Tuesday, April 15, 2008
McShande: One of Worst Israeli Anti-Zionists to be Honored
Uri Ram is a sociologist at the Bir Zeit of the Negev, er, I mean, Ben
Gurion University. You know, the Negev's "academic" bastion of
Now the Association of Israel Studies has decided to give him an award, I
guess for his efforts to see israel destroyed and replaced by a
"de-zionized" Palestinian state. The leftist Zionist David Hirsh fiercely
told off Ram recently in Yediot Ahronot in a piece worth reading in full:
Uri Ram.s mistake is to assume that the boycott campaign is really about
Israel. But it.s not about Israel, stupid, nor is it about Palestine; it.s
about Britain. Nationalism can be an insidious temptation and it can
narrow our perspective; it has narrowed Ram.s perspective. He is not
considering the effect or the symbolism of a campaign to exclude a
significant proportion of the world.s Jewish scholars from European
universities; he is not thinking about how the argument to exclude is made
in British public life. Ram seems only concerned with fighting an Israeli
battle against the Israeli government.
Here is BGU's PR department kvelling about Ram:
Prof. Uri Ram awarded Yonathan Shapiro Prize
Prof. Uri Ram, a member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
has been awarded the Yonathan Shapiro prize for the best book in Israel
Studies for the year 2008, for his book "The Globalization of Israel:
McWorld in Tel Aviv, Jihad in Jerusalem".
The annual award by the Association for Israel Studies honors the memory
of Shapiro (1929-1997), one of Israel.s most distinguished and influential
sociologists, by recognizing outstanding scholarship in the history,
politics, society and culture of Israel and pre-1948 Jewish Palestine.
Formed in 1985, the Association for Israel Studies is an international,
interdisciplinary scholarly society devoted to the academic and
professional study of modern Israel. The AIS is open to all individuals
who are engaged in, or share an interest in, scholarly inquiry about
Israel, the Zionist movement, or the pre-state Jewish community in
Palestine. The Association's membership is composed of scholars from all
disciplines in the social sciences and many in the humanities.
Maybe Azmi Bishara will get it next year? Or Reverand Wright?
2. My guess is that the site will not work because of incompetence
Shin Bet goes online, launches new Arabic, English web sites
3. Hilton hosting Islamofascists:
4. . How bout trying capital punishment as an alternative?
5. Archeology Denial . cousin of Holocaust Denial?
6. Bernard Avishai struggles against Israel from Herzliya:
7. Avishai Margalit shills for the enemies of Israel: