Skip to comments.(Columbia Professor) Massad's Theory: The Zionists Are The Anti-Semites
Posted on 02/22/2005 5:20:56 PM PST by wagglebee
The Palestinian intifada against Israel may have been a blessing in disguise for Jews, according to a Columbia University assistant professor, Joseph Massad.
Mr. Massad, who teaches in the university's Middle East studies department, argues in a recently published essay that Palestinian Arab "resistance" against Israelis is not anti-Semitic but an expression of goodwill toward Jews living in the Jewish state.
Mr. Massad in his writings and teaching has articulated the view that Zionists have adopted the identity of the anti-Semite and Palestinians have taken on a Jewish identity. In one of his latest essays, in the Winter 2005 issue of the scholarly journal Cultural Critique, Mr. Massad argues that Palestinian resistance is a struggle against anti-Semitism and that Israel as a Jewish state represents the most vicious form of anti-Semitism.
"The irony of an anti-Semitic Zionism depicting the Palestinians as the real anti-Semites is not a simply rhetorical move, but instead is crucial to Zionism's fashioning of Jewish public opinion, both in Israel and on a global scale," Mr. Massad writes in the essay, "The Persistence of the Palestinian Question."
Palestinian terrorists have killed more than 700 Israeli civilians since the outbreak of the second Palestinian intifada in the fall of 2000, according to the Web site of the Israel Defense Force.
(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...
Words fail me at this lunacy. I wish words would have failed this dope..
Mr. Massad, "researching" his latest thesis:
Mr. Kramer, who is also a research associate at the Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University, continued: "In Ramallah, Massad might pass for a great expert on Jewish history. That Columbia University allows him to pose as such in New York City is a travesty."
Mr. Massad, who is undergoing a fifth-year departmental review and is teaching two courses this spring semester, is among at least five Columbia professors in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures who have been accused of mistreating students in the classroom.
A special faculty committee appointed by Columbia's president, Lee Bollinger, is investigating at least two incidents involving Mr. Massad. Students said Mr. Massad threatened to expel a Jewish student from his classroom after she defended Israel's military action in the West Bank. They also said Mr. Massad refused to answer a question posed by an Israeli until the student divulged how many Palestinians he killed while serving in the Israel Defense Force.
A professor in Columbia's anthropology department, Mahmood Mamdani, who participated last night in a panel discussion about academic freedom at Columbia, told the audience at the university's law school: "You don't register for Joseph Massad's course to get a Zionist view of the Middle East. Anyone who does needs to get their head examined."
My best understanding of his reasoning:
Israel is constantly in a state of war.
That state of war helps place undue burdens on Jews living in Israel.
Hitler put undue burdens on Jews.
Hence, the state of Israel is like Nazi Germany in its effects on Jews.
Palestinians want to destory the Jewish state.
Hence, Palestinians want to liberate Jews from the fascists they are living under.
Hence, Palestinians must love Jews.
If I were in his class, I don't think I would be able to control my laughter. What will he say next? That the Nazi's were the real Jews and the six million were the Anti-Semites? If this moron is typical of what Columbia has to offer these days, it's time to consider home schooling.
You have to wonder what kind of nitwitted journal would publish something like this.
Cultural Critique, according to a web search, has recently moved homes from Oxford to the University of Minnesota Press. Their website is here:
From their mission statement: "Cultural Critique provides a forum for international and interdisciplinary explorations of intellectual controversies, trends, and issues in culture, theory, and politics. Emphasizing critique rather than criticism, the journal draws on the diverse and conflictual approaches of Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, political economy, and hermeneutics to offer readings in society and its tranformation."
In other words they do trendy Marxist-feminist deconstruction. Or in simpler terms, trash.
Check out the posts here:
What a leap in logic! How perfectly brilliant of this Mohammedan professor at Columbia University to turn tables on the Jews of Israel. I'll bet he's the toast of Manhattan cocktail parties. (/sarcasm)
What sarcasm? I bet the Manhatten elite socialists really do love him. Perhaps this moron will somehow find himself lost in the Hasidic section of Brooklyn.
Think of the poor sch--cks who spend $20thousand per year to send their kids to this den of lower learning.
Neo Marxists like Ward Churchill and Joe Massoud know how to turn their trash to cash. Same for the gender studies and ethnic studies professors that plague most American universities
Where did you get thet $20K /year? It costs over $40K/year to study there.
Did you expect something different from the religion that worships Satan?
That is perfect! Thanks.
I stand corrected. I am not going to send my son there.
If my head aches after reading that anti-syllogism, I can only imagine what yours must feel like. Thanks for taking one for the team.
....Mr. Massad refused to answer a question posed by an Israeli until the student divulged how many Palestinians he killed while serving in the Israel Defense Force.
Something bothers me about this "Turnspeak" article and analysis. It smacks of some new-age rationale and reasoning which completely obscures what the Arabs and their media allies are doing: LYING ABOUT EVERYTHING.
It almost seems as if the article is saying that "Turnspeak" is part of Arab Culture, so we must accept it.
Among these people, you can't find the truth with a magnifying glass. Everything they say is manufactured out of thin air (luft). The real tragedy is the media buys so much of this garbage.
Their main objective of course is to get rid of Israel and the Jews any way they can, whatever it takes, with a little help from CNN.
I think you are right. That good turnspeak arguments are considered clever with the Arabs.
"All war is deceit" - Muhammad
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We need to scrap the whole system of higher learning and start over again with the one room cabin and a chalk board and see if we can get it right.
We couldn't be much worse off.
I guess Israel is showing it's affection in return. And here I been worried all this time about war, and they are really having a big love-in over there.
Its called...being a sociopath
I kinda thought that he is the anti-semit!
But now I see that I am the anti-semit! Wow those are astonishing news for me, I didn't know that I hate Jews, considering the fact that I am a Jewish Zionist myself...
Massad, I hope the Mossad is after you.
I f*rt on his beard..
Now that could get a bit messy! LOL!