Monday, March 03, 2008
Call to Arms!!
Call to Arms! Please assist ISRACAMPUS.co.il !!
I would like to ask your assistance in getting the word out about
Isracampus.org.il, which replaces Israel Academia Monitor (now defunct) as an
improved, cleaner and meaner, watchdog web site that exposes and monitors
Israel's Academic Fifth Column.
ISRACAMPUS is an improved, professionally-edited web site that replaces
the older web site (which suffered from amateurish and inept editing). It
starts afresh in a new cyber-home, and contains a number of new features.
These include "ALEF Watch," a segment of the web site that follows the
anti-Israel shenanigans disseminated via the University of Haifa on the ALEF
chat list, a list that includes open anti-Semites, jihadists, and even some
Neo-Nazis. The new ISRACAMPUS also features "Van Leer Watch," which follows
and exposes the anti-Israel radicalism at the supposedly academic "think tank,"
Van Leer Institute. And don't miss the new "Shmootz Corner," which will
feature unusually candid anti-Semitic and venomously anti-Israel remarks by
Israeli academics. Take a look for yourself, at http://www.isracampus.org.il
I would like to ask your help in passing the word getting the news out!
Can you tell members of chat lists in which you are a member about the new web
address? Can you print out the statement below and hang it on bulletin boards,
cyber and otherwise, at your place of work, in your synagogue or school, etc.?
Can you tell your local Jewish weekly about us and pass on the message below?
Better yet, can you send US all information you have on the seditious
activities of Israeli academic radicals and extremists?
ISRACAMPUS can be contacted at:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are we?
A specter is haunting the Israeli Academic "Post-Zionist" extremists in
Israel, and it is ISRACAMPUS (www.isracampus.co.il). Modeled in part on "Campus
Watch" in North America, ISRACAMPUS monitors and exposes the anti-Israel (and
sometimes anti-Semitic) political activities, writings, and pronouncements of
Israel's far-leftist academic extremists. Israeli universities contain
hundreds of faculty members who are active in promoting boycotts of Israel, in
organizing army soldiers for mutiny and refusal to serve, in promoting law
breaking, and in collaborating with anti-Israel groups attempting to
delegitimize Israel as a fascist, terrorist, racist, apartheid entity.
Students, professors, donors, alumni, journalists and others participate in
ISRACAMPUS and help it gather materials.
Until ISRACAMPUS came upon the scene, few in Israel and fewer still outside
Israel were aware of the anti-Israel activities of these Israeli academic
radicals. That is now changing. The past two years, when there were numerous
attempts to adopt boycott of Israel resolutions in the UK, Canada, in the US,
and elsewhere, it was ISRACAMPUS that exposed the fact that most of these
resolutions have Israeli academic initiators and sponsors, faculty members who
draw salaries paid for by the Israeli taxpayer, calling on anti-Semites all
over the world to boycott Israel. The Israeli media and the Jewish press around
the world are increasingly discussing and reporting about the shenanigans of
"Israel's Academic Fifth Column."
Israeli academic institutions have been misused in recent years as platforms
for radical anti-Israel and even anti-Semitic propagandizing, often by tenured
radicals with embarrassing academic records and dubious research credentials.
These include Israeli faculty denouncing their own country in the foreign press
as "genocidal" and supposedly perpetrating Nazi-like war crimes, professors who
publish articles proclaiming Israel a fascist apartheid state engaged in "state
terrorism," lecturers who endorse Arab terrorism against Jews, applaud the
Hizbollah, and call for Israel to be dismantled entirely.
While its web site has been in operation for only a relatively short period,
the impact of ISRACAMPUS is already being widely felt. A growing number of
reports are appearing in the mainstream media about Israel's academic
extremists, "New Historians," and "Post-Zionists." Israel's Channel One
television channel recently devoted a full hour to Israeli academic extremists
and their role in promoting boycotts of Israel. Israel's Maariv daily has been
particularly courageous in condemning these things. Countless blogs cite and
link to our web site. Israeli university officials are being faced with
growing calls to enforce academic standards and put a stop to the political
biases operating in campus hiring and promotion. Classroom indoctrination and
one-sided anti-Israel courses taught by extremists are increasingly being
exposed and triggering public outrage.
And the extremists are themselves growing wary. While no one is calling for
restricting academic freedom and freedom of expression, even for the worst
anti-Israel academic radicals, nevertheless these folks are feeling pressure as
their activities are exposed to the sunshine. They know someone is looking
over their shoulders. Over the past two years there has been a dramatic drop
in the number of Israeli radical academics turning out anti-Israel propaganda
for Bash-Israel organizations and web sites. While anti-Israel petitions,
containing the names of hundreds of Israel academics, appeared in the past
every few weeks on the internet, almost nothing of this sort has been initiated
more recently. And in radical political "chat rooms" Israeli academic
extremists are increasingly complaining about the fact that ISRACAMPUS is
exposing what they write and do.
It is getting harder for Israeli university administrations to turn a blind
eye to on-campus politicization, classroom indoctrination, and subordination of
hiring and promotion to politically biased decision making. People are asking
campus officers tough questions about how it is that so many Israel haters with
insipid, sometimes downright embarrassing, academic records are being hired and
promoted as faculty members and using their podium to demonize their own
country. Voices expressing outrage against one-sided indoctrination, such as
in courses purportedly about "the occupation," are growing.
ISRACAMPUS is the best way to "keep Israeli universities honest," and to
ensure that their faculty engage in research and educating, rather than in
Israel-bashing, sedition, and anti-Zionist political propagandizing.
And ISRACAMPUS needs your help to stay in operation!