Steven Plaut

Monday, December 28, 2015


 

LEFTWING FASCISM AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY:

 

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4745342,00.html

 

[cassif is a senior official in the israeli communist party.  Goldblum is a founder of 'peace now' and runs the campaign to get EU countries to undermine israeli sovereignty by 'recognizing palestine']

 

 

 

Israeli professor: Justice minister is 'neo-Nazi scum'

Ayelet Shaked plans to file complaint after Hebrew University lecturer writes Facebook post branding her 'filth'.

Shahar Chai and Tova Tzimuki

Latest Update: 

12.28.15, 17:09 / Israel News

A Hebrew University professor called Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked "neo-Nazi scum" on his Facebook page on Monday, leading the minister to announce she would file a complaint with police.

 

 

Dr. Ofer Cassif of the Political Science Department shared a post by colleague Professor Amiram Goldblum, who posted an image of Shaked alongside sharp criticism of the bill approved Sunday that requires NGOs who receive more than half of their funding from other countries to make a note of this in publications and reports released to the public.

 


Ofer Cassif's Facebook post

 

Dr. Cassif added his own thoughts when he shared the post, writing that "this neo-Nazi scum is not only partly responsible for the fascisization of Israel, but is also an indirect partner to genocide in Africa and crimes against humanity. There are no words left in the dictionary that can describe this filth."

  

In the original post Professor Goldberg, who is a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, wrote that Shaked herself lacked "clarity". He argued that funding for her election campaign came from what he called "blood money" raised "in exchange for weapons sold to murderers in Sierra Leone and in South America by a supporter of Ayelet Shaked."

 

Goldberg was referring to Serge Muller, who is suspected of drug and weapons trading with criminal and terrorist enterprises as well as money laundering, has been detained in Montenegro since March.

 

Ayelet Shaked's office said in response: "Mr. Muller's donation was received at the time through a third party. The details of the donor were verified and given to the state comptroller in accordance with the law. At the time the donation was received, any criminal matter with which the donor was involved was unknown."

 

'Gravest incitement against a justice minister'

"The delicate line between the freedom of expression and the freedom of incitement was crossed today, which pollutes public discourse and social media," Shaked said in response to the post. "I'm sure law enforcement authorities will handle this case in an appropriate manner."

 

The Hebrew University said in response that it is "not responsible for comments made by its lecturers, and it is not the university's place to handle them as long as there is no use of the academic stage to spread these comments. If anyone believes one comment or another constitutes incitement or breaks state laws, they must turn to law enforcement authorities."

 

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who is also Shaked's party leader, called Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, the president of the Hebrew University, and demanded an immediate and serious response to the comments.

 

"This is the gravest incitement done against a justice minister in the State of Israel's history. Academia cannot turn into a hotbed for incitement against the minister responsible for the legal system in the country. I demand this matter dealt with immediately, to make it clear that a behavior like this must not be allowed to repeat - from any side of the political map," Bennett said.

 

Ben-Sasson promised to look into the matter urgently and take disciplinary actions as soon as possible.  

 

IF YOU WISH TO COMPLAIN, CONTACT

 


Hebrew University:

President of the Hebrew University

Prof. Menachem Ben-Sasson

Email    hupres@cc.huji.ac.il

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905

Tel. 02-6584143, 02-5881905

Fax. 02-5811023

Rector of the Hebrew University
Prof. Sarah Stroumsa
Email    
stroums@vms.huji.ac.il

            Sarah.Stroumsa@huji.ac.il

            stroums@huji.ac.il
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905 
Telephone: 02-6719698, 02-5883676
URL: http://pluto.huji.ac.il/~stroums/

Hebrew University "Friends of" Offices:

http://www.huji.ac.il/huji/eng/friends_e.htm

  


Saturday, December 26, 2015


A Generic Petition for Israeli Tenured Leftists to Sign

By Steven Plaut

 

 

We are the Tenured Far Leftists on the faculties of Israeli universities.  We obediently sign our names to sundry petitions initiated by our colleagues, but those petitions do not really explain fully and clearly what we want.  We wish to clarify what that is once and for all.

 

First of all, while we obsessively recite the mantra about how the "occupation" is the quintessence of all evil in the world and the source of all Middle East violence, we actually understand that any ending of the "occupation" in the West Bank would have exactly the same consequences as the ending of "occupation" in Gaza.  These would include tens of thousands of missiles fired into the rump-Israel, into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and Haifa, from the "liberated Palestine," in addition to thousands of incursions of armed terrorists.  So if we actually understand this perfectly well, why do we advocate the ending of the "occupation"?

 

Such advocacy is a form of comfortable political recreation and moral posturing for us, a sort of lounge-chair high and hot-tub mirth, not really an alternative we want to see implemented.  It is to allow us to posture righteousness.  We know that we represent only the most extreme 2% (or less) of Israelis and so the rest of the public will never agree to any such implementation.  We are counting on that. 

 

This way we may confidently advocate ending the "occupation," knowing it will never go ahead and so we are safe from the thousands of missile attacks our "agenda" would produce.  Knowing the electorate will never agree to it allows us to advocate ending "occupation" harmlessly and costlessly.  We then may feel gallant and our anti-Israel leftist friends around the world will salute our moral courage!

 

We support all anti-Israel NGOs because that way we may strut our high-minded righteousness for all the world to see, proclaiming daily how courageous we are for taking our political positions.  Anyone can faintheartedly attack anti-Israel forces working to harm the county, but we have the courage to join those and endorse them!  Here we are gallantly embracing those advocating things directed against us as Israelis.  We rise above narrow self-interest.  We have no problem with the BDS boycott-Israel movement because we hold cushy academic jobs paid for by the same Israeli taxpayers whom the BDS people seek to harm.  We have tenure and we can't be fired no matter how unproductive or silly or seditious we are.

 

We know that radical NGOs in Israel are all propped up with funding from foreign anti-Israel sources.   We know that leftist "human rights" groups do not have any interest at all in defending the human rights of Jews.  For them, "human rights" is a useful bludgeon to delegitimize Israel, but it is also delightful window-dressing that allows us to pretend that we ourselves are righteous compassionate carers about humans.   As the old adage goes, we are passionate lovers of humanity, it is just people we can't stand, especially when people vote for the wrong parties.

 

We are most strongly opposed to democracy.  Democracy in Israel always results in election results we do not like and so it must be undermined and subverted.  We want international extortion and pressures against Israel because the public overwhelmingly rejects our "ideas."  We know we can never persuade more than a tiny minority of Israelis to support our proclaimed agenda and so an alternative to democratic rule must be pursued. 

 

Why should correct policies be hostages held captive to the need to win elections?  We demand pluralism in the form of having people from all backgrounds, Jews and Arabs, men and women, Ashkenazim and Mizrachim, advocating correct leftist ideas.  Our idea of pluralism is on display for all to see every day in Haaretz.  Pluralism in academia must never allow anyone to express any incorrect ideas, including on the chat lists of professors.  There is no reason why academic departments need include non-leftists on their teaching staffs because our ideas are the correct ones.

 

We are all in favor of free speech for radical leftists, but the exercise of free speech by anyone else is incitement and must be suppressed, criminalized and prosecuted.  Freedom of speech means the right to advocate correct ideas, those of the Radical Left.  It is not license to advocate incorrect ideas.  Islamists in the Northern Islamic Movement advocating jihad are just exercising protected speech.  But LEHAVA activists or students from Im Tirtzu must be prosecuted for saying evil things.  When conservatives or right-wingers exercise freedom of speech, it produces violence and so it must be suppressed.

 

More generally, we have the right to defame Israel, IDF soldiers, and anyone else with whom we disagree, or to insult them and denounce them and call them names.  That is because we are morally superior.  People who disagree with us are not only morally inferior but evil primitives.  If they were not evil and ignorant, they would agree with us.  We leftists may vilify Israel as an apartheid regime but no one should have the right to denounce and insult and mock us.  THAT would represent a clear and present danger to democracy and academic freedom.  People who denounce us and mock us are simply sick.

 

We believe that leftists and Arabs should be exempt from obeying the law and doing things like paying taxes or serving in the military.  We believe in socialism and equality just so long as no one asks US to give up any of OUR property.

 

Most importantly of all, it must be emphasized that it is the role of academic institutions to teach correct ideas, and these correct ideas are our opinions.  Courses should be pluralistic presentations of the ideology of the Left.  Academic standards should be suspended when hiring leftists.  Correct opinions should be both a necessary and sufficient condition for hiring of faculty.

 

It is the job of universities to indoctrinate students in correct thought.  Law schools must run law clinics that indoctrinate.  Courses and programs must be conducted in collaboration with radical NGOs.  Rightwing NGOs must be kept off campus lest they politicize.  The expression of incorrect ideas by students in the classroom must be prevented.  University departments should emulate the Dept. of Politics at Ben-Gurion University, where all complaints about the lack of non-leftists teaching there must be attacked as McCarthyist suppression of academic freedom.

 

We demand a marketplace of ideas in which the correct thinkers have the monopoly.  That is our human right!  It is the only way to preserve academic freedom.

 

 

 

 


Monday, December 21, 2015


 

 

1.  THE ANNOUNCEMENT WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR BIBI MAKE:

WE SAID WE WOULD PAY REPARATIONS TO TURKISH ISLAMIST TERRORISTS BUT THAT WAS A MISTAKE AND WE ARE INSTEAD PAYING TO MISS PHILLIPINES!!

 

2.   So Turkish Islamists send in a terrorist flotilla boat that illegally invades Israeli territory and its passengers try to murder unarmed IDF soldiers and Bibi agrees to pay the families of the terrorists reparations, terrorists killed when Israeli troops were finally allowed to defend themselves from the attackers.

When will families of SS officers in concentration camps be getting THEIR compensation payments from Israel??

Oh and the Saracens responded to the 'deal' by announcing they would host the head of Hamas. Some reconciliation!

 

 

3.   Ah Mister Kuntar, welcome to the netherworld, seems you have been operating under a misinterpretation. You are to receive 72 clones of Helen Thomas....

 

EVERY 'JOURNALIST' DESCRIBING SAMIR KUNTAR AS A 'MILITANT' DESERVES A SLOW AND AGONIZING DEMISE

 

 

4. The one thing no one in the Israeli media is talking about is the disgrace of having released Kuntar in the first place in one of those cowardly 'deals' with the terrorhoids. Releasing Kuntar was one of the worst acts of self-abasement and disgrace in Israel's history.  Recycling him this week does NOT make up for that disgrace. Killing one terrorhoid does not make amends for releasing thousands!

 

 

5.  Michael Moore, the commie movie producer, proclaims "We are All Muslim."    I say, Let's get him a circumcision!

 

 

6.  YOU PROBABLY HEARD ABOUT THE SCANDAL WHEN THE PLO'S EREKAT ROSE TO SPEAK AT THE HAARETZ ANTI-ISRAEL CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK AND THE ORGANIZERS ORDERED THE ISRAELI FLAG REMOVED. 
NOW PEACE NOW LEADERS ARE DEMANDING A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION INTO THE SCANDAL AND DEMAND TO KNOW HOW COME HAARETZ EDITORS ALLOWED AN ISRAELI FLAG TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE CONFERENCE HALL IN THE FIRST PLACE!!

 


Friday, December 18, 2015


'HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS'

The simple fact of the matter is that for decades every anti-Semitic organization on earth claims it is defending "human rights." Every totalitarian, jihadi, communist, racialist, and fascist group today represents itself as a human right watchdog. The Hamas runs front groups claiming to be defending human rights. I imagine one can even find cases where ISIS claims it is defending human rights.

In Israel there operate a gaggle of picayune anti-Israel seditious organizations of the far Left that seek to harm or destroy Israel. They are funded by foreigners hostile to Israel and Jews. Every such group in Israel claims to be a human rights watchdog. These are groups that have never heard of a human right of Jews that needs defending. They have also never heard of an Arab atrocity that needs condemning.

It goes without saying that they deny Jews any right to self-defense. The only manner of coping with Arab terror they are willing to allow is complete capitulation to the demands of the terrorists. None has ever spoken out against the assaults on the freedom of speech of non-leftists in Israel. None is willing to acknowledge the legitimacy of the use of force by Jews in any circumstances whatsoever.


2,  NEW HOPE FOR MEMBERS OF PEACE NOW AND MERETZ!!





Wednesday, December 16, 2015


1.  Freedom of Speech under Attack by Israel's Fascist Left

 

 

  The Israeli Left, led by Meretz, 'Peace Now' and Haaretz, has launched a new crusade for freedom of speech - in the form of demands that members of the Zionist student group Im Tirtzu be denied freedom of speech and be prosecuted for exercising it.  Really.

 

  So what exactly is the crime of Im Tirtzu for which the Left wants it to be stripped of its freedom of speech in the name of protecting freedom of speech?  Well, it seems Im Tirtzu dared to exercise its freedom of speech.  It produced a video clip in which it criticized several ultra-leftist groups and their leaders as foreign-funded 'plants' in Israel pursuing an agenda harmful to Israel.  You can see the clip here:  https://youtu.be/02u_J2C-Lso.  You can agree or disagree, as you wish.  I take that back - the Left says you may NOT agree or else you will be arrested.

 

    Those the clip attacks include a leader in the anti-Israel propaganda group 'Breaking the Silence,' which specializes in publishing baseless anonymous accusations against Israeli soldiers for supposedly misbehaving towards Palestinians, charges that have never been proven or confirmed in any court.   'Breaking the Silence' is funded by foreign hostile agencies and its funds are controlled and managed in the PLO's Ramallah.  I believe it is a front group for the communist party.    It was in the news this week because of the outrage caused when President Rivlin spoke at a Haaretz 'conference' for leftwing anti-Semites, PLO terrorists and BDS hooligans in which BtS also participated.  A group of 150 Tenured Tanzim at Israeli universities, some of them members of  the communist party, have a petition this week 'defending' 'Breaking the Silence.'

 

   Members of the Fascist Left are demanding that the Attorney General open criminal indictments against Im Tirtzu because of the clip.  After all, since when does freedom of speech include the right to criticize and mock the Left?!!  Freedom of speech only covers leftist zealots screaming that Israel is an apartheid, criminal, fascist regime that must be dismembered, but certainly NOT anyone who dares to criticize those same people or call them names!! 

 

    The ultras named in the clip are among the petitioners for criminalizing Im Tirtzu, as are Meretz leaders.  Haaretz, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew, makes it clear it wants Im Tirtzu criminalized.  Ironically, while lots of people are outraged by the actions of groups like 'Breaking the Silence,' no one is petitioning the Attorney General to deny them freedom of speech (although there are efforts to keep BtS out of classroom indoctrinations); such anti-speech jihads are the sole domain of the Fascist Left!   No one is demanding that B'tselem and BtS members be imprisoned or prevented from shouting on the street corners.

 

    Of the 150 Tenured Tanzim who joined the flock baa-ing their support for the group 'Breaking the Silence,' not a single one has condemned those petitioning to have Im Tirtzu indicted nor defended Im Tirtzu's right of expression and freedom of speech.  The Reform synagogue movement in Israel, long a leftist group hostile to freedom of speech, joined the petitioning.  So the local Reformies are not only hostile to Orthodoxy but also to democracy.  In the past, the Reformies joined other Far Leftists in petitioning for the prosecution and demanding that books that contain bigoted opinions in the eyes of the Left by prohibited.  Book burning is the highest form of  freedom of speech for the Fascist Left.

 

 

2.  MEDICAL ETHICS CHALLENGE

The ethics commission of the Israel Medical Assn issued a fatwa saying that at scenes of terror the worst injured person must be cared for first even if that person is the terrorist. If for example there is only one dose of a rare blood type available and the terrorist is hurt more than the child he injured, the terrorist gets first dibs.


Well, I think an ethical code should be adopted according to which the most idiotic person in the medical center
 should be given a great big catheter even if he is a leftist pretending to be an ethicist who has no urological problems at all!!

 

 

3.  Sweden:   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/murky-truth-of-how-a-neutral-sweden-covered-up-its-collaboration-with-nazis-5372299.html  and

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2154901/Neutral-Sweden-allowed-Nazis-use-railways-occupy-Norway--transfer-Jews-death-camps-new-book-claims.html

 

 

4.  Abbas: Palestinian violence is "justified popular uprising"

 

QUESTION FOR ABBAS: IF 'PALESTINIAN' TERROR IS JUST A POPULAR UPRISING, HOW SHOULD WE DEFINE SABRA AND SHATILLA?? A MICROAGGRESSION? A PROTEST OVER GRIEVANCES??

 

 

5.   If you were not sure that Obama is a malicious demagogue seeking to harm Israel, the proof of the pudding came when he issued a statement praising the newspaper Haaretz. http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/politics/1.2797533


He praised the Palestinian pro-terror newspaper published in Hebrew for its 'commitment to peace,' but the last thing Haaretz wants is peace. Haaretz editors and columnists seek Israel's dismemberment. Articles justifying terror atrocities against Jews appear almost every day in the paper. Haaretz just ran a 'conference' in the US featuring open anti-Semites, BDS terrorists, Stalinists, members of communist front groups, and countless anti-Zionists.

 

When the PLO terrorist they were hosting, Erekat, rose to speak, Haaretz ordered the Israeli flag removed from the podium. Many found this incredible but that is because they do not realize that Haaretz has never considered the Israeli flag to be the flag of ITS country. ITS country is PLO 'Palestine.'

 

And the fact that the buffoon in the White House would praise Haaretz shows what his agenda is. Obama also said that without 'peace' Israel will not remain Jewish and democratic, whereas what he calls 'peace' means imposition upon Israel of an anti-Jewish undemocratic agenda. Obama praising Haaretz is equivalent to other world leaders endorsing the website of David Duke and the KKK.

 


Friday, December 04, 2015


Announcing the production of American Graffiti II (the Sequel) about youngsters in California cruising up and down the Valley strip getting into mischief!

It feature the Beach Boys sing a slightly altered version of their famous tune:


The little jihadis from Bernardino
(to the tune of The Little Old Lady from Pasadena)

We're the little jihadis from Bernardino
(Go Jihad, Go Jihad, Go Jihad, Go)
We're off and on the prowl, left behind our bambino
(Go Jihad, Go Jihad, Go Jihad, Go)

Our Kalashnikovs ready, gonna make an impression
Cause it's payback time for your microaggression

And CAIR is a-sayin' that there's nobody keener
Than the little jihadis from Bernardino
We shoot real fast and we bomb real hard 
We're the terror of Colorado Boulevard
We're the little jihadis from Bernardino

We're the little jihadis from Bernardino
(Go Jihad, Go Jihad, Go Jihad, Go)
Our next peaceful trip will be Cupertino
(Go Jihad, Go Jihad, Go Jihad, Go)

We shoot real fast and we bomb real hard 
We're the terror of Colorado Boulevard
We're the little jihadis from Bernardino

Thursday, December 03, 2015


 

1.  Rivka Carmi's First Amendment

 

 

 

Rivka Carmi is the clueless leftist anti-democratic president of Ben Gurion "University" in Israel.  She may be best known for her decision to fire a faculty member who expressed doubt in a medical ethics class debate over whether it was good for children to be raised by gay couples.  She has also long been the defender of the Department of Politics at her institution, which is the worst anti-Israel propaganda center in Israel, a leftist monolith in which no Zionist may teach, the department of Neve Gordon.  The latter is the Israeli Norman Finkelstein, a pseudo-academic who has built a career out of churning out anti-Israel hate propaganda.  Finkelstein is unemployed, having been fired by DePaul University for having no academic accomplishments.  Gordon was promoted by BGU.  The Politics Department is such a disgrace that an international panel recommended shutting it down altogether.  Gordon had served as a human shield for terrorists and illegally entered Arafat's headquarters to interfere with IDF anti-terror operations.  He leads the calls for a world boycott of Israel and favors Israel's destruction and replacement by an Arab-dominated Palestine.

 

The nature of academic freedom at Ben Gurion "University" was on display this week.   Maariv, Channel Ten news, and others reported that a course at the institution was being turned into a North Korean re-education process when control of it was handed over to the radical anti-Israel foreign-funded NGO, Breaking the Silence.  http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/740/356.html  This is a group whose "reports" of Israeli soldiers misbehaving towards "Palestinians" have been repeatedly proven to be fabrications.

 

The course in question was one of the one-sided propaganda shows masquerading as education courses run by Neve Gordon. Student attendance at the BtS indoctrination was mandatory.  All week long Carmi and her junta have been struggling to justify the turning over of the classroom to the Breaking the Silence extremists.  Just academic freedom, they bleat.

 

Except for one little problem.

 

A few weeks ago the chiefs of Carmi's BGU ordered the cancellation of a public talk on BGU by the head of the LEHAVA organization.  See http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/BGU%20-%20Denies%20Freedom%20of%20Speech%20for%20Non-Leftists.htm .   LEHAVA is a controversial group that seeks to prevent Jewish women from dating and marrying Arab men, and the media accuse it (unconvincingly) of having ties to the "Price Tag" people.  The LEHAVA talk would not have been before a course of students, and no student would have been required to attend.

 

The Carmistan First Amendment struck and BGU brass prohibited the talk.  Seems academic freedom at BGU is restricted to the anti-Israel radical Left.  Carmi insists BGU students are perfectly capable of critical discernment and making up their minds when they are forced into indoctrination sessions run by the likes of Komrad Gordon.  But they must be protected from speakers from LEHAVA and from professors who hold politically incorrect views about homosexuals.

 

 

2.   43 YEAR COVERUP

WHY HAVE THE ISRAELI AND THE GERMAN GOVERNMENTS COVERED UP SO LONG WHAT THE PLO BARBARIANS DID IN MUNICH??

 

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=14531

 

 

3.   If the terrorists crashed into a group of MERETZ voters:

 

https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12313751_979959738716538_8702412535010118532_n.jpg?oh=88aaa34e35268c248b1db0347eb8fa52&oe=56E1CB2C

 

 

4.   "If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons." - Winston Churchill

Ditto if Putin bombs ISIS

 

 

5.  An anti-Israel agenda disguised as human rights   http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4733551,00.html  

 

6.  Liberalism's imaginary enemies:

 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/liberalisms-imaginary-enemies-1448929043

 


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