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SUNY Plattsburg - Simona Sharoni (Dept of Gender Studies) and her Fraudulent Intersectionality Linkage between College Rape and Israel

Her niche in the loony Left world is to say that (because of "intersectionality") there is a link between Israel's existence and rape on college campuses.

While the idea of intersectionality had some merit when it was first defined, nowadays it is a catch-all buzzword to claim that the Jewish state is the very definition of evil.

A few weeks ago, Dr. Sharoni spoke at an event at Columbia University, co-hosted by both Palestine student activist groups and No Red Tape, the anti-sexual assault group launched in January 2014.

Dr. Sharoni asks questions like, "What do Israeli Apartheid and the campus sexual assault crisis have in common? How can a feminist intersectional analysis help us understand violence at the heart of both cases? How can we use this comparative analysis to advocate for survivors of violence and to demand accountability for perpetrators?"


Intellectual-sounding arguments fall apart very easily when the same arguments cannot work in other contexts. What is the common denominator? The fact that a lot of people hate Israel, and need to justify their hate ex-post facto!

The problem with how "intersectionality" is used nowadays is that it can be used as a bludgeon against anything. It is a fraudulent idea because the same logic can be used to come to opposite conclusions — in fact, opposite conclusions that make far more sense. So for example, the widespread and well-known cases of sexual abuse against female anti-Israel activists by Palestinians would indicate a far more direct relationship between Palestinians and rape.

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

 

UCLA - Gabriel Piterberg (Dept of History) - The Other Anti-Israel Israeli Leftist Lecher

Students and faculty protest UCLA's lenient disciplinary actions for Piterberg's alleged sexual harassment of two grad students.

UCLA students, faculty and alumni are escalating their complaints against the university over its decision to allow a prominent history professor accused of sexual harassment to return to campus after imposing what they regard as inadequate sanctions.

More than 75 people rallied Wednesday to protest the decision involving Gabriel Piterberg, a Mideast specialist who joined the UCLA faculty in 1999. Two female graduate students have accused Piterberg of repeatedly harassing them over many years by making sexual comments, pressing himself against their bodies and forcing his tongue into their mouths.

At UCLA, many of Piterberg's colleagues said the historian's return to Westwood this summer would create a dysfunctional work environment. In a letter to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and other campus officials, 38 history faculty members said Piterberg's presence would make students feel unsafe and that the restrictions on his conduct would increase their workloads.

On Wednesday, protesters vowed to keep up the pressure against Piterberg. They marched through campus, chanting, banging drums and waving signs calling for Piterberg to be fired and for the school to crack down on sexual harassment.

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

 

Israeli Academics Demand Teaching Anti-Israel Propaganda to College Students

Israeli "academic frauds" bellyache over "censorship of the Palestinian narrative"; sign petition to reinstate politics textbook after the publisher, McGraw-Hill, pulled the book from circulation over non-academic anti-Israeli agitprop.

Last month, publishing giant McGraw-Hill Education withdrew and destroyed copies of a US college level textbook because of complaints from supporters of Israel over a series of maps showing loss of Palestinian land from 1946, shortly before Israel was established, to 2000.

In response to this shocking and outrageous act of censorship of the Palestinian narrative from US schoolbooks, dozens of respected Palestinian, Israeli, and American academics have signed onto the enclosed open letter calling on McGraw-Hill Education to reverse its decision.

This blatant act of censorship, in response to complaints from those who seek to suppress a free exchange of knowledge and ideas about Israel and Palestine, is shocking and unacceptable.

It is neither. The maps are lies from beginning to end, both individually as well as in the way they are presented as a series. But you wont find any of these "academics" actually answering the proofs that they are propaganda. If they were true academics, who wouldn't lower themselves to answer my proofs, they should answer the objections of Yaacov Lozowick, who really is a historian unlike virtually all of the signatories.

In short, there is no academic source for this series of maps. It was placed in the textbook even though it had nothing to do with the text, referencing a paper that had no relationship with the map to give it academic cover. There was some effort involved on the part of someone to include this piece of propaganda and to hide its origins from anti-Israel hate groups.

The Isrsel-haters know that the maps are a great propaganda tool and they cannot stand the fact that its lies have been exposed so publicly…

Among the signatories:
Daniel Boyarin
Ilan Pappe
Avi Shlaim
Simona Sharoni

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

 

UCLA - Students Demand Dismissal of Gabriel Piterberg (Dept of History)

Students organize petition to have Piterberg canned after his university gave him a slap on the wrist over allegations of sexual misconduct with his students.

A group of graduate students started a petition that demands the University of California dismiss a UCLA history professor accused of sexually assaulting two students.

Preston McBride, president of the History Graduate Students Association, said graduate students started the petition after UCLA officials allowed history professor Gabriel Piterberg to return to teach on campus.

Two graduate students in history filed a lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents in June for inadequately responding to claims Piterberg had sexually assaulted them.

UCLA reached an agreement with Piterberg and allowed him to return to teaching if he paid the UC Board of Regents $3,000, among other conditions. Piterberg cannot have romantic relationships with students and is only allowed to meet with students during office hours with his door open.

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

 

'Im Tirtzu' Exposes Israeli Academics Collaborating with Anti-Israel Propagandists

Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter), Uri Davis (University of Exeter), Anat Matar (Tel Aviv University), and Simona Sharoni (SUNY, Plattsburgh) have all been named as participating in "Israel Apartheid Week" activities in report published by 'Im Tirtzu'.

On March 4, 2016, extreme leftist Israeli Dr. Ilan Pappé presented a lecture at Columbia University titled, "Why Is Palestine Still the Issue in 2016?" The event was organized by Columbia's Students for Justice in Palestine organization during IAW.

Dr. Uri Davis was prominently featured at a press conference during South Africa's "Israel Apartheid Week" on March 6, 2016. Davis was born in Israel, joined the Palestinian Arab movement Fatah, converted to Islam, and is now married to a Palestinian Arab in Ramallah. He defines himself as a "Palestinian Hebrew national of Jewish origin, anti-Zionist, registered as Muslim and a citizen of an apartheid state – the State of Israel."

A conference held in Nazareth during IAW titled, "BDS and the 1948 Palestinians: Between International Influences and Local Contexts," featured an array of Israeli speakers including Dr. Anat Matar of Tel- Aviv University and former MK and current Chairman of the Arab Supreme Oversight Committee, Muhammad Barakei.
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Other Israelis on Im Tirtzu's list included historian Ilan Pappe, one of the leaders of the academic boycott of Israel and of the greater boycott, divestment and sanctions movement; Dr. Uri Davis, a Fatah member who converted to Islam and married a Palestinian woman from Ramallah; academic Dr. Simona Sharoni; Jeff Halper, one of the Israelis who participated in a 2008 Gaza flotilla; Ronnie Barkan, one of the founders of the Boycott From Within movement; Sahar Francis, director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, which provides legal assistance for Palestinians in Israeli prisons; and Joint Arab List Knesset members Hanin Zoabi and Jamal Zahalka, who according to Im Tirtzu, have participated in Israeli Apartheid Week activities this year or in past years.

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

 

University of Exeter - Benny Morris Reviews Ilan Pappe's History Books and Renders them "Worthless"

Morris outs Pappe's slack and lazy research methods, inaccuracies, distortions, and false sources to paint a picture of Pappe the pro-Arab propagandist who ignores "historical truth and factual accuracy".

Here is a clear and typical example—in detail, which is where the devil resides—of Pappe's handiwork. I take this example from The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Katzir had come to report to the man managing the Jewish war effort (Ben-Gurion also held the defense portfolio in the Jewish Agency Executive) about an experiment that he and his team in the Haganah's "science branch" had been conducting.

The translation is flecked with inaccuracies, but the outrage is in Pappe's perversion… Pappe's version of this text is driven by something other than linguistic and historiographical accuracy. Published in English for the English-speaking world, where animal-lovers are legion and deliberately blinding animals would be regarded as a barbaric act, the passage, as published by Pappe, cannot fail to provoke a strong aversion to Ben-Gurion and to Israel.

Such distortions, large and small, characterize almost every page of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine… So there can be no escaping the conclusion that Pappe introduced the subject, and perverted the text, for one purpose only: to blacken the image of Israel and its leaders in 1948. This is also among the purposes of The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty and Out of the Frame.

Pappe uses the Husayni story as a vehicle to describe Palestine's history during those two and a half centuries, spanning Ottoman and British rule and the clash with Zionism, and ending with the first Arab-Israeli war, the establishment of the state of Israel and the collapse of Palestinian society and politics… But Pappe's real interest lies in politics, specifically anti-British-imperial politics and anti-Zionist politics, and not in distant Ottoman-era history.

The disproportion also reflects Pappe's worth as a historian. Let me explain. To cover the history of Palestine—a geographically small backwater in the giant Ottoman domain—and the activities of its aristocracy and their interaction with the authorities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, one would have to spend many months in the Ottoman archives in Istanbul… There is not a single reference to any Ottoman archive, or any Turkish source, in his endnotes.

Indeed, almost all of Pappe's references direct the reader to books and articles in English, Hebrew, and Arabic by other scholars, or to the memoirs of various Arab politicians, which are not the most reliable of sources. Occasionally there is a reference to an Arab or Western travelogue or genealogy, or to a diplomat's memoir; but there is barely an allusion to documents in the relevant British, American, and Zionist/Israeli archives…

Those who falsify history routinely take the path of omission. They ignore crucial facts and important pieces of evidence while cherry-picking from the documentation to prove a case. … But Pappe is more brazen. He, too, often omits and ignores significant evidence, and he, too, alleges that a source tells us the opposite of what it in fact says, but he will also simply and straightforwardly falsify evidence.

It is unclear what Pappe is quoting from. I did not find this sentence in the commission's report. Pappe's bibliography refers, under "Primary Sources," simply to "The Shaw Commission." The report? The deliberations? Memoranda by or about? Who can tell?

To the deliberate slanting of history Pappe adds a profound ignorance of basic facts. Together these sins and deficiencies render his "histories" worthless as representations of the past, though they are important as documents in the current political and historiographic disputations about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Suffice it to say that Pappe's contempt for historical truth and factual accuracy is almost boundless.

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

 

Ben Dror Yemini Declares the BDS Movement a National Threat; Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter) Plays an Essential Role in the Demonization of Israel

Yemini reveals that Pappe believes in a double sin: the first in Israel's foundation and the second in its continued existence.

The BDS movement has been conducting a campaign for awareness on multiple fronts – on campuses, in workers' unions, and in the media. It is amassing troubling victories. More and more student unions in the US are joining the boycott. Leading newspapers like the New York Times are providing a platform for boycott advocates.

Their influence has invaded the Hillel groups on campuses, as BDS supporters exploit the organization's wish for openness to disseminate their campaign. When you tell a young student that "Israel expelled hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in 1948" and he does not know that in those same years tens of millions underwent such expulsions – as that was once the norm – and that more Jews were kicked out of Arab lands…

Israel is enduring one of the most systematic attacks against its existence. You don't need to be part of the BDS movement in order to be on the anti-Israel front.

When a member of Breaking the Silence appears at events sponsored by BDS, that is not criticism. That is demonization.

Dr. Ilan Pappe, an ardent detractor of Israel, explained that the campaign is based on a way of thinking that believes in two sins: The first ingrained in the formation of Israel and the other ingrained in Israel's very existence.

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

 

University of the Witwatersrand - Israel-hating, Marxist Expatriate, Bush Sociologist Ran Greenstein (Dept of Sociology) Continues his Jihad to Destroy Israel

Greenstein urges Arab "resistance", mass uprising, and boycott to create conditions that will make the "Israeli regime ungovernable" and "shatter" the paralyzed Israeli society.

The first involves Palestinian resistance in the post-Gaza war period. It is too early to talk about a third intifada, the unity government has hardly made an impact so far, and the Palestinian Authority continues to make noises about taking its diplomatic campaign to the UN and the International Criminal Court but does nothing concrete. And yet, the nature of the political debate is changing – the voices calling for continuation of the U.S.-sponsored and Israeli-dominated "peace process" have almost disappeared. It is clear to Palestinians that nothing of value can possibly come out of that process, even if a formal notice of termination of talks is not likely to be served soon.

With both the Oslo process and the armed struggle proving useless at best (if not outright damaging to the national cause), the only way forward is unarmed mass uprising, along the lines of the First Intifada, backed by a unified leadership. Conditions are still far from there yet, but encouraging signs are emerging, pointing to growing awareness of the necessity of this course of action. Direct action – protests, marches, building bridges over the apartheid wall (literally and metaphorically), boycotts of settlements and their products and refusal to become captive markets for Israeli products, forging political links across militarized boundaries – are some of the steps Palestinians have been taking already and will continue to take in an intensified form in coming years. And all that with a goal of making the Israeli regime ungovernable.

By 2017 we can expect these trends to gain momentum and puncture the immunity that Israel has enjoyed, having been shielded from criticism and protected from suffering consequences for its violations of international law and UN resolutions…

There are no guarantees that 2017 will herald freedom, but it will shatter the comfortable holding pattern that has paralyzed Israeli society…

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

 

Amnon Rubinstein Wonders How an Israeli Academic Heads an Anti-Semitic Conference

Oren Ben-Dor (University of Southampton) organizes an anti-Israel conference to reject the legitimacy of the founding of the State of Israel under International Law.

In mid April, Southampton Law School will host an international conference titled "International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism"…

Both the conference's positions and its conclusions are foretold. Professor Oren Ben-Dor, who heads the symposium, has expressed radical anti-Israeli position in the past, and the 80 academics scheduled to attend the gathering, which promises to be something special indeed, share his views.

Conference goers could care less about Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria or the Palestinian territories seized in the 1967 Six-Day War. No, Ben-Dor and his ilk plan to discuss the very notion and legitimacy of the inception of the Jewish state following the 1948 War of Independence.

How can one even try and disqualify the notion of the Jewish state? After all, Israel has two "birth certificates" under international law -- the first from the League of Nations, referencing the 1917 Balfour Declaration, and the second from the United Nations General Assembly, which succeeded the League of Nations in handling matters concerning the Jewish state.

It was the Arab states who violated international law by mounting their unprecedented, aggressive attempt to destroy the small, unarmed Jewish community. Fortunately, their nefarious scheme had failed. How can anyone ignore these facts and claim Israel was founded unlawfully?

It seems anything is possible in the anti-Zionist, post-rational world where part of academia dwells -- even an anti-Semitic conference headed by an Israeli.

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

 

University of Southampton - Oren Ben-Dor (Dept of Law) Hosts Inquisition to Renounce the Legitimacy of Israel under International Law.

Ben-Dror Yemini castigates Ben-Dor and his role as a Hamas mouthpiece. Locals have petitioned to the University to abort the “conference”.

The invitation makes it clear that the conference this time will not be dealing with Israel's actions, but "will focus on exploring themes of Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism; all of which are posed by Israel's very nature."

There's an Israeli among the organizers too - Professor Oren Ben-Dor, another one of those wild weeds, those BDS supporters, who reject the right of the Jews to a state and try to sell us the same old goods, believing that silencing Israelis who think differently is the true expression of freedom of speech and thought. And now this evil man is organizing a conference that essentially negates the existence of Israel. Hamas doesn't need a propaganda department. It already has PR agents doing the work.

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

 

University of Exeter – Critics of Ilan Pappe's (Dept of Israel Bashing) Speech at Indiana University Turn to Isracampus to Help Fight his Propaganda and Blatant Lies

The Critics also suffer counter-attack and more distortions at the hands of Pappe's supporters.

Ilan Pappe, a discredited historian, spoke at Indiana U. on Jan. 30. Earlier, the local Jewish Community Relations Council expressed their disappointment
(http://indyjcrc.org/2015/01/indianapolis-jcrc-statement-on-ilan-pappe-visit-to-iupui/
[1]).

I was not there, but my understanding is that there were no disturbances; Pappe spoke as planned. Yet a petition is being organized to affirm that JCRC "smeared" Pappe, used "shameful tactics," made "blatant attempts to bully" them and falsely accuse them anti-Semitism.
(https://www.change.org/p/indiana-palestine-solidarity-support-the-interfaith-statement-on-ilan-papp%C3%A9-visit-to-iupui [2])

It's an inversion of reality. I read Pappe's book "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" and found his distortions so jaw-dropping that I made a video about it. Thus I know that Pappe has no business gathering respectable audiences or having his book in public libraries (history section?) and certainly not being presented as a victim. BDS nevertheless uses him successfully to make their case.
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Indianapolis JCRC Statement on Ilan Pappe

However, there is a stark difference between respectful discourse and even extreme criticism – and that of hate speech. It is our belief that Dr. Pappe falls into the latter category. Not only does Dr. Pappe falsely accuse Israel of genocide and ethnic cleansing, he is an avid supporter of the BDS movement, which is anti-Semitic at its core, calling for a one-state solution, meaning the Jewish State of Israel would cease to exist. Indeed, he says he dreams of a day "when Zionism will be defeated as the ideology that governs our lives between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea".[1]
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Support the Interfaith Statement on Ilan Pappé

In response, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) tried to smear Prof. Pappé and accused us, at least indirectly, of advocating anti-Semitism.[i] We write to challenge these claims, defend our reputation, and say, loudly and clearly, we will not be intimidated by these shameful tactics.

Before Prof. Pappé had uttered a word, the JCRC issued a public statement calling him a "discredited" historian and a purveyor of hatred. Both of these claims are demonstrably false.

Prof. Pappé is one of the most well-respected and prolific scholars on the history of the Middle East conflict…

The JCRC is right about one thing: Prof. Pappé opposes the violent form of Zionism that justifies the ethnic cleansing of Arab people—and denies them their rights. His opposition is not born out of hatred of his own people, but out of love. Prof. Pappé dreams of an Israel in which all are free and safe from violence, including Palestinian Arabs. He advocates democracy: one person, one vote.

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

 

Avi Shlaim (Oxford) and Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter) - the British Anti-Israel Vilifiers

Dennis Prager, the renown US author and moralist, exposes the British Stagnant Duo and their Anti-Israel Propaganda. Shlaim with his "Derisionist History" believes that Hezbollah has the right to attack Israeli civilians. Pappe makes claims of alleged Israeli ethnic cleansing and genocide of Arabs in Gaza, to which he pledges to prevent.

I encountered this at the University of Oxford … two virulently anti-Israel spokesmen. One of them was Avi Shlaim, an expatriate Israeli, who has devoted his life to using his professorship at Oxford to promote anti-Israel activism.

Here are some examples of what Shlaim said to hundreds of Oxford students:

"[Israel] is no longer a democracy. ... There is another word to describe the situation — apartheid."
"These military operations [of Israel] are cruel acts of state terrorism."
"The Palestinians have the right to resist the occupation, and Hamas is the vanguard of this resistance."

… [Shlaim] uses his high academic position in the U.K. to announce that Hamas is the victim, and the Jewish state — which he regularly labels an apartheid and terrorist state — is the oppressor. He had previously written… "I do believe that Hezbollah has the right to target Israeli civilians."

Benny Morris, professor of Middle Eastern history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the most prominent of Israel's "New Historians," … has rejected Shlaim as a colleague and even as a competent historian… [Morris] labeled Shlaim's work "Derisionist History."

Another example of a Jew hurting other Jews is Ilan Pappé, a professor at the University of Exeter in the U.K., where he is director of the university's European Centre for Palestine Studies. He and Shlaim tour Europe vilifying Israel.

One of his books is titled "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine," and he is a leader in the European movement to boycott Israeli universities and academics. In July 2014, he wrote in a piece titled "Israel's Incremental Genocide in the Gaza Ghetto," published by the violent Islamist website The Electronic Intifada:

… "This is what I can pledge — to work to prevent the next stage in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the genocide of Palestinians in Gaza."

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

 

Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter) and Shlomo Sand (Tel Aviv University) Join their Judeophobic International Marxists in the Undermining of the Jewish State

The European Marxist Left has traditionally dismissed the rampant anti-Semitism inherent in the culture of European socialism and fascism as "a means to other political ends" that masquerades as "anti-Zionism". The American Left blames the Jews for the aggression they face in a classic anti-Semitic proposition. For the Jewish Marxists, the creation of a Jewish Nation-State has been a slap in the face to their Marxist views.

This connection between Marxism and Judeophobia has brought Pappe and Sand to express their "perverse form of humanism", "systematic denigration of Israel", and "Palestinophilism".

This analysis is now peddled by a growing numbers of leftist, anti-Zionist academics within Israel as well. Such rhetoric, divorced from historical truth and geopolitical reality, negates any possibility of reform or redress concerning genuine grievances. Shlomo Sand, a historian at Tel Aviv University, represents one particularly virulent strain of such "negationism" with his claim that both the concept of "Jewish People" and of Eretz Israel ("the land of Israel") are mere fictions or Zionist inventions. This former Israeli Trotskyist militant, trained in France (where his pseudoscientific delegitimization of Israel has enjoyed great popularity) has revived long-discredited theories—such as Arthur Koestler's deranged notion that Ashkenazi Jews sprang from Khazars who converted in the 10th century C.E.—to sever the Jews from their biblical ancestors. Wholly irreligious himself, Sand insists that Jews are linked by religion alone; he categorically rejects the Jewish identity of Israel and has announced to the world that he no longer considers himself a Jew. For Sand, Zionism can be understood only as the distillation of racism itself.

Small wonder that the worst enemies of the Jewish state regard Sand's work as invaluable. What could be better than an Israeli intellectual undermining the very roots of Jewish history, religion, cultural memory, and national identity in the land of Zion? …

In the "post-Zionist" narratives of Israeli historians such as Ilan Pappé (formerly an active member of the Israeli Communist Party, Hadash), the entire Jewish national project is a nightmarish tale of occupation, expulsion, discrimination, and institutional racism perpetrated by alien and demonic Zionist invaders. In such accounts, the Palestinians are the permanent victims; Israelis are forever the "brutal colonizers." According to Pappé, the "Zionist" ethnic cleansing of Palestine was already in full swing in 1948. It was a long-premeditated crime that has been escalating ever since. We increasingly find Jewish anti-Zionists presenting their certificates of divorce from the Jewish state, issuing petitions against Israel's "apartheid wall" (the security fence to defend against Palestinian suicide bombers), and denouncing Israel's allegedly racist oppression of local Arabs. At the same time, "progressive" Jews seem indifferent to the suffering of Israeli civilians—the innocent victims of so many savage Palestinian atrocities—including the recent murders of three Israeli teenagers near Hebron. … This is a perverse form of humanism in which the systematic denigration of Israel coexists with a wholly romanticized and abstract "Palestinophilism" devoid of any critical thought or normal human solidarity.

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

 

Berlin Humboldt University - Na'aman Hirschfeld - The Proud Coward

Hirschfeld, seeing conspiracies and corruption in every nook and cranny, claims that the Settlers are taking over the military and are colluding with other right-wing extremist to dominate public discourse. Throwing a tantrum, Hirschfeld rages against Israeli society like a pouting child who doesn't get his way, leaves the game, and wants to take the ball too.

Although he denies it, Hirschfeld is proud to be the coward who ran away from Israel to Berlin where the chocolate pudding is cheaper and where the Jews are not occupiers (or are they?).

When the going gets tough…

While Berlin is an alluring and advantageous city for economic, cultural and geographic reasons, no less significant in an Israeli perspective is the fact that in deciding to leave for Berlin, one performs an act of resistance…

Although like many Israelis of my generation I was experiencing financial difficulties, it was not my reason for leaving. Rather, the reason was and is the feeling that there is no future in Israel. The Israeli government does not serve the interest of the people. … The cause is the cruel and crushing oppression of the Palestinians in the name of an ideology that seeks to settle the entire territory between the river Jordan and the Sea….

The oppression of the Palestinians leads to a brutalization and corruption of Israeli society, and both are enabled by a semi-intentional blindness on the part of the citizenry, which makes the citizens culprits in their own exploitation as well as in the oppression of the Palestinians…

The vast majority of the Israeli public elects to give power to people who intentionally and actively demolish any possibility of a political solution to the occupation except the creation of an apartheid state. The continuous exploitation of the Israeli public (manifest in the current living-expense crisis for instance) is done in order to support the huge and corrupt security system that intertwines with both the political and economic elite of Israel to an extent that makes their separation impossible. … It is also done in order to support and expand the Jewish settlement on Palestinian lands, in which a shadow state under military authority collaborate and support the Jewish Extreme-Right.

… The Jewish population in these areas is also not run-of-the-mill Israelis but for the most part Jewish extremists, a large number of whom are driven by messianic beliefs and understand the occupation in terms of a religious conflict with Muslims or even Islam. … Although they are a minority within Israeli society, they are becoming increasingly more powerful and influential; forming a substantial element of the contemporary military and political elite.

And now Berlin: To immigrate here is a recognition of the impossibility of being in Israel; of the impossibility of making a change; of the fact that one's voice and actions have no substantial effect…

The very act of leaving embodies the choice in becoming post-Israeli: This is no longer a deviation from the Zionist narrative along the lines of post- or anti-Zionism but rather a breaking away from Zionism. Over the past decades 'Zionism' underwent a right-wing appropriation that gradually replaced the historical content of this term in a way that makes it analogous to 'Settlement.' Today to be a 'Zionist,' at least within the Israeli public discourse, means to support the "Settlement Enterprise" of the "Zionist-Right" and to accept this political language as a truthful description of reality.

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

 

Berlin Humboldt University - Na'aman Hirschfeld Proclaims the End of Zionism

From his nice safe perch in Berlin, the Motherland of Anti-Semitism, Hirschfeld joins the paranoid Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theorists and promotes the apartheid blood libel against Israel. The conspiracies never stop for Hirschfeld, as he blames Israel for using the kidnapped teenagers as an excuse "to manufacture a war" with Hamas, and inciting a full-scale intifada over the Temple Mount.

Hirschfeld justifies his treasonous use of fascist tactics to enforce his leftist diktats because the Israeli public has undergone "a massive shift to the right". Hirschfeld feels intimidated by the Jewish nature of the State. He heaps all sorts of evils on the proposed Basic Law, including interference with the leftist leaning of the Supreme Court and the threatening of Democracy itself.

Hirschfeld promotes a feeling of helplessness and incites for leftist violence and treason to create an Arab Terror State in the Israeli heartland and to stop the passing of the Jewish State of Israel into law.

Although within Israel, Bennett's piece went relatively unnoticed, it was a momentous event, signaling the beginning of the public unmasking of the one-sided Israeli solution, making visible a system of apartheid that evolved over a long time, but did so in increments and always in a way that allows those in power to deny its existence.

… In Israel, apartheid was developed in a way that has masked its nature, employing the imposition of martial law and military control over the Palestinian population, to create a social and physical separation between them and Israelis and Palestinians, while simultaneously facilitating the seizure and settlement of Palestinian lands.

… Rather, it occurs elsewhere – in the West Bank and East Jerusalem… The Israeli settlers who do live in those areas … are actively and aggressively imposing apartheid by way of "facts on the ground."

Indeed this is the special character of this apartheid: Rather than being the foundational ideology of the state, it is an apparatus that is seemingly extrinsic to it – a de facto system of oppression and segregation that is wholly unspoken of in official rhetoric and nearly all Israeli media.

There is little hope for those who wish to stop this process. The political discourse in Israel is so powerfully controlled by the right, that this government – the most right-wing in Israeli history – is often criticized publicly for being "leftist."…

Although the rise of the extreme right in Israel has been in the making for many years, the past year saw a massive shift to the right not just in politics, but in society at large. This was not merely the result of events that occurred, or of conditions that ripened, but rather of intentional actions aimed at ushering in this very reality.

The facade of a "peace process" finally collapsed five months ago, when the kidnapping of three Israeli-Jewish teenagers was cynically used by the government to manufacture a war. Although the Israeli security services knew early on that the teenagers were dead, the government claimed early on that they were alive. This was done in order to justify the transformation of the search into a large-scale military operation against Hamas, which created the spiral of escalation that eventually served as the official cause of the war.

Although the war ended in mid-August, by late September, it was apparent that the Israeli government was trying to incite a full-scale intifada through aggressive steps in East Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the West Bank. At the same time, a full-scale media war was initiated against the Palestinian Authority – shifting the responsibility for the escalating violence onto Mahmoud Abbas, while in fact agitating for more violence.

[T]he successful enactment of apartheid will postpone indefinitely the creation of a Palestinian state, and shift the site of conflict and oppression from the occupied territories to the very core of Israeli society. This is the end of Zionism, its final result – a Jewish state that embodies the rationale of anti-Semitism.

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University of Wollongong - Marcelo Svirsky (Dept of Humanities) Promoting BDS Terrorism in Australia

Svirsky documented his trek across Australia to promote BDS awareness and presented a pro‑BDS petition to the Australian Parliament. Svirsky's petition became the focal point for bashing Israel in the Australian House of Representatives.

Melissa Parke, Federal Member for Fremantle, ALP, spoke strongly tonight in the Federal Parliament in response to a petition that urges Australia to "fully and consistently honour its obligations under international law by excluding relations, through boycott, divestment and sanctions, (BDS) with states, institutions and companies – Australian, Israeli or other – that are involved in the perpetuation of apartheid and discriminatory Israeli policies including the occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza."

The petition with 720 signatories had been presented by Dr Marcelo Svirsky, a Jewish-Israeli academic teaching at Wollongong University. Three weeks ago, Dr Svirsky undertook a gruelling walk of 300 kilometres from Sydney to Canberra to gather support for this petition.

So, what has happened so far?
-A great send-off demo from Sydney Opera House with the BDS Sydney supporters
-Thousands of drivers who saw the BDS banner on my backpack
- Random conversations with people who asked what is BDS, like today at Penrose

- And finally, continue to gather signatures for the petition

TO THE HONOURABLE THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

This petition of citizens and residents of Australia draws to the attention of the House the critical predicament of the Palestinian People in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza under Israeli occupation since 1967 and of the Palestinian citizens of Israel suffering racial discrimination since 1948. Notwithstanding UN resolutions condemning Israel's policies as illegal, Israel continues violating international law and human rights, expanding its colonies in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, imposing a siege on Gaza, and persisting in apartheid and oppressive actions, policies and legislation towards the Palestinian people under its control.

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UCLA - Gabriel Piterberg (Dept of History) and his Anti-Zionistic Propaganda are Pegged for Running a Once Successful Dept into the Ground

UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies was recently exposed as a propaganda front for Israel haters. … Now comes the news that the Center has been defunded (http://bit.ly/cnesucla). …. But isn’t it justice that it coincides with the exposure of the Center’s blatant bias? Kudos to Gabi Piterberg, Center director and Israel-boycotter. He and his comrades ran a once-splendid shop into the ground.

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University of Illinois and Beit Berl: Clinical Psychology Professor Riva Bachrach, Co-Founder of Machsom Watch, Prescribes Draft Dodging, Interfering with IDF Security Measures, and Demanding Arab "Right of Return" to Terminate the Jewish State of Israel.

Apparently, Bachrach prefers to think "human rights" are violated by IDF soldiers trying to interdict those who would harm even other Arabs and their children. But when it comes to Palestinian exhortation for attacking Jews that comes on their television screens, that's not a human rights violation and such studies would be superfluous…

A member of the notorious hate-Israel Coalition of Women of Peace, Bachrach was an early co-founding member of Machsom Watch. Its aim from the get go has been to interfere with those nasty IDF soldiers who try to stop terrorists and hinder their freedom to travel. Why allow IDF soldiers to screen for killers when Bachrach's concept of "academic freedom" is at stake?

Bachrach also encourages draft dodging from the IDF. At a conference of leftist psychologists at
Tel Aviv University, Bachrach explained that her mission is to make Israeli society aware of the negative psychological effect on Arabs and on Israeli soldiers because they are made to serve in the "Occupied Territories" where they protect "violent" settlers. IDF soldiers "mistreat" the Arabs who "suffer".

Riva Bachrach signed a petition distributed by Israel's communist party that endorses the so-called "Palestinian right of return." It states, "We are united in the belief that peace and reconciliation are contingent on
Israel's recognition of its responsibility for the injustices done to the indigenous people, the Palestinians, and on willingness to redress them. Recognition of the right of return follows from our principles. … Only thus shall we stop being plagued by the past's demons and damnations and make ourselves at home in our common homeland."

Riva Bachrach is a psychologist who appears to have psychological problems and cannot see which side really seeks to violate the others' "human rights."

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Yale - Omer Shatz (Dept of Law) Finds Some "Racism"

Shatz accuses the State of discrimination, racism, war crimes, and the murder of children. Shatz is infuriated that the High Court of Justice does not strike down every any non-far-leftist law that the Knesset may pass.

In the same regard, it is hard to understand all the noise made by the tiny left. For beyond the list issued in honor of the Jewish High Holidays, courtesy of the Central Bureau of Statistics, which is usually no more than a curiosity item for the holiday issue, laws have been passed for years that deepen discrimination and racism, and erase the memory of the Palestinian tragedy.

And of all things, the issue of erasing Arab names from the statistics makes exceptional waves compared to the daily apathy that allows (with High Court of Justice approval) the citizenship and Nakba laws, the absentee landlord law and acceptance committees for Jewish communities. That apathy also clears the way for the accepted norms of administrative detention, assassinations and war crimes that will never be investigated – and over the Green Line they are legal, according to the courts.

But the effort to erase the name Mohammed actually fits in quite well, as do the failure and the minor commotion that followed. Because we didn't erase the children's names, but rather the lives of the children themselves.

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University of Exeter – Video Footage of Ilan Pappe's "Expert" "Testimony" to the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Hearing on Palestine

Pappe uses a litany of false or misleading facts and other untruths in an attempt to substantiate accusations of "ethnic cleansing" and "genocide" of Arabs by Israel in 1948. Any Court of "Law" that would accept testimony from Ilan Pappe, a disgraced academic and linchpin in the Tantura Hoax, must be blatantly incompetent and obviously biased.

Youtube video of Pappe's claims
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETKqPp1lYic#t=16

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Goldsmiths College - Eyal Weizman (Dept of Visual Cultures) Attacks Israel with 'Forensic Architecture'

Utilizing the 'forensic architecture' techniques that he developed himself, Weizman gathers 'evidence' for the future international prosecution of Israel by NGOs, the UN, and other organizations. Using one such "technique", Weizman claims that the red roofed houses in Israeli townships are in fact a preconceived form of an Israeli military identification system. When not developing new 'forensic architecture' techniques or collecting "evidence" of Israeli crimes, Weizman dreams of a future Israel without Jews.

Since then, Weizman has also made a name for himself as the chief proponent of "forensic architecture", by which he analyses the impacts of urban warfare for clues about the crimes that were perpetrated there. To Weizman, buildings are weapons. … "The weapons and ammunitions are very simple elements: they are trees, they are terraces, they are houses. They are barriers."

… [Weizman] says the most obvious and contentious aspect of what he calls the "architecture of occupation" is the system of Israeli settlements. Perched on West Bank hilltops, they are strategically positioned, according to Weizman, so that they look out over the Palestinian valleys and towns below, in order "to dominate".

Each of the uniformly suburban-looking houses – all with mandatory red roofs so that on flyovers the Israeli army know not to target them – is "itself like an optical instrument," he tells me.

In this manner, architects can become "archaeologists of the present", piecing together how things unfolded – which building was destroyed by artillery, which by tank fire, which by bulldozers. Weizman now leads the Forensic Architecture team at Goldsmiths, University of London – a unique project that provides "architectural evidence" for international prosecution teams, political organisations, NGOs and the UN…

If the Gaza conflict were ever to make it to the International Criminal Court, Weizman supposes he'd work with the prosecution…

For Weizman, though, it's not all about architecture as a means of occupation, or as evidence of a crime. … In this future, he imagines how settlements might be turned into Palestinian public institutions, and military bases into nature parks for migratory birds.

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Oxford - Israel-Hating ex-Israeli Avi Shlaim Blames Israel Because Israel Fired Back

HonestReporting and TruthRevolt criticize Shlaim's faulty logic.

A column written by Avi Shlaim, professor emeritus of international relations at St Antony's College, Oxford University takes the absurd position that Israel started the Gaza War because it responded to the killing of three Israeli Boys and the continued rocket attacks by Hamas.

Shlaim makes the self-contradictory statement that calm prevailed before Israel struck back. Assuming he meant that before the most recent Gaza War there were no Hamas rocket attacks, the retired professor is way off.

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UK-based Israeli academic and longtime Israel critic Avi Shlaim has weighed in on the Gaza war in the Guardian's Comment is Free section, and predictably, he unleashed a scathing critique of Israel.

To do so, however, Shlaim invokes a logic so twisted, it's hard to believe he himself subscribes to it.

For example, he insists that Israel is responsible for starting the war and for "initiating the cycle of violence."

And how exactly does Shlaim define "calm" it if it included the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli youths? What sort of calm is that, and why is the response to that the act that set off a "cycle of violence," not the act itself?

Put another way, whether Hamas is kidnapping innocent Israelis or firing rockets at Israeli civilians, the violence only begins when Israel fires back.

The effort to whitewash Hamas, however, doesn't end there…

If Hamas is, indeed, guilty of terrorism, it would be dishonest to remove the terrorist tag until the group at least renounces the use of violence. But for Shlaim, waiting for that would be inconvenient for peace – presupposing, of course, that peace can be reached with an organization that is "guilty of terrorism."

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Oxford - Israel-Hating ex-Israeli Avi Shlaim Whitewashes Arab War Crimes Perpetrated by Hamas on Israeli Civilians

To facilitate this goal, Shlaim absurdly blames Israel for initiating the violence in Operation Protective Edge. In contradicting statements, Shlaim demands that Hamas is "a legitimate political actor" but yet claims that "Israel would have no peace and no security" from Hamas terror attacks unless their irredentist demands are met. Following the same warped line of thought, Shlaim blames Israel for any and all agreements violated and demands granting Hamas all the benefits of peace as a prize for terror.

Hamas had more solid reasons for rejoicing, despite the horrific suffering endured by the people of Gaza. By any objective criterion, the outcome of the conflict was a draw. But for a small and poorly armed militia to stand its ground against one of the mightiest armies in the world is a remarkable achievement… Above all, Hamas succeeded in sending a clear message that Israel would have no peace and no security as long as it continued to occupy Palestinian territory.

Second, it is time to remove from Hamas the terrorist tag. This is a powerful weapon in the propaganda war but useless in the quest for peace. Hamas is indeed guilty of terrorism but it is also a legitimate political actor, having won a fair and free election in 2006. Netanyahu claims that Hamas is indistinguishable from the murderous fanatics who make up Isis. Hamas, however, is not a messianic jihadist movement but a local organisation with a pragmatic political leadership and limited aims.

These existential issues may or may not be addressed at a later stage. For the time being in Cairo the two delegations are negotiating, through Egyptian mediators. Israel's main demand is the demilitarisation of the Gaza Strip. This is unrealistic because Gaza is the last outpost of resistance to the 47-year-old occupation and Hamas is not about to lay down its arms. Hamas is calling for the lifting of the illegal seven-year Israeli blockade of Gaza and the reopening of the borders. Other Hamas demands include the rebuilding of Gaza international airport, which Israel destroyed in 2001, the release of prisoners and the reopening of the "safe passage" to the West Bank. These are not new but grounded in earlier agreements that Israel violated.

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept of Israel Bashing): Israel the 'Supremacist' Jewish State

Pappe slanders Israel with Nazi-flavored terminology, popularized by extreme anti-Semites, to draw a clear analogy with Nazi Germany.

The first is the present drive among infertile Jewish parents to seek the sperm of the combatant elite units who fought in Gaza. This is to ensure the purest and most supreme DNA possible for their prospective children. And it is fully supported by the official Israeli Sperm Bank.

To be honest, these soldiers did not do too well in the battlefield. Conventional armies are inept when it comes to battling face-to-face with desperate guerrillas dug deep in tunnels and bunkers. Possibly the HAMAS DNA would have been a bit more fitting for this purpose, if one wishes to take ad absurdum this Israeli Jewish obsession with human engineering.

It was bad enough to base the whole Zionist idea on the wish to create an exclusive and supremacist Jewish democracy, in a land where the Jews were not and are not going to be ever such a majority (unless they genocide the local population).

With later references to "visions of ethnic purity and supremacy," Pappe is drawing a clear analogy between Israeli society and Nazi Germany that placed an ideological value in the purity of the German "race" and the use of eugenics to achieve this.

So 30 out of a sample of 60 infertile women over a time period of days rather than weeks, months or even years is considered a credible sociological, scientific and academic sample of Israel's 8 million population. Hardly worthy of a high school student let alone a professor.

Far from Pappe's vision of Israeli women creating some sort of master race, a look at The Times of Israel story shows a far more obvious motivation in a quote from the director of the Rambam Medical Center's sperm bank:

"A man who served in a combat unit comes across as someone who has impressive physical attributes that live up to the genetic aspirations of the women," she explained. "Generally speaking, he will be physically fit and in good health, in addition to other important attributes."


The term "Jewish supremacism" – an especially vile form of the 'Zionism = Racism" charge – has been popularized by extreme antisemites such as former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke and a neo-Nazi style extremist named Gilad Atzmon. Indeed, the doctoral thesis written by Duke was titled 'Zionism is a form of ethnic supremacism'.

But, at the heart of Pappe's charges is something much darker than merely a commentary on Zionism. If you recall, back in 2011 the Guardian's Deborah Orr achieved well-deserved notoriety for complaining that so many Zionists believe "that the lives of the chosen are of hugely greater consequence than those of their unfortunate [Palestinian] neighbors" – "Zionists" of course being a euphemism for "Jews".

Such an ugly distortion of the Jewish 'chosen people' idea often suggests that the Jewish faith, in practice if not by theological design, arguably shares an ideological similitude with other odious, exclusivist 20th century ideologies in that they see their group as a superior race.

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Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv University), Daniel Boyarin (UC Berkeley), and Haim Beresheet (London U) Support Blood Libel in NYT

These and other Israeli "academics" join Holocaust survivors to condemn "the massacre" of Arabs and other falsified "atrocities" supposedly perpetrated by Israel in Gaza.

[Daniel Boyarin] lists himself as "great grandson" of victims of Nazism… Boyarin belongs to what has been called the "sissy" school of contemporary Jewish thinkers… For him the moral center of Jewish history is a celebration of the renunciation of national interest, as if that were the only criterion of a just politics… But when Israel is being bombed, Boyarin is less queasy about violence, and now takes the side of Hamas, which has been firing thousands of missiles at Israeli citizens for weeks on end. No matter the circumstances, Boyarin keeps repeating, with steam-engine regularity, that Jews are "collectively engaged in war/wars against Muslims," and likens all Israeli self-defense to the Nazi Holocaust.

Jewish survivors and descendents of survivors of Nazi genocide unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza

As Jewish survivors and descendents of survivors of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine… Genocide begins with the silence of the world.

We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever-pitch. In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.

We must raise our collective voices and use our collective power to bring about an end to all forms of racism, including the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people. We call for an immediate end to the siege against and blockade of Gaza. We call for the full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel.

Among the signed
Prof. Haim Bresheeth, son of two survivors of Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen, London.
Rachel Giora, daughter of Polish Jews who fled Poland, Israel.
Prof. Yosefa Loshitzky, daughter of Holocaust survivors, London, UK.
Noa Shaindlinger, granddaughter of four holocaust survivors, Canada.
Daniel Boyarin, great grandson of victims of the Nazi genocide, United States.

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University of Michigan Law and Tel Aviv University - Lawyer Noam Wiener Seeks to Indict all of Israel

Wiener used his practical experience in "human rights" to litigate the Arab side against Israel. Wiener also used his clout at the International Court of Justice to intimidate Israeli Officers with persecution and harassment in Europe from the International Criminal Court. What influence does Wiener have in the UN's Office of Legal Affairs as an officer of anti-Israel lawfare?

Noam Wiener is one of the anti-Israel "Refuseniks" who refuses to serve in the IDF, especially in occupied territories from which all the terror is launched against Israel.

While Wiener grudgingly says Israel has a right to exist (how big of him!), he continually gives credence and justification to "Palestinian grievances." Wiener, the lawyer, dove into the fray when the Arabs went directly to the UN seeking statehood and ICC jurisdiction in violation of the Oslo Accords.

Noam Wiener received his LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University Law School in 2001 and his BA in political science from Tel-Aviv University that same year… During 2001-2002, Wiener worked in a boutique law firm in Tel-Aviv where he assisted in the litigation of "human rights" cases pertaining to the effects of the Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Meaning he always took the Arab side against Israel.

Quoting Wiener again in 972 Magazine:

'This brings us back to Omri Barborg. If anybody in the Judge Advocate General or the Ministry of Justice thinks that by having sham trials Israel will get off the international hook, they have another thing coming. Convictions without punishment may convince those who think Barborg should not have been tried in the first place, but shielding Israeli soldiers by trying them in Israel with the sole intent of protecting them abroad is just not going to work.

'If I were Lieutenant Colonel Barborg, I would think twice before visiting Europe or Latin America in the near future."

So here we have the spectacle of a leftist Israeli lawbreaker threatening a military officer with persecution and harassment in Europe!

Wiener is really upset that Israel attempted to make it more difficult for the Hamas to smuggle in advanced rockets into Gaza. How dare Israel have a "blockade" to stop those rockets! "In response to this takeover, in light of Hamas's refusal to recognize Israel's existence, and pursuant to the whole rationale of leaving the Gaza strip in the first place – relinquishing responsibility for the population and declaring an end to the occupation – Israel declared Gaza a hostile power and proceeded to engage in a naval, areal and land blockade of the Gaza strip. Concurrently, and in this situation it is extremely difficult to determine what was the cause, and what was the effect…"

Wiener chooses selective history and events to justify his services as a lawyer in promoting the Hamas and Palestinians in general as victims of a recalcitrant Israel that breaks the law.

Which law is that? The one that says that murdering Jews should not count?

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

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

BenBassa has become a celebrity in France, as yet another Jewish intellectual that blames Israel for all the Palestinian "suffering." Her trendy anti-Israel position gets her invited non-stop onto French TV, where she enunciates such exercises in Newthink oxymorons as: "I love Israel. But because I am so attached to the country, I defend the Palestinian cause."

BenBassa goes on to claim that the reason why Israel is treating the Palestinians so "badly" is because they are inflicting similar "suffering" on the Palestinians as the Jews suffered in the Holocaust. That, says she, is the real reason for anti-Semitism. Esther: Tu es betes comme tes pieds.

She claims she fights daily against racism, including anti-Semitism, the blame for which she often puts squarely on Jewish shoulders. She says the Jews obsess over the Holocaust.


So this racism-hating scholar sees nothing wrong with embracing the worst racists and misogynists in the world, the Hamas. And how dare the Jews bring up that tired old Holocaust?

BenBassa explains how she arrived at her worldview on the Jews and how they themselves are responsible for world anti-Semitism, particularly among the French. She claims the Jews made the Holocaust something sacred, almost turning it into a secular religion. In France, the Emancipation in 1791 of the Jews defined individual Jews as "French of Mosaic persuasion," rendering them Jews on the inside but not on the outside.

She feels that Holocaust consciousness in France led to a change for the worse in the Republic's attitude toward pesky ethnic minorities. "When Jacques Chirac admitted France's responsibility for the Holocaust in 1995 it was the first time the Republic gave recognition to a particular community." In other words, Jews deserve no special recognition by France for that country contributing to their annihilation by the Nazis. And if the Jews speak out, well, that's why there's anti-Semitism against them.

She demands: "It must stop. The Masada syndrome of concentrating only on Jewish suffering is fuelling the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, which, in turn, is linked to anti-Semitism. It has to be stopped because this anti-Semitism is making life in the Diaspora much more difficult. If the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues, anti-Semitism will grow everywhere."

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

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University of East London - Haim Bresheeth (Dept of Israel Bashing) Updates his Petition Denouncing Israel for Defending its Citizens

Bresheeth rides anti-Israel sentiments in academia to describe a very narrow-minded view of Arab civilian suffering during Operation Protective Edge in order to bash Israel. The petition also has special section for the Israeli Tenured "Academic" Traitors organized by Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv University).

An open letter was sent on July 13, 2014 to Israel's academics, who, on the whole, remained silent in the face of the deterioration over the last few weeks, and the slaughter of the innocents in Gaza by the IDF…

We hope that this call may help to bring about a change in Israel's public debate about this illegal and immoral use of the army in Gaza, constituting war crimes, according to the UN. The list of signatories speaks for itself, we feel. This is clear evidence of the raw nerve struck by the action, and the widespread anger and frustration amongst academics and intellectuals everywhere about the Israeli continued slaughter, apparently immune to legal challenges and to pressure from all quarters. Let us hope that this list is only a begining of larger actions against the brutalities of the illegal occupation.

Since the operation began, at least 205 Palestinians have been killed (as of the morning July 16th) and over 2,000 have been wounded. Gaza hospitals are reporting a dire shortage of medicine and equipment, particularly for trauma injuries. Thousands of northern Gaza residents fled their homes on Sunday after Israel issued warnings of forthcoming air strikes. Numerous homes have been destroyed, as well as the very fragile infrastructure, severely damaged in 2008/9 and 2012, and hardly repaired since then.

If you are an Israeli academic and agree with us on the urgent need to bring an immediate end to those atrocities, and to act to end the illegal occupation in Palestine, please sign the statement at the bottom of this letter by sending Prof. Rachel Giora (Rachel Giora <rachel.giora@gmail.com>) a mail with your name, title and affiliation.

Among the Signatories:
Prof. Richard Falk, Princeton University, USA
Prof. Noam Chomsky, MIT, USA
Prof. Haim Bresheeth, SOAS, UK
Prof. Moshé Machover, KCL, UK
Prof. Yosefa Loshitzky, SOAS, UK
Prof. Hagit Borer, QMU, UK
Prof. Ronit Lentin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Prof. Yigal Arens, USA
Prof. Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA, USA
Prof. Ariella Azoulay, Brown University, USA
Dr. Yael Korin, UCLA, USA
Prof. Ilan Pappe, Exeter University, UK
Prof. Dorit Naaman, Queen's University, Canada
Dr. Yoad Winter, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Prof. Daniel Boyarin, UC Berkeley, USA
Rann Bar-On, Duke University, USA

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University of Washington - Assaf Oron (Dept of Statistics) Obsessed with Presenting Israel as an Economic "Addict" to "Occupation"

Oron cooks the books to "prove" that the "Occupation" is the source of Israel's economic growth. Making Carl Marx proud, Oron blames Israel's sustained economic growth upon the policies of "occupation" and exploitation of cheap Arab labor and rejects the effects of abandoning over 30 years of wasteful social practices and embracing capitalistic policies.

Bibi has presented Israel's recovery from the 2001-2003 crisis as evidence of his economic genius, and as his claim to gravitas in the eyes of Israel's socio-economic elites, who had up until then seen him as a superficial hack. Yet, here comes the head of the central bank's research department, who states in a formal report that in reality, Israel's economy mostly rode on George W. Bush's coattails to exit the crisis.

Emerging from the mid-1970s crisis and the late-1980s crisis required that Israel pay a political price. On the first occasion, it was returning the Sinai and (falsely) committing to Palestinian autonomy. On the second occasion the price was engaging in direct negotiations with the Palestinians, leading to some limited autonomy. But the exit from the 2001-2003 crisis was granted to us by the George W. Bush administration free of charge, as part of his crusade to reshape the Middle East, and of his generally superb skills in running things.

This unbelievable (and highly irresponsible) politico-economic gift from Bush has caused most Israelis to enter a mental bubble of smugness and disengagement from reality. It is this bubble that explains much of Israel's ridiculous military adventurism since the mid-2000s. It is this bubble that allows Bibi to boast of "saving Israel's economy" via some neoliberal magic potion. And it is this bubble, in which economists like Flug and Strawczynski attempt to "investigate," supposedly, what causes Israel's growth and recession cycles – all the while completely ignoring the occupation regime that actually underlies most of them.

If you are still confused as to what this little post's message is:

Post-1967, Israel's economy became an occupation economy first and foremost. Setting up the occupation regime gave us our biggest economic growth spurt. Since then, the occupation's woes have given us our worst crises.

Yes, there is also Israeli hi-tech, and there is also macro-economic policy. But studying Israel's macro-economy without explicitly entering the occupation regime into the picture, is – my apologies if this offends anyone – tantamount to economic malpractice.

On an overall calculation, my guess is that Israel is still somewhat ahead, economically, on the cumulative gains and losses from its occupation gamble. This is mostly at the expense of Palestinians, of course, but also increasingly at the expense of the U.S., the EU and others who have poured increasing amounts of money and effort to keep the situation in Israel-Palestine from falling completely off a cliff. That inflow of outside money has helped us retain many of the occupation's benefits… Yet, the occupation's annual balance is probably negative nowadays, and getting worse, on average, every year.

So why can't we give it up? Besides the well-known political and social reasons (fear of Palestinians in general and terror in particular, the settler Right's chokehold on national politics, plain inertia), there is also the memory of the original "high" of 1967-1973. That initial boom still lives in too many Israeli hearts and minds, equating the occupation and "greater Israel" with a sense of prosperity. That explains our collective behavior patterns, such as,

•  Pledging to give up the occupation again and again, yet not following up, and very often not even doing anything that can realistically lead to its end;

•  Denying or suppressing the occupation's existence, its nature or the magnitude of its impact upon Israeli life;

•  Blaming everyone but ourselves for its side effects.

In short, the classic behavioral patterns of an addict.

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Pace University - Professor Ilan Safit (Dept of Philosophy) Finds an Arab Moses

Safit makes his 'discovery' in his convoluted justification of the PA's bid for Statehood that bypasses the peace negotiations and violates the Oslo Accords.

Safit is an activist with One Voice, a far-leftist pro-Palestinian propaganda organization. He recently hosted some films at a presentation at the 7th annual "Other Voices from Israel" seminar. Safit's presentation was titled New Voices, and every one of these "New Voices" was a pro-Palestinian voice… One Voice activists are all for a two state solution, even if two states means Hamastan metastasizing from Gaza to the West Bank. Their "philosophy" is to cheer on the Palestinians no matter what they do or say. Amusingly, Palestinian activists and organizers like the ISM's Ali Abunimah still condemn One Voice anyway as being "too pro-Israel."

Safit, the Learned Philm Philosopher, tries to explain his ideas [supporting the PLO's attempt to bypass peace negotiations and violate the Oslo Accords in order to get the UN to declare a Palestinian state] based on Jewish morality and lofty aims in an article he wrote in The Jewish Week… He even recruits the Bible as pro-Palestinian propaganda:

He sums things up thusly: "It was Moses' greatness to tell the people the truth: 'We will not arrive soon at the Promised Land; but we will continue on the path, and we will endure, and one day, if not we, then our children, will prevail. Isn't this message exactly the one Palestinian leaders are now telling their own people? Doesn't it describe better the current Palestinian story than it does the current Israeli one? … Standing by the values that made you into a people proves a more trying task…'"

So Safit wants Jews to acknowledge that the true Moses of the 21st century is the Palestinian Other!

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University of Exeter – Ilan Pappe Participates in a Kangaroo Tribunal Using Mobocracy to Lynch Israel

Pappe uses a litany of false or misleading facts and other untruths to prove Plan Dalet "ethnic cleansing," make illegal the justified capture of the 1967 territories, and to vilify legitimate anti-terror military actions. Any Court of "Law" that would accept testimony from Ilan Pappe, a disgraced academic and linchpin in the Tantura Hoax, must be blatantly incompetent and obviously biased.

The testimony of Israeli historian and socialist activist Ilan Pappe was an interesting and revealing account of the Zionists' leadership strategy to rid the Palestinians from their homeland since the 1940s. He testified that the expulsions were not decided on an ad hoc basis, as other historians have argued, but constituted the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, in accordance with Plan Dalet drawn up in 1947 by Israel's leaders then.

He testified that the expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948 constituted ethnic cleansing, as the Zionists movement was not concerned with the native people. He revealed that it was as early as in the 1940s when the Zionists began deliberating the fate of the indigenous people of Palestine and that they wanted to take over Palestine with as little Palestinians in it by having them leave voluntarily or be forced out.

He further revealed that from 1948 until 1949, the plan was enforced by Zionist forces to cleanse villages and towns of Palestinians by encircling the villages/towns from three flanks to intimidate the residents into leaving by leaving one flank open. Some 530 villages were wiped out physically. Under the partition plan, 56% of the land [much of which the Negev desert - Isracampus] was to be handed to Israel wherein the 2/3 of the population was Palestinians. In the end, 93% of the land came under the control of Israel [after being attacked by 7 Arab armies - Isracampus] and 750,000 Palestinians were left out as refugees in neighbouring countries, in Gaza and West Bank. After the 1967 war, Gaza and West Bank were occupied.

He added that having taken over most of Palestine territories, the Zionist policy changed from expelling to destroying the Palestinians. Hence, the Sabra & Shatilla massacre was an attempt to destroy Palestinians in Lebanon.

He told the tribunal that the use of military action against Palestinians in Gaza and West Bank was considered genocidal against people who cannot defend themselves. Military operations such as Summer Rains, Autumn Clouds, and Cast Lead were just to kill the Palestinians and destroy the economy, culture and their spirit.

In cross-examination by Amicus Curiae Jason Kay, Prof Pappe agreed that his view of history is a minority view…

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Oxford - Israel-Hating ex-Israeli Avi Shlaim Slings some Anti-Semitic Slime

Attacking Defense Minister Yaalon's comments on Kerry's questionable tactics, Shlaim expects Israel to shrivel up and go away because the Arabs want us to. Or because Kerry tells us so, even when it seems like Kerry is the one playing fast and loose with the facts. Where is Shlaim's outrage at racist Arab demands for a Judenrein state?

[Shlaim] suggests that the special relationship between the United States and Israel

"is a one-way street, with America doing all the diplomatic heavy lifting while Israel limits its role to obstruction and whining — repaying Uncle Sam's generosity with ingratitude and scorn...America gives Israel money, arms and advice. Israel takes the money, it takes the arms, and it rudely rejects the advice."

and later, goes overboard, with no manners, writing

"The Kerry-hating Mr. Yaalon and his hawk-infested Likud party"

"Infested"? Like in vermin?

So, if I write that Shlaim rhymes with slime, am I rude?

"There is no rational argument, however, that Israel's occupation of the West Bank serves America's national interest. On the contrary, as General David Petraeus told a Senate committee in 2010, the occupation foments anti-American sentiment throughout the Islamic world and hinders the development of America's partnership with Arab governments. A resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is therefore a major, if not vital American interest.

Mr. Kerry is to be commended for the energy and commitment that he has displayed in pursuit of peace in the Middle East and for the 11 trips he has made to the region in his first year in office. But his peace mission was doomed to failure from the start. The Kerry-hating Mr. Yaalon and his hawk-infested Likud party are committed to the geopolitical status quo on the West Bank at almost any price. Their real aim is to terminate the peace talks and blame the Palestinians.

In a normal country a defense minister who played fast and loose with such a crucial bilateral relationship would have been thrown out on his ear. But Israel is not a normal country."

The fundamental problem with American support for Israel is its unconditional nature. Consequently, Israel does not have to pay a price for acting unilaterally in a multilateral world, for its flagrant violations of international law, and for its systematic abuse of Palestinian human rights."

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Ontario College - BH Yael (Dept of Art) Uses her Biased Racism to Produce Bigoted Films with which to Attack Israel

As an ISM operative, Yael participated in the radical Israel Apartheid Week on Canadian Campuses in which she screened her "academic" films.

B.H. Yael was one of the original organizers of the despicable attempt by anti-Israel activists in Canada to malign the Toronto International Film Festival for its Tel Aviv spotlight in 2009. She spoke during Israeli Apartheid Week on her campus and other Canadian campuses alongside the serial ISM liars Anna Baltzer and Ali Abunimah, both of whom have called violence against Israelis an acceptable means of protest. Yael screened a film praising ISM rioters in the West Bank and showing alleged atrocities by Israel against the Arabs by Israel. She openly acknowledges her films are biased and upset Jewish audiences:

B.H. Yael's mother was an Iraqi Jewess who escaped Iraq (where today there are no Jews at all; not so long ago Baghdad was 40% Jewish). B.H. Yael claims she embraced her mother's background as an "Arab Jew," whatever that is. B. H. Yael wants her listeners and viewers to think that European Ashkenazic Jews brought with them a European colonialism racist mentality to persecute the "Arab Jews" and, even more so, the "Palestinians."

Yael's concept of the "Arab Jew," persecuted in Israel, was created by another ex-pat Israeli woman leftist Ella Shoehat from New York University and has been promoted by the self-loathing Coalition of Women of Peace in Israel, a leftist NGO dominated by communism, radical feminism, and, above all, lesbianism. B. H. Yael fits the cult's profile…

"Because I was brought up by my Mum, I felt much closer to that history, to the Iraqi Jewish narrative and the consideration of how Mizrahi or Arab Jews experienced racism in Israel. I have been thinking a lot about the politics of Israel, vis-à-vis Palestine, in the last number of years: about Indigenous issues in relation to Palestinians, about what happened to Jews in Europe, and the subsequent impact on Arab Jews in predominantly Muslim countries, and about the export of European racism by Ashkenazi (European) Jews as instituted in the state of Israel and in the Territories they occupy."

One of her chef d'oeuvres is the film Deir Yassin Remembered, the perennial Arab propaganda tale of how what would become Palestinian Arabs were "massacred" by Jewish terrorists during the War of Independence in 1948. Deir Yassin was a battle, not a massacre. The real massacres were those against Jews by Arabs. They do not interest Bad Hairdo!

Here is how B. H. Yael sums up her "Palestine Trilogy":

"With profound depth and grace these three, thematically related videos tell the tragic story of Palestine and dispel many myths. Deir Yassin Remembered deals with the past by focusing on a well-documented incident of the Nakba (Catastrophe, the Palestinian term for the takeover of "their" land in 1948) – the destruction of the thriving community of Deir Yassin. Even in the Desert, another film, explores the contemporary ramifications of the Israeli occupation – the displacements, checkpoints, surveillance, walls. And the final segment, A Hot, Sand Filled World is a visual/auditory poem signifying, perhaps, hope for the future. What makes the whole experience particularly moving is that the reasonable, non-confrontational voices throughout are those of peace and social justice activists from every side – Israeli, Palestinian, and international." Needless to say, she's a supporter of BDS.

B. H. Yael is more than willing to use her skills as a filmmaker to lie and manipulate audiences for such people to end the existence of Israel. It's a great way to build a career as an academic filmmaker. You do not even have to get a good hairdo to do so...

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Tel Aviv University - Adi Ophir (Dept of Philosophy) and Ariella Azoulay (Brown University - Dept of Comparative Literature) get Trashed for Authoring Sloppy and Shoddy Work

Even a hardcore progressive finds the book "The One-State Condition: Occupation and Democracy in Israel/Palestine" by Ophir and Azoulay a flight of fancy that is just too much to digest. The reviewer finds a long string of critical facts that have been conveniently omitted from the book to fraudulently lend credence to Ophir and Azoulay's belittling and demonizing tone in the book. Furthermore, he cites faulty, utopian, and delusional logic in Ophir and Azoulay's analysis of the peace process and their application of possible solutions to the Israeli-Arab conflict.

The authors have a mocking tone throughout, loading their text with sardonic quotation marks that invariably denigrate Israeli understandings of such phenomena as "terrorism" or "democracy" but never modify Palestinian phraseology such as "armed struggle" or "resistance."

Critical facts are sometimes omitted. The nearly 1,000 Israeli deaths during the second Intifada (overwhelmingly of non-combatant civilians within Israel's pre-'67 boundaries) are neither mentioned nor considered by the authors as they analyze current circumstances. Other events are peculiarly framed.

Incredibly, while Ophir and Azoulay cite Operation Grapes of Wrath, they omit mention of the terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

The authors never take into account the dynamic nature of Israeli politics and society; the fragile, unwieldy makeup of coalition governments makes bold actions difficult, with an electorate quick to punish established parties and promote new ones…

While Ophir and Azoulay are itching to illuminate the possibility of a one-state future, they devote only one paragraph to assert rather than explain how Palestinian refugees might be absorbed into Israel and the Green Line eliminated (they cite the joint activism of Israelis and Palestinians against the separation barrier and Jewish settlements as if this proves their case for modern binationalism). Their book thus claims there to be an alternative to a two-state solution without taking the opportunity to convince anyone of a one-state reality.

Nothing is said about the legitimate interests of Israeli Jews, or about Israel's serving as a bulwark against persecution for a historically hounded, stateless people. The authors allude positively to "Zionism pre-1947" as "an environment rich with political imagination that invented new possibilities for Jewish existence," before "The freedom to imagine... was cut down as the 'statist' stream of Zionism took over..." — as if Jewish helplessness during the Holocaust and ongoing Arab enmity had nothing to do with this process.

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University of the Witwatersrand - Israel-hating, Marxist Expatriate, Bush Sociologist Ran Greenstein (Dept of Sociology) Deconstructs the 1929 Arab Riots

Greenstein reviews a book on the 1929 Arab Riots by Hillel Cohen that describes how the 1929 Riots, a central tenet of the Zionist Movement in which many hundreds of Jews were killed or maimed in an unprovoked manner. Greenstein blames the Zionists for distorting and manipulating the events and claims the 1929 Arab Riots weren't really all as bad as the Zionist made them to be. Greenstein, promoting his own Marxist far-leftist agenda, promotes marginal liberal anti-Zionistic parts of the book that were not paid "much attention" to by Cohen.

In the Israeli-Jewish collective memory, 1929 provides the ultimate proof that there is 'no partner' for a political agreement with Palestinians, who would stab any Jew – regardless of his/her personal history or political affiliation – in the back, if given half a chance. The notion that all Arabs wish to throw Jews into the proverbial sea has its origins in that year. But, as Cohen demonstrates in the book, this is the impact not so much of the real, historical, events of 1929, but the way in which they have been reconstructed and represented in subsequent political and cultural discourses.

In a sense, all historical events are mediated through politics and culture. They never reach us in a pure form. This is true, of course, for 1929 as well, though its crucial role in shaping the course of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict means that the degree of political manipulation, use and abuse, has been larger than usual. Cohen does not wish to debunk the main story line from a Zionist perspective – the attack on and massacre of innocent civilians – but rather to contextualize it, sort out narrative discrepancies and queries, and provide an explanation, where possible, for its specific course and effects.

Cohen recognizes that there were forces opposing these trends but does not pay much attention to them, for understandable reasons: they were weak to start with and were further marginalized by the events. Nevertheless, their story is important and deserves a more thorough exposure. The bi-nationalist association Brit Shalom was shaken by the events in a way that became typical to Jewish liberals in the history of the conflict: some of them moved to the mainstream while others became radicalised.

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University of the Witwatersrand - Israel-hating, Marxist Expatriate, Bush Sociologist Ran Greenstein (Dept of Sociology) Jumps on the "Israel is Apartheid" Bandwagon Pogrom

How can we define and understand the essence of the struggle against political oppression in Israel/Palestine? On the face of it the answer is simple: the target is the Israeli regime and its practices. But, is there a common principle in whose name the struggle is being waged? …

The Cuban campaign was waged from within, mobilizing peasants in support of armed fighters against government forces. The militants came from the outside initially, but their constituency was the majority in the country…

The case of Palestine was different. It was not only armed militants and leaders who were in exile but the bulk of their popular constituency. This was not a temporary situation but rather a semi-permanent one, the only case in modern history of people fighting to liberate their country from colonial conquest, forced to operate from beyond its borders. Palestinian strategists usually acknowledged these unique conditions but operated as if these could be overcome with revolutionary rhetoric combined with external support. But reality inexorably asserted itself, and gradually the focus shifted to a conventional anti-colonial struggle against the 1967 occupation, especially after the 1973 October war. This did not mean an automatic change of model; a gap opened between the resilience of the original conceptualization and the practical adaptation of strategy. It was necessitated by the failure of the armed resistance organizations to make inroads into Israeli-controlled territory, and their defeats first in Jordan and then in Lebanon. Their removal to Arab countries away from the Israel/Palestine arena finally doomed the prospects for change directed from outside the country.

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George Mason University - Orli Fridman Continues the Jihad of her Mentor Oren Yiftachel against the Jewish State

Fridman is a prime example of anti-Israel cloning produced by the Israeli Academic Left. She also provides Yiftachel another international stage from which to sling anti-Israel propaganda.

Fridman serves as an example of how Israel's universities can produce the most deceptive of anti-Israel academics who would seek the dismantling of the Jewish state. The hidden agenda of IFCCS is to dismantle Israel to create a Muslim-dominated 'Palestine' and perhaps draw in international military intervention to do so.

Before her current stint she was a research associate for Professor Oren Yiftachel, the ultimate arch-hater of Israel, whom she also invites as guest lecturer in her current programs. Yiftachel has been described as "one of the worst anti-Israel academic extremists" and he has built an entire career upon churning out bash-Israel propaganda branding the Jewish state a "racist apartheid entity," dubbing it with his invented nonsense word "an ethnocracy," and he has justified the firing of Hamas rockets into Israel.

She reiterates Arab and Muslim propaganda that has changed history so much and she relies on writings of the most anti-Israel of Israeli "academics", like Baruch Kimmerling and Oren Yifchatel, for what she chooses to believe. Her lectures declare the Palestinian Arabs as the "indigenous" people of what is today Israel, suggesting that the Jews are "colonizers". This runs smack dead into changing the facts. There has always been a Jewish presence in the Holy Land for 5,000 years, the Jews certainly predate the Arab population and the bulk of Arabs living in the Holy Land emigrated to the area en masse as the same time as many Jews did during the 1930's and 40's through the Zionist movement that purchased legally land in the "disputed" area. What was declared Israel by the United Nations in 1948 had a larger Jewish population than the so-called Arab areas. Jews were certainly not "colonizers" of a imaginary Arab country called "Palestine" but were in fact victims of British colonialism the same as the Arabs. The "collective memories" of the Arabs are mainly fabricated.

[Quoting Fridman on Israel's 60th anniversary of the War of Independence] "Like other independence celebrations of settler-colonial states, this anniversary marked not only the consolidation and recognition of a particular nation-state (Israel), but also the history of an indigenous community's displacement (the Palestinians)… Consequently, the event being marked in May of 2008 was not only the celebration of Israel's independence but also the commemoration of the Palestinian Nakbah (catastrophe in Arabic). The creation of the state of Israel featured the displacement of over 750,000 indigenous Palestinian inhabitants of historic Palestine and the simultaneous destruction of over five hundred of their villages. While both the eradication of six million Jews from Europe and the ethnic cleansing of a majority of Palestine's indigenous Arab inhabitants are historical facts separated by time and space, the narratives surrounding these events, their legitimacy as historical collective memories, and the appeal to themas discursive resources are strongly entangled."

It should be noted the term "ethnic cleansing" was a propaganda term used extensively by the Saudis in the Serbia-Albanian Kosovar dispute in worldwide media as they were helping Muslims to chop off the heads of Serbian Christians. Despite the repetition of the Big Lie of 750,000 forced Arab "refugees" after Israel was born, the actual figure was 420,000, most of whom left on their own. Israel also repatriated about 120,000 Arab refugees after its war of Independence in 1948 from 1952-1982 bringing any legitimate "refugee" total down significantly. The Palestinians count second and third generation "refugees" as among their totals adding to their "collective memories."

It is noteworthy that Fridman uses as course material a "toolkit" created by the anti-Israel anarchist group Zochrot to teach the "Nakba narrative" in Hebrew about how Israel's existence is a calamity. She also uses documents furnished by Israeli draft dodgers from Breaking the Silence, an active International Solidarity Movement subversive group.

Fridman demands international intervention against Israel as was done by NATO against Serbia. The apple does not fall far from the Yifchatel tree. She was part of a lecture series she did in collaboration with Yifchatel in Europe and the two have cooperated on lecture programs and research to de-legitimize Israel for years.

Once again, Israeli academia produced another clown at Israeli taxpayer expense to promote the destruction of Eretz Yisrael as a Jewish state. Is there no common sense?

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Indiana University - Shaul Magid's (Dept of Jewish Studies) Dilution of the Jewish Faith and Backing of the Irredentist Terror Supporting Arabs

Despite what might seem a background in a love and promotion of the history of Judaism, Magid sees traditional Judaism, at least in America, as archaic and out of date. As a member of the far-leftist anti-Israel splinter group Americans for Peace Now, he talks of "post-ethnic Judaism."

Magid's "theological" opinions are that the Palestinians are victimized by us archaic-thinking Jews, the ones who actually practice Judaism. "Renewal Jews" develop a model of worship that includes "progressive" (Marxist?) American political activism and environmentalism. And lots of good dope.

Magid laments that some of his fellow hippie olim in Israel … yet support Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state:

"In my experience, while still in the US (in the 1970s and early 1980s) many of these newly religious people maintained a commitment to leftist ideas, including peaceful coexistence with the Palestinians… At that time, American counter-cultural Jews had not met the settlers (whose movement was just getting under way in Israel); nor had they been introduced to the romantic Zionism of Rav Kook that was being forged in various yeshivot and religious kibbutzim… The Jewish version of this outlook was easy prey for an emerging settler spirituality that institutionalized a 'divine connection to the land' that had little tolerance for coexistence if it meant sharing said land. While these American counter culturalists sympathized with the subaltern in principle, as they became more integrated into this new Zionist romanticism of the settler movement, the divine connection to the land began to take precedence."

Magid also insists that Israel's support of the settlers is based on a phony hasbara (public relations) for American consumption. He uses leftist buzz words like "the other" when referring to the Palestinians and never mentions the very way Arabs and Muslims treat their "Others." His hippy-dippy New Age Renewal Judaism incorporates liturgies of Christian, Islamic and Buddhist practices in synagogue prayer, while supporting the Jew killers among the Palestinians or, at minimum, simply ignoring them. And, oh, yes, he accuses Israel of apartheid, even though it's the only state in the Middle East that doesn't practice apartheid.

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University of Exeter - The Continuing Devastating Damages from the Ilan Pappe / Teddy Katz Fraud at the University of Haifa

When Dismal Academic Standards Cause Destruction: The Tantora Hoax of Katz at the University of Haifa, and perpetuated by Pappe, who fled Haifa for the standards-free University of Exeter, continues to serve as libelous munitions against Israel. Now in the form of propaganda on stage, the Tantora Fabrication is being produced at "Theater J" in Washington DC. At the center of the outrage is the funding of the "theater" by the local Jewish community.

Israeli academia is crawling with anti-Israel and even anti-Semitic propagandists. But few come close to Ilan Pappe in their sheer malevolence. Having fled from the University of Haifa a decade ago, Pappe is today the professor of Israel Bashing and Hate Propaganda at the sixth rate University of Exeter in the UK, a silly imitator of an academic institution. Pappe is a fraud and an open liar, and indeed has bragged that he sees no reason to stick to facts when pursuing the sacred mission of Israel's annihilation… He has done more than any other pseudo-scholar in inventing the fiction of Israeli "ethnic cleansing" of Palestinians in 1948-9…

Pappe may also be best known for his fabrication of an imaginary massacre of Arabs that he claims took place in Tantora near Haifa in 1948. The evidence that such a massacre took place consists entirely of Pappe's insistence that it took place.

Now a radical anti-Israel "playwright" named Motti Lerner is staging a "play" about the entire affair, essentially one written from Pappe's point of view. Lerner has a long history of trashing Israel and Jews. He staged a play that misrepresented Hanna Senesh (or Szenes), the famous heroic paratrooper in World War II, as a traitor and informant.

Lerner's play is from the same genre as the propaganda play about Rachel Corrie. And like with the Corrie play, leftist Jewish asslibs in America are rushing to promote any Israel bashing blood libel. The so-called "Theater J" is a Washington DC "theater" run by Jewish assimilationist Far Leftists. It has a history of propaganda on stage. The problem is that it is propped up and financed with funds from the organized Jewish community of Washington, the DCJCC. Many a real Jew is demanding that the DCJCC cut off all funds to the "theater" permanently… Naturally, the Left is bellowing about how any criticism of this "theater" is McCarthyism and an assault on freedom of speech…

Caroline Glick does a wonderful job at exposing this whole story:

For his part, Lerner [the playwright], who has dramatized Katz's blood libel, was quoted by The Washington Post saying that his purpose wasn't to tell the truth, either. "The play is trying to suggest that these historical memories [of what happened at Tantura] have to be explored and revised continuously in order to create a solid basis for reconciliation between the two people."

The "revised" – that is, false – memory Lerner seeks to create serves a clear purpose. By portraying the Jews as murderers and as the aggressors in 1948 and the Arabs as their victims, he wishes to convince everyone that it is okay for the Arabs to continue seeking Israel's destruction, and for the world to keep pressuring the Jewish state for more unilateral concessions. Only if justice is solely on the side of the Arabs is it possible to promote "compromises" in which the Jewish state makes endless concessions to the Arabs, and in return receives terrorism, war and hatred.

The true history of Israel's War of Independence in which local Arabs, assisted by invading Arab armies attacked the Jews of Israel with the declared purpose of annihilating them, is inconvenient for the likes of Lerner and Pappe. They have no use for the fact that every area conquered by the Arabs was rendered Jew-free, by massacre or expulsion. They certainly don't want anyone to know about the heroism of Jews who defended themselves and their nascent state, and prevailed, albeit at great cost.

In other words, a blood libel depicting Israeli soldiers – and the society that supports them – as mass murderers, is not beyond the pale. It is the beginning of an important conversation regarding whether or not Israel is a criminal state born in war crimes.

From the perspective of those who place ideology over facts, this is the best of all possible outcomes. Supporters of Israel – and of truth – are forced to spend hours gathering evidence to prove that a lie is false. Meanwhile those who propagate it are free to play the victim of a McCarthyite attempt to silence them. And then, they can have a debate that places on Israel the burden of proving that the lie you just watched on stage is untrue and maliciously so.

The Chief Executive of the DCJCC is Carol R. Zawatsky and her email is carolez@washingtondcjcc.org. You can get the names and other emails of officers at the DCJCC here: http://washingtondcjcc.org/about/. You might want to let them know what their chances are for ever again getting a dime from any Jewish contributors if they do not immediately defund the Theater J completely and absolutely.

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University of East London - Haim Bresheeth (Professor of Jew Baiting) Promoting the Boycott of an International Conference at Hebrew University

In Bresheeth's pathetic eagerness for results, he surmises that misrepresentation of UN Resolutions, slander, and deception are all part of the basic ethical/moral foundation of an Academic. Also brags about an Israeli Academic 5th Column supporting the BDS - Boycott from Within.

Academics have been going to conferences in Israel, especially in Jerusalem, for five long decades of occupation, engaging with their Israeli counterparts. It's bad enough that these engagements have resulted in nothing positive, but to make matters worse, they have become part and parcel of Israeli political strategy: more engagement, discussions, meetings, negotiations between the sides ad infinitum. The current phase of such fruitless exercises recently initiated by US Secretary of State John Kerry will likely join the others in the dustbin of history

Worse yet, under the guise of continuing discussions and negotiations – a delaying tactic developed by PM Shamir in the 1980s – Israel has managed to add 700,000 illegal settlers in the Occupied Territories of Palestine and Syria. This is almost the number of Palestinian refugees who were forcibly driven out of Palestine in 1948 by the Israeli forces and never allowed back, despite numerous UN resolutions.

In over six decades of its existence, Israel has defied the UN on the most crucial resolutions passed on the rights of the Palestinians; it illegally settled the territories it occupied; it defied the Geneva Convention on numerous counts, including its failure to look after the population under occupation. Among other things, it has refused to grant Palestinian universities a license to operate, and closed the exiting institutions for long periods. During this time, not once did Israeli faculty unions or the university senates call for reopening of Palestinian universities, or for the restitution of academic freedom in Palestine. Israeli universities have themselves been directly complicit in Israel's violation of Palestinian human rights and international laws, and all have collaborated in some way with the military occupation, including assisting the military-security-industrial complex.[ii] In the case of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, its Mt. Scopus campus was expanded onto illegally occupied and confiscated land.

Today, there are active boycott campaigns in Spain (PBAI), Berlin (BAB) and India (IncACBI), all of which were initiated in 2010[v], and in Ireland – AFP (Academics for Palestine) was created in 2012[vi]. Perhaps the most important development was the development of a BDS movement inside Israel – Boycott from Within

We wonder what the two advocates of engagement solicited for keynotes will do, and especially how the Hebrew University will respond. Will it, for instance, throw generous travel stipends to participants, rendering them party to the Israeli propaganda machine? We hope, instead, that oral historians around the world will heed the call not to cross the Palestinian picket line, thereby honoring the basic ethical/moral foundation of the historian's work. [viii]

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Columbia University and Tel Aviv University: Nira Reiss demands foreign troops to protect the Arabs

Lecturer Nira Reiss is yet another Israeli academic who can't do enough for the Palestinians and whines about their being eternal victims of the Jewish state. At least when she is not promoting her militant feminist agenda in the guise of college courses.

She signed onto the following statement calling for foreign troops to be brought in to defend the Palestinians from the Jews:

"We the undersigned, Palestinian and Israeli intellectuals and activists, view with grave concern the unbearable and inhuman situation imposed on the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza. Such a situation has been brought about by the repression, blockades, and daily humiliation exercised by the military occupation and by the daily harassment that Jewish settlers inflict on the Palestinian Population. We cannot remain unmoved while the suffering of Palestinians and the violation of their human and political rights continues undeterred… We feel it is our duty to support the call for the immediate provision of an international force to protect the Palestinian people in its struggle for the exercise of its right to self-determination and freedom, and to put an end to the military occupation of its land."

There actually is an army in the West Bank that protects the Palestinian population: it's called the Israel Defense Forces… Few people in the West realize the IDF protects these Arabs as part of its responsibilities under the Oslo Accords.

Reiss is a member of the pro-terror anti-Israel "Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace," yet another NGO that pretends to promote peace but actually promotes the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state… The organization's advertises "educational tours" designed to bring American students to the Holy Land to hear speakers who are virulent Jew haters and anarchists. One key speaker is Omar Barghouti, who takes credit for founding the BDS economic warfare aggression against Israel and who has openly stated he wants Israel eradicated… Another is the so-called Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions that opposes anti-terrorist actions and whose arch-hater of Israel, leader Jeff Halper, went to Gaza and supports Hamas.

Reiss was one of the people who supported and celebrated the communist -terrorist- accomplice Tali Fahima after she helped her terrorist boyfriend plan atrocities. Fahima later converted to Islam. In contrast, Reiss never showed any humanitarian concern for Gilad Shalit because he was part of the IDF.

Nira Reiss is now teaching most of the time at Columbia University. We can all wonder how many minds she will poison there among America's upcoming generations to hate Israel.

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University of Michigan - Ruth Tsoffar (Dept of Literature and Women's Studies) Demands Israel Criminalize Slang and Censor Speech

Comrade Tsoffar has as Op-Ed in Haaretz from August 30, 2013 demanding that Israel pass a law making it a crime to use the word "freicha." … The word "freicha" is Israeli slang for skank. The term is used pretty much the same way "skank" is, although in some contexts or when used by some people it carries the implication of a Oriental Jewish woman skank…

Tsoffar's conclusion from this premise is that Israel needs to pass a law that criminalizes the use of the word "freicha." She compares the word to the N-word in the United States, saying it is just as bad. The word epitomizes "ethnic discrimination" in Israel she says, as well as bigotry towards lower economic classes. Moreover, its use directly causes violence against women, and her evidence for this amazing assertion is that she thinks so. She demands a legal speech code that would lead to indictments of people who use such slang terms as "freicha."

[T]he use of the "N word" is not illegal in the United States… civilized people in polite company do not use the word, and someone using it in a bar would likely get punched in the nose. Judges might consider the use of the word hate speech that justifies such a punch. But using the word is protected speech. It will not get you arrested. And it goes without saying that no one could ever be indicted in the US for using the word "skank." …

Tsoffar is opposed to freedom of speech. She wants words and sentences that she considers to be insensitive to be prohibited by law. Of course she has emigrated to the US and would not be affected by any such censorship, should her proposal ever be adopted in Israel. Tsoffar is not just anti-Israel and goofy, she is a leftwing fascist.

And a pseudo-academic skank.

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Ami Pedahzur (University of Texas) and Arie Perliger (SUNY Stony Brook) manipulate historic events to reach the prediction that Jewish terrorism will run rampant if Israel uproots Judea & Samaria settlements.

In their book, Ami and Arie tell one whopper after another while going out of their way to link Judaism to terrorism. Mixing their facts with fiction, Pedahzur and Perliger suggest that the Masada martyrs mass murdered each other in a bloodlust terrorist act. They smear the founding organizations of Pre-State Israel as Terrorist Organizations, describe the social support of Jewish terrorism among the Settlers, and delusionally absolve Islam from founding modern international terrorism. Benny Morris dismisses the book from which he doubts anything can be learned.

In their effort to establish pattern and continuity, Pedahzur and Perliger trace the roots of the extreme right-wing Jewish terrorists of the end of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st to the Maccabees (apparently resisting the temptation to trace them back to Cain), the family of Judaean priests who led a successful nationalist-religious revolt against the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire in the mid-second century BCE.

The historical "background" Pedahzur and Perliger provide is a stretch, flimsy, and, at times, derisory… But the authors write that "despite the great historical gulf between the Hashmonai revolt and contemporary Jewish terrorism, it is hard not to be impressed by the similarity of the factors responsible for the violence." I see absolutely no connection between that revolt against foreign oppressors of yore and contemporary Jewish terrorism against Arabs (and, occasionally, left-wing Jewish Israelis).

[Pedahzur and Perliger] suggest that the 1,000-odd Jews who held out in the Judean Desert fortress of Masada until it was vanquished in 72-73 CE did not, in the end, commit "mass suicide," as described by Josephus, but, rather, that "the Sicarians committed mass murder among themselves." Of course, the authors have no historical evidence for branding the Sicarians of Masada "murderers" (Josephus is the only historical source for the Masada story), and one wonders what purpose such a designation serves.

[B]ut the authors' purpose is clear: to establish that the Jews have a rich tradition of terrorism…

Pedahzur and Perliger's thesis, laid out in the book's preface, is that modern fundamentalist terrorism is a result of a "totalist" ideology or religion that produces a "counterculture community." That collective, or some of its activist members, turn to terrorism when an "external" event occurs that "poses a potential threat to the community or its most cherished values" and when leaders, often clerics, emerge who frame that event as "catastrophic." Some sort of crisis, personal or communal, then propels the activists into terroristic action. All this sounds fairly reasonable.

Not so, however, some of their extrapolation. Pedahzur and Perliger, driven it seems by political correctness, go out of their way to absolve Islam of being uniquely, internationally, responsible for contemporary terrorism, arguing that "religious terrorism is not a one-faith phenomenon"—as if the modern world has also witnessed waves of Christian and Buddhist and Hindu (and Jewish) suicide bombers and airplane hijackers…

I seriously doubt that anything one can learn from this book, primarily about the last century of small-scale Jewish terrorism in Israel and the West Bank, will prove useful in fathoming what is happening in the darkest recesses of the Islamist world.

The authors predict an unprecedented level of violence by Jewish terrorists if Israel ever decides to uproot the West Bank settlements. Should a Jewish terrorist attack against the Islamic holy sites on the Temple Mount ever succeed, it "could open the doors to hell," the authors write. This may be so. But it is worthy of note that Israel's destruction of the Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and its uprooting of 7,000 settlers and thousands of their supporters in 2005 passed without serious incident—no one killed, no one severely injured. Then again, destroying settlements in Judea and Samaria, the heartland of Judaism, may prove to be something else entirely.

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University of Alberta, Canada - Prof. Clement Leibovitz, self-described "Jewish Palestinian," stalks Israel from his Grave

Leibovitz was born in Egypt but escaped to Israel with his parents after the pogrom in Egypt in 1936. He then availed himself of Israel's education system by attending the Technion in Haifa.

From there he became a Professor of Computer Services at the University of Alberta in Canada. Once in Canada he declared himself a "Jewish Palestinian" and embraced anti-Semites in his new country who promoted propaganda against his former homeland… Leibovitz claimed that Israel was founded and led by a "criminal establishment". He was in favor of a one-state solution in which Israel would cease to exist.

He crayoned, "With much more justification, and in total solidarity, I do proclaim that I AM A JEWISH PALESTINIAN. And I accuse the Israeli government of savagery and barbarism against MY OWN PEOPLE, the Palestinian people to which I belong, AS A JEW." … It's easy to see why he was a regular writer on the anti-Semitic "ALEF list" that still continues to operate under the auspices of the University of Haifa.

Of course, the fact the Arabs were killing Jews on a regular basis in the Holy Land long before the so-called "occupation", even in places like his birthplace, Egypt, gets no consideration. What a compassionate guy.

Lest one think that Leibovitz just had it in ONLY for Israel, he was an anti-American and pro-al-Qaeda, even making excuses for the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001… Here's his "description" of terrorists (written right after the World Trade Center bombing), in which Leibovitz refused to condemn the killers

We'll probably never know how many students at the University of Alberta were poisoned/influenced by this critter and how many more will also have the same fate in the future as Leibovitz's obnoxious words reach out from the grave.

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LeHigh University - Nitzan Lebovic (Dept of History) rubs elbows with other ex-pat Israelis who promote the end of Israel in the Israeli Opposition Network

Lebovic is another Israeli academic busy calling for the deconstruction by means of destruction of the Jewish state. Lebovic is a member and organizer of the Israeli Opposition Network. a new consortium of anti-Israel Israeli academics in the U.S. who object to the newly-elected government by the people of Israel. Their philosophy is that only their select group of intellectuals abroad, many belonging to communist and anarchist groups, knows what is good for Israel.

As a history professor, one of Lebovic's purported areas of expertise is the Holocaust and Lebovic likes the Shoah to be viewed from assorted philosophical lenses that portray Zionism as similar to Nazism. Lebovic was in the past associated with the Marxist Van Leer Institute in Israel, and the German-linked Minerva Institute at Tel Aviv University, neither of which has shown itself to be a friend of a Jewish state. Perhaps his funding and affinity with Germans plays into his subtle support for enemies of the Jews.
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Lebovic signed on to a petition "in solidarity" with the Palestinians complaining about a checkpoint set up around Bir Zeit University that allegedly caused temporary closure of the campus during a period of heightened terror attacks. This was circulated among academics, some who are Israeli leftists, that accused Israel of hindering academic freedom and inquiry. Never mind that Bir Zeit's student government consists of terror groups like Hamas, PFLP and Fatah running against each other with campaigns where they debate which party has murdered the most Jews and Israelis:

Lebovic apparently considers it a right to education to promote the killing of Jews at Bir Zeit and likens Jewish national determination to Nazism like his German-Jewish philosophers were prone to doing. So why should anyone be surprised at how his twisted mind tries to link the Jews and the Holocaust to an alleged "Palestinian nakba" so many years after the Holocaust …

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe Accuses Israel of Genocide

In a regal interview he gave the Israeli press on the eve of the state's " Independence Day," Shimon Peres, the current president of Israel, said the following:

"I remember how it all began. The whole state of Israel is a millimeter of the whole Middle East. A statistical error, barren and disappointing land, swamps in the north, desert in the south, two lakes, one dead and an overrated river. No natural resource apart from malaria. There was nothing here. And we now have the best agriculture in the world? This is a miracle: a land built by people" (Maariv, 14 April 2013).

This fabricated narrative, voiced by Israel's number one citizen and spokesman, highlights how much the historical narrative is part of the present reality. This presidential impunity sums up the reality on the eve of the 65th commemoration of the Nakba, the ethnic cleansing of historic Palestine…

The comparison is very different when it is viewed historically and it is in this context that we should realize the criminality of Peres' narrative which is as horrific as the occupation — and potentially far worse. For the president of Israel, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, there were never Palestinians before he initiated in 1993 the Oslo process — and when he did, they were only the ones living a small part of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

In his discourse, he already eliminated most of the Palestinians. If you did not exist when Peres came to Palestine, you definitely do not exist when he is the president in 2013. This elimination is the point where ethnic cleansing becomes genocidal. When you are eliminated from the history book and the discourse of the top politicians, there is always a danger that the next attempt would be your physical elimination.

It happened before. The early Zionists, including the current president, talked about the transfer of the Palestinians long before they actually disposed them in 1948. These visions of a de-Arabized Palestine appeared in every Zionist diary, journal and inner conversation since the beginning of the 20th century. If one talks about nothingness in a place where there is plenty it can be willful ignorance. But if one talks about nothingness as a vision or undeniable reality, it is only a matter of power and opportunity before the vision becomes reality.

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University of the Witwatersrand - Ran Greenstein (Dept of Sociology) Presented an Event that Denied Israeli Democracy and Proclaimed it an Ethnocratic State

Greenstein could not get a REAL job in Israel, SO instead he fled to the African bush, pretends to be an academic, and from there defames Israel. Shlomo Sand (TAU) gets in on the act as well.

The Afro-Middle East Centre and WISER invite you to the launch of a new book on Israeli politics.

Presented by:
Ran Greenstein

Can a state be both democratic and ethnically self-defined? The Afro-Middle East Centre's (AMEC) latest publication Pretending democracy: Israel, an ethnocratic state unpacks this issue by using Israel as a case study. Based on papers presented at AMEC's 2010 conference themed 'Locating ethnic states in a cosmopolitan world: The case of Israel', the book interrogates concepts such as 'cosmopolitanism', 'nationalism', 'ethnocracy' and 'citizenship'.

One section elaborates on comparisons between Israel, apartheid South Africa and pre-Good Friday Northern Ireland. Also tackled is the thorny issue of forms of statehood and rich debate takes place in the book between those advocating a South Africa-style single state solution and those promoting a binational state as the most just solution to the inherent contradictions between Israel's claims of being both a Jewish and a democratic state and its discrimination against Palestinian citizens and occupation of Palestinian lands.

The concluding chapter, by assessing post-apartheid South Africa, looks beyond the conditions and stipulations that would result in a single state wherein Jews and Arabs enjoy the same rights, to teasing out the steps that need to be taken to ensure that these rights are substantive.

Contributors to this volume include award-winning author Shlomo Sands, whose piece debunks the notion that Jews form a genealogical ethnicity; South Africa's former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, whose chapter uses the South African Communist Party's 'colonialism of a special type' framework to assess and explain the behaviour of Israel.

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University of Toronto - Noa Shaindlinger Joins the Terrorists in Testing IDF Reactions

Shaindlinger and friends contradict local Arab customs that keep women out of the front lines. In Hebron, she and other extreme-left activists act as human shields while taking advantage of the IDF's unwritten agreement that respects the local female population's non-combatant status.

Annual "Open Shuhada Street" demonstrations have been met with excessive violence by the Israeli military, as I witnessed myself this past February. In light of recent successful women-only actions in Nabi Saleh and the growing visibility of women in protests throughout the West Bank, local activists decided to test the ground and see how the army reacts to an all female-direct action. Since any action in Shuhada street necessarily involves the risk of brutal arrests, which are much more complicated for Palestinians, they decided to invite Israeli and international solidarity activists for this symbolic – but important – act.

Later on, as some of us mused that they were probably confused by our actions. We were women, unarmed, Israeli and international citizens, which made our presence there perfectly legal. Their confusion becomes even more obvious when one considers they were pushing us towards the Palestinian-controlled area, which is legally forbidden for Israeli citizens.

Some of us had expressed doubts about this action. A few said that the dress-up part reminded them of oriental lore; others were critical about the prominent role of men in organizing and "defending" us. But after we exited the checkpoint, spirits were up. The general sense was that this action was successful – we did, after all, achieve our goal of walking up Shuhada street to the checkpoint, as planned, embarrassing the soldiers and the settlers while we were at it. As one Israeli activist from Jerusalem explained to me: the idea to dress up originated from Palestinians as a strategy…

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Israel-hating Ex-Israelis in the US announce plans to set an anti-Israel "Opposition"

"It's a mistake to look at the results of today's election in Israel as a division between two blocks," says Nitzan Lebovic, a professor of history and a member of the Israeli Opposition Network. "The large majority of the parties in both blocks represent something closer to a Conservative agenda in American and European terms."

"As advocates for human and civil rights, we fear election results still reflect a political deadlock that stifles the possibility for change. The rise of a centrist party calling for the draft of the ultra religious is not expected to address the more serious concerns about Israel. As long as control is maintained over a large population of Palestinians with no representation and no citizenship, Israel's label as 'democratic' remains an unfulfilled promise," says Itamar Mann, an Israeli lawyer at Harvard Yale Law School.

"With over 25% under the poverty line and the wholesale privatization of national assets to a small number of families, while most of the public struggle with massive debt and the inability to afford a home, the current leadership benefits the few while over four million Palestinians whose lives are controlled by the Israeli Government could not participate in the vote," says Liron Mor, currently at Columbia Cornell University.

"We want Israel to be a democracy. We are part a growing opposition in Israel, not only to the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza but also to the corrupt and unjust economic policies that have sent the middle classes spiraling into poverty. We care deeply for the public in Israel, are extremely concerned for the residents of the occupied territories and for future of the state in the region. We believe we must raise our voices in the US to show that there is a young and capable democratic opposition to the current Israeli leadership," says Yael Berda, an Israeli Lawyer at Princeton University.

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University of London - Eyal Weizman's (Centre for Research Architecture - Director) Agitprop Constructed on Hate

Weizman's perceptions of "humanitarian law" have led him to promoting the aims of the Palestinian terrorists and Hamas apparatchiks, and his ideas are based on those of dead French communists and Ayatollah Khomeini supporter Michel Foucault. His "Forensic Architecture" (a nonsense term he invented) allows him to tie his field of study to complain about Israel's "occupation" as a "violation of human rights." Apparently, the blowing up school of buses of Jewish children is NOT a forensic human rights violation.

In an interview in a communist website about his book, Hollow Land, he ties architectural structures to his condemnations of Israel… Weizman's architectural analysis leads to his condemnations of the IDF, citing, for example, the tactic of boring through the walls of Arab homes in Jenin to avoid ambushes on the streets outside as a horrific atrocity by Israel. He doesn't mention (or probably even care) how 23 IDF soldiers were killed unnecessarily in an ambush in fighting in the streets of Jenin back in 2002 that led the IDF to develop such a life-saving tactic…

Hollow Land and three other architecture oriented books by Weizman were all published by the Marxist ultra-leftist Verso publishing house in London, which publishes all manner of anti-Israel and revolutionary communist propaganda books for the communist reading market. Other publishers worldwide ignore such books.

Of course, Weizman is heavily involved with such far-leftist anti-Israel NGO's which try to present Israel's lifesaving Security Fence as an "Apartheid Wall" that denies human rights to the Palestinians. After all, it makes it tougher for them to send out suicide bombers. Weizman served on the board of directors of the extremist anti-Israel, EU-funded NGO B'tselem, which strives to smear Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and the IDF and Israel in general whenever possible.

Quoting another interview with Weizman:
"If you look at the layout of settlements, they are always built on hilltops. People know that, but they may not realize that they also are built in rings, over the summit, in a way that generates territorial surveillance in all directions. I began to understand that these are urban-scale optical devices, and every design move in them is calculated to enhance vision. The planners always speak about the view as pastoral and biblical, almost in a romantic sense. They speak about the terraces and olive groves and stone houses, which are obviously created for them by the Palestinians. The Palestinians are almost like the stage workers who create a set, but they then have to disappear when the lights come on. The army also uses the eyes of the civilian settlers, almost hijacks them, to generate territorial surveillance. There is almost an illegal use of civilians to generate supervision of another part of the civilian population."

Weizman is also on the board of advisors of the Human Rights Project at Bard College in upstate New York, the only college in the
U.S. that has an official chapter of the ISM and was involved in planning the Gaza Flotillas. It is a strange juxtaposition of Israeli leftists and communist-anarchists who affix to everything, even architecture, the idea that Israel violates humanitarian law and decency.

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Queen Mary University of London and USC - Hagit Bohrer's (Dept of Linguistics) L.A. Times diatribe is a masterpiece in lies and pseudo-history

Bohrer was born in Israel and moved to the US at the tender age of 25 to attend graduate school under Chomsky. But two years earlier she was already part of "Palestinian solidarity activities," in her words, as well as anti-Zionist groups both in and outside of Israel. These include the Hamsin Collective, the Committee in Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Deir Yassin Committee, Women in Black (London and Israel) and others.

As it turns out, it was long before the Oslo debacle in 1993 when Hagit Bohrer decided she was a supporter of Palestinian irredentist terror groups. As a linguist, she says her specialty is syntax, or how sentences and words are formed. She uses this skill well in her diatribes against Israel, where she lies by omission, leaving out just enough information to demonize Israel. She uses no "syntax" where Israel is concerned, preferring to claim that Israel is a great big bully that persecutes Arabs and stole their country—even Jerusalem. In doing this, she even claims the Six Day War was all Israel's fault, a device to steal east Jerusalem from the peace loving Arabs.

In an article she wrote for the LA Times explaining why she was on the ISM Gaza Flotilla boats to aid Hamas, Hagit Bohrer explained why she was helping a terror group whose Charter calls for ultimate annihilation of all world's Jews. She also appeared on You Tube calling Israel "her country," even though she has spent her entire career abroad. She then participated in the Flotilla whose real aim is to open up the sea lanes for Iran to bring in missiles to shoot at Israelis.

'It is a different Jerusalem now. It is not their Jerusalem, for it has been taken from them. Every day the Palestinians of Jerusalem are further strangled by more incursions, by more 'housing developments' to cut them off from other Palestinians. In Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood built by Jordan in the 1950s to house refugees, Palestinian families recently have been evicted from their homes at gunpoint based on court-sanctioned documents purporting to show Jewish land ownership in the area dating back some 100 years. But no Palestinian proof of ownership within West Jerusalem has ever prevailed in Israeli courts. Talbieh, Katamon, Baca, until 1948 affluent Palestinian neighborhoods, are today almost exclusively Jewish, with no legal recourse for the Palestinians who recently raised families and lived their lives there."

And more still from her: "Did we know in 1967, in 1948, that it would come to this? Some did. Some knew even then that a society built on conquest and dispossession would have to dehumanize the conquered in order to continue to dispossess and oppress them.

Continuing the diatribe, she says, "Let us note that some Israeli Jews do stand up and protest. There are soldiers who refuse to serve, journalists who highlight injustice, and human rights organizations, activist groups, information centers. In a sense, all of us seeking justice have been on a virtual boat to Gaza all these decades. We have been trying to break through the Israeli blockade, in its many incarnations. We wish to say to the Palestinians that, yes, there are people in Israel who know that any viable future for the Middle East must be based on a just peace — not the forced imposition spelled out by Netanyahu to Congress — or else we are all doomed. We want it known that the soldier is not the only face of Israeli Jews. There are those who say to the government of Israel, 'You do not represent us.' "

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Tel Aviv University - TAU Students Fight Against Academic Boycott

They stand up to face off the well-orchestrated boycott campaign which is promoted in part by Israeli NGO's and Israeli Academics

The biggest sin of Joy Harjo was that she has written on her Facebook page she's on her way to visit Tel Aviv. Harjo, a Native American poet and musician, was invited to perform for students of the Department of American Studies at TAU, and provide a glimpse into the rich, indigenous culture of the American continent. But the anti-Israel activists had other plans for her: Within a few hours after her announcement, Harjo's Facebook and Twitter accounts were filled with dozens of threats and hate talkbacks.

[Coalition of Women for Peace]'s member, Dr. Dalit Baum, a former lecturer at Haifa University and today a US resident, presented herself as a an "Israeli teacher" and begged Harjo to boycott TAU and its students, again, because of the so called "apartheid." Yes, the same TAU which allowed its Arab students only a few months ago to host a 'Nakba' memorial ceremony is now accused of being an apartheid institution…

In response, we, dozens of TAU students from across the Israeli political spectrum, have personally wrote a letter of support to Joy Harjo. Those activists call themselves "liberal and feminist," but at the same time they choose to intimidate an elder spiritual woman and Native American human rights activist into boycotting knowledge, freedom of thought, ideas and people - all the things which form the foundation of the academic institution we are so proud to be educated in.

Joy Harjo's case revealed once again the true face of the well-orchestrated boycott campaign being waged in recent years around the world against Israel - often with the help of Israelis - to pull the rug out from under Israel's legitimacy, its institutions and its society. This is a campaign that relies primarily on intimidation of many people overseas who are not proficient in the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, using half-truths and whole lies that are constantly presented as facts. It is also difficult not to notice the paradox, in which Israeli academics, with the backup of self-proclaimed "peace NGO's," promote the boycott of academic institutions while they still educate generations of Israeli students and scholars, the future of the Jewish state.

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University of Exeter - The Pappe Continues to Rewrite History

The pseudo-historian Ilan Pappe declares Plan Daled (D) proof of Israel's 'ethnic cleansing'.

It was written "Imagine that not so long ago, in any given country you are familiar with, half of the entire population had been forcibly expelled within a year, half of its villages and towns wiped out, leaving behind only rubble and stones…"

The quote is from the introduction to Ilan Pappe's 'The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine'. Pappe, a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa until 2007, is currently a professor at the University of Essex and director of its European Centre for Palestine Studies. He is foremost among Israeli 'New Historians' who, since the publication in the 1980s of Israeli and British documents from the period, have radically rewritten the history of the Jewish State's foundation and the flight of 700,000 Palestinians from its territory.

Pappe argues that the exodus was not a mere by-product of terror and chaos but the result of a deliberate strategy designed to facilitate the consolidation and expansion of the new Jewish State. The key document which he and others cite is Plan Dalet (Dalet is the Hebrew letter D).


However, it is clear from the material which has subsequently become available that Zionist leaders of the time saw the UN plan not as a compromise settlement but as a stepping-stone towards their objective of a state based on Jewish religious identity to include all of the "Land of Israel" — the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem as well the territory allocated to Israel. Which meant clearing the Palestinians out.

Pappe quotes Ben Gurion on December 3, 1947: "They can either be mass arrested or expelled; it is better to expel them."

It is happening in Gaza today.

The problem does not have to do with "ancient hatreds", with the belligerence of this side or that or both, or with something wicked in Judaism or Islam or both. The problem is the state of Israel.

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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.

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University of Exeter - Pseudo-Historian Ilan Pappe likens Israel to Aboriginal dispossession and South African Apartheid

Pappe returns with another fact-free round of pseudo-academic Israel Bashing from Down Under

If the creation of the state of Israel was akin to the ethnic cleansing of the resident Palestinians, does the establishment of colonial Australia amount to the same thing for the indigenous population?

This is the hypothesis put to Professor Ilan Pappe, an Israeli historian who is no stranger to controversy and unpopular arguments, on his latest tour of Australia.

“I think it's a very very fair comparison,” he says. “Both societies are settler colonial societies, dispossessing the indigenous people.”

Another historical comparison is that of apartheid South Africa, Professor Pappe says. Invoking the word "apartheid" is highly provocative; the term has legal implications as well as emotive ones, but he is resolute that the name is justified.

The ideology of apartheid – of separation, of segregation – is not dissimilar in the two countries, he says, arguing that Archbishop Desmond Tutu has also drawn the comparison between the two situations. “I don't think it's too strong a term. As a scholar I would like to go deeply into the comparison and see the similarities as well as the dissimilarities. But from the general perspective of what kind of attitude Jews have towards non-Jews in the state of Israel, I don't know of a better term in a legal realm in that respect.”

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Evergreen College, Washington State and now SUNY Plattsburg: Simona Sharoni – the ex-pat Israeli who sent Rachel Corrie to her Death

Few people know that it was a radical leftist anti-Israel ex-pat Israeli professor in "Women's Studies" at Corrie's alma mater, Evergreen College, who recruited Rachel Corrie to go commit suicide for the Hamas. She inculcated in Corrie the idea that one creates "peace" and "conflict resolution" by supporting and being a human shield for Arab terrorists, while interfering with anti-terror operations. That "professor" is Simona Sharoni, currently in the Women's Studies Department at State University of occupied New York.

Sharoni is one of the founders of the violently anti-Israel International Solidarity Movement (ISM)-linked group Women In Black, an organization that supports the Hamas. These "Women" are never disturbed by the mass murders of Israeli women by Hamas terrorists. "Women in Black" frequently attacks Israel as a male-dominated warrior society that supposedly subjugates both women and Arabs. As far as we know, they have never had a single word to say about the oppression of women in Arab culture and society.

A new book has been put out by the ISM titled "I Stand Alone," which is supposed to be made up of St. Rachel's scribbling in her "journal… In the "book" Rachel describes how three Evergeen College professors influenced her decision to go to Gaza and serve as an accomplice for the Hamas. She specifically recounts that Simona Sharoni was one of those who molded her mindset to join the ISM and become a human shield. We use the word mind loosely.

So here we have an unstable young woman who was indoctrinated by a college professor into believing that she could change the world for the better by aiding terrorist movements, engaging in "legitimate resistance." Her then boyfriend, another ISM activist whom she discussed in her book, admitted to a Seattle reporter after her death that Rachel did not consider herself a peace activist, but an anarchist.

Rachel Corrie sought to aid the Jew-killers of Hamas in their "resistance" against "oppression", reciting clearly slogans and ideas garnered from her professor Simona Sharoni. New information has emerged that Simona Sharoni may have offered college credit to Rachel Corrie for her volunteer activities in Gaza on behalf of the ISM and the Hamas.

Simona Sharoni is the real person who should have been sued by the Corrie family for recruiting Rachel into the ISM.

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Indiana University – Jon Simons (Dept of Communications), Ex-Pat Israeli - the US "Peace Now" Mouthpiece

When it comes to Israel's Ariel College being granted university status by the country's Council on Higher Education, Professor Simons has been leading the war AGAINST it! Alas, Ariel College is located across Israel's Green Line (Curious to note that Indiana University also lies outside the boundaries of the original 13 colonies!). He wrote an article that appeared in an ultra-leftist internet magazine, Ceasefire, in which he complained that granting Ariel College such lofty status would only serve to promote the "occupation" and somehow be responsible for helping to derail "the two state solution."

In his Ceasefire article, Simons joins the attack by other Israeli academics (supposedly 1000) opposed to a new Israeli university status for Ariel College.

Simons even uses a quote from a colleague to warn against "the 'academization (sic - another made up polysyllable) of the occupation' if the college in Ariel became a university." Quoting still another colleague, he admonishes his readers that "…the University in Ariel would be a stain on the reputation of Israeli scholarship and research. He also understood that the approval of the college as a university would invite calls for an international academic boycott."

Such fuzzy thinking from Simons becomes more evident if one reads his abstracts from his other scribbling. Israel, you see, is guilty of everything when it comes to "branding" (selling) the notion of peace.

Simons, as a member of and promoter of the American wing of "Peace Now," the EU-funded Israeli "peace" movement that supports whatever the Arabs want, promotes the NGO's destructive agenda against the Jewish people.

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University of East London - Haim Bresheeth (Professor of Jew Baiting) Expresses his anti-Zionistic Thoughts

Wants to destroy Israel economically because it's all Israel's fault

Israeli Governments

"I don't think there is the slightest difference between the different Israeli governments in one important respect - the Zionist project was, is, and will be about the dispossession and expulsion of the Palestinian population of Palestine. It was this, it is this, and it will be this - every Israeli government has done this - it doesn't matter if it was Barak and now Sharon or Netayahu before him - it was no different..."

Wanting Peace?

"They [Israel] will do everything to make you believe that they want peace - I even believed it once and most of you have believed it - I know that. They will do everything to make sure that people in the West believe that they want peace - they will go to meetings, they will sign documents - they will do all that and then they will make damn sure that there is no chance of any of this happening..."

Boycott Israel

"If you are making sure in every shop you go everyone knows that because they hold Israeli products you don't buy there - if you bring about the destruction of the Israeli economy which Mr. Sharon is doing such a great job of and you help him in that destruction, more Israelis will come to their bloody senses and will realize that justice is not divisible, peace is not divisible, humanity is not divisible - you cannot divide them. We will have peace - they will have peace, we will have water - they will have water, we will have human existence if they will have it..."

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University of Leicester - Ex-pat Israeli Claudia Prestel (Dept of Historical Studies) is a walking fifth column against Israel's existence.

Claudia Prestel is a Reader in Jewish history at the University of Leicester, specializing in German-Jewish history. She is even listed as a member of the University's Center for the Study of the Holocaust. But do not be fooled. Prestel also is an active member of the so-called "Friends of Al Aksa" on her campus. She is relentless in her hatred and attacks against Israel.

Prestel likes to chant the anti-Semitic refrains of the terrorists about how pregnant Palestinian women regularly lose their babies at checkpoints (which are not there to stop terrorists and suicide bombers but to prevent Palestinian births). These claims are fiction, which show that Prestel belongs to the Ilan Pappe school of pseudo-scholarship.

Prestel doesn't limit herself to just the written word. She pontificates live at Friends of Al Aksa presentations, whose leader helped organize the Mavi Mamara Turkish terrorist flotilla incident. There she "discusses" Jewish history as a litany of abuse against the Palestinian population. She functions as the Jewish "confirmation" that Arab terrorists are in fact nothing more than peace-loving pacifists interested in quilting

Notably, Prestel also supports the boycott, divestments and sanctions movement of economic aggression against Israel, having participated in and supported the Ride for Palestine in the UK. She doesn't mind starving Jews out of their country to show her humanitarianism.

Claudia Prestel is in favor of annihilating the Jewish state of Israel in order to create an Arab dominated Islamofascist state in its place. She signed a petition put out by Ali Abunimah, an ISM leader and Palestinian crony of President Obama, and the Arab Action Network, an irredentist group that insists on the "Palestinian Right of Return" for any Arab who claims he or she is a refugee. Her co-signers on the petition read like a list of British and American Who's Who of tenured anti-Semites.

Prestel is so intellectually bankrupt she even supports to this day the infamous long-debunked Goldstone Report, which accused Israel of atrocities against Gaza and Hamas during Operation Cast Lead. She did this after Goldstone himself said the Report is untrue. Other petitions she has signed object to any assistance given to Israel even to defend itself.

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University of Exeter – Ilan Pappe (Dept of Israel Bashing) continues his Jihad against the Jews

Like Amiram Goldblum, Pappe wishes to transform Israeli "mentality and ideology" externally by force

For an activist, the realization that change from within is unattainable not only grows from an intellectual or political process, but is more than anything else an admission of defeat. And it was this fear of defeatism that prevented me from adopting a more resolute position for a very long time. After almost thirty years of activism and historical research, I became convinced that the balance of power in Palestine and Israel pre-empted any possibility for a transformation within Jewish Israeli society in the foreseeable future. Though rather late in the game, I came to realize that the problem was not a particular policy or a specific government, but one more deeply rooted in the ideological infrastructure informing Israeli decisions on Palestine and the Palestinians ever since 1948. I have described this ideology elsewhere as a hybrid between colonialism and romantic nationalism.[1]

Today, Israel is a formidable settler-colonialist state, unwilling to transform or compromise, and eager to crush by whatever means necessary any resistance to its control and rule in historical Palestine. Beginning with the ethnic cleansing of 80 percent of Palestine in 1948, and Israel's occupation of the remaining 20 percent of the land in 1967, Palestinians in Israel are now enclaved in mega-prisons, bantustans, and besieged cantons, and singled out through discriminatory policies.

But there is really no other alternative [to supporting BDS]. Any other option—from indifference, through soft criticism, and up to full endorsement of Israeli policy—is a wilful decision to be an accomplice to crimes against humanity. The closing of the public mind in Israel, the persistent hold of the settlers over Israeli society, the inbuilt racism within the Jewish population, the dehumanization of the Palestinians, and the vested interests of the army and industry in keeping the occupied territories—all of these mean that we are in for a very long period of callous and oppressive occupation. Thus, the responsibility of Israeli Jews is far greater than that of anyone else involved in advancing peace in Israel and Palestine. Israeli Jews are coming to realize this fact, and this is why the number who support pressuring Israel from the outside is growing by the day. It is still a very small group, but it does form the nucleus of the future Israeli peace camp.

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University of Exeter – Another Israel-Bashing Quote Cited by Ilan Pappe (Dept of Israel Bashing) Has Been Shown to be Source-less

Well, it is time for Pappé to provide the source for yet another quote, this one attributed to Sir Walter Shaw, chairman of the commission charged with investigating the 1929 riots.

On page 248 of The Rise & Fall of A Palestinian Dynasty: The Husaynis 1700-1948, Pappé reports the following: "'The principal cause [of the riots]", Shaw wrote after leaving the country, 'was twelve years of pro-Zionist policy.'"

Again, historian Benny Morris has challenged this quote…

CAMERA has inspected the record for the 46th meeting of the Shaw Commission (included in volume two) and looked for the quote in question.

The quote Pappé attributed to Sir Walter Shaw is not in any of these locations… Did Sir Walter Shaw actually write the words attributed to him, or is this another invention similar to the quote Pappé falsely attributed to David Ben-Gurion in 2006?

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UCLA - Leftist Fascist Gabriel Piterberg (Dept of History) Jihads against Freedom of Speech for Pro-Israel Speakers

Anti-Israel Propaganda should be the only Protected form of Speech

Piterberg did not object to the principles that President Yudof outlined. Rather, in his convoluted presentation, he denounced the statement because it used the principles of free speech to condemn tactics that anti-Israel activists have been using with increasing frequency. Piterberg charged that the statement "criminalized political dissent."
...Rather than recommend that anti-Israel activists moderate their behavior, Piterberg went on the attack. He charged that the statement was biased and showed unwarranted, "disproportionate concern for Jewish students" and alleged that it ignored "harassment and threats to Palestinian and Arab students and their allies," though he could not cite any comparable examples of anyone disrupting their events. He denied that defacing Israeli symbols was an affront to Jewish students, declaring that it is racist to associate all Jews with Israel. He ridiculed the idea that anti-Semitism is a problem on campus, mocking such concerns as a figment of overwrought imaginations. To prove his point, he showed a Seinfeld clip satirizing such concerns.

Piterberg then argued that anti-Israel activists' actions do not deny the free speech of others. He accused pro-Israel groups of misrepresenting the extremism of these incidents. Then, in a breathtaking inversion of reality, Piterberg contended that when incidents did become menacing or violent, it was because pro-Israel groups fomented or initiated the threatening atmosphere, essentially blaming the victims.

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UCLA - Gabriel Piterberg (Dept of History) Invents "Ethnic Cleansing" of Arabs by Israel, even if history proves otherwise

But there is a danger that debate could become too narrowly focused on the single issue of whether or not there was an Israeli master plan to effect a comprehensive expulsion of the Palestinian Arabs from their homes in 1948. [2] The moral pressure behind this obsessive question is understandable, and should be respected. But it is also true that it takes for granted that what matters is the framework of the perpetrators, not the perspective of the victims. The existence or otherwise of an explicit Zionist intention to unleash ethnic cleansing, under cover of war, poses problems that Israelis certainly need to confront....
The reality is that the eventuality of massive expulsions was inherent in the nature of Zionist colonization in Palestine long before war broke out in 1948.

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Oxford's Israel-Hating ex-Israeli Avi Shlaim says that Israel is "the main threat to regional stability"

The challenge for Obama is to reign in his reckless junior ally and to reorder American priorities in the Middle East. The main threat to regional stability is not Iran but the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. And the main source of hostility towards America throughout the Arab and Muslim lands is Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people and America's complicity in this oppression.

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University of Exeter – Harvard Invites the Academic Fraud Ilan Pappe to come Lobby for Israel's Extermination

The "star" of the Harvard pogrom will be Ilan Pappe, who is arguably the most thoroughly discredited pseudo-academic on the planet. Pappe is a notorious fabricator, someone who claims proudly that facts and truth are of no importance.

His own University of Exeter recently chastised him for his infamous habit of playing fast and loose with facts. Pappe is best known as a fulltime anti-Israel propagandist who has done more than any other anti-Israel Israeli to promote the moral equivalence of "Nakba denial" with Holocaust denial. He is a "new historian" in the sense of pseudo-historian. His mission in life is to invent an imaginary Palestinian historic "narrative." Nearly all those beating the "Nakba" drum today cite Pappe and his "books" about the supposed "ethnic cleansing" of Arabs by Israel in its war of independence. (For those who do not know, "Nakba," meaning "catastrophe," is how Arabs refer to Israel's birth.)

Pappe was a lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa, but moved to resume the position of a pseudo-academic propagandist position at the University of Exeter in the UK. Even other anti-Zionists have repudiated Pappe as a liar and fabricator. He openly calls for Israel to be exterminated and endorses Hamas terrorism. He considers Noam Chomsky insufficiently anti-Israel.

[Pappe] was also the central figure in the now infamous "Tantura Affair." In this incident, Pappe coached a graduate student of his into inventing a non-existent "massacre" of Arabs by the Hagana Jewish militia (Alexandroni Brigade) in Tantura, south of Haifa, a "massacre" that Pappe claims took place in 1948. Not a shred of any evidence for any such "massacre" exists. Arab and other journalists who were present at the time of the battle that took place in Tantura reported no massacre. Arabs living in the town at the time confirmed that a battle did occur, but that after the battle the Jewish militiamen aided and assisted the townspeople, not massacring anyone… [The graduate student] later admitted in court with his lawyer present that the entire massacre was an invention.

No matter – Pappe roams the world and continues to spread the lie about the imaginary Tantura "massacre," a lie that has found its way into nearly every anti-Semitic web site and Neo-Nazi magazine on Earth, and even a handful of otherwise respectable mainstream journalists foolishly rely upon him. Pappe has lied about practically everything else, including about being "persecuted" by his own university in Israel. In fact, Pappe was never fired for his fraud and fabrication by the University of Haifa, although he should have been. (Some wags even suggested the university should be boycotted for not firing Pappe.) That did not stop Pappe from waving his stigmata as "victim of Zionism" before the European anti-Semites promoting "divestment" from Israel. His recruitment by the University of Exeter proves how indifferent that school is to scholarly standards. His coming appearance as the star of the Harvard academic pogrom shows that things are not much better there.

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Taking the "academic" Jihad to Harvard:
Dalit Baum (University of Haifa) and Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter) are Slated to Participate in Rwandan-Style "One State Solution" Conference

Harvard University is going to be hosting a conference entitled "One State Conference: Israel/Palestine and the One State Solution," scheduled to take place March 3-4.

Speakers include, Ali Abunimah, the Executive Director of the Electronic Intifada; Dalit Baum, of the BDS organization Coalition of Women for Peace; Ilan Pappe, radical left Israeli academic and fervent supporter of the BDS movement; Marc Ellis, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor University, who compares Zionism to colonialism and Israel's treatment of the Palestinians to the Nazi treatment of Jews; as well as a number of other academics and scholars who advocate similar beliefs.

"Most of the speakers are heavily involved in anti-Israel advocacy. The conference program features an activist workshop, in contrast to an academic or research framework in which different perspectives are presented… Such events represent the antithesis of constructive academic dialogue and peaceful coexistence," the NGO Monitor claimed.

"Those who promote a one-state 'solution' advocate creating an entity which would, through its merger with the Palestinian Arab population of the West Bank and Gaza and an influx of Palestinians from neighboring states, lose its Jewish majority and its Jewish character. In effect, Jewish self-determination would be nullified," the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) reported. The forum is clearly focused, therefore, on "dismantling the Jewish State of Israel."

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University of Exeter – Ilan Pappe (Dept of Israel Bashing) working for another "Final Solution"

The adherents of this veiled assault on Israel argue that the "two-state solution," "in which Israel is secure and the Palestinians have sovereignty," as President Obama told Time magazine, has been a failure. Of course, the two-state solution has failed because since 1948, the first time Arabs rejected a Palestinian state, a critical mass of Palestinian Arabs have wanted something more than sovereignty: they want Israel destroyed and her land possessed by Arabs from "the river to the sea," as PLO chief Yasser Arafat used to say. The one-state solution, which envisions a single nation comprising Arabs and Jews under a single government, is a way to achieve the same aim. Such a state would obviously require the end of Israel's Jewish identity, and would result in an Arabic demographic explosion that in any kind of representative government would marginalize Jews. Moreover, we can see the most likely sort of regime that would rule the "one state" by looking next door at Egypt, where Islamists are now in control and relations with Israel have deteriorated. Whatever the result, such a state would not resemble the liberal democracy of Israel today.

Even more suggestive of the conference's bias is the presence of Ilan Pappé, whose scholarly malfeasance got him cashiered from Haifa University over his involvement in a student's master's thesis that fabricated an Israeli massacre of Palestinians. Such an episode will surprise no one familiar with Pappé's own work, which as historian Efraim Karsh has written, displays a "consistent resort to factual misrepresentation, distortion, and outright falsehood." Pappé is clearly an ideologue and propagandist, as he frankly admits: he sneers at "objectivity," professes that he is "not as interested in what happened as in how people see what's happened," and crows that "my ideology influences my historical writings." That such a travesty of the profession of history is invited to speak at a prestigious university testifies to how intellectually and morally corrupt the American academy has become.

This rather loose attitude towards evidence and fact embraced by Pappé reveals itself as well in the on-line descriptions of the panel topics, where one finds libels such as references to "the original 700,000 [Arabs] who were ethnically cleansed from Palestine in 1948 and 1967," moral cowardice in phrases such as "a great deal of violence has isolated the two peoples from one another," and the de rigueur question-begging epithet: "How can justice for the victims of racism or violence be achieved?" You get the picture: racist Israelis who ethnically cleansed Arabs from their homeland and incited a "cycle of violence" need to abandon their Jewish identity and their ancestral lands in order to resolve a bloody conflict.

Winning international sympathy and support for the "oppressed" Palestinians has been a critical element in the "phases" strategy. The Kennedy School conference––like the boycott of Israeli academics, one of whose prime movers is Ilan Pappé–– is yet another example that this strategy to destroy Israel by manipulating international opinion has been working. The "one-state solution" is in fact an enabler of a slow-motion final solution.

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USC – Yigal Arens (Dept of Computer Sciences) – the Al Awda Jew of the Jihad

Yigal Arens is a self-proclaimed Marxist (a bit strange since Marxism is about as opposed to pacifism and non-violence as anything you can find on the planet). And just as the most radical leftists in Israel do, he joins in cheering the worst Arab irredentist groups, like Al Awda, the Palestine Right of Return Coalition, whose clear cut goal is not only the complete destruction of a Jewish state, but the annihilation of the Jews.

Arens often speaks at Al Awda conferences as the faithful Jew of the Jihad, who will help protect the organizers from charges of anti-Semitism. After all, he is not only a Jew, but the son of Israel's former Defense Minister!

Yes, the spoiled scion of Moshe Arens in his cushy Los Angeles home is "ever optimistic" that the Palestinians will some day toss the Jews into the sea.  But poor little Yigal - he lacks the courage of his conviction and prefers the yuppie LA style to going to live among his beloved Palestinians. They may not turn out to be all so pacifistic!

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University of Exeter – Ilan Pappe (Dept of Israel Bashing) gets a pass from his University for using a source-less quote "proving" ethnic cleansing by David Ben-Gurion

For one brief shining moment, it looked as if the University of Exeter was going to hold Ilan Pappé accountable for attributing a fake quote to David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister.

Those hopes were in vain. Not only did the university's Ethics Committee fail to hold Pappé accountable for his fabrication, the committee accepted an explanation from the historian that is simply so byzantine and ludicrous that it raises questions about how seriously officials at the University of Exeter take the pursuit of truth and respect for the historical record.

In short, Pappé dug himself deeper into a hole when he responded to a challenge about the fake quote, and the Ethics Committee decided to shack up with the historian in the hole he dug. … [University of Exeter] Ethics Committee reported its findings to CAMERA in a letter signed by chair Professor Nicholas Talbot. The upshot of this letter, detailed below, is that Pappé was given a pass.

… Talbot reports "there may have been a different version in some of the many reprints" of Pappé's book.

"If this is the case," Talbot writes, "the Professor Pappé has assured us that it will be corrected in the next edition."

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept of Israel Bashing) continues to bash Israel

Where was the "discussion" in allowing an unchallenged Ilan Pappe to state:

"What do you do about a rogue state like Israel? How do you treat it? What is the right policy towards a country, a state, that violates systematically all the United Nations' resolutions, that violates systematically and abuses civil and human rights? This is now the conversation, this is why all these pro-Zionist Jewish communites are so fidgety, this is why all the Israeli Embassies have nightly meetings 'what do we do?', not changing Israeli immoral behaviour, 'how do we now justify Israeli immoral behaviour?'"

And in allowing him to demean what blacks went through in apartheid South Africa when he said:

"South Africa had the right to exist. And Israel has the right to exist. Apartheid had no right to exist. Therefore, we all worked for the change of regime in South Africa. The kind of regime Israel maintains in the occupied territories, the kind of regime it maintains towards its Palestinian minority in Israel and the kind of policies it pursies against Palestinian refugees has no right to exist. And I think that is what the (bds) campaign is all about…We are talking about a change of regime and we don't even suggest bombing the Israelis to change the regime as we would have if it had been an Arab country."

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept of Israel Bashing) – Time Has Come to Recant Outlandish Accusations

Ilan Pappé rode to fame by bashing Israel, repeatedly accusing the Jewish state of war crimes and crying oppression when academics actually looked at his evidence and found it lacking.
…Ignorance is no excuse for an academic, nor is stubbornness a virtue. When Benny Morris mistreated quotes by David Ben-Gurion and Theodor Herzl, he was rightly pilloried for it. In December 2006, he came clean and acknowledged that the Ben-Gurion quote was fraudulent. Kudos to him for reversing the error.

Alas, to advance his polemic, Pappé has embraced the false Ben-Gurion quote endorsing ethnic cleansing, an outlandish accusation. Some of those who relied on Pappé have issued corrections, or are in the process of doing so. Not Pappé, however. He may believe that tainting Israel with original sin justifies his lies.

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept of Israel Bashing) goosesteps for the Jihad again; whines about being persecuted

Of course there were US President Barack Obama's pandering appearances in front of AIPAC, the Israeli lobby, and his administration's continued silence and inaction in face of Israel's colonization of the West Bank, siege and killings in Gaza, ethnic cleansing of the Bedouins in the Naqab and new legislation discriminating against Palestinians in Israel.

The complicity continued with the shameful retreat of Judge Richard Goldstone from his rather tame report on the Gaza massacre — which began three years ago today. And then there was the decision of European governments, especially Greece, to disallow campaigns of human aid and solidarity from reaching Gaza by sea.

In recent years, I have learned firsthand how intimidation of this kind works. In November 2009 the mayor of Munich was scared to death by a Zionist lobby group and cancelled my lecture there. More recently, the Austrian foreign ministry withdrew its funding for an event in which I participated, and finally it was my own university, the University of Exeter, once a haven of security in my eyes, becoming frigid when a bunch of Zionist hooligans claimed I was a fabricator and a self-hating Jew.

Every year since I moved there, Zionist organizations in the UK and the US have asked the university to investigate my work and were brushed aside. This year a similar appeal was taken, momentarily one should say, seriously. One hopes this was just a temporary lapse; but you never know with an academic institution (bravery is not one of their hallmarks).

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe's (Dept of Israel Bashing) own Employer Looking into Pappe's Habit of Playing "fast and loose" with Facts, demanding an explanation from Pappe

It looks like Ilan Pappé will finally have to explain himself for a quote he attributed to Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, in an academic journal, the Journal of Palestine Studies and in his 2006 book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Officials at University of Exeter have asked Pappé to respond to a challenge from CAMERA about the origin of the quote, for which Pappé has not provided a legitimate citation. The Journal of Palestine Studies has done the same thing.

Pappé reports on page 23 of his book that in 1937 David Ben-Gurion wrote the following in a letter to his son: "The Arabs will have to go, but one needs an opportune moment for making it happen, such as a war."

It is a damning quote, but it's almost certainly a fabrication. In Dec. 2006, soon after the quote first appeared in print, another historian, Benny Morris, declared that the quote was an invention in a letter to The Independent.

Morris' statement that the quote attributed to Ben-Gurion was an "invention" should have prompted Pappé to either provide an accurate, verifiable source for the quote or to issue a retraction to prevent others from using it. Instead, the quote, which lacked a valid citation, lingered on – without correction or retraction – in the fever swamp of anti-Zionist commentary.

An official from University of Exeter's Ethics Committee has stated that the matter is currently under review, that the university takes such concerns "very seriously" and that a report will be forthcoming.

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University of the Witwatersrand - Ex-Israeli anti-Israel extremist sociologist Ran Greenstein (Dept of Sociology) leads the jihad from the Veldt

His revenge for the fact that Israeli universities refused him a job?

… is Israel merely one ethnic state among others, as Pogrund argues? Let us ask: which other state was founded on the massive exclusion of its indigenous people to clear the way for immigrants, an exclusion forcibly maintained to this day? In which other state is such exclusion being buttressed daily by new laws, regulations, speeches, government policies, parliamentary commissions of enquiry, and educational and media campaigns? Which other state constantly seeks new ways to bolster its ethnic nature at the expense of its indigenous people, and restrict their political, social (and – where possible – physical) presence? Which other state is a 'demographic state' in a similar manner? If the label 'apartheid' is not suitable, what alternative do Goldstone and Pogrund have to offer?

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University of Exterior – Ilan Pappe testifies that evoking the blood libel is not anti-Semitic

There is no other interpretation as a matter of history or elementary literacy for such a statement than the following: Raed Salah was presenting the blood libel — i.e. the medieval conspiracy theory that Jews bake bread with the blood of Gentile children — as legitimate.

... [Raed Salah]'s evidence is supported by that of Professor Ilan Pappe who although describing the Appellant’s address as at times incoherent and emotive, said the Appellant did not invoke the blood libel in this or any other speech, and made a clear distinction between Jews as a race and the actions of Israeli officials. The words used by the Appellant on this occasion did not amount to blood libel because he did not refer to Jewish bread; the message of the address was not anti-Semitic or even anti-Zionist

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Ilan Pappe continues the battle for Israel's Annihilation from the University of Exeter

Pappé's premise is that the Jews had no moral right to assert their case for national self-determination in Palestine because there were Arabs living there. For the same reason, the Arabs were justified in rejecting every compromise offered, including the UN's 1947 partition plan, because the Jews were "newcomers."

In Pappé's history, the Jews "expelled" over 700,000 refugees and inexplicably – never mind the continuing state of war between Israel and the Arab world – refused to let them return.

Pappé's latest polemic focuses on those Arabs who heeded Jewish leaders and did not flee. He finds it galling "that those who stayed became the 'Arab minority of Israel.'" (He calls them "Palestinian citizens of Israel," since he abhors the term "Israeli Arabs.")

... Pappé's loathing of Israel allows for no such complications. Pity the student assigned his latest book, and shame on any professor for assigning it.

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Duke University - Rann Bar-On (Dept of Math) joins the Jihad

I call for boycott against the State of Israel in order to harm the State of Israel by means of boycott. If this is not clear enough, I will clarify: I (Ran Baron, ID number: 036490597) hereby call for any person to deliberately avoid economic, cultural or academic ties with another person or another factor only because of his ties with the State of Israel, one of its institutions or an area under its control, in such a way that may cause economic, cultural or academic damage.

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University of Exeter - On the anti-Semitic pro-terror "Counterpunch," Ilan Pappe (Dept of Israel Bashing) Proclaims that Israel is Not a Democracy, unlike Libya

No, Israel is definitely not a democracy. A country that occupies another people for more than 40 years and disallow them the most elementary civic and human rights cannot be a democracy. A country that pursues a discriminatory policy against a fifth of its Palestinian citizens inside the 67 borders cannot be a democracy. In fact Israel is, what we use to call in political science a herrenvolk democracy, its democracy only for the masters. The fact that you allow people to participate in the formal side of democracy, namely to vote or to be elected, is useless and meaningless if you don't give them any share in the common good or in the common resources of the State, or if you discriminate against them despite the fact that you allow them to participate in the elections. On almost every level from official legislation through governmental practices, and social and cultural attitudes, Israel is only a democracy for one group, one ethnic group, that given the space that Israel now controls, is not even a majority group anymore, so I think that you'll find it very hard to use any known definition of democracy which will be applicable for the Israeli case.

FB: What is your nationality, Ilan?

IP: I don't have a clear nationality. I have a citizenship, an Israeli citizenship.

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University of Exeter - Treason du jour from Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science), the Lord Haw-Haw of the British Jihad:

The new law, like the previous others, institutionalize the Apartheid State of Israel or for short ASOI. ASOI is now one of worst apartheid regimes in the world. It controls almost all of Palestine (apart from Gaza which it imprisoned hermetically since 2005). It has, in absolute terms the highest number of political prisoners (China was reported to have less then 1000, Iran has few thousands); Israel holds nearly 10,000 of them. It has the largest number of apartheid laws and regulations than any country in the world and apart from the Arab regimes that are now collapsing and rogue states such as Miramar and North Korea, has the longest imposition of emergency laws and regulations that rob citizens of their most basic human and civil rights. Its policies against the discriminated native population, now composing nearly half of the overall population in ASOI, include atrocities such as barring people from using water sources, from cultivating their fields, building more houses, from getting to work, schools or universities and it bans them from commemorating their history and in particular the 1948 Nakbah.

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University of Exeter - The Frauds of Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science)

What higher distinction can there be than this -- he has been cited, with very strong approval, by that great maven of Jewish perfidy, Ms. Jennifer Peto of the University of Toronto.

But Mr. Pappe has made a mistake that cost him dearly. He has not contented himself, as have certain others, with being an "activist" against Israel. No, he has allowed himself the conceit that he still is the historian he once was, a scholar, and he has masked his current propaganda with the externalities of scholarship. And once he did this he invited the scrutiny of scholars, and these have shown little mercy in proving him a malicious fabricator.

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University of East London - Expatriate Israel-hating Haim Bresheeth (Professor of Jew Baiting) Demands that the Coen Brothers (movie producers) Boycott Israel

Your much-celebrated presence will adorn a colonial settler state still vigorously engaged in the business of dispossessing and driving out the indigenous inhabitants, who are the Palestinians. Of course the United States itself is built on the bones and demolished civilizations of its own indigenous inhabitants, but for the Palestinians the struggle is real and present – an every day battle to hang on to land, houses, livelihoods, hopes and ambitions.

Your appearance in Israel will unfortunately help camouflage the brutal realities of a powerful and illegal military occupation. However much you believe you can go there simply as artists, your presence will be spun to reassure the Israeli public that their ruthless colonial society is 'normal', and to promote Brand Israel abroad. You will be saying, to Israelis and to the world, that Israel's violently racist treatment of the Palestinians is acceptable.

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University of Exeter - Professional Israel Basher Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science) Proclaimed Hero of the Raelian Movement of UFO Chasers

Raelian movement of UFO hunters has decided to grant its award for "Honorary Guide of Humanity" to Israeli expatriate anti-Semite Ilan Pappe.

Now I think it is lovely that Ilan Pappe is at long last getting the recognition that he so richly deserves for his important scholarly work and university career. Pappe has built his academic career upon inventing an imaginary massacre at Tantora, out of fabricating the tale that Israel carried out "ethnic cleansing" of Arabs, and out of serving as Israel's Lord Haw-Haw in regard to everything else. Now, evidently, he has decided that the planet earth is just not large enough for "the Guide of Humanity's" ego and so Pappe is taking his campaign against the Joos to the stars.

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University of the Witwatersrand (once the bastion of Afrikaaner racism) - Ran Greenstein (Department of Sociology), Anti-Israel ex-Israeli sociologist, discovers some apartheid, and it is NOT in South Africa!! [Revenge for Ran's inability to get an academic job in Israel?]

In the last decade, the notion that the Israeli system of political and military control bears strong resemblance to the apartheid system in South Africa has gained ground. It is invoked regularly by movements and activists opposed to the 1967 occupation and to other aspects of Israeli policies vis-à-vis the Palestinian- Arab people. It is denounced regularly by official Israeli spokespersons and unofficial apologists. ...
The right of return is vested in individuals and they are the only ones who can negotiate on their own behalf.

It is this issue, above all, that makes the Israeli apartheid of a special type different from historical South African apartheid, and more difficult to overcome. As a result, Palestinians have been deprived of the key weapon of struggle used by black South Africans: their strategic location in the economy and their ability to strike and disrupt the daily lives of white citizens, as a crucial political lever. Due to the historical trajectory of excluding indigenous people in Israel/Palestine, compared to their incorporation in a subordinate role in South Africa, they operate largely outside the boundaries of the Israeli-dominated economic system.

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UCLA - Yael Korin leads a list of "Proud to be Ashamed to be Jews"

More recently, some American Jews (Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Hedy Epstein, and Yael Korin), joined Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nobel Prize winner Mairead (Corrigin) Maguire and signed a California-based petition to boycott companies which do business with Israel; interestingly, Finkelstein, Epstein and Korin are children of Holocaust survivors. That's a theme unto itself but for another day.

Some American and Israeli-born Jews also joined the ongoing international campaign to boycott Israeli academics—yes, even Israel's politically correct left-wing academics. There are, so far, more than 700 signatories, including Bill Ayers, Mona Baker, Hamid Dabashi, Barbara Ehrenreich (no, she's not Jewish), Charlotte Kates, and Joseph Massad. Some of the Jewish signatories are: Anna Baltzer, Judith Butler, Marilyn Hacker, Yael Korin (again), Ilan Pappe, Adrienne Rich (who is half-Jewish), Sarah Schulman, Adam Shapiro, and Ella Shohat.

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University of East London - Haim Bresheeth (Dept. of Cultural Studies) supports Palestinian Right of Return, but Opposes one for Jews

As a result, the Palestinian people now live either under Israeli rule or in exile. Those in the territories occupied by Israel in 1967 (many of them refugees from areas occupied in 1948) live under continuing harsh military rule; those in the territories occupied in 1948 are second-class residents in a Jewish state, denied the rights and privileges accorded to those residents recognised by the state as Jews.

On 9 December 1987, the Palestinian people living under Israeli military occupation rose up against their oppressors. On 15 November 1988, the Palestine National Council declared the establishment of the independent state of Palestine. Two years on, the Intifada continues. it is now manifestly clear to everyone that the Israeli military occupation must end, and that the PLO is the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. Any pretence to the contrary is an obvious lie.

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University of Exeter – Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science)  continues to Jihad Along

"Language transformation" is key to the BDS strategy, Pappé revealed. He told a packed house at Rothko Chapel to "throw [out] the old dictionary" and "introduce a new dictionary."

"This is an anti-colonialist movement," Pappé said of BDS, urging his Houston audience to use language to equate the current "Palestinian struggle" against Israel with the former struggle against apartheid South Africa.

Calling Israel an apartheid state is a "valid definition," Pappé said.

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Oxford - On the Anti-Semitic, Pro-Jihad, web magazine Counterpunch, Avi Shlaim (Dept of International Relations) calls for the US to end Israeli Sovereignty and Independence, force it to capitulate to Arab demands

In plain language, this means leaning on Israel to end the occupation and to permit the emergence of an independent Palestinian state on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

In theory America is committed to a two-state solution to the conflict but in practise it has done very little to push Israel into such a settlement. It is not that America lacks the means to bring pressure to bear on Israel. On the contrary, Israel is crucially, and almost exclusively, dependent on America for military, diplomatic, and financial support.

America's financial support amounts to three billion dollars a year. So the leverage is there.

The American position is pusillanimous and feeble. Instead of taking a firm position on the side of the Palestinians and pressing the point of principle, they press the weaker party to make more and more concessions. Under these conditions, the prospects of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are close to zero.

There is no light at the end of the tunnel, only more illegal settlements, and consequently more strife, more violence, more bloodshed, and ultimately another war.

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Exported Treason: University of London - Moshe Machover dismisses Israeli peace activists; "Real" socialists "Fight against the Zionist Project"

"This biased viewpoint is inconsistent with internationalism. So Israeli self-proclaimed peace activists cannot be genuine socialists. Israeli socialists, whether Hebrew or Arab, fight against the Zionist project and its practices: colonisation, dispossession, discrimination; and for equal rights and universal liberation.

Peace will be an outcome of liberation, not its starting point."

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University of Exeter – Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science) Demanding that India end all Ties with Israel

An Arab MK and a Jewish Israeli professor were among those in India last week for a conference that aimed to put an end to Israel-India ties. MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad), professor Ilan Pappe, and Palestinian Authority official Mustafa Barghouti traveled to New Delhi to speak in favor of boycotting Israel. ...

Ilan Pappe, known radical leftist and one of the few Israeli professors to support an academic boycott of Israel, focused on the flotilla incident, which he said "exposed Israel for who and what they are [sic]." He criticized the Arab world for "not doing anything" against Israel.

Both Pappe and Zahalka were critical of Israel's ongoing talks with the Palestinian Authority, saying the talks are unlikely to succeed since they do not include Hamas, which governs Gaza.

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Ben Gurion University - Ran Greenstein (University of the Witwatersrand) signs name to a blatantly Anti-Semitic petition to have Johannesburg U cut ties with BGU; Criticism of Neve Gordon's treasonous call for boycott cited as reason enough to boycott BGU

What goes around comes around. South African University threatened to boycott Ben Gurion University. Its hordes of tenured treason did not spare it from accusations of engaging in "apartheid" made by South African anti-Semites!

"Written in part by Omar Barghouti:

A true breakthrough in the academic boycott of Israel!!

A South African, long brewing, campaign at the prestigious University of Johannesburg to cut off academic links with Ben Gurion University due to its complicity and racist practices has won the endorsement of John Dugard, Desmond Tutu, Breyten Breytenbach, Allan Boesak, Mahmoud Mamdani and almost 200 other academics from 22 academic institutions in SA.

Here is the petition to sever links with Ben Gurion University

SOUTH AFRICAN ACADEMICS CALL FOR UJ TO TERMINATE RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAELI INSTITUTION

http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/boycott-of-apartheid-gets-a%5C-boost-from-south-african-academics/

3. CRIMINALISING DISSENT


• BGU has been publicly criticised for disciplining academic staff, such as Professor Neve Gordon, the head of the politics department, for supporting the non-violent boycott of Israeli companies and institutions which profit or are complicit in the Israeli occupation."

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Dr. Naftali Kaminski Organizes Bash-Israel Events; Encourages Israeli Academics to Bully-Pulpit in the Classroom

Kaminski has also signed petitions encouraging refusal to serve in the IDF in Israel's defense. One petition in particular stands out because it calls on Israeli academics to use their positions and classrooms to deter their students from serving in the IDF. ...

Kaminski did an interview on Pittsburgh Indymedia, an anti-Semitic "anarchist" web site. … In discussing the Erez crossing between Israel and Gaza, Kaminski said, "So you have the whole Erez crossing which used to be full with lots of workers going into Israel and goods for Gaza not operating. Part of this is a security concern… but it is basically "…the Siege" according to Kaminski. So in the mind of the learned doctor, not only do Palestinians have some sort of entitlement to work in Israel, but that entitlement counts for MORE than and trumps the right of Israeli Jews to remain breathing, not to be murdered by suicide bombers!

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Duke University – Math Instructor Rann Barr-On cheers on Terrorist Atrocities against Jews

Barr-On openly embraces the violent revolutionary ideas of the PFLP and ISM and even encourages violence against those he would perceive as being “Jewish” Israelis.

Asked during the Duke Palsolidarity conference he helped host by a local news reporter if he repudiated terrorism against Jews, he replied: “We don't see it as very useful for us as a solidarity movement to condemn violence. That will not achieve any particular goal."

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University of Washington: Booking lies - Library Science Professor Raya Fidel Struggles against Israel’s Existence

Fidel likes to remind everyone that she is Jewish when she bellows against Israel. She would not want anyone to get the wrong idea. She loves to posture her “Jewish outrage [that] continues to mount over Israeli horrors.” She had the gall to list herself as a “Jerusalem professor” when she signed a petition along with other anti-Israel academics accusing Israel of “contemplating crimes against humanity” at the outset of the US-Iraq War, an article that rumor mongered that Israel was planning to transfer the Palestinian population from the West Bank using the war as a diversion. She was still at the University of Washington at the time, not a “Jerusalem professor.”

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Queen’s University, Belfast (formerly of University of New South Wales) Ephraim Nimni has his “Post-Zionist” head stuck down under

Nimni is an interesting bird; an Argentine Jewish transplant to Australia by way of Israel, and later an occupier of Belfast. He sees nothing wrong with his moving to a land stolen from the indigenous aborigines, supplanted by a white felon population. At the same time, he denounces Israel for existing on land that he thinks should be handed over to the Arabs. In the past, he made the incredible assertion that “the PLO's pragmatism and willingness to compromise were in sharp contrast to the ‘extremist intransigence’ of the Israeli government." And now he occupies the poor hapless North Irish.

Nimni has even claimed that Herr Ahmadinejad in Iran is not anti-Semitic (and if Nimni does not think HE is, then surely he can find no one else on earth who is either!). Here’s how he excuses the Iranian thug’s anti-Semitism, written on Haifa University’s Alef chat for Neo-Nazis and anti-Semites… We love Nimni’s invocation of Said’s theory that Europeans are incapable of understanding the Middle East, except how come he thinks he is exempt?

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UCLA - Gabriel Piterberg (Dept of History) smears Israel on the International Lecture Circuit

[Turkey's not anti-Semitic enough these days. While in Istanbul, Piterberg was quoted by the Hürriyet Daily news as 'referring to the conflict as the "colonization of Palestine" during a lecture in Istanbul on Saturday.']

On the colonization of Palestine, Piterberg connected the history of the settlement with the colonization of other countries such as the U.S. and South Africa. He drew comparisons between the ways both countries sought to collect massive amounts of land and dispel the natives, and he detailed the problems that persisted in each.

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New York University – Alon Ben-Meir (Dept of International Relations) should just buy the Brooklyn Bridge

Here’s another Ben-Meir gem of a quote:

“As the Gaza war has amply demonstrated, even Israel's colossal military power as compared to Hamas' has its limitations as Hamas is deeply embedded in the civilian community. They have become part of the Palestinian social fabric, especially in Gaza, and have shown tremendous capacity for clean governance and realism.”

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University of Exeter - lan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science), the anti-Israel New Historian, proclaims Israel Mentally Ill

It would be wrong, however, to assume that American support and a feeble European response to Israeli criminal policies such as one pursued in Gaza are the main reasons for the protracted blockade and strangulation of Gaza. What is probably most difficult to explain to readers around the world is how deeply these perceptions and attitudes are grounded in the Israeli psyche and mentality. And it is indeed difficult to comprehend how diametrically opposed are the common reactions in the UK, for instance, to such events to the emotions that it triggers inside the Israeli Jewish society.

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University of East London - Haim Bresheeth (Dept. of Cultural Studies) continues to Lead the London Intifada against Israel's Existence

In Israel, as well as abroad, the full lunacy and vileness of this latest Israeli war crime is becoming clear to all who can read. ...  Israelis are living in a parallel universe, where normal legalities do not exist, and morality is absent, where racism and apartheid are still ruling the day. The change will come from us, from the enraged and caring millions, angry with the duplicity of their own governments and their collusion with Israeli crimes; the international community is now realising it is up to all of us to do what many did during the apartheid days – to isolate and ostracise and isolate this pariah military and piratical regime, this State of Lunacy and lawlessness.... The way to achieve this is by the careful and thoughtful but total BDS – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, that will lead to a Just peace and a stable and long-lasting political order in Palestine. Anything else will just lead to more murder

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New York University - History and Middle East Studies Professor Zvi Ben-Dor Benite helps invent the Jewish Arab

If only Ben-Dor Benite would be as indignant about defamations of the Jews. He is one of those Israeli professors of Sephardic-Oriental lineage who likes to claim he’s really an “Arab Jew.” The “Arab” part of him likes to promote the Arab pseudo-historical “narrative” against Israel and Zionism. From the isle of Manhattan, Ben-Dor Beniste castigates Israeli society for its so-called bias against Jews from the Middle East and against their “racist oppression” by the European or Ashkenazi Jews.

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University of East London - Haim Bresheeth (Dept. of Cultural Studies) leading campaign to force Elton John to boycott Israel

Does it mean you think the dirty business of Israeli colonialism and ethnic cleansing has nothing to do with you? That you can play for the officers and conscripts and secret service people who will make up much of your audience in Tel Aviv without giving them the stamp of your approval? You will offer them a few hours’ respite from administering beatings and torture and land-theft and house demolition and sieges and destroying wells and denying sick people access to hospital – and the simple fact of your presence will tell them that all this cruel business, which they conduct daily, is okay with you.

Yours sincerely,
Professor Haim Bresheeth
Mike Cushman
Professor Steven Rose
Professor Jonathan Rosenhead

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Concordia University – Meir Amor (Dept of Sociology) divests Anti-Israelism from Anti-Semitism and creates a new nationality for the Arab refugees

“There is no way we can avoid the existence of Palestinians. It is of no significance if we accept the political leadership or not. They are a nation with different interests from other Arabs. When I served in Lebanon. I saw Lebanese and Syrian murder Palestinians. We have to face it; Palestinians are not Arabs, as Jews are not Israelis.”

Amor just got two F's in sociology for THAT quote!

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University of Geneva - Linguistics Professor Ur Shlonsky speaks with a forked tongue

Shlonsky, however, is a particularly virulent foe of the Jewish state from his bailiwick in Switzerland, for he not only wants to see Israel in general boycotted, but also all Israeli universities and their academic staff. His writings and comments promoting “divestment” are so malicious that they appear in all manner of pro-Palestinian propaganda websites, including Palestine with Provenance, an Irish pro-terror web site, as well as this ISM website fronting for Arabs in the UK. He has spoken in favor of boycotting Israel at a Michigan college.

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UC Berkeley - Professor Chana Kronfeld (Dept of Near Eastern Studies) battles Zionism, promotes Israel army deserters on campus

'Yet she continually presents the image of tiny Israel as being the bully against 250 million Arabs, with the IDF playing no role of protecting the Israeli people.  The Israeli army just murders Arab children for sport.

Not satisfied with such forums, Kronfeld also endorses Israeli accomplice with terrorism Tali Fahima, Israel's Taliban-Jane who did a long jail sentence, who helped smuggle weapons for her terrorist Arab boyfriend to kill her her fellow Israelis.

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Trinity College (Ireland) - Ronit Lentin (Dept of Sociology) leads Anti-Israel academic extremists from the UK (including Pappe and Shlaim) and elsewhere in order to "defend" anti-Israel lecturer/propagandist at BGU Ahmad Sa'di  (Dept of Politics) from make-pretend "persecution"

We, Israeli, Palestinian and British academics, are writing to express our deep concern at the treatment of Dr Ahmad Sa’di, a Senior Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University’s Department of Politics and Government, who was subjected to racist treatment on 3 January 2010 when he arrived at Ben-Gurion University train station, as he does every teaching week.  He was humiliatingly searched, yelled at and embarrassed by the security staff at Mexico Gate, which we find offensive and unacceptable. … Dr Sa’di strongly believes that his treatment at Mexico Gate on 3 January was only the last in a whole series of racist encounters and harassment he has faced in the past ten years of his employment at Ben-Gurion University. Other incidents included his car being stopped, his bags searched and security staff making calls to ascertain whether he should be allowed to enter the university.

Signed by
Professor Avi Shlaim, Oxford University, UK
Professor Nur Masalha, St Mary’s University College, UK
Dr Ronit Lentin, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland
Professor Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London, UK
Professor Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA, US
Professor Ilan Pappe, Exeter University, UK

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Mistress of the Oxymoron: New York University: Professor Ella Shabiba Shohat invents the “Arab-Jew”

"If Shohat would have her way, no pesky “binarisms” would be around any longer to disturb the peace of the Middle East, because Israel would be annihilated and its population exterminated."

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University of Montreal - History Professor Yakov Rabkin joins Neturei Karta in seeking Israel’s Destruction

Yacov Rabkin has close ties with Neturei Karta (NK) and promotes the same agenda as do they. Rabkin does not adopt the Neturei Karta’s 16th century fashion statement. He travels around the world on anti-Israel speaking tours, in close coordination with his Neturei Karta buddies. The NK’s feature Rabkin’s new anti-Israel book on their web site and even sell it there, in five different langauges. … Like some other anti-Zionist Jews, Rabkin claims that he just wants Israel to “evolve from a state for the Jews – a major source of the Israel/Palestine conflict – to an inclusive state of all its citizens.” He does not insist that France stop being a state for the French or the British a state for the British or explain why the Palestinian Authority cannot be a state for all its citizens also—instead only for Arabs and Muslims. … Rabkin claims that anti-Semitism is something the “Zionists” want, as it helps them to justify a Jewish state. Elsewhere Rabkin has stated that when Neturei Karta meet with Ahmadinejhad to voice support for him and his regime against Israel, “There is no indication that these activities enhance anti-Jewish sentiment” in the Muslim world. Perish the thought.

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University of Exeter – Ilan Pappe's (Dept. of Political Science) book gets reviewed as “worthless”

Ilan Pappe is an Israeli academic who has made his name by hating Israel and everything it stands for. In his view, expressed with obsession and a degree of paranoia, Jewish nationalism, that is to say Zionism, has been from its outset a deliberate tool for dispossessing the Palestinians; and therefore it is to be condemned root and branch. He reserves the Palestinian term of Nakba, meaning catastrophe, for describing what to Israelis is their war of independence of 1948. To him, Israeli politicians and soldiers, one and all, are so many murderers. Forests have been planted only to cover up the past. Houses are ‘monstrous villas and palaces for rich American Jews’. Everything Israeli is ugly, everything Palestinian is beautiful. One day, he supposes, the Israelis may well consummate their original crime with something even worse. The only possible alternative lies in the immediate return of every Palestinian to his original home, and that will mean the end of the state whose existence so offends Pappe. This, of course, is exactly the inflexible position taken by Hamas and the PLO. … As history, the book is worthless. In interviews Pappe regularly explains: ‘We do [historiography] because of ideological reasons, not because we are truth seekers.’ For him, as a Marxist and anti-nationalist, ‘there is no such thing as truth, only a collection of narratives’. To substantiate his particular ideological narrative, Pappe puts the worst possible interpretation on any Jewish deed or word, while validating anything said or done by Palestinians.

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Suffolk University - Israeli Professor Nir Eisikovits (Dept of Philosophy) is Enamored with the Enemies of Israel

Sympathizing with Israel’s enemies is exactly what Eisikovits does from the safety of the US and Boston. But, instead of reconciliation, his “sympathy” grants aid and comfort to Israel’s enemies and to radical anti-Zionists. He has written in an article he wrote in the Christian Science Monitor: “Our (Israel’s) basic constitutional documents speak of a ‘Jewish democratic state’ while about 20 percent of our citizens are non-Jews. We have no separation of synagogue and state. We have, for over 40 years, maintained illegal settlements and a harsh military occupation in most of the Palestinian territories captured in 1967.”

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University of Exeter – Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science) calls for International boycott of Israel and the end of the Jewish State of Israel but yet claims "I'm not a traitor"

"I believe that things would change only if Israel receives a strong message that as long as the occupation continues it would not be a legitimate member of the international community, and that until then its academics, doctors and authors would not be welcome. A similar boycott was imposed on South Africa. It took 21 years, but it eventually led to the end of Apartheid." … As the son of German Jews, I know how important it is for our elites to be a part of Europe. … "Once we realize that the only way is to relinquish some of out holy ideas, and once the Palestinians give up the idea of nationalism, and once they realize that there needs to be one state here that isn't Jewish nor Palestinian, but a state of all its citizens, like in the US, we will have peace."

[Another interesting tidbit, when Pappe is asked if he'd willingly vacate when the 1948 refugees resettle the area surrounding his home, he ignores the question. I guess this is a classic case of the Israeli "it won't happen to me" (ìé æä ìà é÷øä) syndrome. The reporter lets him off the hook, which leads to believe that the reporter is either a novice or shares Pappe's views.]

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Oxford - Avi Shlaim presents a hodgepodge of dis-information as irrefutable fact and comes to the conclusion that Israel is responsible for the 1948 war refugee problem

The "old" historians saw the 1948 war as an unequal struggle between a Jewish David against an Arab Goliath: a desperate, heroic, and ultimately successful Jewish struggle against overwhelming odds. The heroism of the Jewish fighters is not in question. Nor is there any question that the first round of fighting was indeed a struggle for survival. … The final outcome of the war was not a miracle but a reflection of the underlying Arab-Israeli military balance. In this war, as in most wars, the stronger side won. ... The entire debate between the old and the new Israeli historians revolves round the question of moral responsibility for the consequences of the first Arab-Israeli war. The old historians present Israel as the innocent party, as the victim of Arab aggression. But the evidence presented by the new historians makes it patently clear that the establishment of Israel involved a monumental injustice to the Palestinians. ... Unless and until Israel acknowledges its share of the moral responsibility for the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem, this dispute cannot be solved.

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University of Utrecht, Netherlands: Former Technion Linguistics/Computer Professor Yoad Winter denounces Israeli “terrorism”

Yoad Winter is a Linguistics and Mathematics expert who works with computers, formerly from the Technion in Israel, now employed as an academic lecturer at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. … Yoad Winter belongs to a growing crowd of anti-Israel Israelis living outside Israel, and is part of a group called Gate48 in Amsterdam. During the war in Gaza he and his fellow Israeli academics and fellow travelers in Gate48 wrote the following to the Dutch government:

“We, a group of Israelis living in the Netherlands, call on you to publicly disapprove of the brutal military operation claiming the life of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. … Since the beginning of this operation approximately 700 people, among them more than 200 children were killed. 700,000 Palestinians are living without water and nearly a million without electricity. Israel blocks the delivery of sufficient humanitarian aid, which has resulted in starvation, and a lack of proper medical assistance. We cannot find any justification for such war crimes against civilians.”

The bulk of the “700 people killed” (ultimately 1,300 claimed by the UN by war’s end) were proven to have been armed terrorists from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, who used the civilian population (including children) on many occasions as human shields. In addition, obviously 700,000 Arabs were not living without water, nor one million without electricity. Israel did not block delivery of humanitarian aid and the population in Gaza is and never has been starving. Those are the inventions of the International Solidarity Movement, a Hamas-supporting movement, and similar outfits, which consistently try to get the West to believe that Gaza is “under siege” because Israel controls the borders to stop weapons smuggling from Iran and Syria. The ISM has a strong presence in the Netherlands.

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Queen’s University, Canada - Wannabe filmmaker and pseudo-academic Dorit Na’aman attacks Israel again

When we first exposed Dorit Na’aman here at Isracampus for her activities as a professor in Canada working to aid those out to destroy the Jewish state, Ms. Na’aman became so upset she began a campaign to get Google to block its search engine from displaying the article in Israel and Canada. Obviously, the truth hurts. … Dorit Na’aman’s “art” in her field is her promotion of her political agenda against the Jewish state and western-style democracy. That “art” always sells on the college market circuit and among groups like the International Solidarity Movement. … One thing is for certain: Dorit Na’aman is among the worst of the worst of Israeli academics abroad who will gladly work to destroy the Jewish state while claiming to speak for it as another Israeli Jew.

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Tufts University, Boston – Nadim Rouhana (Dept of International Affairs) questions the legitimacy of the establishment of the State of Israel through the front of the Mada Al-Carmel - Arab Center for Applied Social Research - in Haifa

It seems that the impact of what befell Palestinian society in 1948 caused by the establishment of Israel -- the Nakba, starting with the loss of their homeland, the dismantling of their society, the ethnic cleansing of the majority of Palestinians from historic Palestine, and the prolonged and frustrating struggle against all odds for freedom, equality, and return -- is weighing increasingly on all parts of the Palestinian people. The depth of the catastrophe is dawning on new generations of Palestinians who compare their present conditions with what could they and their homeland have become if not for the Zionist project violently implemented in their homeland. While this is true of many Palestinians, it might be particularly true of the Palestinians in Israel, perhaps because of the return of repressed awareness that their homeland was both claimed and forcefully taken by another group who, in increasingly Kafkaesque ways seek to force them to accept the legitimacy of the takeover. This truth is evidenced by the annual increase in the number of cultural and political events to commemorating the Nakba. It is also made clear by the increasing awareness of the magnitude of the disaster and its continued manifestations in cultural and political discourses.

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UCLA – StandWithUs.Com provides information about Gabriel Piterberg's (Dept of History) “dishonest tactics”

Piterberg distorts facts to excoriate Zionism and delegitimize Israel, and when he concedes some facts, he gives them a sinister interpretation or, through fancy intellectual footwork, twists them to set up an artificial and inaccurate picture of Zionism and Israel that he can then attack. For example, he admits that Zionists knew Arabs lived in the Jewish homeland, but nonetheless claims “Zionist ideology defined the land as empty” because it lacked “Jewish sovereignty.”[1] Using similarly dishonest tactics, Piterberg claims that from its inception, Zionism was nothing more than a campaign to ethnically cleanse indigenous people (the “subalterns”) and justified its actions through “its foundational myths.” He attacks these myths, denying that there was continuity between the Jews of the “ancient past” and modern Jews, and he argues that the idea of re-establishing the Jewish state was largely due to Romantic nationalism of the late 19th century, not due to the 2,000 year old history of Jewish dreams of return. [2] He even attacks Zionism for dismissing the successes of Jewish life during their millennia of exile. The history of persecution of Jews does not enter his narrative, nor does he accord it any role in the development of modern Zionism. He also accuses Israel of exploiting the Holocaust to justify its actions.

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe exports his Hatred and Lies from the Moor

“Indeed the struggle is about ideology, not about facts. Who knows what facts are? We try to convince as many people as we can that our interpretation of the facts is the correct one, and we do it because of ideological reasons, not because we are truth-seekers.” (A wonderful philosophy for an “academic” and “educator” rephrasing the propaganda policy of Edward Said and Yasser Arafat that “facts don’t matter, only emotions (opinions) matter. Write your own history.” The Arab ideology is based on totalitarian ideals and Sharia Law. Apparently Pappe sees nothing wrong to condemn people to live under such ideology).

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UC Berkeley - Lecturer in Hebrew Rutie Adler spends her days on campus urging boycott of and divestment from Israel

Her name is on the first boycott and divestment petition against Israel ever created on a college campus in the US (number 45 there). The idea of creating a divestment-from-Israel program on US campuses to break Israel financially, help Arab terrorism, and curry dislike among Americans was actually the brainchild of a law professor at the University of Illinois named Francis Boyle. But Rutie Adler, who teaches Hebrew as part of the UC Berkeley’s Near Eastern Studies Department, part of the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES), was determined to help fire the first salvo against Israel in the campaign. … Rutie Adler’s name even made it to the neo-Nazi Stormfront website because of her adamant support for anything against the Jewish state. She signed a petition that the US should not send foreign aid to Israel when Ariel Sharon went into the West Bank to clean out the terror cells that were routinely sending suicide bombers into Israel and blowing up buses, schools and cafes almost weekly. … Ignoring the spate of suicide bombings in Israel at the time in the petition is very telling. … Of course, one could also speak out about what is going on in Darfur or the denial of human rights in Arab countries, even the Palestinian Authority, but Adler never finds time to address anything except Israel’s alleged abuse of Palestinian Arabs.

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Queen’s University, Canada - Dorit Naaman calls Israel apartheid and quotes Jimmy Carter’s Saudi petro-dollar funded book to back it up; endorses Arab anti-Israel sentiment and tries to detach from anti-Semitism

While these facts are well known to most Israelis, when Jimmy Carter published his book in 2006 naming it Apartheid, North Americans were appalled, and the Jewish institutions up in arms to defend Israel. Since then Israel has started two vicious wars (Lebanon, 2006, and Gaza 2009) in which thousands of Palestinian and Lebanese civilians were targeted, opening Israel to criticism by the international community. I have sadly come to the conclusion that the state of Israel does not serve even the interests of its own citizens … Furthermore, while much anti-Israel sentiment has been expressed in the Arab world, none of it can fall under the rubric of old European anti-Semitism, or its milder North American version.

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University of the Witwatersrand (once the bastion of Afrikaaner racism) - Ran Greenstein (Department of Sociology), Anti-Israel ex-Israeli sociologist, defames Israeli military heroes; organizes attempt at boycott in South Africa

1) ACCUSED INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMINAL SPEAKS ON CAMPUS
David Benjamin was the prime legal advisor to the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and served in the Military Advocates Corps, which approved all of the military details regarding Israel's December 2008 attack on Gaza. He authorized the use of white phosphorus which illegally targeted civilian population, and is directly implicated in the deaths of 1 400 Palestinians during the attacks. ... We cannot allow our University to maintain this impression and we demand that a formal statement be released from the Vice-Chancellor's Office that states in clear terms that the University of the Witwatersrand formally dissociates itself from David Benjamin as an accused war criminal.

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University of Exeter – Uri Davis, the “Palestinian Hebrew” and convert to Islam, is the first Jewish nomination for the Fatah Revolutionary Council

Dr. Uri Davis told Ma'an that one of Fatah's weakest attributes has been its failure to establish ties with international parties, movements and human rights organizations, and promised to step up efforts, if elected. Born to Jewish parents in Jerusalem, Davis describes himself as a Palestinian Hebrew. Davis has written a series of books and articles that classify the State of Israel as an apartheid state, alleging that Israel's policies towards Palestinians, including Palestinian citizens of Israel, are comparable to South Africa's apartheid policies.

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New York University - Alon Ben-Meir (Dept. of Global Affairs) wants Israel to Ally itself with Arab Fascists to Deter Iran

The Obama administration's push for a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace may have a strong likelihood of succeeding because of the prevailing political and security dynamics. For an agreement to occur, however, Israel must concede the inevitable by relinquishing territories captured in the 1967 war, and the US must provide a new security umbrella. This would lead not only to a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, but could seriously impede Iran's ambitions for regional hegemony using nuclear weapons. … But the scores of countries affected by the turmoil in the Middle East are fed up with a conflict they believe can be resolved by ending the occupation. From their perspective, linking territory to national security no longer holds the weight it used to, not only because of Israel's technological superiority, but because the Arab world has come full circle to accept Israel's existence. If Israel were to forfeit this opportunity, it will be blamed for many of the regional ills as well as the growing rift with the US. … This prospect offers what most Israelis yearn for - peace with security. Any government that refuses to see this will have forfeited its mandate to govern, and should give way to a new government capable of delivering peace.

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science) revels in the selling of “the Big Lie”; presents the actions of a few outspoken activists as wide-spread support

The reality today in 2009 is described by the UN as "a human catastrophe." The conscious and conscientious sections of British society know very well who caused and who produced this catastrophe. This is not related any more to elusive circumstances, or to the "conflict" -- it is seen clearly as the outcome of Israeli policies throughout the years. When Archbishop Desmond Tutu was asked for his reaction to what he saw in the occupied territories, he noted sadly that it was worse than apartheid. … Most of us in the UK have moved far away from this propagandist silliness and are ready for change. We are now waiting for the government of these isles to follow suit.

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University of Southampton – Oren Ben-Dor’s War against Israel's Existence

For Ben-Dor, though, the alleged apartheid is not something Israel could ever correct, since “the notion of Jewish statehood necessitates apartheid.” His article “challenges” the “presumption” that “it is morally acceptable to have a state whose legal structures assign preferential stake to all those who pass some test of Jewishness.” … “That which preserves these self-destructive forces ensures that the eternal victims’ apartheid nationalistic project will be a fleeting phenomenon…. Despite its military might, Israel is a weak and dying state that desires to destroy itself….” In that, at least, the perturbed Dr. Ben-Dor takes consolation. … Without claiming any expertise in the subject, let me venture a psychological hypothesis: Oren Ben-Dor is a very sick man. An obsessive hatred for a country especially the one he grew up in and longing to see it destroyed cannot bespeak psychological health. Be that as it may, his words are poison and he is a deadly enemy of all those, Israelis and friends of Israel, who want the Jewish state to survive.

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London’s Anti-Israel Israeli Academics

London is a fulcrum of anti-Israeli agitation, whether it’s boycott movements, rowdy joint demonstrations by Islamic radicals and leftists united by their hatred for the Jewish state, or a harshly anti-Israeli media culture. Unfortunately, London is also where some anti-Israeli Israeli academics have gone to ply their trade and lend their imprimatur to the malevolence. ... Does it matter what these crackpots say, write, and do? Unfortunately, it does. As token but conspicuous Israeli and Jews who have themselves “seen the light” and spread lies and incitement against their native society, they reinforce the malicious, poison the ignorant, and augment the well-documented anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic tide in Europe and other places. Know who they are and beware.  

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Ephraim Nimmi teaches Marxism in Australia at the University of New South Wales (ex-Israeli) writes on the anti-Semitic ALEF list on May 12, 2009:

But to accuse Ahmadinejad of anti-Semitism is to fall into the inverted mirror image of Ahmadinejad third worldism, a deep Eurocentrism that only knows to judge the world in terms of European categories and remains blissfully ignorant of non European circumstances, logics or categories of thought. In this regard, Brian Klug appears to exhibit the Orientalist thinking so eloquently denounced by Edward Said. Apart from ignoring that the largest Jewish community in the Middle East outside Israel lives voluntarily under Ahmadinejad’s sovereignty, Klug appears to ignore that Ahmadinejad’s extreme language is addressed to Israel and not to Jews. His Holocaust conference was an act of crass ignorance, not anti-Semitism. He falls neatly into the category that Joseph Massad calls Zionist Muslims, and he is an embarrassment to those who support the Palestinian cause. These "Zionist Muslims" deny the Holocaust because they subscribe to the Zionist logic that the Holocaust is the justification for Israel, so they believe that if they deny the Holocaust they will be denying Israel. This is a statement of crass ignorant Third Worldism but not of (western) Anti-Semitism. Instead of fighting Zionism, Ahmadinejad and his mates end up justifying a Zionist claim. And Brian Klug, in spite of his early perceptive differentiations between criticisms of Israel and anti-Semitism, joins the ranks of the Orientalists and those who use accusations of anti-Semitism to deflect criticisms of Israel.

Ephraim

 

University of East London - Haim Bresheeth (Dept. of Cultural Studies) ignores war crimes committed by the “democratically” elected governing body in Gaza before and during Operation “Cast Lead”; calls upon Leonard Cohen to join the boycott of Israel

If we understand anything about Buddhism – your practice of which is public knowledge – it’s that Buddhism advocates ‘right action’. We accept that this precept, like the injunction to ‘love thy neighbour as thyself’, is probably honoured more in the breach than the observance. But we can’t believe you didn’t weigh up performing in Israel in the light of ‘right action’. And apparently you’ve decided that it’s right to take your unavoidably starry and very newsworthy presence there.

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University of Ottawa - Denis Rancourt - Tenured pseudo-academic crackpot propagandist fired. Why not in Israel?

Denis Rancourt was fired recently from the University of Ottawa in physics. He had tenure. He describes himself as an "anarchist" and a "true communist," whatever that is. He would rant at length in his classes against the "Zionist Lobby" and against capitalism and against the United States. He had long turned his courses into exercises in one-sided indoctrination and politicization. Hmmm, where on earth have we heard about such things before?

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe continues to promote fictitious "massacre"

Pappe’s own centerpiece contribution in the book is a long-winded “revisionist” (meaning, largely false) retelling of his own adventures in inventing the imaginary “massacre” of Arabs in Tantura. This “massacre” is one that Pappe and his MA student Teddy Katz decided took place in 1948 near Haifa just before Israeli independence was declared. The evidence for the existence of such a massacre? None. One is just expected to take Pappe’s word for it.

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Concordia University - Zalman Amit, retired Professor of Psychology, promotes the end of the Jewish State of Israel

http://www.kibush.co.il/show_file.asp?num=32502

A growing realization that there is no acceptable agreement has surprisingly led to an increase on both sides of the conflict for consideration of the option of a OSS: one state West of the Jordan River in which all residents will be citizens. Dr. Sari Nuseiba, the president of Al-Kuds University and a known moderate, expressed this view most convincingly by saying ...It is too late for the Two State Solution

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University of London - Moshe Machover calls for a Pan-Arab revolution in the final "resolution"; calls for support of the "people’s struggle"

A successful Arab revolution, and the national unification that it must bring about, offers the one prospect for changing the balance of power, radically redressing its present inequality. It is Zionism’s nightmare. The settler state will no longer be facing a fragmented Arab world, ruled by corrupt and abject elites subservient to Israel’s own imperialist patron. Instead, it will find itself in the very midst of – and almost surrounded by – a united Arab nation. The enormous energy latent in the Arab masses will have been released and mobilized in solidarity with the captive Palestinian section of the Arab nation. The closest and most ardent ally of the Palestinian masses is the great Egyptian working class as well as the working classes of Iraq and other Arab countries. This giant, unchained, will be a formidable force. ...

An immediate task is to mobilize solidarity and support for the Palestinian people’s struggle against the extreme oppression and atrocities to which it is subjected. In the short and medium term, this is essentially a defensive struggle, but vitally important for all that. What is at stake is no less than preventing the worst: ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian Arab people, which remains a strategic aim of the Zionist settler state. World public opinion, civil society everywhere, must be mobilized in defence of the Palestinian people, by subjecting Israel to boycotts, disinvestments and sanctions. Socialists have a special role in mobilizing the workers’ movement to lead this campaign.

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The Israeli Academy and the Gaza War

Many of the Israeli scholars who opposed the war in Gaza did so under the increasingly fashionable guise of being ‘lone voices,’ standing up the oppression of their own country. In the English language environment (including the internet) in which many of them published, this claim was used as an all-purpose calling card and publicity gimmick. The most common themes in their writing are that of Gaza being a ‘prison’ and the need to compare Israel’s actions to some other ultra-evil regime. The favorite regimes for comparison have been the Nazis, but sometimes apartheid south Africa, Russian pogromists, or European colonizers can be recruited. The theme of Gaza being a colonized ‘prison’ is used in order to justify the ‘resistance’ of Hamas, meaning its terror and rockets. This recycles the dialectic of Albert Memmi’s Colonizer and Colonized or Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth. Under the logic of "post-colonialism," the colonized is always allowed any extreme so long as he is opposing what can be dismissed as colonialism.

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Goldsmiths College - Eyal Weizman (Dept of Visual Cultures) claims Israel is manipulating law in order to brutalize the innocent Palestinians

' Whether Israeli field commanders would have sanctioned the level of destruction seen in Gaza if they felt more exposed to international legal action is unclear. In any case the heart of the problem is not some imagined sterile attack of controlled warning and precise destruction, but rather the dangers that flow from the introduction of the principles of lawfare to Israeli military-legal arsenals.'

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UCLA - Yael Korin call Israel a "rogue state"

Several of the protesters insisted that Israel acts outside of international law.

“We want to let the Batsheva group know that we’re not going to treat Israel as a civilized country. Israel is a rogue state,” said Yael Korin, a pathology researcher at UCLA who is also an endorser of the campaign.

Korin, who was born in Israel and has family members who are Holocaust survivors, said it is very difficult for her family to come to terms with her political views.

“My mother is 92, and it’s hard for her to understand why I’m doing this. She is a victim of history,” Korin said. While understanding the history, Korin said Palestinians should not have to pay for what happened.

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Trinity College (Ireland) - Ronit Lentin (Dept of Sociology) promotes Israel's Destruction through the Academic Polysyllable

A quick surf through Lentin’s personal website, entitled "Free Radikal," tells a lot about her. Neutrality and objectivity play no role. She is a self-described “radical,” even choosing the spelling of her site as “radikal” (how nonconformist and anti-Anglo-Saxon of her!). Her website consists almost entirely of Palestinian propaganda against Israel.  Throughout the site Lentin expresses her “rage” against Israel for daring to defend its civilians from rocket attacks.

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science) continues to claim ghettoizing, ethnic cleansing and genocide; gets published in the Teheran Times

Ethnic cleansing is ineffective here. The earlier strategy in the Strip was ghettoizing the Palestinians there, but this is not working. The Jews know it best from their history. In the past, the next stage against such communities was even more barbaric. It is difficult to tell what does the future hold for the Gaza community: ghettoized, quarantined, unwanted and demonized.

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UCLA - Gabriel Piterberg (Dept of History) makes unsupported anti-Israel remarks in Israel bashing conference

UCLA history professor Gabriel Piterberg made a macabre remark about Israelis “dancing on the blood of Palestinian children” and called for the prosecution of Israeli “war criminals.”

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science) lobbies Ireland to attack Israel

Another reason was the “genocidal” elimination of Hamas and Hizbullah. Unless Europe took a tougher stance, there would be worse to come. The Israelis had found a “formula”, containing the people of Gaza in a prison camp and those of the West Bank in an apartheid-style bantustan, he said.

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University of the Witwatersrand (once the bastion of Afrikaaner racism) - Ran Greenstein (Department of Sociology) calls for boycotts of Israeli "apartheid"

'The main problem here is the long-term success of the Israeli strategy of 'externalizing' the Palestinian issue. This has been consistently the case: from the ethnic cleansing of 1948, through the suspension of the post-1967 occupied territories in an eternal limbo of non- annexation and non-liberation, all the way to the various post-Oslo disengagement plans that leave Palestine inside the boundaries of Israeli control while Palestinians remain outside the boundaries of citizenship and rights. While the occupation is still the paramount reality in the daily lives of Palestinians, it has become invisible to the majority of Israelis (academics included), who neither see it nor feel its presence in their daily lives. They do not understand what they have to do with the conditions of life of people who live in 'foreign' territories. In this sense, Israeli Jews are different from white South Africans, whose daily lives under apartheid made it impossible for them to ignore the presence of large numbers of black people around, in the workplaces, in the streets, and even within their households. The reality of apartheid was fully visible to all white South Africans, regardless of their social and political positions, and therefore the relationship between 'crime' and 'punishment' (in the form of sanctions) was fairly obvious. How can this relationship be made similarly visible to Israeli academics? ... This argument is a call for smart, focused sanctions that get people involved at local levels and provide them with concrete targets to achieve.'

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Oxford - Avi Shlaim (Dept of History) unsurprisingly sides with Turkish PM over Davos tirade

Mr. Erdoğan’s comments were not diplomatic because diplomats use very low key, cautious language and usually end up saying nothing. He expressed a strong position and his language was not diplomatic. But I uphold his right to express his feelings in his own way.

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Oxford - Avi Shlaim (Dept of History) used as a source for Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's anti-Israel tirade at Davos forum

The other "scholar" cited by Erdogan is the Israel-hating professor Avi Shlaim, who is on the faculty of Oxford University. Shlaim is a pseudo-historian who has made a career out of serving up anti-Israel propaganda, including for the extremist Jew-hating "The Nation" magazine. Shlaim gained notoriety when it turned out he was one of the two "academics" who prostituted themselves for Neo-Nazi Norman Finkelstein. He served as accomplice in the attempts by Finkelstein's supporters to maneuver DePaul University into granting Finkelstein tenure on the basis of his anti-Semitic rants.

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UCLA - Gabriel Piterberg (Dept of History) participates in Israel bashing symposium at UCLA

UCLA history professor Gabriel Piterberg followed. He described an "Israeli onslaught on Gaza Palestinians" and labeled IDF soldiers "war criminals."
He alleged the "forced removal of the indigenous people in favor of the settler nation-state," with Palestinians supposedly being the former and Israelis the latter.
He cited Karl Marx, referencing popular revolts in China and India and the Algerian struggle against France as examples of the proletariat overthrowing oppressors. Palestinians would rise up next, he predicted.
He repeated the debunked charge that Israel has killed Gazans using white phosphorous.

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UCLA - Gabriel Piterberg (Dept of History) draws a false analogy; Attempts to divert attention way from the missiles falling on Israeli heartland

Perhaps with the benefit of hindsight, the attack on Gaza will be seen as the action of a colonial power that is running out of ideas; not unlike France in the final stage of the Algerian war.

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University of East London - Yosefa Loshitzky (Dept. of Film Studies) claims that Operation "Cast Lead" is a victory of "disinformation" and "lies" by Israeli hasbara (public relations)

The cynicism embedded in the name, selected for what Ari Shavit, one of Israel's most celebrated commentators, called "an intelligent, impressive operation," is symptomatic to the cold, meticulous and calculated cruelty with which this attack was "designed," "executed" and "marketed" to the world. As the perpetrators themselves proudly boast, Operation Cast Lead is not only a great military victory but also a success story of Israeli hasbara (meaning in Hebrew, explanation, but practically referring to misinformation, spin and lies).

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Oxford - Avi Shlaim (Dept of History) calls Israel's right to defend itself “propaganda” and “a pack of lies”

Amy Goodman: Professor Avi Shlaim, Israel says the reason it has attacked Gaza is because of the rocket fire, the rockets that Hamas is firing into southern Israel.

Avi Shlaim: This is Israeli propaganda, and it is a pack of lies.

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science) justifies Hamas kassam missile war crimes; hangs the war crime “albatross” on Israel’s neck

Between 1967 and 2005, Gaza’s land and water were plundered by Jewish settlers in Gush Katif at the expense of the local population. The price of peace and security for the Palestinians there was to give themselves up to imprisonment and colonisation. Since 2000, Gazans have chosen instead to resist in greater numbers and with greater force. It was not the kind of resistance the West approves of: it was Islamic and military. Its hallmark was the use of primitive Qassam rockets, which at first were fired mainly at the settlers in Katif. The presence of the settlers, however, made it hard for the Israeli army to retaliate with the brutality it uses against purely Palestinian targets. So the settlers were removed, not as part of a unilateral peace process as many argued at the time (to the point of suggesting that Ariel Sharon be awarded the Nobel peace prize), but rather to facilitate any subsequent military action against the Gaza Strip and to consolidate control of the West Bank. … Israel justifies its conduct in Gaza as a part of the fight against terrorism, although it has itself violated every international law of war.

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science) once again explains why Israel needs to be exterminated

Another name for this ideology is Zionism and an international rebuke for Zionism, not just for particular Israeli policies, is the only way of countering this self-righteousness. We have to try and explain not only to the world, but also to the Israelis themselves, that Zionism is an ideology that endorses ethnic cleansing, occupation and now massive massacres. What is needed now is not just a condemnation of the present massacre but also delegitimization of the ideology that produced that policy and justifies it morally and politically. Let us hope that significant voices in the world will tell the Jewish state that this ideology and the overall conduct of the state are intolerable and unacceptable and as long as they persist, Israel will be boycotted and subject to sanctions.

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Oxford University – Avi Shlaim (Dept. of History) declares that Israel and the US are "gangster states" over present Gaza action

The only way to make sense of Israel's senseless war in Gaza is through understanding the historical context. Establishing the state of Israel in May 1948 involved a monumental injustice to the Palestinians. British officials bitterly resented American partisanship on behalf of the infant state. On 2 June 1948, Sir John Troutbeck wrote to the foreign secretary, Ernest Bevin, that the Americans were responsible for the creation of a gangster state headed by "an utterly unscrupulous set of leaders". I used to think that this judgment was too harsh but Israel's vicious assault on the people of Gaza, and the Bush administration's complicity in this assault, have reopened the question.

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University of East London - Haim Bresheeth (Dept. of Cultural Studies) beleaguers Czech Republic President's Spokesperson into resignation

Spokesperson of the Czech Republic President, Mr. Jiri Potuznik resigns after he calls Israel’s action ‘defensive’ ... See Haim Bresheeth’s letter demanding his resignation, and his answer that he has indeed resigned!

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Southampton University - Oren Ben-Dor (Dept. of Law) rejects the right of the Jewish State of Israel to exist

Accepting the right of Israel to securely exist as a Jewish state has now become the bench mark for political moderation.  Obama is already singing the song. Egalitarian anti-Zionists who challenge that right readily fail the test.  This anti-Zionist voice is inclusive and moderate. It insists that injustices to Palestinians stem from the very premise of statehood that Israel is based on.  Injustices to Palestinians encompass the whole of historic Palestine in a way which cannot be partitioned so that they become visible only in the territories, including Gaza, which Israel occupied in 1967.  Let us, then, break the idle chatter about self-defence that merely levels “criticisms” against Israel but by that legitimises it: the origin of the violence in Gaza is intimately linked to the manner the Israeli state came into being and to the continuing toleration of the apartheid premise at its very essence.  Israel should not be “reformed” or “condemned” but replaced with a single egalitarian structure over all historic Palestine.

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San Diego State University: Sociology Professor Gershon Shafir: anti-Israel Alien Colonizer of San Diego

Shafir is just one more “It’s-all-Israel’s-fault-because-it’s-a-Jewish-state” academic. His only claim to notoriety is that he is an ex-Israeli saying such things. But Israelis and ex-Israelis who hate their own native country are not uncommon in academia these days. Professor Gershon Shafir’s biased suggestions for ending the Middle East impasse only will make the conflict harder to end.


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Oxford University – Avi Shlaim (Dept. of History) in video conference reveals “deep” knowledge of Israeli politics, calls PM Ehud Olmert “embodiment of the right-wing Zionist dream” and quotes Karl Marx while calling for an end to “occupation”

In his talk, entitled "Obsession with Territory Post-1967," Shlaim blasts the settlements, which he says have turned Israel into an apartheid state, as the primary source of failure for peace efforts with the Palestinians.

Shlaim believes Zionism was derailed from its course after the Six-Day war, when its universalist principles were replaced with "religious messianism and secular nationalism." Israel must give up land, he says, not just as a concession to the Palestinians, but because "a people that oppresses another cannot itself remain free."

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Oxford - The Shoddy (Pseudo-) "Scholarship" of Avi Shlaim (Dept of History)

'Shoddy history ... Shlaim is incapable of dispassionate analysis...At every opportunity, he revels in accusing Israel's leaders of "dishonesty," "deviousness," and "unrelenting expansionism."'

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Stalin’s anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel lives on as strong as ever at the University of London: Professor Moshe Machover

Machover also advocates for an unconditional right of return of Arabs, but Jews, you see, never had a right of return and are just “settlers” (as usual he refers to the Territories when convenient, but means all of Israel). Meanwhile, three generations of Sabras do no not even have a right to call themselves Israelis according to Machover. To him, they are merely “Hebrews” who have illegally settled on Arab land as an example of “colonialism” in the worst sense, supported by the Western “imperialist” powers. The Muslim umma and pan-Arab nationalists he mentions are not imperialists or colonialists, you see, only Jews who seek national determination are such... What he purposely leaves out is that whereas the British were the colonial power in Palestine prior to 1948, the Jews were not a colonial power also, even if such a description fits well with his communist ideology. The British repaid the Jewish Legion who fought the Turks on the Allied side the same as they repaid today’s economic and terrorist curse to the world, the Saudis, for doing the same. Both groups were promised their own country if they fought and died against the Central Powers. Ultimately, the Brits screwed the Jews and gave half of what was to be Israel to another tribe from the Arabian Peninsula, the Hashemites, that became Jordan and Iraq. Contrary to being colonists of Arab land, the Jews were under the yoke of British colonialism and fought the British as well as the Arabs until the UN decision to create Israel in 1948. Prior to 1948, Jews in Israel fought both the Arabs and the British to have their own independence despite British duplicity with the Arabs against the Jews.

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Israeli Academic Extremists Outside Israel - Dorit Namaan (Queen’s University) Leads a Panel of Israeli Academic Traitors that Call for the Dissolution of Israel as a Jewish State

And there’s Dorit Namaan of Queen’s University itself, whose opuses include the article “Brides of Palestine/Angels of Death: Media, Gender and Performance in the Case of the Palestinian Female Suicide Bomber” and a book in progress “on the visual representation of Palestinian and Israeli women fighters” (let’s see, that will probably discern equivalencies between female members of the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian women who blow up pizza parlors). And also Elia Zureik of Queen’s University, who in 2000 called in a Los Angeles Times op-ed for…the Palestinian right of return.

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University of East London - Haim Bresheeth (Dept. of Cultural Studies) praises suicide bombers' "self-sacrifice" in Palestinian Al-Ahram Weekly

Israel has persuaded the Palestinians, quite efficiently, that there is no hope for them to live normally in the Middle East. They seem to have heeded this cruel and inhuman message, and some of them, seemingly many (and numbers are growing by the day as Israeli atrocities mount) are prepared to give their life in order to hurt the occupiers of their country. But then, this was always true. Nations around the globe have shown that self-sacrifice is an integral part of an independence struggle.

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UC Berkeley - 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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Israeli Academic Extremists Outside Israel - Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter) and Gabi Piterberg (UCLA) Pose a Threat to Israel's Continued Existence According to Aryeh Green

The flyers presented a caricature of two Israeli soldiers beating a Palestinian man with clubs depicted as maps of Israel, one labeled "Palestine," the other "South Africa." The conference centered on themes of apartheid and Zionism, divestment and resistance. Ilan Pappe, a professor from Haifa University [presently of University of Exeter - editor] and advocate of a one-state solution and boycott of Israeli institutions, spoke on "Resisting Apartheid: Divestment and Solidarity" in a meeting chaired by Prof. Steven Rose, a leading advocate of the academic and cultural boycott of Israel. Another speaker was Prof. Gabi Piterberg of the University of California at Los Angeles, who spoke on "Zionism and Apartheid." In 2003 Piterberg, an Israeli anti-Zionist, signed a petition calling for divestment from Israel. ... Zionism in the twenty-first century will be defined by the struggle against those who question Israel's legitimacy to exist as a Jewish state. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Europe, which on the whole is about two decades "ahead" of America in accepting the anti-Semitic argument that Israel is a colonialist, illegitimate oppressor. This belief crosses social, economic, religious, and political boundaries and is not limited to the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria (the "West Bank"). With these attitudes now accepted among European youth, in ten years, or twenty at most, there may be no question among Europe's political and business elite as to Israel's original sin in its founding. This development would pose as much a strategic threat to Israel, the Jewish world, and the entire free world as Iranian missiles and the ascendancy of Hamas, Hizbullah, and other Islamofascist movements. Europe is already the leading economic power in the world and is challenging U.S. hegemony around the globe politically. The coming decade will decide how Europe views the Zionist experiment that is the state of Israel, as several of Europe's leaders of 2015 learn philosophy, history, politics, and religion at the feet of virulent anti-Semites.

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Concordia University - Emeritus Professor Zalman Amit (Dept of Psychology)

But wait, there’s more on Zalman Amit than just the company he keeps and promotes. As mentioned, he feels that academic freedom in Israel has been threatened (no doubt by the likes of Isracampus.org) because false Arab inspired propaganda tales of Jews massacring Arabs en masse need to be accepted in the University sphere even when they did not happen. The case in point here is Amit’s defense of the PhD thesis fabricated by Teddy Katz, a history student at Haifa University, of a massacre of Arabs by Jews in 1948 in the nearby village of Tantura. Katz already testified on the stand when sued by Israeli war veterans for libel and defamation that he fabricated the deliberate killings. Further evidence revealed he’d been paid thousands of dollars by the PLO. But for Zalman Amit, it’s never-say-die as he tries to twist an abuse of academic freedom in the academy into a denial of academic freedom

According to the organization in Canada, Mothers Against Sexual Abuse (MASA), Zalman Amit was paid $25,000 by a wealthy father accused of sexually molesting his 9 year-old daughter to testify on behalf of the father. According to the MASA, Amit “...after meeting once with the child's mother for only 20 minutes, he shamelessly declared that she was psychotic and unfit mother because of her political stance in favor of the Palestinians’ cause. ... This unprofessional psychologist who screamed from the top of his lungs in the Court that he was a Zionist, that the mother was unfit because of her anti-Zionist stance, today pretends to be himself against Zionism and has joined a certain Palestine Solidarity Campaign.” [Palestine Solidarity is the alternate name for the ISM].

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Binghamton University (SUNY) - A response to a letter Isracampus received from a reader: Bat-Ami Bar-On

There is not one democratic Arab or Muslim country in the entire umma, or the entire world; even a future Palestinian state will be run by Sharia law as its constitution, already ratified, is modeled after those of Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Palestinian Arabs may not have equal military power in the West Bank and Gaza (where they are arming thanks to Iran), but they have the entire Muslim and totalitarian world behind them with oil money, guns, more money, boycotts, more oil money, intimidation, extra oil money, publicity, add on oil money, divestment, Gulf oil money and classical anti-Semitism, and, coming soon to threaten the only Jewish state near you, nuclear weapons.

It is me as a writer here at Isracampus who believes it is you who "misunderstands" the concept of democracy. You think it means the power to say, undisputed, anything one wants no matter how untrue, or how damaging to concept of empirical proof, should be given equal weight to the facts. Arabs who do not maintain bomb factories in their homes or build illegally on someone else's property without a deed do not incur home demolitions. Peaceful Arabs in the territories are not "harassed" and do have recourse to complain to the authorities (meanwhile the Arabs complain of babies stillborn at checkpoints (that never occurred) in the same ambulances that have in the past transported suicide bombers and weapons). Checkpoints don't just prevent the deaths of Jews by terrorists, they protect innocent Arabs on both sides of the Green Line.

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UCLA - Yael Korin's (Medical School) War on Israel

In addition to Women in Black, Korin is listed here by Al-Awda (the Palestinian Right to Return Coalition) as a “founding member of the Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Southern California.” Attach any vicious terminology to Israel—“born in sin,” “war crimes,” “ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid”—and Yael Korin is there to endorse and propagate it. Her pathological loathing of Israel and Israelis, if not literally murderous (and that is an open question), certainly encompasses identifying with those who do murder Israelis en masse. Psychologically speaking she is a frightening phenomenon of reality-distortion and evil, exploiting her democratic freedoms to spread her message of incendiary hatred.

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe's claim of an "experiment in famine" diverts attention from Hamas graft and arms smuggling

Gordon accepts, as fact, Hamas’s complaints about a lack of food and fuel in the Gaza Strip, even as other Palestinian leaders blamed Hamas for manufacturing the crisis. Khaled Abu Toameh, reporting in the Jerusalem Post on Jan. 21, 2008, quoted a Palestinian Authority official who insisted that the bakeries were sufficiently stocked with fuel and flour. ... And while Gordon accuses Israel of conducting an “experiment in famine” he makes no acknowledgement of the humanitarian convoys that were allowed into the Gaza Strip on Jan. 22, four days after the so-called “experiment in famine” began. Gordon also fails to acknowledge that the humanitarian convoys that have been allowed into the Gaza Strip have been used to smuggle explosives into the territory.

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Israeli Anti-Zionists finding niche in Academia as "Token Jews"

Yet many of these Israeli academics have built their reputation on a scholarship that is harshly critical not only of Israeli policy, but of Israel's very existence. Anti-Israel scholars who hail from Israel are cited favorably by the entire range of Israel's critics. These range from pro-Palestinian groups like the Committee to Stop Demolition of Houses in Palestine, the Committee to Stop Torture and Breaking the Silence to Jewish anti-Zionist groups like the American Council for Judaism. They also include neo-Nazis and Islamists.

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University of London - Eyal Wiezman (Dept of Visual Cultures) 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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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science) plays the Racism card

The resistance to the Palestinian Return means an unconditional support for the concept of the white enclave. Many of those that in their origin were part of the Arab civilization and who tried to “whiten-up”, i.e., to become Ashkenazi, are today the most ardent supporters of this concept despite the fact that what is awaiting most of them, especially those coming from North Africa and Caucasus, not to even mention members of the Druze, Bedouin and Ethiopian communities, is a thick and impenetrable glass ceiling on the way to a good position on the white island.

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe (Dept. of Political Science) thinks Israel needs to be Destroyed for a Change

"There is no chance for peace in the near future because the conditions for it are very fundamental changes in the reality, which take time. Israel has to be de-Zionised before peace is possible, and peace has to include the return of the Palestinian refugees, otherwise it would be a futile exercise."

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University of East London - Yosefa Loshitzky (Dept. of Film Studies) equates Holocaust survivors to Palestinians

“The identities represented in the films that I discuss are marked by victim hood. ... This coalition points to the centrality of victimology in contemporary Israeli identity politics, which ironically, fails to acknowledge Israel's primary victims—the Palestinians. In fact, the basis of the identities of the Mizrahim and the Holocaust survivors resembles that of the Palestinians—the experience of spatial/geographic and cultural/spiritual displacement.”

Loshitzky could demonstrate through film how the State of Israel was originally to have included Jordan; how the British screwed the Jews giving it to the Arabs; or how Jews were being murdered by Arab terrorists in Palestine long before Israel was founded by the UN in 1948 while the British looked the other way; how the Arabs have today fabricated a fake nakba (catastrophe) and history that, through the same techniques used by Herr Goebbels, they have managed to persuade the rest of the world that such fabrications are history and truth when they are not. Residing in Britain as an educator, Loshitzky could refute the continuance of blood libel against the Jews among the Brits instead of vilifying Israel with Arab propaganda of Palestinians as victims of Israel under an even bigger umbrella of Jewish victims of Israel from the Holocaust! Ask most Israelis if they feel they are victims or were saved from the Arabs by the creation of Israel, something Loshitzky considers a catastrophe and you will get a resounding no!

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe calls Zionism worse than Apartheid

Ilan Pappe: There are similarities and dissimilarities. The colonialist history has many chapters in common and some of the features of the Apartheid system can be found in the Israeli policies towards its own Palestinian minority and towards those in the occupied territories. Some aspects of the occupation, however, are worse then the apartheid reality of South Africa and some aspects in the lives of Palestinian citizens in Israel, are not as bad as they were in the hey days of Apartheid. The main point of comparison to my mind is political inspiration. The anti-Apartheid movement, the ANC, the solidarity networks developed throughout the years in the West, should inspire a more focused and effect pro-Palestinian campaign. This is why there is a need to learn the history of the struggle against Apartheid, much more than dwell too long on comparing the Zionist and Apartheid systems.

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University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe's new book serves the basis for a "new blood libel"

The descriptions used by JVP are almost all credited to one source: Ilan Pappe’s book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Pappe, for those unfamiliar with him, is a former Israeli lecturer at the University of Haifa who has since relocated to the University of Exeter in the UK. A doctrinaire Marxist who once ran for Knesset with the Communist-led Hadash party, he opposes the existence of Israel as a Jewish state but nonetheless supports "resistance" by Hamas, a radical Islamist movement that seeks to impose sharia law and at least tolerates, if not incites, violence against Christian "infidels" . Most tellingly, he also frankly admits that he is not really interested in facts: “‘We do [historiography] because of ideological reasons, not because we are truth seekers... ‘there is no such thing as truth, only a collection of narratives’.” This philosophy was exposed when one of Pappe’s graduate students, Teddy Katz, was shown to have falsified evidence about an alleged massacre at Tantura in 1948 by claiming that his interview subjects said one thing while the tapes of the interviews proved otherwise.

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University of East London - Dialogue of the Deaf with Haim Bresheeth (Dept. of Cultural Studies)

Seth Frantzman conducted an email dialog with Haim Bresheeth, excerpts from which are displayed below:

 

You have a problem, don’t you? Palestinians are NOT indigenous to Israel, but to Palestine, which seems to be a place you are unaware of. There is nothing you can do to remove this fact from reality. Maybe you should think seriously what you are doing there, as long as your attitude is what the message reflects.

Haim

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So, you - an American Jew, is indigenous to palestine, which you typically tell me is Israel, the occupying power... So is someone from Russia, even if they are not Jewish. The only people who have no right to live in Palestine, are of course the Palestinians. This is so simple, just and self-evident that it is breath-takingly obvious.

Haim

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Take me to court for not answering your questions...

Haim

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Why is this such a hard discussion to have? Is it, perhaps, because you cannot answer the question. I don't have to answer the question because I reject the very notion of people being 'indigenous'.

Seth Frantzman

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Queen’s University, Canada - Israeli/Canadian Film Professor Dorit Naaman encourages "the murder of fellow Israelis"

The dictionary definition of pornography is “obscene writings, drawings, photographs, or the like, especially those having little or no artistic merit.” While the popular connotation of the term used in media refers to displaying lewd sex acts, Israeli-Canadian filmmaker Dorit Naaman from Queen’s University in Canada doesn’t have to have sex scenes in her films to make them pornographic; as she accomplishes her own manner of lewdness by her encouragement of the murder of fellow Israelis by elevating female Arab terrorists to a level of being just some women seeking equal rights from men, rather than their being female primitives imitating their male counterparts who engage in terrorism and the murder of Jews.

Naaman likes to contrast these Palestinian women with Israeli women who defend the Jewish people in the IDF by using a form of equivalency that is truly pornographic if one only takes time to smell the coffee, or look at this woman’s work.

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UCLA - Gabriel Piterberg (Dept of History) - “Leading Israeli scholar” re-evaluates Zionist ideology and literature.

http://www.amazon.com/Returns-Zionism-Politics-Scholarship-Israel/dp/1844672603/

The Returns of Zionism: Myths, Politics and Scholarship in Israel

In this original and wide-ranging study, Gabriel Piterberg examines the ideology and literature behind the colonization of Palestine, from the late nineteenth century to the present. Exploring Zionism's origins in Central-Eastern European nationalism and settler movements, he shows how its texts can be placed within a wider discourse of western colonization. Piterberg revisits the work of Theodor Herzl, Gershom Scholem, Anita Shapira and David Ben-Gurion, among other thinkers influential in the formation of the Zionist myth, to break open prevailing views of Zionism. He demonstrates that it was in fact unexceptional, expressing a consciousness and imagination typical of colonial settler movement. Shaped by European ideological currents and the realities of colonial life, Zionism constructed its own story as a unique and impregnable one, in the process excluding the voices of an indigenous people—the Palestinian Arabs.

 

UCLA - Yael Korin promotes claims of Israeli "ethnic cleansing"

From: Yael Korin

Week UCLA

THE PALESTINE COALITION PRESENTS
TO EXIST IS TO RESIST
LIVE FREE: PALESTINE AWARENESS WEEK
COMMEMORATING THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINE

MAY 12TH THROUGH MAY 18TH
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
 

University of Exeter - Ilan Pappe claims Israeli "ethnic cleansing"

Pappe told the Straight that he didn’t choose the term ethnic cleansing lightly, claiming that he studied it from legal and moral perspectives. “It’s very clear to me that the case of the expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948 is a classical example of ethnic cleansing,” he said. “I’m not just using it as an adjective to create sensation.”

Moreover, Pappe claimed that there has been “creeping ethnic cleansing taking place in the last eight years in the Greater Jerusalem area and alongside the apartheid wall” that is being built to shield Israel from Palestinian attacks. “I’m also worried that if the Israelis feel that the Palestinian minority within Israel threatens their democratic majority, they would not hesitate to exercise ethnic cleansing in this case as well,” Pappe alleged.

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University of Exeter - Book Review - Ilan Pappe's book attempts to rewrite history but falls short

Reviewed by Seth J. Frantzman

Pappe's thesis is that Israel's founding prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, working with the Zionist leadership in Palestine, made special preparations for ethnic cleansing known as Plan D. This plan envisioned the conquest by the Haganah—the Mandate-era precursor to the Israeli army—of areas occupied by Arabs but allotted by the United Nations to the Jewish state.

Pappe's evidence for a Zionist plan to cleanse Palestine of its Arab population derives from his interpretations of the Haganah archives and the Israel State Archives files. Among the evidence Pappe finds damning are Haganah intelligence surveys of Arab villages, including information on the number of armed men, the mukhtars (village or neighborhood headmen), and any anti-Zionist activities. Pappe uses the presence of such lists to suggest parallels between Jewish suffering during the Holocaust and Palestinian Arab suffering as a result of Israel's creation.

As a work of scholarship, Pappe's book falls short, and it does so in a particularly damning way. He ignores context and draws far broader conclusions than evidence allows by cherry-picking some reports and ignoring other sources entirely. He does not examine Arab intentions in the five months between the U.N. endorsement of Palestinian partition and Israel's independence, nor does he consider the widespread public statements by Arab officials in Palestine and in neighboring states declaring their goal of eradicating the Jewish presence in Palestine. It is obvious why a polemicist such as Pappe would cleanse—so to speak—his narrative of any such references: To avoid doing so would strike at the core of the reality that he wishes to foist upon his readers, one which precisely inverts the historical record and turns a coordinated Arab attempt at ethnically cleansing Palestine of its Jews into a Jewish attempt at ethnically cleansing Arabs.

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Qu’est-ce qu’elle Fabrique? [what’s she up to ?]

Nidra Poller

Paris March 20  2008

La Fabrique is a small press founded eleven years ago by Eric Hazan, heir of the famous Hazan art press, former Communist and present champion of Israeli “dissidents,” author in his own right, political activist and champion of the Palestinian cause. Dissident also from the capitalist glitz of the annual Paris Book Fair, La Fabrique decided to make an exception this year and set up camp in the djebel of a small stand from which to resist against Israel, the honored guest. Muslim publishers, countries, and individual writers courageously boycotted the Fair to protest Israel’s honored presence. While Israeli writers reveled in attention in the spacious tent of honor, La Fabrique stood firm in a tiny stand decorated with large format photos of Palestinian suffering.

Devoid of all outward signs of affiliation, I slip into post-Zionist territory just as an editor emerges from her cubbyhole office in a corner of the stand. “I snuck a smoke,” she says, unapologetically. After all, when you have the courage to face down Israeli tanks you’re not going to be intimidated by a puny little no-smoking law. The odor of tobacco mingles with the stale smell of unwashed militant. Dressed in nondescript faded black, with a colorless face and droopy hair, she’s several steps below what we would call a plain Jane.

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University of Michigan - Neve Gordon (Ben Gurion University - Dept of Political Science) - "Neve Gordon misuses the Classroom to Conduct anti-Israel Propaganda There"

Eyewitness Student Testimony from University of Michigan:

"Gordon's playground this fall was Arab-Israeli Conflict course with over 200 students. Twice a week, Gordon had the opportunity to fill the fresh minds of University of Michigan students with skewed history and highly politicized anti-Israel rhetoric. He consistently embarrassed students who dared to question or object to his controversial and sometimes offensive claims.

"In a lecture on November 14th, Gordon told the class that he wasn’t interested in giving an unbiased academic history of the Arab-Israeli conflict: 'Jeremy asked why I would give a revisionist history. And I give a revisionist history because I think it's true. What's said in a textbook is not what it's about."

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Columbia Univeristy – Professor Yinon Cohen, “the court Jew”, chosen to be Director of the Institute for Jewish and Israel Studies in “Bir-Zeit-on-the-Hudson”

Professor Yinon Cohen is what some fellow academics have termed a “court Jew,” or at least a Jew that fits historian Bat Y’eor’s description of a dhimmi Jew under Arab and Muslim rule.

Cohen’s main field of study and teaching, where he began his academic career, was as a demographer at Tel Aviv U in the sociology department. Cohen has participated in a number of scholarly works in which he portrays negatively the treatment of Palestinian Arabs as victims of Zionism, the Jews emigrating to a Jewish homeland in Israel. Such works speak of  “ethnocentrism” as somehow being at the root of Zionism.

Thus, how appropriate that Professor Cohen should have participated in one study comparing Israeli immigration trends with those of Germany. After all, the Arabs, who were ardent Nazi allies during the Second World War, today just love to make comparisons between Israelis as being like the Nazis, when Israel is, in fact, a giant refugee camp for the world’s Jews resulting from German Nazi persecution and the Nazi German regime that sought to wipe out the Jewish people.

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University of Virginia – Alon Confino (Dept of Modern German and European History) calls for Israelis to forget 3000 years of history

 

An anti-history historian 

By Tom Segev 

www.haaretz.com

Alon Confino is a professor of modern German and European history at the University of Virginia and an expert in the culture of memory. In an article he published in the periodical Alpayim - A Multidisciplinary Publication for Contemporary Thought and Literature (in Hebrew), Confino calls for eliminating history from the discourse between Jews and Arabs in Israel, "to get rid of the arrogance of the past" and to overcome it. The debate as to what did and did not happen in the past only deepens the rifts, in his opinion.

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Princeton University - Avishai Margalit (School of Historical Studies) promotes "half-truths in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"

Rarely does the mainstream media present both sides of an issue in historical depth to a western audience with enough information to clarify things about Israel's struggle with the Arab world.  A sound bite is one of the best weapons for the anti-Israel activists' side, especially by those who practice hit and run propaganda against the Jewish state.

A case in point of this tactic is Israeli academic Avishai Margalit, formerly a professor at Hebrew University, now employed as the George F. Kennan Professor in the School of Historical Studies (even though his field is Philosophy) at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University.

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Southampton University - Oren Ben-Dor (Dept. of Law) defends Holocaust Denier** Gilad Atzmon on Anti-Semitic Counterpunch Webzine:

We must not legalise the thinking about the Holocaust. We must not turn thinking about it into a moral, legal or indeed factual reflection. The horrors and murderous violence against Jews may have been a response to events that had corrupted the relationship between humans and Being long ago. Grasped thus, the Holocaust may have been severely distorted by National Socialism; by those who are said to "deny" the Holocaust by some arguments about facts; by self-righteous Jews-against-Zionism; by Zionists. All these forms of forgetfulness of the Holocaust may well be on a common matrix of denial. Indeed this denial may constitute a chronicle of another Holocaust foretold.

My point is that the Holocaust's significance lies beyond the actions by the Nazis who actually perpetrated the violence and who justified these actions by turning this significance into a militarist object of an idea. The same claim can be made in relation Zionists and their Jewish opponents.

Full item here: http://counterpunch.org/bendor03152008.html

**Citation from Gilad Atzmon, ex-Israel, Holocaust Denier:

"Ostensibly, many of the Jewish cartoonists can't stop themselves from ridiculing the sacred 'six' figure. Nowadays, when some German-speaking nations are actively implementing Holocaust denial laws and arresting historical revisionists, it is rather crucial to emphasize that many Jews do not take the 'six' figure and the Zionist Holocaust narrative very seriously. As we will see next, the Jewish cartoonists portray the Holocaust as an utter manipulative lie."

http://www.counterpunch.com/atzmon05012006.html

"Atzmon bezeichnete die uns bekannte Geschichtsschreibung ber den Zweiten Weltkrieg und den Holocaust als eine komplette, von Amerikanern und Zionisten initiierte Fälschung." [Atzmon labelled the historiography of the Second World War and the Holocaust as we know it a complete forgery invented by Americans and Zionists.]

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Exeter University - Ilan Pappe (Dept of Political Science) Deconstructs Treason

Pappe maintains that the claim that the Arab residents fled or left their homes willingly during the war are false, and that a policy of "cleansing" the area from Arabs was employed as part of a plan to establish a Jewish-only state.

Pappe made similar claims in his book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, which was published in England in 2006, in which he also presented testimonies of alleged massacres of Palestinians by Jewish soldiers.

These claims have been contested by many historians in Israel and abroad. Dr. Mordechai Bar-On, a research fellow at the Yad Ben-Zvi Institute and a former MK, calls Pappe "a propagandist, not a historian." Bar-On said that "the term ethnic cleansing is a vicious one, because it has never been used prior to the wars in former Yugoslavia. Indeed, there were places where Arab were expelled. but to say that there was an evil plan since the inception of Zionism for a forceful transfer . this is simply wrong and vicious."

Full piece here: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3516193,00.html

 

Oxford University - "Efforts to End Israel's Existence at Oxford University" (Avi Shlaim, ex-Israeli, playing central role in this)

The Oxford Union narrowly defeated a resolution calling for the Right of Return and demands that Israel become a "state of all its citizens." The motion quotes an article by a former attorney-general of Israel, Michael Ben Yair, who wrote: "We founded an apartheid regime in the territories immediately after their occupation. This oppressive regime continues to exist to this very day."

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University of Exeter - Flunking History: Ilan Pappe’s The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Many of these so-called New Historians and their fellow travelers may have embraced the notion of reverse victimization in order to rationalize the unexpected survival of Israel in the 1948 and 1967 wars. They present every massacre of Jews as an understandable response to a Jewish offense...

As a work of scholarship, Pappe’s book falls short, and it does so in a particularly damning way. He ignores context and draws far broader conclusions than evidence allows by cherry-picking some reports and ignoring other sources entirely.

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Oxford University - Avi Shlaim denounces Israel for daring to Defend its Civilians:

"Israel's current siege of Gaza is a case in point. It involves severe restrictions of food, fuel, and medical supplies to its 1.5 million inhabitants. The aim is to starve the people of Gaza into submission. This is presented to the world as an act of self-defence against the Kassam rocket attacks from Gaza on the residents of Sderot. But rockets attacks on innocent Israeli civilians, however immoral and infuriating, do not justify the official targeting of civilians....There is, however, an ongoing campaign for an academic boycott of Israel. ... What it calls for is the withdrawal of institutional collaboration with Israeli universities. This implies refusal to participate in conferences and research projects organised by Israeli universities and opposition to research grants by the EU to Israeli institutions. The strongest argument in favour of the boycott is that the Israeli authorities interfere with the academic freedom of Palestinian universities. For example, a resident of Gaza who studies or teaches on the West Bank is prevented by the Israeli siege from getting to his or her university

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Yinon Cohen leading the Bash-Israel Bigots at Columbia University

'Supporters of Israel on campus say they are disappointed about the appointment of Yinon Cohen as the new director of the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, in light of his previous statements. A Columbia business professor and co-chair of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Awi Federgruen, called the administration's decision "deeply, deeply troubling." "It's clear that he represents a very extreme segment of the political spectrum in Israel," Mr. Federgruen said. "I also think he is in fact distorting in a major way the history of the region and the history of the country."

'In May 2002, Mr. Cohen, then a professor at Tel Aviv University, endorsed a statement that supported Israelis who refused to serve in military operations in Gaza and the West Bank during a violent uprising by Palestinian Arabs. The letter was signed by 358 faculty members at 21 Israeli colleges and universities. "Such service too often involves carrying out orders that have no place in a democratic society founded on the sanctity of human life," the letter read.'

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Network of Expatriate Treachery

By Steven Plaut

'These ex-Israelis serve as a SWAT team for anti-Semites of all stripes, and as apologists for Arab terror and Islamofascism. A favorite tactic is to place these people on the podium to create "balanced" speaker panels, consisting of both Arabs and Israelis, all of whom inevitably reach the conclusion that the Arab "version" of history is completely correct and that the only reasonable "compromise" is for Israel to capitulate to all Arab demands. After all, both Arabs and Israelis are telling the audience the same things!'

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Columbia University - Yinon Cohen (Dept. of Sociology, until recently at Tel Aviv University) to lead the anti-Israel camp in Columbia University

A Columbia business professor and co-chair of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East , Awi Federgruen, called the administration's decision "deeply, deeply troubling."

"It's clear that he represents a very extreme segment of the political spectrum in Israel ," Mr. Federgruen said. "I also think he is in fact distorting in a major way the history of the region and the history of the country."

In May 2002, Mr. Cohen, then a professor at Tel Aviv University , endorsed a statement that supported Israelis who refused to serve in military operations in Gaza and the West Bank during a violent uprising by Palestinian Arabs.

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New Columbia Israel Director Denounced 'Occupation'

BY JARED IRMAS - Special to the Sun

February 28, 2008

http://www.nysun.com/article/72009

 

 

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