Taxpayers and foundations and students support universities for the purpose of "preservation, increase, and application of knowledge." But as quoted today in the LA Times, this seems hardly the goals of next weeks hate-fest:
"Instead of the university being a place for dialogue and discussion of important issues, it's being turned into a platform for hate speech and bigotry," said Rabbi Yonah Bookstein, a spiritual adviser at colleges in Long Beach and Orange County.
"This is intentionally inciting and hateful toward the Jewish people of the campus."
Hosting a week-long propaganda seminar entitled "Holocaust in the Holy Land" seems counter to the purpose of the university, the taxpayers money, and at odds with the funding parameters of public monies which many not go to institutions that deny civil-rights to any group.
But even if we say that this might somehow serve the purpose of the university—which it does not—in an abstract way, we are still left with the difficulty, that this week of programming is blatantly anti-Jewish. Topics comparing Israel with Nazi Germany are inciteful, hateful and a pack of lies. The goal is to intimidate Jewish students on the campus, make Jewish students feel ashamed of their Jewishness, and cause other students to look down upon Jewish students.
Were this "program" aimed at any other group, the outcry would be great. But when anti-Jewishness, is disguised in political rhetoric, UCI, Long Beach State, Fullerton State, and other schools bend over backwards to allow it. Imagine though that the political rhetoric were masking militantly anti-Gay or anti-People of color sentimen—what would the reaction be?
The record of the Islamic speakers next week is clear Jews are a dangerous fifth column in the USA with their own agenda to take over America and the world. [FILM CLIP: Zionists [read Jews] control the media by Malik Ali]
The other speakers are bozos, clowns, paraded around in front of non-Jewish groups the country over, claiming to be the real voice of Jews and Judaism.
David Weiss is no more a spokesman for Judaism than Kobe Bryant is for Kosher Cuisine.
Norm Finkelstein, supposed scholar on Israel can't read Hebrew of Arabic. Duh!
So next week, unless a mass of phone calls come in to the University from alumni and those that support the school, we will be witness to an entire Jew-baiting episode of hate and lies, all courtesy of the what is now being called "UC Intifada."