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Ben Gurion University

Ben Gurion University - Rivka Carmi and the BGU Nuremberg Rally

Rivka Carmi, President of Ben Gurion University, insists there is no on-campus anti-Israel propagandizing and indoctrination at BGU. Not a bit. So read about the one-sided anti-Israel atrocity BGU is about to host!!

Anti-Israel Propagandizing at Ben Gurion University that Rivka Carmi just Cannot Find

Steven PlautTuesday, April 5, 2011

For years the President of Ben Gurion University, Rivka Carmi, has insisted that she has no idea what the critics of her "University of Treason" are talking about. BGU is a great Zionist institution, she insists. Its only problem is Neve Gordon, but aside from him and his daily anti-Semitic proclamations, there is no problem whatsoever at BGU. Academic standards are being maintained (stop laughing at her claim!). There are no other tenured traitors at BGU. And there certainly is no in-classroom anti-Israel indoctrination going on. Cabbagehead Carmi has never ever ever heard of a single "conference" held at BGU consisting of one-sided anti-Israel far-Leftist indoctrination and propagandizing. Not a blessed one.

Now in reality, one-sided anti-Israel far-leftist "conferences" take place at BGU all the time, and in some cases students are coerced into attending.

Just consider the "conference" on "human rights" that is about to be held at BGU this coming week on April 10 and 11, 2011. Like so many other on-campus anti-Israel Nuremberg Rallies at BGU, this one too is organized by the tenured tanzim in BGU's politics department. The spring "human rights conferences" have been held each year at BGU and each year they consist of the same thing. The conference is co-sponsored by a whole set of far-leftist anti-Israel NGOs. And every single speaker at the conference is a far-leftist anti-Zionist (except for one technical talk by the Registrar of non-profits in Israel). Not a single pro-Israel speaker will participate and not a single speaker will discuss "human rights" anywhere in the Arab world. It is abundantly clear that every single discussion of "human rights" at the "conference" will be an assault against Israel. "Human rights" violations are only done by Israel and only done as part of "occupation."

Among the speakers will be Prof. Oren Yiftachel, BGU anti-Israel geographer, who has built an entire career upon smearing Israel as an apartheid regime; Dani Filc, the chair of the political science department at BGU, Neve Gordon's sidekick, and the head of the anti-Semitic "Physicians for Human Rights": Yagil Levy, an extremist anti-Israel sociologist at Israel's "Open University"; Trotskyite anti-Zionist Efraim Davidi; Yossi Yonah, an extremist leftist BGU professor of education; and "Rabbi" Arik Ascherman, a head of the misnamed "Rabbis for Human Rights," a group that does not think Jews deserve to have any human rights. In addition, speakers include representatives of about 10 different far-leftist anti-Israel NGO's, ranging from "Zochrot," which wants to replace all Hebrew names of places in Israel with Arabic names, the Israeli chapter of anti-Israel Amnesty International, Betselem, the "Left Bank," "Physicians for Human Rights," and several others of similar ilk. While not listed as speakers, the entire "conference" has the fingerprints of the anti-Semitic Neve Gordon and his Dean, David Newman, smeared all over it.

Even the leftist YNET web site ran an article about this one-sided anti-Israel indoctrination "conference," expressing astonishment that BGU is allowing this sort of Nuremberg Rally to be held on campus facilities paid for by the Israeli taxpayer. In Hebrew only, you can read it here.

Cabbagehead Carmi will no doubt insist that the conference is pluralistic and balanced. After all, among the pro-terror anti-Israel speakers there we find both men and women, both Israelis and non-Israelis, academic propagandists and non-academic propagandists.

And then she will appeal to the Jews of the world to support Ben Gurion University, to send it donations, for where else can one find such a fine example of academic freedom, diversity and pluralism!


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