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Tel Aviv University - Dr. Amalia Ziv (Dept of Literature) protects Iran’s interests at TAU

Despite Ziv’s cushy faculty position, she generally seeks to combine her obsession about all that is “Queer” with her anti-Israel activities. … She also is pro-Iranian, despite the insistence by the President of Iran that there are no homosexuals at all living there. She was one of a group of radical professors at Tel Aviv University who protested a new Center for Iranian Studies lest it aid Israel and American security. Ziv and her colleagues decided that the time was apt to show their own solidarity with Iran and defend it from American "imperialist ambitions." The protesters expressed fear that the new center would be "misused" to paint Iran as a radical, anti-Semitic and pro-terrorism state (which it clearly is), and grant legitimacy to Western denunciations of Iran. They also expressed concern about the center being exploited by American “imperialism” in furthering American aggression against Iran.

 

Tel Aviv University - Dr. Amalia Ziv (Dept of Literature) Cheers in the Classroom for both the Jihad and for Masturbation

By Lee Kaplan, www.IsraCampus.org.il
25/10/2009

 

Amalia Ziv is self-proclaimed expert on what she calls “Queer Theory.” No, that has nothing to do with theories about how homosexuality actually develops, something “Queer Theorists” insist must never be addressed at all. She teaches literature at Tel Aviv University. She has also been a lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Program for Gender Studies of Ben-Gurion University and at the Lafer Center for Women and Gender Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is co-editor of Beyond Sexuality: Selected Papers in Lesbian & Gay Studies and Queer Theory (Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003). She has published several articles and book chapters in Hebrew and English on “feminist theory, queer theory, queer culture, and sexual representations.” Her “Queer Theory” is also interlaced with Marxist ideals, the notion of fighting “oppression ” by promoting deviant sexual behavior and the sexual ideals of the late Marxist Michel Foucault. She claims to be an international expert on “Queer Theory.”

Ziv also teaches courses about pornography at Tel Aviv University. She earned her Master’s Degree at Brown University by writing a thesis on sado-masochistic pornography and she now leads similar scholarly research seminars with titles such as “What’s Queer About Masturbation?”

Despite Ziv’s cushy faculty position, she generally seeks to combine her obsession about all that is “Queer” with her anti-Israel activities. She created a “queer anti-occupation group” at Tel Aviv University. She also is pro-Iranian, despite the insistence by the President of Iran that there are no homosexuals at all living there. She was one of a group of radical professors at Tel Aviv University who protested a new Center for Iranian Studies lest it aid Israel and American security. Ziv and her colleagues decided that the time was apt to show their own solidarity with Iran and defend it from American "imperialist ambitions." The protesters expressed fear that the new center would be "misused" to paint Iran as a radical, anti-Semitic and pro-terrorism state (which it clearly is), and grant legitimacy to Western denunciations of Iran. They also expressed concern about the center being exploited by American “imperialism” in furthering American aggression against Iran.

But wait, there’s more on Amalia Ziv. In 2005, she gave a lecture titled: “Performative (sic) Politics in Israeli Queer Anti-Occupation Activism,” linking the homosexual movement to the Palestinian Arab myth and mantra of Israel as “occupying” an Arab country.

As a contributor to GlobalGayz.com, Amalia Ziv wrote snootily about Israel’s World Gay Pride events in Jerusalem and around the country. At the same time she promoted pro-terror anti-Israel gay groups like Black Laundry. It supports the very same Arab/Muslim irredentists who murder gays in the Palestinian Authority and other Arab/Muslim countries.

Amalia Ziv signed a petition in support of the academic boycott of Israeli academics and universities and blaming Israel for a lack of “academic freedom” in the Palestinian Authority. The lack of academic freedom there is Israel’s fault, she thinks, having nothing to do with Islamist fascism there.

Not neglecting the EU, Amalia Ziv also signed a “solidarity statement” with Italian academics blaming a lack of academic freedom at Bir Zeit University on the checkpoints Israel operates to keep out suicide bombers and terrorists. Is should be noted that Bir Zeit is also a campus where the student government is run my members of terrorist factions like Hamas, PFLP and Islamic Jihad. One student government campaign there in 2003 featured models of exploding Israeli buses. During a debate, the Hamas candidate proudly asked the Fatah candidate: "Hamas activists in this university killed 135 Zionists. How many did Fatah activists from Bir Zeit kill?"

Needless to say, the "Zionists" are Jewish civilians, the same people who through taxes help pay Amalia Ziv’s salary at Tel Aviv University.

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