Shame on Ben Gurion University For Appeasing the Israel Haters of Joburg University!


By Jonathan Hoffman
March 29, 2011
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Joe Millis

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 11:50

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And here's a cleverer response:
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=214194
As David Newman writes:

The boycotters, whether they be anti-Israel activists such as UJ, or the anti-democracy activists of Im Tirtzu and the right-wing donors, will become forgotten footnotes of history, remembered only for their attempt to manipulate science for their own narrow aims.

A plague on both of their discriminatory houses.


Jonathan Hoffman

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 12:10

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If you say it's 'cleverer' that's a sure sign it isn't


Joe Millis

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 12:12

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Ad kan, ad hom. To each, their own


Advis3r

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 13:33

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The incompetence of the administration at BGU has to be seen to be believed. They were actually asked by Joburg Uni as a condition of future co-operation that they had to enter into a co-operation agreement with a Palestinian University. Since the Palestinian Universities are in the forefront of the BDS movement it was a no brainer that none of them would even entertain a co-operation agreement with BGU and Joburg Uni were well aware of this. As a consequence the incompetents at BGU who wish to deflect criticism of their inadequacies by trying to blame Im Tirtzu walked right into an ambush in which they were complicit. What they should have done is sacked Neve Gordon who is a pro-BDS proponent instead of promoting him and as soon as Joburg Uni started laying down conditions for future co-operation should have shown some backbone and told them where to get off. No one whether right or left has gained from this debacle and Israel has been embarassed to boot. Newman and the rest of the idiots who allowed this to happen should resign instead of trying to blame the blameless who warned them this would happen.


Joe Millis

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 13:47

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Why should they sack people you disagree with, especially if, in the case of Newman, they have done more against BDS than any number of silly demonstrations by a splenetic few?


Advis3r

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 15:19

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They should sack people like Neve Gordon who receive money from Israeli taxpayers and then advocate for the boycott of Israeli academics and academic institutions (including the one at which he is employed) on spurious and anti-Semitic grounds.
I called for Newman's sacking on the grounds that he is part of an administration that completely mishandled the negotiations with a foreign University leading to a victory if you can call it that for the BDS movement. Defend hinm if you will but it does not alter the fact that due to incompetency the BDS Movement can point to this as a win for them when BGU could have pulled out of the negotiations at an early stage citing bias.


Joe Millis

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 15:28

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Advis3r, is everyone you disagree with about the kind of Israel you want an anti-Semite? Have you heard of the boy who cried wolf?


suzanna

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 15:33

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Few days ago but more boycott news:

Eden Springs, a major Israeli water company, will not have its contract renewed by the London School of Economics. This development comes off the back of a lengthy, high profile and controversial campaign launched by the LSE Students’ Union Palestine Society, which has drawn attention to Eden Springs’ odious business dealings in the Illegally Occupied Golan Heights.

The LSE joins a number of UK Universities, including Edinburgh and Strathyclyde, whom have successfully cut all ties with Eden Springs.

The student campaign has been supported by academics, with over 19 LSE Academics, signing a joint letter which calls upon the School to terminate its links with Eden Springs “forthwith”.

Zachariah Sammour, President of the LSE SU Palestine Society, said “I’m delighted with the incredible pace of progress on this campaign and the widespread support it’s received from the students and academics of the LSE. I believe the success of this campaign demonstrates the deep commitment of LSE staff and students to ethical investment and global justice.”

All academic departments formerly using Eden Springs as their water supplier have agreed not to renew their contracts, confirmation of which was received this past Friday. The development is being hailed as a landmark victory for the wider Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israeli companies, a campaign aimed at undermining the structural mechanisms that make the illegal Israeli Occupation possible.


Advis3r

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:23

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Suzanna in cloud cuckoo land, I suggest people who want to really know how unsuccessful these Nazi SS Boycotters are doing should visit this site

http://www.divestthis.com/

It also has useful information as to how to combat the pernicous anti-Semitism of suzanna and the scum she mixes with.

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