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California professor under attack for opposing "study in Israel" scheme

Nora Barrows-Friedman
The Electronic Intifada
Berkeley
25 January 2012
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A mathematics professor at the California State University at Northridge is the target of an attack campaign by various pro-Israel lobby groups and individuals because he maintains a website that supports the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, and for his outspoken criticism of Israeli policies.

Recently, Dr. David Klein has come under fire for organizing in opposition to the 23-campus-wide California State University (CSU) system’s resumption of a study abroad program in Israel, which was discontinued in 2002 because of a US State Department


Added: Jan-25-2012 Occurred On: Jan-25-2012
By: kanns01
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Tags: palestine, israel, west bank, gaza, jews, professor, boycott
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  • “The larger issue for the pro-Israel groups is that they don’t want to allow the criticism of Israel to be public if they can stop it,” Klein explained. “On a level playing field, in a debate or in a situation where all facts can be aired, they would lose. So the only way to win is to silence debate.”

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  • Good for Professor Klein

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  • Can anyone tell me why Americans are so keen to be Israel's bitch? you guys are in a recession and unemployment is sky high, yet you're always very keen to send Billions to Israel each year.
    It just doesn't make sense.

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  • No doubt this asshole prof. would rather the students study in Pakistan, China, Cuba, Venezuala, Gaza, or any other leftist paradise site.

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  • what is with all the miserable nazi bitches on liveleak? is this place like neo nazi headquarters on the internets or what?

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  • First off, anyone who feels the need to post THAT much stuff..
    Is a fuckhead.
    Secondly, I hope they bounce this hamas-sucker OUT of his soft 'lil tenured spot.

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  • I'm sure he is opposed to ' Study in China ' programs as well .

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  • i'm growing more disrespect towards jews in general.

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  • It's just the Israeli brand of Free Speech.

    All dictators, despots and genocidal maniacs start their rein by 'silencing' professors and teachers first.


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  • Here is some HISTORY of Haifa POST ISRAEL!

    "The Haifa Oil Refinery massacre took place on 30 December 1947. After operatives of the Zionist paramilitary organisation, the Irgun, threw a number of grenades at a crowd of 100 Arab day-labourers who had gathered outside the main gate of the then British-owned Haifa Oil Refinery looking for work, six people were killed and 42 wounded.[1]

    Minutes following this attack, Arab refinery workers and others began attacking the Jewish refinery work More..

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    • @mphatik well said, but it is going to deaf ears, look at this australian here, he moved to israel knowing that arabs that actually lived there a few years back are not not allowed to go back to their homes.

      you think this aussie cares about the plight of the palestinians.

      and if you havent yet figured out, im refferring to freejay.

      he is born in australia, lived all his life there and just recently moved to israel.

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    • @kanns01 lol freejay reminds me of doug the head in Snatch.

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    • @kanns01

      That`s odd. I watched his 'yoursay' post, a good while back. His accent sounded distinctly South African(Afrikaans).

      ;-)

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    • @kanns01
      More lies...who said i just recently moved here?
      Seems you think you know a lot about me, but the reality is that you know jack shit!
      Keep telling more lies Jew hater.

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    • @Freejay you are the one that told me you moved to israel from australia, what lie have i told?

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  • From a journalist that works for AlJazeera!
    Should a mathematics professor be talking politics?

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    • @Freejay

      If an idiot like you is 'allowed' to talk politics why not a Maths professor?

      Or do you mean ISRAELI politics?
      My bad


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    • @God_Himself
      You loose the argument straight away with the personal attack.

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    • @Freejay

      I didn't mean to hurt your feelings but I found YOUR comment personal too since I'm also a maths professor (in business) who likes to talk politics.

      If you don't want to answer my question, I'm going to ask you a 'different' one:

      What professions do you think can be allowed to talk politics?

      Lawyer? Journalist? Oil Executive? Farmer? School teacher? Commander, Allied Forces? Community Organizer? Rancher? Engineer? Peanut farmer? Newspaper Publisher? Movie Actor?

      Enlighten me pleas More..

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    • @God_Himself
      You couldnt hurt my feelings if you tried.
      Anyone can talk politics, but that isnt what he is paid to do by the university.

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    • @Freejay

      Good point freejay, he's paid by the university not by the Israel lobby. And if you read the whole article, you'd see that he's employer is fine with it.

      You're very transparent mate.


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