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February 02, 2009

Petition Against Boycott

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East is working to get signatures on a petition protesting discrimination against Israeli academics and institutions.

Click here to view the SPME Statement on Discrimination Against Israeli Academics and Institutions.

To sign the petition, click here.

Please forward this petition to professors and others who work for a university or college.

Posted by LG at February 2, 2009 01:43 PM

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Perhaps we should all protest the treatment by Saudi Arabia of non-Muslims and its treatment of women who want to go to university or drive cars, the British for their occupation of Northern Ireland, Morocco for its thirty year occupation of a neighbour state, and so on, by discriminating against their academics? In the end, no professors would teach anywhere but where they were born.

There are things called hypocritical behaviour and double standards: discriminating against Israeli academics falls into both categories.

When will German and Russian academics be treated in this same manner?

Posted by: Stephen Michael Eisenberg at February 2, 2009 11:58 PM

please note:
just watched an old movie called "genocide" hitler ww#2 and no country wanted to take in the Jews -including our country USA - and Pope Pius 12 killing Jews - likewise for the Protestants - also the Muslim's - so what does that say?

AntiSemitizm is alive and well today as in yesteryears and will continue on and on until God Allmighty puts a stop to it! its should be obvious by now that Mankind cant!

mrothman

Posted by: maurice rothman at February 3, 2009 07:44 PM

Perhaps we should all protest the treatment by Saudi Arabia of non-Muslims and its treatment of women who want to go to university or drive cars, the British for their occupation of Northern Ireland, Morocco for its thirty year occupation of a neighbour state, and so on, by discriminating against their academics? In the end, no professors would teach anywhere but where they were born.

There are things called hypocritical behaviour and double standards: discriminating against Israeli academics falls into both categories.

When will German and Russian academics be treated in this same manner?

Posted by: Stanley Kushinsky at February 4, 2009 06:59 PM

Let us not forget the Evian Conference of 1938, convened by U.S. President Roosevelt in order to find sanctuary for Jews trying to flee Nazi Germany. The outcome? There was NO ROOM in the U.S.A., NO ROOM in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the rest of what was then the British Empire, NO ROOM in Africa, South America, etc., etc. Then, in 1939, the British White Paper slammed the door on Jewish emigration to Palestine. And during 1943, when news of the ongoing Holocaust had already reached the Allies, there was not even one attempt to bomb the railroad lines leading to the Death Camps. For these acts, which were accessories to the Holocaust, NOT ONE PERSON WAS EVER HELD TO ACCOUNT. And after the War, the British released their German POWs but tried to keep Holocaust survivors in the former Death Camps and imprisoned many of those trying to reach Palestine in concentration camps on Cyprus. When the U.S. protested this inhuman treatment, British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin stated: The Americans only want the Jews in Palestine because they don't want them in New York." And now, after such utterly shameful conduct towards the Jews, the British have the unmitigated chutzpah to tell Israel how to behave towards Arabs who have been terrorizing Israeli citizens for decades.
-- Harry M. Geduld

Posted by: Harry M. Geduld at February 15, 2009 05:58 PM

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