Brooklyn College joins BDS movement

ByALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
January 30, 2013 21:27

Brooklyn College Political Science dept denies equal free speech and academic freedom to pro-Israel students and faculty.

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cartoon. (photo credit:yaakov kirschen)

The international campaign to delegitimate Israel by subjecting the Jewish State—and the Jewish State alone—to boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) has now come to the most unlikely of places:  Brooklyn College.  The political science department of that college has voted to co-sponsor a campaign event at which only pro-BDS speakers will advocate a policy that is so extreme that even the Palestinian Authority rejects it. 

The poster for the BDS event specifically says that the event is being “endorsed by…the political science department at BC.”  The BDS campaign accuses Israel of “Apartheid” and advocates the blacklisting of Jewish Israeli academics, which is probably illegal and certainly immoral.  The two speakers at the event deny Israel’s right to exist, compare Israel to the Nazis and praise terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

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