BGU's 'leftist department' to remain open
Shahar Chai
Published: 12.02.13, 22:56
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1. End leftist dominance of academia.
Chaim ,   Israel   (02.13.13)
The vast majority of Israeli taxpayers aren't leftists. Israel is a centre right country. So it is intolerable to allow leftist dominance of academia. We must move to end it once and for all.
2. So traitors such as Neve Gordon (Arafat's
Reuven   (02.13.13)
buddy) and Jeff Halper (of flotilla infamy) will continue to propagandize their students. This is a terrible decision.
3. Funnily enough ....
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.13.13)
... I believe that a university owes its students the right to examine all areas of political bent, and all possible points of view. It is abundantly clear that Ben Gurion University does not provide that. I wouldn't send anyone to study there -- at least not in the discipline of political science. The department is completely inadequate and woefully biased.
4. We should keep it by all means, so mothers can bring their
tom ,   tel aviv   (02.13.13)
children to show them the perils of Leftist thinking. Still, I think we already have that kind of independent, academic institution in Birzeit....?
5. To No. 1
Bertram ,   London, UK   (02.13.13)
I am ignorant on these matters. Could you explain exactly what is meant by 'leftist dominance of academia' and provide examples.
6. Exposure and debate will clear the air of Leftist stench !
YIsrael of Jerusalem ,   Jerusalem , ISRAEL   (02.13.13)
Much as I loathe the smug, condescension of the Left and their domination of the political-science agenda country-wide, censorship is not a desirable path, for it knows no limits.
7. J. McCarthy died in 1957 he is alive and well in Israel
miki ,   tampa   (02.13.13)
8. Only important part
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (02.13.13)
A professional independent committee found the department was leftist, small and "offered low quality research and teaching". So the real problem is that a bunch of Leftists use protectsia to get enormous salaries to give "low quality research and teaching" And now the Leftists proclaim victory because they managed to keep getting public money for their "low quality research and teaching".
9. I can help you, Betram.
Robert Haymond ,   Tekoa, Israel   (02.13.13)
Go to website and read it, even casually, and critically study. The website was set up specifically to counter the strong leftist (read; anti-Israeli) tendencies and influence in Israeli universities. It appears that, as in the USA, the (faux) liberal element has a very disproportionate realm of power in the various academic settings.
10. To No.9
Bertram ,   London, UK   (02.13.13)
Many thanks for this, Robert. I wonder whether you could provide a source in addition to Isracampus which is clearly partisan and therefore, quite understandably, has a specific agenda will therefore be selective in its citation of evidence.
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