Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Why are all the "Radical" professors in the US against BDS?
Why do all the "hip" and very highly paid "progressive" professors in the US oppose sanctions against Israeli apartheid when they would never have done so regarding South Africa? This is a serious question. I noticed that other than the weak exception of Judith Butler that all the tenured "radical" professors in the US with blogs like Claire Potter are militant opponents of BDS and openly spread lies against the PACBI. For instance she claims that it requires boycotts of individual Israeli scholars when it demands no such thing. Like the boycott against South Africa it only boycotts Israeli institutions. Why are these "radicals" so militant in protecting Israel from the consequences of its policies of colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid?