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

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

But her deeply flawed ["occupation" is "slavery"] argument—which, to judge by the number of times her essay has been forwarded to me since its publication this weekend, is enjoying its share of attention—deserves a sharp rebuttal let this morally repugnant analogy bloom any further. It's easy enough to debunk on historical grounds, and I hope some prominent historian of slavery soon does; in the meantime, however, I wish to point out not the intellectual weakness of Illouz's analogy but its absolute moral impoverishment.

But decrying Israel's needless arrests, wanton violence, or hard-hearted policies—all of which I've done, in print or in person—oughtn't to preclude one from observing that even Palestinian leftists are marching against negotiations with the Jewish state, or that in the midst of said negotiations the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, welcomed the convicted murderers Israel had released as a gesture of good will by celebrating them as heroes and saying not a peep about peace, or that a fair survey of the barriers to reconciliation erected over the course of the last two decades would assign a healthy dose of blame on both sides of the conflict. To assume otherwise is Manichean or, worse

If their [the Arab] existence is closely determined by anyone's decision, it's that of the governments they had freely elected. And when they fall victim to will and power, it's not always the will and the power of the Israelis: … 16 percent of all Palestinian civilian deaths were caused "by Palestinian groups or individuals," often as a result of infighting between various factions vying for power.

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

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) Gets Caught Rewriting History Again

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

The word "demonization" is commonly tossed around in the global debate on Israel. Demonization is not synonymous with criticism. Demonization, as its name implies, is the attempt to depict Israel as a monster -- a state established on the basis of crimes against humanity, racism, apartheid and fascism. We were recently subject to a fascinating example of demonization in a piece by professor Eva Illouz published in Ha'aretz ("47 years a slave," Feb. 7, 2014.) Illouz's argument, put briefly, is that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank requires a new definition: slavery, no less.

To the matter at hand: The West Bank is home to between 1.4-2.4 million people (demographers are split on the matter.) In what world does the demolition of 173 buildings lead to the conclusion of a systematic policy of house demolitions? Are philosophers and sociologists exempt from common sense? Every government, even in Sweden, prohibits illegal construction. Moreover, the Palestinian Authority is currently constructing an entire city, Rawabi, with thousands of houses. How does this relate to systematic house demolitions and what does "slavery" have to do with it?

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

 

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

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

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

The situation in Israel proper as well as in the Palestinian Occupied Territories is grave. As far as the occupation is concerned, Israel colonization of the territories is not only going on under the auspices of USA and its financial and political support, but actually only getting deeper and crueler. Natural resources like water and land are regularly robbed by Israeli Zionist authorities for the sake of Jewish settlers; Palestinians' freedom of movement, worship and assembly are strictly limited; peaceful demonstrators and non-violent protesters are often arrested, beaten, and occasionally even shot; and trees, fields and other assets owned by Palestinians are burnt and damaged on a daily basis by Jewish settlers, while Israeli soldiers and other officials ignore that fascist vandalism…

The most deprived population in Israel is the Arab Palestinian Bedouin of Al Naqab. Not only that that population is the poorest, with the least access to healthcare, education and other social services, but a great part of its communities live in historic villages which the governments of Israel consistently refuse to recognize and supply with elementary goods such as running water and electricity. Furthermore, just a few weeks ago the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) enacted the infamous Prawer Law whose realization is going to confiscate 800,000 dunums of land in Al Naqab and expel over 50,000 Bedouins from their native land and residence. This inhumane plan will also lead to the demolition of 35 historic Arab villages that the governments of Israel continuously refuse to recognize, and will confine 30% of Arab Bedouins in Al Naqab to 1% of the land.

As Marxist-Leninists, we know that reality should be analyzed as a totality. Indeed, the abovementioned elements are dialectically interrelated and together constitute one whole: a totality of capitalism interwoven with Zionist colonialism and racism. In the case of Israeli governments and ruling classes, Zionism and politics of fear are regularly used in order to divide the working class and the exploited strata as a whole and rule them by means of panic and intimidation. Thus, instead of directing their rage against their exploiters and oppressors, Israeli masses (especially the Jewish ones) are encouraged by those ruling forces to aim their anger and frustration at Arabs, refugees and other "outsiders".

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) - 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.

But the military metaphor with which Israelis have made sense of their relationship to Palestinians hides a disturbing fact: what started as a national and military conflict has morphed into a form of domination of Palestinians that now increasingly borders on conditions of slavery. If we understand slavery as a condition of existence and not as ownership and trade of human bodies, the domination that Israel has exercised over Palestinians turns out to have created the matrix of domination that I call a "condition of slavery."

The violence exercised by the military does not stop there. During Operation Cast Lead in 2008-09, the IDF used Gazan civilians as "human shields," a practice prohibited by Israeli and international law and conventionally viewed as barbarian. Using others as human shields consists of taking civilians as hostages, using them for Israeli military purposes, threatening their families with injury if they don't cooperate with the Israel Defense Forces' attempt to obtain information.

We can say conservatively and impressionistically that 70 percent of the Palestinian population live with a permanent sense of dishonor, conduct their lives without predictability and continuity, live in fear of Jewish terror and of the violence of the Israeli military power, and are afraid to have no work, shelter or family… These conditions can only be named by their proper name: conditions of slavery.

The reason for this is that Israel has its own proslavery lobby, which is now in the corridors of power, shapes Israel's policy and has successfully managed to make the occupation appear to be a containable casualty of war and nation-building. The settlers' discourse – which only 20 years ago was marginal in Israeli society –has become mainstream, and one can only be struck by its resemblance to the 19th-century American proslavery ideology.

An example of Jewish supremacy can be seen in the book "The King's Torah" ("Torat Hamelech"), written by the head rabbi of Yeshivat Od Yosef Chai. According to the book, Jews are superior to non-Jews, with Gentiles being close to animals because they did not accept the Seven Laws of Noah. In an amended world, killing a non-Jew who does not accept the commandments of Noah will become necessary… In a review of the book, the highly respected historian Yehuda Bauer suggests that the book is not a marginal phenomenon of a handful of extremists.

Israel is dangerously sailing away from the moral vocabulary of most countries of the civilized world. The fact that many readers will think that my sources are unreliable because they come from organizations that defend human rights proves this point. Israel no longer speaks the ordinary moral language of enlightened nations. But in refusing to speak that language, it is de facto dooming itself to isolation. Israel will not indefinitely have the cake of "democracy" and eat it in the occupation.

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

 

Shenkar College and Tel Aviv University - Yuli Tamir (Shenkar College President & TAU Dept of Education) Continues to Slander the teacher Israel Shiran

In an example of uber-leftist hypocrisy and more than a decade after she had him unjustly fired, Tamir accused Shiran of Yigal Amir style incitement during a national radio interview to justify the usurping of his freedom of speech. Shiran has had his lawyers demand a retraction from Tamir and pay a huge sum as compensation.

One would be hard pressed to find a clearer illustration of uber-leftist hypocrisy. The same "professor" who initiated the campaign to get Shiran fired for expressing an opinion OUTSIDE of the classroom is also leading the campaign to defend the right of a communist to indoctrinate his students IN the classroom. All in the name of academic freedom.

Yuli was called to task for all this in a radio show this week, where she was interviewed by Yoaz Handel, a right of center journalist. Sister Yuli tried to explain the difference in her behavior in the two cases. In the case of Shiran, she explained, Shiran was clearly involved in "borderline incitement" when he wrote his letter to the Ministry of Government, the exact same sort of incitement that caused Yigal Amir to murder Yitzhak Rabin. (Yes, leftist theology in Israel continues to claim that freedom of speech being exercised by non-leftists produced the Rabin murder!)

In Yuli's words, Shiran crossed the delicate line between expressing an opinion and engaging in incitement that carries a clear and present danger of violence. Yuli: "When there is a clear and present danger of violence, the right of freedom of speech must be halted." She also accused Shiran of being a follower of Meir Kahane. He is not. I suspect however that Yuli is a follower of Stalin.

Shiran responded by having his lawyer send Yuli Tamir a letter threatening to file against her an immediate defamation suit. Given his successful track record in court, I certainly hope Rabbi Shiran will follow through with it.

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

 

Shenkar College and Tel Aviv University - Ben-Dror Yemini reports in the Israeli national press on Yuli Tamir's (Shenkar College President & TAU Dept of Education) Lead Role in the Persecution of Israel Shiran by the Ministry of Education

Yemini also accuses Haaretz of heading the Leftist's charge against freedom of speech, indoctrination in the educational setting, and the demonization of Israel in general.

An Israeli newspaper recently called for the firing of a lecturer whose opinions were opposed to its own. That very same newspaper, Haaretz, is now conducting a campaign against the right of a school administration to investigate a complaint filed by one of its students. This newspaper, infected by racism, contributes more than any other entity to the demonization of Israel.

And the facts? Yuck. The students have no idea, for example, that in the 1940's, population transfer was the norm. They have no idea of the Arab leadership's continuous proclamations of intent to destroy the fledgling state of Israel at the time. They have not a clue about the pogroms and persecution that Jews suffered in Arab lands.

The protests over the Verta issue are not being held in order to broaden the knowledge of the students or protect free speech, because the protests are selective. A decade ago, a witch hunt of at least double the intensity was launched against another teacher, Israel Shiran, for his reservations about teaching Rabin's legacy. Yuli Tamir was Minister of Education and the verbal barbs emanating from that office against Shiran were frightening. "You are Satan's defender…this blasted inciter, will not be allowed into any school, even as a sanitation worker."

He was fired, but appealed and was reinstated. They kept after him for years and he once again turned to the courts and won the case. This was persecution. This was McCarthyism.

And this newspaper, that called for blackballing a professor, lectures the rest of us about ethics and morality, while branding others with McCarthyism. Unbelievable.

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

 

Shenkar College and Tel Aviv University - Yuli Tamir (Shenkar College President & TAU Dept of Education) Joins the Campaign to Defend Communist Indoctrination of Pupils in the Classroom

Yuli Tamir, who as Minister of Education fired a teacher for expressing an opinion she disliked (Yisrael Shiran), joins the campaign to defend the right of a communist teacher to indoctrinate his students in the classroom. She demands that teachers promote what she considers to be "liberal and critical views." And Those Only! She made more sense back when she was defending clitoridectomies.

The controversy surrounding the remarks by Kiryat Tivon high-school teacher Adam Verete attests to the changes that have occurred in Israeli society over the last few years, and just how far the line that marks what one can and cannot say has shifted.

In recent decades public discourse has moved far beyond the right's positions. In other words, those same public stances that fluctuate on the spectrum between the critical, democratic and humane camp to the nationalistic camp where harming another, whether "the enemy," foreigner or refugee, is fair game and criticism is what's forbidden.

…I am ashamed over the persecution going on against teachers who express liberal or critical views, not because I feel estranged from the Israeli education system and its values but because I feel a great sense of belonging to that system and want to see it, as well as Israeli society as a whole, preserve freedom of expression.

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

 

Beit Berl College - Lecturer Erella Shadmi's (Dept of Gender Studies) Furious Lesbian Campaign to Obliterate Israel

Erella Shadmi, a lecturer at the semi-academic Beit Berl College. Shadmi is a bit of an anomaly. She retired as a high official in Israel's national police force to become a lecturer at Beit Berl. There she claims to be an expert on how women are discriminated against in Israeli society and how this translates into Palestinian victimization. She in turn has been invited to American colleges and at symposiums in Israel, where she lectures among the wannabe intelligentsia…

Shadmi recites a mantra that [Coalition of Women for Peace] and its associated lesbian-dominated groups banter about: Women in Israel have no equal rights, Ashkenazi women are persecuted too but contribute to the persecution of the Mizrahi women. Female Israelis, of course, ultimately contribute to the persecution of the poor Palestinians through the "occupation" (remember, all of Israel is occupied, not just Judea and Samaria). She says she is against militarism but offers no alternative to the defense of Israel that does not involve the use of the military. Of course, she really doesn't want to defend Israel at all.

Here is Shadmi writing about her daughter's being called up by the IDF:

"When my daughter turned 17 she got her first call to the Israeli army. We both looked at the letter not knowing what to do… I told her unequivocally that I wanted her to refuse, not to join the army… One day she asked me, 'what will you do if I decide to join the army?' I said, "it will be a terrible moment for me. I will be sad."

… But note how Shadmi doesn't want her to serve at all, because to do so means being in favor of "the occupation" of Israel by Jews. The Arabs may conduct terror attacks and kill Jewish children and women, but Erella Shadmi's delicate sensitivities consider all military service as engaging in needless violence.

Shadmi says she became a "feminist" (lesbian activist) after she became furious. Can anything be more frightening than a furious anti-Semitic leftist lesbian feminist?:

'Fury made me a feminist. This fury has slowly accumulated over the years. I was not aware of the way it accumulated, growing more and more, until one day, when the conditions had ripened, it erupted, and it erupted with a big cry and a lot of joy—a cry against men that treated us, women, so viciously… The fury has been translated into demonstrations, politics, organizing, research, teaching, and words…

'The never ending stream of narratives, incidents, experiences that women began to tell has turned into a demand for men to take responsibility, to recognize the evils they have done, to confess the truth—so as to bring about reconciliation, exactly as the Germans did after the Shoah…

'In the same way I demand the three Rs from men: Reflexivity, Responsibility and Reparation…'

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

 

Academics From Bezalel Participating in Tel Aviv Conference Calling for the Elimination of Israel

The following list of far-left academics pour over the details of making the return of the 1948 Arab refugees a reality, a process that would obliterate the Jewish State of Israel. A list of the topics follows.

Prof. Dan Rabinowitz - Tel-Aviv University
Yoav Kapshuk - PhD Candidate, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Aïm Deüelle Lüski - Tel-Aviv University, Philosopher and Artist
Michal Ran - Ph.D Candidate, University of Chicago
Areej Sabbagh-Khoury - PhD Candidate, Tel-Aviv University
Prof. Nadim N. Rouhana - Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University in Boston, Founding director of Mada al-Carmel
Dr. Haim Yacobi - Architect and planner, Head of the MA Program in Urban Design, Bezalel, Jerusalem
Noa Levi - Lawyer and a graduate student, Tel-Aviv University
Roi Silberberg - Political educator, PhD Candidate, Haifa University

 

List of Far-Left Academics and the topics discussed:

- The Right to Refuse: Abject Theory and the Return of Palestinian Refugees / Prof. Dan Rabinowitz - Tel-Aviv University.
- Reconciliation in Peace Agreements: The Geneva Initiative as a Test Case / Yoav Kapshuk - PhD Candidate, Tel-Aviv University.
- Return as the Key for a One-State Solution / The Jaffa Group for One Democratic State- Multilingualism as a Model for Post-Utopian Multi-Existentialism /Dr. Aïm Deüelle Lüski - Tel-Aviv University, Philosopher and Artist.
- Returning to Mi'ar / Michal Ran - Ph.D Candidate, University of Chicago.
- Returning to al-Ruis /Ibraheem Abu al-Hayja- Refugee from al-Ruis and Michal Ran - Ph.D Candidate, University of Chicago.
- The right of return in Palestinian political consciousness in Israel /Areej Sabbagh-Khoury - PhD Candidate, Tel-Aviv University, and Prof. Nadim N. Rouhana - Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University in Boston, Founding director of Mada al-Carmel.
- Respondent / Dr. Haim Yacobi - Architect and planner, Head of the MA Program in Urban Design, Bezalel, Jerusalem.
- Return and compensation Tracks and second occupant as case study / Noa Levi - Lawyer and a graduate student, Tel-Aviv University
- The theoretical problems of education for a culture of return /Roi Silberberg - Political educator, PhD Candidate, Haifa University.

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

 

Thought Police and Academic Fascism at the Betzalel Academy

It seems that Bezalel now operates a North Korean style mechanism of thought police when people apply for admission to its architecture program, one that weeds out anyone who is not a far Leftist. The applicant is asked to state what the status if the Jerusalem suburb of Gilo is. Anyone who gives the factually correct answer that Gilo is a neighborhood of Jerusalem is disqualified! The only correct answer is that Gilo is occupied Palestine.

In another case, a young woman from the Galilee who was applying was interrogated about what she thought of "acceptance committees" in some small closed community villages in the Galilee. The Left is upset by these because they are designed to keep these hamlets Jewish and in some cases Orthodox. The Left is not upset that Jews who try to move into Arab towns in the Galilee are targeted by snipers and arsonists. When the lass in question said she understood why they are used, she was turned down for acceptance. Acceptance committees for Galilee hamlets are "racist" but acceptance committees that disqualify those who are not leftist from studying at Bezalel are artistic and progressive.

The new CEO of Bezalel, one Eva Illouz, was contacted by Heitner and asked about the above… She completely justified the thought control. Thought police is the highest form of academic freedom in her opinion.

Want to vent? Write to

Rabbi Shai Piron
The Minister of Education
sar@education.gov.il
Fax 02-5602246
03-6951769

 

 

 

and

The Council for Higher Education in Israel
(governmental body that funds and supervises Israeli universities and colleges)
 

Prof. Manuel Trachtenberg
Chairman, Council on Higher Education
Email: manuel@post.tau.ac.il
POB 4037, Jerusalem 91040, Israel

Dr Avital Stein
Director-General for the Council for Higher Education
Director-General for the Planning and Budgeting Committee
Email: director-general@che.org.il
P.O.B. 4037, Jerusalem 91040, Israel

 

 

And also

Bezalel Arts College
 

President
Prof. Eva Illouz
Mount Scopus Campus
Mount Scopus P.O.Box 24046
Jerusalem 91240
Telephone: 02-5893333
Fax: 02- 5823094
Her personal email address is illouz@mscc.huji.ac.il

Officers: http://bezalel.ac.il/en/about/leadership/staff/
Contact Info: http://bezalel.ac.il/en/contact/

Friends Offices: The Friends Organizations
Ms. Amira Ben-Dor
Chairwoman of the Jerusalem Friends of Bezalel
Ms. Jennifer Roth
President of the Friends of Bezalel New York
Friends of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Inc.
501 Fifth Avenue, New York,
NY 10017

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

 

Weizmann Institute of Science - Kobi Snitz (Dept of Neurobiology) Organizes Naksa Day Demonstration

Continues to organize demonstrations at Nil'in despite second warning from the GSS.

Date: 7/6/2012
Subject: Fwd: Saturday: Demo in the displaced village of Beit Nuba to mark 45 years of Occupation

Demo in the displaced village of Beit Nuba to mark 45 years of Occupation this Saturday
The village of Beit Nuba was destroyed in 1967 and its residents displaced forcefully. The Wall now separates them from the remaining lands of their original village.

When: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 15:00
Where:
Beit Nuba village (near Beit Liqya, off road 443)
Register for transportation: Kobi Snitz 054-219-1547

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Date: May 1, 2013
Subject: Fwd: הרשמו להפגנות המשותפות של סוף השבועי 3.5 - 4.5 Register for the Weekly joint Demos

Register for Transportation to May 3rd - May 4th Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements

...
Ni'lin Friday May 3rd
Contact Kobi at 054-2191547

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

 

Oranim College - Caroline Glick Exposes Danny Zamir's (Leadership Academy Director) Role in the Attack on the IDF as Part of a Joint Leftist Academic-Journalistic Pincer Movement

The Yitzhak Rabin pre-military academy in Jaffa is run by the kibbutz movement. It is the only pre-military academy that is openly and avowedly leftist. Its founder and director Danny Zamir was jailed in 1990 for refusing to serve in Nablus during the height of the Palestinian uprising. In 2004 he allowed his 1990 manifesto calling for soldiers to refuse orders to be reprinted in a book Refusnik: Israel's Soldiers of Conscience which was published with a forward by Susan Sontag and a recommendation by Noam Chomsky.

In its year-long program, Rabin academy cadets are subjected to post-Zionist political philosophy that according to sources familiar with the institution indoctrinates them to believe that Israel has no right to exist as a Jewish state…

Last month Zamir organized a conference of his former cadets who are now serving in IDF combat units. There, he encouraged these young soldiers to tell him and their war stories. In what can only be compared to a Communist group confessional, Zamir told Channel 10 that young soldiers were encouraged to view their actions in Gaza as immoral. A number of them accepted the terms of debate and described purportedly immoral acts they alleged were carried out in Gaza. In most cases, Zamir's soldiers acknowledged that they were not present on the scenes in the events they described…

Zamir claims that he took these non-eyewitness accounts to the IDF and asked that they be investigated. Since he refused to provide the names of the soldiers involved in the alleged incidents and his eyewitness accounts were from soldiers who had not witnessed the accounts, the IDF officers he spoke with said they would have a hard time investigating.

UNHAPPY WITH THIS response, Zamir published the unsubstantiated accounts in his school's bulletin and gave the bulletin to two far-left reporters - Ofer Shelach from Channel 10 and Amos Harel from Ha'aretz.

In an act of unmitigated journalistic malpractice, on Friday night Shelach presented the unattributed testimonials as first-person accounts. He used actors to read out the soldiers' statements as if they were the soldiers themselves, and never told his audience that the voices they were hearing were not the voices of the actual soldiers. Then, he attacked the IDF for refusing to take these accounts seriously and for having the nerve to note that the Rabin pre-military academy is a known leftist institution. He of course didn't mention that Zamir himself served a prison sentence for refusing orders or that as recently as 2004 he contributed to a book explaining why the IDF is an immoral army.

As for Harel, he published the soldiers' statements in Ha'aretz. He then wrote an "analysis" arguing that the IDF cannot discount the statements by these anonymous voices because, in his view, the soldiers have "no reason" to lie. The fact that they present no evidence of their claims is apparently of no importance.

Now by presenting these second hand accounts of battles as fact; by presenting Zamir as a credible and objective observer; and by instructing the IDF to be ashamed of itself and mend its ways, Shelach and Harel are certainly atoning for their "sin" of supporting the army in Operation Cast Lead. Perhaps for them, that was all this was about.

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

 

Oranim College - Danny Zamir (Leadership Academy Director) Stirs the Pot with Racial Slur

A Labor conference grew boisterous Thursday after a speaker referred to the audience as "arsim" – a derogatory, often perceived as racist, Hebrew slang term used to describe the Israeli stereotype of 'vulgar' men.

Following the statement, the audience protested, as several people got up and many voiced their offense. Security officers tried to calm things down, but the crowd was appeased only after the speaker – Danny Zamir – apologized for what he had said.

Zamir is the chairman of the Rabin Pre-Military Academy, and his comment was made while he was sharing the stage with Labor Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich.

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

 

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

Bar-Ilan University - Menachem Klein (Dept of Political Science) claims Israeli rule in unified Jerusalem 'illegal'.

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

 

Tenured Leftists at Bar Ilan University Smear IDF and the Settlers

BIU's Rackman Center for the Advancement of Women published a pamphlet containing uncontested claims of sexual harassment of Arab women by Settlers and IDF. BIU denies the slander charges as "only a Hebrew translation of the UN document". The Rackman Center is offended by the "demagogic and fraudulent" accusation.

A brochure published by Bar Ilan University, Israel's only religious university, contains the outrageous claim that Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria and IDF soldiers sexually harass Arab women. The claim is not contested in the brochure.

Titled "A Guide to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women," it was authored by Rackman Center head Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari and Adv. Tamar Megiddo.

The molestation claims appear in CEDAW's 2011 remarks on Israel, under the heading "Violence against Women and their Harassment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories." It reads thus:

"While it notes the complexity of governmental administration in the area, the committee notes with deep concern that Palestinian women and girls continue to suffer from violent attacks, both by state elements (Israeli soldiers) and by non-state elements (settlers, among others), as well as all other forms of violence within their communities, including the violation of their right to life, physical, mental and verbal abuse, and sexual harassment. In addition, the committee notes with great concern that only rarely are such incidents accompanied by documentation, legal charges or punishment… Moreover, the committee notes with concern that the limitations on movement in the occupied territories, as well as routine harassment of children and teachers by settlers on their way to school and from it, have adversely affected the access of women and girls to education and health."

Despite the fact that there has never been a single known incident of sexual harassment of Arab women by soldiers or Jewish residents since the liberation of Judea and Samaria in 1967, at no point does the brochure make any reference to the outlandish claims by CEDAW, or attempt to deny them.

We asked Bar Ilan University to explain why it published uncontested libelous accusations against Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, and the soldiers who serve there. We also asked whether Prof. Halperin-Kaddari attempted to protest against the inclusion of the accusations in the CEDAW remarks.

Bar Ilan University's spokesman, Haim Zisowitz, spoke to Prof Halperin-Kaddari and said that her position as Vice President of the UN's CEDAW implementation committee did not allow her to protest the contents of the convention.

The university's written response to Arutz Sheva reads as follows:

"This is an official document of the UN committee that was handed over to the official Israel delegation in January of 2011, after the country reported to the convention. In no way is this a publication by the Rackman Center, but only a Hebrew translation of the UN document."

The Rackman Center added this reaction:

The document is an official UN committee document, which was translated into Hebrew by the Rackman Center. These are the committee's recommendations to the state of Israel, and they appear in the Justice Ministry's official website in the same wording… It is therefore demagogic and fraudulent to make this accusation regarding the Rackman Center!

It is obvious that the Rackman Center disagrees with those paragraphs in the committee's recommendations. Only one who is seeking to libel can interpret these matters as an expression of support by the Center of the UN committee's accusations toward the soldiers and settlers.

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

 

Beit Berl College - Michal Chacham and Atrocity at Beit Berl

Iris Almog lost much of her family on October 4, 2003. They were in a Haifa restaurant, Maxim, owned by a Christian Arab, when the 28-year-old Palestinian suicide bomber Hanadi Jaradat, an educated lawyer, detonated the explosive belt she was wearing in the restaurant. She murdered 21 Israelis, many of them children, and wounded 51 others. Five members of Iris' family were murdered, including her father, who was a senior navy officer, her mother, her brother, and her two nephews, aged 9 and 11.

These days Iris has been taking courses at the Beit Berl "College," which is a pseudo-college run by the Kibbutz Movement in Israel. This past week she was attending a course taught there by one Michal Chacham, a radical anti-Israel pseudo-academic who teaches "women's studies." Chacham (whose name is more than ironic) is a sponsor of calls for world boycotts against Israel… She supports the "Palestinian right of return" that would destroy Israel
(see http://www.isracampus.org.il/third level pages/Petitions - the Ogla document.htm)...

In Chacham's course, which turned out to be largely a recital of the Palestinian pseudo-history of the "Nakba," Chacham screened the slanderous anti-Israel propaganda film "Jenin Jenin," produced by terrorist Mohammed Bakri… You can imagine Iris' reaction when she saw that the course in which she was registered morphed into a celebration of the genocidal terrorists who murdered her own family… Iris was subject to abuse by the "college," forced to relive the murder of her parents and other family members while her lecturer celebrated the murderers.

Beit Berl campus officials defended this atrocity and the lecturer. The time has come to strip Beit Berl of its accreditation and to shut it down.

If you would like to express your anger about this, write to

Beit Berl College

The Council for Higher Education in Israel

Ministry of Education
 

Dr. Tamar Ariav
President of Beit Berl College
Tel: 972 (9) 747 8701
Fax: 972 (9) 7478700
Email: ariavt@beitberl.ac.il

Prof. Manuel Trachtenberg
Chairman, Council on Higher Education
Email: manuel@post.tau.ac.il
POB 4037, Jerusalem 91040, Israel

 

The Honorable Gideon Sa'ar
Minister of Education
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports
Kiryat Ben Gurion, Jerusalem
Email: gsaar@knesset.gov.il
Additional Email: sar@education.gov.il
Phone: 972-2-6408131
Fax: 972-2-6753525

 

 

Aharon Beit-Halahmi
Planning & Budgeting Committee Chairman
Council for Higher Education
Email: betha@eurofund.co.il
P.O.B. 4037, Jerusalem 91040, Israel
Tel: 02-5679911
Fax: 02-5679969
E-mail: info@che.org.il

 

Shalomit Amichai
Director General of the Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports
Kiryat Ben Gurion, Jerusalem
Email: mankal@education.gov.il

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

 

Weizmann Institute of Science - Kobi Snitz (Dept of Neurobiology), the radical leftist and fifth column activist, gets questioned by the GSS about his subversive activities

The Shin Bet security service includes among its activities something it calls "delegitimization." At least that's what one can infer from a Shin Bet operative's statements to a left-wing activist, Dr. Kobi Snitz, who was summoned for interrogation on Wednesday...

Snitz, 41, is a mathematician employed by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. He was summoned for questioning by the Shin Bet for the first time two years ago...

In its response to Haaretz, the Shin Bet said it possesses "information indicating that Dr. Kobi Snitz is involved in organizing illegal gatherings and illegal entry into restricted military zones in the West Bank. Dr. Snitz was summoned to the Rehovot police station for interrogation regarding his activities."

According to the Shin Bet, "At that time, Dr. Snitz was advised of the gravity of the illegal activities attributed to him, and was warned that enforcement measures would be taken against him if he continued to act illegally as previously mentioned.

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

 

University of California Berkeley and Beit Berl College: Professor Smadar Lavie makes sure Israel is accused of racism even if it ain't so

The cultural differences between Mizrahim and Ahskenazim Jewry have pretty much disappeared over the last 60 years, especially among the highly-mobile and successful Iraqi Jews. Jews of all cultures co-mingle and intermarry today in Israel.

But demonstrably un-oppressed college professors, in this case the anthropologist Smadar Lavie, still try to build up reputations and fame for themselves by whining about how badly the Mizrahim, particularly women, are victimized by evil Israel. Their favorite nonsense word is "racism" (Mizrahim are hardly a "race."). Lavie's obsession about "Arab Jews" is a bit of an anomaly. For the Arabs, Jews are not Arabs and never were, except in propaganda designed to deny to Jews any right of self-determination. The Arabs are, in fact, the worst racists in the world and the worst oppressors of women, a little matter about which ultra-feminists like Lavie have little interest or concern…

Much of her research concerns the Bedouin community in Israel, but she classifies the Israeli Mizrahim as victims of the big bad Ashkenazim too. Of interest is the fact that Lavie's mother was Mizrahi, but her father was an Ashkenazi Jew! One has to wonder at the parental dynamics and if father issues played a part that made a woman who had a child with a man then converted to lesbianism (that certainly aided her career advancement) has an axe to grind…

A word about the Bedouin in Israel: … The Bedouin have been repeatedly squatting on government lands that do not belong to them, but which they claim ancestral ownership and Israel's radical left like Smadar Lavie fall all over themselves to get them what they want. They are also given preference in Israeli universities. The reality is not the same as Lavie would have the world believe about the moral "bankruptcy" of the Jewish state.

Smadar Lavie was in the California media a few years back when she allegedly kidnapped her own child from shared custody with the father. She had earlier come to the United States to promote her "academic" career. The courts sided with the father on custody issues. Today she is back in Israel, although claims to keep her professorial affiliation with UC Berkeley. She also claims to be a professor at Beit Berl College in Israel. She was once active in the so-called Israeli Black Panthers, which later morphed into a communist front. Today, she advocates for the academic boycott of Israel, including of her own college.

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

 

Special Isracampus Report:
Open Political Indoctrination, Brainwashing, and Politicization at the Ramat Gan Academic Center

The Ramat Gan Academic Center of Law and Business is a third-rate community college that operates in Israel. It consists of a third-rate business school and a fourth rate law school. It also has a new official approach to higher education. It is seeking to indoctrinate its students officially into far-leftist Marxist violence and anti-Israel radicalism. The college has announced (source: Makor Rishon Sept 14, 2012) that it will be granting large fellowship grants to all students in the college who sign up to work as members of extremist anti-Israel "activist" groups. Among the eligible groups a student may join to receive the fellowship is the violent pro-terror "Anarchists against the Wall," the pro-terror Communist Party front group "Machsom Watch (Checkpoint Watch)," B'Tselem (in the news this week because Hussein abu Hussein, a member of its board, insists Israel is more evil than Nazi Germany), a group seeking to force Israel to admit unlimited numbers of African infiltrators, and a few other extremist organizations. No Zionist or conservative organizations are included in the list of eligible activist groups. The fellowships given to these leftist activists are for 10,000 shekels, which is almost as high as annual tuition at a major Israeli university.

Given the open indoctrination into anti-Israel leftism and Marxism, not only does the Ramat Gan College deserve to receive no public funds, but it should not be accredited at all as an institution of higher learning in Israel.

To express and opinion about that, write to (for more address details please see the full article):
The Honorable Gideon Sa'ar
Minister of Education
Email: gsaar@knesset.gov.il
Additional Email: sar@education.gov.il

Shalomit Amichai
Director General of the Ministry of Education
Email: mankal@education.gov.il

Make sure to send a copies to the following functionaries at this "Academic Center" and you can tell them what you think of all this:
Prof. David Menashry (whose home base is Tel Aviv University)
President of Ramat Gan Academic Center
menashry@post.tau.ac.il

Nitza Mazar
CEO of Ramat Gan Academic Center
nitzam@clb.ac.il

As well as other influential dignitaries at the Council of Higher Education
Prof. Manuel Trachtenberg
Chairman, Council on Higher Education
Email: manuel@post.tau.ac.il

Aharon Beit-Halahmi
Planning & Budgeting Committee Chairman
Council for Higher Education
Email: betha@eurofund.co.il
E-mail: info@che.org.il

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

 

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

Dr. Julia Chaitin of Sapir College suggested that Ariel U. be made to accept lecturers and students from the Palestinian Authority (PA). She may have been unaware, writes Bigman, that it was the PA that jailed several lecturers who participated in a conference at Ariel several months ago.

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

 

Sapir College - Ofer Cassif continues the struggle for a network of Gulags in Israel for those who dare to disagree with Stalinism

CPI: New head of the International Relations Committee
TUESDAY, 31 JULY 2012
Dr. Ofer Cassif is now substituted for Aida Touma-Sliman as the Head of the International Relations Committee of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI). Comrade Cassif is a member of the Political Bureau of CPI. He previously served as parliamentary assistant to the late comrade Meir Vilner, and was the first to be jailed for refusing to serve in the Occupied Palestinian Territories during the first Intifada. On the whole, he was jailed four times in Israeli military prisons.

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

 

University of Haifa & Beit Berl College - Dalit Baum Becomes a Target for the New Anti-Boycott Law

In about one month the International Solidarity Movement will hold a national conference in St. Louis, Missouri, at a Jesuit college no less, where they will train college radicals from all over the US on how to bring down the Jewish national homeland.

Dalit Baum, an Israeli math professor from Who Profits?, a division of CWOP, is the main featured guest. Ms. Baum has found her fortune touring the world to de-legitimize Israel and boasts she has cost the Israeli economy over 1.5 billion dollars in business. She also urges boycotts of any companies that aid Israel's defense industry (might stop those suicide bombers).

Ms. Baum has jobs at Haifa U. and Beit Berl, paid for by the Israeli taxpayer, but she's double dipping and being paid by the Hamas supporters at Code Pink and Global Exchange to tour America. This is to be the second Jesuit college at which she lectures, giggling to her audience at the last one about how much fun it is to promote boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel.

In San Francisco, Dalit Baum lectured last year to the Students for Justice in Palestine on how to boycott Israel and made it a point to show photos of an industrial park in Modi'in, that she called a "settlement", where Israelis worked telephone banks as customer service agents for the world. Most of Modi'in is inside the Green Line. But then again, she also called for the expulsions of all the Jews in East Jerusalem and boycotts of all the businesses in other areas of Israel, while claiming she only wanted the Judea and Samaria businesses boycotted.

Arutz Sheva ran an article only days ago about how the businessmen in Modi'in were up in arms because the EU declared their city a "settlement" and decided to boycott it. That interpretation by the EU can be credited to Dalit Baum's activities. Baum has even taken credit for similar boycotts by the EU.

Are there any Jewish lawyers out there who are willing to represent the businessmen of Modi'in who are damaged by the actions of Dalit Baum and Huwaida Arraf?

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Tel Aviv-Jaffa College - Ofer Cassif (Dept of Political Science) is Ultra-Sensitive to a Politically Incorrect Statement

But is OK with Stalin the Mass Murderer

The professorial chat lists have been filled with hand-wring by eye-rolling leftists expressing their horror at the comments by Hetsroni, whose freedom of speech was in their opinion forfeited the moment he dared utter a politically incorrect sentiment. But the irony is that the campaign against Hetsroni on these chat lists was launched and led by one Ofer Cassif, who teaches political science at a minor community college in Israel. Cassif, it turns out, is a member of the central committee of the Stalinist Israeli Communist Party. See
http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/Editorial%20-%20Ari%20Ben%20David%20-%20TA-Jaffa%20College%20-%20Ofer%20Cassif%20-%20publication-less%20wonder.htm

So the same guy leading the charge against the Ariel professor who dared in an insensitive manner to dismiss Silman as a "parasite" is also a leader of the party that celebrates and defends the mass murders by fellow communists of tens of millions of people as parasites. So his ultra-sensitivity about the word and the concept appears to be a bit selective, would you not say, Comradeski?

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Betzalel – Zvi Elhayani - Organizes Boycott of Tel Aviv's "White Night" Festivities

Ultra-leftist "social protest" activists are planning a "rage demonstration" for Tuesday evening in order to protest police violence against the "social protest" on Friday and Saturday. Coincidentally or not, the leftists borrowed terminology often used by Hamas, which declares "days of rage" once in a while.

Following the weekend run-in with police, two leftist activists initiated the boycott – dubbed "Black Night" – and have had limited success thus far, according to a report in Yisrael Hayom. A few shows have been cancelled, including a panel discussion with writers and musicians.

One of the two initiators is architect Tzvi Elhayani [source here – IsraCampus], apparently the same man who was under investigation in the past for issuing a "death to settlers" call on his Fadcebook page. He was never charged.

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

 

Bar Ilan University hosts Terrorist

The PA Official Threatens: "make peace" or else

Violence directed at IDF soldiers is legitimate, former Palestinian Minister of Prisoner Affairs Ashraf al-Ajarmi told a conference held at Bar-Ilan University on Monday.

"In a number of years the Palestinians will be the majority and we will be given all the territories," al-Ajarmi warned…

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Leftist Fascist Academics Exempt from Prosecution when They Call for Murder

The State Attorney's Office has refused to file charges against a former lecturer at the Bezalel art school who wrote "death to the settlers" on his Facebook page.

The man, Tzvi Elhayani, wrote: "Death to the settlers – because you are a spiritual murder of the nation of Israel."

Following this publication, the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel asked the Attorney General and Government Legal Advisor to initiate an investigation on suspicion of incitement to murder.

Last June, a lecturer at Ben Gurion University [Eyal Nir – Isracampus] called for violence against Jewish participants in the Jerusalem Day Flag March. "I call on the world to come and help break these scoundrels' necks," he wrote on his Facebook page, and described the flag-bearing marchers as "gangs of bandits swarming in our country."

While an investigation was reportedly launched against Nir four months later, there has been no report that charges have been filed.

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

 

The Galilee College (AKA Yezreel College) in Afula employs an Israeli Norman Finkelstein, Holocaust Trivializer Ruth Amir

Even worse, anti-Israel fanatic (and Haaretz columnist) Akiva Eldar is on the College's Board of Governors!!

'In her new book, "Who is Afraid of Historical Redress: The Israeli Victim-Perpetrator Dichotomy," Dr. Ruth Amir wrote that the perception of Israeli-Jewish victimhood, which was always present in the Jewish narrative and Jewish thought, became even stronger after the Holocaust and serves to give Israel political legitimacy.

Amir, who heads the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies at the Jezreel Academic College (full disclosure: This writer [Akiva Eldar] is a member of the college's board of governors), notes that the fact that Israel sees itself as a victim justifies its aggression and injustice. With the help of guilt-neutralizing mechanisms, Israelis disengage the circumstantial link between an action and its consequences, and absolve themselves of responsibility. That is why they aren't interested in trying to correct injustices and reconcile with their neighbor.'

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Want to tell its officials what you think about this airhead anti-Semite teaching at their college?
Write to Sagi Melamed below and ask that your message be passed on to Prof. Aliza Shenhar, President of the College:

Sagi Melamed, VP,
External Relations and Development,
Yezreel Valley, 19300 Israel
sagim@yvc.ac.il
Phone: 972-54-721-4217.
http://www.yvc.ac.il/en/7079.html

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Betzalel – Zvi Elhayani - Yet another Israeli Academic Leftist Calling for Murder of Jews

Allow us to introduce you to one Zvi Elhayani, who is on the teaching staff at the Bezalel Arts and Crafts College. He is one of the architects for jihad who are active in Israel in promoting the Palestinian agenda.

Elhayani is in the news this week for calling for the murder of West Bank "settlers." He was outted (in Hebrew) at this web page.

The call to murder settlers appeared on his personal facebook page.

 

Want to ask Israel's Attorney General why Elhayani is not locked away behind bars for calling for murder? Write to him via Fax 972-2-6467001. Send a copy to Yaakov Neaman, Minister of Justice, at sar@justice.gov.il. You can also use this form letter to submit electronically although the headings are in Hebrew: Mail address is:
Attorney General of Israel
Ministry of Justice
29 Salah a-Din Street
Jerusalem, 91010

Want to ask the heads of Betzalel why someone who is issuing calls for murder is on their faculty? Write to these people:
Bezalel Arts College
President
Prof. Arnon Zuckerman
Mount Scopus Campus
Mount Scopus P.O.Box 24046
Jerusalem 91240
Telephone: 02-5893333
Fax: 02- 5823094
Email: mail@bezalel.ac.il

Officers: http://bezalel.ac.il/en/about/leadership/staff/
Contact Info: http://bezalel.ac.il/en/contact/

Friends Offices: The Friends Organizations
Ms. Amira Ben-Dor
Chairwoman of the Jerusalem Friends of Bezalel
Ms. Jennifer Roth
President of the Friends of Bezalel New York
Friends of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Inc.
501 Fifth Avenue, New York,
NY 10017

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Bar Ilan University - Menachem Klein (Dept of Political Science) thinks it is Israel's fault that the Arab world is so anti-democratic

It seems clear that Israel welcomes the Arab Spring with a very cold shoulder. Israel has traditionally preferred to maintain close relations with non-democratic monarchs and dictators, rather than communicating with the people. Israel's security, according to this view, is assured first by its own force, and second by strong Arab leaders who agree to cooperate secretly or openly with Israel.

Netanyahu's deep suspicions about the authenticity of the Arab masses' awakening are accompanied by a sharp division between "us" (Israel) and "them" (the Arab masses). According to Netanyahu, Israel has always embraced democracy, but the Arabs have not yet. "Israel stands out. It is different," exclusive and without doubt better. "Israel is not what is wrong about the Middle East. Israel is what is right about the Middle East." The dichotomy between right and wrong is, according to Netanyahu, the same as between Israel and the Arabs.

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Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya) - Galia Golan's (School of Government) Gynocentric Campaign for "Palestinians" against Israel

In many cases, women are used not only to moderate behavior (the role, for example, of Machsom Watch at the checkpoints) but to actually carry out the many tasks associated with human security and winning over the hearts and minds of the population. Research has indeed found that women tend to take on the stereotypical "tough" characteristics of males in the military, but there is also evidence that police forces, for example, have become more restrained when large numbers of women have been added to their ranks. Other research has shown that men may react more favorably to women, believing women (according to the stereotype) to be more fair than men, more considerate and trustworthy.1 There is of course, the risk of exploitation of this stereotype or misuse by the military of soft power, for purposes other than genuine peace-building, but the advantages as distinct from "hard power" may be worth the risk.

Women May See Things That Men Don't See

This is not to say that men cannot employ soft power, undertake the tasks of human security, or come up with peace-building ideas such as peace parks instead of early warning stations. Indeed, a man, Dr. Alon Liel, proposed that a peace park be created on the Golan Heights once it is returned to Syria, and the idea has been employed in southern Africa for some years. However, a gender perspective of security arrangements would most likely focus on solutions with the potential to produce different ideas or introduce different considerations. Even as women differ from one another according to class, culture, background and so forth, women's experience of daily life is different from men's experience. Women, therefore, may well see things that a man does not. This is one of the reasons why security studies deal with the subject of agency and in particular human agency, which is increasingly associated with non-state actors, including women. Women become the ones doing the job, but they also set the discourse, raise the issues, determine priorities, suggest what must be done and articulate just what constitutes security, by and for whom. Thus women become not only the recipients, or the object of security considerations, but also resources for deciding on and producing security. And with this, women can perhaps contribute to a change in the concept of security to a concept more suited to an era of peaceful post-conflict relations rather than the concept of hard security that characterizes the Israeli scene today.

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Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya) - Galia Golan (School of Government) Far Leftist Galia Golan, Founder and Leader of radical leftist 'Peace Now', cannot seem to Find any Political Bias at Ben Gurion University; Claims Pluralism in the classroom negates Academic Freedom

Furthermore, committee member Prof. Galia Golan refused to sign the report, claiming it was politically-motivated. Instead, Golan wrote a Minority Opinion (can be read at the end of the report below), in which she wrote that the demand “for a balance (of views) in the classroom… runs directly counter to the principle of academic freedom.”

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Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya) - Galia Golan (School of Government) - The "New History" Revisionism of Galia Golan

Once the PLO, in 1988, accepted the two-state solution, agreeing to a state only in the West Bank (including east Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip, along with recognition and peace with Israel, the end of the conflict became possible....
Rabin exacted just one clarification and binding assurance for the future, the PLO's explicit recognition of Israel's right to exist.

We know what has happened since then – opponents, on both sides, by means of terrorism, settlement expansion, assassination, did what they could to prevent peace, leading to the collapse of Oslo. No wonder that Israel's rejection of the PLO's "historic compromise" led to the growth of rejectionist Hamas and its violence against Israel.

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Tel Aviv-Jaffa College - Ofer Cassif (Dept of Political Science), the publication-less "Academic" wonder

We tried to track down the academic publications of Ofer Cassif to see just what it was about him that inspired the Tel Aviv – Jaffa College to hire him to teach students in political science. Alas, we could not find any. All we could find were a handful of anti-Israel Op-Eds in the internet, mostly in Hebrew. Cassif claims to be some sort of expert on "Social Justice," whatever that is. But we could not find anything academic he has published about that either, anywhere.

... Cassif's main "academic contribution" seems to consist of an Op-Ed that claims that Israel's citizenship law, which requires an oath of allegiance to non-Israelis who apply for Israeli citizenship, is at least as bad as German Nazism. The fact that most other countries have similar oaths of allegiance does not convince Cassif that THEY are Nazi regimes. Only Israel is so honored in his writing.

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Technion – Open Calls for Bloodshed and Violence coming from the Israeli Far Left

First, a few days ago, the leftist anti-Israel extremist, Professor "Judd" Ne'eman, who teaches film at Tel Aviv University, outdid himself and called for a civil war against the Israeli "Right." Ne'eman made it clear that he wants this civil war to break out as a tactic to aid the Palestinian campaign against Israel. He has a long, long track record of issuing violently anti-Israel pronouncements

Actually, Ne'eman is not the only lefty tossing about the term "civil war" these days, when referring to something they would like to see happen because too many Israelis refuse to endorse the extremist Left. A.B. Yehoshua uses the term also. They do not mean a civil war in which people challenge one another to spelling bees or soap box debates. They mean a civil war in which lots of people get killed.

… But the calls for bloodshed coming from Comrade Ne'eman and his friends are tame compared to what just came out of the mouth of one Oded Regev, a faculty member in physics at the Technion (http://physics.technion.ac.il/~regev/). … Regev published an internet article in response to Ne'eman's call for civil war entitled, "If you will have me, I am in." He adds there that if he would be permitted to lead a company of artillery he would gladly open fire at the evil side, meaning the Right and the religious Jews. He adds, "I also believe that there is only one way to overcome the religious extremists and that is through organized violence, through launching warfare in the full meaning of that term. Anyone who does not surrender in that war will be incarcerated." Regev went on to describe those rabbis arrested by Shai Nitzan and his friends as "those who continue in the tradition of Goebbels."

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Open University – Yigal Levy (Dept of Sociology) helps to spread lies about "Jewish jihad" and "war crimes" during Operation Cast Lead

"We have reached the point where a critical mass of religious soldiers is trying to negotiate with the army about how and for what purpose military force is employed on the battlefield," said Yigal Levy, a political sociologist at the Open University who has written several books on the Israeli army.

The new atmosphere was evident in the "excessive force" used in the recent Gaza operation, Dr Levy said. More than 1,300 Palestinians were killed, a majority of them civilians, and thousands were injured as whole neighbourhoods of Gaza were levelled.

"When soldiers, including secular ones, are imbued with theological ideas, it makes them less sensitive to human rights or the suffering of the other side."

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University of Haifa and Beit Berl College - Working from Within for a New Holocaust: Dalit Baum (Jihad Feminist)

Apparently, neither Haifa U nor Beit Berl mind having their names linked to the annihilationist efforts of Dalit Baum against Jews. Baum routinely breaks Israeli law by organizing money and supplies to the Hamas in Gaza and in general by calling for the end of the Jewish state. Her self-described "career" is devoted to working in support of "existing divestment campaigns" in the US, as well as helping to build new ones through "education." "Global Exchange" has been part of the "Viva Palestina Tours and Flotilla" campaign to aid Hamas since their inception.

… Dalit Baum admits she does not want Israel to exist at all, at least not as any Jewish state. "Palestine," all of Palestine including Haifa and Tel Aviv, is "occupied" by the Jews. In a lecture she gave in San Francisco for the benefit of the pro-terror "Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)," an ISM group, she explained that while some might think her campaign pertains only to the West Bank and Gaza, she really does not distinguish at all between "occupation" within the state of Israel itself and that in the West Bank when she calls for the end to "occupation." What she really wants is the end to Israel.

… "Global Exchange" supports Hamas in its quest to destroy Israel and world Jewry. When Dalit Baum lectured the Berkeley SJP last year she boasted she had cost the Israeli economy billions of dollars through disrupting its ties with Europe. She also boasted about how she interfered with security checkpoints in Israel designed to keep out terrorists who kill Israeli civilians. Her new campaign in the United States seeks to promote the same agenda in America, particularly in US colleges. The officers of Haifa and Beit Berl should remove Dalit Baum from her teaching positions immediately.

Why not Contact them?

Rector of the University of Haifa
Prof. David Faraggi
University of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905 Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8288094
Fax: 972-4-8342101
Email: faraggi@stat.haifa.ac.il

Director General of Beit Berl College:
Ruthie Gavri
Phone 972-9-7476302
ruth@beitberl.ac.il

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Sapir College - Anti-Israel Film Lecturer Eyal Sivan Promotes Israel's Extermination on Al Jazeera

Later, in 2004, Sivan filed a libel suit in Paris courts against philosopher Alain Finkelkraut (Sivan vs Finkelkraut) for the latter's claim that Route 181 was a "call to murder Jews" and that Sivan himself was representative of a "particularly painful, particularly frightening reality - Jewish anti-Semitism". Finkelkraut also claimed that Sivan's film was a constant plagiarism of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah, a ten-hour innovative documentary about memory and the Holocaust, and called on Lanzmann, a former Israeli ambassador to France, to testify on Finkelkraut's behalf.

The presiding judge at the trial rejected Finkielkraut's conflation of criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism, and, according to court documents, dismissed Sivan's petition based on the argument that Finkielkraut's attack was part of a legitimate political disagreement. Following the trial, Sivan lost his teaching position at CLEMI (the French Ministry of Education's centre for information media) and the French television network, ARTE, decided to cease commissioning his films. ...

The veil of democracy is being ripped from Israeli faces. This for me is a sign of weakness. When a state needs laws it does not mean it is strong, it means it is weak and afraid because it has no vision for the future. Still, there is great work being done by dissidents, and this is a new position. For many years there were just Israelis living outside, but there is a position of dissidence that they have voiced. People like Illan, they have a voice to contribute to the historical debate. In Israel, maybe there is not a political organised left, but there are so many open questions. Just today I received a magazine from Tel Aviv University that covers philosophy and politics, and the university is organising a seminar about the one-state solution.

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Sapir College - Dingbette Galore! Julia Chaitin (Dept of Social Work) has a New Song for Passover:

We occupy Palestine
(Let their people go)
With checkpoints, sieges and arrests
(Let their people go)

Chorus:
Go up Bibi
Up north to Ramallah
Tell old Abbas
We'll let their people go

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Sapir College - Julia Chaitin (Dept of Social Work) Responds to Rocket Attacks by Cheerleading for the Hamas

Julia Chaitin may be the leading pro-Hamas voice coming out of the Negev and the embattled town of Sderot, the regular target of Hamas rockets and bombs. She exploits her residence in the Negev to legitimize her anti-Israel activism. She recently organized a "Solidarity with Hamas" conference at Sapir College.

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Bar Ilan University - Menachem Klein (Dept of Political Science) invents a new political theory: The fact that a handful of unelected Israeli leftists signed an "Accord" for Israeli capitulation with unelected Palestinians means Israel must abide by that "Accord"

"As opposed to earlier documents, the Geneva Accord is a signed agreement. The very fact of the signatures creates a personal commitment that differs from a document published by a host institution. Furthermore, the accord was not signed by a few individuals but by more than 20 persons on each side.... On the Israeli side, the signatories include Knesset members from the opposition parties, peace activists, writers, security personnel serving in the reserves, economists, and academics."

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Sapir College - Julia Chaitin (Dept of Social Work) promotes "the nachba" and awareness for Arab refugee right of return

In Writing the Shared History, there are six Palestinian teachers, geography and history teachers, and six Jewish-Israeli history teachers. They met together a number of times. They meet every three or four months in East Jerusalem. … They chose a number of historical events to write about. For instance, they chose the Belfour Declaration of 1917, of course they chose the War of 1948, I think they chose the first Intifada. They've decided that the Palestinians will write a textbook. It's not really a text book, it's a booklet for 10th and 11th grade students. There, for instance the Palestinians will write their narrative of the 1948 War. We Israelis call it the "War of Independence" and the Palestinians call it nachba, "the Catastrophe." So, the Israeli teachers will write the Jewish-Israeli narrative of the '48 War, and the Palestinians write their narrative. These are translated into Hebrew and Arabic so each side can read it, and they have discussions about it. They're short narratives.

… Who settled Moshav or Kibbutz places that were once Arab villages or lands. They know the project is a joint Palestinian-Israeli project. They know how I've gotten to them. I tell them exactly what I'm going to ask them. … Then I ask them three questions: Do you know what was on this land before 1948? If a Palestinian was to come and say, I'm from here originally, would you like to meet him or her and what would you like to say to him or her? And, how do you see the solution or how do you see the Palestinian-Iraeli conflict and a possible solution to the Palestinian refugee problem.

… Sometimes I have to ask all three. Somebody will say, there was a village here, it was called Jesir, and once a family came and said this is my house. They just told the story without me having to ask the question. Many of them have had actual experience. Then they show photographs or documents that are important to them. We videograph them also. I ask each person to take me to a place in their community that has special significance for them and we go outside. Usually it can be sometimes just their farm. One man showed me all around his farm, and he also took me to the older village that they destroyed. The Arabs had gone, the Palestinians had left, but when they settled they left in '48, they settled in '53. But they took down all the buildings and he told me where everything was, because he had been in charge of taking down all the buildings.

… The Palestinians lived there for hundreds of years, some of them, that these villages existed, and they were there, and then they fled and then they were no longer there. Some 400, approximately 420 villages were destroyed, emptied, razed, whatever. The Palestinians do have a legitimate claim to the land, it wasn't that they showed up in 1940 and said this is ours. Some Israelis may not know that the Palestinians had lived there, their parents had lived there, their grandparents, their great grandparents, and the fact that they just hadn't lived there for 5 years, and we just kind of moved them to somewhere else. It is also important for Israeli-Jews to understand why they left and how they left, and what's happened to them since.

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Sapir College is Turned into a Hamas Lobby for 4 Days

Among the organizations raising the ire of the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel are Zochrot ("Remembering"), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel. Zochrot is described on its website as "a group of Israeli citizens working to raise awareness of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948."

In a letter to Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar, Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee Chairman Zevulun Orlev, local government heads and Sapir College itself, the forum opposed a state-funded college holding "one-sided political conferences at the leftist edge of the Israeli ideological spectrum" without permitting the participation of "balancing figures."

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The IDI's Academic Swat Team - Carmon, Kremnitzer (Hebrew University) & Stern (Bar-Ilan University) - Stoops to McCarthyism in its Assault against the Freedom of Speech of Non-Leftists

This decision joins a series of proposed bills designed to inflame the volatile relationship between Jewish and Arab citizens. Similarly provocative bills include the so-called "loyalty oath," the "nakba" bill and the initiative to allow small communities to reject candidates for residency based on "incompatibility" with the community's social fabric. Although clearly targeted against one particular group, such bills inevitably create an opening for discrimination against others.
...
This talk of "loyalty" and "treason" invites violence. It is difficult not to recall the days prior to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. The populist exploitation of fear, suspicion and animosity toward Arab Israelis, asylum-seekers and others, all under the banner of patriotism, is eroding support for the principle of equality – a basic tenet of the Declaration of Independence.

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Weizmann Institute of Science - Nir Gov (Dept of Physics) Organizes 155 Members of the Tenured Left to call for Boycott of Ariel University

The signatories state that Ariel was an illegal settlement whose existence contravened international law and the Geneva Convention. "It was established for the sole purpose of preventing the Palestinians from creating an independent state and thus preventing us, citizens of Israel, from having the chance to ever live in peace in this region."

The petition was initiated and organized by Nir Gov of the Weizmann Institute's Department of Chemical Physics. Unlike other such initiatives, over a third of the list's signatories are from the natural and exact sciences.

[Could they be after the budgets granted to Ariel? Looking for 155 Ideas of people who should be Boycotted?]

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Tel Chai College - Anti-Israel Student Appointment Calendars Distributed at Tel Chai College

Students at the Tel Hai Academic College discovered Wednesday that Nakba Day, Land Day and a day commemorating the Arab-Israelis killed during the October 2000 events are marked on the Student Union's calendar. … The outraged students returned their student cards as an act of protest and said, "It cannot be that in a community which symbolizes Zionism the symbols of Israel's enemies are sanctified."

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Bar Ilan University - IDI Honchos come out against a Pledge of Loyalty in Israel

Bar-Ilan University professor and Israel Democracy Institute deputy president Yedidya Stern said he had no problem with the pledge of allegiance proposed by the government, but added that it was not necessary and was being introduced for the wrong reasons.

"The pledge raises no legal problems," he said. "In other words, a state may decide that whoever wants to become a citizen should be able to make a statement of loyalty. Moreover, the state can define itself according to the constitution...

"We should be proud that this is the definition we chose for ourselves. We have placed it in the top hierarchy of Israeli legislation. We shouldn't attack it. It is not against anybody."

Nonetheless, he continued, precisely because of its importance, it should not be exploited for political purposes.

"I think it's too serious for that," he continued. "It's too important to let people like Lieberman use it. It belongs to us. It's everyone's."

Stern warned that overusing the concept might harm Israel.

"We have to show ourselves and the world our self-confidence by not pushing it," he said. "[The fact that Israel is a Jewish and democratic state] is known. We don't hide it and we have nothing to hide."

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Bar Ilan University - The Ultra Left rallies to Bemoan the Canning of Ariella Azoulay, whose entire academic record consists of collecting anti-Israel photographs and films

Among the books Azoulay has written is "Constituent Violence 1947-1950," an analysis of some 200 rare photographs whose purpose, the book says, was to recreate the formation of the Jewish regime while destroying Palestinian society.

She is coauthor with Prof. Adi Ophir, who is her partner, of "This Regime Which Is Not One: Occupation and Democracy between the Sea and The River - (1967 - )."

Among the films she directed is "I Also Dwell Among Your Own People: Conversations with Azmi Bishara."

"Few people dispute the fact that Ariella Azoulay is one of the most important researchers in cultural studies in Israel today," (Marxist anti-Israel) Prof. Yehouda Shenhav of Tel Aviv University, said. Shenhav also noted several recent cases of "persecution of lecturers in a political context" at universities, saying that "this is one of the crudest instances of preferring sectorial considerations over academic excellence."

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Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya) - Galia Golan (School of Government) pulls the following Orwellian Inversions:

Those who Challenge the Leftist Hegemony over Israeli Academia are like Marxists in the Old Soviet Union

Those who Maintain Leftist anti-Zionist Hegemony over Large Swaths of Israeli Universities have no Resemblance to Soviet Marxists at all

Challenging Leftist Uniformity of Thought amounts to demanding Zionist uniformity of thought

"One wonders, then, why has this witch-hunt begun against academia and civil society? One explanation may be that it is a reaction to the increasing criticism and delegitimization of Israel from outside, causing a drawing in of ourselves, xenophobia and fundamentalism that demand, as in McCarthyism, clear signs of loyalty lest the enemy gain from our weakness. It could, however, be something else, as in the Soviet Union perhaps, and that is a confidence and mania that comes from power."

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Leftist Incitement at Beit Berl College

The exhibit is on display at the Beit Berl Art College's Tel Aviv gallery, and is named 'Evet' – which is Lieberman's Russian first name. All of the works on display relate to Lieberman.

… Attorney Adrian Aggasy, representing the Legal Forum [for the Land of Israel], wrote that the exhibition constitutes harsh incitement against the foreign minister and oversteps the bounds of good taste. “Despite the importance of freedom of expression and its protection,” he said in the letter to the A-G, "it cannot be a refuge and an excuse for inciters, for those who hurt civil servants and for those who call for violence through the tools of their art.”

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A Review of the Bash-Israel Pre-Conference organized by Far-Leftist Academics prior to the Prestigious International Geographical Union’s regional conference held in Tel Aviv

As happens so often, the ideological opinion offered by Israeli scholars, under the banner of free speech and pluralism, at these conferences was primarily monolithic, anti-Israel, and leftist. If scholars were somehow still able to leave these conferences with a neutral or positive view about Israel, it was in spite of the best efforts of Israel’s academics who organized the pre-conferences, not because of them.

... For Newman, only one voice should be heard in a democratic society, the voice of critique and anti-state hatred. The only ‘beacon of light’ in Israel are the organizations and individuals who compare the country to a fascist state and the only “value” of democracy is the voice of extremism. On the other side democracy is having a “black day” when other organizations use free speech to critique those who critique.

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Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya) - Bernard Avishai (Dept. of Business and Government) questions Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem; has already given away Jerusalem to any future Arab State.

Just to be clear, there is about as much evidence that King David’s palace would be excavated by this project as evidence that Queen Helena actually found the grove from which the true cross had been cut in the Valley of the Cross. But like Helena’s sites – she was said to be the greatest archeologist in history, because she never looked for something she didn’t find – Barkat’s City of David is actually meant to excite pilgrims – you know, guests of a bar mitzva who are looking for something to do on Sunday afternoon.

SILWAN IS the heart of the most heavily populated, impoverished and angry parts of the city, certain to be in any future Palestinian capital.

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Sapir College - Julia Chaitin (Dept of Social Work) shills for the Gaza Flotilla Terrorists

The attack on the flotilla, and all that ensued (whether or not the citizens on board attacked first, second, or later is of no importance) has shown us, once again, how the blind perspective that force can solve the problem has made the problem uglier, deeper, more senseless. With all this darkness, the attack on the flotilla has had one good effect: It brought the blockade of the forgotten Gaza Strip, from the land, the sea and the air, into the homes of billions/millions of people around the world. More importantly, it brought this immoral and inhumane blockade into the homes of millions of Israelis, who, for the last three years, have chosen to ignore this destructive act that our government has inflicted on an innocent population. This may be the light at the end of the tunnel(s). This might be the beginning of the end of a government and military policy that was borne in vengeance, and has been carried out with a vengeance.

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The President of the Technion attacks Tel Aviv University professors Anat Matar and Rachel Giora for organizing defamation of the Technion in Boston

It was only the next day, as I continued on my way, did I start receiving telephone messages about a letter that had been sent to the Boston Science Museum prior to the event, at the initiative of Prof. Noam Chomsky from MIT, faculty members from two Israeli universities and other individuals. In this letter, Chomsky and his colleagues expressed a sharply worded protest against the fact that the museum was allowing the president of the Technion - "the university that prepares weapons of murder" - to deliver a lecture there. The letter went on to say that the event, which had paid tribute to Israel's tremendous contribution to world technology and science, was actually serving as a cover and camouflage for Israel's crimes against humanity.

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Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya) - Galia Golan (School of Government), Far leftist founder of Peace Now, denounces those who criticize the Israeli academic fifth column.  Accuses us of being RICH!! (If only…)  Calls for denying freedom of speech to critics of the anti-Israel Left!

The Knesset committee called upon the Council for Higher Education to take the report of Im Tirzu and investigate what Committee Chair Zvulun Orlev called ”subversive and anti-Zionist.” These (and more) are not isolated items. They add up to a policy, a campaign designed to cripple civil society, stifle criticism and eliminate opposition. They endanger the very essence of liberal democracy and of a free society, namely pluralism – of thought, deed, and expression.

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The Defaming Duo - Adi Ophir (Tel Aviv University) and Ariella Azoulay (Bar Ilan University) - Two Israel Bashers for the Price of One

Pick one of the duo and you will always find the other hopping aboard. Start with support for the Palestinian "right of return.” Then calls for Israeli soldiers to refuse to serve in the "territories." Then branding Israel 'an Apartheid state.' Then calls for an academic boycott of Israel. Then denouncing all acts of retaliation by Israel. Then dismiss warnings about the intentions of Iran.

Anti-Zionist petitions and articles always bear their two signatures. The duo of Adi Ophir and Ariella Azoulay seem to share everything, from a household to “books” churned out for the anti-Israel Far Left. They offer you…

IsraCampus Nepotism Update:
No sooner was Ariella Azoulay (one of the two members of the Defaming Duo described here) turned down for tenure at Bar-Ilan University when she was hired as an adjunct lecturer in the Faculty of the Arts at Tel Aviv University, the school where the other member of the Duo, her husband Adi Ophir, happens to be employed. Since universities in Israel generally do not employ married spouses in the same institution, IsraCampus invites the official heads of Tel Aviv University to explain this curious arrangement.

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Weizmann Institute - Math and Computer Science Professor Oded Goldreich demonizing Israel and Zionism for the Ivy League

To Goldreich, Jews are not indigenous to Israel, only Arabs are. Even more amazing, Goldreich joined his fellow Stalinists and issued a call to grant terrorist Tali Fahima a Nobel Peace Prize. Fahima, an Israeli citizen, was found guilty of helping her Palestinian Arab boyfriend smuggle weapons to kill Jews in terrorist attacks. Fahima has since criticized even her ex-terrorist boyfriend (for being a sell-out to Israeli intelligence.)

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Nathan Cherny (MD, other institutions, Shaarei Tsedek Hospital) insists that critics of the New Israel Fund are evil rightwing extremists undeserving of freedom of speech

'That the New Israel Fund has come under attack from all sorts of extremist, rightwing, anti-democratic, and anti-pluralist persons and interest groups is not new. Among its most severe critics are the sorts of people who attack Israel’s judiciary, who defend a rigid Orthodox hegemony over Jewish life, promote Israeli annexation of the West Bank and the expulsion of the Palestinian community; elements that represent the “dark side” of the national discourse. The recent attacks by the rightwing organisation “Im-Tirtzu” (which prompted Danny Lamm’s commentary on the NIF) is only the latest attempt to silence the voice of civil society in Israel.'

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Sapir College – Ze’ev Tzahor (College President) claims Israel massacres children

'And were hundreds of Palestinian children killed? This time, Israel did not deny. How could it? However, “we found no evidence that would justify a criminal investigation.” The same was true in respect to cases where the IDF fired at medical teams. According to Israel’s response, the judge advocate general launched dozens of thorough investigation, but somehow everything and everyone turned out to be fine.'

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Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo - Roy Wagner (Dept of Computer Science) Joins the Celebrations of the founding of the PFLP Terrorist Group

'He leads several “Queers against Israel” groups (their terminology), and is a leading advocate of worldwide boycotts of Israel. He was one of those Israelis who signed a petition declaring that Israel was about to commit Nazi-like atrocities the moment the allied troops invaded Iraq. That statement is still carried on Holocaust Denial web sites like Stormfront. Saddam was long ago toppled, but no apology from Wagner.'

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Kiryat Ono College of Law - Amir Paz-Fuchs believes that “army service resisters” are “the bravest Israelis”

Israel has a long track record of law school academics ganging up to demonize and discredit the country. Among these are leftist attorneys who have played the game of citing “international law” and “social justice” in defending the indefensible, the quest to destroy Israel by any means necessary. … Israeli law lecturer Amir Paz-Fuchs is an example of someone who uses the courts in a similar manner. He also uses his Kiryat Ono classroom as an arena to smear and demonize Israel and Zionism. … Paz-Fuchs and his colleague argue that refusing to serve in the military for political reasons in a democratic country should be regarded as completely legal and valid, and mutineers even be paid veterans’ benefits. The authors regard such people as the bravest Israelis.

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Technion – Kobi Snitz (Dept of Mathematics) and Roee Harush (Seminar Hakibutzim), residents of “occupied Haifa,” also support and actively participate in a “BDS campaign by the citizens of Israel”

Many of Haifa's Palestinians and some Jews participate in anti-Zionist activity on different occasions … as well as various forms of direct action against the occupation and the Zionist regime. … Through the various discussions, it was found that there is broad agreement that support by Israeli citizens, particularly Jewish-Israelis could be very useful to the international BDS campaign. … An important unresolved issue is the legitimate reluctance of many anti-Zionists in Palestine to identify as Israelis. … This is a long-standing question for the Jewish anti-Zionist movement in Palestine, and while it is an unresolved issue, it should not be allowed to become an obstacle to mounting an effective struggle against the apartheid regime. … The group is now at a stage of planning activities in Israel and abroad. At first, efforts will be focused on educating potential supporters. … For instance, one way in which Hebrew speakers can clearly be of use to the campaign is research into the corporations and institutions supporting and legitimizing Israel's apartheid system. Such research should not be done in an arbitrary fashion, but would be much more useful if done in coordination with the needs of the global campaign and the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the main reference point of the global campaign.

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Technion – Kobi Snitz (Dept of Mathematics) does jail time due to Anti-Israel activity

His statement (from yesterday) is below:

Tomorrow I will start a 20 day prison term. It is a result of an attempt to prevent a house demolition in kharbatha. As you probably know 20 days is nothing compared to the time many Palestinian teenagers have to do.

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Technion – Yosef Rafiq Jabareen (Dept of Architecture) slams the new Israel Land Administration (ILA) legislation as an attempt to “Judaize” the Galilee and Negev; calls it a “clearance sale” that would complete the “Nakba”

The JNF thus seeks to expand the lands it holds by relinquishing lands in the existing cities and receiving lands in the Galilee and Negev (Naqab) as compensation. The implementation of the law would ultimately enable the JNF to enjoy new lands that would be transferred to it at the expense of state lands that are supposed to be for the benefit of the entire public and not only for one ethnic group. That is, it is prohibited for Arabs to touch the lands of the JNF and they are not allowed to enjoy them like the Jews. The legislation would eventually lead to the transfer of ownership, even without payment, to Jewish leaseholders and to a “clearance” sale of what remains of Palestinian property in many cities in Israel, such as Jaffa, Ramla, Lod, Be’er Sheva, Tiberias, Beit Shean, Haifa and Acre, as well as the Palestinian property in West Jerusalem. Thus, the Palestinian Nakba would be completed in these cities in the future when the Palestinian space that has existed for many generations would be finally eliminated and it would become a case of privatized real estate for the enjoyment of Jewish developers … Thus, the government would be able to carry out its plans to sell land and to Judaize the Galilee and the Negev in a more efficient way

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The College of Management Academic Studies – Law Professor Orna Bar-Naftali uses “Law” to Bludgeon Israel

Orna Bar-Naftali has been working assiduously with leftist lawyers in Israel and abroad to suggest that Israel routinely violates “international law” and “human rights.” An examination of the woman’s background and legal discourse becomes quite revealing of an agenda to smear Israel and drown the Jewish state in a malaise of her legal “interpretations,” as well as to provide propaganda against the Jewish state by certain NGO’s that have an anti-Zionist and even anti-Israel agenda.

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Bar Ilan University - Orna Sasson-Levy participates in a conference “Befitting Bir Zeit”

MK Aryeh Eldad blasted the conference in a letter to Bar Ilan University and Education Minister Gideon Saar. “The Council for Higher Education funds Bar Ilan University and not Bir Zeit because it believes that the university’s syllabus is in accordance with the aims of the State of Israel,” Eldad wrote. “From the look of this conference’s program, it seems that it seeks to undermine the State of Israel. This is an out-and-out anti-Israeli conference and if a similar one were held in a university outside Israel, the Foreign Ministry would protest and organize counter-demonstrations.”

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Holon Institute of Technology - Dr. Diana Dolev of New Profile strives to be the Israeli “Tokyo Rose” against the IDF

Of course, Diana Dolev is another example how the Israeli taxpayer unwittingly doles out sinecures for whacko subversives and traitors who, once they get tenure and an office, can then spend most of their time working diligently to bring down the Jewish state by organizing groups like New Profile. It could be said that as New Profile’s spokesperson, Dolev’s main themes, are “peace” and “feminism”, but Dolev uses these words only to mask her attacking the Zionist state. ... Today, she tours abroad, not as an architect, but most notably as a mouthpiece for the International Solidarity Movement talking anywhere she can to attack Israel and present a false image of the state as another apartheid South Africa. ... Back home Dolev works with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and strives to accuse Israel of atrocities against innocent Arabs. ... The ACRI holds fundraisers along with the New Israel Fund in the US where they invite Jews to think they are promoting democracy in Israel, when they are in fact enabling the Arabs to undermine Israeli self-defense and morale back home.

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Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya) - Galia Golan (School of Government) tries to stifle dissident voices; doesn’t believe that Israel has the right to defend its citizens

The "steering committee" to discuss the Gaza events included as members Prof. Galia Golan, a founder of Peace Now, a radical leftist, and a faculty member at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center in "government" … Most of the Israeli contingent willingly signed the conference's proclamation asserting that Israel had just carried out massacres in Gaza and calling for the international community to crack down on Israeli sovereignty and its exercise of its right of defense. … Golan and Chazan tried to nag the Israeli dissidents into abandoning their position that any IWC statement should denounce ALL acts of violence, even those directed against Jews. …The rest of the Israeli delegation supported the one-sided denunciation of Israel and the endorsement of the "right" of the Palestinians to murder Jews.

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Bar-Ilan University Sociologist Orna Sasson-Levy smears the IDF on Pro-Terror Al Jazeera

So amidst the attempt by the Palestinians to obliterate southern Israel in a rocket blitz, triggering Operation Cast Lead to stop the Qassams falling on Sderot and Ashkelon, Sasson-Levy and the other "leftists against tee-shirts" decided to paint the IDF as a bunch of bloodthirsty warmongers and cutthroats. The Al Jazeera report about the "tee shirt atrocity" was produced in English so that it has the look of a CNN report. Al Jazeera expressed no shock or remorse when the Arabs were firing thousands of Qassams at children in Sderot and Ashkelon. But a tasteless cartoon on tee-shirts trumps that as a human rights abuse! Or at least it does so according to Orna Sasson-Levy.

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Holon Institute of Technology - Diana Dolev’s colleagues at “New Profile” get arrested for incitement to “evade military service” and to “obtain an exemption by deceit”; complain about treatment usually reserved for “settlers”

The investigation of New Profile began on September 15, 2008, a week after an expose on “New Profile” appeared in the Jerusalem Post (which was also brought to the attention of Isracampus.Org.il readers). … the investigation did not focus on actions perpetrated by the suspects but on the opinions they had expressed on the site, allegedly including in the organization's charter. This was a violation of the fundamental right of freedom of expression.

According to a statement issued by the Justice Ministry spokesman at that time, the Web sites of New Profile and Target 21 were suspected of preaching evasion of military service, thereby violating Article 109 of the Penal Law. They were also suspected of helping those slated for military service to obtain an exemption by deceit or by knowingly submitting false information, the ministry said.

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The College of Management Academic Studies – Orna Ben-Naftali (Dept. of Law) performs the anti-Israel legal work

Focusing on the continued Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory conquered in 1967, the article argues that this occupation has become illegal both intrinsically (that is, in terms of the normative regime of occupation) and extrinsically (that is, in terms of the international legal order which generates the normative regime of occupation as an exception to the normal order of sovereign equality between states: the situation is exceptional due to the severance of the link between sovereignty and effective control).

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College of Management Academic Studies – Orna Ben-Naftali (Dept. of Law) gives legitimacy to the International Community to interfere in internal Israeli judicial affairs

… the implication of such policy is twofold: first, it might transform ‘conduct unbecoming’ — which as a matter of law is a war crime — into a crime against humanity; second, it may well be construed as an invitation to the international community to intervene through the exercise of universal jurisdiction.

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Other Schools - Yeela Raanan - Promotes the legitimatization of Land-Grabbing by Negev Beduin

The Government of Israel does not view the Arab-Bedouin citizens of Israel as deserving the right to utilize the Negev lands. The government will take extreme measures to prohibit this right. The reasoning: *Making the Negev Bloom – only with Jewish crops…*

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Galilee College - Hannah Safran - the Hamas' Hannah Montana

A few days ago Safran had a column in the leftwing Neo-Nazi web magazine Counterpunch, published by Alexander Cockburn and his band of jihad cheerleaders. The title of her rant is, and I am not making this up: "Ready to be Traitors: The Israeli Resistance." ... In it she calls for Israeli "resistance" against Israel, the code word used by leftists for terrorism. In it she also hails the violent "anarchists" who attack police and soldiers in their efforts to sabotage Israel's security wall and so allow the Palestinian mass murderers to enter Israel.

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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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Galilee College - Hannah Safran calls for Israeli "resistance" against the existence of Israel on the anti-Semitic Counterpunch web Site

'We, the resistance movement in Israel, will continue our struggle against the war in Gaza and the racism that prevails within Israeli society. We will continue to grow, we will connect to other social and environmental protest groups, and we will hopefully help change our society for the better.'

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Bar Ilan University - Ultra-Moonbette Ariella Azoulay denied tenure at Bar Ilan

Let us be clear - she was not evicted because of her extremist politics but because she is a laughingstock of a "scholar." But that is what makes this newsworthy. AT any other university, including my own, someone like her would have sailed through to tenure, all on the BASIS of her "sensitive progressive political ideology." She has essentially an empty academic publishing record (I found one paper in a French journal). It is only at Bar Ilan that being a leftist is neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition to getting tenure!

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Bar Ilan University - Professor Yafa Zilbershatz - Even at Bar Ilan there are anti-Israel extremists working for the enemy

Professor Yafa Zilbershatz of Bar Ilan University said in an interview with Israel’s Channel 7, that in view of the legal situation in Europe, Israel’s acts in Gaza can be considered war crimes in that continent, and even “rank-and-file soldiers” may be prosecuted. The actions of the IDF in Gaza are likely to be considered war crimes in the USA as well. Currently, a private suit is now being conducted in a US federal court against Avi Dichter, the former head of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet – Shabak) for bombing innocent civilians in Gaza.

Prof. Zilbershatz’ cynical solution to the problem is to propose that the State of Israel apply pressure on European countries to change their laws. It is shocking that Professor Zilbershatz blames other countries for having laws that apply the doctrine of universal jurisdiction. Attorney Leibowitz and Journalist Elam propose a solution to this problem that is the only lawful, realistic and ethical solution: refuse to commit war crimes.

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Dr. Dalit Baum and the Academic Lesbians for Jihad

Back in Israel these days, Baum is teaching (if that is the right word) at the "Community School for Women," a lesbian feminist "school" she helped found. Baum, a loudly self-proclaimed lesbian, has managed to connect her anti-Israel animus to support for the greatest homophobes and persecutors of homosexuals in the world, the Arab Islamofascists and the Muslim states. There homosexuality is often a capital offense. She is a leading member of a group calling itself "QUIT," which stands for "Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism," a homosexual anti-Israel anarchist/Marxist group set up to demonize Jews and Israelis while excusing Arab homophobia and persecution of homosexuals. Dalit Baum embraces and supports the very same people who would kill her for being gay!! Perhaps that explains why she has never ventured into any Muslim country to preach her ideas.

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Other - Sapir Academic College - Sapir President Zeev Tzahor Lobbying for "Talks" with the Hamas:

Zeev Tzahor is the President of Sapir College, supposedly a historian of Israeli history. Sapir College is located in Sderot and his been hit repeatedly by Hamas shells. At least one Sapir student has been murdered (see here). Zeev Tzahor is also an academic for capitulation and appeasement. He was on the TV this evening (January 03, 2009) urging Israel to desist from attacking Gaza and to enter negotiations with the Hamas. Just what does he think Israel can obtain from such negotiations? At most, a meaningless, empty piece of paper that the Hamas will violate before the ink is dry. Not to worry, Tzahor is convinced. If that happens Israel can call a policeman to complain or file a protest!

Sapir College has been in the news in recent years in part because of its employing an Arab faculty member who refused to allow an Israeli reserve soldier in uniform and a woman wearing a Jewish star into his class. Tzahor back then came out against the Arab, but we suspect it was to gather some credibility so that he can promote his Peace Now agenda.

 

Other - Sapir Academic College - Julia Chaitin (Dept of Social Work), senior lecturer, lobbies for capitulation to Hamas demands

'This war is wrong. It is wrong because it cannot achieve its manifest goals -- long-term "normal" life for the residents of the Negev region.... Since the Israeli air force began bombing Gaza, it has been almost impossible to speak openly against the war.... We will know peace only when we accept the fact that the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have every right to lives of dignity. We will know peace only when we recognize that we must negotiate with Hamas, our enemy, even if we are devastated that the Palestinians did not elect a more moderate party to lead them.' 

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Other - Beit Berl College - Yehiam Sorek, who teaches history at Beit Berl College, finds a murdering war criminal and enemy of mankind - Bar Kochva!

'Not all these facts were known to those that sanctified the Jewish national concept when they turned Bar Kochva into the idol of the Zionist renaissance, and even if they had their doubts about his personality, they closed their eyes, because the ancient, heroic rebel sells Zionism very well. They sought to fan the flames of the tribal bonfire with ethnocentrism, and to draw from Jewish mythology a fighter of the kind that challenged the greatest superpower of ancient times, and by his power-driven, crude, insolent and selfish light to educate the children of Israel to emulate him. They seemed to be advocating: Fight the bad guys (the nations of the world, the Turks, the British, the Arabs) to win what you seek, and damn the price.  That is how Bar Kochva, among the other myths and symbols, was turned into yet another quasi-militaristic element that elevates any physical action to attain "sacred" goals.  Sadly, Bar Kochva became a brand name, a national legend, which served national-Zionist goals. He was internalized and absorbed into the national bloodstream, took on the same sanctity as the other myths - and anyone that tries to pose questions about the commander of the revolt, his character and path, is perceived as a saboteur, a vandal.'

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Other - Tel Hashomer - Raphael Walden participates in a-Dura fraud, produces “expert opinion” without examining patient and is based on medical report from October 2000

But there is one aspect of the case that has NOT been widely exposed. That is the collaboration by Prof. Raphael Walden with the French television station's fraud and cover-up. Walden is a far-leftist anti-Zionist medical doctor with specialty in surgery, at Tel Hashomer hospital. He is active in the pro-terror anti-Israel propaganda group "Doctors for Human Rights," a group once run by anti-Semite Neve Gordon and which does not believe that Jews should be entitled to any human rights. He is also the son-in-law of Shimon Peres and often described in the press as Shimon Peres' personal physician. He signs all the usual leftist proclamations . His email is Raphael.Walden@sheba.health.gov.il .

Ben-Dror Yemini this week described the role of Walden in the French forgery in his weekly column. Walden prepared a professional medical report that backed the lies and fabrications of the French TV station and the attempt to "prove" the Arab propaganda version of the a-Dura shooting, based on the injuries to a-Dura's father. Only problem is that the good doctor never examined the a-Dura father and based his expert conclusions on some paperwork he got from a Jordanian office. A different Israeli doctor who DID examine the poppa, Dr. Yehuda David, discovered that all the injuries the father was claiming to have suffered when his son was pretending to be shot were in fact injuries from at least 8 years earlier.

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Bar Ilan University - History Professor Ariel Toaff goes from Medieval Blood Libels to Collaborating with a Jihadi Web Site

Toaff should be ashamed at his collaboration with a jihadi web site, being used to spread his "research."  Bar Ilan University should be ashamed to have employed such a person, because academic freedom should not be a cover for deception and lies against the Jewish people to hasten the destruction of their national homeland.

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College of Management - Yossi Nehushtan (School of Law) Expresses Neofascist Ideas about Freedom of Speech and Restricts it to Those Whose Views He Likes:

In an article published in Hebrew, Yossi Nehushtan objects that the State of Israel wants to refuse to grant permission to a flag-waving parade in Um el-Fahm based on the possible civil disorder that might ensue. In his opinion, the State of Israel should refuse to grant permission based solely on the ideology of the petitioners.

Nehushtan invalidates the ideology of Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzal and thus they should not receive the protection of the law. The State should reject their claims due to illegitimate values.

Nehushtan goes further and states that if the Supreme Court does allow the demonstration to take place in Um el-Fahm proper then there will no longer be any “logical” reason not to allow demonstrations for alleged Tzahal war crimes next to Memorial services or for Holocaust-deniers to protest in front of old age homes populated by Holocaust-survivors.

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Other Schools - Another (ex-) Israeli Academic Hater of Israel: Daniel Boyarin of UC Berkeley

His resume is quite impressive, because he is a Talmudic scholar and has written works about Judaism, its history and scripture, generally demolished as pseudo-scholarship by serious academic reviewers. A US-born citizen of Israel, he once taught at Ben Gurion University and Bar Ilan University and is currently a professor of Near East Studies at UC Berkeley. Since UC Berkeley is a campus that, although it has a large Jewish population, is home to many an anti-Israel Arab and leftist, one might not be surprised that Daniel Boyarin has as negative opinion of Israel’s self-defense as is found among so many of Israel’s intelligentsia working in Arab dominated US Middle East Studies programs. In fact, Boyarin pretty clearly does not think Israel should exist at all. Daniel Boyarin is notorious for how he displays a virulent hatred for the Jewish people of Israel whose Talmud he studied for so many years, particularly towards Israelis who practice self-defense against Arab irredentism. In addition, Boyarin’s overlooking of anti-Semitism and his embracing of anti-Semites at UC Berkeley and elsewhere make him particularly difficult to comprehend for most rational people.

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Elitist Bar Ilan University Poli Sci Lecturer Menachem Klein never says die to a “peace process” while rubber stamping the views of avowed anti-Semites

The pondering question is “Is Klein being just an opportunist here or a quisling for anti-Semites, or is he really so naïve?” View the CNI video yourself in its entirety and see the answer is most likely the former. Klein’s appearance with the CNI is like a Jew speaking out in support of the goals of Nazis during World War II. Israelis who appear at similar symposiums worldwide claiming to talk peace, but secretly booked for pushing the Palestinian agenda are plentiful, but Menachem Klein seems to be among the most skilled of them all. That the CNI is revered in America by neo-Nazis and funded by the Saudis, something that isn’t revealed in the video, but something Klein must know forces us to ask what more would Menachem Klein need to divorce himself from such an organization, even if he really was just a starry-eyed peace activist? And to think former PM Ehud Barak used this guy as an adviser!!!

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Other - Holon Institute of Technology - Diana Dolev Degrades the Image of the Israeli Soldier to Further Her Political Goals

Our soldiers aren't tidy soldiers. They're very schlumperich [unkempt], which creates this image of a soldier that is half civilian. One of the hevre. Not a "soldierly" soldier. But I think this is a sort of cover. I think that actually, in a more concealed way, this image contributes to militaristic ideas filtering into civil society without our noticing it.

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Open University -  Mustafa Kabha (Dept. of History) quotes the imaginary "massacre" fabricated at the University of Haifa by Ilan Pappe and Teddy Katz: "Tantur .. The worst Zionist massacres in Palestine"

He (Historian Mustafa Kabha) said: "The massacre left in the Al-Tantur great impact on the Palestinians in the neighboring villages and paved the displacements."

In return the Israeli historian Teddy Katz - who suffered a defamation lawsuit by the unit after Alexander detect the circumstances of the massacre in Al-Tantur Masters study at the University of Haifa in 1998 - that the testimonies received by recalling the fall of 230 Palestinians in the massacre.

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Bezalel Academy artist and lecturer David Tartakover uses art to attack his fellow Israelis

As mentioned, Tartakover has enormous contempt for religious Jews, something that also colors his hatred for Jews who reside in Yesha. He expressed this artistically when he defaced the memorial of assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin with the words, Killed by a Kippa wearing Jew! thus lumping all religious Jews (no doubt to him, all those in Yesha are religious too, when many are not) into the same group.

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Bar Ilan University - Menachem Klein (Dept of Political Studies) Participated in Conference that promotes "ending the Occupation"

The following Israeli academics participated in FFIPP-International Conference that promotes "ending the Occupation":

Menachem Klein, Bar Ilan University - Dept of Political Studies
Kenneth Mann, Tel Aviv University - Dept of Law
Eyal Wiezman, University of London - Dept of Visual Cultures

 

It has been almost two years since the last FFIPP conference in Ramallah.
Since then, the situation in the Occupied Territories has deteriorated with the
rapidly worsening conditions in Gaza, the continued construction of the Wall
and the settlements, continued violence— mainly against the Palestinians- and
the lack of any progress in the ‘negotiations’. The tensions between Hamas and
Fatah continued as well and the isolation of Hamas contributed to the general
deterioration. The Annapolis conference has failed to produce any positive
change in the region and the occupation of Iraq is now threatening to escalate
into, potentially, a major confrontation with Iran.

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Open University - Yossi Dahan (Dept. of Philosophy) Uses the Term "Social Justice" Selectively

Thus for Yossi Dahan, “social justice” apparently means anything that Israel does is socially unjust, at least in terms of dealing with surrounding violent Arab entities that have an undying mantra to kill Jews, and ultimately to destroy Israel. He helps Arabs claim Israeli land that may not belong to them; he also defends the “proletariat” (communists in Israel want the state replaced with a new dictatorship of the proletariat and for good measure, the Arabs dominating) that includes foreign workers inside Israel illegally.

Nearly 30% of Israel’s children and elderly are forced to eat in soup kitchens because of poverty. 13,000 Israeli children have been added to the ranks of those who must eat in soup kitchens. But in my research about Yossi Dahan, I could not find an equal dedication to “social justice” for these people. He seeks to help Arabs who want to take what little land Israel has while 22 surrounding Arab countries call for her destruction with a land ratio of 650 to 1. Where’s the social justice in that for Jews?

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Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya) - Bernard Avishai (Dept. of Business and Government) denounces Israel once again

'In his ire at Israel's religious Jews, Avishai makes all manner of unsubstantiated claims about them. Their commitment to democracy is, he asserts, opportunistic; they engage in voter fraud, shirk taxes, justify male brutality against women, admire 'obscure' rabbis, engage in 'bizarre' rituals, are raised on hatred of the goy. Their eyes 'burn through you.' Several times he entertains the notion that Judaism is a racist and even a blood religion.'

Bernard Avishai is Dean of the Raphael Recanati International School and a professor of business and government at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel

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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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Bar Ilan University - Kobi Snitz (Dept. of Mathematics) calls for another "nonviolent" demonstration

Bethlehem – Palestine – Friday January 18, 2008 - The Popular Committee against the Wall and the Settlement in Al-Khader is organizing a nonviolent demonstration to protest the construction of the annexation wall in the town of Al-Khader south of Bethlehem

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Bar Ilan University - Kobi Snitz (Dept. of Mathematics) representing violent "Anarchists Against the Wall"

Anarchists Against The Wall (AATW) is a pro-violence Israeli group that supports the popular Palestinian struggle. The proximity of the struggle on the ground to Israeli cities presents an opportunity for intense involvement by many Israelis. At the same time, the physical risk in such activity is quite high. It goes without saying that the risks for our Palestinian partners are much higher. As a small group with an aversion to... Kobi Snitz is a member of Anarchists against the Wall. His political involvement started when he joined CUPE local 3902 as a teaching assistant in Toronto. He continued being active as a graduate student in the United States, working on teaching assistant union drives, and to oppose U.S. aggression. His work with AATW started when he returned to his native Israel in 2003.

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Bar Ilan University - Kobi Snitz (Dept. of Mathematics) in Amherst claims Israel has no right to build a defensive wall to keep out terrorists

Several weeks ago, Rateb Abu Rahma and Kobi Snitz, members of the group "Faculty for Israeli - Palestinian Peace," visited the University of Massachusetts and the surrounding area. Their talk was titled "Bil'in, Village of Resistance," and referred to a town where non-violent resistance led to an Israeli court ruling to redirect a portion of the wall that goes through the area. The event was poorly attended at UMass but nevertheless proved to be very informative and was greatly appreciated. It was a privilege to have people who have experienced Israeli crimes firsthand come speak for the sake of spreading knowledge and nurturing concern for innocent people on both sides of the conflict. The speakers' message was clear: the separation that Israel has built along the West Bank is a hindrance to people's lives in the region and must be torn down if peace is desired.

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Sapir College - Naama Shefi (Head of the School of Communications) endorses the anti-Israel Arab lecturer at her school who refused to allow a reserve soldier to enter the classroom

'It should not be overlooked that Hassan used one of the few platforms available to him as an Arab-Israeli intellectual. He did so as a director who is training young directors, and as usual he challenged them with his harsh statement. But Hassan did not perceive that he violated the trust placed in him as someone who is supposed to fight for the freedom of ideas and a high standard of ethics.'

To complain: The President of Sapir College is Prof. Zev Tzahor, whose fax is 972-8-6899412. His email is sonia@sapir.ac.il

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Forty Israeli Academics back the Arab lecturer who barred Jewish soldier in uniform from his class

Nizar Hassan, the filmmaker who instructed a student at Sapir College in Sderot not to come to class wearing his army uniform and carrying a gun, "is a talented and courageous artist whose only sin was his attempt to maintain universal civic values" and whose action "pointed to the serious phenomenon of the great involvement of the army in campus life."

These statements are in a petition of support for Hassan signed by dozens of Jewish and Arab university teachers. Hassan was suspended by the college until the disciplinary committee reaches a decision in his case. After a hearing last Thursday, the committee could recommend a punishment ranging from an official reprimand to dismissal

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