Thursday, February 28, 2008
Nizar Hassan is Safe!
Qassam rocket launched at Sderor by the Olmert government. It hit the
Sapir College, where the man studied.
You will all be relieved to hear that the Sapir College Arab lecturer,
Nizar Hassan, who prohibits Jewish students from entering his class
wearing a Magen David or wearing an IDF uniform was not hurt.
There is only one viable solution: R&D = Re-Occupation and
2. Prof. Amnon Rubinstein (Meretz) denouncing Israeli radical
Amnon Rubinstein , THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 27, 2008
Shortly after I began teaching at Columbia University, I was taken aback
to hear that the Iranian ruler Ahmadinejad had been invited to speak on
campus. There was hardly any time to organize a protest against the event.
Despite this, three kipot-wearing students from Hillel House worked day
and night to distribute posters and pamphlets featuring a choice selection
of the guest's hate-filled, genocidal invective. They organized a
demonstration in front of the hall where the Iranian president was to
speak, and all without any outside help.
I spoke at the demonstration, where I discovered that almost all the
participants present were local Orthodox Jewish students. The number of
secular Israeli students could be counted on the fingers of one hand -
with fingers to spare.
Inside the hall sat an Israeli student who applauded Ahmadinejad. I asked
another Israeli who witnessed this behavior to tell me about her. I asked:
How can she applaud someone that wants to exterminate her?
His matter of fact reply: "She's known to be a leftist."
In other words, "leftists" applaud a tyrant, a Nazi, a persecutor of
minorities, oppressor of women, stoner of "adulterers," and executioner of
homosexuals. If he protests the oppression of the Palestinians, then he
must clearly be a member of the "left" and should therefore be cheered.
Later, I encountered other Israeli academicians at Columbia who added more
fuel to the fire of hatred against Israel - all belonged to what is known
as the radical Left.
WHEN THE semester ended, my wife and I were invited to a Shabbat meal on
Friday night prepared by the organizers of the demonstration.
I am a professed and impassioned secular Jew. My Judaism is national and
cultural. I believe that my approach is in no way inferior to the Orthodox
or haredi one. It contains neither temptations of paradise, the punishment
of hell, nor the revival of the dead. It is filled with a rich,
multifaceted and wondrous Jewish-Hebrew culture. I also believe that
secular humanism is the right answer for us as individuals and as a
But if I had to choose between the kipa-wearing Jews at Columbia and the
representatives of what is known in Israel as the radical Left - I know
where my heart is.
That is the entire story.
No, it is the end of the story.
It is also the end of the story of the anti-Israeli squadrons in the
FOR SOME time, I have been waiting for a hysterical outburst from this
direction, one that would bring their claims to such an absurd point, that
they would be finished. I always believed that their "post-intelligent"
anti-Israeli claptrap would eventually climax in an paroxysm of extremist
mumbo-jumbo lunacy, after which there would no longer be anything to argue
about. They'd be exposed.
Ben-Dror Yemini provided me with just that evidence (Ma'ariv, January 11),
in an article in which he tells of a research project carried out by
graduate student Tal Nizan at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her
research question was: How is it that, contrary to the accepted practice
among other occupation armies, the Zionist occupation army does not rape?
The researcher had two explanations: First, IDF soldiers do not rape
Palestinian women because for them, these women have been dehumanized, and
"consequently, a sexual act cannot be carried out with someone that is
perceived as less than human." Second, the soldiers refrained from raping
the Palestinian women in the service of a higher, demographic goal,
because the rape could cause pregnancies that would subsequently increase
the numbers of our enemies. In other words, not only are there no rapes,
there are no condoms either.
The significant aspect is not this surreal research project. It is not
unusual. Incitement against Israel can be found on the lowest level in
some of the social science departments in Israel's universities. A
well-known philosopher in Tel Aviv University called Israel the dustbin of
Europe - and students, as we know, are influenced by their teachers, even
when the latter are seized by a frenzy of hatred toward the state that
provides their livelihood, and at the expense of which, thanks to their
attacks on it, they make their names.
The interesting thing is that this "research" project won a prize from a
sociology association, with a number of distinguished professors voting in
favor of granting the researcher a prize.
It would be interesting to hear how these professors propose that Israel
amend this serious flaw, that IDF soldiers are not serial rapists. Does
that fact that female tourists are not raped mean that they too have been
These professors are wrong. It's not true that there is no rape. There is
- the rape of the academia, of science and of the students forced to
listen to these professors' drivel.
The writer is a professor of law at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)
Herzliya, a former minister of education and MK, and the recipient of the
2006 Israel Prize in Law.
3. From Campus Watch:
Quote of the Month (past quotes)
"Who are you? Who are you? You are a nothing! I am a professor! You can
only have an opinion! I have knowledge!"
Joel Beinin, director of Middle East studies at the American University in
Cairo and on leave from Stanford, reacting to a question from audience
member Scott Abramson following a December 2, 2003 lecture Beinin gave at
Grace Baptist Church, San Jose, California; reported to Campus Watch in
reaction to a web log post from February 15, 2008. (link to source)
4. Jewish Anti-Zionist treason exposed:
I will get the tar if you bring the feathers:
5. Cute bunny!
6. What refugees?