4 thoughts on “Ben Gurion University President Defends Neve Gordon After Death Threat – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Pres. Carmi did indeed do the right thing and we would all have been aghast had she not done so. I do not think that she was implying that Gordon was in any way responsible for the threat. When a New Jersey professor during the Vietnam war expressed his hope that the Viet Cong would be victorious in their just struggle for freedom, the lunatic right went after him, but a Republican governor stood up for him citing Voltaire. Kudos to the prexy and no irony here.

    1. But isn’t it troubling that she didn’t even bother to respond when 140 BGU faculty asked her to take up the issue of the British trustee who expressed a wish that Prof. Newman die? She never even replied to their ltr. Does she somehow distinguish bet. an anonymous lunatic who’s genuinely dangerous & a merely kooky wealthy trustee who’s not?

      Don’t get me wrong, I applaud her strong statement except for the italicized passage. I only wish she was more consistent in other contexts.

    2. Was it a just fight for freedom? Look at the boat people, the Vietnamese Gulag, the Buddhists burning themselves to death, and the rest. It would seem that the opponents of the war were just as much dedicated to tyranny as their enemies were.

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