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For first time, U.S. professors call for academic and cultural boycott of Israel
Arutz 7 ^ | 1-29-09 | Raphael Ahren

Posted on 01/29/2009 1:55:54 PM PST by Nachum

In the wake of Operation Cast Lead, a group of American university professors has for the first time launched a national campaign calling for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

While Israeli academics have grown used to such news from Great Britain, where anti-Israel groups several times attempted to establish academic boycotts, the formation of the United States movement marks the first time that a national academic boycott movement has come out of America. Israeli professors are not sure yet how big of an impact the one-week-old movement will have, but started discussing the significance of and possible counteractions against the campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; academic; boycott; israel; leftismoncampus; professors

1 posted on 01/29/2009 1:55:54 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
The campaign was founded by a group of 15 academics, mostly from California, but is, "currently expanding to create a network that embraces the United States as a whole," according to David Lloyd, a professor of English at the University of Southern California who responded on behalf of the group to a Haaretz query. "The initiative was in the first place impelled by Israel's latest brutal assault on Gaza and by our determination to say enough is enough."
2 posted on 01/29/2009 1:56:56 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The campaign was founded by a group of 15 academics, mostly from California, but is, “currently expanding to create a network that embraces the United States as a whole.
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Kalifornia. Naturally.


3 posted on 01/29/2009 1:58:22 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Uuuuuuuum, uh, uh...............aaannnnnnd....................................................um.)
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To: Nachum

Now, if they’d only do the same for us.


4 posted on 01/29/2009 1:58:24 PM PST by GingisK
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To: Nachum

So 15 “intellectual” idiots start whining about Israel? Get in line.


5 posted on 01/29/2009 1:58:28 PM PST by max americana
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To: Nachum

Lol! Something I’m not going to worry about...College professors.


6 posted on 01/29/2009 1:59:24 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Nachum

Wonder if Bill Ayers signed it?


7 posted on 01/29/2009 2:02:20 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Nachum
Surprised? That far leftist Jew haters are emboldened these days?

Our president's name is hussein

8 posted on 01/29/2009 2:02:45 PM PST by bill1952 (McCain and the GOP were worthless)
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To: Nachum

I have a feeling most of those professors teach English, Spanish, history, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, women studies, African studies, gender studies, or education.

Only here and there you’ll see engineering, business or economics professors.


9 posted on 01/29/2009 2:03:48 PM PST by paudio (Conservatism is a word with various meanings. To win, we need unified issue and message.)
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To: Nachum
The campaign was founded by a group of 15 academics, mostly from California. .... "Within a short weekend since the posting of the press release, more than 80 academics from all over the country have endorsed the action and the numbers continue to grow."

I'd like to see some names.

10 posted on 01/29/2009 2:05:11 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum

Liberal Anti-Semitism continues to grow

Its funny how we now have David Duke Democrats popping up everywhere


11 posted on 01/29/2009 2:06:53 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Open Borders should be only for bookstores, not the third world hellhole known as Mexico)
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To: Nachum

OK, S**theads.

Hand in your cel phones.
Stop using windows-based PCs.
Any of your kids got polio? Didn’t think so.

Carry on.


12 posted on 01/29/2009 2:07:13 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
David Duke Democrats

That name should catch on. Thanks.

13 posted on 01/29/2009 2:10:28 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Nachum

Can we boycott anti-Semite professors somehow?


14 posted on 01/29/2009 2:11:06 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: All

I feel no sympathy for Jewish people in this country as the are 75/25 liberal Dems.

But I feel deep sorrow for the Jews of Israel. World opinion coerces them to not defend themselves.


15 posted on 01/29/2009 2:11:15 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Colin Powell types begged for McCain moderates and then voted Democrat.)
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To: rbmillerjr
"I feel no sympathy for Jewish people in this country as the are 75/25 liberal Dems."

How about for the 25% who consistently buck the lib majority? They deserve much respect, as do the 5%-10% of blacks who refuse to reside on the lib-Dem reservation.

16 posted on 01/29/2009 2:18:36 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I was of the opinion that a sizable number of US professors and academics had already been informally boycotting Israel at every opportunity, putting that nation in the same box they had placed South Africa in the days of apartheid. South Africa staved off the boycott for some number of years, because they had a relatively well-developed industrial base and were economically sound due to their production of both gold and diamonds. That country could make enough off the sale of both those commodities to keep going for some time, in spite of the poor press they were getting.

Israel is in a similar position today, in that they have to be almost completely self-sufficient, feeding themselves and making efficient and frugal use of the other resources they have available. Up to now, the US has been considered the backstop for the Israelis. That seems about to be be ended.


17 posted on 01/29/2009 2:18:37 PM PST by alloysteel (The nascent obama regime - the dawn of a new error, compounding all the previous ones.)
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To: Dallas59

> Lol! Something I’m not going to worry about...College professors.

Pointy-headed intellectuals. If you’re not careful they’ll pack up their slide-rules and microscopes and... and... GO HOME! Yeah, that’s the ticket! No more dissertations and thesises for you!


18 posted on 01/29/2009 2:18:50 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Nachum

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now, and I’ll say it in the future.

Neocons!!! Return to school...get your advanced degrees and become teachers. It’s the only way to turn the tide against socialism in places of “higher” learning in the US.


19 posted on 01/29/2009 2:21:37 PM PST by NeoConfederate
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To: Nachum

English profesor: figures. I’ll bet he’s a citizen of the world, but with his nose in the bankrupt trough of the state of California.


20 posted on 01/29/2009 2:23:03 PM PST by DOGEY
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To: Mr. Mojo

Well, fortunately for American Jews, they aren’t surrounded by mulitiple countries of radicalized muslims and nation-states controlled by the same.


21 posted on 01/29/2009 2:23:57 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Colin Powell types begged for McCain moderates and then voted Democrat.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
The campaign was founded by a group of 15 academics, mostly from California. .... "Within a short weekend since the posting of the press release, more than 80 academics from all over the country have endorsed the action

It's time for the sleeping giant (that's us) to break out the writing pad and pen, and start flooding university management, and their donors, with short and sweet to-the-point letters and faxes concerning the behavior of their employees. We have looked the other way for too long. The time for silence is over. Way over. imo.

22 posted on 01/29/2009 2:35:00 PM PST by blueplum
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

I want to see the names.


23 posted on 01/29/2009 2:39:24 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Nachum

Obama


24 posted on 01/29/2009 2:42:56 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Nachum
There are less than 13 million Jews and Israelis left in the world and billions and billions of people all around the world are still PO’d about them and want them all dead.

Such a brave, brave world. A world full of cowardly anti-Semites.

I once joked that if all the Jews in the world got together, bought an Island like Tasmania, far, far away from the rest of the world and all moved there, the Arabs, Muslims and all the other anti-Semites would start building boats and ships to go after them, try to take their island away from them and kill them all.

All the leftists and Islamofascists would still be PO’d at the poor Jews.

As a percentage of the world population, those who happen to be Jewish have contributed a disproportionate amount of creativity to all of the arts, science, medicine, economics and so many other fields. The rest of the world must be so jealous or envious that they have to hate the Jews.

25 posted on 01/29/2009 2:51:38 PM PST by garyhope (Barack Hussein Obambi, Marxist traitor and the end of America and Western civilization)
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To: Nachum

And I’m calling for a boycott of US professors.

These are the people who are educating your kids. And you pay for it.

When the more time you spend under their tutelage, the more likely you are to be screwed up, its time to find alternatives.


26 posted on 01/29/2009 2:53:44 PM PST by marron
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To: Dallas59

Well, liberal (and Israel hating) college professors have an effect on our young people and those young people are soaking it up. We should be concerned.


27 posted on 01/29/2009 2:55:14 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: garyhope

They should do it. They’d have 4 times the territory they do now.

Israel is almost exactly the size of the county I live in.


28 posted on 01/29/2009 2:55:41 PM PST by marron
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To: Nachum

Anti-Semitism never really passed out of fashion; for a while, after the Nazi excesses of World War II, it was simply whispered. Now, with the horrors of the Holocaust fading from memory, once again it’s okay to be openly anti-Semitic, and those who were once so on the QT are now becoming increasingly brazen about it.


29 posted on 01/29/2009 2:56:43 PM PST by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Hildy
U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Contacts:

Sherna Berger Gluck, shernagluck [at] gmail.com
Jess Ghannam, jess.ghannam [at] gmail.com
David Lloyd, davidcll [at] usc.edu
and Sunaina Maira, smaira [at] ucdavis.edu
These were published on the site.

I'd like to find a way to get these people fired.

30 posted on 01/29/2009 2:58:09 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Oh, this is significant. An single English professor and 14 professors of Women's Studies and Afro-Cultural studies, no doubt (that's why they don't mention the departments of the others).

So many egghead leftist academics, so little hemlock...

31 posted on 01/29/2009 3:01:08 PM PST by Starfleet Command
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To: garyhope
I was at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem about a month ago. In all of recorded history, the Museum could find 20,000 people who actually defended Jews from attack.

The world has always been a dangerous place for Jews. -And the world hates it when Jews fight back.

32 posted on 01/29/2009 3:03:42 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Starfleet Command

Oh I am sure that there are much more. They just don’t feel brave enough to attack- ...yet.


33 posted on 01/29/2009 3:05:06 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I’m going to send Sherna Gluck Melanie Morgan’s brilliant article about self-hating Jews.


34 posted on 01/29/2009 3:09:00 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Nachum

Are they going to stop reading articles and consuming technology produced on Weizmann and Technion? Just wondering.


35 posted on 01/29/2009 3:09:51 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: rbmillerjr

Considering you make no reference to any other ethnic or racial group that votes overwhelming Democrat (blacks and Catholics are okay voting Democrat, but Jews...)

I can only assume that you have got a ‘problem’ with ‘da Jooooos’.


36 posted on 01/29/2009 4:24:00 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: garyhope

It does not come as a suprise that those professors hate Israel, they also hate the United States.
And you are right on target that the Jews have contributed so much, to be so few.
One of my all time favorite books is titled:
“What the Church Owes the Jew.” Written by Dr. Leslie B. Flynn, a former 40 year pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Nanuet, New York.

P.S. I’m not a Baptist, nor a Jew, and I have never meet Dr. Flynn. nor been to the Church; but I highly applaud the message in this book.


37 posted on 01/29/2009 5:05:34 PM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: gogogodzilla

LOL. Now, that is some serious reasoning ability you have there. Did you do it all on your own?

Oh, wait, this is a thread on Israel, I didn’t realize there were a lot of Blacks and Catholics in Israel.


38 posted on 01/29/2009 5:48:06 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Colin Powell types begged for McCain moderates and then voted Democrat.)
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To: rbmillerjr

Pretty glaring dodge, there.

Do you blame all the blacks... and all the catholics for their tendency to vote Democrat, the same as you do the Jews?

Having dodged that question makes idle minds wonder.


39 posted on 01/30/2009 4:35:30 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla

Well, I’d give you the truth as to my opinion, which you would find very favorable.

But since you put the innuendo in there that if I didn’t defend myself...I would be a Jew Hater, I’ll just have to let your silly imagination run.


40 posted on 01/30/2009 5:15:27 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Colin Powell types begged for McCain moderates and then voted Democrat.)
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To: rbmillerjr

Alright. I thought you’d want to clear it up with all the rest of the readers of the thread...

... but hey, you can avoid the question as much as you’d like.

:-)


41 posted on 01/31/2009 1:45:13 AM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla

Absolutely, I feel so defensive about it I really feel the need to prove my innocence. LMAO


42 posted on 01/31/2009 5:27:28 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Colin Powell types begged for McCain moderates and then voted Democrat.)
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To: Nachum

As of this morning, I call for a boycott of academic pacifists who are enemies of our republic.


43 posted on 01/31/2009 5:37:28 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The original point of America was not to be Europe)
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To: gogogodzilla

It’s in your interest to stop now. Looking for anti-semitism under every rock doesn’t help the cause.


44 posted on 01/31/2009 5:55:52 AM PST by ladyjane
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