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Tel Aviv University - Chaim Gans' (Dept of Law) new
course in Anti-Israel Indoctrination crosses all red lines
Anti-Israel Indoctrination in the Tel Aviv
University Law School
In his weekend column in Maariv Sept 28, 2012,
deputy editor Ben Dror Yemini reports the latest abomination from
Tel Aviv University. It seems the TAU law school this year is
offering a special new course entitled, "Is a Just Zionism
Possible?" The question mark appears in the course description and
we bet you can guess on your own what the answer to this question
will be. The lecturer "teaching" this course is the anti-democratic
radical leftist anti-Zionist law professor Chaim Gans. You may
remember Gans as the fellow who organized a petition to prevent a
woman Israeli army colonel from teaching in the law school because
he disliked her opinions and the fact that she had served in the
military during the Gaza anti-terror operation.
Yemini then asks if anyone can imagine a
similar course in France, Slovenia, Czech Republic, or anywhere else
in the democratic world devoted to questioning the very existence of
the country. "In the name of supposed academic freedom," comments
Yemini, "The Israeli academic institutions cross all the red lines,
excuse me for generalizing. It is not as if we were unaware that
there are plenty of academics with anti-Zionist agendas. There are.
But it is no longer enough for them to urinate into the pool in
which they swim. They mean to do so now from the diving board (he is
referring to a popular Israeli joke -- Isracampus) and we all will
pay the price."
Yemini then reviews the academic record of Gans
himself, reminding readers that while Gans claims to consider
"ethno-cultural communities" legitimate things, he is opposed to any
of them having their own country, although he only applies his
opposition to the existence of Israel. "The approach of Gans,"
writes Yemini," will lead us to a slaughterhouse more commonly
called a Bi-national State." He adds that dismantling Israel would
produce genocide of Jews. Yemini reminds his readers that Gans also
has a long track record of endorsing and supporting mutiny and
insurrection among Israeli soldiers, and was the initiator of the
anti-democratic petition to prevent the army colonel from teaching.
Yemini concludes by reminding everyone of how
the radical academic Left calls everyone who disagrees with itself "McCarthyists"
and "fascists." "So when the wall of academic freedom collapses, and
collapse it will, do not blame anyone but yourselves."
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