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University of Haifa - On the Social Science
chat list, Micah Leshem (Dept of Rodent Psychology) insists that
Social Science Proves that all of Zionism is evil.
Aug 17, 2010
Two facts should be
completely clear to us all in this attack on academia, and to Im
Tirzu, The Institute for Zionist Strategy, The Minsiter of Education
Mr. Sa'ar, and their ilk.
1. Zionism is a
political Movement. An ideology. It has its mystical and
Nationalistic narrative. It has nothing to do with sociology except
as a subject of enquiry, and therefore has no relevance as a
yardstick to assess scholarship or scholars.
2. If Im Tirzu and
The Institute for Zionist Strategy and their ilk find that sociology
is anti-Zionist, they should realize it is because objective science
finds Zionism objectionable in the broad context of the discipline,
to which nationalistic or sectarian loyalties are anathema.
Sociology is not more or less anti Zionist than anti-Polisario.
science contributed to the ultimate demise of the Nazis and the
Soviets. Let us hope that we can resist the fascist pressures to
politicize Israel's universities, as Prof Braverman stated this PM
on Osim Seder, Arutz 2.