Further Proof of Racism Rising
Since two of my last columns dealt with the issue of the rising anti-Semitism, I find it important to reference an article published in Ha’aretz about the phenomena.
This is the clause that worries me the most, especially since such activity is taking place on college campuses:
According to Dr. Becker, “the rise of anti-Semitism in Western Europe comes in the disguise of freedom of expression. As far as I am concerned, this is the worst type of anti-Semitism. There seems to be an attempt by Europeans to shrug off responsibility for the Holocaust, by claiming that the Jews in Israel use the same tactics against the Arabs that the Nazis employed against the Jews. The rise is very worrying. We have reached a situation where even the publisher of ‘Der Spiegel’ compared [Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon to Hitler. I don’t think it would be right to speak in terms of a new Holocaust at this stage, but there is no doubt that Jewish communities are at war.”
It is time we realize that Academic freedom does not outweigh Academic integrity or responsibility.