January 20, 2012

3 Days of Venom at U Penn

Looks like another one of our so-called institutions of higher learning, i.e., University of Pennsylvania, is joining the chorus of hate speech. The reason? They're attempting to appear above the fray or whatever other nonsense purveyors of garbage like to hide behind.

U Penn is planning on hosting the "2012 National Conference of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement" (the rabid anti-Israel/Jew hatefest) on February 3-5. So why would U Penn sully its Ivy reputation? 

As Sara Dogan writes:

"The University of Pennsylvania's straddle on this issue comes from the fact that it knows full well that there is a war taking place at universities across the country over the Mideast conflict. And that the army now occupying the most ground on campus is pro-Palestinian and pro-jihad and anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. The university's task, therefore, is to appear above the fray while secretly appeasing the aggressors and providing loudspeakers for their message of hate."

Above the fray? Aren't universities supposed to be in the fray fighting ignorance?!

The so-called "Mideast conflict," includes a lot of facts & fiction, and institutions of higher learning should not be affording equal time to both. Yet that's exactly what U Penn is doing by allowing a "movement" like BDS to infest its campus. 

If U Penn can't tell the difference between a legitimate movement and one predicated on ignorance and hate, then Houston, we've got a problem.

Parents who mortgage their lives to send their kids' to institutions like U Penn, would be well-advised to question the quality of that which is being peddled there as "education."  |  January 20, 2012

Three Days of Anti-Israel Venom at U Penn

By Sara Dogan

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What do the administrators at the University of Pennsylvania know about the 2012 National Conference of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement about to take place at Penn and when did they know it?

"BDS," as this virulent anti-Israeli hatefest is commonly called, is coming to the Penn campus on February 3-5, but university officials have hid from the implications of hosting such an event. They say that the university is on record as not supporting this movement, yet they let the event go forward, providing space and possibly funding, despite the fact that the sponsors may not meet school requirements as a recognized group and that their anti-Semitic message is deeply hostile to academic freedom and basic human decency. The university appears to be bending rules that would be rigidly enforced for sponsors of another cause.

U Penn's willingness to enable the BDS conference is particularly inexplicable given the fact that this growing movement to boycott Israel and Israeli-produced goods, force divestment from any companies that do business with Israel, and establish sanctions against Israel due to its supposed violations of human rights, was created by nations and groups seeking to delegitimize and destabilize Israel such as the terrorist-sponsoring nation of Iran and the terrorist groups Hezbollah, and Hamas.

As Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz has noted, the BDS movement abets terrorism: "People who advocate boycotts and divestiture will literally have blood on their hands," he said. "They encourage terrorism and discourage the laying down of arms." Even Noam Chomsky stated recently that BDS was "hypocritical" in its pretense to be concerned about Israeli human rights violations and that the movement could be called anti-Semitic "with justice."

Among the scheduled speakers at the upcoming conference is Anna Baltzer, a "Jewish American Palestinian human rights activist," who summarizes the line of attack on Israel when she bluntly states that its polices of "ethnic cleansing and apartheid must be stopped." These terms are not arguments; they are knowing lies designed to weaken the Jewish State and soften it up for the kill. The insidious segregation of "apartheid" does not exist in Israel. Arabs are granted full civil rights under Israeli law, which forbids discrimination on the basis of race, creed, or sex. Israeli Arab citizens vote in national elections, have representatives in the Israeli Parliament, serve as tenured professors teaching in Israeli colleges and universities, and sit on the benches of Israeli courts (including the Israeli Supreme Court). They have more rights, and enjoy more freedom, education, and economic opportunity than the Arabs of any Arab state.

The BDS conference at Penn will feature, in addition to BALTZER, a cavalcade of anti-Israel speakers, including... more here


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