On Israel, Shifted Ground
Inside Higher Ed
06-Mar-2009 (5 comments)

Take Emory University, for example, where about a third of undergraduates are Jewish. “The situation’s very interesting because in the past Emory was not a political school at all,” said Jessica Fraidlin, a sophomore involved with several Israel advocacy organizations, including Emory Students for Israel. “We’ve always had a very strong Jewish community, but we’ve never had an opposing side.” For the first time this year, Emory hosted several events as part of "Israeli Apartheid Week," an annual, international campaign that ends Sunday.

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rosie is roxy is roshan

3 very harmful things:

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

1. Conflation of Judaism with Zionism, as this chick at Emory does in defence of Israel; most ironic since Finkelstein was a speaker I have to contend with this crap every day of the weeik. 

2) whitewashing Hamas; Defenestration is not admirable. And any regime where I know I would not be able to live a normal life is not my dream date.

3) hyperbole, Mr. Kashani. IRI is faaaaaaaaar from the best but not the worst, or at lvery east tied with many many others for worst place. Hyperbole on any side never wins an argument, all it does is discredit the argument making rational and fruitful discussion impossible. This goes for all sides. All. Hyperbole is one of the worst things you can do in debate.

I can't stand IRI most specifically in relation to its internal policies but it's certainly no worse than US under Bush (ask the people of New Orleans), al-Bashir in Sudan, Saudi Arabia and many many more Not to mention Israel, In many ways better than some, sorry. 



It's the information era.

by James Hovland (not verified) on

"This is the tip of the iceberg." But.. it's not a cycle we've ever seen before. Propaganda was very effective back when TV was high tech, but the world has clearly changed. What we are seeing now is the effect of the people's ability to contribute to the flow of information, fill in the gaps and correct misunderstandings. Here on the net our 'we' is a global community. To move forward, peace and security for all the people is the only correct answer. It's time to set things straight, and make sure the whole situation is finally put into perspective. It's time for peace, and we're not backing down.

Farhad Kashani

Shift towards denouncing IRI

by Farhad Kashani on

Don’t get your hopes up too much thinking this trend is a “victory for your beloved IRI and Fundamentalist Hamas”. Being pro-Palestinian doesn’t mean being “pro Hamas” or “pro IRI”. Although it is not a secret that a good portion of college students have been brainwashed by leftist professors, but the ones that haven’t are well informed and well aware to blast people like your beloved Fascist Ahmadinezhad like what happened in Columbia University.


So the “shift” is towards objecting to all injustice in the world, and the biggest injustice and the biggest threat is the Fascist regime in Iran and what it’s doing to its people and to the world.


LOL Ostaad, thanks for the imagry!

by Q on

This is the tip of the iceberg. I've see the media cycle before. The media's balckout on anti Israel demonstrations will blow over soon and then it will be the new "it" thing to cover.


Maybe that's why Daniel Pipes and friends are...

by Ostaad on

buying all the Preparation-H they can get their hands on! These Zionist intellectual jack booted storm troopers are suffering tremendously at their loss. Years of careful deception, intimidation and blacklisting the American people in general and the educators in particular who dared tell the truth about Zionism and its crimes just went down the drain. This is poetic justice at its best.