Thursday, February 07, 2008

Academic BS

Daniel Breslau ( is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University.

This is what he wrote here:

"...The Palestinians living under occupation must resist. When Israel, the U.S., and the international community does not take notice of nonviolent resistance, [er, Daniel, exactly what campaign of nonviolence have the Pals. ever undertaken for more than three days straight?] when only the horrors of violence focus the attention of the world on the horrors of occupation, the outcome should not be a surprise.

Condemnation of violent tactics is hollow when not linked with active support and participation in all the available nonviolent methods: protest, civil disobedience, lobbying, boycotts and sanctions."

Here's one man who thinks nonviolence is compatible with Islam.

You want a laugh? Read this fellow's introduction to something called Palestinians' nonviolent resistance:-

Jesus was born in a place named Palestine and spoke Aramaic a semitic language that gave rise to the Arabic alphabet. He preached nonviolence and himself was killed for speaking truth to entrenched power. The power of the Jewish Pharisees and Scribes and the power of the Roman Empire. His radical departure from the Old Testament thinking is ignored by those who now claim to follow his teachings.

I remember this fellow, whom I met at the first Ted Koppel circus broadcast from the Jerusalem Theater is 1988. But as David Bedein located, he also promoted destruction of property so he wasn't that nonviolent. Like here and here.

Again, BS from an Israeli academic.

His poor students.

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