MLA Professors Pushing Anti-Israel Resolution Also Happen to be Really Anti-Semitic


It’s shocking I know.

Singling out the Jewish State for unfair and dishonest attacks while being absolutely fine with such beacons of human rights as China, Saudi Arabia and Russia is in no way indicative of anti-Semitism.

And yet somehow the most passionate advocates for boycotting the Jewish State seem to really dislike Jews.

A resolution against Israel is being voted on by the general membership of the Modern Language Association.

And it’s brought out the best in those who hate Israel.

Former Rutgers TA and Temple University Adjunct Assistant Professor of Italian Alessio Lerro offered this rationale for his support of the MLA resolution: “This resolution rightly targets only Israel given the humongous influence that Jewish scholars have in the decision making process of Academia in general.”

Don’t worry folks, it’s not anti-Semitism. It’s anti-Zionism.

On Facebook, he seemed to express skepticism about the figure of 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

Keep telling yourself, it’s not anti-Semitism. It’s anti-Zionism.

Finally, this resolution cannot be accused of being anti-semitic. Criticizing the Israeli government and military is not the same as anti-semitism. See Judith Butler, “No, It’s Not Anti-Semitic,” in Reframing Anti-Semitism, Jewish Voice for Peace Publication, 2004.

Posted 20 Mar 1:18 pm by Cristina Malcolmson, Professor of English at Bates College.

Whew. Judith Butler also believes that “understanding Hamas, Hezbollah as social movements that are progressive, that are on the Left, that are part of a global Left, is extremely important.”

I hope Cristina believes it too.

Professor Basem Ra’ad of the Palestinian Al Quds, whose university has faced criticism for holding Hamas terror rallies, wrote.

“Israel dispossessed and still dispossesses people. It has a system built on robbing other people’s properties and destroying their culture. Hundreds of thousands of people were made refugees in 1948, their homes either destroyed or used by Israeli Jews without any sense of shame.”

Those darn Jews again.

Like the Israeli Jews of the Jewish Quarter in East Jerusalem who were driven out by the conquering Arab armies and had their homes turned over to Muslims… until the liberation of Jerusalem.

At which point the left began accusing the Jews who returned to live there of being settlers.

  • herb benty

    BDS is anti-semitic, is racist against a people. Israel has more Nobel Prize winners than all Islamic countries put together. So, if these brilliant scientists say anything, that becomes “undo influence in academia”. I think the Left is jealous and evil.

  • JR Kipling

    Professors of Italian now use the term “humongous”? A decade or so ago, that word was reserved for 14 year old valley girls whose vocabulary ran out after
    “huge” and “enormous”, so they combined the two. But remembering that bit of popular history is obviously beyond the MLA membership. How can we expect them to have any adult awareness of Palestinian behavior over the past 50 years?

    • UCSPanther

      Because remembering history is like, so difficult…

  • Habbgun

    Judith Butler
    also believes that “understanding Hamas, Hezbollah as social movements
    that are progressive, that are on the Left, that are part of a global
    Left, is extremely important.”

    I’m with Judith Butler on this one. Jihadis and Leftists are all Leftists. I’ve got no problem with that. Think MSNBC can do a show proclaiming it? Shouldn’t Rachel Maddow wear a burkha? At least a potato sack.

  • Shloimo Seskutov

    and don’t forget that “Hamas” means “Robbery” on hebrew

  • Shloimo Seskutov

    basicly robber, who doesn’t want to be caught always blame others for robbery, it’s called “to switch attention”…

  • liz

    Hamas and Hezbollah are “social movements that are progressive”???
    How about “the KluKluxKlan was a social movement that was progressive”.
    They shared the same beliefs as Hamas and Hezbollah in their own supremacism, as well as racism, anti-semitism and violence toward the hated races. Add to that the fact that Muslims also hate even leftist Westerners.
    How can you twist your mind into such a pretzel that you actually believe such patent nonsense?