web analytics
September 23, 2014 / 28 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

Social Justice for All – Except Jews

The cynical, and historically and factually inaccurate, view has meant leftists frequently denounce Western democracies as imperialistic, racist, militaristic oppressors.

Cravatts-Richard--new

This cynical, and historically and factually inaccurate, view has meant leftists frequently denounces Western democracies as imperialistic, racist, militaristic oppressors precisely because they wish them to evolve to a purer, newly-structured society and feel that they, the leftists, have the collective insight and moral strength to effect this change as they strive for the social justice or its intellectually-flaccid offspring as articulated by Ms. Korn – “academic justice.”

Thus, when such radical campus groups as Students for Justice in Palestine have as their core mission bringing their own vision of justice to the Middle East, it is justice only for the oppressed, the Palestinians, and not for the perceived oppressor, Israel, whose position of power was made possible only because of military strength and imperialistic tendencies.

In their mission to protect the sensibilities and emotional well-being of identified campus victim groups, universities – often violating their own written guidelines and codes of behavior – have instituted speech codes to prevent what is generally called “hate speech” but which has become a perverse tactic to marginalize, and exclude, the speech and ideology of those with whom liberals and leftists do not agree – those individuals who express ideas that offend the sensibility of Ms. Korn, for example.

The acting out and vitriolic language against Israel that so often defines campus anti-Israelism may make the activists feel good about themselves for striving for social justice, but, as journalist Khaled Abu Toameh has contended, these are hollow efforts; that “[i]nstead of investing money and efforts in organizing Israel Apartheid Week, for example, the self-described ‘pro-Palestinians’ could dispatch a delegation of teachers to Palestinian villages and refugee camps to teach young Palestinians English . . . .”

What was Abu Toameh’s conclusion about this misdirected effort to support the Palestinian cause? “What is happening on the U.S. campuses,” he wrote, “is not about supporting the Palestinians as much as it is about promoting hatred for the Jewish state. It is not really about ending the ‘occupation’ as much as it is about ending the existence of Israel.” And, he added, “we should not be surprised if the next generation of jihadists comes not from the Gaza Strip or the mountains and mosques of Pakistan and Afghanistan, but from university campuses across the U.S.”

“The whole problem with the world,” observed philosopher Bertrand Russell, “is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” That these two undergraduates display a certainty that is so stringent and so contrary to intellectual inquiry should give us all pause, and might make us question if we are teaching a whole generation of college students what to think instead of how to think.

About the Author: Richard L. Cravatts, Ph.D., author of “Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel & Jews,” is president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

7 Responses to “Social Justice for All – Except Jews”

  1. But that is too much like hard work. So much easier to spew hate!

  2. Guy Peters says:

    Of course ,the dirtbag hypocrites have no problem with the wholesale , wanton slaughter in Syria , the violence & brutality in Egypt , especially under the now running muslimey brotherhoods of terror , hamas , the brutal repression & fascism in Iran. The slave trade & brutality ,murder in Sudan , the murderous terror in Somalia , the murderous cowardice of al shabaab , in Somalia ,crossing into Ethiopia ,Kenya , the nasty narcissistic loon & his regime in North Korea , etc, etc. Instead the scumbags protest ISRAEL ,that gives free medical / dental ,water & electricity to Arabs ,even those violent ingrates , the fraud ” palis” , oh ,ISRAELis dare to build on ISRAELi sovereign soil , oh ,and ISRAEL regained her own lands after Victory against the fascist Arab war of aggression in 1967 , ISRAEL alone goes above and beyond striving for Peace ,giving up SinaI , ( a mistake ) , giving up gush katif ( a mistake ) allowing the ” palis” to continue to occupy Hebron ,Shechem ,East Jerusalem , Aaza ( “gaza”) ,mistaken efforts , although also trying to make peace with those who neither have any love of peace or love of life ! MISTAKES !

  3. Steven Plaut says:

    There is no such thing as social justice, We all need to stop using the term

  4. Run Guo says:

    G.D loves Israel, because of this love, devil hates Israel, devil tried to hurt G.D by hurting Israel. Bible says the world is under the hand of the devil.

  5. Run Guo says:

    Devil does everything, and G.D will undo everything to put him to shame. Israel will suffer but destined be the winner.

  6. Send the ASA to Ramallah for good.

  7. ""Sandra Y.L. Korn, who is majoring, tellingly, in the history of science and studies of women, gender and sexuality""". Let her take her degree, preaching what she's learned to the palestinians, pakistanis, and the saudis. Luckily for us, people like her went into her field of study because she wasn't smart enough for a degree based on a real science.

    I'd like to know why parents in America are willing to pay $50,000-100000+ on degrees like this. There aren't many job openings for people with BS degrees (professors usually keep those jobs until they die because they can't get a job anywhere else), so if you aren't going for a job in the field you majored, why not just learn all that stuff for free on the internet or public library? Save the money. Study the non-scientific stuff on your own time. Part of the problem is that colleges are full of people who are full of crap, and when they're given a classroom of "yes-men" who pay to be there, they get big heads and shout even more crap. Too bad the money coming in is worth more than the actual knowledge going out.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
NY rally against Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' opera. Sept. 22, 2014.
New York City Site of Huge Rally Against Met’s Klinghoffer Opera
Latest Indepth Stories
William Safire

“It’s a lousy column and a dishonest one,” Halberstam wrote. “So close it. Or you will end up just as shabby as Safire.”

Particularly galling was the complaint by one Jo Anne Simon about Judge Dear’s supposed “mobilizing on behalf of apartheid and his insensitivity to minority communities.”

Whatever one has to say about Iran, it does have clout in the Middle East and the Gulf region and could play a key role in addressing the ISIS threat.

Rav Shlomo Wolbe states that every member of Klal Yisrael is dependent on the entire nation just as a leaf depends on the tree from which it grows.

“Israel must prepare for waves of immigrants from Arab countries, which may endanger its existence”

“I pray that fellow Jews open their eyes & connect themselves to the national side of being a Jew”

The big service ISIS is doing the West right now is checking Iranian power, just as the Sunni rebels inside Syria are keeping the Iranian agent Hezbollah in check, and just as the PLO is keeping Hamas in check, at least to some degree.

Research shows that high doses of marijuana can produce acute psychotic reactions, lower IQ in teens

The current missionary problem in Samaria is still relatively unknown throughout Israel&to most Jews

Rosh Hashanah is a universal, stock-taking, renewal and hopeful holiday,

No mutual clash between parties, it was Jews repeatedly attacked by Arabs, not the other way around.

Israel would love to be in the coalition,but it’s never going to happen, because, in the end, most of America’s allies would walk away if Israel were on board officially.

Why has his death been treated by some as an invitation for an emotional “autopsy”?

SWOT analysis: Assessing resources, internal Strengths&Weaknesses; external Opportunities&Threats.

More Articles from Richard L. Cravatts

Rather than serving as a deterrent against terrorist attacks, Israel’s military strength and capabilities are instead looked at as an unfair advantage in the asymmetrical war in which it finds itself.

boycott.jpg

The multiculturalism that animates the hate-Israel crowd is sprinkled with code words of oppression

Jews do not fare well on campuses these days, particularly in the context of the debate over Israel.

The cynical, and historically and factually inaccurate, view has meant leftists frequently denounce Western democracies as imperialistic, racist, militaristic oppressors.

What was unique about the MLA’s and the ASA’s approach was the breathtakingly Orwellian notion that not only was Israel itself guilty of the many alleged transgressions assigned to it by its libelers, but a boycott against Israeli academics was warranted because the academic establishment itself is complicit in Zionism’s excesses and a core element of the bemoaned occupation, oppression, and denial of Palestinian self-determination.

The ASA has obviously overlooked the pathology of Palestinian society.

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents some 14,500 members, voted in early April “to cease all cultural and academic collaboration with Israel, including the exchange of scientists, students and academic personalities, as well as cooperation in research programmes [sic].”

As an example of what the insightful commentator Melanie Phillips referred to as a “dialogue of the demented” in her book The World Turned Upside Down, Northeastern University’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), paralleling the moral incoherence of anti-Israel activists demonstrating elsewhere in American and European cities, sponsored a November 15 Boston rally in support of Gaza and, presumably, its genocidal thugocracy, Hamas.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/social-justice-for-all-except-jews/2014/03/20/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: