THE UNITED NATIONS . . . Krauthammer Nails it: Negligence, Stupidity, Malice, Anti-Semitism . . . funded at taxpayer expense.
ACADEMIC BIGOTRY. . . . funded at taxpayer expense. . .
Fighting Back against the New Anti-Semitism
Throughout the academic and cultural world, the Israel boycott movement is growing.
By Charles Krauthammer
For decades, the American Studies Association has labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It’s now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them of denying academic and human rights to Palestinians.
Given that Israel has a profoundly democratic political system, the freest press in the Middle East, a fiercely independent judiciary, and astonishing religious and racial diversity within its universities, including affirmative action for Arab students, the charge is rather strange.
Made more so when you consider the state of human rights in Israel’s neighborhood. As we speak, Syria’s government is dropping “barrel bombs” filled with nails, shrapnel, and other instruments of terror on its own cities. Where is the ASA boycott of Syria?
And of Iran, which hangs political, religious, and even sexual dissidents and has no academic freedom at all? Or Egypt, where Christians are being openly persecuted? Or Turkey, Saudi Arabia, or, for that matter, massively repressive China and Russia?
Which makes it obvious that the ASA boycott has nothing to do with human rights. It’s an exercise in radical chic, giving marginalized academics a frisson of pretend anti-colonialism, seasoned with a dose of edgy anti-Semitism…
Charles Krauthammer ends his warning that anti-Semitism is back with the solution . . . “Don the yellow star and wear it proudly.”
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DONNING THE YELLOW STAR . . . bringing you . . . “the New World Order. . . “