hebrew University and Van Leer Institute - Amos Goldberg (Dept of Holocaust Studies) discovers a Moral Equivalent to the Holocaust

Goldberg promotes the 'Nakba' as the equivalent of the Holocaust in an alarming trend that starts once he joined the semi-Marxist Van Leer Institute.

Goldberg's PhD dissertation concentrated on diary writing by victims during the Holocaust. But since joining Van Leer he has devoted much of his energies and attention to the idea that Israel should give "equal recognition" to the "Nakba," the supposed "catastrophe" that befell Arabs when they failed in their attempt in 1948-9 to conduct genocidal ethnic cleansing of Jews in Israel.

"Nakba" today sums up the Palestinian narrative about the "tragedy" of the founding of Israel. Goldberg writes widely about the need to convert Israel into a Rwanda-style bi-national state. Goldberg is involved with Zochrot ("Remembering"), an ultra-anti-Israel leftist NGO seeking to removing Jewish names from towns and villages in Israel and "restoring" their Arab identities. It is basically an Erase-Israel group. In other words, Zochrot seeks to undermine Jewish sovereignty and promote the idea of the Nakba, as well as the "right of return" of Palestinian "refugees" to Israel, destroying it demographically from within… He today insists it is important to give equal footing to Arab "suffering" and to the "narrative" that asserts they underwent a catastrophe because Israel won the war against it in 1948-9. Goldberg's writings constantly compare the Holocaust with the "Nakba."

Quoting Goldberg in an abstract:

"This article develops a theoretical framework for shared and inclusive Jewish and Palestinian deliberation on the memories of the Holocaust and the Nakba. It argues that a joint Arab-Jewish public deliberation on the traumatic memories of these two events is not only possible, however challenging and disruptive it may be, but also fundamental for producing an egalitarian and inclusive ethics of bi-nationalism in Israel/Palestine… The figure of the refugee, constitutive of Palestinian and Jewish histories and identities, we suggest, serves as a herald of this binational and disruptive ethics. We conclude that 'empathic unsettlement' also has a productive and transformative potential which gives further (however partial and initial) meaning, shape and content to the ethics and democratic politics of bi-nationalism heralded by the refugee."

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan's (Dept of Education) Dismisses Israeli High Schools as Zionist Indoctrination Centers

Peled-Elhanan levels these charges in an attempt to undermine the 'Zionist national narrative' at a public church function in NYC.

Nevertheless, both [Nurit Peled-Elhanan and Miko Peled] have the same goal: to expose, challenge and overcome the Zionist national narrative.
The "racist discourse" in Israeli textbooks, Peled-Elhanan concluded, "infects students with ideology" and "prepares them for one thing only: to be good soldiers."

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Hebrew University - Anti-Israel, Radical Leftist Moshe Zimmermann (Dept of History) Exploits European Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv to Claim Zionism is a Failure

Well, Herr Zimmermann is back in the news this week. He is all upset. What is he upset over? It seems that the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team won the European tournament and Zimmermann took this as a personal affront to his anti-Zionism.
But what upset Herr Zimmermann is that the outpouring of celebration interfered with the plans of the Radical Ultra-Left to convince Israelis they are a pack of racist Untermenschen who need to mourn their very existence.

Zimmermann denounced the celebrations (story in Hebrew here:,7340,L-4521291,00.html) as an "obscene orgy over the failure of Jewish muscularity." Huh?

Zimmermann claims to have some knowledge of sports (unlike me) and insists that the victory of the Tel Aviv team actually proves that Zionism is a failure. He proclaimed, "The vision was for Zionism to create Jews who would excel in sports. But the fact that the basketball team recruits mercenaries from America to do the work is fraud and pretense. It is the very opposite of the Zionist vision."

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Neve Gordon (Ben Gurion University) and Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Hebrew University) Participate in a Palestinian Solidarity Conference with the Aim of Delegitimizing the Jewish and Democratic State of Israel

Gordon levels charges of apartheid and segregation against the State. He denies that Israel is a democracy. Gordon labels Israeli schoolchildren racists due to their [justified] apprehension of Arab terrorists. Gordon, worried of the 'horrors' his children would suffer if they came into contact with the 'racist' Israeli pupils, founded a bilingual post-Zionist school and kindergarten in which even 4 year-olds are brain-washed into observing the 'Nakba.'

With Nurit Peled-Elhanan's consent, an interview was screened in which she whines about 'the Arab image' and maps of 'Greater Israel' that are presented in Israeli text books. Peled also complains about the infrequent use of the word "Palestinian" [an usurped word for a made up people] to describe Arabs.

Where Neve Gordon mainly wants to talk about the situation in Israel itself. In Israel we have to deal with segregation and apartheid. According to Neve Gordon is the Israeli state built on a hyper-ethnic nationalism. For Israel, it is important to maintain. Majority of the Jewish ethnic group We could say that Israel is an ethnocracy rather than a democracy. Ethnic identity is vital for Israel, therefore the population geographically spread over the area. The intention is to judaizing the area.
The population of Israel, consisting of Jewish Israelis and Palestinian Israelis (Israel calls them Arab Israelis), is ethnically separated. There are no Palestinians living in Jewish neighborhoods or neighborhoods. They are therefore segregated neighborhoods.
Of course this also segregation in schools.
This racist attitude is not accidental, according to Gordon that is reinforced by the fact that Israeli and Palestinian young people simply have no contact with each other. They do not meet, they do not play with each other; and so the idea of the "dangerous other" has been maintained. Jewish children are afraid of the Palestinians, and therefore they are racists.
Seen in Israel and the Palestinian territories, the national histories are very important, both are stories told in school. The moment when the Jews 'Independence Day' Israel commemorate to the Palestinians after all, the anniversary of the Nakba (the catastrophe - the destruction of Palestinian society in 1948). It is not easy to bring children from 4 years old this on. Teachers tackle the very pragmatically. It starts on an emotional level, the Independence they tell the children that with independence comes responsibility. Responsibility for a small child means itself can attract clothes. For the story of the Nakba, they teach the children the basic concept of losing your home, losing your friends and neighbors, your pets and toys lose. The older the children are, the more dimensions are added to the story. A moment of silence was held for the Nakba and the Holocaust. In this way, a situation is created in which there can be taken into account with the other, and the other one is different.


During the conference was being watched a movie where Nurit Peled was interviewed about her research on Israeli textbooks…
Maps of Israel showing the textbooks becoming the 'Greater Israel', where the Palestinian territories and Israel form a whole. They show 'the land of Israel, "as opposed to" the State of Israel, "resulting in generations of Israelis who do not know where the boundaries of their own country. On any map, the Green Line stated.
On refugees is said that it was allowed to remain, they do not understand why they left them. Palestinians are presented as curious people, people who want to give the public any good pieces of land, to build playgrounds and so on. The word Palestinians is used very rarely, if ever, instead they use the word Arabs, so as to refer to the other Arab countries where Palestinians can go to.

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum's (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) New Pet NGO is Placing Anti-Israel Ads in the Media

Goldblum and his NGO are proclaiming that "John Kerry was Right" (about Israel being 'apartheid'). Goldblum posts a similar ad on his personal Facebook page.

The new picayune anti-Israel NGO, previously reported by Isracampus, is calling itself "Equality – the Organization for the Prevention of Racism and Apartheid in Israel." From the group's registration records, it is headed and run by Amiram Goldblum, a founder of "Peace Now."

On May 7, the group ran an ad in the Israeli media under the headline (in English and Hebrew): "John Kerry was Right! Without a just two-state solution – Israel will become an apartheid state." It is not clear where the funding comes for the ad and it would not be surprising if it turns out to be from overseas anti-Israel forces.

Among the signers/endorsers of the group appearing on the ad are at least two faculty members from Ben Gurion University: Dan Filc and Naomi Shir. Curiously, Goldblum's own name does not appear on the list in the ad.

However, Goldblum signs his name to the ad that appears on his Facebook page, along with the academics Menachem Klein, Gabi Solomon, Zeev Sternhell, and Dan Tawfik.

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Hebrew University - Alexander Yakobson (Dept of History) Promotes Anti-Democratic Plan to Create a Rogue Terror-State in the Israeli Heartland

Martin Sherman lambasts Yakobson over what amounts to Treason for encouraging the creation of an Arab State within striking distance of the main population centers and industrial zones with even the most simple terror devices. Yacobson and his colonialist cronies explain the refusal to acknowledge the Jewish State as an Arab response to Israeli diktats instead of demanding the non-semantic mutual recognition necessary to serve as the basis for a peaceful co-existence. Yakobson would rather give in to the irredentist Arab claims and grant the Arabs statehood without securing an annulment of future claims than admit that the continued Arab belligerence is a result of their commitment to a phased conquest of Israel. Since Yakobson's ludicrous moonbat proposal has no chance of ever finding an Israeli majority to implement it, he resorts to anti-democratic measures which undermine Israeli sovereignty.

Some such formula can be adopted in a peace agreement. It will be reciprocal, and it won't sound like an Israeli dictat. It won't be open to the objection that by recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, the Palestinians would have to renounce their historical narrative and subscribe to the Israeli one; it is obvious that by accepting such a wording, Israel will by no means be adopting the Palestinian narrative. The term "Jewish state" itself will probably not be there, but the substance of the Israeli demand will have been met, on a reciprocal basis.
The real question is not whether the Palestinians are willing to accept some semantic formula having to do with the Jewish state, but whether they are ready to accept the Jewish state itself. This question is raised in all its gravity by the Palestinian demand for a "right of return" to Israel for the Palestinian refugees of 1948 and their descendants…
Israel can live without any semantic recognition of the Jewish state, but not with this demand… Is the Palestinians' current position their final word? The only way to put this to the test is by submitting a peace plan that would offer the Palestinians a viable state on the basis of the 1967 lines, with a right of return to the Palestinian state, but not to Israel. Because the present Israeli government will not produce such a plan, the United States should.

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Hebrew University and Van Leer Institute - Amos Goldberg (Dept of Holocaust Studies) Equates the "Nakba" to the Shoah with the Goal of Creating a Binational Entity

Despite a 'non-equal' clause, Goldberg completes the ultimate hijacking of the Holocaust by the Arabs. Usurping 2000 years of Jewish stateless victimhood, Goldberg elevates the Arab refugees and "statelessness" through linguistic subversion to create an empathic, moral equation between the two events. Goldberg blames Israel with ethnic cleansing and promotes a delusional vague feel-good postnational state of some kind.

Goldberg also absolves Arab participation in the Holocaust. Strange for a Holocaust scholar, Goldberg blindly ignores the documented activities of Al-Husseini, the religious and political leader of the Mandate Arabs, in shaping the events of the Holocaust: denying Jewish Immigration from German Occupied Europe; recruiting Muslims to serve the Nazi cause; and perhaps even the suggestion of the Final Solution itself.

Our proposed binationalism, denoted by 'empathic unsettlement', allows for more ontological stability than Butler's excessive individualistic hybridity and radical alterity. Otherwise stated, our binationalism endorses a thin form of communitarianism that acknowledges the role ethnicity and nationalism play in Israel/Palestine. More precisely, our account recognizes the right to national self-determination of both national groups while insisting that this right ought not be realised in the form of an exclusive ethnic state.
Similarly, our attempt in this article has been to suggest a way to jointly think and deliberate on the two traumatic memories of the Holocaust and the Nakba without conflating them but also without completely separating them as if they have nothing to do with one another.

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Hebrew University - Omri Ben Yehuda (Dept of Comparative Jewish Literature) Trivializes the Holocaust

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Ben Yehuda wishes to make room for fictitious Arab claims of Genocide in 1948.

'When we compare the Holocaust to other events, we not only abandon our posturing as the eternal victim but even more importantly enter the stand as humans, as people required to think, choose and make determinations. … When the Jew ceases to be ONLY a Jew, becoming partly a Turk, partly an Arab and even sometimes a Nazi, he himself as a Jew becomes a participant. Moreover, many researchers have noted in recent years the comparability between the traumas in a multi-cultural society, in which there is also room for the Holocaust of the Jews, such as comparing it with the Holocaust of black people in America and the Holocaust of the Arabs in 1948. The proper role of the genocide of the Jews is not to dismiss the Holocausts of other peoples but rather to cope with the connections to those Holocausts…'

If you would like to let the heads of the Hebrew University know what you think of all this, write to:

President of the Hebrew University
Prof. Menachem Ben-Sasson
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Tel. 02-6584143, 02-5881905
Fax. 02-5811023

Hebrew University "Friends of" Offices:

Rector of the Hebrew University
Prof. Sarah Stroumsa
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Telephone: 02-6719698, 02-5883676

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Hebrew University - The Colonialist Ideology of Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) and the Extreme Left Exposed

Dror Eydar topples Zeev Sternhell's flimsy far-leftist argument against Arab recognition of the Jewish State by staking the Jewish claim to the land of Israel based on moral, legal, historical and religious grounds.

The Palestinian's intransigence on Israel being a Jewish state has to do with one of the core questions, a question that parts in the Left have somehow ignored: Do the Jews, as a national and ethnic group, have a claim to this land, based on moral, legal, historical and religious grounds? At the very least, do they have claim on the portion of the land that would be left to us if Sternhell has his way?

As long as the Palestinians refuse to accept this demand, the conflict will endure. Any deal that is not considered final would merely be another step toward the implementation of the Palestine Liberation Organization's phased plan to destroy Israel. In other words, the delegitimization of the Jewish state would continue even after it had withdrawn to its narrow borders.

Sternhell's friends will then attack Israel as being an "apartheid" and a "racist" state. As far as they are concerned, because a fifth of the population is non-Jewish, this country is a binational state. It is just obvious. How outrageous it is that the law books overtly favor the Jewish majority.
Just look at how Sternhell defines this agreement: "For Israel's leaders, the word 'agreement' means unconditional Palestinian surrender.... The Palestinians must accept their inferiority." Unbelievable. Where did he get that from? Only a colonialist could talk like that. Only a colonialist would view the agreement as a deal where the locals accept their inferiority to the masters.
Sternhell has realized that he is part of a minority. He wants Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to renege on the pledges he made to his voters, to disavow the very values he ran on and abort the historic mission he has pursued…
Sternhell implies that Netanyahu should withdraw from the heart of our homeland, just like de Gaulle withdrew from Algeria. But this is like apples and oranges. Algeria was never French. As for the Land of Israel, well -- it has been the land of the Jewish people since time immemorial. Yes, Mr. Sternhell. This has been the home of your people for ages. Could you believe it?

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Hebrew University - Marxist Anti-Democratic Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Believes that Arab Recognition of the Jewish State of Israel is an Unreasonable Demand

Sternhell lays down an ultimatum to capitulate to Arab irredentist claims or suffer the humanist brand of apartheid because, according to Sternhell bizarre claim, Jews have occupied Israel since the First Aliyah. Sternhell smears even the liberal left-wing Judicial System as an "arm of Israeli rule." Since Sternhell's ridiculous and absurd ultra-Leftist views will never be a majority position, he calls upon the Western World to undermine Israeli sovereignty and meddle in Israeli internal affairs.

The demand that the Palestinians recognize a Jewish state is no coincidence; it's not to be taken lightly. It's the way to demand that the Palestinians admit their historic defeat and recognize the Jews' exclusive ownership of the country.
In the eyes of the right, the Jewish people won a decisive victory when they occupied the country in a process that began with the First Aliyah — the immigration wave from 1882 to 1903 — and continues to this day. Its two high points were the War of Independence and the Six-Day War, both part of the sequence of settlement. In that sense there is no difference between the occupation of parts of the country before and after 1949, while the Green Line has no significance except for being a temporary cease-fire line.
Therefore, for Israel's leaders, the word "agreement" means unconditional Palestinian surrender. For the Jews' exclusive right to the land to be complete and recognized, the Palestinians must accept their inferiority. This perception is anchored deep in the Israeli consciousness and is shared by the right, the center and the center-left, the towns in the country's outskirts and most residents of Greater Tel Aviv, the Labor Party and Likud. They all reject the principle of equal rights for the Arabs.
The road to South Africa has been paved and will not be blocked until the Western world presents Israel with an unequivocal choice: Stop the annexation and dismantle most of the colonies and the settler state, or be an outcast.

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Two Leftist Academics Demand Israel "Recognize" Palestine even if the Arabs Refuse to Recognize Israel

Oded Eran (TAU, Institute for National Security) and Robbie Sabel (Hebrew U, Dept of Law) preach capitulation to Arab irredentist claims while posturing over the merits of creating a second Hamastan bordering on the Israeli heartland. Eran and Sabel allege that a self-claimed Arab State would be no better than the State of Israel as neither have fixed borders or a formally recognized capital. *This* is who led negotiations and advises the Foreign Ministry. We now know how Israeli politicians were hoodwinked into signing the failed Oslo experiment.

Notwithstanding its concerns it might be worthwhile for Israel, and maybe the US, too, to consider taking the initiative and supporting the State of Palestine's accession to the UN. True, it will be a state with no permanent borders and a self-declared capital, with major issues such as the refugees still unresolved. It will not, however, be much different from its neighbor Israel in this respect. Israel's borders with the Palestinians, both in Gaza and the West Bank, and with Lebanon and Syria are still to be permanently fixed, and its capital, Jerusalem, is not formally recognized by the international community.

Beyond exposing the hollow Palestinian threat, such a move will turn the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into just one of close to 200 international disputes on territories and borders. Jerusalem, security, refugees and mutual recognition of their national status will still have to be negotiated, but that will be carried out by two legally equal entities.

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Being Taken to Task for Running his Tendentious Anti-Israel Pseudo-Poll about "Apartheid"

Maurice Ostroff blames (somewhat maliciously) misleading questions and unethical analysis of the data for the "Apartheid" conclusion to the poll commissioned by Goldblum and his fund. Quite opposite to the poll's "conclusion," Ostroff maintains that the poll's data prove that Israelis are less racist than many Western countries or the Arab world.

Unfortunately the manner in which the poll was conducted and interpreted has achieved the diametric opposite. For example according to Haaretz, Arab MK's said that the survey verifies their sense of increasing radicalization of Israelis and the marginalization of Arab citizens to the fringes of Israeli society; hardly promoting the understanding and dialog that your fund aims to promote. Their conclusions would be acceptable if based on facts but their prejudicial views are unjustified since they result from flaws in the poll as explained below.

Worse still, rather than promoting peace, the reaction to the poll incites hatred of Israel, making peace with our neighbors more difficult. It promoted a viral international negative reaction by media who, without bothering to analyze the poll results, hastily and irresponsibly reproduced Gideon Levy's misinterpretation.
For the purpose of illustration, let's discuss the results of question 8 which asks whether respondents would object to having an Arab neighbor. In your press statement you unjustifiably infer an attitude of apartheid as you conclude that 42% of the total population does not want an Arab family as neighbors in their building.

This is not a reasonable inference as the actual results show that fully 68% of the 235 secular respondents and 66% of the 82 Russians have no objection to Arab neighbors.

The 79% of the Ultra orthodox and 62% of the Orthodox respondents that skew the results would object to any neighbors who don't observe the Sabbath, whether Arab or Jewish. Their attitudes bear no relationship to South African legislated apartheid. In any event these opinions cannot be regarded as significant as they are expressed by a very small number of respondents; only 60 Ultra orthodox and 50 religious.

2. Understanding the questions

The weakest aspect of this poll is the admission in your press statement that you asked about apartheid despite the fact that it was unclear what the respondents understood by the term. The poll should be dismissed as unreliable on this account alone.

Surely the most important requirement for any credible survey is that the respondents understand what they are being asked.

In fact it appears that even the pollsters don't understand the meaning of apartheid. Yes there are extremist tendencies in Israel that should be opposed but they bear no relationship to apartheid. I speak from personal experience… And I state categorically that the situation in Israel and the West bank bears no resemblance to South African apartheid.
In the circumstances I suggest with respect that the laudable objectives of the Israela Goldblum Fund have been seriously set back by this poll.

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Hebrew University - Daniel Blatman (Dept of History) Calls Israel a "Racist Cancer" and Calls for a Boycott of Israel

If I were an American Jew, I’d worry about Israel’s racist cancer
Amid the awareness that Israel is sliding toward an apartheid regime, the silence of Jews worldwide is deafening.

If I were an American Jew who held Israel dear, I would view the crisis afflicting the greatest Jewish dream in modern times with despair.

When sitting down to Shabbat dinner with my adult children, I would hear that Israel no longer represents the values on which they were raised: human dignity, equal rights, a pluralistic society, and the obligation to fight for the weak and the persecuted. In the eyes of America’s future economic and political leaders, Israel no longer has a place in the family of enlightened nations. It has become the South Africa of the 21st century.
If I were an American Jew, I would conclude that this was a time of emergency. It’s not the Iranian threat that endangers Israel’s survival, it’s the moral and ethical collapse of its society.
But if the vision of an open, egalitarian and peace-loving Israel is important to Jews around the world, they can’t leave the chances of fulfilling it in the hands of the Israelis alone. The racist cancer, after 47 years of occupation and domination of another people, has spread deep into Israeli society.

World Jewry must help Israel be cured of it. It must speak out and act. It must come out openly and sever any economic, cultural or political tie with any person or organization that promotes turning Israel into a racist apartheid state, whether a settler, a rabbi who preaches violence, or a politician who promotes racist legislation.

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Organizes a Petition to Suppress Academic Freedom

As the basis to revoke Bar Ilan's Academic Freedom, the petition implies, in bold letters by Goldblum, that the University is producing more of the same "incitement" that produced Yigal Amir. Goldblum's petition gets supported by the usual group of Radical Leftwing Academics.

However, the ad published by Bar-Ilan says something else: The Book …. PROVES how Israeli Human Rights Organizations fuel the culture of terror and confrontation in Israel... PROVES, no less. Nothing left for a discussion and debate. Bar Ilan thus adopted the slandering position of the book, so that the claim of Hershkovits in support of free speech has no basis and is ridiculous

Freedom of speech is a main cornerstone of democracy. We condemn the Bar Ilan style of that publication that blocks free speech and debate. Bar Ilan has well known reasons to learn from past experience and should thus be more sensitive and exercise the utmost efforts to teach its students to respect democratic values.

We the undersigned condemn the blocking of free speech in that ad of Bar Ilan, we declare our pride in Israeli Human Rights organizations and reject all attempts, by Bar Ilan or by others, to harm them.

Among the signed:
[Daniel Bar-Tal] דניאל בר-טל
[Avraham Oz] פרופ' אברהם עוז
[David Bar-Gal] פרופ דוד בר-גל
[Hannah Safran] חנה ספרן
[Alon Liel] אלון ליאל
[Sadra Ezrachi] פרופ' סדרה אזרחי
[Oren Yiftachel] אורן יפחתאל
frances raday [sic]
[Amiram Goldblum] עמירם גולדבלום

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Hebrew University - Dimitry Shumsky (Dept of History) - Promotes the Bi-National State to Replace Evil Ungrateful Israel

Apparently, Shumsky lives in his own Never Never Land composed of historical theories and analogies of life for Jews where the real existential threat to Jews plays no role. Shumsky is, most interestingly, an Ashkenazic Jew whose family came from the Soviet Union, which adds particular cynicism to his phony historical analysis of why Israel, the Jewish state, needs replacing by a binational state. The Jewish state gave a homeland to his family, Jews from Russia. Shumsky is clearly no Anatoly Sharansky, who sat in a Soviet prison for the right to live in Israel.
His recent article in Ha'Aretz calls Israel to task for bothering the poor Turks by interdicting the Mavi Marmara on its way to Gaza. He declares how much Israel and the Jews owe Turkey today for the Ottomans providing a refuge from Christian persecution as far back as 1492. Of course if Erdogan had been in power back then…
Shumsky makes it clear that he doesn't want the Jewish state … at all. To that end, he promotes the binational state which might explain his being an apologist for Turkey and other allies of the "Palestinians."

"Let both Jewish Israelis and Palestinian-Arab Israelis launch a movement to fight for the definition of Israel as a state of both nationalities…"

Ah, but talking about a Federation sounds so nice and all Kumbaya touchy-feely, especially at places filled with Jewish Diaspora adolescents such as at the University of Texas Hillel, where Shumsky lectured on his revolutionary ideas for "peace" (some might call capitulation).

Shumsky would have us believe the Arabs were dealt a raw deal when Israel was created:

"Luckily for Zionism, a sovereign Arab state did not arise in place of the Ottoman Empire. Instead the Arab territories were severed by the Western powers into separate countries in a process that strengthened tribe loyalties and deepened the cultural alienation among different Arab populations, creating or shaping new Arab national identities based on local territory."

He continues, "In this context, it's understandable that the Palestinians -- who did not reject the justified Israeli demands that Arab countries compensate Jewish refugees -- do not accept the comparison between Jewish refugees from Arab lands and Palestinian refugees from the Land of Israel/ Palestine." (Like the Arabs have seriously offered to compensate Jews for lost property in Iraq, in Egypt, in Lebanon, etc.).

SO there are kosher refugees in need of reparations, meaning Arabs, and unkosher refugees deserving nothing, meaning Jews.

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The Israeli Radical Left Demands Academic Freedom Suppression to Defend (Leftist) Academic Freedom

Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew U), the anti-democratic prof, organizes a petition to suppress Academic Freedom at Bar Ilan University, and gets mocked by the Israeli Maariv daily newspaper. Goldblum is joined by his academic fellows in the Radical Leftwing Suppression of Free Speech: Daniel Bar-Tal from TAU; Avraham Oz and Hannah Safran from Haifa U; Oren Yiftachel from BGU, and Frances Raday from Hebrew U. Will Goldblum file a new SLAPP suit against Maariv?

It sounds like a Purim gag, and if only it were.
A petition was organized to denounce Bar Ilan University for allowing Black to speak on campus and demanding that the event surrounding the publication of Black's book be cancelled. The petition was organized by Peace Now co-founder Amiram Goldblum, a far-leftist professor of pharmaceutical studies at the Hebrew University… Goldblum is behind many of the attempts to paint Israel as an apartheid regime and has called for international pressure to suppress Israeli sovereignty and coerce the country to accept the diktats of the tiny ultra-leftist minority.

The new petition initiated by Goldblum demanding that Black be prevented from speaking, with its Orwellian title of "Support Free Speech," can be read here in Hebrew and English: Yes it is there in black and white - the petition demands that freedom of speech be suppressed for Black in order to support freedom of speech. Ben Dror Yemini in Maariv this past weekend devotes part of his column to mocking Goldblum and his fellow petitioners:

It is also amusing to see the list of tenured radicals who signed the petition to suppress academic freedom at Bar Ilan University. The list includes many academics who have ever demanded that critics of the Radical Left be silenced and suppressed. It is worth going through the list of signers one by one.

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Hebrew University and Bezalel Academy - Intellectual Weakness and Moral Impoverishment of Eva Illouz (HebrewU Dept of Sociology and Bezalel President)

Illouz's flawed slavery analogy is just too flawed, even for leftists.

But her deeply flawed ["occupation" is "slavery"] argument—which, to judge by the number of times her essay has been forwarded to me since its publication this weekend, is enjoying its share of attention—deserves a sharp rebuttal let this morally repugnant analogy bloom any further. It's easy enough to debunk on historical grounds, and I hope some prominent historian of slavery soon does; in the meantime, however, I wish to point out not the intellectual weakness of Illouz's analogy but its absolute moral impoverishment.
But decrying Israel's needless arrests, wanton violence, or hard-hearted policies—all of which I've done, in print or in person—oughtn't to preclude one from observing that even Palestinian leftists are marching against negotiations with the Jewish state, or that in the midst of said negotiations the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, welcomed the convicted murderers Israel had released as a gesture of good will by celebrating them as heroes and saying not a peep about peace, or that a fair survey of the barriers to reconciliation erected over the course of the last two decades would assign a healthy dose of blame on both sides of the conflict. To assume otherwise is Manichean or, worse
If their [the Arab] existence is closely determined by anyone's decision, it's that of the governments they had freely elected. And when they fall victim to will and power, it's not always the will and the power of the Israelis: … 16 percent of all Palestinian civilian deaths were caused "by Palestinian groups or individuals," often as a result of infighting between various factions vying for power.

These observations, naturally, only complicate the black-and-white beauty of Illouz's slavery analogy, and as such go unnoticed. And that is an insult not only to those of us who struggle to keep our thinking on this complex issue grounded and free of fevered dogma… If there is indeed a dichotomy in the Jewish community, let it be between those of us who thumb the almanac of historical evils searching for some feint trace of likelihood with which to kindle our outrage and those of us who know better.

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Hebrew University - University Heads Allow Students to Bring 'Apartheid Week' to Hebrew U Campus

Students put up photo exhibit defaming IDF as an 'occupation army,' and call for 'Palestine' to be 'liberated' with the approval of Hebrew U's Regents.

Adi Golan, the head of the university's Ta Lavi pro-Likud student group, told Arutz Sheva that Arab students were behind the defamatory exhibit, which is located in a central hallway frequented daily by the university's regents. The Arab students put up photos depicting the IDF negatively with inciteful texts, reports Golan. The texts define IDF soldiers as "hunters of freedom," call Israel "Palestine," and the IDF an "occupying army." … Sections of the Arab text declare that "Palestine will be liberated."
Ta Lavi submitted a complaint to the board of regents, which responded by saying that the issue is being looked into.
A voice uniquely qualified for disproving accusations of apartheid against Israel was sounded last September by Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, a member of the Parliament of South Africa and founder of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP). Meshoe argued that "anyone who knows what apartheid really is and still makes such a claim [about Israel] should be told to their faces that they are lying."

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Hebrew University and Bezalel Academy - Eva Illouz (HebrewU Dept of Sociology and Bezalel President) Gets Caught Rewriting History Again

Ben-Dror Yemini, the Maariv Editor, rejects Illouz's claim of Arab Slavery and defines it as an attempt by Illouz to demonize Israel. He corrects Illouz's feeble attempts to distort the truth. Illouz seems to have mis-read data, quoted untruthful and long-since retracted stories, and misrepresented irrelevant data to such an extent that Yemini questions her common sense and analytical abilities.

The word "demonization" is commonly tossed around in the global debate on Israel. Demonization is not synonymous with criticism. Demonization, as its name implies, is the attempt to depict Israel as a monster -- a state established on the basis of crimes against humanity, racism, apartheid and fascism. We were recently subject to a fascinating example of demonization in a piece by professor Eva Illouz published in Ha'aretz ("47 years a slave," Feb. 7, 2014.) Illouz's argument, put briefly, is that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank requires a new definition: slavery, no less.
To the matter at hand: The West Bank is home to between 1.4-2.4 million people (demographers are split on the matter.) In what world does the demolition of 173 buildings lead to the conclusion of a systematic policy of house demolitions? Are philosophers and sociologists exempt from common sense? Every government, even in Sweden, prohibits illegal construction. Moreover, the Palestinian Authority is currently constructing an entire city, Rawabi, with thousands of houses. How does this relate to systematic house demolitions and what does "slavery" have to do with it?

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Hebrew University - Moshe Amirav (Dept of Urban Studies) Wants to Appease the PLO by Dividing Jerusalem Since that Sure Worked Well Before 1967

For years Amirav has been spewing the usual Leftist gloom and doom about the demographic specter of old and how Israel has failed to unify Jerusalem.

There are three national targets which all Israeli governments have been trying to achieve in Jerusalem since 1967: Demographic, territorial and political. The national effort has failed and the targets have not been achieved.
The political scenario is the most difficult: The annual Palestinian growth rate is 3.5% today, compared to a growth rate of only 1.5% among the Jewish residents. Within 10 years, Jerusalem will have a Palestinian majority.

In fact, in as early as the next elections they will have the possibility of becoming the ruling party in Jerusalem and crowning a mayor of their own. An organized vote will give them a majority in the city council, and a Palestinian mayor will anyway be elected… Our conclusion, which has become even stronger, was: Without dividing Jerusalem – we are about to lose it!

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Sapir College (Hebrew U and Tel Aviv-Yaffo College) - Stalinist Ofer Cassif Still Building Gulags

Addressing an International Conference of Communist Parties, Cassif promotes the Arab Water Hoax as part of his trashing the State of Israel as an imperialist, capitalist, and colonialist blight on the face of the Earth. Also rejects the implementation of Israeli Civil Law in the Negev and encourages the Bedouin land-grabs there in the name of Marxism.

If I may quote comrade Rosa Luxemburg, it seems that particularly nowadays the world as a whole faces two options only: socialism or barbarism. When capitalism runs amok and destructively tries to invade wherever and however it can; when imperialist powers (primarily USA and EU) are systematically in the offense, when the people's rights to democracy and social justice, control of natural resources and wellbeing are under vicious attack by imperialism, capitalism, chauvinism and xenophobia – it's our obligation, not solely right, to join forces and fight back our common enemies, namely capitalists and their allies…

The situation in Israel proper as well as in the Palestinian Occupied Territories is grave. As far as the occupation is concerned, Israel colonization of the territories is not only going on under the auspices of USA and its financial and political support, but actually only getting deeper and crueler. Natural resources like water and land are regularly robbed by Israeli Zionist authorities for the sake of Jewish settlers; Palestinians' freedom of movement, worship and assembly are strictly limited; peaceful demonstrators and non-violent protesters are often arrested, beaten, and occasionally even shot; and trees, fields and other assets owned by Palestinians are burnt and damaged on a daily basis by Jewish settlers, while Israeli soldiers and other officials ignore that fascist vandalism…
The most deprived population in Israel is the Arab Palestinian Bedouin of Al Naqab. Not only that that population is the poorest, with the least access to healthcare, education and other social services, but a great part of its communities live in historic villages which the governments of Israel consistently refuse to recognize and supply with elementary goods such as running water and electricity. Furthermore, just a few weeks ago the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) enacted the infamous Prawer Law whose realization is going to confiscate 800,000 dunums of land in Al Naqab and expel over 50,000 Bedouins from their native land and residence. This inhumane plan will also lead to the demolition of 35 historic Arab villages that the governments of Israel continuously refuse to recognize, and will confine 30% of Arab Bedouins in Al Naqab to 1% of the land.
As Marxist-Leninists, we know that reality should be analyzed as a totality. Indeed, the abovementioned elements are dialectically interrelated and together constitute one whole: a totality of capitalism interwoven with Zionist colonialism and racism. In the case of Israeli governments and ruling classes, Zionism and politics of fear are regularly used in order to divide the working class and the exploited strata as a whole and rule them by means of panic and intimidation. Thus, instead of directing their rage against their exploiters and oppressors, Israeli masses (especially the Jewish ones) are encouraged by those ruling forces to aim their anger and frustration at Arabs, refugees and other "outsiders".

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Hebrew University and Bezalel Academy - Eva Illouz (HebrewU Dept of Sociology and Bezalel President) - Israel Treats Arabs like Slaves

Illouz, who introduced the leftist litmus test for students at Bezalel, claims Arabs are like black slaves in the US before emancipation. Later in the text she qualifies the claim as an imperfect analogy only to use it to bash Israel again. She likens the "Occupation" to American Slavery through ideologies of domination and demonstrates the presence of an Israeli domination ideology through the Ashkenazi-Mizrachi cultural wars of the past. In a tirade of ultra-Leftist distorted factoids, Illuoz selectively takes from Israel's war on terror to build her case for slavery and "cherry picks" quotes from Jewish theological theory to provide "evidence" of widespread racist Jewish supremacists. Illouz vilifies the Right as being moral-less while patting herself and her fellow ultra-Leftists on the back for being morally superior. Within her "morally superiority", she "emancipates" Israel's Enemies to drive the Jews into the sea.

If Israel is indeed singled out among the many nations that have a bad record in human rights, it is because of the personal sense of shame and embarrassment that a large number of Jews in the Western world feel toward a state that, by its policies and ethos, does not represent them anymore… Supreme irony of history: Israel has splintered the Jewish people around two radically different moral visions of Jews and humanity.
I will call one group the "security as morality" group. For this group, Israel is twice morally beyond reproach. … Surveying history, the "security as morality" group observes that might has regularly been right, and that Israel is no less entitled to its violent policies than America or other countries have been to their own…

The second group of Jews derives its positions from universal standards of justice, and from the observation that Israel is fast moving away from the pluralistic, multiethnic, pacific democracies of the world. Israel stopped being a valid source of identification for these Jews not because they are self-hating, but because many of them have been actively involved, in deed or thought, in the liberalization of their respective societies…

Israel makes an unacceptable demand: it requests from Jews loyalty to its policies, claims to have a moral and political status superior to that of its neighbors, yet consistently violates the human rights of Palestinians, Arabs, and liberal Judaism; uses violence; violates international law; and practices state-sanctioned discrimination toward non-Jews. For liberal Jews, Israel bullies like a Goliath, yet persists in wanting to be admired as a David.
But the military metaphor with which Israelis have made sense of their relationship to Palestinians hides a disturbing fact: what started as a national and military conflict has morphed into a form of domination of Palestinians that now increasingly borders on conditions of slavery. If we understand slavery as a condition of existence and not as ownership and trade of human bodies, the domination that Israel has exercised over Palestinians turns out to have created the matrix of domination that I call a "condition of slavery."
The violence exercised by the military does not stop there. During Operation Cast Lead in 2008-09, the IDF used Gazan civilians as "human shields," a practice prohibited by Israeli and international law and conventionally viewed as barbarian. Using others as human shields consists of taking civilians as hostages, using them for Israeli military purposes, threatening their families with injury if they don't cooperate with the Israel Defense Forces' attempt to obtain information.
We can say conservatively and impressionistically that 70 percent of the Palestinian population live with a permanent sense of dishonor, conduct their lives without predictability and continuity, live in fear of Jewish terror and of the violence of the Israeli military power, and are afraid to have no work, shelter or family… These conditions can only be named by their proper name: conditions of slavery.
The reason for this is that Israel has its own proslavery lobby, which is now in the corridors of power, shapes Israel's policy and has successfully managed to make the occupation appear to be a containable casualty of war and nation-building. The settlers' discourse – which only 20 years ago was marginal in Israeli society –has become mainstream, and one can only be struck by its resemblance to the 19th-century American proslavery ideology.
An example of Jewish supremacy can be seen in the book "The King's Torah" ("Torat Hamelech"), written by the head rabbi of Yeshivat Od Yosef Chai. According to the book, Jews are superior to non-Jews, with Gentiles being close to animals because they did not accept the Seven Laws of Noah. In an amended world, killing a non-Jew who does not accept the commandments of Noah will become necessary… In a review of the book, the highly respected historian Yehuda Bauer suggests that the book is not a marginal phenomenon of a handful of extremists.
Israel is dangerously sailing away from the moral vocabulary of most countries of the civilized world. The fact that many readers will think that my sources are unreliable because they come from organizations that defend human rights proves this point. Israel no longer speaks the ordinary moral language of enlightened nations. But in refusing to speak that language, it is de facto dooming itself to isolation. Israel will not indefinitely have the cake of "democracy" and eat it in the occupation.

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Hebrew University - Marxist Anti-Democratic Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Defends the BDS Anti-Semites

Just because they hate Jews, that is no reason to call them anti-Semites!

Refusal to cooperate with the occupation is reflected in the economic and cultural boycott against the Israeli settlers' colony. Among the vast majority of European public opinion the boycott is seen as a justified instrument of pressure to liberate the Palestinians. This opinion is shared by people from the entire political spectrum, including those who despise anti-Semitism and support Israeli wholeheartedly.

Among the educated public in Europe, Israeli culture and science enjoy a unique status that is not shared by any other small or medium-sized country. Israeli scientists, writers and artists have thus far been able to counterbalance the religious-nationalist fanaticism that is spreading here, and they are the ones who are preventing the attempts at an overall boycott. But for the most part they despise Israeli colonialism, which is symbolized today more than anything else by Ariel "University."

Israeli intellectuals are Zionism's best ambassadors, but they represent Israeli society, not the colonialist reality. They believe that trampling the rights of the Palestinians in the name of our exclusive right to the country and by dint of a divine decree is an ineradicable stain on Jewish history. Anyone who becomes entrenched in these views will end up bringing about the international ostracism of all of Israel, and if that happens, it won't be anti-Semitism.

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The Israeli Far-Left continues to Jihad against Freedom of Speech

Hebrew University - Dimitry Shumsky (Dept of History) is the next in a string of attacks on Freedom of Speech in which criticism of the far Left is no less than a threat to the fabric of Israeli Society itself. Shumsky seethingly proclaims any criticism of the fringe-left is tantamount to supporting the "occupation".

Finally Shumsky chimes in his own two cents in Haaretz. His is an intriguing argument. According to Shumsky (no relation to Chomsky), people like Ariel Rubinstein are part of the mechanism of "occupation oppression" when they criticize the "occupation." Really! He writes there: "One of the most efficient ways to perpetuate the occupation and in so doing endanger the existence of Israel and Zionism altogether is to convert internal Israeli opposition to the occupation into an integral part of the occupation itself." Huh?

His evidence is that Rubinstein opposes the operation of Ariel University in the West Bank but also supports the freedom of speech for Prof. Aumann. As you can see, Shumsky's contorted argument is reminiscent of the "pinkwashing" charges against Israel, which hold that tolerance towards homosexuals in Israel is all part of a Zionist conspiracy to oppress "Palestinians." The logic of Shumsky's piece exceeds anything since that notorious MA thesis at the Hebrew University supervised by Eyal Ben-Ari (yes, the convicted sexual predator professor), which found that the fact that Israeli troops never rape Arab women is proof that the Jews are so racist. Shumsky, by the way, has a long track record of supporting the bi-national Rwanda-style "one state solution," in which Israel will cease to exist altogether. His presence on the faculty of the Hebrew University is quite instructive about the academic standards in effect there.
The radical Left in Israel, including the tenured fifth column, continues to promote the idea that freedom of speech should be restricted to those who agree with the radical Left. And them alone.

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences), in his pidgin English, proclaims the "NGO Monitor" watchdog as the bitterest enemy of peace, human rights, and small puppies

In statements using his personal Facebook account, Goldblum attacks NGO Monitor as an "enemy of Israeli human rights" and stoops to vicious ad hominem attacks in an attempt to divert the topic and to obscure to his losing arguments. Goldblum also makes claim of "apartheid" and throws in a Nazi slur in reference to the Settlers, evoking gas-chambers imagery.

Goldblum feels entitled to run the country according to his Bolshevik diktats due to his personal contributions to the defense of Israel, as well as those of his family, and of the "Zionist" Left in general. If he built it - he can also undermine it, without having to suffer any criticisms either. There's "democracy" for you.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) wants the Arab-Israeli conflict solved the same way as the "deal" with Iran, meaning capitulation to Islamic Fascism and Terrorism

Netanyahu is convinced, and rightly so, that the Iranians will try to deceive and cheat. He knows this because that’s what he would do in their situation. After all, that is what his government is doing daily in the occupied territories, better than anything else it does…  For Netanyahu, lies and deception are a foundation of international relations, an expression of political astuteness and of a capacity to get things done.

… What was established [in Geneva] was new ways of thinking and doing that could be applied to the efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict… A concerted effort by the P5+1 powers can bring both sides to the table and force them to start talking seriously. It will be hard to play games with these nations…

If it turns out that the political process that was embarked on in Geneva is successful, and strict supervision shows that Iran is complying with the agreement and that it was halted in its pursuit of a military nuclear option, the Geneva framework will become the only option in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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Alon Liel (TAU - Dept of Political Science), Nurit Peled-Elhanan (HebrewU - Dept of Education), and Oren Yiftachel (BGU - Dept of Geography) are Examples of Anti-Israel "Outside Insiders" - The "Zionist Elite" Academics Who have Turned Against Zionism

Seth Frantzman, Jerusalem Post Editor, concludes the policies assumed by these "Outside Insiders" are a result, in part, of the studies they received at university. Ultimately, he concludes, these Israel-bashing anti-Zionists are uneducated and irresponsible with their critique, and for all their intimate knowledge, offer no real constructive criticism.

However, radical critique of Israel is not an outsider phenomenon; while it may be a minority voice, that minority is often the elite of the Jewish and Israeli community. They are "outside-insiders": those masquerading as outsider critics but who in fact were groomed by and recognized as part of the elite Zionist structure.
[The] narrative of growing up in a traditional Zionist home and then becoming a critic isn't the exception, it is the rule. Alon Liel, former Foreign Ministry director-general, claimed in a February conference that, "In the situation that exists today, until a Palestinian state is created, we are actually one state. This joint state – in the hope that the status quo is temporary – is an apartheid state." His comments were greeted with shock.

He told his listeners: "As someone who knows the original apartheid well, and also knows the State of Israel quite well – I was born here, grew up here, served and fought for it for 30 years – someone like me knows that Zionism isn't apartheid and the State of Israel that I grew up in wasn't an apartheid state."
Whatever happened to the good old Israel? … Nurit Peled-Elhanan [Daughter of Israeli general Matti Peled, granddaughter of Israel's Declaration of Independence Dr. Avraham Katsnelson], was quoted at Mondoweiss as saying "Apartheid in Israel and Palestine, imposed and practised by the Israeli security forces, is enabled by the most profound racism, practised every day, in every domain of life."

It is a mistake to pretend that these are outsider opinions.

They were generated and sculpted by the very leaders and founders of Zionism, by Israeli generals and a family that signed the declaration of independence. These views didn't just come out of nowhere, either, they formed over time, in coffee houses and in the homes of the elites, on the kibbutzim and in the universities.

OPPOSITION TO Zionism is in fact a central feature of Zionism; opposition to and "daring" criticism of the State of Israel is integral to being an insider in Israel.
Many other radical critics, like Oren Yiftachel, who compares Jewish communities in Israel to "pure" white settler states like Australia and Canada, proudly describes being raised on a kibbutz "in a northern Israeli kibbutz, where socialism was not a curse and social justice was not a mere theory."
The fact is that anti-Zionism and critique of Israel are the ultimate insider's career path. Those insiders who become anti-Zionist or radical critics rarely offer constructive criticism, and this differentiates them from the descendants of other founding generations… Critics of Israeli policy could be constructive; a solution to the conflict with the Palestinians is in everyone's interest, and combating racism is a good thing. But the way in which many of these insiders go about it, becoming more famous at Harvard and in London than they are in Israel, seems counterproductive, to say the least… Responsible insiders work for change from within, but unfortunately the Jewish community and Israel is not cultivating a responsible elite culture of critique, but an irresponsible one.

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Hebrew University - Marxist Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) says all centrist parties in Israel are far worse than Le Pen's Fascist National Front Party in France and that Israel's centrist and right-leading parties are borderline Nazi entities.

Sternhell has hysterical anxiety attack over the return of fascism. However, Sternhell has been apprehensive about fascism for over 20+ years - forever repeating his mantra that the elements of fascism are about to sweep the country. The little boy who cried wolf.

In light of what is happening today, a simple fact must be understood: The chauvinistic, racist right is an integral part of European culture and is a built-in element in European ethnic and cultural nationalism. Furthermore, it must be understood that the emergence of the chauvinistic, racist right in the 20th century was not just an incidental result of the First World War and the crises that erupted in its wake. Many people are now asking the frightening question: Are we witnessing a return to the 1930s?

An Israeli participating in this conference could not help but compare the situation in Europe with what is happening today in Israel, and could not resist recalling that the last time the Israeli left held a similar discussion was the period immediately following the debacle in the 1977 elections. The Israeli left shuns ideology; it clings to "pragmatism," which is nothing but crass opportunism, because by being "pragmatic," it hopes to prove that it is fit to be the ruling party. Second, in failing to vigorously oppose the ethnic, religious and messianic perception of nationhood that is being promoted by the right, the Labor Party's leftist establishment is actually collaborating with the right.
When comparing Europe and Israel in 2013, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that among Western states, the country where the radical right is the most powerful (and is even in power), and where the left is the weakest, is Israel. Here as well, the source of the problem is to be found in the country's culture, in the concept of the nation as a tribe and in the problematic definition of Jewish identity. It is even harder to avoid the conclusion that the Israeli right – from the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu to Habayit Hayehudi – is very far to the right of Marine Le Pen's National Front. Compared to most of the cabinet ministers and Knesset members, Le Pen looks like a dangerous leftist.

Israel is today at the extreme rightist end of the political spectrum, and its rightist groups are among the worst and most dangerous of those currently operating in democratic societies, with the exception of neo-Nazi groups. Israel is gradually being distanced from the family of the world's enlightened nations – by laws being proposed in the Knesset that are founded on openly declared ethnic and national discrimination, and by the oppressive regime in the West Bank.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) has been having Conniptions over the Signs of Fascism for More Than 20 Years

Professor Zeev Sternhill, a professor of political science and an authority on right-wing movements in Europe between the wars, says there are worrying signs that fascism may be on the rise in Israel.

"It is," he observes, "a synthesis of religious extremism and nationalism -a mixture we've known from Europe. In Eastern Europe fascism was religious, in Western Europe it was secular. We are much closer to Eastern Europe." (24/11/1990)

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Hebrew University's "Lack of Rape of Arabs by Israelis proves Jews are Racist" Thesis Continues to Strike Waves

All thanks to Prof. Eyal Ben Ari, until recently a sociologist at Hebrew U.

On other occasions, anti-Israel activists called me a rapist. The claims go beyond being absurd – in one case, a professor asked me if I knew how many Palestinians have been raped by IDF forces. I answered that as far as I knew, none. She triumphantly responded that I was right, because, she said, “You IDF soldiers don’t rape Palestinians because Israelis are so racist and disgusted by them that you won’t touch them.”

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Hebrew Univeristy - David Kretzmer (Dept of Law) Supports the EU's BDS Economic Warfare Against Israel

Some Israeli and American lawyers have raised arguments over the years challenging both the application of the Fourth Geneva Convention to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the illegality of Israeli settlements. This is not the place to explain the inadequacy of these arguments. Suffice it to say that they often seem to ignore the establishment in 1948 of the State of Israel as the recognized home of the Jewish people, rest on pre-State instruments such as the League of Nations Mandate rather than on contemporary standards of international Israel should not be at all surprised by the EU guidelines on settlements The chickens come home to roost The duty of a legal adviser is to state the law, and not what he or she would like it to be law for the conduct of states, and disregard the internationally recognized right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.

Their arguments have failed to persuade many (if not most) of Israel's international lawyers, a few of whom have gained worldwide recognition as leading experts in the law of armed conflict, in general, and the law of belligerent occupation, in particular.

This in itself may not concern decisionmakers.

What should have concerned them, however, is that these arguments have found absolutely no support among states, which remain the prime actors in international relations and law.

By presenting an esoteric and decidedly minority interpretation of international law, without warning the government of its incompatibility with the unanimous position of the international community, the recent Edmond Levi Commission may have fostered illusions among members of both the government and the settler community that were bound to be shattered. In so doing it failed in the duty of any legal adviser, which is first and foremost to inform his or her clients of what the law is, and not what he or she would like it to be. Does anyone truly believe that in choosing between the unanimous view of the Security Council, the International Court of Justice and the legal advisers of leading Western states and that of a government-appointed committee only one of whose members is an international lawyer, the EU or any state or group of states would prefer the latter? Indeed, the government of Israel needs to recognize its limitations in the sphere of international law. The Knesset may have the legislative power to forbid Israeli residents from calling for a ban on products from the settlements. The government must be aware, though, that neither it, nor the Knesset, has the power to change international law or to force other states to accept its interpretation, even if it has the support of a government-appointed committee.

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Hebrew University - Moshe Zimmermann (Dept of History), the Israel hating Far Leftist who claims "Im Tirtzu" is a fascist group because it filed a libel suit, lost his own SLAPP suit

The fascist Left in Israel continues its campaign to paint "Im Tirtzu," the Zionist student group, as a fascist group. One of the leading anti-Israel extremists leading the charge against Im Tirtzu is Moshe Zimmermann, a professor of German history at the Hebrew University.

Now as it turns out, Zimmermann's interest in libel suits did NOT begin with the suit filed by Im Tirtzu against its defamers. Zimmermann has some personal track record when it comes to SLAPP suits and 'Judicial Terrorism' against the right of freedom of speech.

Anyway, it seems that Herr Zimmermann decided a few years back to file a SLAPP suit against Israel's leading daily, Yediot Aharonot… Zimmermann was suing the paper because the paper had the nerve to report truthfully Zimmermann's comments about settlers and soldiers being "Nazis". Zimmermann claimed these comments were reported by the paper "out of context," as if there could be any proper context in which they would not be outrageous. So, he filed a 1.2 million shekel suit against the newspaper. In the first week of February, the suit was thrown out of Tel Aviv District Court by Judge Anat Brun. She not only dismissed the suit as frivolous, but she hit Zimmermann with court costs. In her ruling, she went out of her way to denounce Zimmermann's malicious SLAPP tactic.

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The Isracampus Challenge for Yariv Oppenheimer from "Peace Now"
Denounce Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University) for his Judicial Terrorism

Yariv Oppenheimer is the leader of "Peace Now." He has been leading a well-oiled media war against what he calls "Judicial Terrorism," meaning defamation suits filed against leading public figures to harass and silence them. Oppenheimer himself was successfully sued for libel by Arie King and ordered to pay 6500 NIS in damages. Together with his close cronies at "Haaretz," Oppenheimer and the Far Left are suddenly all upset by what they claim are politically motivated SLAPP suits filed against the Left. Oppenheimer denounces these in a column in Maariv, in which he claims that such suits endanger freedom of speech and democracy.

This is all very nice, and we at Isracampus are always happy to hear Oppenheimer speak out for a change in favor of freedom of speech. But as part of his efforts at suppressing SLAPP suit harassments and what he dubs "judicial terror," perhaps Oppenheimer should issue a condemnation of the behavior of his buddy Amiram Goldblum, one of the founders of "Peace Now," due to the large number of frivolous anti-democratic harassment SLAPP suits that Goldblum has filed against those who dare to criticize Goldblum's own political behavior and the ideology of the Far Left. We would also like to hear Oppenheimer say a few words about the role of Tsali Reshef, another leader in "Peace Now," in collaborating with Goldblum in this SLAPP suit harassment and in Goldblum's campaign against democracy and freedom of speech. Or what Oppenheimer calls judicial terror.

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Hebrew University - Peace through Surrender! - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Demands Unilateral Israeli Capitulation to Arab Demands

Only a short time before the Gaza Disengagement Debacle, Amiram Goldblum demanded unconditional unilateral Israeli "withdrawal" from all "occupied territories." Shortly afterwards, the Israeli government implemented what Goldblum was demanding in Gaza. The result? Hamastan terror and thousands of rockets fired at the Negev!

A unilateral withdrawal of the settlers and IDF is not attainable under the present or the next government of Israel. But the peace camp could adopt it as a platform for public debate, in the hope of winning enough supporters for politicians eventually to put the idea into their own manifestos. It is a struggle that will take a long time. But, in the end, the path may be shorter than any alternative.

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Hebrew University - Oren Barak (Dept of Political Science) declares War on Army Vets

Barak rejects bestowing extra benefits to army veterans that would "subordinate democratic rule Israel." However, he has no problem getting his salary paid by the same anti-democratic government.

As is becoming the frequent case in the leftist-dominated academia in Israel, Barak's ideas about security blames everything wrong with the world on Israel and the "occupation." It is interesting to note Barak's involvement with "conflict studies," a field or pseudo-field that actually grew out of marriage counseling courses in mid-western colleges in the U.S. Counseling married couples always seemed to work if one partner took an "evenhanded" approach to what was bothering the other partner.
Oren Barak chooses, like most of those in the Israeli "peace camp," to ignore the facts about Arab genocidal belligerency and hurl "the blame" at Israel and its policies of self–defense. How dare the Jews use weapons to prevent a new Holocaust?
It's also strange that an academic whose salary is paid by the Israeli taxpayer like Oren Barak would also object to benefits for IDF veterans. But apparently he feels an attempt by the Knesset to grant even more such extra benefits is not in keeping with the idea of the nation state of all the Jewish people. A translation of one of Barak's articles in Ha'Aretz reads

"The current wave of legislative initiatives for "Zion" in the Knesset, from not only the opposition parties but also those who see themselves as the party of the main opposition, seeks to subordinate democratic rule Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people to prefer veterans and National Service Reception civil service..."

To provide benefits to those who serve in the army and risk their lives to defend their country is a traditional practice in all countries and most certainly in democratic ones. For Oren Barak to consider doing so as "subordinating democracy" is ridiculous. Perhaps Barak would rather see Anarchists Against the Wall receive benefits from the very government they as anarchists would destroy for the Arabs? At the same time, veterans' benefits have always been an incentive in democratic countries to provide security for members of the citizenry, Apparently Barak objects to this, but doesn't mind his own salary and pension paid for by the Israeli taxpayer for him to teach that Israel needs to do less, not more, for those who risk their lives for the country.

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Hebrew U Faculty Member Emmanuel Farjoun and other Tenured Israeli anti-Israel Radicals Join Call to Boycott Israel and Hebrew University Conference

The petition and the signed Academics misrepresent the Fourth Geneva Convention in order to condemn Israel and the Hebrew U with 'war-crimes'.

We are a group of Palestinian, Israeli, and other oral historians and academics from Europe, South Africa, and North America calling on you to boycott the June 2014 'International Conference on Oral History' organised by the Oral History Division of the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. While all Israeli universities are deeply complicit in the occupation, settler-colonialism, and apartheid, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is particularly noteworthy, as we explain below.
Specifically, the land on which some of its Mount Scopus campus buildings and facilities were expanded was acquired as a result of Israel's 1968 illegal confiscation of 3345 dunums of Palestinian land. [1] This confiscated land in East Jerusalem is occupied territory according to international law. Israel's unilateral annexation of occupied East Jerusalem into the State of Israel, and the application of Israeli domestic law to it, are violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and have been repeatedly denounced as null and void by the international community, including by the UN Security Council (Resolution 252, 21 May 1968). Moving Israeli staff and students to work and live on occupied Palestinian land places the Hebrew University in grave violation of the Fourth Geneva Conventions.
At a time when the international movement to boycott Israeli academic and cultural institutions is gaining ground in response to Israel's flagrant and persistent infringement of Palestinian human and political rights, we urge scholars and professionals to reflect upon the implications of taking part in a conference at a complicit institution, and to refrain from such participation. The conference is an attempt to improve the image and reputation of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the West and to cover up for the fact that the university is closely associated with Israeli annexation and 'Separation/Apartheid Wall' policies—policies that were strongly condemned on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice in The Hague.[6]

Among the signatories:
12.Professor Oren Ben-Dor, Southampton University, England
13.Professor Hagit Borer, Queen Mary,
University of London, England
15.Professor Haim Bresheeth, SOAS,
University of London, England
16.Professor Michael Chanan, University of Roehampton, England
19.Professor (emerita) Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun, Université Paris, France
23.Professor (emeritus), Emmanuel Farjoun, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
35.Shir Hever, Independent Economist/Researcher, Palestine-Israel
44.Professor Ronit Lentin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
47.Professor (emeritus) Moshé Machover, Kings
College, University of London, England
56.Dr. Dorothy Naor, Independent researcher, Israel
60.Professor Ilan Pappe, Exeter University, England
62.Professor Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA, USA
72.Dr Kobi Snitz, Weizmann Institute, Israel

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Hebrew University - The Settlements Monitoring Staff set up by Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Long headed by an Open Anti-semite

We all know "Peace Now" as the hardcore anti-Israel far-Leftist organization that is soft on terrorism and hard on any Jews daring to move into "Arab neighborhoods" where "they do not belong." But there is increasing evidence that Peace Now is an anti-Semitic organization.

Take for example the Op-Ed in Haaretz today (Hebrew only, as if often done when articles are too hardline for overseas Jewish readers to stomach, at by one Dror Etkas. He is a senior Peace Now honcho, and runs the tattletale "Settlement Monitor Staff" at Peace Now, set up by the radical anti-democratic Amiram Goldblum, the person who initiated and ran a recent pseudo-poll claiming to show that most Israeli Jews favor apartheid.
The open anti-Semitism now emerging from Peace Now is extremely dangerous, but is also very important. Since Israel has an anti-racism law on its books, one never applied to anyone except right-wing Jews, the time has come to proclaim Peace Now an illicit racist organization, and maybe even to ban it.

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Hebrew University – 'Im Tirtzu' and other HebrewU Students Protest Awarding Terrorist Degree in Chemistry

"I think it's going too far to allow someone with Himdi's record to study at Hebrew University," said Elan, a third-year student in politics and communications. "It's one thing to have a criminal record, but to have a terrorist record is entirely different matter."

On Wednesday afternoon, Hebrew University criminology student, Adi Golan organized a protest against the university's decision along with other student movements including Im Tirtzu.

"We organized this protest because we don't believe it's legitimate to allow someone who has a terrorist background to earn a doctorate in a subject like chemistry," Golan told Tazpit News Agency. "Who knows how he [Hidmi] will use the academic and research knowledge he gained against Israel in the future?" she asked.

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Hebrew University - Convicted Terrorist Adel Hidmi Receives PhD in Chemistry from Hebrew U

Hidmi (now employed at BirZeit Dept of Chemistry) was at the center of the storm in a report by Channel Two News that was later partly retracted. According to the report, the terrorist was reinstated to Amiram Goldblum's Medicinal Chemistry Dept., however, Channel Two later said they did not know who specifically within Hebrew U had made the decision to reinstate Hidmi.

A terrorist who served two prison terms for involvement in terrorism, including a plot to carry out a suicide bombing, has been awarded his doctorate in chemistry from Hebrew University, Maariv reports.

The terrorist is an Israeli citizen and a resident of eastern Jerusalem.
He began working on his doctorate prior to his second terror conviction, several years after serving time in prison for membership in a terrorist organization. He did his research in the Hebrew University laboratories.

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Hebrew University - Iranian News Site Reports on Nurit Peled-Elhanan's (Dept of Education) International Diatribe

Peled-Elhanan's smears of 'racism' and 'cruel occupation' are props for Iranian propagandists to describe Israel as the 'threat to the world' in justification of its drive towards nuclear weapons.

An Israeli human rights activist asked for worldwide support for the Muslim community, reiterating that Israel, and not Islam, is the real threat posed to the world.

The remarks were made by Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan addressing a ceremony marking the International Women's Day in Strasbourg, France.

"Islam like Judaism and Christianity is in itself not a threat to me or to anyone, but American imperialism is, European indifference is … and Israeli racism and its cruel occupying regime is," Peled-Elhanan said…

Peled-Elhanan underlined that Islam is not a threat, but the real threat is Israel and the Israeli army.

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Isracampus Envisions a Possible, Closed-Door Scenario of Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University) with his Peace-Now-Maker


Isracampus would hereby like to nominate Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University) for an honorary membership in the National Rifle Association where he can serve alongside Charlton Heston


Hebrew University - Cowboy Goldblum Packed Heat to Shoot Jews

Warring Wikipedia editors discuss report that Amiram Goldblum owned a Peace-Now-Maker to shoot fellow Jews, whom he says "threaten" him by criticizing him.

The Sydney Morning Herald piece is of 1600-1700 words, with the following mentions of Goldblum who was interviewed, a few weeks after the murders: "Amiram Goldblum is a Hebrew University Professor and a spokesman for a movement known as Peace Now which advocates a dialog with the Palestinians and whose supporters come largely from Academia and the professions. Mr. Goldblum lives in Baka on the top floor of a stone house whose most conspicuous feature is a large burglar alarm mounted over the front door - he has long been a target of the Israeli Right, an "ashafist" or PLO supporter in the words of his Jewish detractors. So inflamed was the mood, fuelled by the arrival of dozens of extremist Jews, on the day of the Baka murders that accusations levelled that he had sheltered the murderer in his house. Rocks were thrown, but Mr Goldblum has taken the sensible precaution of closing the metal shutters over his windows". He also consulted a senior police officer who advised him to arm himself against possible attack. So it is that Mr. Goldblum now carries a gun at home "to protect myself", as he says ruefully, "not against Arabs but against my fellow Jews". As this is NOT a report by someone who was on the spot on the day of the murders, it is questionable to what extent one can use it except for the direct single quotation of Goldblum. It is interesting that in the WP article about Baka, Jerusalem, the murder is not even mentioned. it is also not mentioned in the article about Baka on Hebrew Wikipedia.

Goldblum also stoops to personal attacks on other Wikipedia editors and inflammatory statements about large swaths of the Israeli public. The attacks were part of a (failed) ploy to divert attention from the discussion of a possible Conflict of Interest for his obsessive editing on his own Wikipedia entry to prevent addition of even "correct information" by "right wing" editors.

I suggest to any editor to view the history of the contribubtions of Scarletfire2112 to Wikipedia, starting three days after the initial smearing attempt by Soosim and failing on most of his comments, citation demands and editings on the Goldblum article. I wonder to what extent there is a similarity or deep symbiosis between those two twin haters of Goldblum, probably belonging to the extremist National Religious sector of Jewish settlers or very close to them (they never edit on Saturdays...), hating Goldblum for his anti-settltments acitivities and having an enormous political conflict of interest with him. More on that soon. רסטיניאק (talk) 07:11, 22 May 2013 (UTC)רסטיניאק

IMO, the reverse of the current discussion should take place here. The editors who should be examined for conflict of interest are Soosim and scarletfire2112, due to their constant and coordinated attempts to smear and defame Goldblum. Soosim is edit warring on political issues on many articles, all reflecting his extreme right wing anti human rights and anti Israeli left wing and liberals positions… My edits were in line with the issues expressed on the COI page under "Non controversial edits", introducing reliable sources and erasing the many attempts to vilify, smear and vandalize by those right wing highly politically motivated editors. The political views of Soosim are obvious from his hundreds of edits, with the largest relative part focused on Goldblum. In Israel, political rivalry has already led to violent actions that are always from the right and National religious groups against the liberal and the left wing. The way Soosim wishes the article to be is boarderline [sic] with incitement, which I will not allow…Giving him the ability to block corrections of the smears that he and Scarletfire2112 wish to introduce to the Goldblum article is to give a prize to the scoundrels. In the eyes of Soosim and Scarletfire2112, even writing the correct information about Goldblum having been active in Peace Now and in the New Israel Fund should help smearing him in the eyes of their own groups...  רסטיניאק (talk) 07:40, 22 May 2013 (UTC)רסטיניאק

: Again, not relevant to this discussion. Start a new COI section.

This discussion is about you. The Amiram Goldblum article is evidently about you. Your responses have constituted only attempts to derail and redirect this discussion…Amatulić (talk) 17:30, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) Calls for Washington to Suppress Israeli Sovereignty

Sternhell insists that his misguided Leftist Ethics must trump Jewish Values, which he claims deny democracy.

Only massive American intervention, backed by an elegant threat on critical security matters, can break open the lock of the settlement movement. Indeed, there will be no solution to the Palestinian national problem, which dictates the future of Israeli society more than any other factor, unless the United States decides that American interests require it....
It's reasonable to assume that researchers in Washington know that it has been this way since the state was established. Israel went to wars it had initiated, but never once did it come up with a peace initiative out of free choice. Every proposal was condemned as defeatism or rejected for fear it might undermine Israeli society's belief that it was completely right, or that it had an absolute right to every inch of the Land of Israel. There's no reason to believe that in our time, when the settlers hold the real power, there will be a dramatic change in these behavior patterns, which are deeply ingrained in the way we regard the Arab world....
It's likely that Israeli domestic politics will force us into a situation where we must choose between the left's ethical and ideological values, and the settler right wing. The right wing is trying not only to prevent Palestinian independence, but to turn Israel into a country whose identity is dictated by its Jewish essence while its democratic component is wiped out.

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Tenured anti-Israel Extremists Produce Headlines from the recent 'Apartheid Conference' held under the Auspices of the Van Leer Institute:

Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Chemistry) founds yet another radically Leftist 'Watch Group' to document Israeli 'Apartheid'.

Hebrew University - Frances Raday (Dept of Law) complains how Israeli Policies might not qualify for 'Apartheid' under International Law.

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Claims on an anti-Israel semi-communist web site that Maariv editor Ben Dror Yemini is "inciting" to get Goldblum murdered!

Goldblum's evidence? Yemini dared to criticize Goldblum's anti-Israel agitprop!

'It appears that Yemini enjoys providing the combustible materials to the radical and violent Right. If one of them injures one of the "Goldblums" as Yemini calls us and against whom Yemini engages in criminal incitement, he will be awarded a grant and promotion.'

Original statement in Hebrew here:


Hebrew University - Maariv Editor Ben Dror Yemini denounces Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) as a Serial Liar and Obsessive Defamer of Israel

Isracampus Translation of Excerpts from Yemini's March 8 column

Amiram Goldblum, who was the initiator of the "Survey" about Israeli attitudes about annexation, managed to manufacture for himself a front-page headline in "Haaretz" claiming that most Israelis endorse apartheid. This is a lie long ago debunked… But Goldblum is not giving up. He is setting up his own new organization. It is not trying to battle against apartheid. To the contrary, Goldblum is trying to convince anyone and everyone that Israel is ALREADY an apartheid regime. Here is Goldblum: "Israel's holding the territories between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean, whether these are formally annexed or not, makes Israel a de facto apartheid regime."
Ah but the facts simply do not matter. After all, we have our Goldblums to fabricate a danger of impending apartheid! The contributions to their budgets will already be on their way, perhaps even from the EU itself. Maybe from countries where hostility towards aliens and foreigners is FAR worse than in Israel.

Goldblum's lying "apartheid survey" has been thoroughly discredited and debunked. But lies retain their own feet, as the Hebrew saying goes. Goldblum's survey has enjoyed international popularity and "success." That is because those forever seeking to paint Israel as a monstrosity and abomination never forego any new ammunition. Donations are assured. Perhaps even from the New Israel Fund [on whose board Goldblum sits -- Isracampus]. Maybe also from Europe.

So we should have no delusions. Goldblum's new initiative, like so many others in his same industry, will do nothing to promote human rights and will not be engaging in any legitimate criticism. It will just be one more assault weapon in the campaign of demonization against Israel.

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Hebrew University - Orit Kedar (Dept of Political Science) Endorsing the Stalinists

In the op-ed titled "An irresponsible vote," Cohen and co-author Orit Kedar, a Hebrew University political science professor, responded to an article the week before by Prof. Shlomo Avineri, who called on those who opposed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the left to vote for the Labor Party.

Cohen and Kedar wrote: "The Labor party headed by Shelly Yacimovich is not an alternative for right-wing voters, but weakens the red left and turns it into a faded pink.... A democracy with Likud-Beiteinu at its head needs a fighting opposition, a true and brave alternative, not one that is afraid to say the word 'occupation.'

"Hadash, which Avineri did not even mention as a legitimate party, has to its credit social and progressive legislation it succeeded in passing in the most right-wing Knesset ever," the op-ed continued. "[Hadash] has also managed to stop a significant part of Netanyahu government's attempts to pass anti-democratic legislation.... In the present political climate, strengthening these forces is the most responsible action."

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Hebrew University - Amiel Vardi's (Dept of Classics) endless accusations against Israel in the name of "peace", "democracy" or "human rights" are nothing more than attempts to de-legitimize Israel

Vardi, the "Human Rights Activist", participates in confrontation to secure the freedom to pee and gets arrested.

Amiel Vardi is senior lecturer in the Classics at Hebrew University in Jerusalem…Vardi also is a co-founder of the far-leftist NGO, Ta'ayush, another of the closely linked International Solidarity Movement (ISM) groups that strive to promote the irredentist and revanchist goals of the Arabs against Israel.
Vardi recently made the tabloids and the local news in
Israel when he confronted an IDF Colonel in a closed military zone after he and his fellow "protesters" were ordered to leave the property belonging to the settlement of Maon in the West Bank. The settlement was being trespassed on by an Arab shepherd and his flock. The Ta'ayush crowd claimed to be "defending" the shepherd and his "ancestral land". A video of the confrontation appeared on the virulently anti-Israel weblog Mondoweiss and showed Vardi facing down an IDF Colonel after being told to leave the area. Vardi kept demanding an explanation, screaming at the officer. "You have to tell us why we have to leave," he bellowed at the Colonel.

The Mondoweiss video has since been removed, perhaps because Vardi feared it could be used as evidence against him in court. The Israeli government has finally started to crack down on some of the deliberate interference with the IDF. However, another video, possibly part of the same one, has reemerged on You Tube here. Vardi, a college professor, is clearly shown interfering with the IDF and led away in handcuffs at the end of the video. Part of the issue in the video is a Bedouin woman who tried to reenter the close military zone in order to urinate being told she cannot do so and to go elsewhere.

So there you have it. The IDF prevents Arab women from peeing! Perhaps another complaint for the International Criminal Court?
[A]fter being asked his opinion about comments by the judge about the necessity of preserving democracy and civil society, Vardi says, "Democracy has become just a word, I cannot see how one can refer to the State of Israel as a democracy. Some 3 million Palestinians under occupation have no given rights whatsoever. A democracy it is not—a democracy of those who believe the Others should not have any rights. This is not a democracy."
The simple fact is that Amiel Vardi's endless accusations against
Israel in the name of "peace", "democracy" or "human rights" are nothing more than attempts to de-legitimize Israel.

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Hebrew University - Sarah Stroumsa, the University Rector, and other Tenured Academics sign a petition sponsored by the Anti-Israel Left to oppose archeological research in the City of David

SO it is no surprise that the Hebrew University's plague of tenured leftists is growing:

The express intention of [the Elad] Foundation is to "Judaize" the area known as the "Holy Basin," including Silwan. It pursues this aim by gaining control, through purchase or other means, of houses in Silwan and by planting colonies of Israeli settlers, under armed guard, in the neighborhood. Elad also funds and oversees archaeological excavations and development of the National Park in Silwan as part of its ultra-nationalist program.
Apart from the direct, deleterious impact of these excavations on the lives of the local residents, Tel Aviv University is about to enter indirectly into partnership with an extremist political organization—thereby establishing a de facto position on an issue that is at the center of crucial debate within Israel, with serious political and moral implications. In entering into such a partnership, Tel Aviv University will be granting the Elad Foundation the professional recognition it seeks, recognition that academic institutions in Israel and abroad have thus far refused to grant.

Israeli Signatures
3. Professor Bernard Avishai, Dartmouth College
5. Dr. Louise Bethlehem, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
13. Professor Naomi Chazan, Hebrew University and Dean, School of Government and Society, the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, former MK
24. Professor Yaron Ezrahi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
29. Dr. Elizabeth Freund, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
32. Dr. Amos Goldberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
37. Professor Ruth HaCohen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
39. Professor Peter Hilman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
40. Professor Galit Hasan-Rokem, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
48. Professor Barbara Hochman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
49. Professor Baruch Hochman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
50. Professor Zvi Jagendorf, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
56. Professor Anita Mittwoch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
62. Professor Ilana Pardes, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
66. Professor Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
72. Professor David Shulman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, MacArthur Fellow
73. Professor Dina Stein, University of Haifa
74. Professor Zeev Sternhell, Hebrew University; Fellow, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
86. Professor Dror Wahrman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
88. Dr. Tali Bitan, Haifa University
93. Professor Guy Stroumsa, University of Oxford, Hebrew University, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
94. Professor Sarah Stroumsa,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
138. Professor Jérôme Bourdon, Tel Aviv University
142. Professor Veronika Cohen, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

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Hebrew University - Dan Avnon (Dept of Political Science) - The Non-Believer in Academic Freedom

Recently the tenured chattering classes in Israel were hysterical when it turned out that one of their own, the leftist political science professor Dan Avnon, found himself the target of a campaign of boycott against Israel.
Well, we will tell you where the free academic inquiry is. Just ask Moshe Foxman Shaal. He is today a PhD student at Tel Aviv University. But before going there, he did his MA at the Hebrew University in their political science department.

While there, he approached a senior faculty member with his proposal to write his Master's thesis about the "national-liberal" philosophical doctrines of Menachem Begin. Yes, liberal. Begin was a stickler for the rule of law, for due process, for liberal values, for freedom of speech, and he even gave lip service to economic liberalism.

Foxman-Shaal approached the Hebrew University don to be his thesis supervisor. The professor replied that he would only agree to be the supervisor if Foxman-Shaal wrote his thesis about how Menachem Begin was really a fascist, and otherwise he refused.

And just who was that Hebrew University professor? You guessed it! … Dan Avnon. You know, the symbol of free academic inquiry, objective scholarship, and freedom of speech who is now the martyr saint of the Fascist Left. (Hat tip, Makor Rishon, Dec. 21, 2012)

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Hebrew University - Two Hebrew University faculty members, David Shulman (Dept of Comparative Religion) and Amiel Vardi (Dept of Arts), support the anti-Israel, convicted Pedophile Ezra Nawi

"Ezra knows Palestinians better than any of us," said Amiel Vardi, a professor who works closely with him. "This is not only because of the language, but because he gains their confidence the minute he starts talking with them. He has all sorts of intuitions as to what should be done, what are the internal relations — things we hardly ever notice."
"Since I've known the man for decades and seen him in action in many extreme situations, I'm certain that the charge is untrue," David Shulman, a Hebrew University professor and peace activist, wrote in the newspaper Haaretz. Of Mr. Nawi, he added, "He is a man committed, in every fiber of his being, to nonviolent protest against the inequities of the occupation."

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Hebrew University - Dan Avnon (Dept of Political Science) gets Boycotted

Don't you just love it when a leftist moonbat gets hoisted with his own petard?

Well, meet the pro-Palestinian Professor Dan Avnon, from the Hebrew University's School of Public Policy and its uniformly leftist Political Science Department ( [updated link]). He is a leftist who objects to the idea that Israel should be a Jewish state, although he does not seem to have any problem with any Arab Moslem states.

Well, he found himself boycotted by an anti-Israel institute in Australia, one so anti-Israel that they hosted Ilan Pappe. The anti-Israel crowd is upset because here Avnon is a leftist but he fell victim to BDS! Boycotting OTHER Jews of course would be no problem.

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Surveygate Update
Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) retracts his involvement in the "Surveygate" Affair; will the real Goldblum please stand up?

Goldblum gets trashed for his flip-flopping on his extremist activities in "the Campaign to Defame his Country." Goldblum's history of making statements, denying they were ever made, and suing anyone who quotes him leads the Author doubt Goldblum's creditability and conclude there is no place for him in Academia.

Israel has long been the target of campaigns of vilification by its own anti-Israel radical academics, enjoying their cushy salaries at Israel's taxpayer-funded universities. Many of these individuals lead the world campaigns of economic aggression against Israel (the so-called BDS or "Boycott, Divest, Sanctions" campaign). Some openly call for Israel's annihilation or support terrorist atrocities against Jews.

A few weeks back, one of the worst campaigns to undermine Israel's legitimacy was launched by Amiram Goldblum, a radical leftist professor in pharmaceutical studies at the country's Hebrew University… Goldblum's anti-Israel activism was suddenly thrust into the spotlight when he organized and funded a tendentious pseudo-survey of Jewish public opinion in Israel, in which he claimed that Israeli Jews support "apartheid." The "findings" of the "survey" were quickly taken at face value by the media and especially by the bash-Israel lobby.

As it turned out, the "survey" was nothing more than a shoddy manipulative pseudo-scientific exercise in distortion. It was Goldblum's own private personal initiative, paid for and sponsored by a fund Goldblum single-handedly manages (named after his late wife). Goldblum assembled a small group of far-leftist anti-Israel activists in Israel, only one of whom is an academic (and even he is a political scientist, not a statistician). They composed survey questions that were designed to produce responses that could be twisted into making it look like Israeli Jews are racists and supporters of apartheid.
Goldblum's "smear Israel" poll was denounced by Israelis across the board, including from the Left. The ex-editor in chief of the far-Leftist Haaretz daily denounced Goldblum and the poll, and the Haaretz newspaper distanced itself from the poll (which it was the first to report). Even the New Israel Fund, the leftist NGO to which Goldblum's Fund is tied, repudiated the poll and its "findings."
Goldblum bragged to anyone willing to listen, including in dozens of newspaper and Internet interviews, that he was personally behind the "apartheid pseudo-poll," which he admitted initiating to smear Israel and demonize the country. But then suddenly on December 2, 2012, Goldblum started denying that he had anything to do with the poll on the Wikipedia web site using his pseudonym Rastiniak.

On the same Wikipedia page he also denied being a founder of and long-term spokesman for "Peace Now," in spite of the fact that for decades he has bragged about being these. His turnarounds and episodes of volte-faces have become the central features of his modus operandi. They help to put into context his continuing insistence that he had nothing to do with the hiring of the convicted Palestinian terrorist Adel Hadmi to work in his own university laboratory.

In that incident, Israel's Channel Two TV news claimed in 2008 that Goldblum had personally intervened and arranged for a convicted Palestinian terrorist to come work in his lab and participate in a PhD program… Goldblum then denied he was the person who made the decision to hire the terrorist…
He has been leading a campaign of "lawfare," based on submitting frivolous harassment lawsuits, designed to suppress the freedom of speech of critics of the far Left. And of course he continues to serve as button man for "Peace Now."
Goldblum also is a walking mockery of academic standards, as he strives to suppress democracy and freedom of speech. He has no proper place in any self-respecting academic institution.

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept of Education) Signs a BDS Petition calling for Embargo of Israel and Rejecting Israel's Right to Self-Defense

Now is the time for a military embargo on Israel!

Horrified at the latest round of Israeli aggression against the 1.5 million Palestinians in the besieged and occupied Gaza Strip and conscious of the impunity that has enabled this new chapter in Israel's decades-old violations of international law and Palestinian rights, we believe there is an urgent need for international action towards a mandatory, comprehensive military embargo against Israel. Such a measure has been subject to several UN resolutions [1] and is similar to the arms embargo imposed against apartheid South Africa in the past.
Israel's attempt to justify this kind of illegal use of belligerent and disproportionate military force as "self-defence" does not stand up to legal — or moral — scrutiny, as states cannot invoke self-defence for acts that serve to defend an unlawful situation which they have created in the first place [2].

Among the signees
Nurit Peled, professor of language, Israel

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Hebrew University - "Outpost," the Magazine of the Americans for a Safe Israel, blasts Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Studies) as an Anti-Israel Anti-Democratic Fanatic

The article recounts Goldblum's lifework as a fanatical anti-Israel agitator and calls for sanctions against his employer, the Hebrew University, until Goldblum is dismissed.

It would be better to say [Amiram Goldblum's] sub-specialty is pharmaceutical studies, since his primary agenda is demonizing Israel as an "apartheid regime" and filing "lawfare" harassment suits against those who criticize him and the far Left.
Goldblum was behind the recent "Apartheid Survey" campaign against Israel…
As part of "surveygate", Goldblum and his hit team insisted that if Israeli Jews favor separate roads in the West Bank for Jews and Arabs, because of the daily attempts by Arabs there to murder Jews, it shows that Jews are racists who favor an apartheid regime. The survey evidently used the term "hafrada" in Hebrew, meaning separation, a word that can also mean apartheid. So when many Israeli Jews indicated that they favor hafrada, Goldblum and his Smeartroopers had their headline: Israelis favor apartheid.
Even the predominantly leftist Israeli press including Ha'aretz denounced Goldblum and his smear campaign, some comparing it to the lies and distortions of the UN's "Goldstone Commission." On October 26, 2012, the deputy editor of Maariv, Ben Dror Yemini, called Goldblum an anti-Israel anti-democratic fanatic. The pseudo-survey was so ridiculous that even the New Israel Fund, with which the Yisraela Goldblum Foundation is tied, repudiated the entire "survey" and its "findings."

But Goldblum also has another rap. He was involved in violations of Israeli campaign financing laws in the election of 1998, when he surreptitiously placed illegal media ads in favor of leftist contender Ehud Barak. When Goldblum got nailed for this, a criminal indictment was filed against him. But in Israel, far-leftists are never really prosecuted by the politically-biased Attorney General's office. So after Goldblum signed a statement in which he confessed his guilt, criminal prosecution against him was "postponed," meaning it was indefinitely frozen. Goldblum likes to tell people that this "postponement" means he was cleared of his legal woes. It does not…

Goldblum was also involved in another disgrace, when it turned out that a convicted PLO terrorist was being employed in Goldblum's own laboratory at the Hebrew University, a lab in which dangerous chemicals are kept. An Israeli Channel Two TV news broadcast accused Goldblum of personally intervening on behalf of the terrorist and hiring him out of ideological solidarity with terrorists. Goldblum denies he himself made the decision to hire the terrorist, and then badgered Hebrew University spokespeople into issuing a statement saying that some other mysterious nameless campus officials were in fact the ones who had made the decision to hire the terrorist, not Goldblum himself. Channel Two then issued a partial retraction of that part of its story. Except we do not know of a single case in the entire world where someone gets hired to work in a professor's university lab without that same professor's approval and confirmation…
But the very worst part of Goldblum's misbehavior is his serial harassment of critics of leftist extremism. Goldblum has discovered the delights of political "lawfare," using the courts for ideological warfare to suppress freedom of speech, a harassment tactic developed by Islamofascists and other anti-democratic extremists. He has filed endless frivolous SLAPP nuisance suits against conservative professors, NGOs, web sites, a radio personality, and others, all designed to force them into silence and bear the costs of fighting off his SLAPP suits. Israel has no penalties against SLAPP suit harassment. Goldblum never wins any of these but misuses the courts as a "lawfare" weapon to "punish" his ideological opponents, seeking to convert the courts into bludgeons of censorship.
As concerned American supporters of Israel and its many academic institutions, we must make it clear to the Mt. Scopus officials that our support for their university is contingent upon their dismissal of Amiram Goldblum for his misbehavior, and his outrageous assaults against freedom of speech.

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Hebrew University - Prof. Avraham Sela (Dept of International Relations), whose students claim he assigns them grades based on whether they agree with his far Leftist ideology, and Oren Barak (Dept of International Relations) Call for the Hamas to be granted its own state

Hamas is, first and foremost, a social and political movement which won broad support from the Palestinian public in the most democratic elections held in any Arab society. The social and political institutions that Hamas built in the Gaza Strip since its establishment, moreover, gave its residents a minimum of services, and since June 2007, Hamas also manages to impose a public order, even if it is one that Israel finds unsatisfactory. Destruction of these institutions now will leave the Gaza Strip in governmental and social chaos which, in the long run, may exacerbate the risks to Israel.
What Israel needs now is not a military victory over Hamas but to quickly turn its non-state Palestinian rival into a stable state.

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Ex-Haaretz Editor attacks Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) for his role in the 'Apartheid Survey'; Calls Goldblum a biased radical

As cited in the "Polishuk" column by Menachem Rahat in "Matzav Ruach" (Hebrew weekly) Nov 9, 2012, page 36. Hanoch Marmori was the editor in chief of Haaretz. Rahat cites a recent article by Marmori on the "four failures," the biases and other problems of the Israeli media.

Rahat writes:
"Marmori writes: 'The fourth failure... is manifested in the journalist conception that was behind the (apartheid) survey. One of those who placed the order for that survey, Dr. Amiram Goldblum, a self-declared political activist... proclaims openly that the survey was initiated and ordered in order to promote action in which he believes - in his words, to act swiftly before the dangers of apartheid break out in unstoppable ways. Goldblum's "method" worked far better than even he imagined (in triggering demonization of Israel).' Haaretz swallowed the bait and gave the story (of the apartheid survey) maximum exposure and emphasis.

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Hebrew University - On the "ACADEMIA" chat list of professors, Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) in 2003 insisted that Israelis have no right to object to the "Palestinian Right of Return"

In Goldblum's opinion, the settlements justify Arab refugee "Right of Return". Only the dismantling of all settlements will allow for peace negotiations. Implementation of Goldblum's suggestion in Gaza has produced thousands of Arab missiles launched at Israeli civilian population centers - each attack a war-crime.

Constructing settlements in the territories in the last 35 years has been a clear proof that Israelis are exercising, by force, their right of return to territories over the green line. As I always suggest - TOL KORA - get the settlements out and then discuss intentions of both sides. We paved the way for Palestinians to demand the right of return to proper Israel in its 4 June 1967 borders. Only when this will be undone we could probe the other side's intentions.

Shavua Tov,


Amiram Goldblum wrote:
We have no right to object to Palestinian ROR [right of return – Isracampus] but after we dismantle settlements-  Ofra, Bet El, Hevron and Shilo first.  Not "Maahazim".

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum's (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) "Apartheid Smear" Campaign exposed by Prof. Gerald Steinberg

Demands a public apology from Goldblum for his role in slandering the Israeli Society

The pseudo-poll is another form of attack in this political war to demonize Israel. Responsibility for the attack, beyond Haaretz, lies with Amiram Goldblum, a founder of Peace Now, who runs the Yisraela Goldblum Fund (named after his late wife), which paid for costs, under the wider framework of the non-profit group known as "Signing Anew." This funding, in turn, was provided by the New Israel Fund, and Goldblum is a member of NIF's International Council.

In addition, according to Goldblum's press release, the "questions" used in this transparent political stunt were formulated by individuals closely connected to the NIF, the Durban Strategy and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Attorney Michael Sfard is legal counsel for a number of Israeli politicized civil society groups involved in this immoral campaign, and Alon Liel (married to NIF's Executive Director in Israel, Rachel Liel) has expressed his support for so-called "targeted" boycotts in the Guardian and in the South African media. Mordechai Bar-On and Ilan Baruch are also members of the NIF's International Council.

Everyone connected with this travesty shares responsibility for the immense political damage that has been caused. Goldblum, in particular, owes the Israeli public an apology. And just as the NIF takes credit when its grantees impact positively on Israel, so too, must they take responsibility when its grantees like this do serious damage.

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Hebrew University's professor of anti-democratic SLAPP-suit harassment and anti-Israel demonization, Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences), sends another threatening letter, this time to Bernard Lazarus, a distinguished major donor to Israeli higher education, which has been circulated in the internet

The following threatening letter was sent to Mr. Lazarus. We have left all the grammar and spelling errors uncorrected:

Dear Mr. Lazarus,

… You have no knowledge who I am [SIC], what my positions are, and certainly you have not the slightest idea of what me [SIC] and my family have done for Israel. I can assure you that even if you had 7 lifetimes you will [SIC] not come short [SIC] of what anyone in my family did for this country in less than a single one [SIC].

You say yourself that you came here in 2000. You write in English, as you probably have no command of Hebrew [so says this professor who cannot complete a correct sentence in English without errors – Isracampus]. That may explain some of your limits of understanding what [SIC] this country is about. Others may be deeper in scope [SIC]. You seem to be an excellent demonstration [SIC] of Samuel Johnson's description of patriotism.
However, I will not do a bit of that before you apologize publicly for your smearing of my name. You accuse me of treason and call me a renegade. I suggest that you call your lawyers to tell you what that could mean by the laws of Israel.

I expect your public apology to me immediately, in a letter that will be addressed to the exact same group of people as you wrote to above.

Amiram Goldblum

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum's (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Role in the "Apartheid" Slander

On the very same day that Ha'aretz wrote that the poll "was commissioned by the New Israel Fund's Yisraela Goldblum Fund," the NIF issued a statement saying the organization "does not stand behind the survey in Ha'aretz and is not related with it in any way."

That the far-left NIF assumed and publicly asserted such stance confirms a level of partiality in the poll surpassing even the infamous Goldstone Report, formulated in conjunction with and featuring testimony from Israeli NGOs backed by the NIF, which falsely accused Israel of perpetrating "war crimes" during its 2008-2009 incursion into Gaza. (Richard Goldstone, who chaired the UN's "fact-finding mission" into the Gaza War and after whom the Report was named, repudiated the allegation in a highly publicized Washington Post op-ed in April 2011).
The NIF's decision likely had something to do with the fact that the Yisraela Goldblum Fund was created by Amiram Goldblum, the more radical leftist founder of Peace Now, who still runs the foundation named after his late wife Yisraela, herself a former senior official at the NIF.

Goldblum's thoughts on Israel were restated as recently as this past May 5 at a Peace Now event: "Israel's future regarding elections and demography has already been predetermined…in the bedroom of the settlers and the ultra-Orthodox." Goldblum then called on the global left to counter the growing strength of Israel's right by finding a way to impose its agenda on the country through foreign political entities.

Perhaps even the NIF realizes that this kind of racist, seditionist rhetoric precludes someone from commissioning an objective poll. In fact, it takes a special type of Israel-hater to disseminate such invective in ignorance of the forgoing.
On the macro level, the survey is yet another example exposing the depths to which the Israeli left has sunk. First its failed policies were discredited; then it was abandoned by its base; and now it is self-destructing.

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Special Isracampus Report:
Hebrew University - Maariv Editor Attacks Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) as Anti-Democratic Fanatic

In his Oct 26, 2012 weekend column in Maariv (in Hebrew), Ben Dror Yemini attacks Amiram Goldblum as an anti-democratic extremist. Yemini notes that Goldblum was one of the initiators of the biased anti-Israel "survey" that claimed to show that Israeli Jews favor apartheid. Yemini reminds readers that Goldblum was on the election slate of the Meretz Party and that a criminal indictment was filed against him for his role in the campaign finances scandal and his refusal to testify about the sources for the funds he used to plant campaign ads in the media. Yemini reminds readers that the prosecution of Goldblum was then mysteriously "delayed." He also notes how Goldblum is on the council of the New Israel Fund, adding that Goldblum has been becoming more and more extremist over time, including in his support for anti-democratic measures to force Israel to agree to the political agenda of the Far Left.

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Special Isracampus Report
Hebrew University - Anti-Israel "Survey" Organized and Sponsored by Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Claiming that Most Israeli Jews favor Apartheid

Amiram Goldblum runs a small foundation that was set up in memory of his late wife, Yisraela Goldblum, who was a senior official in the Far-Leftist New Israel Fund. The Yisraela Goldblum Fund is operated in conjunction with the New Israel Fund. The fund makes grants to causes supported by the Left (see here for example), but recently claims to have conducted a survey of attitudes in Israel. The story appears in English here.

The results of this supposed survey are reported in the column by anti-Israel extremist Gideon Levy in Haaretz.

Among the "findings" of the "survey" are these:

The survey indicates that a third to half of Jewish Israelis want to live in a state that practices formal, open discrimination against its Arab citizens. An even larger majority wants to live in an apartheid state if Israel annexes the territories.

The survey conductors say perhaps the term "apartheid" was not clear enough to some interviewees. However, the interviewees did not object strongly to describing Israel's character as "apartheid" already today, without annexing the territories. Only 31 percent objected to calling Israel an "apartheid state" and said "there's no apartheid at all."

In contrast, 39 percent believe apartheid is practiced "in a few fields"; 19 percent believe "there's apartheid in many fields" and 11 percent do not know.

The "Russians," as the survey calls them, display the most objection to classifying their new country as an apartheid state. A third of them - 35 percent - believe Israel practices no apartheid at all, compared to 28 percent of the secular and ultra-Orthodox communities, 27 percent of the religious and 30 percent of the observant Jews who hold that view. Altogether, 58 percent of all the groups believe Israel practices apartheid "in a few fields" or "in many fields," while 11 percent don't know.

The "findings" of the "survey" have been challenged by here and the New Israel Fund itself has announced it does NOT stand behind the "findings" in the "survey".

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Celebrated by the Anti-Semitic Egyptian English News Agency Al-Ahram

In an article about an American security team that will 'examine' borders between Jewish and Arab villages, Goldblum's wild accusations take up more than half the item.

Professor Amiram Goldblum, former spokesman for the Israeli 'Peace Now' movement, held successive US administrations – especially the Obama administration – as responsible for the expansion of Jewish settlement activity in the West Bank.

In an article published Wednesday in Israeli daily Haaretz, Goldblum said that they [US administrations] overlooked West Bank settlement activity and preferred not to enter into a direct confrontation with Israel and Jewish organizations in the United States.

Goldblum also criticised Obama, saying that his veto against a UN Security Council bill condemning settlement policies constitutes an important turning point in favour of settlement construction.

He asserted that Obama had killed the hopes of a change in policy after being subjected to pressure from American Jewish organization and Christian right leaders.

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Hebrew University - Bernard Avishai (Dept of Business Administration) Floods the Web with Disinformation about the calls to Shut Down the BGU Politics Department on the web site of anti-Zionist Peter Beinert

Still, the threat to close down the BGU department is not a case of naked repression of academic freedom by Netanyahu's ultra government. In a way, it is worse than that, for it reflects an emergent "consensus" in the administration of higher education in Israel, aimed at stifling criticism of the occupation and its implications by advancing the presumed virtues of scientific neutrality; a consensus fueled by public officials and abetted by self-styled "Zionist" watchdog groups; a conformist partisanship advanced by muddled political language, intimidation, self-censorship, apathy, and garden-variety cowardice, much like what we saw during McCarthyism in the early 1950s....

In other words, the "centrists" on the Malag call for "balance," but what they mean to invite is what Orwell called double-think: their "consensus" entails lip-service to liberalism, at least when they attend international conferences, but not a commitment that undermines social solidarity. They are arguing for a kind of social complacency, or tribal loyalty above justice to individuals, precisely what the BGU government department says it opposes.

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum's (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Battle to Silence his Critics - files anti-democratic SLAPP harassment suit against lawyer Yoram Sheftel

IsraCampus Update to IsraCampus report of Goldblum's threats to stifle Free Speech and have Sheftel removed from radio station [in Hebrew]

Yoram Sheftel denounced Amiram Goldblum as Bolshevik and Anti-Semitic [in Hebrew] on his weekly radio program after Goldblum had threatened to have Sheftel removed from the airwaves. Goldblum's rant was prompted by Sheftel's repeated on-air criticisms of outrageous 'Peace Now' activities.

Amiram Goldblum finally filed a SLAPP harassment suit against the Tel Aviv radio station Non-Stop Radio 103FM, where Yoram Sheftel hosts his show, in July 2012. The courts referred the parties to arbitration – the link [in Hebrew] below:

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Hebrew University - LA Times reported in 1990 that Amiram Goldblum's own house was stoned by angry neighbors enraged by his political activities in support of Palestinian demands

JERUSALEM — A group of enraged Israelis drove Arab construction workers from a building site in Baka, the Jerusalem neighborhood where on Sunday a Palestinian had stabbed and killed three residents. The group then turned to the home of a well-known peace activist.
A few of them picked up stones and hurled them at the man's second-story apartment until police intervened, arresting local residents who tried to stop them and sending the rest on their way.
"We are being made a scapegoat," said Amiram Goldblum, a Peace Now activist whose house was stoned. "It's madness, sheer madness."
"When there is this kind of violence, we just lose ground," Goldblum said. "We lose the people in the middle."
"The hostility is a product of the right," Peace Now activist Goldblum said.

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Goldblum goes International

Hebrew University's Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) serving on the board of "Stop Moskowitz," a malicious smear group that attacks Industrialist Irving Moskowitz because he dares to support Israeli "Settlers"

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Admitted Guilt and Expressed Remorse Over Stonewalling the Attorney General

After Goldblum's confession, a deferred prosecution agreement was procured. IsraCampus Followup to Goldblum's Criminal Indictment

[Yet another case where the Prosecutor's Office has failed to indict a Leftist involved in Criminal Behavior -- Isracampus]

The original document can be seen here [in Hebrew]


Tenured Leftwing Fascists in Israel calling for Illegal Boycott of Ariel University

Prof. David Levy-Faur of Hebrew University encourages his colleagues to take heart: "Do not despair. We gave back Sinai, we left Gaza, we will solve the problem of the other territories as well… but unfortunately it will cost another war or two. We are in the midst of a change in the tactics of the struggle. From a civil protest that characterized our actions since 1967, to civil resistance. The goal should be to bring all of the settlers home by the fiftieth year of the occupation, 2017."

Prof. Menachem Hofnung [Hebrew University] suggests that everyone resort to calling the institution at Ariel a "college" even if "the government" decides to approve it as a university.

Prof. Alon Harel of Hebrew U. suggests that Ariel's academicians and degrees be treated as those of "a foreign country."

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The Ivory Cartel Circles the Wagons to prevent Competition and Sharing of the Fiscal Loot

The presidents of Israel's universities and one of its larger colleges on Monday petitioned the High Court of Justice to overturn a decision granting Ariel University Center (AUC) official status as a university.
The university heads contend that since the budget committee concluded there was no need for a new Israeli university, AUC should not receive exceptional treatment. Moreover, they argue that Israel's higher education scene has been in crisis for a decade in terms of financing, an issue that has significantly harmed the ability of universities to perform research and other functions at competitive levels internationally.

The petition says the financial crisis has led to brain-drain, with some of Israel's brightest students and researchers choosing to study abroad. It adds that even if the Judea and Samaria council had the jurisdiction to make AUC a university against the position of the Council of Higher Education, the criteria it used were unreasonable.

The petition says the criteria compared AUC only to the goals it created for itself, and not to other Israeli or international universities, and emphasized quantity and a bland list of factors divorced from wrestling with the holistic question of whether AUC really deserved to be a university.

The president of Hebrew University, Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, referred to the financial crisis in the academic sphere by saying the state would need to add billions to the budget, both for the entire academic community and for a new university, as the $50 million Steinitz had promised would not be sufficient.

Ben-Sasson also said that if Israel were going to add a new university, at least five other quality schools should be ahead of AUC. He stated that the move had both undermined solidarity among Israeli universities and caused problems for Israeli universities in relation to universities abroad.

AUC responded in a statement accusing the university heads of trying to undermine a decision of Attorney- General Yehuda Weinstein, who ratified the Judea and Samaria council's decision as legal.
The statement slammed the Council of Higher Education as a "cartel" attempting to preserve its hegemony over higher education in Israel and preventing newer institutions from competing in research, pursuing knowledge and receiving budgetary resources.

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Hebrew University - The Bimbo Starlet of the Electronic Intifada - Hebrew U's Jihadist Propagandist Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept of Education)

Peled's book, Palestine in Israeli School Books, supplies the 'academic' 'proof' for Orwellian inversions, brain-washing claims and detracting from the Israeli Education System in general

In an important new book, Palestine in Israeli School Books, Israeli language and education professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan buries the second part of Livni's myth once and for all.

Peled-Elhanan examines 17 Israeli school textbooks on history, geography and civic studies. Her conclusions are an indictment of the Israeli system of indoctrination and its cultivation of anti-Arab racism from an early age: "The books studied here harness the past to the benefit of the … Israeli policy of expansion, whether they were published during leftist or right-wing [education] ministries" (224).
Inculcation of anti-Palestinian ideology in the minds of Israel's youth is achieved in the books through the use of exclusion and absence: "none of the textbooks studied here includes, whether verbally or visually, any positive cultural or social aspect of Palestinian life-world: neither literature nor poetry, neither history nor agriculture, neither art nor architecture, neither customs nor traditions are ever mentioned" (49).
Peled-Elhanan concludes: "The books studied here present Israeli-Jewish culture as superior to the Arab-Palestinian one, Israeli-Jewish concepts of progress as superior to Palestinian-Arab way of life and Israeli-Jewish behavior as aligning with universal values" (230).

While Israeli war crimes are not entirely ignored, the textbooks do their best to downplay or justify massacres and ethnic cleansing.
There is some sloppy editing here, and the academic jargon at times slips into the realm of mystifying. But those quibbles aside, Peled-Elhanan's book is the definitive account of just how Israeli schoolchildren are brainwashed by the state and society into hatred and contempt of Palestinians and Arabs, immediately before the time they are due to enter the army as young conscripts.

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Thinks that Judaism Poses a Greater Threat to Israel than Arab Terror or Iran

Goldblum's glorious expectations of peace from "The Disengagement" have proven false.

1. Any decent participant on this list will agree that the "posting accusation" is ridiculous. No one received such a posting.

2. As for Oslo, it was not signed by Peace Now but by Rabin and Peres, and PN did not even participate in its conception. Personally, I was against Oslo and still am against any attempts to reach agreements with the Palestinians because it is not possible, IMHO, to subjugate and make peace at the same time. I am for unilateral retreat from most of the WB & Gaza, and hopefully open peace talks later, but not as a condition for retreat.

3. In view of recent developments, I think that messianic Judaism is becoming as dangerous to the existence of Israel, if not more, than Palestinian ROR, and certainly more than Iran.

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum, the far leftist professor of Pharmacy at the Hebrew University and founder of Peace Now, has discovered some “nose pickers”

Isracampus hereby calls upon the Officials of the Hebrew University to change Amiram Goldblum's title to "University Professor of Rhinotillexomania"

“Nose pickers” is the term of choice adopted by this leading light of education and culture, scientific enlightenment, and sophistication at the Hebrew University to refer to those who criticize his political extremism!

Amiram Goldblum signed himself up under the pseudonym handle “Rastiniak” in order to edit entries on Wikipedia. You can see his use of his real name and several conversations with him on Rastiniak’s user page here:

In several places on this page “Rastiniak” discloses that he is really Amiram Goldblum, using the “Rastiniak” pseudonym as his “sock puppet” sign-in and “handle.”

In any case, Rastiniak/Goldblum shows us all his level of culture and eloquence, along with his command of the English language, here: (near bottom of page), where he writes:

“The page where my name was smeared as a non-zionist is the work of a group of liers [SIC] that [SIC] are Jewish facsicts [SIC].

There is not a single evidence [SIC] to call me an anti zionist [SIC] except for me having charged these people legally at the court [SIC] in Israel and their hatred to me [SIC] because I represent for them the native sabra [SIC] Israeli who fought in Israeli wars while they were picking their noses.

I can only warn you that if you do not delete my name from the list of these infamous people [SIC] you are yourself subject to the possibility of legal charges [SIC] against you.

Professor Amiram Goldblum

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) brags about law-breaking to the Associated Press

His disdain for Israeli Authority extends over 20 years

Amiram Goldblum of Peace Now said: "The Army informed us they won't approve the meetings. We're going anyway. Let them block us on the way.

"This is a political decision with far-reaching implications. The settlers are pressuring them and they are surrendering to the settlers. This whole battle is a fight over who will be permitted political activity in the territories."

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Hebrew University - Makor Rishon Reports on the Illegal Contributions of 'Peace Now' to Barak's Election Campaign in 1999 and Amiram Goldblum's (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Alleged Participation the Affair

Peace Now, a Non-Profit Organization, is Forbidden to Organize or Provide Funds for a Political Party

Only after he was elected did the close connection between Peace Now and Barak's election headquarters become known, in the context of the nonprofit organizations affair.

Three central Peace Now figures worked very closely with Barak - Janet Aviad and Amiram Goldblum, as the heads of two of the nonprofit groups, and Yuli Tamir, who would later become Minister Yuli Tamir. Peace Now took an active role and was directly involved in Barak's second round headquarters in the final month before the elections. The headquarters, which was compartmentalized from everyone else, was managed by Haim Mandel Shaked.

Someone there came up with the idea of running a secret advertising campaign for Barak, using the figure of the late Yitzhak Rabin.

But there was a problem how to fund such a campaign, which could not be directly associated with Barak's election campaign.

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Isracampus' Challenge to Amiram Goldblum
(Hebrew University, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences):


The late great professor Yosef Ben Shlomo, a professor of philosophy at Tel Aviv University, accused Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew University, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) of being an "occupier." According to Ben Shlomo, Goldblum lives in the Jerusalem house that actually belongs to an Arab refugee living in Kuwait. Ben Shlomo wrote on the web site of the Israeli Teachers Union:

אני יושב במקום שלא היה בו כפר או בית ערבי. אחד מראשי שלום עכשיו, עמירם גולדבלום, יושב בבית של ערבי החי היום בכוויית.

[I dwell in a place that was neither an Arab home or village. One of the heads of Peace Now, Amiram Goldblum, lives in an Arab's house who now lives in Kuwait. - Isracampus Translation]

Professor Ben Shlomo's statement is repeated here:
where his quotes are attributed to a Yediot Aharonot interview in the '7 Days' supplement in 2002.

IsraCampus takes this statement as truth since a simple web-search turns up neither a retraction by Ben Shlomo nor a verdict from a Libel suit, which Goldblum is so fond of filing, in the 14 years since this statement was made.

Another simple web search places a Goldblum at the residence below at least until 2009:

IsraCampus asks Goldblum what was he doing in the house of this nice Arab until 2009? Goldblum, GIVE UP THE HOUSE YOU ARE OCCUPYING! SHOW US THE COURAGE OF YOUR CONVICTIONS!

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Hebrew University - The Criminal Indictment that was Filed Against Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) by the Jerusalem Attorney General

According to these web sites in Hebrew: and
Amiram Goldblum, a founder of "Peace Now," was called before representatives of the State Comptroller in 2001 and questioned regarding a number of political ads that he and his accomplices had placed in the Israeli media (including in the Russian language media), where the financing of these ads was considered suspicious. The ads were placed in an effort to influence voters in the 1999 elections in Israel. Goldblum was suspected of illegal campaign finances among his activities in the NGO 'Citizens from the Right and Left'.

Goldblum refused to answer the questions and a criminal indictment was filed against him at the request of the State Comptroller for refusal to answer questions, a crime that can be punished by up to two years in prison. An indictment was filed by the Jerusalem Attorney General's Office. The Attorney General asked to call Goldblum's own attorney, Avigdor Feldman, as one of the witnesses against him.

On these web sites:,
Knesset Me
mber Michael Eitan blasts Goldblum for his behavior. He mocks Goldblum for belonging to NGO's supposedly fighting for "clean government" and "transparency" while himself refusing in a criminal manner to answer questions directed at him about possible illegal campaign finances.

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Hebrew University - The Israeli Press Council Dismissed Complaint Filed by Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) against INN reporter as frivolous

According to the "Seventh Eye" (Ha-Ayin Ha-Shvi'it) web site and magazine, as reported in Hebrew here:

The Israeli Press Council ( recently dismissed as frivolous a complaint filed with it by Amiram Goldblum, a professor of pharmacy at the Hebrew University and a founder of the extremist organization "Peace Now." Goldblum had filed a complaint against journalist Gil Ronen when the latter reported on an internet site about the content of a television news broadcast by Israel's Channel Two. That broadcast concerned the alleged hiring of a convicted Palestinian terrorist to work in the laboratory of Prof. Goldblum. The TV broadcast claimed that Goldblum had made the decision to hire the terrorist out of ideological convictions. Channel Two later retracted the part about Goldblum being the person who made the decision to hire the terrorist in his lab. Goldblum claims unnamed officials at the Hebrew University actually made the decision.

After the partial retraction by Channel Two, the web site, where the Ronen article had appeared, removed it. Nevertheless, years later Goldblum filed a complaint against Ronen with the Israel Press Council. The council, as noted, dismissed the complaint as frivolous.

The Seventh Eye report also describes Goldblum's livid denunciations of the Press Council and its decision.

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Hebrew University - The Palestinian's Tokyo Rose, Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept of Education), continues to find reasons why Israel needs to be destroyed

Interview: Israeli school books write out Palestinian, Arab story

The Palestinian farmer is not presented with a kuffiyeh or anything specifically Arab, just oversized, ratty clothes that evoke imagery of a poor laborer that could be from anywhere. This is a different perspective. There is no more glorification of the kuffiyeh here, or of anything specifically Arab.

Do you think Jewish identity has become more racialized than it was in the past?

Of course. I mean, it came with Zionism -- they had not conceived of black Jews when they started. But many of the early Zionists came from Eastern Europe, and they were called the "Ost Judden." They were the "Eastern Jews" and they were inferior to the "Western Jews," from Western Europe.

So they westernized themselves when they came, toward the other Jews. The funny thing is, those early Zionists said they perpetuated a western culture, but they had never met a western culture until they came here. The only people who came with Western culture were the Jews from Arab countries, because they studied in French and British schools.

But when Jews came from Arab countries, they had to give up their Arabness -- to give up their culture, their music, their habits, their clothes, their accent. They really worked on that. It is all part of the same racism. It is white supremacy.

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Message from Dr. Kochava Malchiel, submitted to Isracampus:

I was wondering if anyone knows if James Holmes, the shooter of the Batman cineplex in Colorado, will now be hired by Hebrew University to work in the lab of Prof. Amiram Goldblum.

(Isracampus does not know the answer.)

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Hebrew University Hires Leftist Extremist from the "Yesh Gvul" Organization to serve as its Point Man against Ariel

Well, Kalman Liebskind, the intrepid columnist for Maariv, has a weekend column revealing just how the Hebrew University, one of the two strongest and oldest institutions in the Ivory Cartel, is battling and agitating against the accreditation of Ariel. It seems the Hebrew University, which also led a campaign in 1964 to block accreditation to Bar Ilan University, officially hired a radical anti-Israel leftist extremist to lead its campaign. It commissioned a "report" about Ariel written by Dr. Zeev Rotem, who just happens to be a long-time agitator for the extremist Yesh Gvul organization, an organization financed by all the usual forces of darkness specializing in promoting mutiny and insurrection among Israeli soldiers, especially among those in the air force (see ). Yesh Gvul has long led the campaign for soldiers to refuse to serve until the Israeli government adopts the political agenda of the communist party. Rotem used to teach at Tel Aviv University. He likes to accuse Israel of committing indiscriminate murder and atrocities against "Palestinians."

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Reprint from 2004:  Hebrew University - When an Israeli Diplomat Trashed an "Art Work" celebrating a Palestinian mass murderer of Jewish children, on display in Stockholm, Hebrew U's Amiram Goldblum denounced the Ambassador

"This was not a piece of art," the ambassador told Sweden's SR radio news station. "It was a monstrosity. For me it was intolerable and an insult to the families of the victims," he said. "As ambassador [of] Israel I could not remain indifferent to such an obscene misrepresentation of reality."

Feiler describes himself as the "eye-bleeding ultimate composer of intifadic and eruptive lung-outs." It turns out his parents were both communist party members in Israel and he was raised on a kibbutz.

What is most interesting about this is how ready much of the Israeli Left has been to denounce the Ambassador for defending Jewish dignity and to defend the anti-Semitic "artist" and his absolute right to produce such obscenity. The Far Leftist daily Haaretz ran an editorial, several Op-Eds and lots of letters to the editor denouncing the Ambassador as a bully and vandal, and defending the piece of "art". They were joined by many others on the Israeli Left. Suddenly "artistic" expression is absolutely protected. Except the theater by the Ambassador is not.

"The Stockholm Bully" [by Amiram Goldblum]

"The aggressive response of Mazel to what seems to be an idiotic artistic expression, will remain in public memory as another display of Israeli violence, deriving from 35 years of occupation. That is also the source of the governmental response, praising the bully rather than recalling him and replacing him ASAP. Israel has enough rednecks in the academy, no need to have them as diplomats."

Now, it is interesting to place this sudden absolutism of the Left regarding artistic expression in context. This is the very same Israeli Left that insists that any poster that shows politicians the Left likes in an unflattering manner, such as Yossi Beilin or Yossi Sarid wearing an Arab kafiya, is grounds for prosecution for "incitement". This is the same Left that cheered uncontrollably when Tatiana Suskind, the poor young woman who had made a poster of the Prophet Mohammed as a pig, was sentenced to a long prison term.

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Hebrew Univeristy - David Kretzmer (Dept of Law) says that the Levy Report proves that Israel is Apartheid

Arbitrarily rejects the prevailing valid International treaties which have been ignored for 45 years

The Edmond Levy report was written by a Committee established to find a way, if possible, to "legalize" settlements established in the Territories without government approval. While the object of the Committee was to help the government out, adoption of the report's position on the status of the West Bank would have far-reaching consequences that seemed to have escaped the Committee…

The report adopts the old, tired and universally rejected arguments that the West Bank is not occupied territory.
Soon after the war ended in 1967, Palestinians petitioned the Supreme Court challenging acts of the military in the newly-occupied territories. In replying to these petitions the government had to decide what legal regime applied in those territories. It was forced to choose between two possibilities. If it were to regard the territories as part of the State of Israel, not only would Israel be censured by the international community for annexation of territory in breach of international law; it would have to extend political rights to the Palestinian residents of the territories. If the territory were not Israeli territory, it would have to accept the only other known regime for territory conquered in war, namely a regime of belligerent occupation. It chose the latter path. Hence for 45 years the military authorities in the territories have exercised the powers of an occupying power under international law and have defended their actions before the Supreme Court of Israel on the basis of the international law of belligerent occupation.
So there you have it: Accepting the Levy report will mean that all private land requisitioned for military needs must immediately be returned to its owners. The other direct implication is clear. The Levy report complains about inequality between Palestinians and Israelis. It cites Israel's Basic Law. But the real inequality on the West Bank is that the Israeli settlers have political rights in the state that controls their lives and the Palestinians do not. That is one of the grounds for the claim that the system there has elements of apartheid. If it accepts the Levy approach, the government will no longer be able to answer this claim by arguing that the territory is subject to a temporary regime of belligerent occupation. Either Israel's government will have to acknowledge that apartheid is living and kicking, or it will have to extend political rights to all Palestinian residents of the West Bank.

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Hebrew University - Hanan Hever (Head of Dept of Literature) Argues that "It Does Not Matter" Who's Responsible – Israel is Always Culpable

It is not important whether or not the Holocaust caused the establishment of the State of Israel. Neither is the fact that the State of Israel gave refuge to a substantial number of Holocaust survivors, rehabilitating them in buildings and towns that were, in essence, Palestinian ruins. It seems there can be no historical argument over this fact.

Because of this historical fact, which to this day allows the Holocaust to be used as a justification for the State of Israel's existence (even if it was not the cause of its establishment), Israel bears heavy responsibility.
And Israel's responsibility for the Nakba does not stop at the events of 1948. The Nakba, which is ongoing, is only getting worse – and for that, Israel is culpable.

It does not matter whether, in 1948, the Palestinians fled their homes or were driven from them. What matters is that when the dust settled, they were not allowed to return. Even if Israel's establishment is not connected to the Holocaust, Israel took in Jewish refugees while creating Palestinian ones. That that creates an undeniable connection between the Holocaust and the state's creation.

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Hebrew University – Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept of Education)  Names Israel 'Racist' and 'Apartheid' in her 'Naksa' Day Speech

Defiles Israel on the Anniversary of the Six Day War

This year the apartheid regime of the State of the Jews proved its complete loyalty to racism and the principles of racism. Twenty-five racist bills were submitted and more than ten racist laws have been passed this year, and hardly any Jewish citizens went out onto the streets. More than three hundred people imprisoned without trial launched a hunger strike to the death for two months and more, and hardly any Jewish citizens went onto the streets. Thousands of children are not going to school in East Jerusalem because the Jewish ministry of education does not allocate classes or because the racist Citizenship Law makes them the citizens of no-place and no one is going onto the streets. The separation of families, the expulsion of residents, the confiscation of lands, children abducted from their beds and cruelly interrogated, families evicted from their homes out onto the street, farmers tortured by kippa-wearing bullies under the protection of the army and on the orders of the government - and hardly anyone goes out onto the streets. That is the peak achievement of the Zionist movement.

The State of Israel, which was officially declared as an apartheid state, is distinguished by what has always been the most typical and successful method of racism: the classification of human beings. The Hebrew language that keeps getting uglier under the auspices of the army of Occupation and the bureaucracy of Occupation, is full of classifications: there are people who are a cancer in the heart of the nation and there are people who are a security danger, and there are people who are a plague or a demographic nightmare and there are people who are a health risk, all of them classified and categorized in such a way that even the most ignorant and boorish of Israel's ministers manage to learn this categorization by heart.

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Hebrew University – Amiel Vardi (Dept of Arts) Ignoring the Law and Organizing Illegal Housing for Arabs

We wonder if Vardi supports law breaking to defend the inhabitants of the Ulpana settlement and "affirm their rights" of settlement under the San Remo Resolution

From: Amiel Vardi <>
Subject: [Taayush] important action this Saturday afternoon action in Mufakkara

Saturday, May 19th 2012 – Demonstration in the Palestinian village of Mufakkara

The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee promotes an important campaign in support of Mufakkara village community and organizes an event concerning new houses building, on Saturday May 19th 2012, at 6 p.m.

The purpose is to reinforce the community's right to live and to develop the area by building houses and providing legal support.

Additional Info: Mufakkara is located in C area, under civil and military Israeli control. The Palestinian village has been often target of restrictions, demolitions, evacuations and abuse policies aimed by the Israeli Army. Recently, on May 2nd the District Coordination Office delivered stop working orders to 4 infrastructures in the village of Um Fagarah: an house-tent and three prefabricated houses. The prefabricated are an humanitarian response to the demolitions of November 24th…

Nevertheless, the Palestinian communities in the South Hebron Hills are strongly involved in affirming their rights and resisting to the Israeli occupation choosing the nonviolent way.

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Calls on Israeli Left to Undermine Israeli Democracy and Have its Agenda Forced Upon Israel by Foreign Powers

Goldblum is a radical Leftist with a long track record of political extremism (see this and this)

... Goldblum's speech there [is] reported in detail in the May 18, 2012 issue of Makor Rishon [Video of said speech can be found on the 'Peace Now' facebook page or at this link - Isracampus]. There Goldblum is quoted as calling on Israel's Left to stop wasting its time attempting to persuade the general public to embrace its political agenda, evidently because it is clear that the public will never do so. Goldblum said he has no interest in the Israeli electorate and general public and called upon the radical Left to go directly to political groups abroad, outside of Israel, and recruit them as pressure groups to coerce Israel into accepting the agenda of the Israeli Left. In other words, Goldblum is openly contemptuous of democracy and Israeli sovereignty.

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Hebrew University - Nadera Shaloub-Kevorkian (Dept of Law) uses Biased "Narratives" in lieu of Academic Research in order to Bash Israel

Her prejudices are everywhere apparent in her "research interviewing." In her book, Shaloub-Kevorkian claims that in her "interviews" with women and girls the term "weaponize" (sic) was used by them to describe their everyday clothing, always "from woman to woman." We are to believe that Arab women and schoolgirls dress to "weaponize" (sic) against the masculine dominant culture among Israelis. But not among Arabs, even among whom marriage guides about beating wives are number one best sellers. She then falsely claims that Arab women were dispersed from their villages in 1948 during the misnamed "Nakba" as an intentional part of Israeli policy. The fact that the Arabs attempted to launch a genocidal war of destruction against the Jews is nowhere mentioned.

"Rape" accusations by Shaloub-Kevorkian are particularly vile. The irony is that an anti-Israel leftist graduate student at the Hebrew University wrote a thesis trying to prove that the well-known fact that Israeli soldiers never rape Arab women proves that the Jews are racists!

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Hebrew University - Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Peace Now Founder) has an explanation for the 1983 death of Peace Now activist Emil Greenzweig - the Likud leaders killed him

The organizer of the 1983 demonstration, Naftali Raz, says that if the law stipulates the possibility of an early release, then that is what must be done. Another voice in the same vein is that of Prof. Amiram Goldbloom, who marched alongside Grunzweig in the demonstration. He has no problem with Avrushmi, he says, "but rather with those who incited him and sent him - Ariel Sharon and Tzachi Hanegbi [the present environment minister]. Avrushmi was only a tool and not the person to whom I would attribute that whole terror attack. Sharon, who is now blaming the terrorist attacks on those who dispatch the bombers, will certainly be able to understand that the guilty party is not Avrushmi but himself, for inciting."

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Academics Ariel Rubinstein (TAU, Dept of Economics) and Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew U, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) express support for Academic Boycott of Ariel College

"The petition's objective is to undermine the normalization in the relationship between Israel and the occupied territories," Rubinstein said. "We are dealing with a catastrophe whose implication is a failure to partition the land; this may threaten the State's existence as a Jewish entity."

Rubinstein added that he does not dismiss the possibility of imposing an academic boycott similar to the one imposed against South Africa during the apartheid era.
Another signatory to the boycott petition is Professor Amiram Goldblum, a chemistry lecturer at
Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

"By signing, we declare that we shall refuse invitations for lectures or seminars in the territories," he said. "We will not appear at the Ariel College or at its branches, because we believe that any appearance or academic discussion there violates the law and international conventions, which Israel should adhere to like all other nations."

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Hebrew University's Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Acted as Spin Doctor for Terrorist Abed Rabbo In Sycophantic Interview in Anti-Israel "Journal"

Amiram Goldblum: Your open vision of media and of culture is really very encouraging. But you know, in Israel, when the state was created, all the media even many years after the state was created were still held in the hands of Ben-Gurion who had direct control of Kol Yisrael (Israel Radio) until the mid-1960s, I believe.
When I started working in Israel Radio in 1970, ministers would still call the office of the editor of the news and tell him, Put this in or take this off the news. There was a central role of censorship.
Now I am wondering, with all that you have told us: I hear one open vision from you, and, on the other hand, Khaled describes officers here and there who are doing the closings. Is there official censorship, or a sort of a diffuse censorship perpetrated by local authorities, local governors, local military?

Yasser Abed Rabbo: There is no direct censorship, believe me.

Amiram Goldblum: Not on movies, books, theater, nothing?

Yasser Abed Rabbo: No. No direct censorship. But I tell you frankly, there is censorship of backwardness. After 30 years of Israeli control and censorship, and the strangling of our freedom, we want to build a new life.

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According to the CAMERA organization and web site, Hebrew University Professor (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Peace Now Radical Amiram Goldblum spent Years Demonizing Ariel Sharon

The first report, a supposed profile of Sharon, featured an interview with "peace activist" Amiram Goldblum, who was allowed to demonize Sharon as building a "career out of the politics and the culture of hatred," and looking at everything as a "battlefield where he has to conquer something." Ludden added to the vilification, telling listeners that Goldblum "considers Sharon's candidacy immoral, given his long military record," but she failed to disclose facts about her guest that might have lead reasonable listeners to question his judgement and credibility.

Omitted were details such as that Goldblum is an extreme leftist distant from the Israeli mainstream. Goldblum was repudiated even by his colleagues in the very dovish Peace Now movement after he explained away Saddam Hussein's Scud attacks and threats of annihilation as due only to Israel's alleged failure to make concessions to the Palestinians. In 1990, after a Palestinian stabbed and killed three Israelis in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem where Goldblum lives, even his own neighbors began to stone his house in frustration at what they saw as his outspokenly pro-PLO views. Goldblum also publicly opposed the Gulf War as an alleged American grab for power and oil, rather than an attempt to liberate an occupied country and rein in a dangerous dictator.

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Hebrew University – Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept of Education) whines hysterically about generations of "racist education"; rejects the Jewish and Democratic State of Israel as the "Judiazation Project" and calls for open "rebellion" under the guise of Civil Disobedience

For decades now the Zionist project of colonizing the land and judaizing it has required the removal of the Palestinians one way or another, either by law or by the sword, and there is no longer any need to cover up those supreme objectives and to disguise them with empty words about democracy or security or historic rights. All of us are mobilized, willingly or unknowingly, in the project of the judaization of the land and all of us have memorized, since we began to memorize, the absolute necessity of a Jewish state with a Jewish majority in the Land of Israel. And the Land of Israel, as we all know, includes the State of Israel, the Palestinian territories and a lot more. There is no map in Israel that is called "The State of Israel". All the maps are called "The Land of Israel". Already three or four generations of Israeli children have been learning from books that contain maps that show the Palestinian territories as part of the Land of Israel which is devoid of colour, empty of institutions and empty of people ; an ancient area that is waiting and longing to be colonized by Jews – or at least by non-Arabs. Israeli children have been learning for generations now that their neighbours – whether they be Palestinian citizens of Israel or subjects of the State of Israel stripped of human rights – are nothing but a terrifying demographic problem and a security threat. Those very children have meanwhile grown up, their senses of truth and justice and human brotherhood have been dulled by racist education and they have risen to be the politicians and generals who now declare openly and with the arrogance of all-powerful masters what was once concealed with hypocrisy: that the other face of the judaization project is the elimination of the Palestinian people, whether by rubber bullets or by bullets without rubber, by bombs or by laws…
The only way to fight this tendency is through a blanket rejection of the racist laws of the democratic Jewish state, and especially to teach our children of their democratic right to say no to evil, no to ignorance, no to apartheid, no to service in the Occupation army and no to collaboration with ethnic cleansing.

We must reject the very term "Jewish and democratic state" and especially, remove the conjunction "and", which is not merely a conjunction but a sequential "and" – that is: "Jewish" comes first, and only afterwards comes "democratic" – or an "and" of conditionality, i.e. only when the state is completely Jewish can it be democratic.

Meanwhile we are living in a state that has absolutely nothing to do with democracy. We who have not grown up with democracy and whom no one taught the values of democracy, who have been educated to think that exploitation, plunder, lies, discrimination and slaughter are the very essence of democracy, need to admit openly that we are living and have always lived in an apartheid state that is a danger to all of us...

If we do not raise the banner of rebellion today, in a few more years people like us – if we remain like as such – will be herded into detention camps or prisons. The freedom of speech that already now is dangerously restricted will be eliminated altogether...

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The Left declares Jihad against Freedom of Speech for its Critics!!
Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) defends anti-democratic Leftist McCarthyists being sued by Im Tirtzu for calling Im Tirtzu "Fascists"

Im Tirtzu filed its suit a year ago against the seven owners of the Facebook page [called "Im Tirtzu - Fascists"]: Roy Yellin, Yuval Yellin, Edan Ring, David Remez, Noam Livne, Tal Niv and Ari Remez. The movement's suit argues that the aim of the seven is to silence the activities of Im Tirtzu by delegitimizing it.
In texts written by Shuval, Sternhell sees a clear expression of fascist thinking. References to the nation as an organic body, Sternhell says, are fundamentals of fascist thought. Other signs of fascist thought include the view of an atrophied West and the sense that the situation in Israel is an emergency requiring extremist action and struggle against the "traitors."
Attorney Nadav Haetzni, representing Im Tirtzu, said: "This is an attempt by members of the radical left to publicly destroy Im Tirtzu, which is a Zionist and Democratic movement in line with the spirit of Zeev Benjamin Herzl." He charged that the defendants have violated the law because their actions are slanderous and libelous.

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Hebrew University - Far-Leftist Professor Amiram Goldblum, a founder of 'Peace Now,' has Channel 2 issue a "clarification" regarding its claim that he himself was behind the decision to hire a convicted Palestinian terrorist to work in his Hebrew University laboratory

In a personal correspondence with Isracampus, Goldblum requested the following statement made by Channel 2 News be posted. After the Channel 2 News retraction follows the Court Decision in the case made by Goldblum vs Channel 2 News and quotes made by Goldblum in his defense. The original article can be seen here.

המהדורה המרכזית
חדשות 2
פורסם 07/06/09

הבהרה בנוגע לפרופ' עמירם גולדבלום

"בהתייחס לכתבה ששידרנו כאן ביולי 2008 בנוגע לשאלת החזרתו של דוקטורנט אשר הורשע בחברות בארגון טרור ללימודים במחלקה לכימיה מדיצינלית באוניברסיטה העברית, ברצוננו להבהיר כי מנהל המחלקה (תמונה של פרופ' גולדבלום במחלקה) פרופ' עמירם גולדבלום לא היה מעורב בהחלטת האוניברסיטה העברית בשאלה זו וכי הוא גם לא ביקש מאיש לפנות שולחן במעבדה לטובת הדוקטורנט. לא הוכח גם כי מהמחלקה נעלמו חומרים מסוכנים ושהדוקטורנט היה מעורב בגניבת אצטון.

אם נוצר מהכתבה רושם שלהשקפותיו הפוליטיות של פרופ' גולדבלום היה קשר לשאלת החזרת התלמיד ללימודים, או שפרופ' גולדבלום תמך בהחזרת הדוקטורנט למעבדה ממנה נעלמו כביכול חומרים מסוכנים, ואם כתוצאה מכך נגרמו לפרופ' גולדבלום עוגמת נפש ופגיעה בשמו הטוב - אנו מצרים על כך".


Google translation of the apology

"Regarding the article like we ran here in July 2008 regarding the question of retention of a doctoral student who was convicted in a terrorist organization Medicinal Department of Chemistry Studies at the Hebrew University, we would like to clarify that the Department Director (Photo by Prof. Goldblum Department) Prof. Amiram Goldblum was not involved in the resolution of this question Hebrew University and he also did not ask anyone to contact the laboratory for the student table. Not proven that the Department had vanished too dangerous substances and doctoral student was involved in stealing acetone.

If an article to the impression that for his political views Prof. Goldblum was related to the question of returning the student to school, or Prof. Goldblum supported returning the student to the lab it disappeared allegedly hazardous materials, and if as a result suffered Prof. Goldblum distress and damage to reputation - we regret that. "

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Meet the Hebrew University’s Model Student of the Year:
Terrorist murderer wants to Finish his BA; Model Hebrew University Student

(Perhaps he was not accepted to Ben Gurion University’s Politics department because he was not anti-Israel enough for them!!)

Sharatha said that his one request of Israel now that he has been released is to be allowed to finish the university degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, which he began while in prison. Allowing terrorist prisoners to study while in prison is just one of many benefits given to them by Israel. In comparison, Gilad Shalit spent five and a half years in Hamas captivity and was not allowed one single visit from the International Red Cross.

At the end of the interview, Sharatha encouraged future terrorists who will commit murderous acts towards Israelis.

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Hebrew University - David Levi-Faur (Dept of Political Science) serves as Social Science Censor

Meet David Levi-Faur, who teaches political science at the Hebrew University. He is the official censor of thought on the Israeli Social Science chat list, open to professors and students in the social sciences. As long as they express leftist opinions.

On the social science list that he controls and censors, leftist anti-Israel opinion posts appear daily by the score, including malicious ad hominem attacks against those who dare to criticize far-leftist anti-Israel faculty members, and also against the watchdog groups like Isracampus that expose tenured treason.

Levi-Faur however routinely blocks and prevents postings by those who have been attacked, even in cases of correcting factual errors. On his list it is a basic right to attack, lie about, and insult non-leftists, but non-leftists do not have a right of reply. Bash-Israel postings are disseminated via his list because Levi-Faur thinks their positions are correct, while incorrect postings that challenge the Bash-Israel crowd are blocked and vetoed. Levi-Faur's ideas of freedom of speech and pluralism seem to be similar to those that once dominated the Soviet bloc.


Hebrew University - Far Leftist Alon Harel (School of Law) Insists that Transparency Laws are in fact a War against Law and Order

You know, in contrast with a "Palestinian Right of Return"

The new legislation harms not only or mainly the rule of law, but law itself - the law of a country, as distinct from power that depends on brute force. Theoreticians of jurisprudence have pondered at length the difference between a robber who takes money at gunpoint and a tax official who has the police, prisons and legal system behind him. These thinkers say the law, unlike a robber's threats, is an expression of a political entity's collective will, and obedience to the law typically expresses the desire or obligation to be part of the political community.


The Knesset has declared war not only or mainly on these NGOs, and not even on the rule of law, but on law itself. The legislature has chosen to use law not as a tool to realize policy, but to tyrannize the people. The logic guiding this behavior is not that of a tax collector, but of a robber. "I'm stronger so I'm taking your money." The death of law and its substitution by force should make human rights groups think twice about the way they conduct themselves in the future.

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Hebrew University – Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept of Education) publishes book that claims Israeli textbooks are racist; she has no problem with PA textbooks however

Her book, Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education, is being translated into English, and presents findings from what she says are "years of research" showing Israel has portrayed Arabs as second-class people.

Peled-Elchanan says that she researched schoolbooks used in the Israeli school system between 1996 and 2009, and found, she said in an interview with the British Guardian, "dozens of examples of how children are prepared to justify war crimes in their army service."
On the other hand, Peled-Elchanan said, she had no problem with PA textbooks that present Jews as evil murderers, modern-day Nazis, occupiers, and thieves, and do not even recognize Israel's existence, wiping it off the school maps. She did not comment on mathematics problems that have students calculate whether they would down an Israeli plane under certain given.

"They are not racist and there is no incitement there, for the simple reason that they are controlled by the Israeli army…"

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Martin Sherman castigates the Leftist Tenured Traitors for abusing their academic credentials to delegitimize Israel

For an increasingly visible, vocal and vitriolic sector among Israeli academics is playing an influential role in the public discourse on the Arab-Israeli conflict that can only be defined as detrimental, dysfunctional and, regrettably, at times disloyal.

Motivated mainly by fear of donor desertion, university authorities have attempted to downplay the scope of the phenomenon – trying to dismiss it as marginal in influence and negligible in size.

This is a manifest misrepresentation of the facts.
But it is not only what Israeli academics have failed to do that is of concern. What they have done is even more disturbing.

Many — some unwitting, others wittingly — have thrown their weight behind the burgeoning drive to delegitimize Israel internationally, particularly in intellectual circles across the globe.

Regrettably, frequent use — or rather abuse — is made of academic titles or positions to create an aura of authority on issues where none exists.

Take for example the good Prof. Shulman, who is listed at Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. On his website he details his areas of academic expertise as the history of religion in South India, poetry/poetics in Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit; Dravidian linguistics; and Carnatic music, none of which appears to have any relevance for the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Yet making use of his academic credentials, he blogs regularly in The New York Review of Books, vilifying Israel and validating much of the vitriol of its detractors.

Thus almost immediately following the IDF interception of the Mavi Marama in its attempt to break the naval quarantine of Gaza, he applied his expertise in South Asian culture to the realm of maritime law and national security.

...Such examples are far too numerous to catalog in this essay, but some will be dealt with in future columns, for this is an issue that has far too long been neglected.

A giant pall of shame
Israeli academe will have much to answer for to future generations. For despite its long list of illustrious accomplishments, a giant pall of shame and disgrace is beginning to rise above it — shame for what it has done; guilt for what it has not.

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Hebrew University - Frances Raday (Dept of Law) thinks creating a terrorist state for Palestinians firing rockets into Israel is essential for Israelis

The recognition of a Palestinian state is as important to Israel as to the Palestinians. For Israel to continue to function as a democratic and Jewish state, it must bring about a symmetrical right of self-determination for the Palestinians....

An additional strategic advantage for Israel is that, once recognized as a state, Palestine's jurisdiction will extend only to those who are living in Palestine. This is at present a contested concept: the Palestinian Authority is regarded as the exclusive representative of the Palestinian people and it is claimed that the current process of General Assembly recognition does not fully reflect their role in the resolution of the conflict.

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Professors at Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University collaborating with the Anti-Israel NGO "Zochrot"; Indoctrination "conference" about the "Palestinian Nakba," mourning Israel's Creation

Hebrew Literature and the Palestinian Nakba
A Seminar

We invite the public, researchers, scholars and students, to send proposals for lectures dealing with presences, traces, and representations of the Palestinian Nakba in the Hebrew literature.

We define the Nakba in its broadest terms. We are especially interested in lectures dealing with the boundaries of time and space of the Nakba, and ways of understanding it as trauma.
The steering committee: Huda Abu Mokh, Moran Banit, Tomer Gardi, Hannan Hever, Mahmoud Kayyal, Shira Lapidot, Khaled Fourani, Yehouda Shenhav.

Moran Benit,

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled Elhanan (Dept of Education) continues to mourn her daughter by promoting the agenda of her daughter's killers; flaunts the Boycott law

"Dear South African peers,

"We are members of BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within, a group of Israeli students, professors, citizens, and residents who are active against our government's policies of apartheid, occupation and racism.


"We support your resistance to the Israeli government's propaganda in your universities and your efforts in advocating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel campaign at your campuses.

"In Solidarity!

"Professor Professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan and 25 others on behalf of BOYCOTT!"

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Hebrew University - Two Hebrew University faculty members, David Shulman (Dept of Comparative Religion) and Amiel Vardi (Dept of Arts), rallying in support of the anti-Israel, convicted Pedophile Ezra Nawi

(U)ntil Senator David Norris's presidential campaign was derailed, his [Nawi's] six-month prison sentence in 1997 for sodomy of a minor was relatively unknown in Israel.

Nawi's close associate and supporter Professor David Shulman, of the Hebrew University, has described him as "a tough-minded, soft-hearted plumber". When asked if he knew of his previous convictions for sodomy and drug abuse, Shulman replied: "This is an old thing which happened a long time ago and is therefore irrelevant. People change in life, including Nawi."

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept of Education) Blames the settlers for the Palestinians murdering her daughter

“Terrorist attacks like this are the direct consequence of the oppression, slavery, humiliation and state of siege imposed on the Palestinians,” she told TV reporters in the aftermath of Smadar’s death.

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Hebrew University – Fires Eyal Ben-Ari for Improper Relations with Students

The Tenured Academic was canned in an almost unprecedented fashion. Same professor supervised the thesis that claimed that the absence of rape of Arabs by Jewish soldiers proves Jews are racists.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem yesterday announced it was dismissing a professor and permanently banning him from acting as an adviser to its students, after he was found to have had an improper relationship with three female students.

In February, the university's disciplinary tribunal suspended Prof. Eyal Ben-Ari for two years after it ruled he had acted in a manner "unbecoming a faculty member."

However, the university appealed the ruling, seeking a harsher finding. The tribunal found that that Ben-Ari, a senior lecturer in sociology and anthropology, had taken advantage of his position to have intimate relations with one of the students, and in suggesting to two others that they share a room when they were abroad together.

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Hebrew University - Bernard Avishai (Dept of Business Administration) celebrates the espionage and treason of Anat Kamm

'But what if the military, acting as an occupation force, is itself violating bounds set by the judiciary, and its actions are arguably making citizens less safe? What if a whistle-blower leaks documents to a journalist, who then uses them to write a story questioning the legality or efficacy of the military's actions?'

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Hebrew University - Dafna Golan (Dept of Law) denounces Israel for its "apartheid" and demands law breaking

I too refuse to obey illegal laws. In a country where spacious prisons were built under the protection of the law, in which people live in fear, it is not only our right but our duty to offer a space of hope. As long as we do not have agreed-upon borders, we are living in an occupying country that discriminates between the rights of different groups based on their ethnicity.

In such a country, just like in South Africa under apartheid, it is our right and our duty to challenge the legality of the law.

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Hebrew University – Efrat Ben Ze'ev heads for UC-Davis; One more tenured anti-Israel extremist from the Hebrew University propagandizing against Israel

Ben-Ze'ev holds a PHD in anthropology from Oxford University. She is an activist with the anti-Israel organization Ta'ayush. She is the author of Remembering Palestine in 1948: beyond national narratives and Palestinian Refugees of 1948: Remembrances.

In August 2009, Ben Ze'ev wrote an article entitled "The National Trap," which promoted the work of the late Palestinian terrorist Ghassan Kanafani and the Nakba narrative in general. In June 2009, Ben Ze'ev spoke as part of a conference at York University entitled "Israel/Palestine: Mapping Models of Statehood and Paths to Peace," which examined different solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including a two-state solution, having a single bi-national state, as well as federal and con-federal approaches.

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Hebrew University - David Shulman (Dept of Comparative Religion) heads the Cheerleaders for Terrorist Jawad Siam

A reminder: This Friday there will be a guided tour of Silwan, the so-called City of David, in part as an act of solidarity with Jawad Siam, one of the major activists in the neighborhood. Jawad has been arrested many times in recent months and is being held under house arrest. His trial-- a blatantly political trial by any standard-- begins this week.

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Hebrew University – The Details of the Lurid Gideon Aran affair make it to the Berkeley student paper

Before coming to [University of California, Berkeley] campus, visiting Israeli professor Gideon Aran reached a mediation agreement in June 2010 with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem regarding his relationship with a female student, an incident UC Berkeley officials said they were not aware of.

After student Ortal Ben-Dayan complained to a Hebrew University sexual harassment authority in 2008 about Aran - who is visiting UC Berkeley for only the spring semester and currently teaches two political science classes - a mediation agreement was reached, including over $10,000 in compensation to Ben-Dayan, and disciplinary proceedings were dropped, according to a Orit Sulitzeanu, a Hebrew University spokesperson.

... Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Welfare Angelica Stacy, who entered her current position in January, said that she had not heard of the mediation agreement and that to her knowledge, her predecessor Sheldon Zedeck had not heard of the agreement before Aran arrived on campus.

... The UC Office of the President Faculty Code of Conduct states that "Entering into a romantic or sexual relationship with any student for whom a faculty member has, or should reasonably expect to have in the future, academic responsibility (instructional, evaluative, or supervisory)" is subject to disciplinary action from the campus.

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Yet another Israel-basher from the Hebrew University
Professor (emeritus) Gideon Shimoni (Dept of Contemporary Jewry) denounces Israel as an Apartheid Regime (sort of)

There is, however, a sense in which the South African case is instructively comparable to that of Israel. It relates to the reality of Israel's decades long occupation regime over the post-war militarily occupied territory known as the West Bank, or in Jewish tradition as Judea and Samaria. No military occupation can be morally benign and this one is undeniably no exception.
...It is in this respect alone that use of the South African analogy to critique Israel is justified, and importantly so.
....Thus it is that the everyday reality of governance, work, protest and suppression in the occupied territory looks a lot like South Africa under apartheid.

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News Flash:
Hebrew University - Sexual Predator Gideon Aran - brother-in-law to Ehud Olmert

Gideon Aran is the ultra-leftist sociology lecturer at the Hebrew University who has been in the media all this week due to his having harassed sexually a Hebrew University student. Ultimately the Hebrew University paid about 38,000 NIS in "hush money."  Unlike Prof. Eyal Ben-Ari, from the same department, whose name has been in the media for many years due to his OWN sexual harassment of students (some students accused him of rape), Aran's name was being quietly kept hidden until this week. Why was that? ... Was Ehud Olmert behind the hiding of Aran's identity for years? And for the long failure of the university and the legal system to take action against Aran?

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Isracampus Exclusive: Globes Newspaper exposed Dr. Gideon Aran's escapades three years ago; Hebrew University Officials might be involved in conspiracy to conceal wrong-doings on campus

The sex scandal involving Dr. Gideon Aran, a sociologist at the Hebrew University, was in fact first broken to the world by the Israeli business daily newspaper Globes on June 13, 2008, but without Aran's name. Aran is referred to there only as "'A' from the Department of Sociology." Those familiar with the department would have assumed that the A was referring to Hebrew University sociologist Eyal/Ayal (like Aran, spelled with a Hebrew Alef) Ben-Ari, whose name was already in the press with regard to alleged sexual harassment of his students. The Globes article later mentions that there were indeed two Professors named "A" or "ALEF" who were involved in sexually harassing female sociology students at the Hebrew University.

... In any case, we now know that the offending faculty member was indeed Gideon Aran. We also know from the Globes article that the entire story and the behavior of Aran were well-known to the Hebrew University authorities and faculty at least as far back as June 2008. And they did nothing at all about it. They swept the entire affair under the carpet until Haaretz decided to break it and name names this week!

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Hebrew University - Uproar over Hush Money Paid to Silence Complaint of Sexual Harassment by Hebrew University sociologist Gideon Aran

In May of 2009, prior to the mediation proceedings, a university disciplinary tribunal issued an opinion stating: "The conduct to which the defendant [Aran] has admitted is unbecoming in the extreme, and when it is directed at a student, it is difficult to think of more serious conduct. The humiliation and harassment that characterize the defendant's ongoing conduct are intolerable in society in general, but their seriousness is much graver in the setting of an academic institution."

The opinion also noted that, beyond the violation itself, the instance constituted exploitation of Aran's status and authority as a teacher.

Orit Kamir, a legal scholar specializing in sexual harassment law, said the university's contention that relations between Ben-Dayan and Aran were consensual and therefore do not constitute sexual harassment is ill-founded in light of the university disciplinary tribunal's finding that Aran exploited his status and authority as a teacher.

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Debauchery Spreading in the Hebrew University Department of Sociology

Last week the Hebrew University's own ethics and discipline committee suspended Ben-Ari for two years from teaching and from receiving his salary, and slapped his wrists in some other ways, like freezing some of his research funds. After this, and 8 years after the original complaints, the Hebrew University has also asked the state Prosecution to reopen their investigation of Ben-Ari.

And just hours later, Haaretz breaks the scoop of the Aran Affair.... What did Aran do? Well, he sexually harassed one of his female students, and the harassment was so bad that the Hebrew University itself agree to pay 38,000 NIS (around $10,000) in hush money to buy off the student and prevent her from going public and filing criminal charges against Aran.

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Hebrew University calls on Attorney General to Indict Professor of Sociology Eyal Ben-Ari

Hebrew U calls on Attorney General to Indict Professor of Sociology Eyal Ben-Ari, the professor accused by his students of raping them and the fellow who invented the idea and supervised the thesis claiming that the lack of rape of Arab women by Jews proves that Jews are racists.

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Hebrew University - Leftist anti-Israel Sociologist Eyal Ben-Ari suspended for "Inappropriate Relations" with Students

Same professor supervised the thesis that claimed that the absence of rape of Arabs by Jewish soldiers proves Jews are racists. Why was Ben-Ari not suspended for rape?

Many years too late, the Hebrew University finally got around to suspending far-leftist anti-Israel Professor of Sociology Eyal Ben-Ari. He was the supervisor of that famous MA thesis that "proved" that the reason that no Arab women are raped by Jewish soldiers is that the Jews are such racists. Ben-Ari had been accused of numerous women graduate students of raping them and molesting them. I guess he was just proving that he was not a rapist. In any case, he has now, at long last, been suspended, but for "inappropriate relations," and not for rape. Why not? Inappropriate relations sounds like a romance with a goat.

In my opinion the most remarkable part of the Ben-Ari saga is that he used Hebrew University research funds to purchase vibrators to give as gifts to his female students. Really. Earlier reports concerning the affair appear here:  You can see a picture of his vibrator here:

"Eyal Ben-Ari, a professor of sociology and anthropology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has been suspended for two years without pay after a disciplinary panel ruled that he had engaged in inappropriate relations with three female students who were under his tutelage. The panel ruled that Ben-Ari had exploited his position of authority to engage in intimate relations..."

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The IDI's Academic Swat Team - Carmon, Kremnitzer (Hebrew University) & Stern (Bar-Ilan University) - Stoops to McCarthyism in its Assault against the Freedom of Speech of Non-Leftists

This decision joins a series of proposed bills designed to inflame the volatile relationship between Jewish and Arab citizens. Similarly provocative bills include the so-called "loyalty oath," the "nakba" bill and the initiative to allow small communities to reject candidates for residency based on "incompatibility" with the community's social fabric. Although clearly targeted against one particular group, such bills inevitably create an opening for discrimination against others.
This talk of "loyalty" and "treason" invites violence. It is difficult not to recall the days prior to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. The populist exploitation of fear, suspicion and animosity toward Arab Israelis, asylum-seekers and others, all under the banner of patriotism, is eroding support for the principle of equality – a basic tenet of the Declaration of Independence.

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Hebrew University - Feminist Professor Frances Raday (Dept of Law) insists it is illegal for Israel to Defend itself if Gaza Palestinians are Denied Free Importing Powers

"That is correct, because according to international law - and the committee relates to this - if the suffering that is caused the civilian population is excessive, as opposed to the direct military and concrete advantages that are accrued, then the embargo is illegal.... t is possible that if the committee had had a woman or man with a feminist outlook among its members, that person would have attached greater seriousness to the significances of the blockade, the prevention of educational materials from entering Gaza, the entry of building materials for constructing schools and apartments, the prevention of entry of toys. A person with a feminist approach would have understood that a prolonged blockade on a scope like that leads to suffering that is perhaps not proportional to the military advantage it embodies."

Hey Frances - is shooting rockets into homes of Sderot women illegal?

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Hebrew University - anti-Zionist Professor Daniel Blatman accuses Israel of Preparing Genocide

In Haaretz today, Hebrew University Professor Daniel Blatman writes the most anti-Semitic article that has yet to appear in the Israeli mainstream media… In his ranting anti-Semitic article, Blatman bleats: "No society is immune to deterioration into violent racism. In the Israel of today, we can observe quite a few conditions whose presence in other societies and among other peoples led to racial separation, ethnic cleansing and even genocide. There are minority groups (Arabs and foreigners) who are ostracized by the majority, a growing racist ideology, attempts to limit the political activities and civil rights of the minority, a tense security situation and strong political elements with vested interests in territorial expansion."

Blatman's rant is part of the current wave of Jewish self-hatred in Israel under which leftist Jews insist that Israel's refusal to allow unlimited numbers of Africans seeking better-paying jobs to enter the country is the moral equivalent of the Nazi Holocaust of Jews.

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Hebrew University - Hebrew U professor Bashir Bashir proposes a Middle East with no Israel in it

Bashir Bashir, an adjunct lecturer in the department of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Leila Farsakh, associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, proposed a binational solution to the conflict over the division of land that comprises Israel and its occupied territories during a talk at the Kennedy School of Government yesterday.

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Hebrew University - The left-wing fascist Hanan Hever (Dept of Literature) complains that everyone in Israel who disagrees with him is a right-wing fascist

The new citizenship law is a good law. According to the latest trends, it works in the interests of Israel. First of all, it makes clear the state of affairs in the country, that in the past year or rather since the summer of 2010, the country's fascist side strengthens. It will increase the international pressure on Israel and it looks like it may be the only thing that can rescue Israel from the current bleak state of affairs.


The only hope to stopping fascism won't come from within. The weakening of liberal and democratic forces, trapped in the grip of their theological commitment to the Jewishness of the nation, is the first sign. In fact, examples in 20th century of fascism actually being stopped from within rather than from external war are rare. Therefore as the fascist face of the nation is unmasked more, the external forces will grow, whether through the growing economic boycott or by other means.

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Hebrew University - Alon Harel (Dept of Law) shows his Scorn and Contempt for the Holy Bible

Based upon Harel's aggressive and offending behavior, as shown in this video, one can extrapolate his attitude towards open and free exchange of ideas in dialog during his lectures.

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Hebrew University Law Professor Alon Harel has an idea about the Bible

Alon Harel is a far-leftist anti-Israel and anti-democratic professor of law. He does not think that critics of the Left should be allowed to enjoy freedom of speech.

Well, now he also has some interesting ideas about the Bible, or - to be more precise - where exactly the Bible should be placed. I do not want this posting to be too crude but Harel's proposal is that it be placed in one of his bodily areas where ordinarily sun's rays do not reach. That is correct - this professor at the Hebrew University says that. The Hebrew University is supposed to be one of the bastions of Jewish civilization. See the tenured barbarian for yourself here. It is in Hebrew but has subtitles translating it to English.

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Hebrew University - Alon Harel (Dept of Law) Continues to Attack the Bible, or those who Read it

A video clip published in recent days displays some words I uttered during a protest held in Sheikh Jarrah a few months ago; these words show contempt for the Bible....

The more prevalent expression is the daily utilization of the Bible for political sectarian aims, such as the justification for expelling people from their homes, justification of methodical discrimination against Arabs in respect to housing and employment, and usage of the Bible in order to justify a convenient housing solution in central Jerusalem at the expense of Palestinian families.

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Hebrew University – Amiel Vardi (Dept of Arts) still breaking the law

As soon as the activists arrived and as usual, the Israeli occupation army showed up and declared part of the land -on the spot, right there and then, and in your face- military zone in order to prevent the little harvest, that is, if the settlers don't stop and attack the Palestinian farmers because of the presence of humanitarian workers and cameras, the occupation army will. … Humanitarian activist Amiel Vardi was also arrested after running to the zone in protest of Ezra's arrest under fake pretenses.

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Hebrew University & IDI Watch - Anti-Israel Prof. Yaron Ezrachi (Dept of Political Science) denounces Israel as a country "going fascist"

"Israel is deteriorating from the vision of a democratic state to a fascist state. Our children will either leave this terrible place, be put in jail or fight in the streets like in Iran," Professor Yaron Ezrachi told the rally, which was held outside the Eretz Israel Museum

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Hebrew University - IDI Honchos come out against a Pledge of Loyalty in Israel

According to Hebrew University professor and Israel Democracy Institute deputy president Mordechai Kremnitzer, most laws are meant to solve problems.

"This law is unique in the sense that it creates problems," he said.

He started out with the premise that the bill would not affect Palestinians seeking to marry Israelis and move to Israel, because family reunification was already blocked by another law.

As for other foreigners, he continued, "There is no phenomenon of a new Israeli who proved disloyal to the state after becoming a citizen. Therefore, there is no problem that needs solving."

The bill's real target is the Israeli Arabs, Kremnitzer charged. He quoted a statement made earlier Thursday by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, whose party sponsored a far more sweeping bill.

Lieberman, said Kremnitzer, did not refer to new citizens in the context of the proposed new pledge but to Israeli Arab MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad).

"The idea is tell us all, 'Look, these citizens are not really loyal to Israel, because if they were forced to make a pledge, they would refuse.' The bill is meant to cast a shadow on the loyalty of the Israeli Arabs."

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Hebrew University - Campus Left at Hebrew University Harassing and Smearing Non-Leftists

Zionist activists on the Hebrew University campuses in Jerusalem face daily harassment from leftists, some of whom label them as being like Hitler and the American racist Ku Klux Klan group, according to student Amit Barak.

"…(O)ne of our activists who was walking with our newspaper was met by a student raising his hand" in a manner similar to the Hitler salute, he continued. The student was identified as a Meretz supporter. …

One student cell that is identified with the Labor party published a satire linking Im Tirtzu with the Nazi Sieg Heil victory slogan.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) issues a Call for the Use of Violence and Force against Im Tirtzu

Only force will stop force
If Yuval Steinitz and Gideon Sa'ar want Israeli Zhdanovism to be attributed to them, they should continue with their indolent attitude toward Im Tirtzu.

By Zeev Sternhell

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Hebrew University – The Rightist goes but the Leftist Alleged Rapist Stays

But the Hebrew University DOES fire some faculty members. Maariv today reports (only in Hebrew – here) that the “Hebrew” University of Jerusalem has just decided to fire Dr. Ron Baratz, of its philosophy department. Baratz is the most popular teacher in the department. ...
Baratz’s felony? It seems he is guilty of being a non-leftist. And the Hebrew University thinks that disqualifies him to work there. This is not MY take on the firing, but Maariv’s!!! Baratz has worked with the Zionist student organization Im Tirtzu, another felony. And he works with the Likudish Shalem Center. Oh the Humanity!

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Hebrew University – The Department of Philosophy Sacks Anti-NIF Lecturer

Hebrew University lecturer Dr. Ran Baratz, a highly respected and very popular lecturer in the university's Department of Philosophy, was recently informed that he would not be employed at the institution in the next academic year. 150 students from all parts of the political spectrum have signed a petition calling on the university to reconsider its decision and keep Baratz on its staff, and 50 of them sent letters to the same effect.

The Knesset's Education Committee will convene a special session to discuss the Baratz affair. Committee Chairman MK Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) said that the university's decision was “strange” and said that a “dark cloud” hangs over the university.

Many of Dr. Baratz's supporters claim that the university's decision is motivated by the leftist establishment's desire for revenge against Baratz, who is a research fellow at the conservative Shalem Institute and co-authored a 2003 report on the New Israel Fund. The report served as the basis for Zionist student group Im Tirtzu's report on the Fund, which has created international uproar.

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Hebrew University – Hannan Hever (Dept of Hebrew Literature) Works Tirelessly for Israel’s Demise

Hannan Hever, a Full Professor of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been active in Yesh Gvul, an Israeli fringe-Left movement that encourages draft-dodging and agitates for Israeli officers to be arrested abroad. In May, soon after the announcement of the spy Makhoul’s arrest, Hever and Tel Aviv University academics Adi Ophir and Yehouda Shenhav helped organize a demonstration for Makhoul outside the Magistrates’ Court in Petah Tikva.

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept of Education) Recruits the Bible to Denounce the Jews

The chieftains of Sodom, representing the folk of Gomorrah, the disciples of corrupt ravagers, have ravaged again. This time they attacked boats of good doers who devoted their time and their resources, who risked their life in order to come to the rescue of the ravaged, of the oppressed, of the starved. People who came to defend orphans and widows, were brutally attacked by the ruthluess [sic] soldiers of Israel.

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Hebrew University - Naomi Chazan compares Israel to Nazi Germany

"We are at a stage,” Chazan said, “when we are fighting for the soul of Israel and, therefore, we have to protect Israel’s democracy and combat some of the very pernicious threats that seem to be engulfing us.”

The threats were embodied in what she called “direct attacks” on peace movements, the political left, human and civil rights organizations and the “key target”: Israel’s justice system.

She compared present-day Israel to Nazi Germany.

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Hebrew University – Avishai Margalit (Dept of Philosophy) joins the growing trend of Israel-Bashing Israel Prize recipients

Avishai Margalit? Yes, the very Hebrew University philosopher who, two days earlier, had the audacity to accept the Israeli Prize without even blinking. For this is the same Margalit who many years earlier branded Elie Wiesel "Kitschman of Genius" in a scurrilous article, in which he described Yad Vashem Holocaust Center as a memorial that "has become an element of state kitsch.”

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Hebrew University - Gabriel Sheffer (Dept of Political Science) insists that it is all Israel's Fault that Iran is building nukes

'The one-sided Israeli approach that accuses personages, political parties and non-Jewish organizations of anti-Semitism when they criticize Israel ignores Israel's contribution to these manifestations. Immoral behavior by Israel and Israelis...With respect to the Israeli-Arab-Palestinian conflict, Israel has contributed and is contributing to the inability to reach a solution; it is also contributing to the inability to manage the conflict reasonably and fairly. ...These things also apply to Israel's position concerning Iran's aspiration - and perhaps also Syria's - to obtain nuclear weapons. Iran's development of nuclear weapons is in part a response to the nuclear capability that foreign media reports attribute to Israel.'

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Hebrew University – No sooner does Leftist Professor Avishai Margalit (Dept of Philosophy) receive the Israel Prize than he launches yet another of his Diatribes

But do you have a solution to what you call “the historical core of Jerusalem”?

There should really be joint sovereignty over this part, and the administration of it should be by UNESCO. Don’t change the physical part of the city, because it’s a treasured heritage of the whole world, and of the Abrahamic religions. The administration should be made up of both Israelis and Palestinians.

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Hebrew University hosts an anti-Israel conference entitled "Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa and the bonds of faith"

It included photos of them calling for an Intifada and "martyrdom" and portraying IDF soldiers as war criminals: [Arabic] (click here for translation [English])

Partial translation from Arabic by Google Translate
“The following paragraph was the lecture that evening in the central Professor Saleh Lutfi A researcher at the Centre for Contemporary Islamic Studies. For the political and ideological issue of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, between how Israel was not invited means legal or illegal only used it for Judaizing the city and hide the nature of the Islamic Arab world, while Arab governments have wavered on the support of Jerusalem and the Al Aqsa Mosque and to prevent their people from the piece, the piece is the primary role in the protection of Al-Aqsa mosque signifies a Palestinian who was inside, Sheikh Saleh has dealt in his lecture to the larger role played by the Islamic movement in the preservation of Jerusalem and the maximum number of flags through the project and other projects. Sheikh Saleh Lutfi concluded by underlining the need for arms certainly hope and belief that the issue of Jerusalem and the issue of the maximum inevitably victorious.”


Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept of Education) insists that Israel murders Arab children because it regards them as lice

Here in Israel our treatment of Palestinian children has long been guided by the adage “nits breed lice.” Some say it openly, others share that view in silence.

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Education) announces plans to go into mourning for Israel's existence

All these things I will mourn on Nakba Day. I will join the millions of dispossessed, downtrodden and humiliated who have not given up on the future and who still believe there is a chance, who stand as witnesses and as firebrands of the true human spirit.

I will mourn on Nakba Day in order to be worthy of them, so that my children will know which side I am on, and so that they too can believe there is a chance for hope and a future in which justice will prevail.

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Education) celebrates the Murderers of her Own Daughter

Peled El-Hanan really admires their [Israeli children] killers, and thinks we all need to feel sympathy for the murderers of Jewish children, because their deaths are all Israel’s fault.

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Hebrew University - "Mandel Scholar" Amos Goldberg battles Zionism

Every week, violent thugs, hooligans and terrorists attack Israeli police and soldiers as part of the “protest” against Israel defending its children from genocidal terrorists. The "protesters" hold these violent confrontations at the West Bank villages of Bil’in and Na’alin. They are the initiative of violent anti-Israel extremist groups financed by the New Israel Fund. The rioters include “anarchists” and members of the pro-Hamas Ta’ayush group.

Today in Haaretz, one of the leaders in this group, one Amos Goldberg, writes a mind-numbing Op-Ed article denouncing people who criticize those violent thugs or who challenge the right of hostile forces outside of Israel to fund treasonous groups inside of Israel. Goldberg’s entire diatribe follows below. In it, Goldberg claims Israel is warring against “human rights activists.” The truth is that his “human rights activists” are pro-jihad terrorists. Of course what REALLY has him upset is the beginning of understanding among Israelis that groups like his are being propped up, in spite of having almost no support within Israel, by belligerent groups outside of Israel, including the New Israel Fund. Violent hooliganism is “peaceful protest,” insists Goldberg.

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Your tax shekels and donation dollars at work!  You are financing terrorists studying at the Hebrew University!

The State of Israel continues to pay for the higher education of Arab terrorist prisoners, an advertisement by the “Prisoners' Club” in Ramallah shows. The advertisement gave notice that 100 prisoners from the Rimon jail are enrolled at Hebrew University as foreign students. It also said that three prisoners had received Masters' Degrees.

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Hebrew University - Ariel Rubinstein (Dept of Economics) joins call for boycott of Ariel College

'The use of academia to drive the cogs of occupation demands an appropriate Zionist response. Ariel is a college designed to advance a catastrophic goal that could lead to the uprooting of the people of Israel – if not from its state and from its land, then from its soul. Boycotting the college is the necessary response.'

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Hebrew University – David Shulman (Department of Comparative Religion) Engages in Anti-Israeli Agitprop

'Given Shulman’s wholesale adoption of the Palestinian narrative, it will come as no surprise that half a year later he was charging Israel with carrying out a “pogrom”—or as he tells it:"Pogroms: it’s something the Jews know about….And now it turns out—who would believe it?—that there are Jews who also know how to carry out pogroms." '

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Hebrew University – Alon Harel (Dept of Law) heads “Leftist-only” Conference

Well, the very same Harel distributed an electronic call this past week for academics to attend a "conference" on the Mount Scopus campus on "Legal Aspects of Jewish Settlement in 'Sheikh Jarrah' and East Jerusalem." 'Sheikh Jarrah' is the Arab name for the Simon the Righteous neighborhood where the Left is attempting to prevent Jews from moving in. Every single speaker at this "conference" is a far-leftist. When the invitation reached Yoed Halbersberg, a PhD student in law at the Hebrew University, he was offended by the fact that the "conference" in the invitation included no non-leftists. So he wrote the organizer, Harel, to ask him about the lack of any philosophical diversity. Harel replied that the "conference" was clearly meant to be a leftist-only event.

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Education) - Speech about "Gaza Carnage" on anniversary of "Cast Lead"

'In the past year our children have learned that to kill a non-Jew, of whatever age, is a great commandment. This they learned not only from the rabbis, but also from the soldiers who ceaselessly boast of what they have done.... The Religious-Zionist child, who attends the fenced and well-guarded kindergarten in the settlement, might say: I learned to be a good Zionist, to love the Land, to die and kill for its sake, to expel from it the invaders, to kill their children, to destroy their homes, and never to forget that in each and every generation the persecutors arise to annihilate us and that all gentiles are the same and that they are all antisemites (sic) who must be annihilated.'

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Hebrew University reneges on allowing the campus to become Hamastan for a day

The Hebrew University in Jerusalem on Monday cancelled a conference organized by the leftist Hadash Party branch after learning that it was meant to focus on the "dreadful and damned Zionist war," referring to Israel's war against Hamas a year ago.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) explains why Lawbreaking by Leftists is Moral, but by Religious People it is 'Political' and Immoral

'An ethical uprising, anchored in adherence to universal norms, completely personal in nature and accompanied by a willingness to pay its full price, has nothing in common with the violent and organized rebellion that is taking place today in the settlements. This rebellion is essentially political. ...The yeshiva is a way of life, not an institution you enter just to study. It is a monolithic institution, led by an autocrat, that encompasses all the spheres of a student's life. There you learn to obey, not rebel against the consensus or some intellectual authority.'

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Hebrew University – Daphna Golan lends credibility to Goldstone's Mouthing of Hamas Propaganda

Israeli opposition to the Goldstone report reflects multiple layers of denial, ranging from literal denial (it never happened) through denial of its significance (these weren't really war crimes) to justification (we had no alternative; what can we do when they shell Sderot nonstop?). There is also denial of the possibility that an international commission might be able to investigate better than the Israel Defense Forces (they're anti-Semites), denial of the existence of any international law that would also be valid in Gaza (awful things always happen in wars, and our situation is unique), denial of the pictures that were seen worldwide, but not in Israel (Al Jazeera is spreading propaganda), and denial of the possibility that there is another way besides the way of war.

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Hebrew University - Ze'ev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) insists Israel is guilty until proven innocent and maybe even after that

'Everyone understands that the army's opposition to a probe of the accusations against it can have only one reason: There is something to hide. It is not the Goldstone report that has opened another painful phase in the erosion of Israel's credibility, but rather the cavalier attitude here toward the heavy Palestinian losses. In broad circles of Western European and American intelligentsia (sic) - in the universities and among cultural and media figures - Israel arouses ever-deepening hostility.'

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Hebrew University – Jeffrey Goldberg, the world renown reporter, dings Bernard Avishai who wants the the law of return repealed [putting an end to the Jewish Safe-Haven] in his book “The Tragedy of Zionism”

On the more important question of Zionism and anti-Zionism, all I think I need to say is this: Avishai, the author of a book called "The Tragedy of Zionism," believes that Israel's Law of Return should be repealed. This is the law that grants Jews anywhere in the world to claim citizenship in the newly-reconstituted Jewish state, which was meant to be a refuge for persecuted Jews. The law is the raison d'etre of Zionism, and of Israel's existence. I don't think I was being "vicious" in pointing out that Avishai's conception of what Israel should be is very different from the mainstream Zionist position. By the way, J Street's position, as officially enunciated by its head flack to me, is that the group's core mission is to preserve Israel as a "Jewish democracy." Though maybe I should ask J Street if it believes the Law of Return as currently written and implemented is undemocratic.

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Hebrew University - The Leftwing McCarthyism of Prof. Itzhak Galnoor (Dept of Political Science)

In the most recent issue of “Social Research,” Galnoor publishes an article entitled, “Academic Freedom under Duress: Israel.” In large part it is an ideological attack against the exercise of freedom of speech by critics of Israel’s tenured radicals and its far-leftist anti-Israel faculty members. Galnoor evidently thinks such people should be exempt from public and private criticism. Expressing criticism and denunciations of the anti-Israel political activities of such radicals is itself an intolerable assault against academic freedom, insists Galnoor in his article. Academic freedom should be defended for those who attack Israel and seek its destruction, but not for anyone criticizing such people or questioning their motives. … But Galnoor is part of a new movement in Israeli academia, one insisting that it is anti-democratic to cite verbatim what anti-Israel radical faculty members say or to cite news stories in the mainstream media about the public political activities of anti-Israel radical academics. … Itzhak Galnoor is alarmed that the leftist hegemony over so many departments at Israeli universities is being publicized, scrutinized and challenged these days. Galnoor is himself anti-democratic, someone whose real fear is that non-leftists might actually come to enjoy freedom of speech in Israel and - Heavens to Betsy - perhaps even on Israeli campuses. Galnoor’s version of freedom of speech is where academic extremists build careers out of turning out anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hate propaganda, but where no one should be allowed to criticize or denounce them for doing so, or even mention it.

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Hebrew University - Itzhak Galnoor (Dept of Political Science) revisited: How Itzhak Galnoor smeared Israel Prize winner Nahum Rakover

Rakover was one of the main targets of the McCarthyist assault on freedom of speech launched by the Israeli Labor Party and the rest of the Left in the 1990s. Rakover is a professor of law at Bar Ilan University. He is an expert in Jewish law. In the early 1990s he held a side position as deputy legal advisor for the government of Israel. … Rakover was invited in to say what Jewish Law and the Torah think of gay marriage. Rakover answered truthfully… That sent the PC camp into ionospheric orbit. The Left then launched a merciless vicious venomous ad hominem assault on Rakover. … Within days, Professor Itzhak Galnoor, a Hebrew university leftist from political science, who had earlier been a Peace Now commissar, attacked Rakover. Galnoor was at the time serving as the Labor appointed head of the civil services, a position from which he introduced affirmative action double standards. Galnoor opened up internal persecution of Rakover in the civil service and sought to get him fired.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept of Political Science) calls the Goldstone Report “another brick to the wall of delegitimization” of the Jewish State of Israel; blames the “Israeli political elite” but cannot see his own role in the building of the wall

It is clear that there was no prior intention to harm noncombatants, but the disaster that befell the Abu al-Aish family was an inevitable and foreseeable outcome of implementing the zero-risk principle. This is one example among many demonstrating how cheap the price of Palestinian lives was in Israeli eyes. The price, however, was not determined in the field, but rather was embedded in the parameters determined for the operation at its outset, by the top echelon of Israel's leadership. Here, too, everything is clear: The responsibility lay not with the junior and intermediate command levels, but rather with those who shaped the new combat norms and approved them. Therefore, the entire problem is first and foremost a moral one, and the Israeli political elite cannot evade taking responsibility for it. The Goldstone report was inevitable. … The bottom line is that Operation Cast Lead has contributed another brick to the wall of delegitimization that is gradually closing in on the Jewish state. Even if no Israeli is brought to court in The Hague in the near future, the moral stain will not be erased and the repercussions are yet to be seen.

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Hebrew University - Anti-Zionist Alon Harel (Dept. of Law) defends Neve Gordon's call for a worldwide boycott of Israel

Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:48:24 +0300
From: Alon Harel <>
To: "" <>
Subject: [Social Science- IL]: Ben Gurion University and Academic Freedom

This is a letter to the President of Ben Gurion University which we hope to send next week. Please consider adding your name.

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Hebrew University - Yuri Pines (East Asia Studies) - the Worst Stalinist at the Hebrew University, Smears an Army Hero

But when Yuri Pines (his last name is pronounced like the male sex organ), a Jerusalem associate professor of imperial Chinese History, received an email it which he was asked to add his name to a petition against the demolition, he went ballistic. "I hope that not only his house would be destroyed, but also the entire settlement!" And for a good measure he added, "And that the terrorist-settlers will be dispersed into the four corners of the world.” He was using the Hebrew term "mitnahablim," which is a coined word that rhymes with “settlers” but means terrorists.

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Hebrew University - Gabi Sheffer (Dept of Political Science) serves as apologist for the Iranian Nuke

"First, like other small states, Iran seeks to attain nuclear weapons in order to deter other nuclear-armed states from attacking it. So if Iran is not attacked, it will not attack....Even if the Iranian threat is not completely imagined, it is completely weak and the Israeli public should understand this rather than allow itself to be dragged into supporting a destructive military operation."

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Political Extremism and Nazi Salutes on the Hebrew University Campus

The Hebrew University record ranges from faculty members justifying anti-Israel terrorism, to other calling for an end to Israel's existence. It includes faculty members being arrested for engaging in illegal and violent behavior. It contains track records of numerous Hebrew University faculty members smearing Israel and Zionism, denouncing Israel as an apartheid peace-hating state, one that carries out horrific Nazi-like war crimes for the heck of it. Anti-Israel students at the Hebrew university are probably much more rare than are anti-Israel faculty members, and there are probably less people in all of Eastern Europe who believe in socialism than there are on the faculty of the Hebrew University.

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Nazi Salutes at Hebrew University

Student council electioneering on the campus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem deteriorated into Nazi salutes by far-left and Communist students, according to one of the leaders of a Zionist youth movement. University President Menachem Megidor was called upon to take action against those students who used the raised-arm salutes.

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Hebrew University Spokespeople dismiss’s claims of Anti-Israel activity from Faculty as “baseless”

The Hebrew University itself has come under fire in recent days, as its annual Board of Governors meeting has drawn increased criticism from right-wing groups saying professors at the institution are increasingly anti-Israel. An ad sponsored by the group Isracampus that appeared in Monday's Post called on the board of Governors to become aware of "what is really taking place inside the Hebrew University." … the university addressed the issue in an e-mail. "The university will not respond to baseless claims made by organizations or individuals via paid advertisements that are published in the press," it read. "If the university happens to receive any legitimate complaints, it will handle these accordingly.

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Hebrew University - Amiel Vardi (Dept of Classical Literature) and Amos Goldberg (Dept of Contemporary Literature) from Hebrew U get arrested

There were six members of the Israeli anti-occupation organisations, Ta'ayush and Sons of Abraham, who refused to retreat with the group and remained at the outpost site in the "closed military zone," and the Police responded by arresting the six Israelis

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Hebrew University - Prof. Alon Harel (Dept of Law) declares his refusal to support freedom of speech

Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 08:43:32 +0300
From: Alon Harel <>
To: Steven Plaut <>
Subject: Re: [Social Science- IL]: A Challenge to Israeli Law Professors – Speak out on Behalf of Freedom of Speech

You Professor Plaut defending freedom of speech? This is a great revolution! The case sounds indeed horrible, but alas after having read some of the issues of the rag you publish I have become somewhat skeptical about its reliability.

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Hebrew University - David Shulman (Dept of Comparative Religion) discovers some "pogroms"

[David Shulman is a famous humanities' professor at the Hebrew University]
Pogroms: it's something the Jews know about. I grew up on those stories—Cossack raids on the shtetl, the torture and killings and wanton destruction. My grandmother had a brother. They lived in Mikhalayev, in the Ukraine. One day the Cossacks came, and everyone panicked, and the seventeen-year-old brother tried to hide in a pond, and he drowned. She mourned that young death all her life; the dead don't age, and some wounds never heal. And now it turns out—who would believe it?—that there are Jews who also know how to carry out pogroms

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Deconstructing the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

As Deconstructionism has become regarded more and more as a laughingstock even among French leftwing intellectuals, it has gained popularity in some of the darker corners of American and Israeli campuses. Israeli leftists and media columnists (pretty much the same people) like to toss around the Newspeak of Deconstructionism, and long ago decided that the whole war is because those insensitive Jews refuse to accept the Palestinian “Other.” Palestinians blowing up dozens of young “Others” on buses do not seem to bother them much.

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When it Does not Add Up: Anti-Israel Mathematicians at Israeli Universities

Israeli far-leftist anti-Israel academics in the mathematics field may have their own abstract ways of looking at things, but they are paid by the Israeli taxpayers, and then promote an anti-Israel agenda that sometimes involves terrorist attacks against those same taxpayers.

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Hebrew University - Shmuel Amir (Dept of Health Economics, School of Public Health) justifies and celebrates Palestinian mass murderers:

"Blood on their Hands" is probably one of the most successful slogans ever invented by Israel's propaganda machine. It has a most powerful and immediate impact, both visual and emotional: it suggests a brutal murderer who should be confined to a prison for the rest of his natural days.

It further eliminates the need for any more profound enquiry. No one need ask why he committed such a barbaric deed or if his victim had done him any wrong. And it also eliminates any possibility of negotiations with him or with those in whose name he was acting (in our case the Hamas and other Palestinian groups).

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Education) accuses genocide in Gaza; bandies the word “talk” as a cure-all to all ills

[Peled-Elhanan]“Enough, stop. You will not draw me into that. The State is not defending itself. The State is slaughtering. Slaughtering.

[Interviewer] Why slaughtering? It is defending the residents of the south.

“Enough. Oh, really. That is defence? It is slaughter. It is preparing the ground for the next terrorist attacks, the next terror, the next bloodbath. It is anything but defence”.

Then what is Israel supposed to do in this situation?


With whom?

“With whomever possible, with whomever is willing.”

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Hebrew University - Yirmiyahu Yovel (Dept of Philosophy) gets a response to his pro-Hamas propaganda

“In the name of a justified goal, Israel rained down fire and destruction on a closed ghetto with one of the highest population densities in the world. For three weeks, parents and children were crowded into unprotected apartments or fled from one school to another, from one hospital to the next; but they had no refuge from the bombs of the best air force in the world, or the shells of ground forces that sacrificed scores, even hundreds of these people in order to minimize the risk to its own soldiers, and to strike at terrorist fighters, who should justly be hit, but not at any price.”

Not a single word is mentioned in regard to Kassams flying from Gaza to Sderot, Beersheva, Ashkelon or the kibbutzim nightly, mercilessly... not a word is uttered by the good Israeli Professor Yovel. Hamas doesn’t think about such sensitive things as houses, women and children. Their motto is to kill as many Jews as they can ....

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Hebrew University - Bashir Bashir (Dept of Political Science) explains how he sees Israeli Society

There is an image of a powerful Zionist Left in Israel. I want to make it clear that within the Israeli society there are few people who believe in peace, inclusivity and justice. Israel is a very divided society and it has its own dynamics but when it comes to the Palestinian cause it orchestrates the same symphony. Israel responds like a tribe. It plays tribal politics and it has no room to accommodate different opinions. I am surprised at the tribalism and pathological narcissism practised in Israel. ... It is often heard that they want to live in peace like normal human beings. Then why deprive the right of others to also live in peace? They say that they want their children to be safe and not terrorised by violence. Then for God's sake, why do they terrorise the children of others? Where are the principles of reciprocity?

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The Hebrew University Tenured Left launches a Jihad against a General

Shkedi personally shot down two Syrian planes in the 1982 Lebanon War. He led Israel's task force on Iran and also holds a degree from the US Naval School. He is outspoken about Iran and Israel's security needs. So naturally the Friends of the Hamas around the world consider him to be a war criminal. And that is what has upset the Tenured Left. A group of Hebrew University leftist faculty members are lobbying to prevent Shkedi from even being considered for the post. They are led by far-leftist Yaron Ezrahi, a political science professor at Hebrew U and the main personality at the Far-Leftist think tank, the Israel Democracy Institute. He is all in favor of freedom of speech for the Left, he promotes affirmative action for Arabs, and he denounces Israel for its "war crimes." He was joined by Prof. Ruth Hacohen, who teaches musicology there.

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Hebrew University - Shmuel Amir (Dept of Economics) justifies the war crimes perpetrated by Hamas; focuses on "disproportionate response"

Two sides are needed in order for there to be a war, as we all know; but here in Gaza, are there two sides to the bombing of Gaza from the air? On one side is there not an air force equipped with the best aircraft provided by its “friend”, the USA, while on the other side are completely defenceless people facing heavy bombardment that rains down on them from the heavens? Is there such a thing as a war in which only one side is fighting? Therefore the combat that Israeli Defence Minister Barak announced is not a war but a hunt! A hunt for humans who lack the minimal means to resist and who are slaughtered from the air. A hunt for sitting ducks.

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Letter to the Hebrew University from Dr. Wm Dickerman

From: William Dickerman
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 10:10 PM

Subject: Fire the anti-Semitic, traitorous professors at Hebrew U

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It grieves me terribly, as a Jew, an alum of Hebrew U's foreign students program (1971-72), and as a sentient human being with the ability to reason, that Hebrew U., that once great university, employs the likes of Nurit Peled-Elhanan and gives her a platform for her hateful, traitorous, libelous, dangerous rantings in support of the "poor Palestinians" who would murder her in a second if they could. I learned of this unspeakable calumny from Maariv, where Mr. Yemini exposes the anti-Semitism and betrayal for what it is.

It is nothing short of an outrage that people like Elhanan-Peled are employed using the funds of Israeli taxpayers, alumni, and overseas donors. (I was once not only a generous donor but also executive director of a young-leadership group for the American Friends in Los Angeles.) I demand, on behalf of the Jews who are dead and cannot speak for themselves, thanks to the murderers so encouraged and supported by such scum "professors", and on behalf of the living Jews who hope not to meet the fate that Peled-Elhanan apparently invites upon us, that the Hebrew University take action against the pro-terror anti-Semites on its faculty (of whom Elhanan-Peled is not the only one).

Hebrew U. will never see another dime of my or my family's money or other support as long as this kind of outrage persists. On the contrary, it will become my mission to expose the university's inexplicable, unexcusable giving aid and comfort to the enemy that, given half a chance to sneak a bomb onto campus, would gladly incinerate all of you along with the institution--as, indeed, they did somewhat successfully on Har Hatzofim some years back.

For shame, for shame.

William Dickerman
Los Angeles, CA


Anti-Israel Violence Rampant at the University of Haifa and the Hebrew University; Administrations Turns a Blind Eye:

"Across from this group, another group gathered and an argument broke out between them about the objectives of the fighting," she continued. She said that within a short time, the situation deteriorated into physical violence with pushing and shoving and hands being raised.

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Education) - Maariv Editor Denounces Hebrew University Professor as anti-Semite and Traitor

While almost all Israeli journalists coddle the leftist anti-Zionist academics at Israeli universities and pander to their treason, praising them as courageous moral role models, Ben Dror Yemini, the deputy editor of Maariv, is a notable and heroic exception. While a bit left of center in his own personal outlook, he nevertheless is willing to call a leftist spade a spade and often is willing to call a leftist spade a traitor. He has frequently attacked leftist seditious Israeli Jewish professors by name. ... Yemini viciously attacks Elhanan-Peled in his column on Dec 26. It can be read in Hebrew here. Significantly, Yemini explicitly calls her an anti-Semite and a traitor in his column. I translate the relevant parts for you (my own translation) here:

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Education) lobbying for terrorism

'These words are dedicated to the heroes of Gaza, the mothers and fathers and children, the teachers and doctors and nurses who are proving every day and every hour that no fortified wall can imprison the free spirit of humanity and no form of violence can subdue life.

The pogrom being carried out by the thugs of the Occupation army against the residents of the Gaza Strip is known to everyone and yet the world is impotent as always.... He (Bialik) did not imagine that those foundations would be the foundations of the state of Israel. That the Jewish and Democratic State of Israel would demagogically use the expression "blood on his hands" to justify its refusal to release freedom fighters, children and peace leaders from the worst of prisons, while immersing all of us in the blood of innocent babes up to our necks, up to our nostrils, so that every breath we take sends red bubbles of blood into the air of the Holy Land.'

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Hebrew University - Louise Bethlehem (Dept of Comparative Literature) and Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin (Ben Gurion) participate in a One-State Solution Conference organized by UK Anti-Israel Israelis and call for "right of return" for 1948 "exiles"

The two-state solution entrenches and formalizes a policy of unequal separation on a land that has become ever more integrated territorially and economically. All the international efforts to implement a two-state solution cannot conceal the fact that a Palestinian state is not viable, and that Palestinian and Israeli Jewish independence in separate states cannot resolve fundamental injustices, the acknowledgment and redress of which are at the core of any just solution. ... The historic land of Palestine belongs to all who live in it and to those who were expelled or exiled from it since 1948, regardless of religion, ethnicity, national origin or current citizenship status;

Israeli Academics who participated:

Authored by
Oren Ben-Dor, London
Haim Bresheeth, London
Ilan Pappe, Totnes, UK

Endorsed by
Daniel Boyarin, Berkeley
Uri Davis, Sakhnin
Ronit Lentin, Dublin, Ireland
Yosefa Loshitzky, London

Gave lectures
Ilan Pappe, Professor of History, University of Exeter (UK)
Haim Bresheeth, Chair of Media and Cultural Studies, University of East London, filmmaker and film studies scholar (UK)
Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Senior lecturer of Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University (IL)
Louise Bethlehem, Comparative Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (IL)

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Education) blames the Israeli Government for the "violence inflicted on Palestinians" all over the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan

It is true, unfortunately, that the local violence inflicted on Palestinian women by the government of Israel and the Israeli army, has expanded around the globe, In fact, state violence and army violence, individual and collective violence, are the lot of Muslim women today, not only in Palestine but wherever the enlightened western world is setting its big imperialistic foot. It is violence which is hardly ever addressed and which is half-heartedly condoned by most people in Europe and in the USA.

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Hebrew University - Eyal Ben-Ari arrested for complaints of "sexual harassment"

The "Non-Rape as Racism" thesis was co-supervised by one Eyal Ben-Ari, a Hebrew University professor of sociology.
Three former students have filed police complaints of sexual harassment against Professor Eyal Ben-Ari. As of Monday, the three women testified that Ben-Ari's made them indecent proposals. Police say that in the coming days they expect the women to add additional charges to the file.

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Education) remains in the Denial Stage – hasn’t changed rhetoric in over a decade

Peled-Elhanan is a self-appointed 'mindguard' (self-appointed members who shield the group from dissenting information) whose educational mission is to nurture and protect the hateful and homicidal pathology of Arab children and further their horrific indoctrination, without thinking, without regard to her own daughter's memory, and with pernicious intent to cause harm to all Jewish children and Jews everywhere. She has had over 10 years to process the grief, rage, denial and all the other stages of the Kubler-Ross cycle of mourning. She has chosen instead to instill her unresolved hatred into yet another generation of Arabs and projecting that cowardly legacy onto my children and all Israeli children. She continues with impunity and the entitled sense of and exhilaration of invulnerability. Even since the start of the Arab dismemberment and killing spree starting about three years after her daughter's death, she refused to look at the reality. The thousand plus dead and thousands more maimed or scarred for life in the most bestial, savage and cold-blooded ways has no bearing on the callous rigidified code of the extremist-left. It's simply an ongoing proactive justification for the orgiastic Culture of Death orchestrated with the assistance of the "useful idiot" extremist-left.

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Hebrew University - Political scientist Zeev Sternhell denounces "Colonial Zionism"

'Now we also have colonial Zionism, based on ethnic and religious inequality, which considers itself the exclusive emissary of Jewish history. The Divine promise and not the natural rights of human beings to freedom, independence and self-government is, in its eyes, the one and only source of legitimacy for the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel. According to this viewpoint, the land belongs not only to living Jews, but to all the past generations and those yet unborn; therefore, members of the present generation have no right to share possession of the land with members of another nation....In Hebron a situation has been created that is a national disgrace, a genuine sin and crime: Apartheid, as legal scholar Boaz Okun wrote in the weekly Yedioth Ahronoth last week, is already here.'

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Hebrew University – Amiram Goldblum - Peace Now Professor files SLAPP suit against Channel Two TV


Hebrew University – Gannit Ankori’s (Dept of Art History) book on Palestinian Art draws claims of “plagiarism”

As a self-professed radical leftist, she was called "Arafat's whore and anti-Zionist, because I dared to even use the term Palestinian," and now, paradoxically, she is seen, in her words, as a colonialist and occupier.

Who, then, has the right to tell the Palestinian story? Did Ankori, as a Jewish Israeli who decided to write the history of Palestinian art, not enter a political minefield from which she had no chance of escaping safely? Can the occupier tell the story of the occupied without appropriating it?

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Bad Manners at the Hebrew University

At the beginning of the ceremony, the public was asked to stand for Hatikvah, the national anthem. While the audience was singing, I turned around and saw something incongruous. Several rows behind me, sat a group of students who by their body language and defiant looks communicated that they chose to distance themselves from the public. These were Arab students. ...The first logical question to ask is: what message did these individuals wish to convey? Basically, there are two levels of meaning. First of all, they publicly expressed their contempt for a national symbol, in this case, the national anthem Hatikvah. Secondly, they openly demonstrated their contempt for the general public whose feelings they were bound to offend. It was a calculated affront. It is not that these people did not know how to behave; through their actions they chose to transmit a provocative and hostile message to their hosts and to the audience. ... People who behave offensively have no place in good company. They belong on the street. ... there is simply no justification for crude and illmannered behavior.

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Hebrew University - Professor Mordechai Kremnitzer (Dept of Law) Seeks to Disarm Israel

In a recent op-ed, Kremnitzer condemned a Knesset bill to exempt Israel from paying damage claims to Palestinians harmed during hostilities. This issue is indeed clear-cut: no army can operate under the expectation of a flood of lawsuits against its officers and soldiers. ... One doesn’t have to be a military or legal expert, though, to imagine the effectiveness of an army hamstrung by fears of mass litigation.

But considering Prof. Kremnitzer’s positions on Mordechai Vanunu’s acts, the interrogation of terror suspects, targeted killings of terror masters, and home demolitions, it’s no surprise this Knesset bill wasn’t to his liking.

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Hebrew University - Eyal Ben Ari (Dept of Sociology) uses the banner of Feminism to cover up alleged rape

But the most disturbing part of the entire story is the way Feminism hangs over it. Ben-Ari and Nitzan were believers in the fact that the Israeli military, and military in general, is a patriarchal, chauvinistic negative culture. This culture is in direct contrast to the enlightened and progressive culture found at the university. Yet it turns out that raping and sexual assault were not taking place in the barracks but perhaps in the very hallowed halls of the ivory tower, right at the center of feminism, sociology and anthropology at Hebrew University. ... If the allegations prove true and the extent and period of Ben-Ari's activities is correct then we see that while the pashas of feminism at Hebrew University were busy critiquing the military they were ignoring the stench of sexual depravity and indecency under their very noses where women were being subjected to the most degrading and disgusting predatory male lurking in the halls of the academy and wrapping himself in the mantle of feminism and progressive thought. The best female minds in sociology and anthropology were being subjected to gratuitous sexual perversion by those same people who dared preach about the immoral chauvinism and ‘militarism’ that supposedly infected Israeli society.

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Nefarious Cover Up at the Hebrew University!!!

The women who were abused, molested and raped by the good professor (Eyal Ben-Ari), a leading member of the Tenured Left at the Hebrew University, had filed detailed complaints about him to Hebrew University campus authorities. In a long expose in Maariv today (August 1), alas – not on their web site, the paper reproduces a letter that was sent to the Dean of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University. It was suppressed and ignored. The chiefs at the Hebrew University circled their wagons around their comrade, the rapist professor.

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Hebrew U Professor who Thinks Non-Rape is Racism Gets Busted for Rape

The "Non-Rape as Racism" thesis was co-supervised by one Eyal Ben-Ari, a Hebrew University professor of sociology, who claims to know something about the sociology of the military. Ben-Ari is a far-leftist with a track record of turning out anti-Israel propaganda, such as claims that Israel is an ultra-militarist society, and much of his propaganda is misrepresented as scholarly research. The other co-supervisor of the rape thesis was Ben-Ari's co-author in a book about Israeli "militarism." Israeli feminist groups never had a word to say about that "thesis" nor about Ben-Ari's role in inventing the "No rape as Racism" hypothesis.

From his role in the rape thesis, it was already known that Ben-Ari had goofy ideas about sexual (mis)behavior. But now it turns out that the ultra-feminist Israel-bashing professor of sociology practices what he preaches.

The very same Professor Eyal Ben-Ari was arrested yesterday for suspected rape and sexual abuse of his students, and arraigned before the Jerusalem magistrate's court.

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Hebrew University - Students Charged with Operating al-Qaeda Cell on Campus

The Shin Bet and the police have arrested six Israeli Arabs, four of them residents of east Jerusalem, on suspicion of planning to operate an al-Qaeda cell in Israel.

Among the suspects are students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Hebrew University – Law School sponsors Seminar Promoting the “Nakba”

Hebrew University Law School ran a seminar promoting the Nakba view of history, whereby Israel's existence is a catastrophe, together with group of far-leftist anti-Zionist organizations:

Some of the conclusions to the seminar were alternatives to “co-existence”, redefining Arab villages in the North as “Palestinian” rather than Israeli, the creation of an “alternative Jerusalem day” to mark “40 years of occupation”, and promotion of an “internet forum” to “distribute information” and “possible cooperation”.


Hebrew University - Ofer Neiman (Dept. of Computer Science)  actively enlists International pressure against Israel

Neiman said his group (Yesh Gvul) still pursues its original goal of supporting military resisters, but has expanded its efforts to enlist support from people around the world to put pressure on Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian lands.

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Hebrew University - Did Baruch Kimmerling illustrate the stupidity of the intelligentsia or was he just plain evil and self-serving?

There is a particular cultural malady amongst many Israeli “sociologists” and “political scientists” that allows them to postulate in a vacuum free of the reality on the ground for the average Israeli. Being a PhD and college professor, particularly with tenure, spending time abroad in the safety of the US or Canada and being a discussant in a university setting with Arab intellectuals and professors who will patiently sit and sophistically discuss the need to end the Jewish state as a means to some egalitarian utopian society (that in reality will never exist in peace and calm in the midst of a Muslim-Arab umma) must be a great life. Meanwhile, the average Israeli has to worry about his children getting blown up as he works and earns about $18,000 a year and does his six weeks of reserve duty to protect the Jewish people from an Arab culture that has reintroduced child sacrifice, that perpetuates misogyny, honor killings, homophobia and promotes, above all, the murder of Jews as not only a noble pursuit, but even a Godly one. The late Professor Baruch Kimmerling referred to this Arab culture in euphemistic terms as simply “Palestinian nationalism” deserving of the world’s respect. Goebbels’ Big Lie showed how repetition gives validity to a lie; Israeli intellectuals like Kimmerling did more than the Big Lie ever could to demonize the Jewish right to self-determination by legitimizing the myth of a Palestinian nationalism that was fabricated from whole cloth by the Arab League. Kimmerling may now be dead, but his ideas and statements are still alive to be used by the Arabs.

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Hebrew University - Alice Shalvi (Dept. of English) tries to "deceive" American Donors

Just this week, the New Israel Fund (NIF) sent out an email solicitation for donors with a personal plea and letter from Professor Alice Shalvi of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Shalvi, who is a Professor of English and an expert on Shakespeare, was recently awarded the Israel Prize. Some have suggested she won the national honor because of leftist political pressure to give it to a woman who is a feminist activist. Regardless of why she won the Prize, apparently the New Israel Fund thought she was an effective (and deceptive) enough personality to use for an email solicitation for donations from wealthy American Jews who don’t know all that much about the New Israel Fund, or Alice Shalvi for that matter.

The New Israel Fund tries to pass itself off as an organization that seeks to make Israel a better place to live and a prosperous society. Currently managed by a former US State Department hack named Larry Garber, who handled USAID funds for anti-Israel organizations and NGO’s and even paid with USAID funds  for a Palestinian constitution based on Sharia Law like those of Saudi Arabia and Iran, the NIF can never find enough organizations to aid that seek to give aid and comfort to Israel’s enemies. For example, the NIF has funded one subsidiary that paid activists to hand out flyers at train stations in Israel encouraging IDF soldiers to desert the IDF and offering to pay them salaries while they sit in jail (most IDF soldiers do not receive pay while serving their required national service). The NIF is in fact a fundraising arm for every “Jewish” group that works in nearly full cooperation with Arab entities out to destroy the Jewish state, all the while using the trite “social justice” mantra of “fighting oppression” used by communist-inspired and frequently Arab-led groups worldwide like the International Solidarity Movement.

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Hebrew University - Moshe Behar (Dept of Politics) ignores the facts

Behar drafted a letter to every Jew in the world that wants to see Israel ended as a Jewish nation in which he calls for "a clear call of a halt to all American and other aid to Israel" and implementation of UN Resolution 242 that he says "emphasized the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force" and "affirmed the principle of withdrawal of Israeli forces from territories occupied in the recent [1967] conflict."

Middle East historian Bat Y'eor in her book, Eurabia, has described how the Arabs continually misquote the intention of Resolution 242 insisting it says Israel must withdraw from all the territories and give it to the Arabs. But Eugene Rostow, who wrote the Resolution for the UN, says it says Israel must withdraw from part of the territory in return for secure borders. Those two issues never come into play for an Arab League that insists international law be followed only when they agree with it. There were 23 Jewish settlements in Gaza and Judea and Samaria (The West Bank) prior to 1948 that Arab armies destroyed that Israel took back in 1967. Israel already gave back Gaza by deporting its own people and giving up 70% of its agricultural export business and we all know the outcome of that: over 4,000 rockets fired on Sderot and environs immediately. Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) has a legitimate right to hold onto parts of the land regained by what could be called an attempted Arab pogrom to run the Jews into the sea in 1948. Since Behar teaches in Sderot, he of all people should logically see the folly of acceding to the Arab demands in Judea and Samaria. But logic plays no role in the careers and vocalizations of "intellectuals" like Behar who work diligently on behalf of the Arabs and enjoy fellowship sponsorship at Hebrew University, courtesy of the Israeli taxpayer.

Behar also says the world should condemn and boycott Israel over implementation of UN Resolution 338 that calls for a unilateral ceasefire, but the it is the Arab world that maintains a constant state of war since Khartoum in 1967 where the Arab League announced the three no's: no negotiation, no peace, no Israel. Saudi Arabia, allowed to dictate a "peace plan" called the Road Map, is still in a declared state of war with Israel since 1948.

Apparently, none of these facts bother Behar, especially since they do not fit the Palestinian Arab narrative. He found his academic niche as a mouthpiece for the Arabs and even now Israel will give him a sounding board at Hebrew University.

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Hebrew University - Sidra DeKoven Ezrachi (Dept of Literature) tries "to justify" a non-Jewish Israeli State

… this reactionary idea of Israel as the embodiment of Jewish religious exceptionalism is making more and more sense to Israel’s Arabs, who otherwise have sought to integrate into Hebrew civil society. When West Bank settlers say, absurdly, that if Jews have no claim to Hebron then they have none to Tel Aviv, Israeli Arabs increasingly agree. No Tel Aviv, they say, or at least no Jewish state.

Rather, Israeli Arabs are coming around to the idea of a single state “for all religions.” (Presumably, public business would be conducted in a nicely accented English.) The Arab world more generally has assumed what the settlers imply, that Judaism is a religion disdained in the Christian West, which imposed Israel on Palestine because of guilt. The occupation, both groups allege, has betrayed Israel’s true nature as an expanding religious colony. The idea that modern Jews need a democratic national home — to transcend their religious Orthodoxy and develop their cultural distinction — seems radical all over again.

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Hebrew University - Sternhell and the Debasement of the Israel Prize

He called on IDF tanks to roll over the settlements, he advised the Palestinians to direct their armed Intifada east of the green line, he maintains that killing Arab children becomes part of national policy, he condemns Israel's "barbaric behavior" in the territories, he branded Israeli ministers as "stupid", "megalomaniac", "trigger-happy gangsters, he opposed Israel's right to fight terrorism and does not even think that he lives in a democracy. Yet, this nightmarish country will award Prof. Ze'ev Sternhell its most prestigious prize on Independence Day and he has the audacity to accept it.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept. of Politics), Israel Prize 2008 nominee, legitimized Arab terrorism

In his article, “Against the Moonstruck Government” (Haaretz, May 11, 2001) Sternhell legitimized Arab terrorism in Judea and Samaria:

"Many Israelis, possibly the majority of the voters, do not doubt the legitimacy of the armed resistance in the territories proper. Had the Palestinians the least bit of sense, they would have concentrated their struggle against the settlements and would not hurt women and children, fire rockets on Gilo, Nachal Oz, and Sderot, or plant explosives on the western side of the Green Line. In this manner, the Palestinians would themselves draft the solution that will be reached in any case."

Several years earlier, in Davar, Sternhell said that “only those willing to storm Ofra with tanks, will be able to stop the fascist wave threatening to drown the Israeli democracy.”

"The Israel Prize turns its recipients into objects of national pride and consensus. The prize is awarded in the name of all the Israeli citizens, including those, whom professor Sternhell views as legitimate targets for terrorism," the Forum stated.

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept. of Politics), Israel Prize 2008 nominee, justified the killing of settlers

The Supreme Court will deliberate Monday a petition calling for the revocation of the decision to bestow the Israel Prize on Professor Ze'ev Sternhell. Members of the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel, which submitted the request, claimed that Sternhell had publicly legitimized Palestinian terrorism in an article he once published and suggested that the terrorists target settlers.

In February, Education minister Yuli Tamir rejected a request by the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel to cancel the decision to award Sternhell the prize. The request had stated that "There is no case more appropriate than Professor Sternhell's, which justifies the killing of civilians in terror attacks, provided that they are settlers."

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Hebrew University - Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian (Faculty of Law) links "honor killings" to imaginary rapes by Israeli soldiers

At first view, Shalhoub-Kevorkian would seem to be a prime example of equal rights for  Israeli Arab citizens within Israel, particularly women. This woman is a product of education from at least two Israeli universities (and how much Israeli taxpayer assistance did she receive to do so?) and now lectures on the consistent problem worldwide of violence against women, not only in Israel, but abroad. The greatest proportion of such violence and oppression is in Arab Muslim states.  One would expect her to perhaps have some gratitude for her country-of-residence, Israel, at least  some minor appreciation, but as in many other aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ms. Shalhoub-Kevorkian lets Arab tribalism trump everything.

Hebrew University, where Ms. Shalhoub-Kevorkian teaches, and particularly its social work department, recently came out with a study that faulted Israeli soldiers for not raping Palestinian women as an indication that IDF soldiers felt such women were inferior. That was the best the academics at Hebrew U. could do to salvage such a blood libel report which proved false since no such rapes could be found. Not to miss the bandwagon, Ms. Shalhoub-Kevorkian advanced this blood libel against IDF soldiers by claiming they molest Palestinian girls at checkpoints as a matter of course and even rape them (still unproven with not one rape chronicled). The kicker is that as an academic and a feminist, she says is opposed to Arab honor killings.

So how does this Arab-Israeli academic lay blame on Israel for that peculiar Arab tribal institution of honor killings? Well, Shalhoub-Kevorkian hit upon the idea that Israeli soldiers are raping these Arab girls who are then murdered by their families to preserve family honor because of the imaginary rapes by Israeli soldiers.

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Education) calls into question the Jewish Israeli identity

Israel is an ‘ethnic Democracy’ where one ethnic group dominates other ethnic groups while denying or ignoring their social and cultural identities and rights. The Jewish Israeli identity is an artificial one. Since features such as common territory, common language and common culture were not available to the modern Jewish nation which is composed of many cultures and languages, they had to be manufactured through education, for the purpose of building a collective homogenous identity for all its members. This identity has been founded on the idea that Israelis are both the successors of biblical Hebrews and have a Western culture. Israeli school discourse ignores and denies any other culture, both Jewish and Arab. This tendency results in the ignorance of teachers regarding the culture and ‘lifeworld’ of both their students and their neighbours. The paper shows the ways in which ‘others’ (such as Palestinians, Ethiopian Jews or ex-Soviet Union Jews), are represented both in schoolbooks and in teachers’ talk. The paper will argue that Israeli education promotes ‘Elite Racism’ both towards the Palestinian citizens and subjects and towards Jewish new-comers.

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Hebrew University - Victoria Buch - Blasts Israel for "Possible Future Ethnic Cleansing"

"The stage for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians has been set in the Occupied Territories, and ethnic cleansing is in progress. At present, this is the major project of the state of Israel.

Will the ethnic cleansing succeed? The authors of these policies obviously count on it. The opening is there, with the present US administration backing Israel whatever it does, and the EU and the Arab countries unable or unwilling to stand up to the US.

In my view, my country Israel has embarked on suicidal policies. Something like that already happened in the Jewish history, some 1940 years ago - see the "The Jewish War", by Josephus Flavius.  And just like in those days, most of Israeli public does not realize, that they are being dragged to disaster by their own leaders."

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Hebrew U's Timothy Leary Says Moses was a Druggie!

The Real Moses, a la Hebrew University?

Just when you think that Israeli academia could not possibly get any wackier than it already is, along comes Professor Benny Shanon, who teaches cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University, and declares that Moses was a drug addict.

Shanon is a chaired full professor at the Hebrew University who holds the Mandel Chair in Cognitive Psychology and Education. He is author of the 2002 book Antipodes of the "Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience," published by Oxford University Press.

Shanon reached this astounding serendipity on the basis of the "seeing the Sounds" phrase amidst the descriptions in Exodus of the sounds and smoke around Mt. Sinai at the giving of the Ten Commandments (or reserved recommendations, for those of you who are Reconstructionists). It all reminds him the experiences he had taking hallucinegenic drugs while trekking through the Amazon. No, not the book selling web site. Wondering what was being smoked on the Sinai mountain to make all the smoke?

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Hebrew University - Israel Prize Winner Zeev Sternhell (Dept. of Political Science) wants Israeli sovereignty to be destroyed via an "imposed solution":

'Hence, the only possible solution is an imposed settlement authored by the international community and implemented under its watchful eye. What is needed is swift, no-nonsense, U.S.-European intervention based on a comprehensive regional plan, and not just another road map to nowhere.'

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Hebrew University Political Scientist Zeev Sternhell, to be awarded Israel Prize - justifying Palestinian violence:

Sternhell wrote in the Davar newspaper in 1988: "In the end we will have to use force against the settlers in Ofra or Elon Moreh. Only he who is willing to storm Ofra with tanks will be able to block the fascist danger threatening to drown Israeli democracy."

In the Haaretz newspaper, in 2001, Sternhell said: "There is no doubt about the legitimacy of [Palestinian] armed resistance in the territories themselves. If the Palestinians had a little sense, they would concentrate their struggle against the settlements, and refrain from planting bombs west of the Green Line."

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Hebrew University - Zeev Sternhell (Dept. of Political Science), to be awarded Israel Prize, claims in Haaretz that Israel is trying to destroy Lebanon as US Lackey

'Sometimes it seems as if U.S. President George W. Bush wants Israel both to destroy Lebanon and to sustain painful losses. That way, Israel provides him with an excellent alibi for the war in Iraq: The fight against terror is global, the blood price is the same, the methods of operation and the means are identical, and the time needed for victory is long. The Israeli vassal is serving its master no less than the master is providing for its needs.'

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Hebrew University - Guilty By Reason Of Innocence: New Insanity From Israel's Academic Extreme-Leftists

'It began as just another exercise in political academic wackiness at Hebrew University. A graduate student there claimed that the absence of any history of rapes of Arab women by Israeli soldiers proves that Jews are racists ad oppressors, people who do not even regard Arab women as sexually desirable. The student at the Mount Scopus campus and her research were then awarded a university honor for these impressive discoveries. Facing a storm of public outrage, the president of Hebrew University, Prof. Menachem Magidor, and the Rector, Prof. Haim D. Rabinowitch, jointly issued an announcement defending the student and dismissing those who expressed outrage over the contents of the thesis.'

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Education) demands that Israelis mutiny and refuse to serve in the army:

"It is time to tell Jewish children that the only way to discourage anti-Semitism is by condemning the only government in the world who deliberately sends young Jewish boys and girls to their certain death and who persecutes to the point of genocide a whole Semitic nation, explain to them that this government and the actions of its army, not some primordial hatred for the Jewish race, are the reasons for the invention of the new sign where the Star of David is equated with the swastika.  It is time, ladies and gentlemen, to say "no more", to keep our children from obeying unlawful orders and pursuing racist ideologies."

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Technion, University of Haifa, and Hebrew University - For Professors Jacob and Tamar Katriel and their children, bashing Israel is a family affair - by Lee Kaplan

"Jacob Katriel is in fact a Stalinist communist ideologue who has been a central figure in Israel’s communist party that is mostly dominated by Arab-Israeli members who are irredentists against Israel’s Jews. If it has anything to do with smearing the Jewish state, Katriel will do it while reaping the rewards of his tenured retirement sinecure paid for by the Israeli taxpayer and donors to Israeli universities. His wife and children are equally close allies in damning Israel any way they can. Among Katriel’s major efforts, supported equally by all members of his family, are attempts to compare Israel with apartheid South Africa in order to promote worldwide divestment making a false comparison with what was a genuinely racist South African regime back in the 1980’s."

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhana (Dept. of Language Education) blames the Jews and Christians for Islamofascist Terror

'Nurit Peled-Elhanan, lecturer in Language Education at Hebrew University blamed Israel for the death of her daughter Smadar (z’l). Smadar (14 years old) was killed by an Arab suicide bomber on September 4, 1997. Did she blame the Arab murderer? No Way! "Neither Judaism nor Islam nor any religion for that matter are the cause for murder and terror. Racist education is. American imperialism is, and Israeli ruthless regime of occupation is....The people who are destroying the world today are not Muslim. The people who are using the most sophisticated disastrous weapons to kill thousand of innocent civilians are not Muslim. They are Christian, and Jewish."'

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Hebrew University - Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Dept. of Language Education) and activists in "Israeli Coalition Against the Siege organizes nation-wide relief convoy to Gaza border and simultaneous, cross-border demonstrations against the siege with Palestinians in Gaza and Ramallah."

 Unlike what we have been made to believe, residents of Sderot and residents of Gaza are not to be seen as opponents: both are victims of a stupid and vicious policy of the Government of Israel.

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"On the Necessity of Refusal" / by Nurit Peled-Elhanan 

 It is time to tell Jewish children that the only way to discourage anti-Semitism is by condemning the only government in the world who deliberately sends young Jewish boys and girls to their certain death and who persecutes to the point of genocide a whole Semitic nation, explain to them that this government and the actions of its army, not some primordial hatred for the Jewish race, are the reasons for the invention of the new sign where the Star of David is equated with the swastika.

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The Legacy of Israel Shahak

In the late Israel Shahak, the political heirs of Heinrich Himmler discovered their very own A-1 Jew. They elevated him to that status over three decades, while he served on the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 Israel Shahak was a professor of organic chemistry. In his spare time he was a disseminator of antisemitic lies. Almost every falsehood invoked by the Nazis to justify the Holocaust was eventually ratified by this tenured academic at one of Israel’s most prestigious institutions.

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Late Dr. Israel Shahak, 'The Wicked Son'

He went on to become a professor of organic chemistry (he taught at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University for 25 years), but it was as a so-called human rights activist that he made a name for himself.

This, however, was no garden variety bleeding-heart leftist. Shahak not only came to despise Zionism and consider the establishment of the State of Israel a criminal act; he also set out to expose what he considered the depravities and hypocrisies of rabbinic Judaism – and to do so in as public a manner as possible.

Because he downplayed Jewish suffering in favor of painting Jews and Israelis as serial oppressors, Shahak had little patience with the notion that the Holocaust had a profound impact on either the Israeli psyche or Israeli policy-making. To him, Jews were victimizers, not victims.

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Nurit Peled-Elhanan's study about the presentation of the Palestinians in Israeli schoolbooks

The denial of Palestinian national and territorial identity is still one of the core messages of Israeli textbooks. In a recent study of Israeli textbooks Firer (2004:75) claims that "as political correctness has reached Israel it is no longer appropriate to use blunt, discriminatory language in textbooks", and then adds that in the years 1967-1990 "the stereotypes of Arabs and Palestinians almost disappear" (ibid. p. 92). However, examining mainstream school books that were published after 1994, including the ones Firer praises most for political correctness, one cannot avoid seeing that visually and verbally, Palestinians are still represented either in a racist stereotypical way, or as absent people, namely as an 'impersonalized' or excluded element.

The Palestinian citizens of the state of Israel are always depicted dichotomously as "Israel' Arabs" vs. the Israelis, or as the "Non-Jewish population" vs. the Jewish one. 

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Nurit Peled-Elhanan: “In the State of Israel the Jewish mother is disappearing”

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Hebrew University - Dr. Haggai Katriel, (Dept of Mathematics) claims to live in "Palestine" in anti-Israel petition

In an anti-Israel petition Haggai Katriel, an Activist who lives in "Palestine" (Haifa)

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