Tuesday, January 18, 2011
It is suddenly a Time of Ecstasy in Israel!
"University" - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141800
Parents: We Won't Send Our Children to Ben Gurion U
by Gil Ronen
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A public letter sent by parents of a student at Ben Gurion University
is making the rounds on the Internet and causing a stir.
The letter was written by Dina and Boaz Dromi of Alonei Abba, a
secular agricultural community in the lower Galilee, and addressed to
Rivka Carmi, President of Ben Gurion University.
Shalom and blessings!
We wanted to tell you that we live in northern Israel, in a quiet,
beautiful community, Alonei Abba in the Yizre'el Valley. We earn a
respectable living by the toil of our hands and we have four daughters
aged 17 to 31. The first three daughters served in the IDF and the
fourth will follow in their footsteps once she completes her school
The first two are college graduates and the third began her studies
this year at Ben Gurion University. We have two sons-in-law who serve
in the reserves, a tiny grandson and another one on the way. We are a
secular family that typifies much of the Israeli Jewish public.
Over the years, we accompanied many students who studied at your
institution and the image we got was a positive one, in most cases. "A
good university, very social-minded and community-minded" - that was
the description we heard, and we liked to repeat it in the ears of
parents and students who were unsure where to study.
The first crack in this image began to form when we heard that a
lecturer of yours, Dr. Neve Gordon, who receives his salary from the
Israeli taxpayer, called for an academic boycott against Israel's
academe. Sure, his "freedom of expression" allows him to defame and
boycott, but doesn't decency - his and yours - dictate that he cease
to be represented within an institute he wants boycotted?
This crack became a large fissure when this lecturer, together with MK
Taleb A-Sanaa, called IDF soldiers "murderers"!
Your students - our sons, our husbands - the ones who give you your
strength; the ones without whom no academic institution would exist
here, certainly not under an Israeli flag - are they murderers in your
eyes? Are you capable of entering a study hall in your university,
looking the students in their eyes and saying - 'yes, you reservist
soldiers are murderers'?
The truth is that your silence on this matter appears to answer that
question, and to confirm our suspicion, that Ben Gurion University
under your leadership has, in fact, left the challenging trek of
Zionism and - what is worse - turned against it.
Taking all this into consideration, it did not surprise us when we
learned of the two-day seminar you have been organizing at Ben Gurion
University. The seminar is centered around your support for the
Bedouin sector in the Negev and in advising Bedouins on how to take
over state land. Your famous pluralism was conveniently forgotten when
you decided not to allow the participation of an attorney from the
state, who wanted to take part in the event and make the state's
position known to the participants.
Boycotts, incitement, subversion against the state's foundations,
silencing of students who are afraid to say their opinions when
lecturers and their assistants are within earshot. That, you call
We, too, will make use of our right to freedom of speech. We will send
this letter to the Minister of Education and to the Chairman of the
Knesset's Education Committee, we will send this letter out in mass
circulation and we will declare that we will not send our children to
an academic institute that silences Zionist mouths, incites against
the IDF, drips poison and preaches destruction.
In the name of honesty, and because our money are tainted - in your
opinion - with the blood of innocents, it is only just that you should
receive your salaries from pure and innocent hands: the European
Union, for instance, or the Turkish government, or maybe even the
president of Iran.
Think about it!
Dina and Boaz Dromi
The Grassroots Zionist student movement has been trying to draw the
attention of the public - as well as philanthropic donors - to Ben
Gurion University's reputation as a hotbed of ultra-leftist sedition.
(see also this: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141665 )
2. A while back I was sitting on a Haifa bench with three other
fellows when I accidentally kicked over this ancient bottle under the
bench and out came a real genie. You each get one wish that will come
true, the genie announces to us. Ok, says the first fellow, I wish
that the semi-Marxist Meretz Party should drop to three Knesset seats
as its parliamentary representation. The second fellow makes a wish
that the Knesset should vote to investigate the finances of Israel's
radical leftist NGO's and other seditious organizations. The third
fellow makes a wish that the Israeli Labor Party should split into
multiple splinters so small that none are likely to be able to get
enough votes to enter the Knesset. After listening to those other
three fellows make their wishes, I asked the genie if it were true
that each of those three wishes would come true. The genie confirmed
and asked me now what I wanted to wish for. In that case, I
responded, I think I will have a Diet Cola.
It is a time of ecstasy, and I do NOT mean those little pills that
Tikkun readers swallow!
Yes, the last of those special wishes is coming true as we speak.
The Israeli Labor Party is about to be swept, deservingly so, into the
dustbin of Jewish history. Ehud Barak himself decided to strike a
"dirty deal" with Netanyahu and demolish his own party. He was driven
to do so by a revolt by most of the other senior Labor Bolsheviks,
each of whom was supporting the toppling of Barak and his replacement
by each of them! The upstarts include Braverman, Mitzna, Herzog,
Peretz, Sheli Yachimovich and Ben-Eliezer (Fuad). A sorrier batch of
losers would be hard to find. The upstarts are also in
perma-conflict with one another, meaning it is likely that they will
be unable to form a single new replacement party, and may even end up
running their own one-person mini-parties each. Even if they manage
to coalesce into two or three lumps, it is possible that none will be
able to attract enough votes to get into the next Knesset. Barak's
rump party, now named Atzmaut, is highly unlikely to get into the
Knesset in any new election. How wonderful it would be if the best
that any "Revised Labor Party" could do would be to field a slate
headed by the semi-literate Amir Peretz and the yawn-inducing
pseudo-"academic" Avishai Braverman.
Barak took with him Matan Vilnay and three Labor backbenchers,
whose names I would be surprised if you know. They are now their own
Knesset faction and are remaining in the Netanyahu coalition, being
awarded by Bib with cabinet slots and other perqs as compensation for
The Israeli Left is so hysterical that it cannot control its
bodily functions. In its usual unison, the leftist choir is bleating
about this horrible dirty trick and betrayal by Barak! Yes, the same
Barak who obeyed his leftist mentors and carried outthe unilateral
Israeli capitulation to the Hezb'Allah in southern Lebanon in 2000!
And let us bear in mind that these are PRECISELY the same
leftists that were ecstatic when Shimon Peres struck a very similar
"dirty deal" with the religious SHAS party aimed at undermining the
Labor-Likud in 1990! (See this
Lavatories in the offices of the Labor party's factions are
flooding! Everything is up in the air? Who gets Labor Party assets
and funds? Who pays Labor's debts?
And the coolest part of this "dirty trick" was the resignation of
Daniel Ben-Simon! He was an above-average in intelligence Labor
Party back-bencher moving ever further to the Left. But he seems to
have been part of Barak's master plan, whether willingly or not (there
seems to be disagreement here about that). Due to a technicality,
Barak was prohibited from breaking from Labor and setting up his own
Knesset faction and thus staying in the Netanyahu coalition UNLESS HE
COULD COMMAND A THIRD OF EXISTING LABOR KNESSET SEATS. But Barak
commanded only 4 and Labor had 13. Then a few days ago Ben-Simon
resigned from Labor, leaving the party with 12 seats. And suddenly
Barak has his magical third and can constitutionally break out of
Labor with his 4 Knesset buddies. Leaving the rest of Labor to mop up
the mess in the lavatory!
Hell, I am willing to share my Cola with Ben-Simon after that!
Now, if the anti-democratic leftist Ben Gurion University David
Newman is soiling himself in anguish over the collapse of Labor
something really glorious must have happened!
And if fruitcake Avrum Burg is sobbing,
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4015139,00.html , it must be
one of the happiest days in Jewish history.
Where's my Diet Cola!