Sadly, it is nothing new when Jews are accused of murdering non-Jewish kids or of being the biggest robbers. But a new low is reached when a state-paid professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem travels the world to tell it a combination of both libels.
Like there are bad carpenters and poorly working typists, there are incapable professors too. But not in this case. The lady is highly respected, well-connected and very productive. And she will travel to Amsterdam to deliver her lecture.
She’s an enemy of peace and not even a friend of Arab Palestinians because she is an enemy of Jews. Playing Jews and Arab Palestinians against each other is, unfortunately, an old game already by those who want the fight to continue. But it’s mostly played by Jew haters in distant countries who don’t care about Arabs inside or outside of Palestine. But here we are dealing with a native Israeli, born in tolerant Haifa.
She knows all the right jargon – don’t worry. She will speak for the “Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace” that rejects normalization with Israel (so much for peace), Gate48 – critical Israelis in the Netherlands and Palestine Link – An Organization of Palestinians in the Netherlands.
The Dutch chapter of FFIPP, the “Educational Network for Human Rights in Palestine/Israel” shows parts of the two mosques on the Temple Mount and no part of the Wailing Wall to make clear to everyone whose rights they really deal with.
However, to demand that the professor is stopped smells of racism. Why would a Hebrew U professor not be allowed to say in a local lecture what an Israeli newspaper (Haaretz) is allowed to broadcast every day with impunity? Israeli anti-Zionist Jews are allowed to promote anti-Semitism on a daily bases the world over but when an Israeli Arab professor promotes Jews’ hatred in one tiny lecture, she shouldn’t?
Of course, I’m talking in irony. The lecture should be forbidden – but won’t be. Luckily, the neighborhood where the lecture will be held lost most of its Jews 70 years ago. They won’t turn in their graves either – they were gassed and cremated. They made up 50% of that neighborhood.
Good-old anti-Semitism has not disappeared from the Netherlands. And most of the Dutch have still not begun to learn how to resist it.