As a professor I am very concerned about freedom of speech in academia. Not only we have an assault on freedom of speech from the Bush administration but we have another festering situation that has been determintal to our profession. There has been some type of censorship imposed by the Jewish organization such as AIPAC on anything remotely critical of the state of Israel. Paul Findley has written a book on this titled "Who dares to speak out?" which describes hoorific stories about the heavy tactics used by AIPAC, ADL, etc to suppress any discussion on the subject of human rights violatiion by Israel. One effective mmethod of silencing critics of Israel is to equate any critism of Israel with antisemistism. I am appalled by these tactics as it are eroding our values and blemishing our democracy. Freedom of speech is a myth when it comes to Israel and its role and policies in the Middle East.
Knesset passes 'Norwegian Law' allowing ministers to resign their seats, remain in cabinet (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. Jews block conference set to include anti-Israel professors