Holocaust Remembrance Day at Tel Aviv UniversityJust before Holocaust Remembrance Day began this year, a group of leftist and "post-Zionist" radical professors at Tel Aviv University decided that the time was apt to show their own solidarity with Iran and defend it from American "imperialist ambitions". Really.
The Jihad of the Israeli LeftRecent campaigns are in some ways more outrageous and far worse than the earlier boycott initiative. The newest campaigns are directed against individual Israelis in their private capacity and are being promoted by some of the most openly anti-Semitic of Israel's academic extremists.
The Political Lessons of PurimHaman, the villain of Purim, is thought to be descended from Agag, the evil king of the Amalekites, captured by King Saul. The Biblical injunction to "remember what Amalek did to you" is considered particularly timely in proximity to Purim.
Why the Hamas Victory is a Good ThingThis may strike you as bizarre, but I have been arguing that the best thing that could happen in the Palestinian Authority "election" would be a strong Hamas victory. Let me explain.
Same DifferenceAt this point, there are three contenders for prime minister. Each of them has a track record of endorsing Oslo appeasement, Israeli capitulation and Israeli self-abasement. Having noted this, there are nevertheless significant differences among the three, and the results of the next election do matter.
Got That "Ooo La La, Intifada" Feeling?Well, there are very few things as amusing these days as watching the French grapple with their backyard <I>intifada</I>. The suburbs of Paris are now more dangerous than Jenin and the French are getting their comeuppance....
The Politically Incorrect Nobel LaureateAlas, the academic Left was in for a surprise. Prof. Aumann is not only politically incorrect, he is strongly opposed to the entire Oslo "peace process", he believes Ariel Sharon's Gaza "disengagement" was the height of folly, and - Marx protect us! - he actually believes in God.
The Outing of the Noisy Professor BeininBeinin has long turned his classroom into a propaganda bully pulpit from which he bashes Israel and promotes the causes of the jihadniks. He has been photographed by the <I>Stanford Daily</I> carrying placards on "Nakba Day" (the "catastrophe"), a day devoted to mourning Israel's creation and hoping to see that Israel is annihilated.
Sharon Renews the RRH DoctrineI've long suspected that it is the Israeli grand strategy to defeat the Palestinians by forcing them to laugh themselves to death.
Jihad at Tel Aviv UniversityYou will be interested in learning that Tel Aviv University now offers a course in one-sided, far-leftist Israel-bashing indoctrination, dressed up as a course in psychology.
Disengagement and DemonizationAriel Sharon had evidently reached the conclusion that a military victory was needed, and since he was incapable of directing or unable to order a military victory over the Palestinians, he ordered a military victory over the Jewish "settlers".
Syrian Fascism Strikes AgainA few days before his disappearance, the Canadian <I>Globe and Mail</I> correspondent Paul Koring interviewed Mr. Alkhaznawi in Damascus for a story about Syria's newly emboldened political dissidents. "Either the regime will change, or the regime must go," he said in the interview. That sealed his fate.
Phantoms of the OprahYes, Oprah, the waddling guru of the bored middle-class at-home housewives, has repeatedly taken time off from teaching her followers about closet organization and thigh reduction, in order to promote the Palestinian cause. She has run one-sided articles about the Middle East conflict on her show and and in her O Magazine.
Former Israeli Leads Anti-Semites in EuropeThe Arabs, declares Eyal Sivan, were in the right when they attacked Israel in 1948, because the Arabs were seeking a nice Rwanda-style bi-national state with an Arab majority in which the Jews would be treated almost as well as are the southern Sudanese Christians and animists today.
The Second City's Twin Academic NeonazisNorthwestern evidently did not know about Butz's psychotic Nazi agenda when it hired him, but DePaul knew exactly what it was getting when it hired Finkelstein. Finkelstein had earlier been fired from two adjunct jobs in New York due to his lack of any scholarly credentials...
UCLA's Anti-Israel Woman in BlackWho exactly is this Yael Korin? Korin may be the most visible of the
ex-Israeli far-leftists comprising a small Bash-Israel Lobby in the Los
Angeles area, ex-Israelis working for the destruction of Israel...Yael Korin is a co-founder of the Los Angeles branch of "Women in Black",
an anti-Jewish and pro-terror propaganda organization.
The "Plan of Stages" of the British MoonbatsBritish academic moonbats recently decided to declare "academic boycotts" against two Israeli universities, one in which I happen to be employed. In Israel, the "boycott" by the Lunabrits is being referred to as the "Plan of Stages".
Lying About Deir YassinThis week is the anniversary of the events that took place in the Arab village of Deir Yassin in 1948. In recent years, Deir Yassin has been converted into a bludgeon by the Far Left, the neo-Nazi Right and Israel-bashers in general.
More Free Speech for Leftists OnlyThe administration at the Weizmann Institute is threatening to fire poor Igor. His grievous sin? He expressed his political opinions quietly by wearing a small pin on his lapel.
Academic Witch-Hunt at Depaul UniversityThe immediate target of Depaul's campaign against political incorrectness was Thomas Klocek, a part-time adjunct professor at DePaul University's so-called "School for New Learning". Klocek's crime? He was guilty of expressing support for Israel.
The Left's Jihad Against SharanskyNatan Sharansky has become the victim of KGB terror that the Left most loves to hate. His sin? He is thought to have influenced President Bush and helped persuade him that the time has come to push democracy as a solution for the problems of terrorism and tyranny. He also, of course, is guilty of thinking that Jews have the right to shoot back.
Chomsky the Ba'athistInterestingly, not <I>every</I> person in the democratic West is overjoyed at seeing Syrian fascism at last challenged. Noam Chomksy, the MIT inventor of now-discredited theories of linguistics, is determined to defend and perpetuate Syrian colonization of Lebanon, no matter how many Lebanese lives it costs.
Down Goes Another SLAPP SuitZimmerman was suing the paper because the paper had the nerve to report truthfully Zimmerman's comments about settlers and soldiers being "Nazis".
A Real Campaign Against IncitementEuro-twits decided to pony up some cash to be used for purposes of implementing the Oslo clauses requiring a suppression of incitement. And now, the money has actually produced a campaign to suppress incitement... by Jews, against the PLO.
Comic News From the KnessetThere is no better treatment for the doldrums than uncontrollable laughter. Just when things are looking totally bleak in Israel, God decides to cheer us all up by giving us the most comic incident of the year, possibly of the century. It is the defeat of Amram Mitzna by Raleb Majadele.
Liberals Quoting ScriptureLike the missionaries of my youth, [Jewish Politically-Correct Bible Thumpers] learn a dozen or so select Biblical phrases, taken out of context, and argue that the Bible and traditional Judaism unambiguously require that one accept and support a left-wing political agenda. I assume that most readers are familiar with these folks.
Academic Witch-Hunt or Digital Defense?A new specter is haunting the far-left fever swamps that fester in certain corners of Israeli universities. <a target=_blank href=http://www.israel-academia-monitor.com/>Israel Academia Monitor</a> has begun recording the more outrageous words of academic extremists.
Help Peace Now Members VolunteerTo fight Arab Nazis and fascists and terrorists is an unthinkable crime in the "minds" of Peace Now extremists, something all moral people must refuse to join, but to serve in the military for the purposes of fighting Jews and expelling Jews from their homes is the height of moral sublimity and humaneness. Not to mention patriotism.
Israel's Single-Issue PartySome are dumbfounded that Ariel Sharon and the Likud have just brought the Labor party into the government to form a national unity coalition. Some cannot believe their eyes and ears and noses.
"Usurpers"So, let us see if we have this straight. The anti-Zionists claim that the Jews have no right to the land of Israel because before Israel was re-created in 1948, it had been almost 1,900 years since the last time the Jews exercised sovereignty over the Land of Israel.
Israel's Adgravophilia - Part IIThe Likud of Ariel Sharon refuses to be left behind in the race to make things worse. The latest manifestation of the Likud's adgravophilia is the Sharon plan for unilateral "disengagement" in the Gaza Strip.
Israel's Adgravophilia - Part IAdgravophilia comes from the Latin root <I>adgravo</I>, which means making things worse. The whole word means the love of making things deteriorate and worsen. For fourteen years, Israeli government policy has been dominated by a passionate desire to make things worse.
The Defamation of General KochaviGeneral Aviv Kochavi has been the victim of malicious harassment by Neve Gordon, the anti-Semitic lecturer in political science at Ben-Gurion University, best known for his pronouncements that Israel is a fascist, apartheid, terrorist state.
A Maudlin ManiaThe simple fact of the matter is that there is no such thing on the planet as sympathy for and identification with Palestinians. There is no such thing as pro-Palestinianism. Period. When Palestinians, or when Arabs in general, are mistreated, repressed and tormented by any Arab regime, no one cares.
The Threat of Violence From the Far-LeftWell, missing in all the posturing and self-righteous McCarthyism of Israel's leftist establishment is any mention at all of Tali Fahima, the Jewish leftist terrorist who assisted her Jenin Palestinian "lover" plan anti-Jewish atrocities.
It is Time to Split the LikudAs these internal party divisions have grown in their ferocity in recent weeks, the press and others have been asking in ever louder voices whether the crisis in the Likud may end up splitting the entire party itself down the middle, leading to the emergence of a separate Likud-Left and Likud-Right.
The Oslo CultHow do we know that "Oslo" is a religious cult and not a political school of ideology?
Foreign Workers are the Wrong TargetIn recent years, Israel's political establishment has declared a war without compromise or moderation against an enemy. The only problem is that the war they have launched is not against a real enemy at all, but against important and valuable friends of Israel. The imaginary enemy that has aroused the spleen of the politicos and the chattering classes is the guest worker.
How to Defend S'derotThe Guernica bombardment of S'derot is the logical and inevitable result of the Oslo mega-stupidity of turning Gaza over to the terrorists. The Kassams are manufactured inside the Gaza Strip, using the tons of explosives smuggled into Gaza via the Egyptian smuggling tunnels, those same tunnels the Israeli government preferred for a decade to pretend were not there, the same tunnels the ISM's Rache
Israel's Histadrut TerrorismSome of you may recall the bankruptcy of New York City back in the 1970s and that famous headline in the <I>New York Daily News</I>, "President Ford Tells New York City - 'DROP DEAD!'" What Israel needs is a whole series of similar headlines directed at the mayors and city councils who intentionally run up huge deficits.
Rosh Hashanah Thoughts, 5765 - Part IIIThe most fundamental question for this new post-Oslo era requiring clear answers is how Israel could have allowed itself to pursue the Oslo peace process in the first place. The answers are very likely to point to the central role of Jewish anti-Semitism and self-hatred.
Rosh Hashanah Thoughts, 5765 - Part IIIt is an open secret that on campus, leftist extremists with laughable and ludicrous publication records get hired, tenured and promoted, as acts of solidarity by other leftist faculty already inside the system. Israeli university governance is notoriously corrupt and politicized. Some of these tenured leftists then tour the world urging anti-Semites to boycott all of Israel, including the very sa
Rosh Hashanah Thoughts, 5765 - Part IWho... could have dreamed that the fulfillment and realization of Zionism would be accompanied by the emergence of the most malignant manifestations of Israeli self-hatred and Jewish anti-Semitism, in the state of Israel and the land of Zion?
The North Ossetia Peace ProcessAs all the horrific details come out about the Islamofascist massacre of children in Beslan, Russia, a number of thoughts come to mind.
Stop Interference and Coercion by the Rabbis!The political interference by the rabbis is getting more and more unbearable. The attempt to impose their opinions and lifestyles, regardless of the preferences of the majority of their fellow citizens, is outrageous. They are arrogant and anti-democratic and coercive. I am, of course, referring to the Reform rabbis in the United States.
The Poster Girl of the Israeli LeftIsraelis this week are expressing shock and astonishment over the arrest of a 29-year-old Jewish leftist woman from Tel Aviv on charges of collaboration with one of the worst Palestinian terrorists and murderers still above ground.
The Newest Jihad Against the Security WallThe anti-Semites and Israel-bashers have been livid with anger over Israel's building of a security wall to keep the Palestinian terrorists from murdering any more Israeli civilians. Gated neighborhoods should be only for liberal West Coast yuppies, they apparently believe, and not for Jews.
They Already Got Their "Right of Return"Well, hold on to your <I>shtreimel</I>, because I have a whopper of a revelation to make to you. Israel <I>did</I> grant the "Palestinian refugees" the right to return to Israel!
The Barking of the Intelligence Lapdogs"Israeli intelligence" has long been an oxymoron, and the Oslo Disaster has been, more than anything else, a total failure of Israel's intelligence services. Israeli intelligence services have been the very last to understand what Yasser Arafat was up to when he started the "Oslo peace process."