Bar Ilan University -
Ultra-Moonbette Ariella Azoulay denied tenure at Bar Ilan
by Steven Plaut, University of Haifa
She was in the
philosophy department, expert in hermeneutics - whatever that is,
and active in the Israel-is-Nakba, destroy-Israel movement (http://www.nakbainhebrew.org/index.php?id=674),
a member in the anti-Israel organization ZOCHROT, the Arab
nationalist organization Adalah, and the anarcho-fascist Alternative
Information Center (http://www.alternativenews.org/content/blogcategory/114/115/).
She was active in the Boycott-Israel movement (see
here) and in the treasonous Gush Shalom organization directed by
She was active in
promoting a "right of return" for Palestinians to Israel and a
"One-State Solution" in which Israel would cease to exist and the
Israeli Jews would become dhimmis in an Islamic Arab state.
of her leftism:
Most of her
academic work was on the philosophy of photography. I think it
should better be called Kodakeutics than hermeneutics, which sounds
like a naked middle aged guy named Herman.
Let us be clear -
she was not evicted because of her extremist politics but because
she is a laughingstock of a "scholar." But that is what makes this
newsworthy. AT any other university, including my own, someone like
her would have sailed through to tenure, all on the BASIS of her
"sensitive progressive political ideology." She has essentially an
empty academic publishing record (I found one paper in a French
journal). It is only at Bar Ilan that being a leftist is neither a
sufficient nor a necessary condition to getting tenure!
Since a write-in
campaign is being organized by the usual tenured leftists to
pressure Bar Ilan into reversing their decision, you might want to
write the heads of Bar Ilan to express your support and gratitude
for this brave decision.
Prof. Avi Sagie
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