Lecture at Columbia University: Israel is selling Arab body parts

In her lectures, Arab-Israeli professor Nadera Shaloub- Kevorkian trundles out tall tales of Israel that compete with the blood libels of the Middle Ages.

Lee Kaplan, | updated: 09:14

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Her curriculum vitae sounds impressive. Apparently, a lifelong student, mainly in Israeli universities, Nadera Shaloub- Kevorkian has built up a heavy resume allegedly related to her academic career as a criminologist. Kevorkian uses her Israeli academic connections to advance the vilest of Palestinian Arab propaganda as she accuses Israel of selling the body parts of Palestinian demonstrators and of medicine and weapons testing with Palestinians as guinea pigs.

An article in Middle East Monitor, known for its lack of fact checking and anti-Israel bias, lets her tramp out the old shibboleths of Jews similar to the taking the blood of gentile children to make their matzoh. It isn’t hard to see why they would publish Kevorkian’s “academic discoveries” about Israeli imaginary atrocities she recently discussed during talks at UCLA and USC in the United States.

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian has been a lecturer in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Criminology. She also holds a teaching position at the Hebrew University School of Social Work. She received a B.A. degree in Political Science from Haifa University (1980) and another in Social Work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1982). She was awarded a Master’s degree in 1989 and a Ph.D. in 1994, both in Criminology, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 1985 through 1994 she served as an Assistant
So how does this Arab-Israeli academic lay blame on Israel for that horrible Arab tribal institution of honor killings? Well, Shalhoub-Kevorkian hit upon the idea that Israeli soldiers must be raping these Arab girls who are then murdered by their families to preserve family honor.
Professor of Social Work at Bethlehem University, and from 1991 through 1994 she was an Instructor of Criminology at the Hebrew University. Shalhoub-Kevorkian was a Visiting Scholar at USC from 1995-1996 in their Center for Multi-Ethnic and Transnational Studies and their Center for Feminist Studies and a visiting professor at UCLA School of Law. She has conducted research in the area of domestic violence for many years and has published extensively in the field of women's rights.

She disappeared from the lecture circuit for a while, but perhaps it was the need to make a splash to return as she started anew with blood libels against Israel and the Jews (the kicker is part of her college education was subsidized by the Israeli taxpayer).

Hebrew University, where Ms. Shalhoub-Kevorkian has taught, and particularly its social work department,  came out with a study once that faulted Israeli soldiers for not raping Palestinian women as an indication that IDF soldiers were racist. That was the best the academics at Hebrew U. could do to salvage attempts to create a blood libel report which proved false since no rapes by IDF soldiers could be found.

Not to miss the bandwagon, Ms. Shalhoub-Kevorkian advanced this blood libel against IDF soldiers by claiming they molest Palestinian girls at checkpoints as a matter of course and even rape them ( An allegation totally unproven with not one rape chronicled). Checkpoints, as it happens, are often manned by IDF female soldiers, and drivers nomrally remain in their cars unless something suspicious is found. Israeli drivers also wait at the same checkpoints.

Still, there is one bright spot - well, maybe. As an academic and a feminist, she says she is opposed to Arab honor killings.

So how does this Arab-Israeli academic lay blame on Israel for that horrible Arab tribal institution of honor killings? Well, Shalhoub-Kevorkian hit upon the idea that Israeli soldiers must be raping these Arab girls who are then murdered by their families to preserve family honor because of these imaginary rapes.

Do you follow the tribalism here? As a women's rights expert, Shalhoub-Kevorkian opposes honor killings, but if it weren't for those nasty Israelis, this historic and horrendous Arab practice would not take place among the Arab population. It's the "occupation" that causes this to happen. (She ignores the growing spread of honor killings in the US perpetrated by immigrant Arabs), Currently, the PA has a six month prison sentence on the books for murderers of women in the Palestinian Authority. It has never been enforced.

This would no doubt have been discussed at a conference she wanted to attend in Tunisia, but she never made the trip, having put up such a fuss at Ben Gurion over the security procedures that she missed her flight.  However, her suggestions of Israeli culpability are not limited to the academic conferences of the totalitarian Arab states; Shalhoub-Kevorkian has also expressed similar ideas to students at USC and UCLA and now she’s at it again.

The fact that the Hebrew U, rape study showed that Israeli soldiers do not go near Palestinian Arab women does not deter Ms. Shalhoub-Kevorkian from repeating standard Arab propaganda buzz words and libel about Israel's Jews and the Arabs. In other words, Arabs are "humiliated" when they go through checkpoints that are set up by the Israeli government with an "apartheid wall", actually built to protect not only Israeli Jews, but even Israeli Arabs (like Ms. Shalhoub-Kevorkian) from terrorists and suicide bombers.

She also is teaching UCLA law students about the "legality" of "home demolitions" which occur with court permits on illegal Arab structures (more Jewish ones are demolished than Arab), or of terrorist homes to deter other would-be-murderers, and sometimes to prevent terrorist cells and bomb making factories from operating.

She doesn't discuss the illegality of what the Palestinians like to rephrase as  "legitimate resistance" - read terrorism, murder and most recently, the rape-murder of 19 year old Israeli Ori Ansbacher who went for a nature walk in the woods near Jerusalem.

What poor comfort to know the Israeli educational system produced this virago to go abroad to American universities and smear Israel once again as a Jewish state that should be dismantled as part of her twisted interpretation of "human rights."  That, itself, is a crime that should be worthy of study by the Criminology Department at the Faculty of Law & School of Social Work at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, where she is employed with a nice sinecure, thanks at least in part to the Israeli taxpayer.

Golda Meir must be rolling in her grave that this woman was granted a fellowship in her name in the year 2000.

Her new  “research” finds IDF soldiers stealing body parts from Palestinian Arabs, or testing drugs on them; it is based not only on her own false “clinical studies” but mainly on her listening to “Arab narratives.”

Translate that last sentence above to mean she lies a lot, makes stuff up, and repeats Palestinian propaganda against Israel.  

She particularly likes to rely on the remarks of Arab children as proof of state policy.

Here's a quote from one of her books which she extrapolated from an interview with a 14 year-old Arab girl:

"Violations of women's bodies become the very nature of the nation of Palestine itself and violence such as rape is treated as a national security concern. Acts such as going to school and wearing the hijab (veil) become acts of resistance for women. In fact, wearing a hijab becomes a way of not just declaring opposition to the \Occupation\, but clearly defining one's presence within a militarized and masculinized (sic) space. Women's bodies are thus true battlegrounds and sites of resistance as women employ not only the hijab, but traditional embroidery on clothing and the practice of religion as forces of resistance."

The wearing of the hijab, while gaining popularity during the Iranian revolution, was routine among Arab Moslems, and, as it happens, many women in the PA do not wear them. Embroidery is simply to make things pretty. But for Shaloub-Kevorkian everything is a statement of resistance against the Jews and “occupation”.. For her, wearing the hijab is "resistance" against the Jews.

So what is one to do when one’s star is waning as an Arab academic who wants to bring down the Jewish state, particularly among foreigners outside of Israel? You make the newest most mendacious accusations to enrage the world against Jews and Israel and your fabricated “narratives” can then say anything you want, including claiming the accusations IDF soldiers facing down the March of Return in Gaza as the source of her “data.”

Lecturing at Columbia University recently she told attendees in New York City that she collected the data while carrying out an imaginary research project for the Hebrew University.

“Palestinian spaces are laboratories,” she said in her speech. “The invention of products and services of state-sponsored security corporations are fueled by long-term curfews and Palestinian oppression by the Israeli army.” Given her penchant for making up such “data” to get attention, one has to doubt the seriousness of her studies.

Of course creating such blood libels is great for a career as an anti-Israel academic and can get her invitations  to bash Israel events all over the world. Kevorkian can even cast herself as part of the drama. In her talk titled “Disturbing Spaces – Violent Technologies in Palestinian Jerusalem” at Columbia, where the learned professor added: “They check for which bombs to use, gas bombs or stink bombs. Whether to put plastic sacks or cloth sacks. To beat us with their rifles or to kick us with boots.”

To  be sure Kevorkian has never been kicked or beaten with rifles by the IDF, but it sure makes her a more exciting invitee to Palestine Solidarity  rallies, something she hasn’t been at in a while. She's a creative writer of fiction  not a scholar or researcher. And she does no service to the women of the Middle East other than push their children to grow up to make endless war on the Jews.


 




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