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University of Haifa - Anti-Israel Extremist Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology) Bullying Academics from Ariel and Bar-Ilan Universities

Leshem, utilizing his departmental specialty, applies peer pressure in an attempt to get Academics from Ariel and Bar-Ilan Universities to sign anti-Israel petition.

If anyone wishes to add their signatures they should. Also, if you know any colleagues in Ariel and Bar-Ilan Universities, perchance they did not get the message – rather strange…

Micah

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Anti-Israel Extremists Micah Leshem and Avraham Oz rally to show solidarity with anti-Semite Norman Finkelstein

Prof Avraham Oz of Haifa University writes:

You may have heard that US academic Norman Finkelstein was detained a couple of days ago by the Israeli authorities at the airport upon coming to visit the occupied territories and sent back home. Now granted that Finkelstein is a controversial figure in academe: the reason for his detention and expelling from the country is based on his opinions, as expressed in his books and articles. So much for an academic establishment which made a loud worldwide noise when the University of Haifa was boycotted by a union of academic teachers: no whisper was raised by members of academia in Israel to protest the case of detaining a fellow academic for his opinions, radical as they might be.

from Micah Leshem:

The well oiled anti-academic boycott machine of the University of Haifa has swung into action to fight for the Academic Freedom of Dr. Norman Finkelstein, an American Scholar with views critical of the Israeli Establishment.

From Professor Steven Plaut

Finkelstein, described incorrectly in the news story as an "academic," something he is not and never has been, is a Neo-Nazi widely regarded as a Holocaust Denier (including by the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center), who was fired by DePaul university last summer because he has no academic credentials at all and has yet to publish an academic paper. While making a career out of mocking and denouncing Holocaust survivors as frauds, hoaxsters, and thieves, Finkelstein has spent most of his time since being fired by DePaul in promoting Hizbollah terror.

It is of course well in charatecter for the University of Haifa's own pseudo-academic anti-Zionists to rally on behalf of a Neo-Nazi and terrorist agent… These people believe that "freedom of speech" should always be defended only for those endeavoring to orchestrate a second Holocaust of Jews, but not for anyone else.

Perhaps the Israeli authorities should deny entry into Israel not only to people like Finkelstein but also to those Israeli "academics" who serve as apologists for Neo-Nazis and for Islamofascist terrorists?

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Raphael Cohen-Almagor (Dept of Information Services) Peace by Capitulation to PA demands

The Palestinians aspire to have an independent state in the 1967 borders, with Arab Jerusalem as its capital and a substantial return of refugees to Israel. The Israelis wish to retain the Jewish character of Israel, being the only Jewish state in the world. Both sides wish to enjoy life of tranquillity and in security, free of violence and terror. Both sides need to make painful concessions and reach a compromise. Both parties should explicitly accept UN Security Council Resolutions 242, 338 and 1397 and then begin their full implementation. The endgame will be based on the following parameters:

Capital Each state is free to choose its own capital; West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

Prisoners – As an act of good will, part of the trust-building process, Israel will release a number of agreed upon prisoners. With time, as trust will grow between the two sides, all security prisoners will return home.

Refugees and their right of return – This is a major concern for both Palestine and Israel. For Palestinians, this issue is about their history, justice and fairness. For Israelis, this is a debated issue, where many Israelis are unwilling to claim responsibility for the Palestinian tragedy and most Israelis object to the right of return as this would mean the end of the Jewish State.

What needs to be done is to identify the population, establish the numbers, and after mapping the refugee population conduct a survey among them that would include the following options:

·        Return to Israel;

·        Return to the West Bank;

·        Return to the Gaza Strip;

·        Emigrate to third countries that would commit to absorbing a certain quota (appeal will be made to countries that receive immigration on a regular basis to participate in this settlement effort);

·        Remain where they are.

The 1948 Palestinian refugees will be able to settle in Palestine. The rest of the world will be able to set immigration quotas for absorbing Palestinians who apply for settlement in their designated choice of country. Unification of families should be allowed in Israel on a limited quota scale annually. But massive refugee return to Israel will not be allowed. In addition, an international tribunal of reputable historians and international lawyers, including equal representatives of Israel and Palestine, will determine the level of monetary compensation. If needed, Israel and Palestine may establish an international relief fund to which humanitarian countries that wish to see the end of the conflict can contribute. Israel, Europe, the Muslim World, North America and other countries of good will (the Geneva Accord mentions Japan; we may add China, Australia and Brazil) would be able to secure the required funding. The United Nations and the World Bank may also be approached to offer assistance.

International commerce – Israel and Palestine will be free to conduct international commerce as they see fit. In order to develop trust between the two parties, some level of transparency about logs of commerce will be agreed and memorandums of understanding will be signed by the two parties.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Presenting Radical Israel Hater Micah Leshem's (Dept of Psychology) Latest Anti-Semitic Caricature: Israel Kills Arabs with Facebook

Leshem's other infamous anti-Semitic caricatures can be seen here and here.

 

IsraCampus encourages outraged readers to let their feelings be known:

University of Haifa President
Mr. Amos Shapira
University
of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905 Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8240101
Fax: 972-4-8288110
E-mail:president@univ.haifa.ac.il
a.shapira@univ.haifa.ac.il

University of Haifa Rector
Prof. David Faraggi

University of
Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905
Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8288094
Fax: 972-4-8342101
Email: faraggi@stat.haifa.ac.il

Board of Governors Chairman
Mr. Leon Charney
Law Office of
Leon H. Charney
Broadway 1441
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-819-0994
E-mail: charney@lhcharney.com

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Radical Israel Hater Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology), Best Known for his Anti-Semitic Caricatures, Shows his Own University as a Guillotine for Murdering Arabs

Leshem captions his work "The Ivory Tower of Haifa University" in Hebrew at the bottom.

 

 

IsraCampus encourages outraged readers to let their feelings be known:

University of Haifa President
Mr. Amos Shapira
University
of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905 Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8240101
Fax: 972-4-8288110
E-mail:president@univ.haifa.ac.il
a.shapira@univ.haifa.ac.il

University of Haifa Rector
Prof. David Faraggi

University of
Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905
Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8288094
Fax: 972-4-8342101
Email: faraggi@stat.haifa.ac.il

Board of Governors Chairman
Mr. Leon Charney
Law Office of
Leon H. Charney
Broadway 1441
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-819-0994
E-mail: charney@lhcharney.com

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Israel Waismel-Manor (Dept of Political Science) sees Israel as Morally Equivalent to Iran

In a manner fitting the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Waismel-Manor slanders Israeli Orthodox Jews as power-hungry, hawkish fanatics who are unwilling to make peace and aim to change Israel's democratic nature. Waismel-Manor greatly exaggerates the influence of the Israeli religious community and whitewashes the Iranian Ayatollah leadership. Waismel-Manor misleads his readers to believing that Israel is a country of religious fanatics and Iran a country of secular moderates, all the while preaching gloom and doom in his support of BDS sanctions.

As moderate Iranians and some of the country's leaders cautiously shift toward pragmatism and the West, it seems that many Israelis are moving away from these attitudes. In its 66 years, Israel has seen its share of ideological shifts from dovish to hawkish. These were natural fluctuations driven mainly by the country's security situation and prospects for peace.

But the current shift is being accelerated by religion and demography, and is therefore qualitatively different. While the Orthodox Jewish parties are currently not part of the government, together with Mr. Bennett's Jewish Home, a right-wing religious party, they hold about 25 percent of seats in the Knesset. The Orthodox parties aspire to transform Israel into a theocracy.

Israel's shift toward orthodoxy is not merely a religious one. Since the vast majority of Orthodox Jews are also against any agreement with the Palestinians, with each passing day, the chances of reaching a peace deal diminish. Nor is time on the side of those who want to keep seeing a democratic Israel.

If Israel continues the expansion of settlements, and peace talks serve no purpose but the extension of the status quo, the real existential threat to Israel will not be Iran's nuclear program but rather a surging tide of economic sanctions.

From academic boycotts to calls for divestment on American university campuses to the unwillingness of more and more European financial institutions to invest in or partner with Israeli companies and banks that operate in the West Bank, the "B.D.S." movement is gaining momentum. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently called B.D.S. advocates "classical anti-Semites in modern garb."

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Israel-Hater Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology) Joins the Ku Klux Klan!!

Demands that crosses be burnt on the lawns of any Jews who move into Acre and into Arab neighborhoods of Haifa, where they do not belong!

Posting on Segel-Plus, March 6, 2014, Micah Leshem <micahl@psy.haifa.ac.il> wrote:

Well certainly it seems that this was a terrible criminal offence. However, in the general blackout of the Jewish media on what is happening in the Arab community (eg (sic) we are told almost nothing about the daily acts and incidents of harm and destruction to Palestinians civilians in the occupied territories) and we know little of what happens even close to our homes – eg (sic) how many of us know that a Yeshiva suddenly appeared in the middle of the Arab neighbourhood of Ein Hayam? Not a single Jewish family lives there, yet slap bang in its center - a Yeshiva. How did that come about? And similarly, how come right in the tenements of Acco where Arab families live, suddenly apartments were rented to Avrechim – not families, but Avrechim - how did that come about? And what did we hear about their contribution to the Yom Kippur riots in Acco – very little (the town was closed off by police and Magav next day. I had to sneak in and talk to people and met press folk who were kept at bay as well). Similar tactics are being attempted in Halissa, as some of us know, no thanks to the media.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

The Israeli Radical Left Demands Academic Freedom Suppression to Defend (Leftist) Academic Freedom

Amiram Goldblum (Hebrew U), the anti-democratic prof, organizes a petition to suppress Academic Freedom at Bar Ilan University, and gets mocked by the Israeli Maariv daily newspaper. Goldblum is joined by his academic fellows in the Radical Leftwing Suppression of Free Speech: Daniel Bar-Tal from TAU; Avraham Oz and Hannah Safran from Haifa U; Oren Yiftachel from BGU, and Frances Raday from Hebrew U. Will Goldblum file a new SLAPP suit against Maariv?

It sounds like a Purim gag, and if only it were.

A petition was organized to denounce Bar Ilan University for allowing Black to speak on campus and demanding that the event surrounding the publication of Black's book be cancelled. The petition was organized by Peace Now co-founder Amiram Goldblum, a far-leftist professor of pharmaceutical studies at the Hebrew University… Goldblum is behind many of the attempts to paint Israel as an apartheid regime and has called for international pressure to suppress Israeli sovereignty and coerce the country to accept the diktats of the tiny ultra-leftist minority.

The new petition initiated by Goldblum demanding that Black be prevented from speaking, with its Orwellian title of "Support Free Speech," can be read here in Hebrew and English: http://www.atzuma.co.il/supportfreespeech. Yes it is there in black and white - the petition demands that freedom of speech be suppressed for Black in order to support freedom of speech. Ben Dror Yemini in Maariv this past weekend devotes part of his column to mocking Goldblum and his fellow petitioners:
http://www.nrg.co.il/app/index.php?do=blog&encr_id=f2b4c1b55be76d1e6d7b777256ea0370&id=4900

It is also amusing to see the list of tenured radicals who signed the petition to suppress academic freedom at Bar Ilan University. The list includes many academics who have ever demanded that critics of the Radical Left be silenced and suppressed. It is worth going through the list of signers one by one.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - The Tenured Ultra-Left at Haifa U gets Clobbered in Court

The case to sue the University of Haifa by Ilan Saban (Dept of Law), As'ad Ghanem (Dept of Political Science), and Yuval Yonay (Dept of Sociology) for violating their 'freedom of speech' to support terrorists during war-time gets tossed out of court and the Tenured Ultra-leftists are saddled with the court fees.

The prohibition on holding [pro-Hamas] campus protests [at the height of the Pillar of Clouds anti-terror incursion] enraged some members of the Ultra-Left. Three radical faculty members at the University of Haifa joined six students (five of them Arabs) and the far-leftist Association on Civil Rights in Israel, and together submitted a petition to the Haifa District Court against the University. They demanded that the court proclaim the University regulations that allow the President and Administration to regulate and even prohibit campus political rallies to be unreasonably disproportional, unconstitutional, and a violation of freedom of speech.

The three members of the faculty were led by Dr. Ilan Saban, an ultra-Leftist instructor in the University's School of Law. This is the same school of law that is so often in the news for things like coercing its students into providing free legal counsel to convicted terrorists, and for prohibiting the singing of the Israeli national anthem, Hatikva. Saban is one of the people who led the campaign to DEFEND the decision to proclaim Prof. Robert Aumann unworthy of getting an honorary degree because Aumann holds non-leftist views…

In the law suit against the University, this same Saban was joined by Asad Ghanem, a radical anti-Israel Arab nationalist instructor in political scientist, and by Yuval Yonay, a Marxist anti-Israel sociologist with expertise on "Queer Studies," which is what he himself calls it.

On January 19, 2014, the Haifa District Court issued its verdict in the case (verdict 51057-11-12, available only in Hebrew). The judge tossed out the entire petition with obvious disdain. She argued that there was nothing anti-democratic in the University's regulations about campus protests and there was no violation of freedom of speech. There was no infringement of student rights. There was nothing unreasonable or disproportionate. In other words, the petitioners are full of baloney.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Ami Ayalon (Head of the Steering Committee), the Ultra-Leftist, Abandons the Jordan Valley too

Ayalon demands that the State capitulate to Arab demands and forfeit Israel's legitimate claims to the lands beyond the Green Line as a gesture of good faith. As if releasing convicted terrorists, an action which flies in the face of justice, wasn't enough.

Knesset Member Miri Regev's bill to apply the Israeli law to the Jordan Valley, which was approved last week by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, turns them into hostages. Those settlers, some of whom arrived at the Jordan Valley 30 and 40 years ago, who gave the best years of their lives and their life's work as the State's emissaries, who are ageing and whose children no longer live close to them, will be trapped in a place where they see no future – neither personal nor national.

But that is not enough. The State of Israel's mission hangs over it all: To serve as a democratic state which is the national home of the Jewish people. For that purpose we must ensure that the State has a clear Jewish majority, and that is only possible if we create a reality of two states. The government must declare that it has no and will have no sovereignty claims east of the security fence. Such a declaration will increase the faith of the international community and Arab countries in the sincerity of Israel's intentions to reach an agreement with the Palestinians, and will reduce the international, diplomatic and economic isolation we are heading towards right now.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Faculty Protest Leftist Thought Police within the Steering Committee

One fourth of the faculty members at the University of Haifa protest the Steering Committee's decision to deny awarding an honorary doctorate to Prof. Aumann.

More than 100 faculty members at the University of Haifa, including those closely identified with the left, are protesting the university's decision to deny an honorary doctorate to a Nobel Prize-winning economist because his political views were considered too far to the right.

"We the undersigned, members of the academic faculty of the University of Haifa representing all positions on the political spectrum, agree that the disqualification of Prof. Yisrael Aumann as a candidate for receiving an honorary doctorate from the University is embarrassing and has done enormous damage to the university's image and public standing. We believe that the university's Executive Committee exceeded its authority when it deemed it proper to explain this invalidation and to justify it retroactively by citing Prof. Aumann's political opinions…" said the statement protesting the university's decision.

Sources at the university said Aumann's political views were explicitly discussed in the meeting about his candidacy for the honorary doctorate. An executive committee member said his remarks about Arabs made it difficult for committee members to grant him the honorary doctorate…

Widely considered Israel's most left-wing university, the University of Haifa regularly finds itself in the sights of right-wing groups like Im Tirtzu. But this time its own staff is criticizing the decision. One of the 160 signatories is Gad Barzilai, the law school dean described by the conservative website Frontpage Mag as "a radical active in leftist 'human rights' groups."

The statement expressed a need to set clear criteria for the awarding of honorary doctorates and to delineate the values of the university.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

The anti-Israel Tenured Far Left still trying to create the State of Bedouinstan in the Negev

Oren Yiftachel (Ben Gurion University, Dept of Geography) and Alexander (Sandy) Kedar (University of Haifa, Dept of Law) refute long-standing State Policy regarding the Bedouins and sling claims of dispossession at the State of Israel. Yiftachel et al find "proof" of Bedouin ownership of Negev lands. Is this another Tantura Hoax in the making?

The state is ignoring the history of Bedouin land and settlement. It claims the Bedouin had an opportunity to register their lands until April 1921, as required under the British Mewat Land Ordinance (the so-called "dead land" ordinance), but failed to do so, becoming trespassers. Is this claim credible? Our research refutes it.

The attempt to nationalize the land has been based on what we call "the dead Negev doctrine," which was drawn up as a response to Bedouin claims by a team from the Justice Ministry led by attorney Plia Albeck. (She became known later for her key part in legally facilitating Jewish settlement in the West Bank.) This doctrine states that until the British Mandate era, the Bedouin were nomads with no permanent localities or agriculture, so the land in the area was effectively 'dead.'

The state claimed that the lack of registration in 1921 rendered the land "dead" forever, regardless of its being settled or cultivated. In other words, the state dispossessed the Bedouin retroactively using a doctrine similar to the one Europeans used to take control over land in Africa, Asia and Australia. Owing to the Bedouins' political and legal weakness, the "dead Negev doctrine" was never really challenged, enabling the creation of powerful legal precedents dispossessing the Bedouin, which are difficult to overcome in the Israeli legal system.

Yet our research, which includes the following three key points, shows that the claims on which the doctrine is based are false.

Purchase by Jewish organizations: The purchase of large tracts of land from the Bedouin by Jews during the Mandate period provides further clear evidence of ownership by the sellers. The Jewish National Fund and other organizations bought more than 100,000 dunams of land, rendering the claim of the former, which denies Bedouin ownership today, particularly hypocritical.

Coincidentally, the land for Kibbutz Mishmar Hanegev and the land of the Al-Turi tribe (who live in the unrecognized village of Al-Araqib) were purchased in the same region and in the same year – 1926. The purchase of the kibbutz was recognized, while the village of Al-Araqib, accused of trespassing, was destroyed more than 50 times. The inequality speaks for itself.

Therefore, the Prawer bill, which is based on the assumption that the Bedouin have no legal right of ownership over their land, should be buried, and the use of the distorted "dead Negev doctrine" should be stopped. But the main question here is not a legal one, but one of ethics, history and geography: Is it appropriate for the state to dispossess an indigenous population from its traditional holdings by means of legal acrobatics?

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Anti-Israel fanatic Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology) Spells Out his Agenda on Segel Plus

How Auman's [sic] Ideas will work.

We have an Honourable candidate who advocates ethnically pure railway lines and bus routes connecting the Bedouin villages in the Negev to each other, crisscrossing the Jewish transportation system…

Who is a Jew, who is an Arab.

Next, will Knesset decide also "Who Is An Arab" as it has settled the "Who Is A Jew" issue? Or shall we leave both for the Palestinian Parliament? If each decides for themselves, might the Palestine Parliament decide that all of Magreb and Middle Eastern origin are Arab? The southern half of Tel Aviv, and all the Development Towns will then be connected to the Arab transportation system and become part of the Palestinian State…

Minor Problems

Having read Ra'anan's posting of Aumans' [sic] Scientific scenario for evolving hostilities with the Palestinian State which was adopted by our Prime Minister and President Obama (maybe), we are left with Zahal having to contend with Arab Train mounted Mortar fire into Jewish transportation nexi, stones thrown from Arab buses where they cross above Jewish ones - a veritable Nightmare Intefada [sic]. Why Auman [sic] worries they will import ballistic missiles in the guise of agricultural goods from Iran is not clear – it seems somewhat contradictory (but maybe that is part of his Nobel-certified scientific model, it is beyond me)…

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

The Grand Unified Theory of Stupidity at University of Haifa

One professor's take on the decision making process at the University of Haifa.

Subject: Re: [Segel-plus] Aumann responds to Haifa University

When I found myself reading the words of folks such as Bennet and Eldad and nodding in agreement, it dawned on me just how foolish the decision to deny Aumann's Honorary Doctorate is.

If it was foolish for just one reason, "nu meile". But here, a few independent factors converged, rendering this fiasco The Grand Unified Theory of Stupidity: the decision itself, the way it was published, the fact that (of all Israeli universities) it HAD to be "davka" UoH making this decision, and – the icing on the cake -- the backdrop of the academic boycott we're struggling against.

Don't we have enough problems as it is? Do we have to make matters so much worse for ourselves? What a shame...

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Nobel Prize Winner Prof Aumann Responds with Stinging Sarcasm to HaifaU's Left-Wing Boycott

Prof. Aryeh Eldad, Head of the Professors for a Strong Israel, asserts the decision exposes the true anti-Zionistic face of Haifa U.

Speaking to Channel 1's program Roim Olam, Aumann joked : "I've prayed and aspired to getting an honorary doctorate from Haifa University for my whole life."

"I'm very disappointed," he added, sarcastically.

Former Member of Knesset and professor Aryeh Eldad, head of the Professors for a Strong Israel forum, responded to Haifa University's decision with a warning that the university is hurting itself, not Aumann… It is "excellent" that Haifa University allowed its decision to be made public, Eldad continued. "It reveals the university's true face, which varies between five shades of anti-Israelism and anti-Zionism, between simply recognizing the Arab right to the land of Israel and establishing legal clinics for terrorists as an exercise for law students," he said.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - MK Ayelet Shaked Wonders Where is the Freedom of Expression at HaifaU

MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) sent a letter Monday to the office of Ami Ayalon, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Haifa University, and Minister of Education Shai Piron (Yesh Atid), appealing the controversial decision not to grant an honorary doctorate to Professor Yisrael Aumann.

Ayalon and other board members decided Sunday to decline the grant of an honorary doctorate to the laureate, on the grounds that his "political views are not in line with University values."

She also quoted the words of noted Professor Dr. Haim Shane, who sharply condemned the move earlier this week. "While the State of Israel is fighting on the world's stage against mixing politics and science, the University of Haifa has joined worst enemies of Israeli academia and gave them a boost [...] the decision of the Executive Committee cuts off the very values on which the University was founded."

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

Mixing Science and Politics at University of Haifa is Reminiscent of Humanity's Darkest Days

The Executive Committee's disqualification of Aumann oozed politics. A post-Zionist Israeli university has rejected an internationally recognized scientist just because he is Zionist. Aumann's biggest sin is that he believes, in accordance with game theory, that the left-wing's obsession with concessions is illogical and totally dangerous. After several years' experience, one no longer has to be a distinguished professor to understand that capitulation, withdrawal and concessions do nothing to advance peace. On the contrary, they push peace further away. Honorary doctorates are given for scientific merit, not political opinions, and that is very important to understand. Academic disqualification based on political beliefs is reminiscent of humanity's darkest days.

While Israel is struggling on every international stage against mixing science and politics, the University of Haifa is jumping in, throwing its support behind Israeli academia's most ardent adversaries. If Aumann is disqualified at the University of Haifa for his nationalist opinions, it is no wonder that universities in Britain reject Israeli scientists just because, in their eyes, the Haifa campus is located in occupied Palestine. The Executive Committee's decision cuts off the very branches supporting the university. Overseas, they don't distinguish between Israeli universities. As far as they're concerned, all of Israeli academia is contaminated.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

Questions over how decisions are made at the University of Haifa

"There's no doubt that this makes no difference to Nobel prize winner Professor Yisrael [Robert] Aumann. But this unacceptable phenomenon raises questions about the way decision-making was done in the past, at present and in the future."

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Academic Bolshevism in Red Haifa

Haaretz reports that the University of Haifa has decided not to grant an honorary doctoral degree to Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Aumann because the University disapproves of Aumann's political opinions. He is decidedly non-Left.

A few months ago the same University of Haifa had no problem granting an honorary PhD degree to Shulamit Aloni, and has granted similar degrees to other far leftists.

The University of Haifa has been in the news recently for the naked politicization of some of its academic units. The university's law school was the focus of a blistering report by the Im Tirtzu Zionist student organization exposing the fact that some of its law clinics were coercing students into providing legal aid to convicted terrorists and are also collaborating with anti-Israel radical NGOs such as Adalah. The law school had earlier prohibited the singing of the national anthem Hatikva at its graduation ceremonies. Other university universities are similarly… The University also continues to allow the anti-Semitic "ALEF LIST" chat list to operate under university auspices and to proliferate anti-Jewish and anti-Israel hate propaganda (see http://isracampus.org.il/ALEF%20Watch.htm for details)… All of this has been in the name of "pluralism and diversity."

It turns out that Prof. Aumann is not covered by the University's devotion to pluralism and diversity.

Want to tell the University heads what you think of all this? Write to

Mr. Amos Shapira
President
University of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905 Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8240101
Fax: 972-4-8288110
E-mail:
 president@univ.haifa.ac.il
a.shapira@univ.haifa.ac.il

 

Prof. David Faraggi
Rector
University of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905 Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8288094
Fax: 972-4-8342101
E-mail:
faraggi@stat.haifa.ac.il

Mr. Leon Charney
Chairman of
the Board of Governors
Law Office of Leon H. Charney
Broadway 1441
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-819-0994
E-mail:
charney@lhcharney.com

University "Friends of" Offices Outside Israel are listed here: http://www.haifa.ac.il/html/html_eng/friends.htm

 

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Conflict of Interests between Haifa U and Adalah, the Arab rights NGO associated with the Beleaguered Legal Clinics

Haifa U bans waving the Arab flag at the demonstration against the Bedouin settlement plan. Adalah, with whom some of the Leftist faculty at Haifa U cheer on and collaborate (including many at the Law School), is pushing to have the Arab national flags waved at the demonstration as 'freedom of speech.' Adalah must want to show solidarity with the denial of Israeli sovereignty over the Negev that waving a Palestinian flag implies.

The University of Haifa banned Arab students from waving Palestinian flags during protests that took place earlier this week against the Begin-Prawer plan, causing reactions from NGOs for and against the decision.

Fady Khoury, a lawyer for Adalah, an Arab legal rights group, told The Jerusalem Post that the university is violating the principle of freedom of speech and should not act as a filter or interfere in the substance of expression.

Regarding the issue of banning the Palestinian flags, Im Tirtzu sides with the university since one must distinguish between freedom of expression or academic freedom and Arabs creating "an atmosphere of fear." It is an abuse of freedom of speech, he said.

Alon Schwarzer, the campus coordinator for Im Tirtzu, told the Post "Students are scared to say things in class and are worried about their grades if they go to complain."

University of Haifa spokesman, Ilan Yavelberg, told the Post that all of these groups are creating provocations in order to get into the news.

"Haifa University will not allow provocations from any party, which causes damage to the life on campus and violations to the public order," said a statement sent to the Post.

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University of Haifa - Im Tirtzu Publishes their Executive Summary over the Disturbing Political Activity at the University of Haifa Law Clinics

Im Tirtzu's new report reveals a disturbing political character to the activities of Haifa University's Legal Clinics. Some of the clinics have actually morphed into branches of radical anti-Zionist organizations, as shown by the extensive and multifaceted ties of the legal clinics with these organizations. These ties in turn reflect the unsettling fact that many employees of the clinics are actually key members of such organizations.

The legal clinics are trying to camouflage and conceal their controversial agenda in order to to avoid a critical and incisive discussion of their activities. At the same time, participating students have been victimized by having to be accosted with chauvinistic anti-Israel propaganda. Needless to say, such anti-Israeli propaganda only wears away at the fabric of Israeli society.

A sample case is the Prisoners' Rights Clinic, the most active among the clinics in terms of the number of legal proceedings in which it engages. The following are examples of cases undertaken by this clinic:

o  Walid Dakka, a terrorist convicted of having participated in the kidnapping and murder of Israeli soldier Moshe Tamam, z''l.

o  Sallach Said, a terrorist who participated in a shooting attack in the course of which Israeli soldier Yair Turgeman, z''l, was killed.

o  Karim Yunes, a terrorist convicted of the murder of Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg, z''l.

o  Raed Sallahut, a terrorist convicted of attempted murder, aiding the enemy during wartime, and shooting at a police station.

o  Fouad Soltani, a terrorist convicted of spying on behalf of Hezbollah.

o  Ahmed Elheib, a terrorist convicted of spying on behalf of Hezbollah.


It is becoming increasingly apparent that the Clinics have been transformed from a social educational project into a destructive and biased mechanism for political indoctrination. The clinics mislead the students and do not provide a credible image with respect to their activities.

Ultimately, the Clinics represent an academia that is devoid of discussion, pluralism and ideological alternatives.

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University of Haifa - Tsafrir Goldberg (Dept of Education) Concocts Experiment that Shows how Alternative Teaching Methods Coerce Jewish Pupils into Accepting Responsibility for the 1948 Arab Refugees.

Goldberg believes it is the job of high school "peace education" to indoctrinate children in the need for Israel to capitulate to the demands of the Arab aggressors and enemies. Stalinist schools in the USSR also ran programs in "peace education" in the 1950s.

Goldberg's "research" is designed to make Jewish students succumb to the Arab irredentist claims about Jews being responsible for the 1948 Arab refugee problem. This "research" focuses on the need to brainwash Jewish children in the Arab Big Lie! Goldberg sells out the Jewish pupils and the Israeli Narrative from fear of "raising antagonism" with Arab students. However, he finds these alternative methods of indoctrination quite successful for promoting agreement, or rather capitulation to Arab yarns, in the field of "Peace Education." In fact, it is this subordination of Jewish responsibility to the Arab refugee problem that frequently forms the only basis for continued dialog between the Arab and Jewish pupils in the study. In view of Goldberg's personal views on the Arab-Israeli conflict, could this be another study for which the conclusions were written before the study took place?

In the wake of the book recall [reported earlier on Isracampus], one of its authors − Dr. Tsafrir Goldberg, from the teacher education department at Haifa University − decided to try and explore the impact of instructional methods (the traditional one of the Education Ministry versus two alternative approaches) on the national identification of Jewish and Arab students; on the extent of tolerance of each side; and on their ability to reach agreements.

The study was recently completed, and the conclusions are quite clear: identification is not harmed when students learn the narrative of the other side, and teaching according to the principles of the Education Ministry has a negative influence on the degree of interest in encountering the other and understanding his point of view.

The study looked at some 180 Jewish and Arab students aged 16-18 from 10 schools around the country. The teenagers were divided into three groups, which learned about the beginning of the War of Independence and the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem through a variety of approaches to teaching history, with a control group that was not exposed to any of those approaches. Before and after class, the students answered detailed questionnaires that ascertained identification with their national group, openness to contradictory narratives of the conflict, and their perceptions regarding the historical topic in question. Later on they split into binational pairs, and were asked to discuss two questions: Which side is responsible for the refugee problem, and can it be resolved?

The discussions were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed quantitatively (for example, the rate of cases in which the students reached an agreement [as defined by Goldberg to be capitulation to Arab demands of Israeli responsibility for the 1948 Arab refugees - Isracampus]) and qualitatively (such as manifestations of dominance and even taking over the conversation).

The first approach the study tested was the traditional method of teaching history, as formed by Education Ministry directives. This is a fairly authoritative approach, which purports to pass on to the next generation "the events as they were." This is an illusion, of course, but the factual description, which is ostensibly neutral, makes challenging it difficult − and, moreover, blurs the fact that we are talking about historical interpretation…

The other two approaches the study tested took an empathetic approach − which is based on a textbook that includes Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian narratives − and a critical approach − which relies on a skeptical examination of historical sources, identified and contrasting, in a manner reminiscent of the core curriculum in the history department of any academic institution.

As far as is known, this is the first study of its kind to examine the impact of different methods of teaching the history of the Jewish-Arab conflict on national identity and relations between the two nationalities.

By contrast, real differences were found in connection with the teenagers' degree of interest in getting to know the other side: Interest in the other showed a decline after a class conducted in the traditional-authoritative method, as opposed to an increase was noted after a class employing the empathetic approach (and, to a lesser extent, also the critical approach). The impact was greater among the study's Arab participants than their fellow Jewish students.

Significant differences were also found when the teens were divided into pairs and asked to discuss the refugee problem. From a purely quantitative standpoint, it turned out that students who learned in keeping with the traditional approach decidedly reached a lower rate of agreement [i.e. capitulation - Isracampus] between them, compared to ones who learned according to the empathetic approach and the critical approach (for example, 38.5 percent, 53.3 percent and 75 percent, respectively, agreed on the responsibility for the refugee problem). Less definitive differences also surfaced in quantitative analysis of the conversations: those held by students who learned according to the alternative methods tended to be more equitable.

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University of Haifa - Tsafrir Goldberg's (Dept of Education) Campaign to Teach Israeli Students that Israel's Existence is a Nakba and that Israel Conducted Ethnic Cleansing

Goldberg complains about censorship after the Israeli Dept of Education catches his attempt to sneak claims of Nakba and ethnic cleansing into Israeli high school textbooks. Goldberg uses biased sources with which to make these claims. In Goldberg's opinion, these claims are "not extreme."

"Collecting the books from the shops is an unnecessary [form of] censorship," said Dr. Tsafrir Goldberg, who wrote the controversial chapter on the war. "The process of approving the text was completed in serious fashion from both the pedagogic and the historic points of view. The fact that the education minister changed does not mean that it is possible to bypass this procedure."

On September 22, Haaretz reported that the textbook, which is meant for 11th and 12th-grades, for the first time presented the Palestinian claim that there had been ethnic cleansing in 1948.

"Presenting Israel's claims as being equal to those of Arab propagandists is exactly like presenting the claims of the Nazis alongside those of the Jews," one of them said.

Among other things, the Shazar Center was asked to exchange the original Palestinian text that appears in the book, written by Walid Khalidi, for another that is closer to reality, said Goldberg, who finished making the changes recently.

Another demand was that the term "ethnic cleansing" be redacted. Goldberg says that he changed the phrase and spoke instead of an organized policy of expulsion… "The state has the right to determine the contents of textbooks but this is not supposed to be done by the education minister," Goldberg said.

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The textbook, "Nationalism: Building a State in the Middle East," was published several weeks ago. It contains a passage stating "the Palestinians and the Arab states contended that most of the [Palestinian] refugees were civilians who were attacked and expelled from their homes by the armed Jewish forces, which instituted a policy of ethnic cleansing, contrary to the proclamations of peace in the Declaration of Independence."

The book presents the Palestinian and the Jewish-Israeli points of view side by side…In summarizing the two versions, the chapter says: "Later historical research has raised a complex picture in which alongside the abandonment of cities there were also incidents of organized expulsion, such as in Lod and Ramle," and that "the flight from the villages frequently occurred following attacks on them by Jewish forces."

The chapter gives three notable sources in its description of events, including Yohanan Cohen, who was a company commander in the War of Independence and later served as a member of Knesset. Cohen recounts that "not only was the flight of the Arabs directed and carried out at the initiative of the Arab leadership, but also the leadership of the Jewish community tried more than once to stop it and prevent it." The second point of view is from the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, who wrote that 13 operations, carried out, he contended, in the context of so-called Plan Dalet [Pand D] were a historic opportunity for the Jews to cleanse the country of Arabs, and to deny the Arab presence simply by wiping it out. The third source, Benny Morris of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, said Plan Dalet gave certain commanders of the prestate Jewish Haganah a free hand to empty strategically key areas of their inhabitants, adding that each unit interpreted and carried out the instructions as it understood them and in accordance with local circumstances. There was no decision, he said, to expel the Arabs from the territory of the Jewish State.

Tsafrir Goldberg, who was responsible for the chapter on the Palestinian refugees, said yesterday: "… I believe one of the ways to develop historical thought is to confront the student with conflicting points of view." He said he did not present the contentions regarding ethnic cleansing as fact but rather as a Palestinian version of events. "It is not extreme," he added, "in my view, to know that someone thinks differently than you do."

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University of Haifa - Calls to have Haifa U Spokesman Ilan Yavelburg Dismissed over Defamatory Statement

Yavelburg overstepped his mandate by defaming students as "extremist". Instead of redressing the problem of representing terrorists, the university and its spokesperson have decided to malign the messenger.

Ilan Yavelburg needs to issue an immediate apology to the "Im Tirtzu" student organization or to resign or be dismissed from his position as University spokesperson.

According to the media, Yavelburg is issuing defamatory statements against the Im Tirtzu Zionist student organization, calling it an "extremist political organization." Im Tirtzu is a Zionist student organization, which of course makes it an extremist group in the minds of the Far-Leftist anti-Zionists, including the anti-Israel tenured extremists in Israel. For them, any Zionist group of any sort is "extremist." One can agree with Im Tirtzu's opinions or disagree, but it is not Yavelburg's mandate to defame students at the university as "extremists." Let us note that he never attacked as "extremist" the Arab student union for producing a calendar with photos of Nasrallah and Bin Laden, nor for countless other provocations.

Im Tirtzu issued a critical report about the activities of the law clinics at the University of Haifa. One clinic in particular, the one supposedly concerned with "prisoner rights," is a highly politicized institution engaged in advocacy and indoctrination, as evidenced by the set of "prisoners" it decided to adopt. (Biased politicization if not exactly a rarity in the rest of the law school.) Instead of redressing the problem, the university and its spokesperson have decided to malign the messenger.

If it is Yavelburg's position that all Zionist students are extremists, then let him resign and seek employment at Bir Zeit "university." If it is the belief of the university officials that Yavelburg's anti-Zionist defamation of Im Tirtzu is also the university position, then let them have the integrity to communicate this to all university donors and to the Knesset educational committee.

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The Cover-Up of "Clinic-gate" at Haifa U Begins
University of Haifa under pressure over Legal Aid to Terrorists

Hysterical response from Haifa U spokesman, Ilan Yavelburg, who denounced the Student Movement 'Im Tirtzu' as an "extremist political organization," kicks off the beginning of a slanderous offensive to divert attention from the legal assistance given to terrorists at Haifa U's student legal clinics.

A day after the Im Tirtzu movement published a report decrying what it termed the politicized nature of Haifa University's legal clinics, reactions began flooding in from the university, terror victims and Knesset members.

Ilan Yavelburg, a spokesman for the university, described the report as "manipulative and biased" and deemed Im Tirtzu an "extremist political organization."

Haifa University's legal clinics are apolitical, he said, adding: "Im Tirtzu are the ones who are crudely injecting politics into the academy for the sake of their own publicity. ... It is no accident that Im Tirtzu chose to ignore this wide range of activity and to spotlight, in an intentional and biased way, just one narrow issue among many..."

Reacting to Im Tirzu's report, Almagor, the terror victims' organization, sent a letter to the president of Haifa University on Monday. ... "In Haifa, there is a population of terror victims and bereaved families who in the past joined our legal battle to prosecute terrorists who hurt us, and we did not see the University of Haifa offer us its services, which it offers, ironically and unfortunately, to some of these terrorists."
...
"This is another scandal at the University of Haifa, which under the cover of academic freedom harms the freedom of choice of students and imposes on them a post-Zionist agenda," MK Yariv Levin (Likud) told Maariv newspaper on Sunday.

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University of Haifa - Terror Victims Association Demands HaifaU Law Clinic Representation

Haifa University should help victims of terrorism just as it assist terrorists, the head of the Almagor terror victims association, Meir Indor, said on Sunday.

Indor was reacting to a report by the Im Tirtzu organization, which found that the legal clinics at Haifa University devote most of their resources to helping non-Jews, with a special preference for Muslim-Arab terrorists.

"In the wake of the academic assistance of terrorists, we turn to Haifa University and demand that they set up a clinic for victims of terrorism," Indor told Arutz Sheva.

He stressed that "every victim of terrorism has the option of demanding, in the name of justice, that the law be followed. Therefore, a clinic such as this can help prevent the release of terrorists and be a real help when we turn to the High Court of Justice. Haifa University, you are helping the terrorists? If so, help the victims of terrorism as well.”

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University of Haifa - Legal Support for Terrorism at the University of Haifa

Gad Barzilai (Dean of the Law School) justifies the representation of Arab terrorists by HaifaU law students as defending the "weakened populations" in Israel.

In recent days the University of Haifa in northern Israel … has come under intensive criticism because the "legal clinics" operated by its School of Law here are assigning law students the task of counseling and defending convicted Arab terrorists and mass murderers of Jews. The President of the University recently issued a statement defending the activities of these "clinics." The Dean of the Law School together with the head of the "clinics" went on the attack and denounced those who criticize the practice of the "clinics" to counsel and defend the terrorists.

The Dean, Prof. Gad Barzilai, is a radical active in leftist "human rights" groups and involved in academic politicization in Israel (Barzilai was a defender of the Department of Politics at Ben Gurion University – the worst anti-Israel agitprop center in the country – when an international panel of experts called for shutting it down). He claims that all criticism of the law school for its involvement with terrorists is politically motivated. In particular he denounced the Zionist student movement "Im Tirtzu" for criticizing the law school. Several faculty members at the University called for filing SLAPP suits against the students to silence them, and one anti-Israel faculty extremist complained that the clinics were not defending the terrorists enough.

Im Tirtzu claims that 80% of the cases taken on by the University of Haifa legal clinic for "prisoner rights" involved Arab terrorists and spies. One involved a terrorist and convicted rapist seeking a furlough. Dean Barzilai insists that the law school is simply devoted to "repairing society" and defending the "weakened populations" of Israel. In the past, the law school prohibited the singing of Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem, at its graduation ceremonies, claiming it would offend the sensitivities of Arab students.

Finally, it is always refreshing when people openly promote the idea that the purpose of a university is to indoctrinate students in far-Leftist ideology and to engage in political advocacy. It helps prevent confusion of purpose. It helps to convey the single correct point of view. After all, alliance, collaboration, and semi-merger with far-Leftist anti-Israel activist groups is not political at all for a university department. Only the Im Tirtzu student group is political.

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University of Haifa - Anti-Israel fanatic Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology) complains that the University of Haifa legal clinics do not spend ENOUGH time defending convicted terrorists and mass murderers of Jews

I am disappointed in the Faculty of Law response that ONLY 2.5% of cases of one of their clinics dealt with trivial issues re security prisoners. First of all it sounds like an apology, as Joseph made very clear. Secondly, we all know that they are discriminated against – there do not have the familial, social and gov'tal support that Jewish scum get, eg the Jewish Terrorists, who barely saw the inside of a cell before they were pardoned, and even then they were sun-tanning on the beach…

The attack on the Faculty of Law is clearly political and as they state racist, which is not surprising because that is the Ethos of the boors who instigated it. They are not supporters of a just tolerant and egalitarian society - they are for the hegemony of their view of extreme ethnic nationalism.

The moral of the story, Menachem, is that you should be very careful making excuses for Im Tirzu and their types – they feed on that; you can be sure your piece will be cited quoted and publicized by those fascists as a professor supporting their dastardly aims.

Micah

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University of Haifa - 'Im Tirtzu' Levels Charges of Arab Nationalist Indoctrination at Haifa U's Legal Clinics

The Legal Clinics, which specialize in defending Arab terrorists against the State, lure unsuspecting students into the "Arab nationalist struggle against Zionism."

The [Im Tirtzu] report focuses on three clinics in particular, the Clinic for Prisoners' Rights, the Clinic for Human Rights in Society and the Clinic for the Rights of the Arab-Palestinian Minority.

The report says that these clinics have become anti-Zionist, radical organizations that "cooperate with organizations that oppose the existence of the State of Israel as a democratic state."

The report also says that the causes chosen by these clinics are part of the "Arab nationalist struggle against Zionism." These causes, according to the report, include undermining the status of the national anthem, providing legal aid to Arab-Israeli security prisoners and opposing Jewish settlement in Acre and Meron. Furthermore, the clinics use public funds and enlist unsuspecting, well-meaning students towards an Arab nationalist agenda, the report says.

Out of more than 20 legal cases that the clinics have handled since 2009, only two were the cases of Jews, the report stated. In all of the other cases, the clinics represented Arabs against the State of Israel (in one case the recipient of legal aid was not even an Israeli citizen). There are more than 10,000 prisoners in Israel. Out of these, 132 (about 1 percent) are Arab-Israeli security prisoners. Out of the 10 cases handled by the Clinic for Prisoners' Rights, eight (80%) involved security prisoners, the bulk of whom are terrorists.

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University of Haifa - The hardcore Stalinist Tamar Katriel (Dept of Communication) Produces More Propaganda to Belittle Jewish Heritage as "Phantom Nostalgia"

Both museums reconstruct the particular trajectories of the culture and history of the Jews in cultural areas demarcated by language-use as well as the story of their immigration to Palestine/Israel and their often painful incorporation into Israeli society. Both, too, walk a thin line between affirmation and rejection of the Jewish Diaspora past, a sense of belonging and alienation vis-à-vis mainstream Israeli society on the one hand and European culture on the other.

Established through the efforts of Holocaust survivors backed by immigrant associations, these two museums serve both commemorative and pedagogical functions as they negotiate their claims to cultural distinctiveness. They pay tribute to the Jewish communal past and shared sense of loss yet go beyond Jewish victimhood through affirmative and forward-looking displays of energizing past accomplishments. They thus inculcate members of younger generations with a sense of "phantom nostalgia" - a "presence of absence", a reaching out to places and times they never knew.

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University of Exeter - The Continuing Devastating Damages from the Ilan Pappe / Teddy Katz Fraud at the University of Haifa

When Dismal Academic Standards Cause Destruction: The Tantora Hoax of Katz at the University of Haifa, and perpetuated by Pappe at the University of Exeter, continues to serve as libelous munitions against Israel. Now in the form of propaganda on stage, the Tantora Fabrication is being produced at "Theater J" in Washington DC. At the center of the outrage is the funding of the "theater" by the local Jewish community.

Israeli academia is crawling with anti-Israel and even anti-Semitic propagandists. But few come close to Ilan Pappe in their sheer malevolence. Having fled from the University of Haifa a decade ago, Pappe is today the professor of Israel Bashing and Hate Propaganda at the sixth rate University of Exeter in the UK, a silly imitator of an academic institution. Pappe is a fraud and an open liar, and indeed has bragged that he sees no reason to stick to facts when pursuing the sacred mission of Israel's annihilation… He has done more than any other pseudo-scholar in inventing the fiction of Israeli "ethnic cleansing" of Palestinians in 1948-9…

Pappe may also be best known for his fabrication of an imaginary massacre of Arabs that he claims took place in Tantora near Haifa in 1948. The evidence that such a massacre took place consists entirely of Pappe's insistence that it took place.

Now a radical anti-Israel "playwright" named Motti Lerner is staging a "play" about the entire affair, essentially one written from Pappe's point of view. Lerner has a long history of trashing Israel and Jews. He staged a play that misrepresented Hanna Senesh (or Szenes), the famous heroic paratrooper in World War II, as a traitor and informant.

Lerner's play is from the same genre as the propaganda play about Rachel Corrie. And like with the Corrie play, leftist Jewish asslibs in America are rushing to promote any Israel bashing blood libel. The so-called "Theater J" is a Washington DC "theater" run by Jewish assimilationist Far Leftists. It has a history of propaganda on stage. The problem is that it is propped up and financed with funds from the organized Jewish community of Washington, the DCJCC. Many a real Jew is demanding that the DCJCC cut off all funds to the "theater" permanently… Naturally, the Left is bellowing about how any criticism of this "theater" is McCarthyism and an assault on freedom of speech…

Caroline Glick does a wonderful job at exposing this whole story:

For his part, Lerner [the playwright], who has dramatized Katz's blood libel, was quoted by The Washington Post saying that his purpose wasn't to tell the truth, either. "The play is trying to suggest that these historical memories [of what happened at Tantura] have to be explored and revised continuously in order to create a solid basis for reconciliation between the two people."

The "revised" – that is, false – memory Lerner seeks to create serves a clear purpose. By portraying the Jews as murderers and as the aggressors in 1948 and the Arabs as their victims, he wishes to convince everyone that it is okay for the Arabs to continue seeking Israel's destruction, and for the world to keep pressuring the Jewish state for more unilateral concessions. Only if justice is solely on the side of the Arabs is it possible to promote "compromises" in which the Jewish state makes endless concessions to the Arabs, and in return receives terrorism, war and hatred.

The true history of Israel's War of Independence in which local Arabs, assisted by invading Arab armies attacked the Jews of Israel with the declared purpose of annihilating them, is inconvenient for the likes of Lerner and Pappe. They have no use for the fact that every area conquered by the Arabs was rendered Jew-free, by massacre or expulsion. They certainly don't want anyone to know about the heroism of Jews who defended themselves and their nascent state, and prevailed, albeit at great cost.

In other words, a blood libel depicting Israeli soldiers – and the society that supports them – as mass murderers, is not beyond the pale. It is the beginning of an important conversation regarding whether or not Israel is a criminal state born in war crimes.

From the perspective of those who place ideology over facts, this is the best of all possible outcomes. Supporters of Israel – and of truth – are forced to spend hours gathering evidence to prove that a lie is false. Meanwhile those who propagate it are free to play the victim of a McCarthyite attempt to silence them. And then, they can have a debate that places on Israel the burden of proving that the lie you just watched on stage is untrue and maliciously so.

The Chief Executive of the DCJCC is Carol R. Zawatsky and her email is carolez@washingtondcjcc.org. You can get the names and other emails of officers at the DCJCC here: http://washingtondcjcc.org/about/. You might want to let them know what their chances are for ever again getting a dime from any Jewish contributors if they do not immediately defund the Theater J completely and absolutely.

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Academics from University of Haifa Participating in Tel Aviv Conference Calling for the Elimination of Israel

The following list of far-left academics pour over the details of making the return of the 1948 Arab refugees a reality, a process that would obliterate the Jewish State of Israel. A list of the topics follows.

Prof. Dan Rabinowitz - Tel-Aviv University
Yoav Kapshuk - PhD Candidate, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Aïm Deüelle Lüski - Tel-Aviv University, Philosopher and Artist
Michal Ran - Ph.D Candidate, University of Chicago
Areej Sabbagh-Khoury - PhD Candidate, Tel-Aviv University
Prof. Nadim N. Rouhana - Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University in Boston, Founding director of Mada al-Carmel
Dr. Haim Yacobi - Architect and planner, Head of the MA Program in Urban Design, Bezalel, Jerusalem
Noa Levi - Lawyer and a graduate student, Tel-Aviv University
Roi Silberberg - Political educator, PhD Candidate, Haifa University

 

List of Far-Left Academics and the topics discussed:

- The Right to Refuse: Abject Theory and the Return of Palestinian Refugees / Prof. Dan Rabinowitz - Tel-Aviv University.
- Reconciliation in Peace Agreements: The Geneva Initiative as a Test Case / Yoav Kapshuk - PhD Candidate, Tel-Aviv University.
- Return as the Key for a One-State Solution / The Jaffa Group for One Democratic State- Multilingualism as a Model for Post-Utopian Multi-Existentialism /Dr. Aïm Deüelle Lüski - Tel-Aviv University, Philosopher and Artist.
- Returning to Mi'ar / Michal Ran - Ph.D Candidate, University of Chicago.
- Returning to al-Ruis /Ibraheem Abu al-Hayja- Refugee from al-Ruis and Michal Ran - Ph.D Candidate, University of Chicago.
- The right of return in Palestinian political consciousness in Israel /Areej Sabbagh-Khoury - PhD Candidate, Tel-Aviv University, and Prof. Nadim N. Rouhana - Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University in Boston, Founding director of Mada al-Carmel.
- Respondent / Dr. Haim Yacobi - Architect and planner, Head of the MA Program in Urban Design, Bezalel, Jerusalem.
- Return and compensation Tracks and second occupant as case study / Noa Levi - Lawyer and a graduate student, Tel-Aviv University
- The theoretical problems of education for a culture of return /Roi Silberberg - Political educator, PhD Candidate, Haifa University.

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University of Haifa - Tamar Katriel (Dept of Communication) to Undermine the State and Main Media at European Conference

Katriel scheduled to give a lecture about the disreputable testimonies of the "Breaking the Silence" organization to her EU financial backers. Her intent is to "challenge official state-sponsored proclamations" and "mainstream media depictions" of the "occupation regime," to create fertile ground for the creation of an Israeli fifth column or "counter-publics."

My discussion focuses on one such form of counter-discourse, generated, circulated and archived by the veterans' organization Breaking the Silence [hence, BTS]. By creating an edifice of soldiers' testimonies on their experiences as upholders of the occupation regime in the Palestinian territories, during and since the second Intifada, this group's memory activism is designed to inscribe the scene of military occupation in public memory and to trigger an open discussion of its moral implications…

Their project consists of circulating counter-memories of erratic and brutal military conduct, including memorable incidents of "moral shock" (Jasper 1997), which challenge official state-sponsored proclamations and mainstream media depictions of the occupation regime. In so doing, the soldier-activists seek to create counter - publics (Warner 2002) that will respond to their call for "epistemic responsibility" (Linell and Rommetvreit 1998) and will eventually lead the way to the end of the occupation.

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University of Haifa - Radical Israel hater Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology) Produces Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Leshem pens anti-Semitic cartoon for an Italian Pro-Arab website which depicts PM Netanyahu, an IDF soldier, and two Orthodox settlers participating in a particularly gruesome blood libel. IsraCampus refuses to reproduce this vile, malicious, defamatory cartoon on its front page. Readers unsatisfied with only the description above are invited to click here or here to see for themselves.

IsraCampus encourages outraged readers to let their feelings be known:

University of Haifa President
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University of Haifa - David Blanc (Dept of Math) uses University facilities for Personal Reasons and to Promote Draft Dodging

Blanc utilizes Haifa U computer infrastructure to garner support for his son's treason and lawbreaking. Where is Blanc's 'Equal Burden'?

From: David Blanc [mailto:BLANC@MATH.HAIFA.AC.IL]
Subject: Demonstration in support of Natan Blanc at the Qirya in Tel-Aviv on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 18:00

A demonstration in support of Natan Blanc, who has been sentenced to a tenth term of 28 days in prison for refusing to serve in the Israeli Army, will take place this coming Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 18:00 opposite the Ministry of Defence on Kaplan Street in Tel-Aviv. Please be there at 6 PM sharp.

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University of Haifa - Yousef Jabareen (Dept of Law) Brings 'Israeli Apartheid Week' to Israel

Jabareen participates in conference that promotes the BDS movement and the academic boycott of Israel. Ronen Shoval, 'Im Tirtzu' Chairman, denounces the participation of Jabareen in the 'Antisemitic propaganda campaign against Israel.'

The ["Israeli Apartheid"] conference, held as part of the "Apartheid Week," will feature Dr. Yousef Jabareen, senior lecturer at Haifa University, who will speak about "racism within the Green Line," and Dr. Haidar Eid, a professor from a Gazan university, who will speak over Skype about "the similarity between Palestine and South Africa before the removal of Apartheid laws."

Event organizers are young Arab activists who are members of the local branch of the BDS movement, which leads the international boycott campaign against Israel.

Raja Zaatara, one of the organizers and a member of Hadash party politburo, said: "The green line has a policy of apartheid and the territories have a regime of apartheid…

"If anyone in the U.S. or in Europe chooses to boycott Haifa University because it discriminates against Arabs, or Tel Aviv University because it runs more than 50 projects for the Army, I can quite understand them… The boycott is a legitimate tool of civilian struggle."

"This is yet another play of the Theater of the Absurd, which continues to break new records. Arab citizens of Israel—Israelis such as Dr. Yousef Jabareen, who lectures in Israeli academic institutions and even heads an academic institute in Israel, taking part in a conference accusing the state of Israel of apartheid," said Im Tirtzu Chairman, Ronen Shoval. "This conference is part of hallucinatory Antisemitic propaganda campaign against Israel and against Israeli democracy."

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University of Haifa - David Blanc (Dept of Math) Does his Best to Remove the Jewish State from the Equation

After completing his PhD in Mathematics, David Blanc went home to Israel and began a gig paid for by the Israeli taxpayer teaching at the University of Haifa… Blanc has urged his students to refuse to serve in the IDF, has supported Palestinian colleges that are really bases for terrorist groups, and has routinely taken a stance against anything that normative Israeli society considers as necessary for the security of the state.

Another of Blanc's accomplishments is that he taught and encouraged his son, Natan, to refuse service in the IDF, to be a "refusenik" (a.k.a. draft dodger).

Natan Blanc makes it clear he's not a pacifist. Other conscientious objectors to the IDF serve as medics or do desk jobs to help fellow Israelis. Natan Blanc, well-schooled and encouraged by his daddy, makes it clear that his refusal to serve is not religious but rather political. He says that "after four years full of terror... it is clear that the Netanyahu government, like that of his predecessor Olmert, is not interested in finding a solution to the existing situation, but rather in preserving it."

It's easy to see where young Natan gets his distorted world view on Israel: from daddy. David Blanc routinely signs anti-Israel statements and petitions, like the following:

"We, faculty members from a number of Israeli universities, wish to express our appreciation and support for those of our students and lecturers who refuse to serve as soldiers in the occupied territories… For thirty five years an entire people, some three and a half million in number, have been held without basic human rights… We hereby express our readiness to do our best to help students who encounter academic, administrative or economic difficulties as a result of their refusal to serve in the territories…"

He misuses the University of Haifa's name, as do other leftist faculty members, to attack the Israeli government in the name of "academic freedom":

"We, past and present members of academic staff of Israeli universities, express great concern regarding the ongoing deterioration of the system of higher education in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. We protest against the policy of our government which is causing restrictions of freedom of movement, study and instruction, and we call upon the government to allow students and lecturers free access to all the campuses in the Territories, and to allow lecturers and students who hold foreign passports to teach and study without being threatened with withdrawal of residence visas…"

Of course, the above involved lockdowns of campuses like Bir Zeit during a terrorism spree. Bir Zeit is a Hamas recruiting and meeting stronghold and where even the student governments are led by terrorist factions like the PFLP, Fatah and Hamas. An-Najah University even held an art exhibit in honor of the Sbarro Pizza Parlor bombing with blood and body parts of Israelis strewn around a makeshift pizzeria. Arabs attend Israeli universities, including Ariel University, but no Jews can attend "Palestinian" ones, in which student government candidates argue over who has killed more Jews.

David Blanc cloned himself with another bad apple.

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University of Haifa - Radical Israel hater Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology) Publicly Denounces his own University President

Leshem rips Haifa U President Amos Shapira on the "Segel-Plus" chat list for daring to express solidarity with soldiers and suffering Israelis under attack in the south.

Well this is another sad expression of the misunderstanding of what a university is and what it is not. As the President notes, there is a delicate balance of Jewish and Arab sensibilities in our university community, yet despite this the President's letter is a statement of nationalistic and political ethnic loyalty and insensitivity. It is not the task of a university to express support for our soldiers – the president and those of us who wish to do so can – but not as a university. If the president were really sensitive to the issues he would realize that the soldiers, whom he mentions 4 times in his letter, and some of whom indeed are of our faculty, administrative staff and students, are also there killing relatives of some of our faculty, administrative staff, and students… [Huh??? --- Isracampus] Further, it is not for him to threaten students even if they did demonstrate in anguish at the assassination of a Hamas militant – it not only their right, but their obligation if that is what they feel they should bring to wider attention. In short, it is not for the president to preach what anybody should or should not think or express. To a true university, consensus of views is anathema, and minority views are particularly precious.

I would think the most urgent thing the president should now do is pen a letter of understanding, if not support, to the sensibilities of our minority students at this time of their special anguish, as he has for the anguish this side of the National Divide.

Micah

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University of Haifa - Ultra-Leftists Mourn the "loss" of Terrorist Arch-Murderer  - University does nothing to stop them

Mayor of Haifa demands that Haifa U take steps to prevent future provocations. Haifa U belittles and refuses to denounce the incident

Dozens of Arab-Israeli students from northern Israel took part in a demonstration held at Haifa University on Thursday against Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza. During the protest, the students held a moment of silence for Hamas commander Ahmed Jabari, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Wednesday.

Among the protesters were students from Balad and other Arab political parties.

Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav sent a letter to Haifa University President Amos Shapira, in which he wrote: "We are shocked and disgusted by the ceremony in which Israeli students stood for several minutes in memory of the murderer, in an act of intentional provocation."

He called on the university to strongly condemn the event and make certain that it does not repeat itself.

Haifa University said in response that "As for today's event – it was a gathering held without the university's consent. A small number of Arab students gathered, faced by Jewish students, and the whole thing ended within a few minutes."

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University of Haifa - Tony Greenstein - ALEF Ultra-blogger - Background Check into Sadam Hussein Connection

While an activist in the student movement, Greenstein became prominent [2] in an organisation known as the British Anti-Zionist Organisation – Palestine Solidarity (BAZO). BAZO had been formed in 1975 [3] and in its early years it was simply known as BAZO or the British Anti-Zionist Organisation.[4] The appendage "Palestine Solidarity" was added much later.[5] The organisation became more well known in Britain in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

BAZO was particularly active in the UK student movement, and it was denounced by many left wing organisations as antisemitic.[6] One of the of left wing organisations that condemned BAZO for antisemitism was, as Greenstein admitted himself,[7] the Trotskyist Workers' Revolutionary Party. Given the antics of this party, which was later exposed as to include spying on prominent British Jews for Libya,[8] it says something that they accused BAZO of antisemitism. Greenstein was one of BAZO's top people having been on its Secretariat[9] and he distributed BAZO material at National Union of Students (NUS) conferences.[10]

What is of particular interest about BAZO is the funding from and control by Iraqi Ba'ath party that Greenstein admits. The Iraqi Ba'ath party were, in Greenstein's own choice of word, the "piper" calling the BAZO tune.[20]

Aaronovitch declared: "the slander campaign against me was almost certainly the work of Iraqi officials interested in the question of [NUS's] de-recognition of NUIS."[27] The Guardian also implied that it was supporters of the Iraqi regime behind the forged letter.[28] The distributors of the libel were BAZO. Greenstein admits BAZO were controlled by Ba'ath funders. He has stated that when he had enough proof to be aware of this, he resigned.[29] This subsequent resignation does not alter the fact that – by being a leading light in BAZO and a distributor of their material – Tony Greenstein was carrying out activities that Saddam Hussein's men would have approved.

It is time for Greenstein to come clean: to set the record straight and provide a full and detailed explanation about his involvement in BAZO, and the organisation's funding and control by the Iraqi Ba'ath party.

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University of Haifa & Beit Berl College - Dalit Baum Becomes a Target for the New Anti-Boycott Law

In about one month the International Solidarity Movement will hold a national conference in St. Louis, Missouri, at a Jesuit college no less, where they will train college radicals from all over the US on how to bring down the Jewish national homeland.

Dalit Baum, an Israeli math professor from Who Profits?, a division of CWOP, is the main featured guest. Ms. Baum has found her fortune touring the world to de-legitimize Israel and boasts she has cost the Israeli economy over 1.5 billion dollars in business. She also urges boycotts of any companies that aid Israel's defense industry (might stop those suicide bombers).

Ms. Baum has jobs at Haifa U. and Beit Berl, paid for by the Israeli taxpayer, but she's double dipping and being paid by the Hamas supporters at Code Pink and Global Exchange to tour America. This is to be the second Jesuit college at which she lectures, giggling to her audience at the last one about how much fun it is to promote boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel.

In San Francisco, Dalit Baum lectured last year to the Students for Justice in Palestine on how to boycott Israel and made it a point to show photos of an industrial park in Modi'in, that she called a "settlement", where Israelis worked telephone banks as customer service agents for the world. Most of Modi'in is inside the Green Line. But then again, she also called for the expulsions of all the Jews in East Jerusalem and boycotts of all the businesses in other areas of Israel, while claiming she only wanted the Judea and Samaria businesses boycotted.

Arutz Sheva ran an article only days ago about how the businessmen in Modi'in were up in arms because the EU declared their city a "settlement" and decided to boycott it. That interpretation by the EU can be credited to Dalit Baum's activities. Baum has even taken credit for similar boycotts by the EU.

Are there any Jewish lawyers out there who are willing to represent the businessmen of Modi'in who are damaged by the actions of Dalit Baum and Huwaida Arraf?

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University of Haifa - Post-Zionist Uri Bar-Joseph (Dept of International Relations) Serves as Spin Doctor for the Ayatollahs

This is true for Iran as well. It as a second rate power that is vulnerable to economic sanctions and military intervention. Its leaders have proven that, unlike Hitler, who was a compulsive gambler, they pursue a much more cautious foreign policy. The international community (and the US in particular) has learned a lot since it abandoned Czechoslovakia and failed to bomb Auschwitz.

The West is acting with growing intensity to halt Iran – mainly to protect its own strategic interests – and most experts believe the measures it is taking should be given more time before other options are considered.

… Iran has already proven during the war with Iraq that is willing to pay a heavy price of hundreds of thousands of casualties to take its revenge on whoever attacked it. The tragic irony is that an Israeli strike driven by the memory of the Holocaust may eventually lead to an existential threat on Israel.

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University of Haifa - Marcelo Svirsky (Dept of Political Science and Cardiff University) Thinks Critics of the Zionist Entity are never Critical Enough

Haifa University's political science department was long the home of the arch-hater of Israel and pseudo-academic fraud Ilan Pappe. Today it is home to Political Science Lecturer Marcelo Svirsky, currently abroad in the UK, where he is busy smearing Israel as a racist society that engages in "ethnic cleansing" and "colonialism." Marcelo Svirsky seems intent on following in Pappe's footsteps.

In the letter to [prominent French intellectual Bernard Henri] Levy, Svirsky compares the Gaddafi regime to Israel's Zionist state in the most noxious terms and adds: "But we should be under no illusions: for governments, cozying up to those who may become the future rulers of Libya would facilitate the exploitation of the country's vast resources in the future. By contrast, an Israeli-Palestinian agreement, and the stabilization of the region that would bring along, is far less attractive to Europe and the West's interests."

"I struggle to find the words to describe your ignorance here, in particular with regard to how ethnic segregation and discrimination against Israel's Palestinian citizens within the Green Line structures an imperative to fight the system."

"Fight the system" here means supporting anyone fighting against a Jewish state, using violence when "necessary." Svirsky criticizes Levy for not damning Israel when it dared to stop the terrorist flotilla designed to aid Hamas in opening up the sea lanes to bring weapons into Gaza:

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University of Haifa Cancels "Nakba Day" Activities on Campus

Finally some Common-Sense at an Israeli University

Haifa University announced Wednesday that it would not allow an event marking "Nakba Day" to take place on its campus. The early afternoon announcement came just a few hours before the event was to start.

The university said in a statement that while the event had originally been touted as "a cultural event," it turned out Tuesday that the intention was to mark "Nakba Day" – as Arab enemies of Israel call the anniversary of the founding of the Jewish state. "In these circumstances, the university decided not to allow the event to take place."

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University of Haifa –ALEF chat list gets plugged as being a source of vicious anti-Israel attacks

The tone of their attacks can’t be rivalled outside Israel for viciousness. Under the auspices of the University of Haifa, for example, anti-Semitic discourse is distributed by ALEF, an anti-Israel chat forum. It includes endorsements of terrorism, calls for the extermination of Israel and even support for Holocaust deniers.

One of Israel’s misfortunes was the premature birth of an intellectual class. Uniquely amongst the nations, Israel had its own university — Hebrew University — 20 years before statehood. Many of the European intellectuals who formed its professoriat were already infected with anti-Zionism through their discipleship to philosopher Martin Buber, who spun utopian fantasies of a binational state with Arabs and Jews united in civic harmony.

Most encouraging was the development of a pro-Zionist youth group called Im Tirtzu — “If you will it” — referring to Zionist movement founder Theodore Herzl’s famous dictum, “If you will it, it is no dream.” Im Tirtzu is a vigorous presence today on most Israeli campuses, successfully documenting and disseminating such indecencies as leftist students at a BGU campus rally giving Heil Hitler salutes to pro-Zionist students.

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Taking the "academic" Jihad to Harvard:
Dalit Baum (University of Haifa) and Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter) are Slated to Participate in Rwandan-Style "One State Solution" Conference

Harvard University is going to be hosting a conference entitled "One State Conference: Israel/Palestine and the One State Solution," scheduled to take place March 3-4.

Speakers include, Ali Abunimah, the Executive Director of the Electronic Intifada; Dalit Baum, of the BDS organization Coalition of Women for Peace; Ilan Pappe, radical left Israeli academic and fervent supporter of the BDS movement; Marc Ellis, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor University, who compares Zionism to colonialism and Israel's treatment of the Palestinians to the Nazi treatment of Jews; as well as a number of other academics and scholars who advocate similar beliefs.

"Most of the speakers are heavily involved in anti-Israel advocacy. The conference program features an activist workshop, in contrast to an academic or research framework in which different perspectives are presented… Such events represent the antithesis of constructive academic dialogue and peaceful coexistence," the NGO Monitor claimed.

"Those who promote a one-state 'solution' advocate creating an entity which would, through its merger with the Palestinian Arab population of the West Bank and Gaza and an influx of Palestinians from neighboring states, lose its Jewish majority and its Jewish character. In effect, Jewish self-determination would be nullified," the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) reported. The forum is clearly focused, therefore, on "dismantling the Jewish State of Israel."

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University of Haifa - On the Social Science chat list, Micah Leshem (Dept of Rodent Psychology) insists that Social Science Proves that all of Zionism is evil.

Two facts should be completely clear to us all in this attack on academia, and to Im Tirzu, The Institute for Zionist Strategy, The Minsiter of Education Mr. Sa'ar, and their ilk.

1. Zionism is a political Movement. An ideology. It has its mystical and Nationalistic narrative. It has nothing to do with sociology except as a subject of enquiry, and therefore has no relevance as a yardstick to assess scholarship or scholars.

2. If Im Tirzu and The Institute for Zionist Strategy and their ilk find that sociology is anti-Zionist, they should realize it is because objective science finds Zionism objectionable in the broad context of the discipline, to which nationalistic or sectarian loyalties are anathema. Sociology is not more or less anti Zionist than anti-Polisario.

Politicization of science contributed to the ultimate demise of the Nazis and the Soviets. Let us hope that we can resist the fascist pressures to politicize Israel's universities, as Prof Braverman stated this PM on Osim Seder, Arutz 2.

Micah

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On the Segel-Plus chat list at the University of Haifa, the anti-Israel extremist Micah Leshem (University of Haifa, Dept of Psychology) denounces parents who circumcise their babies:

FROM: micah leshem
TO: segel-plus@list.haifa.ac.il
Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bill is totally correct. Female circumcision, multiple child-bearing in an overcrowded planet, foot binding and leg elongation, excision of the tip of an infant's penis, breast implants and nose-docking, hatred of the other, etc - all are examples of mutilations by participants coerced into willing participation by tradition, religion, brainwashing, and most horrible of all - PARENTS.
Micah

 

Haifa University and Tel Aviv University sponsored a pseudo-academic "conference" supposedly on "gender" that featured official collaboration with the extremist pro-terror anti-Israel NGO "Machsom Watch"

http://www.gendersite.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/final-program11.pd

[The Friday night tour of Jerusalem sponsored by "Machsom Watch" is on the last page]

 

University of Haifa – Dalit Baum is caught telling Lies by Omission at USF; promotes BDS "information" and "tools" overseas

The guest speaker for that evening was Dalit Baum, who runs the anti-Israel website "Who Profits?" She is an Israeli radical leftist who in the past called for the dismantling of the Jewish state. She has boasted that she has already cost the Israeli economy in excess of 1.5 billion dollars by promoting BDS against Israeli firms worldwide. Baum bills herself as a "feminist scholar" and was introduced as such by Zunes, even though she only holds a degree in math and has never published any academic work regarding feminism. Baum made clear during the evening that she was at USF to present to the students "information" and "tools" they could use to boycott and divest from the Jewish state. Zunes commented at Baum's "courage," speaking at USF, because of Israel's new law allowing lawsuits by companies affected by BDS against activists like Baum.

Baum's lecture could only be described as a form of "lying by omission"; that is, presenting just enough information about a topic to elicit a positive or negative reaction without presenting all the facts. In some instances she just outright lied.

Baum began by showing a map of Israel and the Palestinian Authority then saying that Israel has no borders. She claimed that 3.5 million Palestinians live in the area but that the Israeli communities (settlements) had control over the main roads and implied only Jews were allowed to use them. She referred to the areas around the settlements as being "ethnically cleansed." She made no effort to point out that Arabs who are Israeli citizens are the same ethnic and religious makeup as Arabs in the Palestinian Authority nor about how various security measures were needed because Palestinian terrorists routinely attack Israelis who use those roads. Nor did she say Arabs from the PA can use those roads after getting security clearance, such as taxi drivers. She told her audience, "If you are Jewish you can go to some areas and if you're not you can't go to other areas all in a country that has no borders." This was an example of leaving out just enough information to make a false impression: if a person is an Arab and an Israeli citizen he is permitted to go anywhere any Jewish Israeli citizen goes. Palestinian Authority Arabs are restricted due to terror attacks on Israelis. Israel's lack of permanent borders is because the Arab states back in 1967 all agreed to refuse to make peace with Israel so the "borders" are in fact temporary armistice lines subject to final negotiations as part of a peace deal. Few of the students attending her lecture would have known this and clearly Baum and Zunes didn't want them to.

She objected to an unmanned robot vehicle Israel builds and use, which patrols the border urging the manufacturer be boycotted. The robot seems to have more academic publications to its credit than Baum. She talked of Caterpillar and Rachel Corrie and Gaza
and told the audience Israel routinely bulldozes homes with people in them. She falsely claimed the Israelis just pull up to civilian homes for no reason and give the occupants only a few moments to flee, "if you are very old or disabled you die." This was blatant lying. Home demolitions only are used to destroy homes that were used as bomb factories or homes of suicide bombers and they are not random.

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What passes for academic publication at the University of Haifa:
University of Haifa - Yuval Yonay (Dept of Sociology), anti-Israel Marxist sociologist and expert on "Queer Studies," publishes "academic" article claiming Israel silences its Arab athletes

Israeli media discourse is by and large intolerant towards views that challenge its nationalistic fundamentals. The same discursive rules are evident in the way both the sport media and fans respond to opinions expressed by Arab soccer players. While the talkbackers’ responses tend to be more aggressive and vicious than those of journalists and commentators, the spirit of the two groups studied is similar: both rebuff Palestinian players’ political statements and refuse to sympathize or engage with them in a serious dialogue.

When the Palestinian players dare to make critical statements, a very common response is to draw a strict dividing line between ‘clean’ sports and ‘dirty’ politics, claiming that the former must remain clearly separated from the latter. ... The public discourse puts them back ‘in their place’ and reminds them that they are neither qualified nor have the moral authority to represent the Arab public.

... Summarizing our findings, it is evident that the Arab-Palestinian soccer players who excel on the turf are prevented from serving as a channel to convey the voice of Palestinian citizens in Israel. When they try to fulfil such a role, they are vehemently silenced and sent back to the turf. Paradoxically, the attempts of Arab-Palestinian politicians to carry the same voice are also futile.

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University of Haifa - Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology), writing in the Segel-Plus chat list on October 6, 2011, defends the vandalizing of Joseph's Tomb in Nablus by Palestinians and the painting of swastikas on the shrine as "resistance":

From: Micah Leshem <micahl@psy.haifa.ac.il>
To: SEGEL-PLUS@list.haifa.ac.il
Sent: October 6, 2011

"No. It was intended as resistance to the occupation, which imposed 'Jewish Holiness' on the Palestinian Sheik's tomb by force of arms and by Settlers, and at the cost of many Palestinian lives.

"It was not a Jewish holy place before the occupation. In that it differs from, eg the Wailing Wall, etc.

"Hence it is not in the province of the Jewish-Arab Center, and should not be so.

"It is an intentional provocation adding insult to injury to suggest that it is in any way comparable to what happened in Tuba– which was an act of hate, racism, and terror inflicted on innocent people in their place of worship.

"The distinction is clear.

"Micah"

 

University of Haifa - Gavriel Solomon (Dept of Education) says Israel's Citizenship law is like the Nazi Nuremberg Laws.

Israeli educational psychologist Prof. Gavriel Solomon said that "the idea of Judenrein (Jew free zone), or Arab-rein is not new... Some might say 'how can you compare us to Nazis'. I am not talking about the death camps, but about the year 1935. There were no camps yet but there were racist laws. And we are heading forward towards these kinds of laws. The government is clearly declaring our incapacity for democracy."

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University of Haifa - Law School denounced by Prof. Shlomo Avineri for Banning Hatikva; Compares them to Neturei Karta Fanatics

I am not aware of Jews or Muslims who have asked any British public body whatsoever not to play the anthem as it "hurts their feelings."

...

It is a shame that there are individuals at the University of Haifa who are leading themselves down a path that is reminiscent of that of Neturei Karta. Democracy demands a fine balance between the majority and the rights of the minority, and Israel has failed to find this proper balance in many aspects of life. But one must remember that rights are not only for the minority, but for the majority, too - and certainly when it comes to the level of symbolism.

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University of Haifa - Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology) shares his thoughts about getting rid of "Hatikva"

To: Segel-Plus Chat List, University of Haifa
From:  Micah Leshem <micah.leshem@psy.haifa.ac.il>

Adding the Crescent to the flag is a possibility. The UK put a number of flags together to make the British flag. And the UK includes Angles, Scots, Celts, Welsh, Irish, Jews and more, under the common name of British. You will be corrected if you call a Jew living in England an "English Jew". They consider themselves British Jews. So adding 'Palestine' to 'Israel' is another possibility, or as a long-standing Jewish organization is suggesting - Canaan. Of course there can be many other solutions once we are able to discuss this.

The only reason David had to suggest it beating about the bush is because in our current discourse certain ideas or views invite a violent reaction. Personal safety of the discussants is threatened, as happened, eg, with our colleague Ilan Pappe and his family.

There is no earthly reason why a country with a large Jewish community needs hegemony, secured by discrimination, repression and brute force, and flaunting the symbols now associated therewith.

Micah

 

Micah Leshem added the following proposal on June 28

From: Micah Leshem <micah.leshem@psy.haifa.ac.il>
To: segel-plus@list.haifa.ac.il

An equitable solution would be to have Hatikva and Bilady Bilady (PLO anthem) sung at graduation ceremonies.

Micah

 

Names of Academic Crusaders against Hatikva at Haifa U

“We support the freedom of expression and demonstration, but the attempt to present the law faculty in Haifa as an anti-Zionist and anti-Israeli entity is illegitimate,” they wrote…

… Professor Michael Birnhack of Tel Aviv University Law faculty, who initiated the letter, said the support stems mainly from a deep concern for Israeli society.

“The question of whether to sing the anthem at the end of the ceremony is a legitimate question that is worth debating,” he stressed, adding that “what is illegitimate is that those who hold different views from the other side to the discussion immediately get labeled as anti-Zionists”.

“There is no connection between the decision to sing the anthem at an academic ceremony and the Zionist or anti-Zionist nature of an individual or institution,” Prof. Birnhack noted.

Names of Signatories found here [in Hebrew]

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University of Haifa Outlaws the Israeli National anthem, Hatikva

At a recent graduation ceremony for law school students, the singing of Hatikva was prohibited. Evidently the decision was that of the law school dean, Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren. Her email is elkiniva@law.haifa.ac.il. Hatikva was evidently banned because of fears that singing it could offend the delicate sensitivities of University of Haifa Arab students. Their sensitivities are already under assault because there are Israeli flags at the University, and because the University holds Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies and Israeli Memorial Day ceremonies. I have seen with my own eyes Arab students singing the PLO "national anthem" on campus and also waving PLO and Hamas flags. The university has not banned that. The law school at the University of Haifa is well known as a den of radical leftists.

Maariv reports the story (in Hebrew, here: http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/253/445.html)

Ben Dror Yemini, depiuty editor at Maariv, denounced the University of Haifa for this (here in Hebrew). He described the decision as "academic hooliganism" and as evidence of the suppression of real academic freedom by Israel's Arab nationals and radical Jewish leftists.

Want to complain? Write to:

University of Haifa:
President of the University of Haifa
Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev
University of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905
Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8240101
Fax: 972-4-8240281
E-mail: abenzeev@univ.haifa.ac.il

Rector of the University of Haifa
Prof. David Faraggi
University of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905 Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8288094
Fax: 972-4-8342101
Email: faraggi@stat.haifa.ac.il

Chairman of the Board of Governors
Mr. Leon Charney
Law Office of Leon H. Charney
Broadway 1441
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-819-0994
E-mail: charney@lhcharney.com
University "Friends of" Offices Outside Israel are listed here: http://www.haifa.ac.il/html/html_eng/friends.htm

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University of Haifa - Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology) invents a historic narrative

----- Forwarded Message ----
From:
Micah Leshem
To: Segel plus <segel-plus@research.haifa.ac.il>

Myself and my Arab neighbours live in Halissa on a street named after a commander of the Etzel which carried out the Dir Yassin massacre (sic), and to get to Hadar we cross the recently dedicated flyover commemorating Brigade 22 which lobbed Davidka bombs into the Arabs crowded in the market to escape, killing maiming and sowing terror and a stampede to the Port that overwhelmed the British guards.

If memorials are part and parcel of our tragic history here, it behooves AB Yehoshua and like-minded folk to promote the dedication of memorials to the Arab citizens of Haifa who lost their lives, and those that lost their homes, and the tragic expulsion/exodus, etc. A dedicated museum would not be out of place either. And in predominantly Arab parts of the town, it behooves us to let the local community decide on their street names.
We also had an Arab vice mayor in our city, but few of our compatriots of the other ethnicity forget his shameful expulsion by the council mob led by the current mayor in 2006.

That epitomizes the "sharing" - we (the Jews) will token share with the Arabs so long as they do not question our absolute mastery. Do not forget who is The Boss here. And so they will continue to live in streets named after Heroes that killed them, and Ethnic Ideologies movements intent on their dispossession (eg 'Zionism Ave' in the heart of Arab Haifa).

Simple thoughts for truer consideration and mutual respect in our city.
Micah

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University of Haifa and Beit Berl College - Working from Within for a New Holocaust: Dalit Baum (Jihad Feminist)

Apparently, neither Haifa U nor Beit Berl mind having their names linked to the annihilationist efforts of Dalit Baum against Jews. Baum routinely breaks Israeli law by organizing money and supplies to the Hamas in Gaza and in general by calling for the end of the Jewish state. Her self-described "career" is devoted to working in support of "existing divestment campaigns" in the US, as well as helping to build new ones through "education." "Global Exchange" has been part of the "Viva Palestina Tours and Flotilla" campaign to aid Hamas since their inception.

… Dalit Baum admits she does not want Israel to exist at all, at least not as any Jewish state. "Palestine," all of Palestine including Haifa and Tel Aviv, is "occupied" by the Jews. In a lecture she gave in San Francisco for the benefit of the pro-terror "Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)," an ISM group, she explained that while some might think her campaign pertains only to the West Bank and Gaza, she really does not distinguish at all between "occupation" within the state of Israel itself and that in the West Bank when she calls for the end to "occupation." What she really wants is the end to Israel.

… "Global Exchange" supports Hamas in its quest to destroy Israel and world Jewry. When Dalit Baum lectured the Berkeley SJP last year she boasted she had cost the Israeli economy billions of dollars through disrupting its ties with Europe. She also boasted about how she interfered with security checkpoints in Israel designed to keep out terrorists who kill Israeli civilians. Her new campaign in the United States seeks to promote the same agenda in America, particularly in US colleges. The officers of Haifa and Beit Berl should remove Dalit Baum from her teaching positions immediately.

Why not Contact them?

Rector of the University of Haifa
Prof. David Faraggi
University of
Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905
Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8288094
Fax: 972-4-8342101
Email: faraggi@stat.haifa.ac.il

Director General of Beit Berl College:
Ruthie Gavri
Phone 972-9-7476302
ruth@beitberl.ac.il

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

The University of Haifa's Rabid Israel Hater Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology) finds who is at fault, on the anti-Semitic "ALEF" Chat List

Over 40 years, we have successfully, willingly, deviously and surreptitiously, bound ourselves to a policy of colonial expansion. Israel will extend from the Mediterranean in the west, to the Jordan River Rift Valley in the east. For N(etanyahu), there never was any intention to negotiate peace, his vision is clearer than of all his predecessors. He has produced a plethora of preconditions designed put off, shackle, and humiliate any negotiating partner. They ranged from the unconscionable during negotiations (accelerated settlement expansion, Palestinian home demolitions, expulsions, and discriminatory and restrictive laws and regulations) to the ludicrous not merely to recognize Israel (which they have) (sic), but to do so as a State for Jews. In addition, N(etanyahu) has stated to an enthusiastic US congress that Jerusalem is not negotiable, neither the majority of settlements, neither the Jordan Valley, and the Palestinian State will not armed. Thus the starting point for negotiations is for a Palestinian state of 4 reservations communicating by corridors and surrounded by Israel controlling all access. These preconditions torpedo negotiations, and other are freely added, the latest being that negotiation is not possible with the Palestinians because they include the Hamas because it does not recognize Israel. If Hamas were as formidable as Hezbollah, Israel would negotiate, as it did with Hezbollah, and with the Palestinian Fatah before that.

A new precondition N(etanyahu) seems to be nurturing is the release of Hamas' Israeli soldier prisoner, Shalit. Again the double-speak - N(etanyahu) actually opposes the deal on offer. Patently, Hamas leadership cannot compromise on the conditions they set. They know that the moment he is freed they will all be killed by Israeli drones, like their leader Sheikh Yassin, blown up in his wheelchair with a score of other casualties by a guided missile, some years after a deal for his release from Israeli prison. As long as they have Shalit, Israel is "hooped" not to kill them. That stalemate has lasted for 5 years, suits both sides, and will persist until we discover his whereabouts and mount a rescue operation.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - McCarthyism at Haifa U

Meretz Knesset Member Zahava Gal-On forced Haifa University to cancel a joint appearance with National Union Knesset Member Dr. Michael Ben-Ari because she refused to sit down with him on the same panel.

"I am not prepared participate in any panel with Ben-Ari because he is a fascist, a racist and a Kahanist [followed of the late Rabi Meir Kahane] and is not legitimate," said Gal-On.

… [MK Ben-Ari] "It is clear that the left exploits Haifa University, which surrenders to Gal-On's dictates. This is McCarthyism," he said, referring to the United States in the 1950s, when Sen. Joe McCarthy tried to rid the government of suspected Communists.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Prof. William Freedman (Dept of English Literature) Endorses Staying Home on Land Day to Mourn Israel's Existence

In posting to the "Segel-Plus" List

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: William Freedman <
freedman@research.haifa.ac.il>
To: Segel plus <
segel-plus@research.haifa.ac.il>
Sent: Mon, April 11, 2011 2:04:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Segel-plus]
הירשת וגם רצחת וגם הענשת את הזוכרים?

I want to add my name and personal revulsion to this. The headline in today's Haaretz, English version, is: 'Ministry Hunts for Arab Teachers Absent on Land Day'. This sickens and, as a Jewish Israeli, deeply shames me. Given this, if I taught in a public school, I'd stay home on Land Day, partly in identification with those who protest the grave injustice the day demarks (sic), partly to protest this revolting suppression of the right to express and peacefully act on one's convictions. In fact, I'd strongly urge all Jewish teachers of conscience to do precisely that next March 30th. I'd ask, with sorrow and outrage, What have we come to? but the question is superflouous. We know.
Bill

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University of Haifa - The World according to Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology), posted on the "Segel-Plus" discussion list at the University of Haifa on February 7, 2011:

While Israel is one of the stable regimes in the Middle East, it is also one of the major destablizers of the Middle East. With its consistent policy of stealing Arab lands and populating them with Jews, daily outrages against Arabs and their homes, their endless mass detention, its periodic brutal military adventures involving the mass killings of Arab citizens, and persistent refusal to negotiate peace in good faith (eg the Saudi initiative, UN 242) it has contributed much to the rift between Arabs and their leadership.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Dalit Baum (Dept of Women's Studies) Agitating for Sanctions against Israel; Reported by Ilan Pappe and friends

So Israel vows to keep building homes in illegally occupied East Jerusalem (Report, 19 November). Today the British security corporation G4S and the French company Veolia, which collects waste for UK local authorities and universities, will stand accused of complicity in Israeli human rights violations. Israeli academic Dalit Baum will give evidence in London to a tribunal on Palestine that G4S is aiding her country's war crimes by providing equipment for checkpoints, prisons and illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. Moreover, Adri Neiuwhof, a Swiss-based expert on public contract regulations, will cite Veolia's profits from the occupation as a partner in the Jerusalem light rail project that links west Jerusalem to settlements.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Hysterical Tenured Left reacts to Im Tirtzu students

The tenured radical Left at the University of Haifa is hysterical and in panic. It seems that students from the local chapter of the Zionist "Im tirtzu" student organization have started attending classes of some of the radicals, taking notes and threatening to cite what the faculty members say in class. On other campuses, Im Tirtzu students have already started to tape lectures with small cameras or cell phones.

That has the tenured Left at the University of Haifa soiling itself. In recent days the chat list of faculty members at the university has been flooded with hysterical postings by leftist faculty members denouncing the students as fascists and for violating the "rights" of the professors. Most of the hysterics are coming from the very same University of Haifa professors who sponsored and collected a petition a few years back demanding that army officers be prevented from giving talks to students in high schools. So you can see they have a very sophisticated appreciation of academic freedom. One of the posteurs was Prof. Gabi Salomon, quoted in the press last week as comparing the proposed loyalty oath for immigrants to Israel to Nazi Germany's genocide of Jews.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa – Prof. David Faraggi, the new Rector, denounces the Ariel cultural boycott as "not legitimate"

Haifa University's new rector, Professor David Farji added that it was the lecturers' right not to go to the territories for ideological motives, but that a boycott was not legitimate.

"The Ariel college is a wonderful institution responsible for serious studies. There is no doubt as to its legitimacy, regardless of its geographic location," he said.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

A Review of the Bash-Israel Pre-Conference organized by Far-Leftist Academics prior to the Prestigious International Geographical Union’s regional conference held in Tel Aviv

As happens so often, the ideological opinion offered by Israeli scholars, under the banner of free speech and pluralism, at these conferences was primarily monolithic, anti-Israel, and leftist. If scholars were somehow still able to leave these conferences with a neutral or positive view about Israel, it was in spite of the best efforts of Israel’s academics who organized the pre-conferences, not because of them.

... For Newman, only one voice should be heard in a democratic society, the voice of critique and anti-state hatred. The only ‘beacon of light’ in Israel are the organizations and individuals who compare the country to a fascist state and the only “value” of democracy is the voice of extremism. On the other side democracy is having a “black day” when other organizations use free speech to critique those who critique.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa – Sami Smooha (Department of Sociology) claims the Jewish State of Israel cannot be “both democratic and Jewish”

Sami Smooha, who is professor of sociology at the University of Haifa, said that Israel is neither a liberal nor a constitutional democracy, but something special. In the past he has termed Israel an “ethnic democracy,” but he now declined to use any term containing the word “democracy” to describe Israel. He emphasizes that he is a sociologist, not a political philosopher, and as such he maintains that Israel cannot be both democratic and Jewish. ... As an antidote to Israel’s specialness Smooha recommends a special kind of anti-Semitism. Smooha argues that Israel’s Jews don’t want a Jewish and democratic state but rather a Zionist and democratic state, which is somehow worse. A “Zionist” state maintains that it is connected to all the world’s Jews and engages in Zionist “projects,” such as settling Jews in Israel, trying to create an amalgamated Jewish identity out of new immigrants, and consolidating Jewish dominance through law and politics. ... Smooha’s call for an “end to the millet system” is code for repealing legislation that takes into account the Jewish identity of Israeli citizens. ...Smooha’s vision is an Israel without a national or ethnic identity, albeit a state with a lot of Jews—much like Florida. There would be this significant difference: Unlike Florida, in this state a particular ethnic minority does get to be recognized as an official “national minority,” with cultural autonomy and other semi-national rights.

... He wants the Palestinians to be Palestinians and the Jews to be democratic, and essentially he calls on Israel’s Jews to discriminate against themselves. His justification is that the Jews are colonial settlers and therefore don’t really have rights. He did say that he thinks Israel’s Jews have the right to self-determination though not sovereignty. But it is hard to see how Jewish self-determination could find expression if his laundry list of policy recommendations were adopted.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Ron Kuzar (Dept of English Literature) Stars at the Conference Demanding the Destruction of Israel

The University of Haifa event was evidently an initiative once again of the Arab student union. Held in the large Safdia Auditorium on campus with about 30 people in the audience, the “conference” consisted of two anti-Israel Arab speakers and one anti-Israel Jewish speaker. This is pluralism and balance these days in Israeli academia.

Kuzar states: “Israeli-Zionist ethnicity is an injurious discriminatory one inside Israel, a thieving and apartheid set of policies towards Palestinians.”

Isracampus Update:
The entire videotape of Kuzar’s speech at the “Destroy Israel Day” symposium is now available and can be viewed by anyone. At least anyone with a strong stomach. The speech appears here:
Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xNHhCWsHL0
Part II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENnFW4S87o

(Youtube only allows tapes up to 10 minutes so it had to be broken into two sections to post) The video quality in not the best but Kuzar’s words can be clearly heard and it can be clearly seen that it is Kuzar speaking.

Anyone with the slightest doubt as to the accuracy of what was cited above is invited to sit through his recorded talk.

So what are we to make of the fact that Kuzar falsely denied those very same citations when attributed to him, lying boldfaced to the entire academic staff of the University of Haifa? Kuzar also deliberately posted his (sanitized? fabricated?) alleged “lecture notes” to convey an incorrect representation of what he said in his talk. He lied so many times on the Segel Plus list in the past two weeks that I am not sure I can count all the instances.

So just how does Kuzar now propose to explain his behavior? Well, we thought we would help him out a bit with this. We have prepared a list of excuses from which he can choose one, just placing an “X” next to the one that appeals to him most:

1. Kuzar’s dog ate the REAL lecture notes for his talk.
2. The real Ron Kuzar is being held in an island with an iron mask on his face and his evil twin gave the talk at the “Destroy Israel Day” symposium.
3. The symposium talk was presented by a clone of Ron Kuzar developed by biomed scientists at the Technion war institution.
4. Kuzar forgot what he himself had said at the symposium.
5. Aliens from outer space took control of Kuzar’s mouth and made him say what he said at the symposium.
6. The youtube tapes were falsified by the SHABAK in the same way that the Gaza Flotilla tapes were, and Kuzar has Hamas witnesses to prove it.
7. It was not really Kuzar speaking those words but people hidden outside the Safdie auditorium on a grassy knoll.
8. A dybbuk took possession of Kuzar’s soul until it can be exorcised.
9. “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” (--Richard Pryor)
10. Let’s hire Johnny Cochrane and then go see if we can find the REAL lecturer who gave that talk.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Uri Bar-Joseph (Dept of International Relations) Fabricates "New History"; Discovers that Israel Itself Caused the 1973 Yom Kippur War because it refused to make peace with Egypt

In other words, Israel had two options: to progress with a diplomatic process that guaranteed, already at the start, a peace agreement with Egypt in exchange for the evacuation of all of Sinai, or to enter a war that the Arab side would initiate with the goal of motivating Israel to embark on such a diplomatic process.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Dalit Baum (Dept of Women's Studies) trains how to boycott Israel at an International Solidarity Movement meeting

Dalit Baum gives a lecture on how to boycott Israel during her ISM tour to the US. She discusses the scanner at the Kalandia checkpoint and describes her activities that got the Danish parliament to stop selling the Dutch-made scanner to Israel. Baum also gives details on how she got Dexia bank to stop loaning money to Jews for homes in settlements.

Click here to view the full lecture

Click here for more details about Dalit Baum's lecture.

If you feel that Dalit Baum's has abused her State-funded position in a way that will cost Israelis jobs, please complain to University of Haifa and Beit Berl College administrators. They too have families in Israel who are threatened by this woman:

President of the University of Haifa
Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev
Tel:
972-4-8240101
Fax: 972-4-8288110
E-mail: abenzeev@univ.haifa.ac.il

President of Beit Berl College
Dr. Tamar Ariav
Tel: 972 (9) 747 8701
Fax: 972 (9) 7478700
Email: ariavt@beitberl.ac.il

 

University of Haifa - A Covert Look at Dalit Baum (Dept of Women's Studies)

Dalit Baum’s specialty is promoting BDS, or Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel as a modern extension of the Arab League Boycott. As a radical member of the Coalition of Women for Peace, an NGO set up mostly by lesbian academics in support of the Arabs getting whatever they want from Israel, Dalit Baum has further carved out a niche for herself in the subgroup titled Who Profits From the Occupation? You want to know who profits from the “Occupation”? Dalit Baum profits, that’s who. Baum was the founder of the radical group Black Laundry that is composed of radical lesbians who support the misogynist Arabs in their quest to dismantle the Jewish state.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa – Yuval Yonay (Dept of Sociology, specialized in "Queer Studies") endorses the decision by a restaurant in Haifa to deny entry to Israeli soldiers on University of Haifa chat list

The death of academic standards? Can the University of Haifa explain why such a person serves on its faculty?

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa – Avraham Oz (Dept of Theater) smears Israel Science Adviser Professor Israel Hanokuglo

To represent this as "racism" or "racialism" is the height of absurdity. Similar genetic research has been used to show that in some rural English regions the population is descendent from Flemish migrants. In fact, the disease in question is also common among Jews who emigrated from Syria. The Left has launched a libel campaign against Hanokuglo. In the message below is a letter being circulated by one Abraham Oz, a Theater lecturer at the University of Haifa and a far-leftist. The message speaks for itself, and will -- in all probability -- form the basis of a libel suit against Abraham Oz by Dr. Hanokuglo.

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The IDF shows discrimination: ignores the insubordination of 350 academic “rabbis” and the anti-Israel ALEF forum at Haifa University

The IDF also has a hesder (arrangement) with the University of Haifa, where some 40 staff members signed a petition calling for insubordination. At that university, senior officers from the National Security College study for a master's degree (Ilan Pappe also taught in that program). In addition, naval cadets and officers from Military Intelligence study there for bachelor's degrees. And lo and behold, in the university's central computer, in a file entitled "war criminals," a group called Aleph published photographs of dozens of officers and by doing so blacklisted them. (The list includes Gabi Ashkenazi, Yohanan Locker, Yigal Slovik, Yoav Mordechai, Avi Blot, Yuval Halamish, Herzi Halevi and Gur Rosenblatt, as well as former foreign minister Tzipi Livni.)

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Ron Kuzar (Dept of English) calls for world boycott against Bar Ilan University

"I do find some similarities between South-Africa's apartheid and Israel's conduct in the occupied territories...The boycott against Bar-Ilan University is fully justified since this university actively supports a college which is part of the settlement apparatus."

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa – Haggai Kupermintz remains unrepentant in his participation in a blood libel

Recently University of Haifa lecturer in "peace education," Haggai Kupermintz, was taken to task for never having apologized for being one of the signatories on a petition from a few years ago containing a blood libel. The petition accused Israel of planning to conduct genocidal atrocities the moment the Allied invasion of Iraq was to begin. The war and came went and no Israeli genocide against Arabs. Kupermintz never retracted or apologized for his role in this. The petition was published on the pro-jihad Aljazeera and on many other anti-Semitic web sites.

When challenged about this on the "Segel-Plus" chat list of University of Haifa faculty members, Kupermintz posted this response:

RE: [Segel-plus] Fw: Conceits of the Academic Far Left
Thu, November 19, 2009 11:36:39 PM
From: Haggai Kupermintz <kuperh@construct.haifa.ac.il>
To: segel-plus@research.haifa.ac.il

Ah, but you got it all wrong, Stevie! In fact, word got out to the Bush administration that the infamous leftist, Marxist, Antisematic (sic), Noe-Nazi (sic), Anachist (sic), Self-hating Jewboy Mafia of the Haifa branch of Bir Zeit university is behind the petition. As if Saddam wasn't enough... He immediately and personally gave orders to halt the cleansing operation. We understand your frustration that we saved our beloved Palestinian people, but at least give us credit for our achievement. Surly, you know what we eldres (sic) can accomplish. Don't under estimate us!

 

A Little Problem of Consistency at the University of Haifa

A university in Norway is calling for worldwide boycotts of Israel. Meanwhile the president and the rector of the University of Haifa have taken to the airwaves to denounce that initiative. See this: http://newmedia-eng.haifa.ac.il/?p=1415

The only problem? They have done nothing about the members of the faculty at the University of Haifa who are themselves calling for a worldwide boycott of Israel! Prof. Daphna Carmeli, Prof. Yoram Carmeli, and Prof. Vered Kraus are listed here.

These University of Haifa leftist anti-Zionists were calling for such a boycott against Israel and against Israeli universities even before the recent call for such a boycott issued by anti-Israel extremist Neve Gordon from Ben Gurion University.

Want to let the heads of the University know what you think of this “inconsistency”? Write to University of Haifa:

President of the University of Haifa
Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev
University of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905 Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8240101
Fax: 972-4-8240281
E-mail: abenzeev@univ.haifa.ac.il

Rector of the University of Haifa
Prof. Yossi Ben-Artzi
University of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905 Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8240405
Fax: 972-4-8342101
Email: yossib@univ.haifa.ac.il

Chairman of the Board of Governors
Mr. Leon Charney
Law Office of Leon H. Charney
Broadway 1441
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-819-0994
E-mail: charney@lhcharney.com

University "Friends of" Offices Outside Israel are listed here: http://www.haifa.ac.il/html/html_eng/friends.htm

 

 

University of Haifa – Student Union Head claims that Haifa U management turns a blind eye to far-leftist indoctrination

The Haifa University Student Union has distributed a calendar diary containing an advertisement calling readers to know who the “anti-Israeli lecturers” are, in Haifa U. and in other academic institutions throughout Israel. The advertisement contains the web address of IsraCampus – a website devoted to exposing lecturers who are employed in Israeli universities, yet openly agitate against the state of Israel. ... The head of the Haifa University Student Union, Felix Kuritni, said that he believes that the decision to print the advertisement was justified. “Students who study here need to know who their lecturers are and if there are lecturers who oppose the State of Israel it is important to publish their names. ... Unfortunately the campus management turns a blind eye and continues to allow all kinds of political cells like Hadash and Balad to hold conventions on campus.”

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa – YNet quotes University and Student Union Heads defending IsraCampus.Org.il’s right to publish ad that denounces Anti-Israel Lecturers in Student Union daily planner

Students at Haifa University are outraged over the contents of an ad included in a daily planner distributed by the Student Union at the beginning of the academic year. The ad urges students to become aware of "anti-Israel lecturers" from universities across the country, including the Haifa institute. A complaint was sent to University President Professor Aaron Ben Ze'ev pointing to incitement. … Chairman Felix Koritney commented, "It's an advertisement bought and published in the planner as by other advertisers. We went over the content and it is fine by us. It informs the students, in the way other websites inform of corruption and ethics violations…Students should know who they take classes with. We love the State of Israel and support it and see no wrong with the ad." Haifa University issued a statement reading, "In accordance with its policy and the student rights law, the University of Haifa allows freedom of speech on campus, even when it opposes the contents of opinions, so long as no State laws were violated."

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Israel hater Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology), cheers on Neve Gordon's call for a Boycott against Israeli "apartheid"

There is no consensus on political issues, theories abound, and Gordon, as a political scientist, has one which he propounds. Quite possibly his LAT article reflects his personal views too, but in this particular case there is a grey area between his personal views and his professional analyses, and that is what lends credence to his analysis and probably irks the rightists no end. It is both his academic and personal freedom that irks them, ie his freedom to express views they loath.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa – Micah Leshem (Dept of Psychology) Supports Gordon's Call for Worldwide boycott of Israel

On Thursday, August 20 the LA Times published an op-ed in which Ben Gurion University Professor Neve Gordon wrote that the question that kept him up at night, both as a parent and as an Israeli citizen, was how to ensure that his two children as well as the children of his Palestinian neighbors do not grow up in an apartheid regime. He concluded that the only thing that the only workable solution would be "massive international pressure." (1) Following the publication of the article there has been such a vehement and aggressive attack against Gordon in Israel (2), that we believe "massive international pressure" will be needed to keep him from being fired from his job.

We are protecting here more than one person and one job. Help us protect the ability to talk openly about the Israeli occupation and about nonviolent options to address it, such a boycott, divestment, and sanctions.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa – A.B. Yehoshua can’t seem to tell the difference between reality and the plot of one of his stories

I have long felt that many of the finest creative minds in the literary world, whether poets, dramatists, or novelists, must be taken cum grano when they see fit to pronounce on political issues. Not all, of course, but perhaps most. It is as if they are occupationally prone to conceiving the political arena as part of an aesthetic framework, susceptible to snug resolutions, rather than the messy and often insoluble dynamic that it is. They tend to confuse, in the words of E.M. Forster [8], plot with story … But Yehoshua represents a different case in point. He is not a foreigner but an Israeli writer whose ancestry, political engagement, and proximity to actual events should, one might assume, have freed him from the web of fantasy in which the literary mind is so easily snared and served to alert him to the structure of reality.

During one of our supper conversations in the university refectory, the subject turned to Israel’s impending disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Yehoshua, whose sympathies are robustly on the left and who tends to identify with those whom he regards as underdogs, a.k.a. the Palestinians, could not contain his enthusiasm for the process, making light of my skepticism. The great man knew. All would be well. It had to be. The Palestinians would recognize Israel’s readiness to endure sacrifices, would surely be grateful for the greenhouses and infrastructure left behind to promote their nascent economy, and would respond in good faith to this new and impressive initiative.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

“Affirmative Action” at the University of Haifa: Supervisor of the Fabrication of the Tantora Massacre Thesis promoted to Full Professor

The University of Haifa just decided to promote Prof. Kais Firro to the rank of full professor, despite the fact that Firro has very few academic publications to his record. Firro is best known for having been the formal thesis advisor to the anti-Israel extremist Teddy Katz, in which the thesis fabricated an imaginary “massacre” of Arabs in the village of Tantora by the Alexandroni battalion of the Palmach during Israel’s War of Independence. Katz later admitted in court that the allegation was a fabrication. For details, see this: http://weeklystandard.com/check.asp?idArticle=99&r=jjldm While the malicious Ilan Pappe, back then on the faculty of the University of Haifa in political science, has generally been assumed to be the driving force behind the fabrication, Kais Firro officially supervised and approved the thesis and gave it a grade of 97. The University later revoked Katz’ degree and refused to recognize the thesis.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

Why does University of Haifa sociologist Sammy Smooha cheer for Israel's enemies?

It's not just that Smooha embraces anti-Israel Arab elements and supports them in their attacks on Israel's existence. It's that he feels that Israel as a Jewish state is nothing more than an "ethnic democracy" for Jews, by which he means something BAD. He has built his career on claims that Oriental or Sephardic Jews are victims of discrimination in Israel. He has demonstrated little interest in the plight of Oriental Jews being bombed and rocketed by Palestinians in Sderot and Netivot in Israel’s south.. … the origins of the Smoohas in Israel's sociology world as "dedicated to advancing their ideology that they have come to focus far more on rewriting Israel's history than on examining the issues of the greatest concern to Israeli society today. Their proclivity for myth-smashing, coupled with their commitment to imported theoretical models preclude any serious discussion of the unique aspects of Israeli life and cause them to downplay, or even distort, historical facts. These problems are so acute that they call into question the credibility of sociological research in Israel.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Head of Board of Govs of Haifa U makes excuses for the Judenrein Rally of the Jihad Sheikh

Charney, who was a layer before becoming involved in politics and real estate, also said that if the issue had been taken to court, it would have forced the legal system to better define the limitations of freedom of speech on campus - a positive development, he said, as the universities were not capable of making the decision on their own.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

University of Haifa - Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi's (Dept of Psychology) leads the movement for "Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions" against Israel

Join the US Campaign to Mark the 4th Anniversary of the Palestinian Civil Society Call for BDS ("Boycott, Divest, Sanction")

July 9th, 2009

To view and print a full-size black-and-white version of this flyer, please click here.

For more details and to see the full original article, go here

 

Haifa University – Bill Freedman and 230 other academics vow to disobey anti-Nakba laws if passed

According to the declaration, the proposals are "harshly anti-democratic, and all gravely violate basic rights essential to democracy and to freedom of expression." … The initiative to circulate the declaration began when Professor Bill Freedman of Haifa University sent an email to his colleagues on the matter.

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Haifa University – Gideon Sa’ar taking Haifa University to the Council for Higher Education over Salah’s lecture

Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar is planning a debate at the Council for Higher Education over Sheikh Raed Salah's lecture at Haifa University on Wednesday. According to the minister, the Islamic Movement leader took advantage of academic freedom in order to incite against Israel. Salah claimed during his visit to the university that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu planned "to dig additional tunnels under the al-Aqsa Mosque and rebuild the Temple on the Temple Mount."

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Haifa University - Lecture Hall at Haifa University made Judenrein - Jewish students barred from attending lecture by head of the Islamic (Islamofascist) movement of Israel

Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Raed Salah gave a talk to Arab students at Haifa University on Wednesday, while Jewish students were not allowed into the lecture hall. The Jewish students expressed their outrage at how the hard-line sheikh was let in to the campus, but the university said it couldn't prevent Salah's entrance, saying that they had their hands tied.'

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University of Haifa - As'ad Ghanem (Dept of Political Science) declares founding of the State of Israel “a colonial action”; denies that Israel is a democracy

The only man in Israel deemed worthy of writing it is Dr. As'ad Ghanem, who by chance or not, was also the main drafter of a document entitled "The Future Vision of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel." This document includes these civic pearls: "Israel is the outcome of a colonialist action which was initiated by the Jewish-Zionist elites ... [it] was established by colonial states ... it continues conflicting with its neighbors incessantly ... and implementing a colonialist policy ... Israel cannot be defined as a democratic state. It can be defined as an ethnocratic state ... the state must acknowledge responsibility for the Nakba ... [it] should recognize the Palestinian Arabs as an indigenous national group that has a right to choose its representatives directly."

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University of Haifa - Asad Ghanem  Head of Political Science Dept lobbying for Israel's annihilation via a "Right of Return" for "Palestinian Refugees"

BADIL is proud to announce the winners of the 2009Al-Awda Award, the third annual public competition of its kind. The award aims to foster Palestinian talent and creativity and to raise the profile of the Palestinian Nakba and the right of all forcibly displaced Palestinians to return to their homes and lands.

Category: Research Papers
Members of the selection committee: Asad Ghanem, Norma Masriyah, Aziz Haidar, Musleh Kanaaneh, Shawqi Alayasa

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University of Hafia - Dr. Dalit Baum (Dept of Women's Studies) and the Academic Lesbians for Jihad

Back in Israel these days, Baum is teaching (if that is the right word) at the "Community School for Women," a lesbian feminist "school" she helped found. Baum, a loudly self-proclaimed lesbian, has managed to connect her anti-Israel animus to support for the greatest homophobes and persecutors of homosexuals in the world, the Arab Islamofascists and the Muslim states. There homosexuality is often a capital offense. She is a leading member of a group calling itself "QUIT," which stands for "Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism," a homosexual anti-Israel anarchist/Marxist group set up to demonize Jews and Israelis while excusing Arab homophobia and persecution of homosexuals. Dalit Baum embraces and supports the very same people who would kill her for being gay!! Perhaps that explains why she has never ventured into any Muslim country to preach her ideas.

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University of Haifa - Showtuners on Hitler in Springtime?

University of Haifa holding a conference entitled, "Queer Experiences during the Third Reich and the Holocaust." It is sponsored by the "Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society" at the University of Haifa.  The point of most of the speakers is evidently to compare Nazi treatment of homosexuals to the Nazi genocide against Jews. Never mind that most of those "homosexuals" arrested and killed by the Nazis were in fact communists whose arrest as "homosexuals" was designed to humiliate them. The speakers include a mix of Israelis and Germans.

The conference progam can be viewed here:
http://bucerius.haifa.ac.il/

For bias in Israeli departments of German Studies, go to the following essay

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University of Haifa - Avraham Oz (Dept of Comparative Literature) Defends A Pal Terrorist

Samieh is also active in the Abna al Balad movement and was among the organizers of last year's Haifa conference on the Right of Return and a secular democratic state. Last December he helped organize public mourning rallies and non-violent protests against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. In January 2009, Samieh was warned by the Security Services that a way will be found to punish him for this civil and political activity. The opportunity presented itself on February 10th, general election day in Israel. A group of extreme rightist fanatics announced their intention to serve as official monitors of the voting process in Um al Fahm, second largest Arab city in Israel. Samieh, a native of this town, joined residents in a protest demonstration. He was arrested along with a fellow-resident minutes after the event began.

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When it Does not Add Up: Anti-Israel Mathematicians at Israeli Universities

Israeli far-leftist anti-Israel academics in the mathematics field may have their own abstract ways of looking at things, but they are paid by the Israeli taxpayers, and then promote an anti-Israel agenda that sometimes involves terrorist attacks against those same taxpayers.

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University of Haifa - Dr. Ron Kuzar (Dept of English) writing on the Segel-Plus list on 17 February 2009, denounces Israel's existence:

'Therefore, I am against Israel as a Jewish state. I am also against recognizing the Palestinians as a minority with group rights. I want to de-nationalize Israel...'

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University of Haifa - Yuval Yonay (Dept. of Sociology) writing on the Segel-Plus list on 18 January 2009, endorses the smears of Israel as a Nazi country made by anti-Semitic British Member of Parliament. Yonay writes:

'He also mentioned that an Israeli spokeman [sic] replied that many of the Palestinian victims (800 at the time, climbing to 1245 as of this morning) were militants "was the reply of the Nazi" and added: "I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants." If someone can find a logical flaw here, I am interested in seeing it.

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University of Haifa - Tenured Faculty comes out against flying the Israeli flag at the University

This is going to sound like another Plaut spoof, but I am afraid the following story is entirely for real. It involves the outpouring of anguished calls by faculty members at the University of Haifa NOT to have the Israeli flag flying on campus! ... The response to the gesture by leftist faculty members at the University of Haifa was boisterous and hostile. How dare the university have Israeli flags waving on campus! It is offensive and insensitive to Arabs!

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University of Haifa - Ramzi Suleiman (Dept of Psychology) <suleiman@psy.haifa.ac.il>, Arab Professor, misusing his position to post Hamas propaganda on the University's Segel-Plus chat list, claiming that Israel is perpetrating genocide and "Judaizing" Jerusalem.

Here is an excerpt:

Segel-plus] Fw: A Precis of Israeli Violations
Ramzi Suleiman <suleiman@psy.haifa.ac.il>
Posted on Jan 14, 09
A Precis of Israeli Violations in the period

'The year 2008 is considered as the bloodiest. At the end of 2008, Israel has launched a wide genocide war against the Palestinian Gazans; due to that hundreds are killed, thousands are injured, and hundreds of the Palestinian houses, mosques, institutions and health care centers are demolished. Israel has been violating the International humanitarian law and committing war crimes.

'Israel is using Dense Inert Metal Explosives (DIME), depleted uranium weapons, bombs with cluster ammunition and phosphorous bombs; hundreds of innocent palestinian citizens are killed by these weapons, the majority of them are women, children and worshipers. Israel has employed it's [sic] full-fledged arsenal to attack Palestinian populated areas, ambulances, medics, universities, mosques, and schools.'

Want to let the heads of the University of Haifa know what you think of this? Contact:

To whom can you complain?
University of Haifa:

President of the University of Haifa
Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze.ev
University of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905 Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8240101
Fax: 972-4-8240281
E-mail: abenzeev@univ.haifa.ac.il

Rector of the University of Haifa
Prof. Yossi Ben-Artzi
University of Haifa
Mt Carmel, 31905 Haifa Israel
Tel: 972-4-8240405
Fax: 972-4-8342101
Email: yossib@univ.haifa.ac.il

Chairman of the Board of Governors
Mr. Leon Charney
Law Office of Leon H. Charney
Broadway 1441
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-819-0994
E-mail: charney@lhcharney.com

University "Friends of" Offices Outside Israel are listed here:
http://www.haifa.ac.il/html/html_eng/friends.htm

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University of Haifa - Post-Zionist Uri Bar-Yosef (Dept of International Relations) thinks that since the Golan is not an air-tight defense, there is no reason why it should not be handed over to Syria

'According to the understandings that have already been reached with the Syrians during previous talks, the area between Damascus and the border with Israel would be demilitarized on the basis of the Sinai model in the peace agreement with Egypt. In that situation, no Israeli target would be in the range of Syrian artillery.'

[Hmmm, where have we had such things before.]

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University of Haifa - Yuval Yonay (Dept of Sociology) - Literacy does not seem to be part of the job requirement for faculty at the University of Haifa:

University of Haifa's Yuval Yonay, explains why the Hamas is murdering Jews, as posted on the Segel-Plus chat list:

Why do tyhey [sic] desire death? Might they be desperate? Can one imagine why? Have they sought death for millenia [sic]? Or does it have something to do with being under occupation, watching their hhopes [sic] being shuttered [sic] again and again?

Yuval Yonay, Senior Lecturer
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Haifa
Mount Carmel, 31905 Haifa
Tel.: ++972-4-8240016; Fax.: ++972-4-8240819

 

University of Haifa - Hannah Safran (Dept. of Women's Studies), writing in the anti-Semitic web magazine Counterpunch

'Once again we face a leadership that knows one solution only: WAR....You cannot put an end to injustice with military power and destruction. The Palestinians are fed up with this approach and they are not likely to sit and wait peacefully until Israel realizes that there is no military solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. '

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Anti-Israel Violence Rampant at the University of Haifa and the Hebrew University; Administrations Turns a Blind Eye:

'Hundreds of students from the University of Haifa participated in a rowdy demonstration against Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip Tuesday afternoon, clashing with police as the servicemen separated between them and students demonstrating in support of the IDF operation in the Strip.

Twelve of the demonstrators were arrested for allegedly attacking police officers.'

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University of Haifa - Avraham Oz (Dept of Comparative Literature) applauds role in charges of fictitious "War Crimes" brought against IDF Officers.
Also laments the recent transparency to previously "privileged secrecy of proceedings" that allows for "administrators to get rid of faculty".

This is my country:
Where conscientious citizens objecting to atrocities perpetrated in their name by generals, officers, and soldiers in active service and reserves, are pursuing their bringing to international justice for war crimes, since the Israeli justice system shuns its moral obligations. And where such citizens are threatened by a senior Likud MP Steinitz (a former colleague at my university - where else?) who attempts to legislate a "treason law," remindful of dark ages, whereby such conscientious citizens will be prosecuted and serve jail for their initiative.

This is my country:
Where a university, where classes on democracy are given, is opening a military program of studies for intelligence cadets to study on campus in uniform, appropriating a whole section of the students dormitories (far from answering the needs of Arab and needed Jewish students), to become military quarters of sorts (you guessed right, my own university); while still not recognizing the elected Arab students committee (representing about 20% of the students), nor the demand to put signs in Arabic (an official language in Israel) on campus, closing down its theatre for mounting plays in Arabic, or forbidding a Christmas tree to be placed near a HANUKKA lamp while the two religious holidays concur; and rather, using its dwindling budget to hiring private law firms to prepare the legal grounds why NOT to put such signs in Arabic, or to dispute a recent court ruling preferring transparency to privileged secrecy of proceedings (which grant immunity to administrators to get rid of faculty far from the public eye).

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University of Haifa - As’ad Ghanem (Dept of Political Science) denounces Israel as an apartheid "ethnocracy" while speaking in Maryland

The Palestine Center interviewed Dr. As'ad Ghanem of the University of Haifa about the state of the Palestinian citizens of Israel and published the interview in full.  He is currently a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park.

"Israel’s “Ethnocracy” and the Demographic Threat: Dr. As’ad Ghanem on Israel’s Palestinian Citizens"

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University of Haifa - Haggai Kupermintz is one professor of education who needs educating about PLO intentions

Kupermintz, the Professor of Education, showed his lack of realistic education right after the Passover Massacre in 2002 … where 31 Israelis, most of them Holocaust survivors, were blown to bits during a Passover Seder in Netanya. The bomber should have been of interest to Professor of Education Haggai Kupermintz because he was a Palestinian Arab youth and a graduate of the then eight-year-old Palestinian hate-education system. The Arab killer was a product of an Arab regime that heralds suicide bombing, pays the families of killers for martyrdom, and even abuses ambulances for the transfer of suicide bombers, all the while promoting anti-Jewish, anti-Israel and anti-US hatred through its education programs in all forms of media.

Where was a letter or petition from Haggai as an educator and supporter of Peace Education to Arafat about such misuse of education? Instead, Kupermintz signed a petition objecting to the taking of the Mukata, an act which provided evidence that the Palestinian leadership under Arafat and Abbas themselves had not only authorized the Passover Massacre attack but that Arafat had personally authorized payment for it.

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University of Haifa - Ron Kuzar (Dept of English) - fan of the "Canaanite" movement of post-Jewishness - deconstructs and prettifies the "Palestinian Right to Return," discovers it means something other than the annihilation of Israel, a discovery that will come as a great shock to the Palestinians:

"The Term Return in the Palestinian Discourse on the Right of Return"
2008, Discourse & Society 19(5)

'The term return is used in the English texts of contemporary Palestinian political authors writing on the Right of Return of Palestinians to their homes and homeland. The first part is dedicated to a semantic analysis of return as a radial category with a core meaning and extensions. Then the meanings of return in these texts are discussed, as used in the discourse of Palestinian maximalists versus pragmatists. It is shown that (1) different meanings of return are selected according to whether the writer is a maximalist or a pragmatist, and (2) a reality that harmonizes with these meanings is narratively constructed.'

(We would like to see Kuzar present his findings in Gaza City!)

For more published material by Ron Kuzar's see these:
http://members.tripod.com/alabasters_archive/kuzar_intros.html and http://research.haifa.ac.il/~kuzar/afterword-excerpt.html

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University of Haifa - Professor Dalia Sachs is a “feminist” whose concern for women is selective

Unfortunately, like many radical leftist academics in Israel, this woman, whose expertise is in a form of therapy in which patients are encouraged to engage in vocational tasks or expressive activities, such as art or dance, usually in a social setting, fancies herself a research sociologist on the state of women in Israel and somehow ties it all in with the Security Fence and support for the goals of Israel’s enemies.

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University of Haifa - Who needs Shakespeare?

Here is what they are teaching in the English Department at the University of Haifa (guest lecturer from Tel Aviv University):

'The Israeli queer activist group "Black Laundry" emerged in 2001 following the outbreak of the second Intifada. Black Laundry effected a two-fold shift in Israeli LGBT politics - both in its move from identity politics narrowly defined (i.e. a politics focused solely on the interests of the LGBT community) to a politics of identification concerned with the occupation as well as with other types of oppression...'

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University of Haifa -  Professor Avraham Oz (Dept. of General Studies) - The Lizard of Oz - encourages fellow academics to hate Israel

.."[We want to] express our appreciation and support for those of our students and lecturers who refuse to serve as soldiers in the occupied territories. Such service too often involves carrying out orders that have no place in a democratic society founded on the sanctity of human life." Oz, who probably never served in the Territories, once wrote, "The average Israeli kids go to the army and turn [into] sadistic animals!" (but they sure don't pass out candy or dance in the street when Arab terrorists are killed, or parade with machineguns). Oz is also quoted as saying "The repressive policies of my country against the Palestinian population is appalling, racist, sometimes horrifying in its cruelty, and often having crossed the boundaries of war crimes...."

Ah, yes, Israel is guilty of war crimes, another trope of the PA propaganda ministries where maybe the Wizard Named Oz really wants to practice his literary skills. And, of course, Israel is responsible for Arab terrorism against itself: "A gigantic army tramples over a small nation. Soldiers performing mass arrests, scaring little children, humiliating their parents, fostering a new generation of suicide bombers, and ensuring the continuation of the conflict for posterity." (note: the italicized terms are all used in PA propaganda despite no compelling evidence there is any truth to it other than constant repetition in the Meida. There also is no Palestinian “nation” yet, due to Arab terrorism and Israel is the size of a postage stamp compared to the Arab world.)

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University of Haifa - Ilan Gur-Zeev (Dept. of Education) thinks Israel is colonialist and phalocentric

Ilan Gur-Zeev wrote this on Segel-Plus list May 29, 2008:

'In light of the relations between current postmodern rhetorical, psychic, philosophical and political trends and its articulation within postcolonialist frameworks it is a challenge well beyond the signification of "degrees" of "old" anti-Semitic "influences" or "degrees" of Israeli manipulations of anti-Semitic attacks as a gate for Israeli escape from responsibility and self-awareness. ... . In boycotting Israeli academia, therefore, you are closer to struggling the Lutziferian power, or, the essence of colonialism, namely, the quest to overcome heterogeneity, diversity, otherness and the quest for violent "consensus", "truth", and (American like) "peace" that is conditioned by so much suffering of the marginalized, silenced ones and all "others" to the Judeo-Christian/phalocentrist colonialism that "America"/Israel serve today as its most violent agent.

Boycotting Israeli academia, therefore, must overcome the facts of what really happened in the Teddy Kats affair or in "Jenin, Jenin" and so forth, since it is a moral and psychic drive to overcome this world of facts, this triumph of the universalization of Jewish essence - AVODA KODESH that many academics, NGO activist and so many transformative-oriented frustrated soles are committed to....'

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University of Haifa - Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi (Dept. of Psychology) claims that Israel supported oppressive regimes to divert attention away from "colonialism of Arab lands"

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi is Professor of Psychology at the University of Haifa and has written a series of books and articles painting Israel as an evil imperialist militarist society. Compared to most other anti-Israel Israeli academics, Beit-Hallahmi has produced academic papers in his field and has published research and books beyond works sponsored or paid for by the PLO or European Union. His specialty is in the study of cults.

Hallahmi's book, "The Israeli Connection: Who Israel Arms and Why,” is in fact a conspiracy theory in which Israel allegedly sold arms to Central America and South Africa, as well as to the Shah's Iran wherein Beit-Hallahmi suggests Israel, as an oppressive colonialist enterprise, sought to maintain colonization in those other parts of the world as a way to protect its own colonialism of Arab lands.

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Israeli Academics threaten the future of the Israeli State

A list of Anti-Israel statements and actions are laid out in the following article.

Among those mentioned are Haifa University politics professor Ilan Pappe, who is quoted saying:

  • “I want people to boycott Israeli institutes.”

  • “I think the de-Zionisation of Israel is a pre-condition for peace; I have no doubt about that.”

and Ben-Gurion University politics lecturer Neve Gordon who went to Ramallah in February 2002 and clasped hands with Yasser Arafat.

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Haifa University - Partial Holocaust Denial on University of Haifa Chat List

The ALEF list is a list for outright anti-Semites, cheerleaders for terrorism, and Neo-Nazis, operating through the University of Haifa computer and under its auspices as a university chat list. The 'dialogue' concerning the Holocaust began when one Shraga Elam, an ex-Israel best known for his lavish praise for David Irving, claimed that 'at most' 5.1 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis during World War II. This was supposed to be based on an estimate of the world Jewish population posted on a Hebrew University web site by HU's demographer Prof. Sergio DellaPergola here.

There it says that there were 11 million Jews world wide (elsewhere it says 11.4) after World War II and 16.5 before the war in the entire world.

Elam and his ilk then claim that 'at most' 5.1 million Jews were murdered, and the 'Six Million' number is Zionist propaganda. Elam was then joined on the ALEF list by Stalinist British anti-Semite Tony Greenstein and others (including a professor of psychology from Haifa University), who agreed.

This is all familiar stuff taken from Neo-Nazi and Holocaust Denial web sites, who make similar 'statistical arguments.'

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University of Haifa - Avraham Oz (Dept. of Theater) writes to his ALEF colleagues on March 12, 2008:

Dear friends,

This message was posted last night to the faculty circuit of the University of Haifa by the notorious Steven Plaut, a  Professor of Business Administration at the University, who has recently resorted to energetic political activism on the circuit, having reduced for some reason his regular contribution to "web site", in which he urged his readers to send hate mails to a group of Israeli dissenting university professors, providing our addresses. Do open the link below: it speaks for itself. You may be relieved to know I have immediately been summoned to the Dean. Let's see what happens.

For better days,

Your mailman

Message posted:

Please open http://isracampus.org.il/ALEF%20Watch.htm

This material is being disseminated via a venue nominally associated with the University of Haifa.

 

Columnist Steven Shamrak denounced "self-hate, disloyalty to their own country and self-destructiveness" by Israeli Academics:

'It is astonishing what is happening on the political front in Israel's universities. The level of self-hate, disloyalty to their own country and self-destructiveness is unprecedented:

'At the Tel Aviv University: Gadi Algazi, a history professor, stated: "Commercial and political exploitation of lands stolen by Israel." I wonder where he got his qualification from? Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Anat Biletzki claims that she is working for the human rights of the Palestinians but completely ignores the Jewish right for land and Israel's right to exist and requirements for self-defence.

'At the University of Haifa: Professor of Psychology Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, in addition to his pro-Arab views, proclaimed that the rights to free speech, freedom of association and freedom of religion do not exist in Israel. In this case, why is he is not in jail? Could he tell us how many Arab or Muslim organizations he knows that are able to take similar anti-government statements in their own countries?'

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Technion, University of Haifa, and Hebrew University - For Professors Jacob and Tamar Katriel and their children, bashing Israel is a family affair - by Lee Kaplan

"Jacob Katriel is in fact a Stalinist communist ideologue who has been a central figure in Israel’s communist party that is mostly dominated by Arab-Israeli members who are irredentists against Israel’s Jews. If it has anything to do with smearing the Jewish state, Katriel will do it while reaping the rewards of his tenured retirement sinecure paid for by the Israeli taxpayer and donors to Israeli universities. His wife and children are equally close allies in damning Israel any way they can. Among Katriel’s major efforts, supported equally by all members of his family, are attempts to compare Israel with apartheid South Africa in order to promote worldwide divestment making a false comparison with what was a genuinely racist South African regime back in the 1980’s."

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University of Haifa - Yuval Yonay (Dept. of Sociology) is upset about "Racism" at his own university (from Segel Plus chat List)

"(Original spelling, uncorrected) Yonay: 'Attached is a disturbing story from yesterday (sic) local newspaper. It might serve a model in fascist classes how to use use (sic) half truths, straight lies, fears and demagogy to foster polarization and hatred. Arab students (who, for the authors, are all muslims (sic), as all Hadah (sic) supporters are) dare to be visible; they are threatening because they put Che Gavara (sic) on their shirts; they are politically active -- what a cynical exploit (sic) of democracy. They can demonstrate everywhere and whenever they want (in reality, they can demonstrate for 2 hours every week, on Mondays and Wednesday, 11:45-12:15 and 13:45-14:15). It is also their fault that there are no dukhanim of Jewish organization. In short, you don't have to learn fascism to talk like Gobbles (sic). I hope our spokeperson (sic) do (sic) something about it.' Yuval"

 

University of Haifa - Micah Leshem (Dept. of Psychology) - Malignant Anti-Israel Ignorance, by Dr. Gary Katz

'With all due respect, Leshem's 'Israel's right to be racist' was an abject hate-filled diatribe of poorly written and researched slogans, a pure symptom of the lack of accountability, upholding of academic standards, and pathology that permeates Israeli academia. Not only was any semblance of objectivity or decency not present, but also it betrayed much more about the pathology of the Israeli extreme-left than it did about anything having to do with our daily reality in Israel. When it comes to Israel-bashing it is a worldwide free ride with no risk, accountability or need to back up the filth spewed; all with the falsification that the haters are taking great risks and exhibiting unparalleled courage by joining the world-wide "hate Israel" sideshow."'

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University of Haifa -  About Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi's (Dept of Psychology) book "The Israeli Connection: Whom Israel Arms and Why"

 This book has examined the connections first of radical Zionism, and second, of the form in which it penetrated the state, with the Nazis and other groups of fascist tendency links that will surely surprise most readers. We've also stressed the important links between certain radical circles in the Israeli administration and post-war fascists. During the Cold War, dictators and juntas all over the globe gladly established close, yet often highly confidential, working relationships with certain circles in the Israeli administration.

That these circles influential in the Israeli administration support fascist regimes and organizations worldwide is established in detail by Israeli writer Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi. According to his book The Israeli Connection: Whom Israel Arms and Why, Israel has insured the "stability" by supporting oppressive regimes all over the world.

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Ilan Pappe Invents 'Ethnic cleansing in Palestine'

 In his recently released book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Pappe claims that Israel prepared a special plan for the ethnic cleansing of Palestine's Arab population known as Plan D for dalet. Pappe's "evidence" is derived from his interpretations of files found in the Hagana and Israel state archives...But Pappe makes one egregious mistake. He never bothers to ask the same question of the Arabs he does of the Jews: What about their lists, their intelligence reports and their ethnic-cleansing plans? What were Arab intentions in the five months between the passage of the UN partition plan on November 29, 1947, and the birth of Israel?

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llan Pappe's "New History"

Pappe outlines Plan D (Dalet in Hebrew), which followed earlier plans A, B and C, and included forcible expulsion of some 800,000 Palestinians from both urban and rural areas with the objective of creating by any means necessary an exclusive Jewish state without an Arab presence. The methods ranged from a campaign of disinformation -- “get out immediately because the Jews are on their way to kill you” -- to Jewish militia attacks to terrorize the Palestinians.

... There is no doubt in Pappe’s mind that Plan D “was a clear-cut case of an ethnic cleansing operation, regarded under international law today as a crime against humanity.”

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Ilan Pappe on the "Electronic Intifada" Web Site

Like those enlightened pundits who used liberal organs in the United Kingdom, such as The Guardian, to explain to us at length how dangerous is the proposed academic boycott on Israel. They have never expended so much time, energy or words on the occupation itself as they did in the service of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. UNISON, Britain’s large public service trade union, must not be deterred by this backlash and it should follow these brave academics who endorsed the debate on the boycott, as should Europe as a whole: not only for the sake of Palestine and Israel, but also if it wishes to bring a closure to the Holocaust chapter in its history.

... To its credit one should openly say that the means used by Hamas are part of an arsenal that enabled it in the past to be the only active force that at least tried to stop the total destruction of Palestine

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The Hamas is Alive and Well at the University of Haifa

A Fund run by the Islamic Movement student group linked to Hamas, says terror expert

"Jewish students and other elements at (Haifa) University are protesting the rising Islamification on campus. They say Islamist rhetoric can be found across the institution," Yedioth Haifa reported last Friday. .."There was also a diary handed out by the Islamic Movement here with pictures of Bin Laden, the burning Trade Towers, and Hassan Nasrallah," Sa'ar Ziv, the student's union spokesperson, told Ynetnews

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Title from Haifa weekly - 'Islam Extends its Influence in the University'

More than 80% of the students in Israeli higher-education system are Jewish… this fact is not felt on the Haifan campus… Students complain that extreme Arab students distribute materials on the verge of incitement/vilification ['hasata'; in fact, students need to submit everything they distribute—even an invitation to an academic event—for approval by the Dean of students Office; sometime distribution is delayed because there is no one who knows Arabic available]. .''

... Unfortunately the university encourages this in the name of the freedom of speech, but it verges on cynical exploitation. With their shirts carrying the images of Azmi Bishara and Che Guevara they seem like soldiers on the eve of a battle [the similarity of what the anonymous official and the anonymous student said throws doubt on the authenticity of both cited quotes]....We often hear from students, employees, and even [the supposed to be leftist Palestinian sympathizers] that they feel as if the University of Haifa were a branch of Bir Zeit (Palestinian college).'

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University of Haifa - Yuval Yonay (Dept. of Sociology) and In-Classroom anti-Israel Indoctrination at the University of Haifa

The University of Haifa currently offers a propaganda indoctrination course based on one-sided propaganda being taught as "scholarship". It is in the Department of Sociology and is entitled "The Sociology of the Occupation". It is taught by an anti-Zionist lecturer who is probably the Hamas' second-favorite lecturer at the University of Haifa: Dr. Yuval Yonay. Yonay is a close collaborator with Ilan Pappe, including in promoting boycotts of Israel and "divestment". He helped to organize a series of "Nakba Days" at the University of Haifa with Pappe, in which Israelis were called upon to mourn the creation and very existence of their own country as a "catastrophe" (nakba, in Arabic).

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