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Are Colleges Finally Getting Tired of Anti-Israel Campus Antics?
FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 03/18/2014 7:19:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Between the UC Irvine 11 and now the suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine at Northeastern University in Boston, colleges may finally be getting sick and tired of anti-Israel campaigns that have gone on for decades resulting in physical assaults, arson, vandalism and countless lawsuits.

The American campus has become more ‘sensitive’ than ever with bans on offensive costumes and trigger warnings everywhere. Left-wing activism has traditionally gotten a pass, but even so a message is being sent to tone it down.

In a series of three videos, the APT documented its investigation into Islamic extremism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Zionism at Northeastern University. Professors and members of the Spiritual Life Office are shown abusing their classes and Northeastern Holocaust Remembrance Week to promote an anti-Israel and, at times, anti-Semitic agenda. Students for Justice in Palestine leaders are seen vandalizing the campus with anti-Semitic messages, glorifying terrorist groups, and chanting for the destruction of Israel. All videos can be seen at shameonneu.com.

For the first time since these videos were released, NEU has taken some serious steps to deal with this insidious behavior. On March 7, 2014 members of Northeastern University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) were informed by the school’s Center for Student Involvement that their chapter had been suspended for at least a year.

NEU’s Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Jason Campbell-Foster, offered a litany of charges against SJP, including their distribution of fake eviction notices across Northeastern campuses

The fake eviction notices violated one general rule and any number of specific rules about harassment. Unfortunately if history is any guide, even this slap on the wrist will be ameliorated and the disciplinary action against SJP conceals deeper problems at Northeastern.

Northeastern’s Economics Professor and Pakistani citizen M. Shahid Alam, was caught on video telling students that anti-Semitism is something that one should be proud of.

A Jewish student wrote a paper taking the position that Hamas, with its genocidal goals, cannot be given legitimacy. “Professor Sullivan rejected the student’s paper and threatened her with a poor grade unless she rewrote it … The Jewish student felt that she had no choice but to rewrite her paper.”

SPME’s site on Northeastern makes it clear that there is a deeper problem here at the faculty level.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiisrael; campus; college; university

1 posted on 03/18/2014 7:19:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 7:24:53 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Looking up stories about this Northeastern U. its got a long history of being anti Israel and anti Semitic.

I don’t know if they get public funding but if they do it should be cut off. Also, it should have its accreditation reviewed. I am sure its a BDS participant. It seems our colleges are not only been taken over completely by the left but by muslim radicals and anti Israeli rabble.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 7:43:17 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Zenjitsuman

Saudi money bought a lot of souls.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 7:54:59 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: SeekAndFind
A Jewish student wrote a paper taking the position that Hamas, with its genocidal goals, cannot be given legitimacy. “Professor Sullivan rejected the student’s paper and threatened her with a poor grade unless she rewrote it … The Jewish student felt that she had no choice but to rewrite her paper.”

I would have told him to go f#ck himself.
5 posted on 03/18/2014 8:09:48 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: SeekAndFind

I am willing to bet dollars to donuts 99.99% of these anti Israel idiots can’t find Israel on a map.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 11:05:29 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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7 posted on 03/18/2014 4:10:27 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SeekAndFind

“A Jewish student wrote a paper taking the position that Hamas, with its genocidal goals, cannot be given legitimacy. “Professor Sullivan rejected the student’s paper and threatened her with a poor grade unless she rewrote it … The Jewish student felt that she had no choice but to rewrite her paper.””

Now just a cotton pickin’ minit here. Let’s be fair. Academic free dumb is essential to an institute for higher learning. Every tenured professor has the right to intimidate and indoctrinate his students as he sees fit. Why , without this academic free dumb, what would these extinguished men and women of learning do for a job? As for the students, learning to shut their mouths, sit on their principles and go along to get along is perfect training for the real world, especially if they are right-wing extremists like that Jooo! student, who should have known better than to write his uppity paper denigrating the brave free dumb fighters of Hamas, just because they want to commit genocide. What’s wrong with genocide, anyway? A little fun-lovin’ genocide never hurt anyone that matters.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 4:52:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Conservatives should stop donating to colleges (other than paying tuition). They will miss our wallets more than anything else.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 5:55:38 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s time for the people who are schooled in logic and value logic and facts over nonsensical empty-headed mantras to take back their professional organizations and our campuses and the halls of government. it can be done.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 11:44:10 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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