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February 22, 2012

Harvard Hate Fest


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Illan Pappé and Stephen Walt

The Harvard-conference-to-dismantle-Israel story grows. In the Jerusalem Post, Caroline Glick notes regarding the event at her alma mater:

In the decades before the Holocaust, an evil wind blew through academia and other elite quarters throughout the Western world....
Likewise, today's crop of corrupt intellectuals of the Walt and Mearshimer variety with all their allies in academia and the media and the blogosphere and politics are seeking to delegitimize Israel - the collective Jew -- intellectually.

In Israel Hayom, Richard Baehr points out how heavily involved American Jews are in elite universities -- as donors, professors and students. But

One thing the Jewish parents of future hedge-fund managers, lawyers, professors, elected officials, doctors, dentists, veterinarians, journalists and corporate leaders are probably not counting on is that their children will be entering the most toxic environment in America – at least when it comes to attitudes toward Israel.

At Frontpagemag, Steve Plaut reminds readers who Illan Pappé is, one of the leading lights of the Harvard gathering,

Pappé roams the world and continues to spread the lie about the imaginary Tantura “massacre,” a lie that has found its way into nearly every anti-Semitic web site and Neo-Nazi magazine on Earth, and even a handful of otherwise respectable mainstream journalists foolishly rely upon him. Pappé has lied about practically everything else, including about being “persecuted” by his own university in Israel.

Posted by AL at February 22, 2012 12:30 PM

Comments

Steven Plaut said it best in that article on Frontpagemag.
When the conference organizers and speakers talk about a “one-state solution,” what they mean is a Rwanda solution, a final one, to the “Jewish Problem” of the Middle East. They want Israel annihilated and replaced by a “bi-national” state with an Islamist Arab majority in control. And it does not take a great imagination to understand just how Jews will fare under such a “solution.”

Posted by: Ed Frias at February 23, 2012 10:51 AM

Many Academics have the virus of Zionist deligitimization, A Judeophobia. Martin Luther King knew the far-Left antiZionism WAS antiSemitism, and said so. Do you think the Saudi gift of 20 mil might have influenced those flying the banner of 'Veritas" Veritas my foot!

Posted by: Art Victor at February 23, 2012 03:51 PM

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