Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Just in Time for Israel Independence Day, Tenured Leftists Cheer Terrorist "Hunger STriker"
Anti-Israel Petitions Signed by Israeli Academics
Leftist Radicals Rally to Endorse the Hunger-Striking Terrorist Samer Al-Issawi
It seems there are some Israeli leftist academics who have never met a hunger-striking Palestinian terrorist they do not like.
Some anti-Israel radical leftists, notably Noam Hofstatter (Ben Gurion University, Dept of Political Science), have been circulating a petition to endorse the "statement" by the "hunger-striking" Palestinian terrorist Samer Al-Issawi proclaiming his innocence and victimhood.
You can see his "statement" here:
Now a group of radical leftists, including quite a few tenured anti-Israel radicals, have published a petition cheering on the "hunger striking" terrorist and demanding that he be released. They insist he is innocent. Their proof? He says he is. So do his parents.
Al-Issawi was actually convicted of terrorist acts in 2002 and sentenced to 26 years in prison. He was released in the massive "exchange" that allowed kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit to be released. Later Al-Issawi resumed his terrorist activities and was arrested again. Since Israel in the past agreed to release some terrorists who engaged in hunger strikes, Al-Issawi decided to jump on that bandwagon.
Israeli intelligence agencies insist he resumed his terrorist activities and was arrested for this. The tenured anti-Israel leftists say they believe the terrorist and not the security forces. Some of those extremists proclaiming their adoring faith in the claims of the terrorist have track records in calling for world boycotts against Israel or in denouncing Israel as a fascist apartheid regime.
Among the tenured Leftists proclaiming their support for Al-Issawi in the petition that appeared in Haaretz on April 14, 2013:
Amiram Goldblum, Hebrew University - Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Alon Liel, Tel Aviv University - Dept of Political Science
Yehuda Bauer, Hebrew University - Dept of Contemporary Jewry
Haim Ben-Shachar, Tel Aviv University - Dept of Economics
Menachem Yaari, Hebrew University - Dept of Economics
Gabi Salomon, University of Haifa - Dept of Education
Danny Filc, Ben Gurion University - Dept of Politics and Government
Motty Perry, Hebrew University - Dept of Economics
Menachem Klein, Bar Ilan University - Dept of Political Science
Zeev Sternhall, Hebrew University - Dept of Political Science
Arie Arnon, Ben Gurion University - Dept of Economics
Joseph Agassi, Tel Aviv University - Dept of Philosophy
and Shimon Shamir, Tel Aviv University - Dept of History