Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ben Gurion University's Tenured Left and Comeuppance

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Ben Gurion University's Tenured Left and Comeuppance

(To right: Anti-Israel BGU's Oren Yiftachel, a leading promoter of the
calumny about Israel being "apartheid" state.)

Well, what goes around certainly comes around.

As you know, Ben Gurion University faculty members are among the
world's worst promoters of the false calumny that Israel is an
"apartheid" regime. These are people who know perfectly well that
Israel is the only country in the Middle East that is NOT an apartheid
regime. Meanwhile, the university president, rector, and dean of
social sciences are all leading the campaign to defend these tenured
traitors and to denounce as "McCarthyists" those who dare to criticize
the Ben Gurion University academic fifth column, demanding that the
critics of the traitors be silenced.

But now along comes the sweetest story of comeuppance the country has
ever seen. A university in South Africa that used to be one of the
main bastions of South African racism and apartheid is voting this
week on a proposal to boycott and apply sanctions against the very
same Ben Gurion University. For being part of Israeli "apartheid," of
course. And where did the South African anti-Semites hear that Israel
is an apartheid regime? From anti-Israel BGU faculty members, of

Ben Gurion University long ago gave up its pretenses of having any
real academic standards, at least with regard to most of the
departments in the social sciences and humanities, and even of being a
bona fide institution of higher learning. At Ben Gurion University,
denouncing Israel as a fascist racist terrorist entity is not only a
sufficient condition to get yourself hired and promoted as a faculty
member, in some departments it is a necessary condition as well.

I must say that I am simply delighted at the thought of South Africans
boycotting Ben Gurion University and I think we should all encourage
the South Africans to go ahead with their plans for BDS ( = Boycott,
Divestment, Sanctions) against the tenured Left that controls and runs
(into the ground) Ben Gurion University. I think we should all follow
their lead!

Here is the whole report:

South Africa May Ban Ben Gurion U. Anti-Pollution Project
Tishrei 20, 5771, 28 September 10 09:20
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
(Israelnationalnews.com) Israel's Ben Gurion University is worried
that a South African university may stop a joint project designed to
solve Johannesburg water pollution.
The University of Johannesburg's senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday
on a petition signed by Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu and 200
government officials and academics who want to cut off ties with the
Israeli university because of the presence of Jews in Judea and
"Israeli universities are an intimate part of the Israeli regime by
active choice," Tutu wrote in a South African newspaper this week.
"While Palestinians are not able to access universities and schools,
Israeli universities produce the research, technology, arguments and
leaders for maintaining the occupation."
He accused Ben Gurion University of "maintaining links to both the
Israeli defense forces and the arms industry," and he wrote that it
"structurally supports and facilitates the Israeli occupation. For
example, BGU offers a fast-tracked program of training to Israeli Air
Force pilots."
Ironically, Ben Gurion University has been headed by two presidents
who became Labor party Knesset Members and are outspokenly in favor of
expelling most Jews from Judea and Samaria and creating a Palestinian
Authority state in their place. The university is also a hotbed for
left-wing and Bedouin activists whose views are non-Zionist.
The Be'er Sheva-based university said is it "disturbed" by the
campaign to cancel a research agreement to collaborate on
biotechnology and water purification. It pointed out that then-South
African President Nelson Mandela in 1997 received an honorary
doctorate from Ben-Gurion University and that he "applauded the
university's accomplishments" in his acceptance speech.
"We have a center of excellence which represents the best in the
traditions of the Jewish people: a sense of mission, internationalism
and inventiveness," Ben Gurion officials said in a statement. "The
joint research project is designed to solve real problems of water
contamination in a reservoir near Johannesburg and as such is for the
direct benefit of the residents of the region. BGU sees this joint
project as an opportunity to make its well-reputed expertise in water
research available to improve the welfare of the South African people.
"Those opposed to this collaboration accuse BGU of 'abusing academic
freedom, abusing human rights and being an accomplice to an Apartheid
government system in Israel.' These accusations – and others made in
their statements -- are totally false and based upon ignorance and

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