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Israeli Academic Extremism
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How to Complain
Who are we?
A specter is haunting the Israeli Academic "Post-Zionist"
extremists in Israel, and it is ISRACAMPUS (www.isracampus.org.il). Modeled
in part on "Campus Watch" in North America, ISRACAMPUS monitors and
exposes the anti-Israel (and sometimes anti-Semitic) political
activities, writings, and pronouncements of Israel's far-leftist
academic extremists. Israeli universities contain hundreds of
faculty members who are active in promoting boycotts of Israel, in
organizing army soldiers for mutiny and refusal to serve, in
promoting law breaking, and in collaborating with anti-Israel groups
attempting to delegitimize Israel as a fascist, terrorist, racist,
apartheid entity. Students, professors, donors, alumni, journalists
and others participate in ISRACAMPUS and help it gather materials.
Until ISRACAMPUS came upon the scene, few in Israel and fewer still
outside Israel were aware of the anti-Israel activities of these
Israeli academic radicals. That is now changing. The past
years, when there were numerous attempts to adopt boycott of Israel
resolutions in the UK, Canada, in the US, and elsewhere, it was ISRACAMPUS that exposed the fact that most of these resolutions have
Israeli academic initiators and sponsors, faculty members who draw
salaries paid for by the Israeli taxpayer, calling on anti-Semites
all over the world to boycott Israel. The Israeli media and the
Jewish press around the world are increasingly discussing and
reporting about the shenanigans of "Israel's Academic Fifth Column."
Israeli academic institutions have been misused in recent years as
platforms for radical anti-Israel and even
anti-Semitic propagandizing, often by tenured radicals with
embarrassing academic records and dubious research credentials.
Israeli faculty denouncing their own country in the
foreign press as "genocidal"
Nazi-like war crimes, professors who publish articles
proclaiming Israel a
fascist apartheid state engaged in "state
terrorism," lecturers who endorse Arab terrorism against Jews,
applaud the Hizbollah, and call for Israel to
be dismantled entirely.
While its web site has been in operation for only a relatively short
period, the impact of ISRACAMPUS is already being widely felt. A
growing number of reports are appearing in the mainstream media
about Israel's academic extremists, "New Historians," and
"Post-Zionists." Israel's Channel One television channel recently
devoted a full hour to Israeli academic extremists and their role in
promoting boycotts of Israel. Israel's Maariv daily has been
particularly courageous in condemning these things. Countless blogs
cite and link to our web site. Israeli university officials are
being faced with growing calls to enforce academic standards and put
a stop to the political biases operating in campus hiring and
promotion. Classroom indoctrination and one-sided anti-Israel
courses taught by extremists are increasingly being exposed and
triggering public outrage.
And the extremists are themselves growing wary. While no one is
calling for restricting academic freedom and freedom of expression,
even for the worst anti-Israel academic radicals, nevertheless these
folks are feeling pressure as their activities are exposed to the
sunshine. They know someone is looking over their shoulders. Over
the past few years there has been a dramatic drop in the number of
Israeli radical academics turning out anti-Israel propaganda for
Bash-Israel organizations and web sites. While anti-Israel
petitions, containing the names of hundreds of Israel academics,
appeared in the past every few weeks on the internet, almost nothing
of this sort has been initiated more recently. And in radical
political "chat rooms" Israeli academic extremists are increasingly
complaining about the fact that ISRACAMPUS is exposing what they
write and do.
It is getting harder for Israeli university administrations to turn
a blind eye to on-campus politicization, classroom indoctrination,
and subordination of hiring and promotion to politically biased
decision making. People are asking campus officers tough questions
about how it is that so many Israel haters with insipid, sometimes
downright embarrassing, academic records are being hired and
promoted as faculty members and using their podium to demonize their
own country. Voices expressing outrage against one-sided
indoctrination, such as in courses purportedly about "the
occupation," are growing.
ISRACAMPUS is the best way to "keep Israeli universities honest,"
and to ensure that their faculty engage in research and educating,
rather than in Israel-bashing, sedition, and anti-Zionist political
And ISRACAMPUS needs your help to stay in operation!