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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.
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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.

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

 

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."
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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.
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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.

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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.

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

 

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."
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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."

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

 

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.
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Kamir is the new defender of Hanin Zoabi and the rights of terrorists to kidnap Jewish children.

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

 

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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.

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

 

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]
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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."
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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]

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

 

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."

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

 

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.
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The "racist discourse" in Israeli textbooks, Peled-Elhanan concluded, "infects students with ideology" and "prepares them for one thing only: to be good soldiers."

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

 

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.
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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: http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,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."

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

 

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.
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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.
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Of course this also segregation in schools.
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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.
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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.

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During the conference was being watched a movie where Nurit Peled was interviewed about her research on Israeli textbooks…
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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.
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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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.
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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…
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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.

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

 

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.
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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.

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

 

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
Email hupres@cc.huji.ac.il
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Tel. 02-6584143, 02-5881905
Fax. 02-5811023

Hebrew University "Friends of" Offices:
http://www.huji.ac.il/huji/eng/friends_e.htm

Rector of the Hebrew University
Prof. Sarah Stroumsa
Email    stroums@vms.huji.ac.il
            Sarah.Stroumsa@huji.ac.il
            stroums@huji.ac.il
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Telephone: 02-6719698, 02-5883676
URL:
http://pluto.huji.ac.il/~stroums/

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

 

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.
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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.
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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…
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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?

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

 

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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: http://www.atzuma.co.il/supportfreespeech. 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:
http://www.nrg.co.il/app/index.php?do=blog&encr_id=f2b4c1b55be76d1e6d7b777256ea0370&id=4900

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.
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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
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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."
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Ta Lavi submitted a complaint to the board of regents, which responded by saying that the issue is being looked into.
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Amiram Goldblum · Top Commenter · האוניברסיטה העברית ירושלים
Former MK WIlf joined the major enemy of Israeli Human Rights and of Peace Organizations, NGO Monitor…
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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.
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[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."
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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
thusly:

"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.
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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.
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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 http://www.haaretz.co.il/opinions/.premium-1.2055977) 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.
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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.
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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

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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: http://on-the-left-side.org.il/?p=6971

 

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."
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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.
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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?
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[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."
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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.
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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.
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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."
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"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 (http://politics.huji.ac.il/avnon.html [updated link http://politics.huji.ac.il/en/segel/1194]). 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.

For more details, see also
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/across-the-divide-boycott-shocks-unity-professor-dan-avnon/story-e6frgcjx-1226532541040

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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.
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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."
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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…
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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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Surveygate
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

 

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.
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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.

Sincerely,
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).
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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.
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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 Honestreporting.com 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:
http://www.psika.net/119407-5193.html

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

 

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.
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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.
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"We are being made a scapegoat," said Amiram Goldblum, a Peace Now activist whose house was stoned. "It's madness, sheer madness."
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"When there is this kind of violence, we just lose ground," Goldblum said. "We lose the people in the middle."
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"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"

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

 

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."

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

 

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.
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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.
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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).
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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).
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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.
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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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Rastiniak.

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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Macaddct1984 (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.

Sincerely,
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):

END THIS OCCUPATION NOW!

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: http://dc.fresh.co.il/Scoops/40720.html
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:
http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/001-D-1754-00.html
http://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=500933 and
http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/10/79477
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:
http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/0019-D-51-00.html

http://rotter.net/forum/gil/5109.shtml,
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: http://www.the7eye.org.il/articles/Pages/210512_Practical_people.aspx

The Israeli Press Council (http://www.moaza.co.il/BRPortal/br/P102.jsp?arc=27521) 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 Israelnationanews.com 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.

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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 http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?2623-Group-of-Israeli-Pilots-Refuse-to-Carry-Out-Airstrikes ). 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.
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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.
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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.
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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 <amiel.vardi@gmail.com>
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!

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

 

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."

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

 

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.
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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."

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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…
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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...

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

 

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.
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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."
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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.

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

 

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.

http://www.mako.co.il/news-channel2/Channel-2-Newscast/Article-926bd46a7cbb121004.htm

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. "

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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."
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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…"

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

 

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.
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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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.
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The steering committee: Huda Abu Mokh, Moran Banit, Tomer Gardi, Hannan Hever, Mahmoud Kayyal, Shira Lapidot, Khaled Fourani, Yehouda Shenhav.

Moran Benit, Moran.benit@mail.huji.ac.il

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

 

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!"

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

 

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."

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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?'

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

Hebrew University - David Shulman (Dept of Comparative Religion) heads the Cheerleaders for Terrorist Jawad Siam

 http://religions.huji.ac.il/faculty/shulman.html

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

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?

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

 

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!

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

 

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: http://frontpagemag.com/2010/07/19/a-tale-of-two-professors/  You can see a picture of his vibrator here: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/1/21

"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.
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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.

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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
27.08.10

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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:
http://www.eqraa.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38095 [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 <msalon@mscc.huji.ac.il>
To: "socsci-il@listserver.huji.ac.il" <socsci-il@listserver.cc.huji.ac.il>
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 IsraCampus.Org.il’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 <msalon@mscc.huji.ac.il>
To: Steven Plaut <splaut@econ.haifa.ac.il>
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?

“Talk”

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
To: stroums@huji.ac.il; Sarah.Stroumsa@huji.ac.il; stroums@vms.huji.ac.il; Menachem.Magidor@huji.ac.il; menachem@math.huji.ac.il; hupres@cc.huji.ac.il; Info@afhu.org

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”

http://law.huji.ac.il/eng/merkazim.asp?cat=883&news_id=280&in=883

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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