In order to get ahead in the academic world, you need to publish. What you publish and whether it is factual or not is irrelevant. Many of today's Jewish academics in order to advance, must deny their Jewishness and please their audience, usually other academics, tenured, with no connection to the real world. Hence you will find the most biased, anti-Israel, self hating and anti-Semitic Jews among today's so called academics like Butler, the late Tony Judt, Richard Falk and Noam Chomsky. Their contribution to society is nil so they hope to achieve fame by catering to the current anti-Israel crowd that is so prominent among gay leftist Marxist "academics". No one listens to them except other left wing, Marxist, gay "academics". Butler and her crowd are irrelevant and to refer to her as "the most prominent Jewish intellectual today" is rubbish,.
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from the article: Jewish anti-Zionist academic insists Israeli occupation is un-Jewish