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The Latest Wave of Treason at Tel Aviv University
The Latest  Wave of Treason at Tel Aviv University

A while back, we posted an item about how the anti-Zionists on the faculty of Tel Aviv University, of which there are ever so many, were planning an "academic conference" dedicated to the idea that imprisoned Palestinian mass murderers and terrorists are in fact "political prisoners", deserving of sympathy and support.

Now ordinarily, this would be the sort of story that the mainstream Israeli media would studiously ignore and one that only I.A.M. listers and readers of inciting blogs would hear about. But on Jan 12, 07, Ben Dror Yemini (deputy editor of Maariv) devotes an entire full page in Maariv to this "academic" atrocity (in Hebrew, at http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART1/529/615.html ).

The basic theme of the conference, sponsored in part by the Tel Aviv University Law School (a bastion of pro-terror), was that Palestinians who blow up pregnant women and their children and then get imprisoned are "political prisoners".   Yemini in his column points out that "rights discourse" is now little more than a weapon being used to destroy Israel by Israel's enemies and by the enemies of human freedom. He mocks "progressives" who rationalize the murderous behavior of terrorists as part of "understanding the Other".

Restrictions on such misuses of academic freedom as the pro-terror conference at Tel Aviv University are, says Yemini, no different from restrictions on Holocaust Denial.  That is because Holocaust Denial is not an academic or scholarly theory at all but merely a political weapon of hate.   So is "academizing" terror and mass murder.  Such a "conference" is little more than an attempt at promoting the anti-Semitic agenda, adds Yemini.

He writes that the fact that such a conference took place at Tel Aviv University is testament to growing Israeli insanity and an Israeli death wish.  He mocks the conference participants as "serious people, sensitive to the sufferings of others".  (His tone is one of irony.)  He points out that all the "human rights groups" operating in Israel have an explicit anti-Israel political agenda, one that denies Israel's very right to exist.  The "Physicians for Human Rights" used to be run by a certain Ben Gurion University anti-Semite about whom Alan Dershowitz wrote that he "got into bed with neo-nazis and anti-Semites."

Yemini then notes that an unnamed member of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University wrote him (Yemini) a note about this "conference", asking whether Tel Aviv University would next run an academic conference on the question of how to murder Jews while enjoying oneself.  "Why not," wrote the man to Yemini, "after all, there are no limits on academic freedom at Tel Aviv University!"  Yemini compares the "academics" at the TAU conference to those at the Tehran neo-nazi conclave.

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