Wednesday, November 22, 2017
(Borrowed from "An Open Letter to the University of Michigan Central Student Government "CSG" from Victor Lieberman, Raoul Wallenberg Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Asian and Comparative History")
If you support BDS or are against Israel, you are dead wrong, according to REAL FACTS:
You can’t judge it on the basis of anecdotes.
You have heard, or will hear, stories of Palestinian suffering.
These are genuinely moving, but no more deserving of sympathy than stories about Israeli victims of terrorism, such as:
* The teenage Israeli girl whose feet were blown off by a bomb
* The little Israeli boy who this July saw his father and grandparents stabbed to death.
Likewise, I think it’s wrong — as I’ve heard some students say — that the CSG should support Palestinians because they are “brown” people struggling against “white” oppression.
Not only are Israeli Jews, most of whom come from Arab and African lands, physically indistinguishable from Arabs, but to judge issues on the basis of physical appearance is not a useful mode of analysis.
Who Is Responsible for the Ongoing Conflict?
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The actions of the President of the United States, while insane and unhinged, were a disgusting anti-semitic slur on the Jewish people (and other groups with which I stand in absolute solidarity) today, and in the most vehement ways possible I condemn and denounce him.
No Mr. President, the people who were protesting (allegedly the removal of the statue of Robert E Lee) were all racist anti-semitic neo-nazis, KKK members, and other flavors of violent White Supremacists. As they always do, they came armed and looking for violence, and they did indeed instigate that violence, resulting in the murder of a young innocent woman, and unfortunately, this is far from the first time this has happened. You have wasted more breathe defending these hate mongers then your trivial insincere tweet about her death.