Thursday, January 11, 2007

This is Outrageous

Outrage as Oxford bans student for being Israeli (see story). Anti-semitism and ethnic discrimination at its worst as Oxford's Professor Wilkie rejects a PhD applicant on ground of having served in the IDF according to Israeli law. A criticism on government policy is one thing, and may be on principle (human rights violations, etc.) or at worst anti-Israel. But once you take it to the personal level, it's just flat out anti semitic, racist. The biggets irony is that Israeli academics are the ones who are most sympathetic to the plight of the Arabs and are most outspokenly critical of their country's mistakes. They are seeking better solutions, but this is an intractable problem. We still need time.

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