Two Anti-Israel Israeli Academics teaching a course on the Holocaust together with Dartmouth College:
This seminar, taught simultaneously at Tel Aviv University and Dartmouth College, will consider how the collective memory of the Holocaust has both shaped and been shaped by contemporary American and Israeli Jewish identities. It will study theories of the construction and evolution of memory and "postmemory," acts of inter-generational transmission and the concept of "generation" (first, second and third). In particular-on the basis of historical and theoretical texts, testimony and oral history, memoir, fiction, film, visual art, and memorials-it will explore the gender dimensions of memory and of American and Israeli Jewishness in relation to the Holocaust and its aftermath. The Dartmouth and Tel Aviv classes will work together on email, the web, and through videoconferencing, to enrich the cross-cultural insights the course aims to reach.
Prof. Hannah Naveh, NCJW Women's and Gender Studies Tel Aviv University
Prof. Orly Lubin, Comp Lit Tel Aviv University
Both professors signed the petiotion:
We, faculty members from a number of Israeli universities, wish to express our appreciation and support for those of our students and lecturers who refuse to serve as soldiers in the occupied territories. Such service too often involves carrying out orders that have no place in a democratic society founded on the sanctity of human life.
For thirty five years an entire people, some three and a half million in number, have been held without basic human rights. The occupation and oppression of another people have brought the State of Israel to where it is today.
Without an Israeli declaration of an end to the occupation, accompanied by appropriate action--unilateral, if necessary--the present war is not being fought for our home but for the settlements beyond the green line and for the continued oppression of another people.
We hereby express our readiness to do our best to help students who encounter academic, administrative or economic difficulties as a result of their refusal to serve in the territories. We call on the University community at large to support them.
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