6 thoughts on “Jewish Forward Attack on Penn BDS Neglects Iarael Lobby’s Restraint on Free Press – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Does that means you will not ban and moderate those who’s opinion you don’t like ?

    what was that saying about the camel visual abilities ?

    1. You’re moderated because you violated the comment rules. An inconvenient fact for you that you overlook. I never violated any rules established by the Forward except that I criticized their acceptance of RJC blood money based on racism. That’s the reason I’ve been blackballed by Jane Eisner there.

  2. From the inside, I can tell you that the Exponent rejected both a) a letter to the editor from PennBDS correcting some of their earlier reporting, and b) an offer of an op-ed about the conference by a Penn professor, the content of which Exponent editors would have presumably disagreed with. So their comments about free speech are not credible.

  3. Your article’s headline says ‘Jewish Forward Attack on Penn BDS Neglects IaraelLobby’s Restraint on Free Press’. That should be ISRAEL.
    Please correct.

  4. Penn’s professor of psychiatry, Ruben Gur, likened the organizers of the conference to “Nazis” and conference’s Jewish participants to “Capos” in a column published in the Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn’s student run paper. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia responded to the BDS by hosting America’s top defender of the Zionist regime, professor Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz recently blasted fellow Jewish professors Richard Falk and John Mearsheimer for endorsing the book The Wandering Who?, written by Israeli-born Jew Gilad Atzmon.

    Before Alan Dershowitz’s Hasbara lies about Muslims, Arabs and Iran – Chairman of Penn board of trustees, David Cohen, read a message from Penn President Amy Guttmann, saying: “We are unwavering in our support of Israel. Let me say in the clearest possible words: we don’t support the goals of BDS“.

    Israel’s Reut Institute has called on Israeli government agencies and its Hasbara organizations like Campus Watch, NGO Monitor, DPWatchdog, etc., in the West to sabotage and attack BDS activities.

    The ADL website has listed some of the keynote speakers as “Israel and Jew haters”. Dr. Salah Sultan tops the list for blaming Israel for the bombing of Alexandria church.

    The PennBDS reached out to Jews at the Campus and in Philadelphia but due to anti-conference campaign by the pro-Israel Jewish groups, the response was negative. “We are deeply disappointed that the Jewish community of Philadelphia has responded with condemnation to an open discussion on campus of legitimate tactics in pursuit of democracy and equality,” says statement issued by the Jewish Voice for Peace.


  5. To be clear (and I’m speaking as a participant, not an organizer), the filmmaker in question, Martin Himel, had never registered as press. The problem started when he began ambushing people for interviews, claiming to be working for CBC or whatever, and tried to get them to sign really sketchy release forms.

    At one point, he even bragged that he hadn’t registered as press, as if he had pulled a fast one on everybody.

    The two members of the film crew who accompanied Himel did register as press and were allowed to stay and cover the conference. As well, Himel, who had registered as a participant, was allowed by the organizers to stay as a participant, but not to represent himself as press. Nevertheless, Himel continued to direct his film crew.

    Himel stayed throughout the conference. Many people were creeped out by him, and with reason, as he exuded sliminess (you had to have been there).

    However, he was allowed to stay.

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