Skip to comments.Feds eye anti-Semitism claims at Calif university
Posted on 03/16/2011 4:45:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Education is investigating a faculty member's complaint that a series of pro-Palestinian events at a California university crossed the line into anti-Semitism and created a hostile environment for Jewish students.
The department's Office for Civil Rights notified the University of California, Santa Cruz last week that it planned to look into allegations made by Hebrew lecturer Tammi Rossman-Benjamin dating back to 2001.
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UC-Irvine should be next.
Holder will do nothing
Yes, that is what usually happens. Pro-Palestinian is almost always a code phrase for anti-Semitic.
I was just going to write that. Anti-Israel Pali hotbed.
Read David Horowitz from several months ago. Sickening.
Free speech is free speech particularly on a college campus.
Except for cases where violence was committed (one allegation about a shopping cart) or violence incited by the speech, pro-Palestinian students can say what they want about Zionism, Israel, U.S. policy and so forth. The Zionist Organization of America can do the same.
I'm not impressed with claims of "anti-Semitism" used to squelch free speech by force or threat of government action. I've had enough of that charge misused and abused to dismiss policy critics and diluting the meaning of the term.
The kind of fascist thinking that lead to this investigation gives rise to "hate speech" statutes some worry will prevent expression of religious views on homosexuality and other moral concerns.
Don’t expect anything positive to come out of this complaint in so far as the Jewish students and faculty on this campus are concerned. It’s the Obama administration that’s handling it, after all. And apparently they’ve been sitting on it for over a year.
Pro-Palestinian is almost always a code phrase for anti-Semitic.Right from the start. The "Palestinian people" is a made-up group.
“crossed the line into anti-Semitism”
There’s a line? Really?
“Holder will do nothing”
Jewish people are not “his people” and thus not worthy of protection, just like other whites.
Eric Hoffer says that if you want to hate someone, commit an injustice against them. If you still don’t hate them, commit a second. After three or more injustices, you will hate them.
The flip side is true, too. If you want to be hated, allow injustices to be committed against you with impunity. If you want at least respect, don’t call on others to right those injustices, and then wait patiently while they take their sweet time. At some point, you have to do things on your own, even if that involves fighting and losing, so long as the other side knows they’ve been in a fight.