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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Terrorism at Columbia?

Noted defence attorney, Alan Dershowitz, told an audience at Columbia University,
This is the most unbalanced university that I have come across when it comes to all sides of the Middle East conflict being presented.

... "Anybody who advocates for divesting only from the Jewish state ... at a time when Iraq was posing a great threat to the world, when Iran was posing great threats ... when China is oppressing million of Tibetans, when the Kurds are still denied independence and statehood, to single out only Israel for divestiture at that point in time cannot be explained by neutral political, even ideological consideration," Mr. Dershowitz said.

... A critic of Columbia's investigation of the professors, Monique Dols, 24, who is a student in the School of General Studies and a writer for the Socialist Worker, said Mr. Dershowitz's visit exposed the "political motivation" behind the student allegations.

"This is a man who wants to marginalize the pro-Palestinian voices on campuses," she said.
Yes. Marginalize, if that is the result of reasonable debate and discussion. Not silence and not intimidate, which seem more likely to be or have been the strategy of the pro-Palestinians at Columbia.

I know it is wishful thinking, but wouldn't it be wonderful if Israel and Palestine made peace, but the leftist crazies at Columbia and elsewhere couldn't bear it? [h/t to BenS]
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