Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Hebrew University Decides to Join the Jihad and arm a Convicted Terrorist with a PhD in Chemistry
1. Hebrew University grants PhD degree to convicted terrorist A'del Hidmi:
Terrorist Earns Hebrew U. Doctorate, Refuses to Shake Hands
Two-time terrorist who planned a suicide bombing is given his degree. He refuses to shake the university president's hand.
A terrorist who served two prison terms for involvement in terrorism, including a plot to carry out a suicide bombing, has been awarded his doctorate in chemistry from Hebrew University, Maariv reports.
The terrorist is an Israeli citizen and a resident of eastern Jerusalem.
During the graduation ceremony in Hebrew University's Har Hatzofim campus he refused to shake hands with Hebrew University President Professor Menachem Ben-Sasson. His name was read aloud at the ceremony and he was applauded by the crowd.
He began working on his doctorate prior to his second terror conviction, several years after serving time in prison for membership in a terrorist organization. He did his research in the Hebrew University laboratories.
At the same time, he was in close touch with local terrorist groups and assisted them in plotting a suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem. He assisted in finding a young Arab man to carry out the planned attack.
The bombing was planned in August 2002, shortly after a terrorist bombed a Hebrew University cafeteria, murdering nine students and staff members.
The attack was thwarted three days before it was to have taken place. Security forces arrested the would-be suicide bomber in Ramallah, and detained the "doctor" in his home in Jerusalem.
He was sentenced to three years in prison for the crime. In the wake of his arrest Hebrew University decided to bar him from its laboratories for safety reasons.
A statement from Hebrew University read, "Hebrew University does not prevent people with a criminal background from learning within its gates. His work was found worthy from an academic perspective, and he met all the criteria to receive a doctorate. However, it should be noted that he did not get permission to use the university's laboratories following his conviction."
A fuller report in Hebrew appears here:
Now I know exactly what you are thinking and that is: Why is the Hebrew University ONLY giving Hidmi a PhD? (By the way, it is a real PhD and not an honorary one, like they give politicians.) There must be lots of other deserving candidates who should also be granted a PhD. Even posthumously!
I would surely start with Osama bin Laden and his urban renewal research about New York City. Then Pol Pot should be awarded a Hebrew University PhD from the Hebrew University's prestigious departments of Asian studies for his important work on Cambodian demography. I am sure Noam Chomsky would agree to fly in to grant the diploma to him. Then there should be special degrees awarded to Timothy McVeigh, Anders Breivik, and Adam Lanza (the guy who shot up Newton, CT). Slobodan Milošević should get one for his valuable work on European integration. The heads of Sudan should get one for their regional planning achievements in Darfur. And of course there are so many Germans deserving of receiving Hebrew University PhD's for their efforts against Jewish occupation that it is hard to know where to begin with them!
Why not drop a note to the heads of the Hebrew University and let them know how their behavior will be affecting your inclination to send them donations in the future!:
President of the Hebrew University
Prof. Menachem Ben-Sasson
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Tel. 02-6584143, 02-5881905
Rector of the Hebrew University
Prof. Sarah Stroumsa
Hebrew University "Friends of" Offices:
By the way, Haaretz does not report the story of the terrorist getting the PhD at all. Can you guess why?
2. For years Haaretz has refused to use the "T" word (terrorist) to describe Palestinians who murder Jews. Instead they are activists. It also refuses to accuse Arabs or leftists of being racists or chauvinists.
But these days the "T" word appears in every other sentence in Haaretz, only to be replaced by "chauvinist" in those other sentences. That is because of Haaretz' yellow journalistic "reporting" about the "Price Tag" hooligans.
As you know, I think the Price Tag or Tag Mechir vandals should be taken out back behind the woodshed and introduced to a good hickory switch. Yesterday they targeted the largely Christian Arab village of Abu Ghosh, best known for its hummus, outside Jerusalem. (All assuming the perps were really Tag Mechir.) They wrote anti-Arab graffiti all over and vandalized some cars. It turned out that two of them actually belonged to Jews who rent housing in the village.
Haaretz however runs a lurid screaming headline (http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/politics/.premium-1.2049916) about the "Nationalist/Chauvinist Crimes" of Tag Mechir.
That is all very nice. But let us note that Haaretz has never denounced Arabs blowing up buses of Jews or pizza restaurants as "Nationalist/Chauvinist Crimes." If you only read Haaretz and never leave your home you probably think that Arabs never write anti-Jewish graffiti anywhere or vandalize Jewish property. How about the annual environmental terrorism of Arabs when they deliberately start forest fires? How come THEY are never "Nationalist/Chauvinist Crimes?" How come Arabs chanting "Death to the Jews" is never a "Nationalist/Chauvinist Crime," even when it is Arab students at Israeli universities? How come Haaretz denouncing Israel as an apartheid regime or engaging in other similar forms of treason is never considered a "Nationalist/Chauvinist Crime?"
3. The related story that has Haaretz and the rest of the radical Left all a-foaming is the that about someone who made up a poster of Minister of Finance Yair Lapid bedecked in Nazi uniform with a Hitler-Günter-Grass moustache. You can see it here: http://privateinvesigations.blogspot.co.il/2013/06/new-posters-distributed-showing-yair_18.html
For the Left this is a golden opportunity to dig out of the attic its old urban legend about how Yitzhak Rabin was supposedly assassinated by a poster showing HIM with the caption "Traitor" and dressed like a Nazi. That poster was evidently manufactured by some teenagers but distributed by police mole Avishai Raviv as part of his undercover work. Ever since, the Left has insisted in unison that Rabin was the first and only human in history to be murdered by a poster. The Left then invented the term "incitement" to describe all exercises of freedom of speech by the Non-Left.
Now there is an interesting twist to the new Yair Lapid poster, aside from the usual calls to arrest the perps who prepared it. (Note how no one ever calls for the arrest of leftists or Arabs who prepare tasteless posters!) In Hebrew the caption on the poster reads: Yair Lapid the Tyrant Oppressor of Israel's Economy.
That is correct - whoever made the poster was upset about Lapid's Slash-and-Tax new set of economic measures. And guess who is the most vocal in denouncing Lapid for his measures!!? The radical Left, that is who!
Now I have no special inside information about who actually prepared the incitement poster in question but I now have an outstanding bet with a colleague for a month's salary that when they are apprehended it will turn out that they are LEFTISTS!
4. Have you ever noticed how much Alice Walker looks like a maid?
5. Peace is breaking out again…
Palestinian murderers are demanding to be released - so the Palestinians will agree to come to the peace process. Do we know WHICH murderers are about to be released? Examples:
* March 1983. Joshua (Jason) Friedberg who has made aliya from Montreal, encounters Yousef Shamashaneh Ju'ad and others. These were experienced terrorists, having in the past killed Lior Tubol and Ronen Karmani from Jerusalem and thrown the two 17-year olds' bodies into a wadi where their bodies were found after days of searches. After offering him a ride, Ju'ad killed Joshua too and dumped him on the side of the road. Joshua's father and mother were recently shocked to learn, while visiting his grave, that their son's murderers may be released.
* Abu-Harabish Salam-Saliman Mahmoud and Adam Ibrahim Juma'a threw firebombs at an Egged bus and caused the death of 28 year old Rachel Weiss and her three toddlers. A soldier - David Delarosa- tried to save the helpless babies. He was outside but re-entered the burning bus to save them. He was unsuccessful and due to internal burns to his lungs, he died soon afterwad. Geula Delarosa, David's courageous mother, urges us to prevent these murderers from being released. Let's not ignore her request!! Much of her family home is dedicated to the memory of the lost son: pictures, certificates, insignia, memorabilia.
* December 1992. The body of Border Policeman Nissim Toledano from Lod is found bound and stabbed. Most of his killers, today in their forties, were freed in the Schalit Deal. But one, Issa Moussa Issa Mahmoud, remained in prison because in addition to the Toledano murder he ran over a soldier, fired at and seriously injured a police officer, and assembled a terrorist cell to abduct soldiers. His time has now come - he too is about to be released.
* Professor Menachem Stern, a historian born in Poland who earned his PhD at Oxford, made aliya and was appointed director of the Shazar Center and member of the Israel Academy of Sciences. While walking through a forested area next to the Israel Museum, Professor Stern was ambushed. One terrorist held him down. Another stabbed him repeatedly until the 64-year-old bled to death. His body was found by schoolchildren. His murderer, Salah Halil Ahmed Ibrahim, is about to be released.
* Three Israeli Arabs used pitchforks to murder three IDF soldiers as they slept.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Affirmative Action Preferences for Jews!
1. Affirmative Action Preferences for Jews!
Those who read Haaretz, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew, get to begin each morning with a dose du jour of treason.
Haaretz these days makes no attempt to disguise its contempt for Israel nor its determination to see Israel exterminated. And as part of its jihad against Zionism and survival, Haaretz is leading the campaign to label Israel an apartheid regime.
Take the June 18, 2013 editorial, which you can read here: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/another-brick-in-israel-s-apartheid-wall.premium-1.530440 is
"Another brick in Israel's apartheid wall."
If you have the stomach to wade through it, you will discover that Haaretz considers Israel to be an apartheid regime because a new bill in the Knesset is proposing improving veterans benefits for Israelis who have served in the military. This is all part of the general jihad of the Far Left to label as "racist" any benefits granted to veterans in Israel. The far-leftist "think tank" calling itself the "Israel Democracy Institute" is also part of the Smear Israel as Racist Because of Vets Benefits campaign.
I mean, can you think of ANY country on the planet that does NOT grant veterans benefits to people who have serve in the military? If that is "apartheid," then just imagine how fascistic must be the Veterans Administration and its hospitals in the US!
The problem of the Left of course stems from the fact that Arabs are not conscripted into serving in the Israeli military. Jews are conscripted, as are Druse and Circassians. Arabs can volunteer to serve in the military and some do. They are then as entitled to receiving vets benefits as any other veteran. So why exactly is this "racist"?
If there is anything "racist" in all this, it is the anti-Jewish racism of conscripting Jews for service while giving Israeli Arabs a free pass. Indeed, this also puts Jews at a disadvantage in everything else, like entering the university three years later than Arabs. When a University proposed requiring that Arab applicants to its med school first work three years in the labor force to gain life experience and so have the same age and maturity as Jewish applicants, the Left had a conniption and denounced THIS as racism also! In the past, Leftist NGOs demanded that Arabs who do NOT serve in the military be granted all the same perqs granted to Jews who DO serve in the military. Really.
Now let us put all of this into perspective. Israel's social security system is called the Bituach Leumi or the National Insurance Institute (NII). It was founded in 1954 as part of the Ministry of Welfare and later became a separate agency. It is the main social welfare institution in Israel and pays a modest old-age pension, child support allotments, income supplements for the poor, death allotments, stipends for the disabled and unemployed, as well as payments to divorced women who are not getting child support and to people serving in the reserves.
When it was first set up, the NII covered Israeli army veterans ONLY! And that made perfect sense. It was regarded as a sort of veterans benefit. You did not serve in the army and are worried what will be if you hurt yourself or lose your job? Go buy yourself insurance in the private market!
It was only later that the system was changed. I think it was when Ben Gurion was Prime Minister. After an election where the Labor Party needed the ultra-Orthodox parties in its coalition, the government extended NII benefits to the ultra-Orthodox, even though they generally did not serve in the military. When the government lawyers pointed out that this would open up Israel to attacks for granting the perqs to the Ultra-Orthodox but not to the Arabs (who also do not serve), the government decided to extend NII benefits to Arabs also. It was all because of its desperation to get the Jewish religious parties on board.
The result was to strip away any meaningful content to veterans benefits in Israel.
But who says it is too late to change that? Why not exclude all those who do NOT serve in the military, and by that I mean Arabs and the Ultra-Orthodox and drug addicts and leftist "conscientious objectors," from NII benefits altogether. They can buy their own life insurance and pensions and disability insurance in the private market. Moreover, why not establish clear affirmative action preferences in admission to universities in Israel and in hiring for those who have served in the military (or at least did non-military national service)? Give veterans preferences in everything from scholarships to dormitory space to small-business start-up grants to income-tax reductions. Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Chareidim interested in getting in on the preferences can volunteer to serve their country, and so enjoy the perqs just like anyone else. Conscientious objectors can move into a monastery or cave. Drug addicts can stop taking drugs and join the army!
Now affirmative action is supposed to benefit groups who suffered from past discrimination, right? Well, Jews suffered from discrimination by Arabs in the Middle East for 1300 years. Let's start to right the wrongs! Give Jews in Israel preferences!
The anencephalic Left responds that you can't do that because the Jews are the MAJORITY in Israel and you can't give preferences to a majority.
Oh yeah? Says who? Ever heard of affirmative action for women?
Anyone reading the books by Thomas Sowell knows that all of the original affirmative action programs, those operated in Asia long before the idiotic idea was adopted in the US, were ALL programs to grant preferences to the MAJORITY groups (in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc. etc.) at the expense of the "over-achieving" Chinese minority. Similar affirmative action programs for the majority were operated elsewhere, from the Baltics to Africa.
SO why not for Jews!??
2. David Newman, the anti-Israel anti-democratic "Dean" of social sciences and humanities at Ben Gurion University, the geographer who built the Department of Politics there into the worst anti-Israel indoctrination center in the country, the "academic" who helped produce an anti-Semitic documentary for British television, the Neve Gordon lite, the guy who defends and justifies BDS anti-Semites, the guy who demands that all critics of the Far Left be silenced and suppressed, is being awarded some sort of honor by the Queen of Britain. See this: http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/UK-queen-to-honor-Post-columnist-David-Newman-316759
As one wag put it: The brainless scarecrow got a diploma, the heartless tin man got a citation for caring, the cowardly lion got a commendation for courage, and the anti-Israel anti-democratic David Newman......
Monday, June 17, 2013
A gets an Answer
You ask me why the Middle East conflict has dragged on for so long and why it is so difficult to resolve.
Since you yourself are a history buff and deeply interested in the American Civil War, let me tell you a fast story. As you know, the American Civil War was decided at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, even though the final capitulation of the South came two years later at Appomattox. And the Battle of Gettysburg was decided in the dramatic Pickett's Charge. In that critical phase of the battle, three brigades of Virginians under General George E. Pickett attacked the Union lines, manned by about half their number of troops.
The results are well known. Pickett lost over half of his men, who were annihilated by Union artillery and rifles. It was the first and most important battlefield loss for the Confederacy's commander Robert E. Lee. His army had to withdraw to Virginia, and, from that point on until the surrender of the Confederacy, Lee's army was on the defensive. The South lost the war with Pickett's Charge.
Years later, when asked why his charge at Gettysburg had failed, General Pickett replied: "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it."
And so, A, to return to your question, just why has the Middle East conflict dragged on so long and why is it so hard to resolve?
I've always thought the Arabs had something to do with it.
A team of Israeli researchers at the Hebrew University just developed a method to erase memories in rats. (In Hebrew, story appears here http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/health/research/.premium-1.2047967) It uses optic energy to stimulate the brain. It is thought the method might have therapeutic value for humans who have experienced trauma.
I was curious though to know how they were so sure the rodents in question had actually had their memories erased.
Well I checked and it turns out that after having these bright lights shown onto their brain cells for an extended period, the mice all hopped up, formed a circle, and started chanting in unison "Peace Now, Peace Now."
Sunday, June 16, 2013
The Plan to Africanize Israel
1. The Plan to Africanize Israel
The main goal of the Israeli Far Left is to end Israel's existence as a Jewish state. It pursues this goal not only by means of demanding that Israel capitulate to the jihad. It also has been working nonstop to convert Israel into an impoverished country populated by huge masses of uneducated unskilled non-Jewish Africans.
For the Africans, Israel represents a place where they can do menial work and make wages many times in excess of what they get back home. The bulk of the Africans seeking higher wages, those misrepresented by the media as "refugees," are from Eritrea, with others coming from Sudan and elsewhere. These are not refugees at all. The Left wants them to be granted unlimited entry into Israel. The Left whines that these people suffer at home. But no other African countries allow unlimited entry into their territories for Eritreans or others and none regard Eritreans as "refugees." The secularist Left in Israel whines about how "Jewish mercy" and "Jewish historic experience" dictate that Jews take pity on the Eritreans. Just as long as no Eritreans are allowed to erect tents in their own yards.
But taking pity does not mean allowing unlimited entry into the country. Bleeding hearts so concerned about the "sufferings" of the Eritreans and Sudanese are welcome to collect funds in Israel and send them to Eritrea and Sudan to assist those "suffering" there. Practitioners of recreational compassion who insist the "refugees" from Eritrea need to be offered a home can send them all to the Gaza Strip, with its thriving malls and water parks in need of hard-working sanitation crews.
Now as it turns out, drowning Israel in Eritreans is not the ONLY tactic of the post-Zionist anti-survivalist Israeli Mau-Mau Left. They dream of converting Israel into a bi-national Rwanda. They are also trying to fill the country with non-Jewish Ethiopians.
As you know, Israel welcomed in all the Jews from Ethiopia and even any non-Jewish family members they might have. But the entire Jewish population of Ethiopia left there long ago. The bulk are settled in Israel where they are slowly being integrated and moving up the social ladder. Indeed they are doing so well that pretty much every non-Jewish Ethiopian in Ethiopia would like to move to Israel and join them in being exploited in Israeli labor markets. Thousands of Ethiopians are posing as Jews and asking for handouts in "camps" set up in Ethiopia, where they await transport to Israel and its milk and honey. And anyone raising any objections is denounced in kneejerk manner by the Left as "racist."
Ben Dror Yemini devoted his weekend column to this massive scam. In Hebrew, see http://www.nrg.co.il/app/index.php?do=blog&encr_id=f2b4c1b55be76d1e6d7b777256ea0370&id=4536 . The Ethiopian "refugees" now in tent camps in Ethiopia are not Jews at all nor are they crypto-Jews or ex-Jews coerced into living as Christians like morannos, insists Yemini. They are scam artists putting on a show to get into Israel. Some of the leaders of Ethiopian Jews in Israel have called upon Israel to REFUSE to allow those people into Israel, speaking openly about the scam. The main lobby group that has pressured Israel to allow them in calls itself NACOEJ, the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (http://www.nacoej.org/) . They raise funds for the tent cities of the pretenders. They teach the pretenders a few Hebrew songs or prayers they can recite whenever a TV camera shows up. Whether out of naiveté or something worse, they attempt to blackmail Israel into allowing the masses of Ethiopian non-Jews into the country by labeling anyone objecting to the idea as a "racist." Actually, recently even NACOEJ announced they were disbanding because there are no more bona fide Jews left in Ethiopia. Avi Granot, Israel's erstwhile ambassador to Ethiopia, confirms the applicants are non-Jewish pretenders. A recent Hebrew book "Zionism Upside Down" by one Ori Konforti, documents the deception and fraud. A handful of Eritreans have also pretended to be interested in converting to Judaism and are scrutinized closely by skeptical Rabbinic authorities.
The main lobbyist for opening up the floodgates for non-Jewish Ethiopians to enter Israel is one Avraham Nagossa, an Ethiopian who first came to Israel as a Christian missionary. He set up a new group in Ethiopia calling itself Hatikva (talk about gall!) to encourage Ethiopian non-Jews to demand entry into Israel. Each person he manages to get into Israel then files papers to allow every relative and friend of his to join him in "reuniting of families" in Israel.
And so along moves the Left's dream of seeing Israel converted into an impoverished post-Zionist non-Jewish tribal plantain plantation.
2. Eugene Kantorovich is one dang interesting academic! He is professor of constitutional law at Northwestern University (http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/profiles/EugeneKontorovich/ ). He is a blogger for the "Volokh Conspiracy." And he often writes about international law and Israel.
He recently lectured in Israel at Bar Ilan University on the subject of "settlers." (See http://www1.biu.ac.il/indexE.php?id=33&pt=20&pid=117&level=2&cPath=33&type=1&news=1913 ) The paper he presented documents the many cases of settlers and settlements being erected in "occupied territories" and about which there are no international criticism and no demands for their removal. The only "settlers" over which the world is upset are Jews who are living in their historic homeland, in lands taken by Israel in its defensive wars. He talked about the Russian settlers in Abkhazia in Georgia, and Russians in the Baltic countries. He talked about Indonesian settlers in Timor. He talked about Vietnamese settlers in Cambodia, and Turkish settlers in Cyprus and Syrian settlers in Lebanon. He talked about Moroccan settlers in Western Sahara. And in every case he showed how the world legitimized and recognized the presence of settlers as legitimate. He even described how the world agreed that the Moroccan settlers vote in the referendum in Western Sahara, with the predictable pro-Moroccan result. Jimmy Carter and the US State Department saw nothing amiss with that.
In NO other cases of settlers or settlers has the demand been raised that the settlers be removed or evicted. Only when it comes to Jews in their own homeland.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Ben Guiron University's Zippergate
Ben Gurion University's Zippergate
Posted By Steven Plaut On June 14, 2013
While most of Israeli academia is the occupied territories of the radical tenured Left, no other institution besides Ben Gurion University has essentially made leftist anti-Israel agitprop its raison d'etre. At Ben Gurion University the notorious Department of Politics continues to operate as the worst anti-Israel indoctrination center in the country. It is a department in which no pro-Israel or non-leftist opinion may be expressed. It routinely holds one-sided "academic conferences" in which only Marxist or leftist anti-Israel opinion may be voiced. After its misbehavior and atrociously low academic standards became the focus of a report by a special international panel of experts appointed by Israel's Council on Higher Education, Ben Gurion University carried out "reforms" in the department consisting of hiring even more anti-Israel leftists to teach there.
At Ben Gurion University animosity to Israel is a sufficient condition for a faculty member to be hired, and in some departments it is also a necessary condition. Pluralism and diversity at Ben Gurion University consist of having men and women, Arabs and Jews, Ashkenazim and Mizrachim and others all indoctrinate students in leftist ideology. In other words, pluralism of thought is widely suppressed on the campus. Academic standards are often trashed there when anti-Israel faculty are hired, and churning out Bash-Israel hate propaganda "counts" at BGU as scholastic achievement and academic excellence.
All of this is largely the doing of Ben Gurion University's current leftist president, Rivka Carmi, although previous presidents of BGU were just as bad. (Carmi's predecessor was Avishai Braverman, a Labor Party politician and the only "economist" in Israel who does not know that the minimum wage causes unemployment. Before him was Shlomo Gazit, another leftist activist, who favors international arming of the Hezb'Allah terrorists.)
While leftist anti-Zionism is the dominant campus theme at Ben Gurion University, not every member of the faculty toes the Carmi line. There are some faculty members, particularly in the sciences and engineering, who dare to oppose the agitprop and criticize Carmi's role in it.
One such fearless soul is Professor Israel David, who teaches Industrial Engineering at BGU. He is a longtime critic of Carmi and of the politicization and radical indoctrination that has dominated the BGU campus under her reign of error. In fact two years ago he issued a public call for Carmi's resignation and called upon the Minister of Education to appoint a receiver to manage the affairs of the failed university much like courts appoint receivers for bankrupt corporations. With all the casual chitchat about the importance of criticism and pluralism in academic life, Carmi decidedly does not like those who criticize her. And her dislike of Prof. David appears to be what was behind the newest outrage at Ben Gurion University.
The ignominy in question should be dubbed Zippergate.
Professor David one day received an email message out of the blue from one of President Rivka Carmi's underlings, saying that he was under investigation for "sexual harassment." He is a 58-year-old man who has spent his entire professional life teaching, lecturing, researching, and supervising students at all levels. His first reaction to the e-note was to presume that it was an April Fool's or Purim prank, but the dates did not fit. He then tried to jog his memory to see if there might be some disgruntled female student he had flunked who might have a personal grudge against him, one that could motivate such a fabrication. But none came to mind.
Israeli universities claim to take sexual harassment seriously, at least when non-leftist faculty are involved. Leftist faculty are another matter. It took years for the Hebrew University to take disciplinary action against the far-leftist professor of sociology Eyal Ben Ari after evidence was presented that he had been raping his own students. Ben Ari was also the supervisor of the notorious "MA thesis" claiming to prove that Israeli soldiers do not rape Arab women because Jews are such racists.
Professor David asked to be told who had filed the "complaint" against him and what the basis for the complaint was. After giving him the runaround, he eventually discovered what was going on.
The plaintiff was not a student at all but a middle-aged divorced female departmental engineer in his school. She is Dorit Cikurel-Vazana and you can see her face here. Her Facebook page says she loves the music of Yanni. And the basis of her complaint to the authorities was that the good professor had entered her office after he had used the gent's and, Oh the Humanity, he had forgotten to zip up. In Hebrew slang this is referred to as a case where "the store is left open." It was decidedly NOT one of those incidents featured in those old episodes of "Friends" where "the mouse gets out of the house." There was simply a ranch gate left open south of the Rio Grande, and even then no stallion escaped the hacienda. There was no defenestration. It was a case of a breach in the castle defenses. One might even say a breach in the britches. A nexus agape. A forgotten zip code.
Now I am also a professor and I happen to believe that absentmindedness pretty much goes with our professional territory. Prof. David deals with complex mathematics and, when anyone does so, one may overlook the need for a positive first derivative with regard to trouser ligature. I have a great deal of sympathy for the difficulty in which Prof. David found himself. I myself tend to forget to "shut the store" at least once a week, especially in summer when no cool breezes invade to serve as a jog to my aging … er … memory. In addition, both Prof. David and I carry enough belly bulge to deny ourselves direct visual contact with any offending misfastening south of the border.
BGU's Prez Carmi ordered a commission of investigation more than a year after the "incident" took place. Prof. David insisted it was part of Carmi's campaign of harassment against faculty members who dare to criticize her. Carmi's team submitted its final report on the zipper atrocity on May 2, 2013, signed by Carmi herself. The report affirmed that the professor had exited the privy after overlooking the unsecured fissure. The report also concluded that there was no actual evidence that this was done as a form of sexual advance, but at the same time it skewered Prof. David for his unprofessional and unbecoming behavior regarding the garment covering his skewer. Carmi's statement in the report included a personal admonishment to Prof. David henceforth "to make sure he zips himself up." She also demanded that the professor send a formal letter of apology "for his misbehavior" to the Yanni fan who was offended by his zipper. It is not clear if he can still unzip data files on his campus computer from the Internet. Can you imagine how his hapless victim would have reacted to seeing Bill Clinton "unzipping my doodah, unzipping all way, my oh my what a wonderful day"? I mean, she might have zipped out to get herself a zip gun.
So the leftist Ben Gurion University president who refuses to take action against her own far-leftist faculty members when they issue calls for murder or when they align themselves with neo-nazis and call for Israel to be annihilated or when they cheer on terrorist atrocities against Jews has suddenly discovered her inner Amazon. She has launched a merciless campaign against zippers. She has decided to terminate zippers with extreme prejudice. She wants to go down in the history books as the renowned BGU crusading warrior of Zippergate in Zion.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Pinky Toes, and come join the ZDAQAMTDJTA!
1. Ah, leave it to Haaretz, our favorite Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew, to ignore what everyone else in the world now knows and to pronounce that the murders that took place in the Tel Aviv gay bar 4 years ago were caused by "homophobia."
The great irony is that Haaretz is sticking to that line even AFTER it itself broke the leak it got from the police that the murders were payback carried out by members of the family of a victim who was a minor raped by a member of the Youth Bar "club": For details, see http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/tel-aviv-gay-youth-center-attackers-sought-revenge-over-rape-of-teen-police-reveal.premium-1.529071
Never mind the facts. Haaretz still runs an editorial TODAY insisting that the crime was caused by "homophobia." Moreover, it demands state reparations be paid to the club people injured in the shooting. Why state reparations rather than suing the perps? Because "homophobia" caused the attack. Here is Haaretz: "This crime cannot be divorced from homophobia in society, and exception should be taken to any attempt to dissociate the case from broader homophobic attitudes." No doubt Arab women murdered by their families in "honor killings" will soon be offered state reparations by the Israeli government on grounds that they are victims of Islamophobia.
You can refresh your memory of the shooting and its aftermath here: http://frontpagemag.com/2013/steven-plaut/the-killer-in-the-tel-aviv-gay-lounge-was/
Note the talkback that reads:
'As for the "Queers against Israeli Apartheid," the answer to them is in setting up a new activist organization: the ZDAQAMTDJTA! That stands for: Zionists for Denying Anti-Semitic Queers Access to Medicines and Treatments Developed by Jews for Treating AIDS.'
But the obsessional political correctness of Haaretz does not end there. Haaretz has now joined the "T" fetish bandwagon. The editorial adds: "There is also a need for a policy of equality when it comes to transgender individuals. The barriers erected by the health and interior ministries that make it more difficult for people to change their gender must be eliminated. And legislation compensating the victims of the Barnoar attack should be just a first step in the war against homophobia and the beginning of a proactive approach to providing full equality to the gay community."
So let's take a few steps backwards here. "Transgendered"?
First let me say that the adding of the "T" for "transgendered" was probably the stupidest tactical error the homosexual lobby could make. After largely winning the media battles in the West over "gay marriage" and "acknowledgement of normality" by much of the public, the LGB's then go berserk and add the "T" to things to make "LGBT." The media are also trying to bash the public over the head about the "T's" and preach about how "normal" THEY are but I doubt there is one person in a thousand even in the most liberal states in the US who regards the "T's" as anything other than mentally ill fruitcakes. Hollywood movies cheering on "T's" are all around but make no difference.
Second, all the rubbish about "men born in women's bodies" and vice versa does not change anything. We all know there is no such thing. If someone claimed he was a dolphin born inside a human body and demanded surgery to grant himself fins, he would be sent to the psych ward. A doctor who carried out "restorative surgery" or "species correcting surgery" to make that dude look like a dolphin would be locked up.
I have long held the opinion that any doctor carrying out "sex change surgery" should be arrested and jailed for mutilation and assault. A MD who cut off a person's pinky toe for no valid medical reason at all would be jailed, but the PC kooks are arguing that what is cut off and done in "sex change surgery" is legitimate and even a human right. (While at the same time insisting that circumcision be prohibited!)
And now they have Haaretz in their camp! Putting aside the more general debate over LGB, anyone adding the "T" to LGB should be automatically dismissed as an idiot who has nothing of value to say about anything at all. Or better yet, they should have their pinky toes surgically removed. Can an anti-Semitic organization of "transgendered" cheering on jihad be far away?
And by all means, come and join ZDAQAMTDJTA!
2. The Israeli Knesset is seriously debating a bill proposed by an animal rights nut in Yair Lapid's party to prohibit fattening up geese. The bill claims it is inhumane to do so, although it does not seem to have done much harm to Oprah Winfrey. In any case, the Knesset is also debating whether to proclaim the teenage graffiti vandals of "Price Tag" as terrorists.
But I wonder if the time has not come to proclaim Peace Now and Meretz as terrorist organizations.
Take the Meretz initiative regarding Jibril Raboub. We have had occasion to comment on this uber-terrorist in the past, including in a piece called "Mister Rajoub's Neighborhood": http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=16569 . ' Rajoub has a long track record of praising Hamas suicide bombers and other mass murderers, and ordered the torture of Palestinian journalists who criticized the PLO.'
But now Meretz and Peace Now have launched a campaign to beatify and prettify Rajoub and promote him as the missing Palestinian peace partner.
Here is the latest about Meretz' beloved peace partner:
Meretz's 'Peace Partner' Rajoub: All of Israel is 'Occupied'
PA official Jibril Rajoub, touted last week as a "man of peace" by Meretz, told an Arab station that all of Israel is "occupied Palestine."
Palestinian Authority official Jibril Rajoub, who was touted last week as a "man of peace" by the leftist Meretz party, is continuing his incitement against Israel.
The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) research organization exposed on Sunday yet another controversial statement by Rajoub, who this time said during an interview, which aired last week on an Arab sports television channel, that all of Israel is "occupied Palestine".
Rajoub, who heads the PA's soccer federation, referred during the interview to an upcoming visit to Israel and the PA by the players of the FC Barcelona team. When asked by the interviewer whether the team will also visit the "occupied territories", Rajoub replied, "They are coming to occupied territories, since the whole of Palestine from the river to the sea, is occupied."
The interviewer then told Rajoub that she was referring to "Israeli-occupied lands" to which Rajoub replied, "Do you mean 1948?"
When the interviewer confirmed she indeed meant lands "occupied" in 1948, Rajoub replied, "There was a foolish Israeli attempt to do something (a sporting event) together. Of course they try to use Barcelona as a fig leaf to hide their crimes against Palestinian sports."
The latest remarks by Rajoub were exposed just three days after MK Zehava Galon, head of the extreme leftist Meretz party, blasted the Defense Ministry for preventing Rajoub's participation at her party's conference.
Rajoub had been scheduled to speak at the conference. Galon contacted Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and asked that Rajoub be given the appropriate permit to attend, but the request was denied.
"This is an attempt to silence a person, which harms one of the most prominent proponents of peace on the other side, and it is hard to shake the feeling that the security establishment makes political decisions and not professional ones," claimed Galon.
Yaalon explained Saturday evening that he had decided to block Rajoub's entry to Israel before the Meretz party invited him to its conference.
"I decided to prevent Jibril Rajoub from entering the state of Israel, because despite the fact that in the Israeli press, he sometimes appears like an almost likeable character – in actual fact, this is a person who has been inciting in a very serious manner against the state of Israel and its citizens lately; attacking the prime minister with harsh words that cannot be repeated; and acting to delegitimize Israel in sports institutions," said Yaalon.
"I cannot accept a situation in which a person spreads words of demonization and hatred against us, like the worst of inciters, and at the same time asks to enter the state of Israel as if nothing happened. You can't grasp the stick at both ends."
PMW has in the past exposed that Rajoub denounced Jews as "Satans" and "Zionist sons of bitches" before an audience. In another PMW video, he called Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu a "dog."
Most recently he praised the use of violence against Israel, asserting that if the PA had a nuclear weapon, it would not hesitate to use it against the Jewish state.
3. You probably saw that Shimon Peres just announced yet again that there is near-universal consensus in Israel in support of the so-called "two-state solution." See http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/168801#.Ubb52q8UHQw.
Peres had a tiny error. In reality, there is near-universal consensus in Israel AGAINST any "two-state solution." The only consensus in favor of it is that comprised by Peres and the heads of Meretz and the Communist Party.