The tea drinking British University system. Seems they are going to “reccomend a boycott” anything Israeli due to the “occupation of Palestine”.
UK lecturers support Israel boycott call
Union passes motion calling on members to ‘consider the moral implications of links with Israeli academic institutions;’ Israeli academic: The people behind this motion are working for forces of evil
Latest Update: 05.30.07, 20:40 / Israel News
Britain’s University and College Union (UCU), comprising of university academics, voted in favor of considering a boycott of Israeli academics and institutions at its conference in Bournemouth on Thursday evening.
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The resolution, passed by 158 votes in favor and 99 against, “notes that Israel’s 40-year occupation has seriously damaged the fabric of Palestinian society through annexation, illegal settlement, collective punishment and restriction of movement… deplores the denial of educational rights for Palestinians by invasions, closures, checkpoints, curfews, and shootings and arrests of teachers, lecturers and students.”
Um, does anyone else see some stupidity here? Let’s take a look at some things.
- The main country responsible for the RE-creation of Israel (please notice it wasn’t the creation of Israel, rather the granting of the land back for a reformation of the state) was um Britain!
- Collective punishment? Perhaps but aren’t even the children of the pali-animals taught to hate Israel and want Jews dead? Perhaps since it’s even the women and children bearing weapons against Israel “collective punishment” might be deserved?
- Restriction of movement? Seriously get a grip, if no Palestinians were walking around Jewish towns with bombs strapped to them maybe movement wouldn’t be restricted?
- Arrest of teachers? Are these the same teachers using Mickey Mouse looking characters to teach children to hate Jews? On second thought, you’re right they should protest the arrest of these teachers. They shouldn’t be arrested, they should be shot for teaching hate to children.
Now, lets bear this in mind, it’s not an actual boycott, YET, but rather a “reccomendation” to “consulate with members” on whether or not to boycott Israeli academics. There are some words of wisdom coming out of all this, but not from the British side of course *emphasis below is mine*:
Responding to the resolution, Professor Menachem Kellner, Professor of Jewish Thought at Haifa University, said: “I’m deeply disappointed by the failure of truth and justice at this vote.” “I don’t think such a boycott will seriously impact Israeli academia, but I treat it with seriousness because it will affect Jewish organizations abroad,” Kellner added. “The people who organized this boycott are working for the forces of evil. They not working for Palestinians, they are working against Israel,” Kellner declared, adding:
“If there was something there that would actually help Palestinians, I would say they are honest but dumb. But this is just an attempt to defame and delegitimize Israel.”
“This is a sad day for British academia. The boycott resolution is a badge of dishonor,” Kellner said.
I for one am hoping that the Brit’s wise up. Their government has been a staunch ally in the war on terror and it would be a shame to see a swing in their stance start within some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. For all those who voted against decency and civilization…this cups for you.