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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 18.08.10 | 15:35 (IDT)

    The thought police. Political purity as a criterion for teaching. Chauvanism elevated over academic excellence. The ilk of Im Tirtzu is like many rabid nationalist groups that couch their ideology of racial or ethnic purity in terms of free and open debate and that they are the victim, being excluded from the forum of open discourse. Of course this is nonsense. Their position ideologically is not based on academic rigor or scholarly analysis but rather where the professor sits on the question of zionism right or wrong; its our way or no way. Professor who question zionism, who are critical of the policies of this government are not to be debated or met with ideas and counter evidence but rather are to be excluded from the university, their books banned and replaced with nationalistic drivel and pandering to the instincts of the collective.

    from the article: Educators denounce Im Tirtzu's demand that Ben-Gurion University halt 'anti-Zionist bias'
    First published 01:57 18.08.10 | Last updated 01:57 18.08.10
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