Skip to comments.5,000 US Profs Endorse 'Ethical' Boycott of Israeli Colleges
Posted on 12/16/2013 10:03:59 PM PST by Nachum
A group representing 5,000 U.S. professors has endorsed an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities.
The American Studies Association says it voted for the boycott "as an ethical stance."
"It represents a principle of solidarity with scholars and students deprived of their academic freedom and an aspiration to enlarge that freedom for all, including Palestinians," a Dec. 4 statement said.
According to The New York Times, which reported the boycott Monday, the action the first time the group has called for an academic boycott of any nation's universities makes the group the largest of its kind to back a movement aiming to isolate Israel because of its treatment of Palestinians.
The academic group said the boycott doesn't apply to "individual Israeli scholars engaged in ordinary forms of academic exchange," including conferences, lectures, and research.
It justified the boycott, saying it was "warranted given U.S. military and other support for Israel; Israel's violation of international law and U.N. resolutions; the documented impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian scholars and students"; and "the extent to which Israeli institutions of higher education are a party to state policies that violate human rights."
"There was an incredible swell of applause and enthusiasm for the speakers who supported the boycott," University of California-Riverside professor David Lloyd told Al Jazeera.
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So I woulod like to boycott all members of the American Studies Association. If I could only know who they are. Perhaps we could get them to identify themselves....they could wear something...a red arm band perhaps....with some sort of symbol on it....
Here’s a statement on the ASA website from a self-hating Jew:
Eric Cheyfitz, Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters, Cornell University
I am a Jew with a daughter and three grandchildren who are citizens of Israel. I am a scholar of American Indian and Indigenous studies, who has in published word and action opposed settler colonialism wherever it exists, including of course the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. It is worth noting in this respect that just as the myth of American exceptionalism seeks to erase the genocide and ongoing settler colonialism of Indigenous peoples here in the United States so the myth of Israeli exceptionalism seeks to erase Israeli colonialism in Palestine and claim original rights to Palestinian lands. It is from these personal and professional positions that I applaud the decision of the NC to support the Academic boycott of Israel, which I support, and urge ASA members to affirm that support with their votes.
A Jew with a daughter and three grandchildren in Israel, who enable the murders of his own family.
Looking at a number of the statements from ASA members, many of them mention “anti-colonialism.” You can see how Obama’s anti-colonialist beliefs play into his hatred of Israel.
Let him get what he wants... good and hard.
Then both problems will be solved: idiotic, left-wing Jews in American academia will quit running their mouths, and the middle east will have the “peace” that American leftists so much desire.
I know 5000 profs who should get their severance package by end of business Friday.
Only five thousand?
I am not a Jew but I F##King HATE Jew haters!
I aligned more with the people of Israel than I do of the USA when I went there.
I love Americans, REAL Americans that want to be able to do what they want. I find that the people in America that don’t want us to do what we want are the same people that Hate Jews.
Just another nail in America’s coffin.
In an earlier day, Cheyfitz would have turned in his family to the NAZIs and called it a peace overture to Herr Hitler.
I am certain Cheyfitz would cheerfully volunteer to scrape out the ovens at the turn of every work shift......for free.
Here’s what Angela Davis (yes, that Angela Davis), has to to say:
The similarities between historical Jim Crow practices and contemporary regimes of segregation in Occupied Palestine make this resolution an ethical imperative for the ASA. If we have learned the most important lesson promulgated by Dr. Martin Luther Kingthat justice is always indivisibleit should be clear that a mass movement in solidarity with Palestinian freedom is long overdue.
“A Jew with a daughter and three grandchildren in Israel, who enable the murders of his own family. A fool.”
An appeaser throwing his family to the crocodiles hoping to be eaten last.
He is worse than a fool.
Can we get a list now we know we have 5000 unethical professors in the U.S. That need to find jobs at McDonalds or Burger King !
Not very surprising. If I have to guess, they are probably the kind that is not producing anything except hate and discord. If they aren’t, well, maybe I could care a little.
Hmmmm ... hood'a thunk it ... educators have a representative government
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