The Shmootz Corner
Previous Shmootz Corner Quotes
"How are the so-called
right wing groups limiting debate by engaging in debate?" (talkback
'McQueen' in the Jerusalem Post in response to a screed about
"Academic Lynching" written by David Newman (BGU, Dean, Social
Sciences and Humanities Dept), December 6, 2011, in which he
challenges the right to criticize tenured extremists
Neve Gordon (Ben Gurion University, Dept of
Political Science) organizes regular one-sided anti-Israel
"academic" conferences at BGU, in which no non-leftist and no
Zionist may speak! When asked in interview why that is, Gordon
"The whole notion of 'balanced' is now being used as a weapon
against the left. If there's a conference on Darwin we do not need
to invite creationists. For a Holocaust conference we should not be
inviting Holocaust deniers although one could claim that in the name
of balance we would have to. Why, one might ask, should we invite
people who are against human rights?"
In other words, all Zionists and non-leftists are opposed to human
rights. Demands for pluralism are a bludgeon to suppress the Left!
Real pluralism and democracy is where only Leftists may speak!
The entire interview is at
(The same interview also claims that 7
rightwingers were to be invited to speak at the latest BGU "human
rights" conference, however, the dog ate the list and the phone
Tel Aviv University - Anat Biletzki (Dept of
"Even if the Palestinians relinquish their demands for a Right of
Return, even then I will NOT abandon the demand for a Palestinian
Right of Return."
cited by Ben Dror Yemini in
Maariv Jan 28 2011
"Freedom of speech has been stolen from wizened
students by the police and the prosecution, because they believe it
is deserved only by radical and post-Zionist academicians, who call
on Arabs to refrain from renting to Jews in their neighborhoods," [MKs
Yaakov Katz and Uri Ariel (National Union)] said in a statement.
Yael Korin, in a 2006 Youtube video, said:
"What we need to remember is that Israel was born in sin. In 1948
the al-Naqba was a war of ethnic cleansing, of grabbing land by
force, and cleansing it from its inhabitants, the Palestinians."
"The state is using the Shin Bet in order to assassinate
Professor Yehouda Shenhav, Tel Aviv University (Dept of
Israel National News.com (Internet) May 12, 2010
'Holding such a Zionist narrative serves as an obstacle to peace
since it promotes negative emotions, mistrust, de-legitimization and
negative stereotypes of Arabs and Palestinians.'
Professor Daniel Bar-Tal, Tel Aviv University (Dept of
Release – Columbia University (Internet) April 6, 2009
"If the Nazi programme for the final solution of the Jewish
problem had been complete, for sure there would be peace today in
Baruch Kimmerling, late Professor of Sociology at the Hebrew
Guardian Unlimited (Internet) October 5, 2002