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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
Then we could find out where they "teach" and run our own academic boycott of their colleges.
I'd love to see a list showing each college and the percentage of the faculty that are these people. I kinda can guess what some of them might be.
“....as an ethical stance.”
What a joke coming from those who espouse the resurgence of World Marxism - and here in the United States, to boot!
I think many other schools had lots of Jewish Professors.
Is this NOT the case today?
American universities are on welfare. It’s time for academic welfare reform.
That would be the pre-schools that teach their students how to put on suicide vests.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Publish that list. I want to hand it to my daughter and son, both of whom are in college.
Forewarned is forearmed.
This shows the quality of American Professors.
Is it any wonder our country is in trouble with these a-wipes doing the teaching?
Our colleges have become brainwashing institutes.
We send them out youth and they corrupt them with liberalism.
Notice that the vote was also held on a Saturday (Jews cant vote on a Sabbath) and probably was a special snap vote - timed for control of the outcome.
Exact the same tactics were used by the Ontario Federation of Labour in Canada, a few ago, to pass their version.
Less than 50% of the membership were aware of the proposition before the vote.
Does this extend to a boycott/divestment of Saudi institutions since they prohibit any non-Islamic theological studies and will seize/destroy privately owned texts?
more on this tenured useless eater...English prof by the way
Eric Cheyfitz is the Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters at Cornell University, where he teaches American literatures, American Indian literatures, and federal Indian law. He is the author of three books: The Transparent: Sexual Politics in the Language of Emerson (1981); The Poetics of Imperialism: Translation and Colonization from The Tempest to Tarzan (1991, 1997); and The (Post)Colonial Construction of Indian Country: U.S. American Indian Literatures and Federal Indian Law, which appears as Part I of his edited volume, The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States since 1945 (2006). In addition to these books he has published numerous essays in the fields of law, literature, cultural and postcolonial studies. His most recent publication is an essay, What Is A Just Society? Native American Philosophies and the Limits of Capitalisms Imagination, which appeared in Sovereignty, Indigeneity, and the Law, a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (110:2, Spring 2011), which he also co-edited.
In addition to his scholarly publications, Cheyfitz has been the director of Cornells American Indian Program and the faculty coordinator for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at Cornell. He has been an op-ed columnist for the newspaper, Indian Country Today, has appeared in the award-winning documentary film on Western Shoshone land rights, Our Land, Our Life (2007), as well as on public radio, where he has discussed issues of academic freedom, federal Indian law, and Native American literatures. He has served as an expert witness in the academic freedom case of Ward Churchill, and in cases involving Indian rights. Throughout his career, his focus has been to connect his scholarship and teaching to progressive social action.
Shut up and go away. You are bothering the adults.....
"My hope would be that responsible university leaders will become very reluctant to see their university's funds used to finance faculty membership and faculty travel to an association that is showing itself not to be a scholarly association but really more of a political tool," Summers said on the Dec. 10 program.
Well said by Larry Summers. Democrats with sanity might be an endangered species, but this shows they aren't quite extinct yet. But note that Summers is out of government now.
That’s 5,000 knuckleheads that the Israelis will not have to put up with.
Educators in this country are leftist idiots...for the most part. The others are silenced.
That’s where academic leadership has gone along with business and political leadership.
They feel really good about themselves for doing this. Therefore, it’s the right thing to do./sarc
I say we boycott their colleges and universities. Where’s the list?
Making a list, checking it twice ....
Now we know who the enemies of Israel are in academia. Need to get the complete list and send it around.
I will, to my synagogue and people I know in other Jewish organizations.
Would be nice to cut into alumni donations to these academic cesspools of antisemitism.
You’re right - sane democrats are an endangered species.... Thanks for the ping.
You’re right - sane democrats are an endangered species.... Thanks for the ping.
I am not impressed....there are 1.5 million faculty in the US, subtract 5 thousand nutcases from planet Uranus and you still have 1,455,000 that told the boycott to shove it. What a joke...
Perhaps it would be easier on the good folks at the ASA if we made those Israeli academics wear armbands with a Star of David on them.
Perhaps they could sew it on their coats, so that we’d know who to boycott.
Sick, freakin’ people.
I know EXACTLY how the holocaust happened.
You know, in the 1930’s, Germany was the most educated country on the planet?
This is the country that tried to exterminate a race.
Margaret Sanger, a German, described blacks and jews as weeds of the human race.
Professor Chafitz would have had the best bunk in the concentration camp, with real food and heat.
All those dead Jews and he learned NOTHING.
It could be said that Summers is sane, but it could also be said that he is inconsistent. Did he really expect the Left to boycott all those other countries targeted by the Communists but leave Israel alone?
Actually, Margaret Sanger was an American.
Racist Eugenics was favored by the American elites at that time. Hitler imported this idea from the U.S., along with Bernay's propaganda technique, GM and Colt weapons, and IBM machines to count the result.
After WWII, some 10,000 German Nazi war criminals settled in the U.S. establishing NSA, staffing NASA, and other agencies.
Massive data gathering on the entire population was attempted by NSDAP and perfected by NSA.
Hitler's Germany was defeated, not the Nazism.That's why this ASA initiative is dangerous.
We are living in a time when lies have pushed out facts in the halls of “higher” education. Tragic. Israel is the most humane society one can find on the fact of the globe. It’s military go to greater lengths than any on the globe to avoid civilian harm. And the jealous onlookers can’t stand their success in the areas of technology, arts, medicine, agriculture, literature, the arts. The green with jealously Left make themselves feel better by making up stories from whole cloth and putting up absurd votes in academic organizations. Stupid is as stupid does and these academics are narrower in mind and less interested in facts than any other group around. The man on the street has more common sense than “march in lock step” academics today. If Islam gets its way, the Leftist academics will find themselves in dire situations, wondering what happened. Their being useful idiots won’t help them a bit.