The Academic War on Israel

Pro-Palestinian supporters lay on the steps of Parliament in Ottawa to commemorate those who have died in Gaza, and denounce Israel’s military action. July, 2014

America’s President Barack Obama has declared war on Israel. The animosity between Obama and his administration toward Israel and its newly re-elected leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been growing for years; it reached crisis point after Netanyahu’s address to the U.S. Congress and news of his resounding victory in the March elections.

This does not mean that the United States, as a whole, shares this animosity or is bent on abandoning a vulnerable and beleaguered democracy to its host of violent and uncompromising predators. Polls show it does not…

…Followers of Campus Watch or International Academic Friends of Israel, and readers of the essays in The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel (Wayne University Press, 2015) will be only too painfully aware of the decidedly unacademic raw Jew-hatred, posing as anti-Zionism, that has spread across university campuses throughout the United States, Europe and the West, particularly in the UK, Australia, Canada and elsewhere. Hate speech, disruption of lectures, demonstrations, expulsions and grotesquely one-sided lectures, papers and books have replaced the free speech, open debate, and academic neutrality that once characterized all universities within the Western tradition.

A generation of students is growing up learning to tolerate – and consider normal — bias, falsehood and the runaway politicization of teachers and student thugs permitting only one-sided arguments. Many members of the faculty, radical Muslim teachers, and student thugs permit only one-sided arguments. It has become unpleasant, even a risk, for pro-Israel and Jewish students, such as Daniel Mael at Brandeis University, to lift their heads above the parapet…

  • Shebel

    The guy playing dead in the front looks like he is positioning himself for some anal sex.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Is that the preferred position for male-on-male sodomy? I didn’t know that. I’ve not looked at straight porn in over 30 years, so I sure don’t look at the gay stuff.

      • Shebel

        I think that Muslims pretty much have defined the appropriate position—5x a day.
        Sorta makes you wonder about them.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Shebel, thanks for “correcting” your response. Unfortunately, your uncorrected response was delivered to my email. We’ll pretend I never read it…

  • Norman_In_New_York

    20 of the last 26 BDS offensives pushed on student organizations went down to defeat. The very excesses of these terrorists-in-training is a turnoff to most of the campus population as well as the public at large.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I wish there was research data showing that. It would encourage a lot of depressed adults. 😉

  • mobuyus

    Oh if only they were really dead.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Now THAT is genuine black humour! LMAO

  • just a thought

    I think you have the perfect definition of what the Left means by “tolerance.” (slightly modified your wording)

    “…to tolerate: [to] consider normal : bias, falsehood and the runaway politicization of
    teachers and student thugs permitting only one-sided arguments.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    Rocket attacks on the University. Rockets of peace.