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February 20, 2014

Eager Arab Students Learn From Scientist at Technion

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While in the U.S. and Great Britain academic organizations crusade against Israeli universities, promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions, some eager students in Arab countries apparently have different ideas.

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman writes about the interest generated among students of surrounding Arab states in an on-line course on nanotechnology by Professor Hossam Haick, an Israeli-Arab scientist at Israel's Technion Institute. According to Friedman

So far, there are about 4,800 registrations for the Arabic version, including students from Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and the West Bank. Iranians are signing up for the English version.

Interestingly, Friedman establishes that Haick's father was also a graduate of Technion.

Stories like these expose the empty moral posing of the BDSers. Such stories also reveal why the anti-intellectual BDS movement will fail. Talented and intellectually curious young people will push back against the bigots who want to keep them ignorant and deny them access to knowledge.

Posted by SS at February 20, 2014 10:49 AM


It really nips the apartheid myth in the bud. Then again, the BDS people don't give a damn about the Arabs. They only want to attach Israel and the Jews.

Posted by: MF at February 27, 2014 06:58 PM

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