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This past month saw the launching of a
pseudo-academic jihad by the Tenured Left and by Israel's Ivory
Cartel against the accreditation of Ariel University in the Shomron.
The Tenured Left is upset because of the location of Ariel on the
other side of the "Green Line," the 1967 border that the Left wants
to be reinstated so that the Palestinians will be able to operate
their own terrorist rocket base in the West Bank that will bathe Tel
Aviv and Jerusalem in rockets and make life in Israel impossible.
The Ivory Cartel is the lobby of the "seven sisters," the seven
universities in Israel, the lion share of whose budget comes from
the Israeli taxpayer. These operate like a group of pirates divvying
up the loot allotted to them by the taxpayer and do not want anyone
else sharing in their treasure chest.
The academic standards of Ariel University are
not the issue, because pretty much everyone, including a panel of
decorated experts with world class reputations, has proclaimed that
its standards are superb, in fact far better than the standards at
Ben Gurion University. The Tenured Left is upset because it insists
that Ariel is a "University of the Right," never mind the huge
portion of its student body who are Arabs of Judea and Samaria. The Tenured
Left has no problem with the four liberal arts universities in
Israel acting unambiguously as "Universities of the Left."
Well, Kalman Liebskind, the intrepid columnist
for Maariv, has a weekend column (http://www.nrg.co.il/app/index.php?do=blog&encr_id=79974780b5e0d394fddbd1a00f4f21d3&id=3910)
revealing just how the Hebrew University, one of the two strongest
and oldest institutions in the Ivory Cartel, is battling and
agitating against the accreditation of Ariel. It seems the Hebrew
University, which also led a campaign in 1964 to block accreditation
to Bar Ilan University, officially hired a radical anti-Israel
leftist extremist to lead its campaign. It commissioned a "report"
about Ariel written by Dr. Zeev Rotem, who just happens to be a
long-time agitator for the extremist Yesh Gvul organization, an
organization financed by all the usual forces of darkness
specializing in promoting mutiny and insurrection among Israeli
soldiers, especially among those in the air force (see
). Yesh Gvul has long led the campaign for soldiers to refuse to
serve until the Israeli government adopts the political agenda of
the communist party. Rotem used to teach at Tel Aviv University. He
likes to accuse Israel of committing indiscriminate murder and
atrocities against "Palestinians."
For more details, in Hebrew, go to
For the very best analysis to date of the jihad
by the Left against Ariel University, see this clip:
Since it is in Hebrew, let us explain that it is a spoof of the
Israeli local version of American Idol, where the star singer being
tested is Ariel the Mermaid, representing Ariel University, and
being savaged by the panel of the Ivory Cartel.
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