American Campuses in Crisis

The moment has come for me to react to the current situation on American campuses and to relate it to the American education system, both past and present. Such events as those which we are witnessing on the college campus and also on the K-12 campus across this country were not created in a vacuum. They are, in my opinion, the result of years of preparation, seeds planted in the Petrie dishes of American Academia, by foreign forces determined to infiltrate and indoctrinate, thereby destroying our Republic and all that it represents and promises. Paramount was and still is the destruction of America’s Judeo-Christian Foundation, targeted and funded by Islamism and Globalism, whose ideologies are anti-West, anti-Judaism and anti-Christianity.

Let me, an American academic and former university professor, be perfectly clear: the once sacred “Halls of Ivy”, as American institutions of Higher Education were referred to by many, no longer exist and in my opinion, will never exist again.

An overt anti-America ideology permeates Academia from the top echelon – the professors and the Administration, down to the lowest – the student body. This ideology is Anti- America, anti-West, anti-Israel, and antisemitic, which is pure Jew-Hatred wrapped in a more acceptable name.

Is this ideology something new? No. Until recently, it was just better hidden and cloaked in acceptability. Now, the façade has been removed. We have additional vocabulary, nuanced language, new “underdogs” and new “oppressors”. We have new areas of study, such as Critical Race Theory (CRT), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) , Critical Ethnic Studies, and Critical Zionist Studies – each Curriculum laden with this new virulent “ism-based” ideology, Marxism, Islamism, anti-Americanism, antisemitism and anti-Zionism.

Antisemitism has been part of the American education system since I was in Elementary School. It never went away. It merely changed its form. I grew up in Washington, DC at the time when Jews were not permitted to live in certain neighborhoods and therefore certain schools were not open for us. Overt antisemitism. Tests were given on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Covert antisemitism. When I started college, there were “quotas” on Jewish students. There was “contained” antisemitism against students and professors. I acquired a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in 10 years of study. I was already teaching on the university level while doing my M.A. I have experienced vile university antisemitism as a student and as a professor. Only, it appeared to be a more “civilized” antisemitism…until I was blacklisted by the Head of the Middle Eastern Studies Department, for being “an extremist because I am a Jew” at the university where I was teaching. What had I done? I had become the Faculty Advisor to the Middle Eastern Studies Club, chosen by my students, who believed that I could get along nicely with Arab, Christian, and Jewish students and speakers. That phrase, “an extremist because I am a Jew”, used against me, is proof that Academia was already infiltrated and indoctrinated by Islamism. It was then that I understood where this Islamist indoctrination was going. How it was developing became very clear. What was also clear to me was that I, as a Jewish professor, had no recourse against this antisemitism, neither in the university nor in the greater Jewish community. Only the Academic Consul at Consulate of Israel in New York stood by me through all that transpired.

By 1995, this indoctrination had become my field of research and of speaking. I am proud, and at the same time saddened, to admit that only the Consulate of Israel helped me on the campus. After that, it helped my research reach both the American and the Israeli Governments. The Leftist US State Department and the Leftist leaders in Israel refused to acknowledge my research on anti-Israelism, antisemitism, and anti-Americanism, in Doctoral Dissertations and K-12 curriculum. The same can be said about most of the Jewish organizations and their leadership. It was National Hadassah which gave me an important venue for many of the textbook issues. Now, as Academic Advisor to Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, led by Laurie Cardoza-Moore, I finally have an all-encompassing venue for every topic and the ability to create White Papers on any and all of them including: the physical, emotional, and intellectual impact of these indoctrination-infused riots on our American Jewish students and professors and teachers; the Arab and also the Globalist funding of all of American education; the reappearance of Holocaust Denial and/or Revisionism; the attack on our Constitution; anti-Israel slogans and propaganda, and many others.

But to what purpose? Unless we eliminate the ancient, potent curse of Jew-Hatred, then my work is to no avail. The direction in which America is going is very clear: America is holding Israel and the world hostage in its Marxist, Islamist, anti-Israel genocidal ideology.

Jerusalem, May 9, 2024

About the Author
Born, raised and educated in Washington, DC, I hold a BA, MA and PhD. I am a university professor and also Senior Academic Fellow for 2 non-profit organizations Truth in Textbooks and Proclaiming Justice to the Nations. As such, I review and correct textbooks in the areas of Judaism as a World Religion; the Shoah; the History of Israel from Biblical Times to the present; anti-Semitism and terrorism. I worked as Assistant to the previous Director of the Martef HaShoah. I am a member of the National Board of Hadassah. I belong to Yedidya, a modern Orthodox synagogue in Bak'a. I made Aliyah on September 6, 2018.
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