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Who is paying me?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:39pm
Twitter - @tenuredradical - Oh Please Who is Paying You

I had a conversation on Twitter today with Professor Claire Potter, the subject of the post Tenured radicals cannot be trusted with our academic freedom.

Potter first forcefully and repeatedly opposed the academic boycott of Israeli educational institutions proposed by the American Studies Association because it violated principles of academic...

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Does American Studies Association have guts to boycott Cornell too?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:27am
Cornell Techion Campus Drawing

Being anti-Israel is the easiest thing to be in academia these days.

An example is the recommendation by the National Council of the American Studies Association for a boycott of Israeli academic organizations. The vote of the membership is pending, with voting closing on December 15.

I detailed yesterday how one ASA member,...

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Tenured radicals cannot be trusted with our academic freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:00am
Israeli Amb Michael Oren shouted down at UC Irvine 2010

The anti-Israel Boycott Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement is a frequent focus here because it embodies so much of the pathology of the Leftist-Islamist anti-Israel coalition.

While disavowing anti-Semitism, BDS singles out and holds only Israel to standards not applied much less met by any other country in the Middle East or...

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Renowned Pianist Evgeny Kissin Stands Up to Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:05am
Yvgeny Kissin Concert

One of the tactics of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement is to disrupt appearances not only by Israeli speakers, but also dancers, artists and musicians.

In 2010, for example, the Jerusalem Quartet had to stop its performance in London after a BDS protester would not stop shouting. In September...

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Israeli Development Plan for Bedouins Draws Misinformation Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 12:00pm
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Currently new political attacks against Israel are crystallizing around the Begin plan. Former MK Benny Begin has written legislation to integrate the Bedouin into Israel society. Naturally there’s debate about the merits of the plan. Naturally, those opposed to it cast in light of institutional Israeli racism.

While acknowledging that the Bedouin...

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Who killed Hezbollah biggie?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 8:20am
Hezbollah Commander Car Bullet Hole 12-2013

We noted previously the Senior Hezbollah commander assassinated, Hassan Laqqis.

Hezbollah immediately blamed Israel. It certainly makes sense when you consider how professionally it was carried out. Unlike the Jihadis who blow up cars or themselves, the Laqquis hit was carried out precisely and using silenced weapons. The hit men...

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John Kerry: Getting to “No” with the Palestinians

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:42am
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A few months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry allowed as to how he was worried about Israel’s future if it did not reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. Israel’s Prime Minister has played along sending his emissaries to negotiate with Palestinian partners who don’t want to make a deal.

So...

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Maybe it’s time to reconsider the tax-exempt status of academic boycotters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9:24am
Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS

I don’t use the word “evil” very often here, but it certainly would be justified as to the Boycott Divestment Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel and BDS supporters in academia.

See the BDS Tag for my prior writings on the BDS movement for background.

Now that the National Council of the American Studies...

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Still with the monkeys and pigs stuff?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:03pm
Palestinian teacher monkeys and pigs

The reason there is no peace in the Middle East is that Palestinians believe this, teach it and put it on their television, via Palestinian Media Watch (h/t @haivri):

Sheikh Muhammad Al-Tawil teacher in Al-Aqsa Mosque school:

“What’s happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., Temple Mount plaza) is a division of time [between...

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Senior Hezbollah commander assassinated (Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:04am
Hezbollah Commander Assassinated Beirut 12-4-2013

Just one day after Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah gave a gloating television interview about the triumph of the Iranian nuclear deal, the former head of Hezbollah’s rocket forces, someone involved in procuring arms from Iran, and a close associate of Nasrallah was assassinated outside his home in Beirut.

Via Times of Israel:

Lebanese...

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Hezbollah chief praises Iran nuke deal, say U.S. wanted broader talks with Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:09pm
(Hezbollah flag and sign near Metula, Israel)(photo Hadar Sela)

In an interview airing now on Lebanese OTV television, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah discusses the Iranian nuclear deal (summary translation via NOW Lebanon):

The Iran nuclear deal has significant repercussions.

The region’s peoples are the biggest winners from this deal because regional and international forces have been pushing for war with...

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Report: French experts rule out Arafat poisoning

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 9:59am
Arafat being carried ill

A highly criticized Swiss analysis suggested a moderate possibility of polonium poisoining as the cause of Yasser Arafat’s death.  Arafat’s widow had requested the testing.

Palestinian political officials immediately announced (as they had even before the Swiss report) that Israel was the culprit.

AFP now is reporting that a French group of experts...

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The other Nakbah: The ethnic cleansing of Jews in the Arab world

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 2, 2013 at 9:12am
The Silent Nakbah - Cut the throats of all Jews screen cap

We have written many times before about how we only hear about the non-Jewish Arab refugees created when the Arab armies invaded Israel in 1948, but hear almost nothing about Jewish refugees from Arab countries:

The...

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Israeli leftist hit in head by Palestinian rock blames … (Spoiler Alert: Israel)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 6:09pm
Palestinian Children throw rocks Jerusalem

Daniel Seidemann is an Israeli who runs a non-governmental organization, Terrestrial Jersusalem, that describes itself as ” an Israeli non-governmental organization that works to identify and track the full spectrum of developments in Jerusalem that could impact either the political process or permanent status options, destabilize the city...

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International anti-Israel groups seek to exploit Bedouin redevelopment dispute

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 4:47pm
Anti Prower Bedouin Plan Protest Negev Israel

Days of Rage is just about every day in the anti-Israel movement.

Today is was a Day of Rage over an Israeli proposal, still working its way through the Knesset, to relocate about 15% of the Bedouin who live in the Negev Desert from dispersed, mostly dilapidated housing built without permits into...

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Why Isn’t the World More Thankful to Israel?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 4:00pm
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The Israeli delegation has just returned from the Philippines after nearly two weeks of providing emergency care to the island nation’s survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. According to the Jerusalem Post the first baby delivered by the Israeli medical teams was named “Israel.”

In fact Israel – the IDF particularly – has been...

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Cornell anti-Israel boycott group uses Israeli software for its website

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 9:00am
Cornell Students for Justice Palestine Wix

It’s hard being a principled member of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement.

With Israel being a leader in computer, medical and other technologies, one would have to enter a time machine back to the 1950s to truly boycott Israeli products.

The Cornell Students For Justice In Palestine is a typical anti-Israel...

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