Israeli War on Academic Freedom

What disturbs me is that you act like the Palestinians have a side in this. They don’t have a side! They’re ANIMALS! They’re not CIVILIZED!” said Dean of Columbia University in 2006.

In a post last month, I explained why the ZioNazis are against freedom of speech at public forums which discuss Israeli crimes. The latest case of Jewish Lobby’s “gag order” over criticism of Jews, Israel or challenging the Zionist narrative of the Holocaust, is banning of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Northeastern University in Boston on March 7, along with a university threat of disciplinary measures against some of its members, replicates sanctions being imposed against numerous student Palestinian rights groups across the country.

It resulted due to a vicious campaign by Israeli campus hooligans from Jewish Hillel supported by ADL against professor Iymen Chehade, for his screening the Palestinian documentary ‘5 Broken Cameras’ last year. Watch video below.

The SJP along with the Jewish Voice for Palestine is holding a forum on academic freedom at the Columbia University on March 20, 2014. The topic of discussion is Why is Palestine taboo at Columbia. The forum will feature Professor Iymen Chehade; Ali Abunimah, John Wilson of the American Association of University Professors-Illinois, and Columbia college students Ava Ginsburg and Ahmed Hamad, who are both members of Students for JVP at Columbia College. 

Max Geller, a Jewish law student and a SJP member at Northeastern has accused the university of responding “to outside Jewish pressures,” including that of alumnus Robert Shillman, who is the CEO of Cognex Corp., and hedge fund billionaire Seth Klarman, both Jewish extremists who blindly support every action of the Zionist entity.

In the last year, I have received death threats, been publicly and unfairly maligned, and have been threatened with disciplinary measures. This has made engaging in speech about an issue about which I care deeply, both as a Jew and an American, a fear- and anxiety-causing prospect,” said Geller.

Those of us who denounce the suffering caused by Israel and its war crimes against the Palestinians and who support the BDS movement is accustomed to sleazy Israeli smear campaigns. I have been repeatedly branded as an anti-Semite by the Israeli lobby, including for my book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.” That some of these dissident voices, such as Max Blumenthal, who wrote “Goliath: Fear and Loathing in Greater Israel,” one of the best accounts of contemporary Israel, are Jewish does not seem to perturb right-wing Israeli propagandists who see any deviation from the Israeli government line as a form of religious heresy,” says Chris Hedges, March 17, 2014.

The West has double standard when it comes to the so-called “academic freedom.” If a professor teaches a course about so-called Muslim “extremism” or “terrorism” and even if he/she uses unsubstantiated allegations that would be considered academic freedom. The argument advanced is that the professor could be challenged in class discussion that follows after such presentation. But in the same breath, the Western powers don’t allow freedom to discuss Israel, Zionism, Holocaust or Jewish Supremacy.


One response to “Israeli War on Academic Freedom

  1. You are the best, Rehmat. Your range of sources alone is amazing. I have used so many of your links and reblogged your pieces that I am beginning to worry and ask myself — where is the dividing line between being inspired and becoming a cannibal? 🙂

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