The University is dead wrong - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yigal Kahana
    • 17.05.10 | 21:31 (IDT)

    Despite all of Mr. Strenger's tortured sophistry, an undeniable fact remains. Even Strenger says that "professors who think that the university where they teach is involved in such immoral activities that it should be boycotted, should act on their views and resign." These professors did not do that. Instead, they are hypocritically leveraging the prestige they enjoy only by virtue of the fact that they teach at the university, to promote their private views. Freedom of speech guarantees no one a platform, or a salary, or the right to speak on behalf of a state-funded University. Botom line: Professor Klafter and TAU did not take a principled stance; but instead gutlessly capitulated to mindless Political Correctness. Also, this article fails to mention that one of TA's Trustees and largest contributors quit over this, and will be moving his support to Bar Ilan as a result of this.

    from the article: Strenger than Fiction / A triumph of academic freedom at Tel Aviv University
    First published 17:30 13.05.10 | Last updated 17:30 13.05.10
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