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Anti-Semitism In Action
Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 25, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 10/27/2014 8:54:13 AM PDT by Academiadotorg

When faced with a choice between confronting two evils, elites—particularly academic ones—usually focus on the less prevalent one. “In April, the Fifth Annual Conference on Islamophobia was held at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Law School, organized by Hatem Bazian, a Palestinian activist, co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine, and professor of a current Berkeley course called ‘De-Constructing Islamophobia and the History of Otherness,’ with part of the course requirements being that students open a Twitter account and tweet at least once a week about ‘Islamophobia,’” Richard L. Cravatts, president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East wrote in The Times of Israel.

Meanwhile, Cravatts notes, “FBI statistics indicate that acts of anti-Semitism occur with eight times the regularity of anti-Muslim incidents, and that between 2011 and 2012 alone, the number of anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses tripled.”

Tammi Benjamin of the AMCHA Intitiative did a study of Center for Near East Studies (CNES) events at UCLA from 2010-2013 and found that “Significant anti-semitic activity and anti-Israel bias were found in these events, as well as a singling out of Israel for opprobrium from among all other Middle Eastern countries.”

“A majority of the events about Israel demonized and delegitimized it, with a significant minority condoning terrorism against Israeli civilians, as well as promoting boycott and divestment efforts. A large majority of the invited speakers at the events have demonized Israel and promoted boycott and divestment. One-third have compared Jews to Nazis, and one-third have condoned terrorism.”

Scholars from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (against Israel, that is) movement took issue with Benjamin’s definition of anti-semitism, yet, Cravatts points out, she took the definition used by the State Department, never a pillar of pro-Israel information.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; US: California
KEYWORDS: academia; antisemitism
Is academia preaching tolerance while condoning anti-Semitism?
1 posted on 10/27/2014 8:54:13 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg

Islamophobia, my Obamahole.

It’s Islamorepugnance.

May the flies of a thousand camels fly up their noses...after bathing in pig sh**.


2 posted on 10/27/2014 8:58:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Academiadotorg
Is academia preaching tolerance while condoning anti-Semitism?

I assume your question is rhetorical.

3 posted on 10/27/2014 9:03:55 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Academiadotorg

Berkeley is one of several campuses where Jews and Christians are frequently denigrated, insulted, and sometimes threatened with physical harm. Other public, taxpayer- supported California campuses with similar “ “ enemy within “ infestations or discriminatory problems include Irvine , Santa Cruz, and SFSU. The responsible public officials protect this nazi- inspired , organized, and/ or funded sedition by either ignoring it or spewing “ free speech” pablum. Meanwhile, there are believing Christians and Jews who do not feel safe or comfortable at these public facilities - and are afraid or shy of even visiting or attending at these places. Nothing seems to get done to clean up these infestations, either.


4 posted on 10/27/2014 9:27:55 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..) uit)
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5 posted on 10/27/2014 11:22:33 AM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: Academiadotorg

Yes, it is.

Just remember, the anti-semitism that the nazis espoused was a product of the universities.


6 posted on 10/27/2014 1:33:04 PM PDT by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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To: Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi

now that is a story I have never seen told


7 posted on 10/28/2014 6:16:48 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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