Archives: October 2002

Fri Oct 25, 2002

British academic publisher boycotts Bar-Ilan University

The British academic publisher St. Jerome Publishing has informed Bar-Ilan University that it will no longer sell books and periodicials to the school due to Israel's activities in the territories. More...

Posted by: Ed Howard on Oct 25, 02 | 4:28 pm

Wed Oct 23, 2002

How To Shut Up Your Critics With A Single Word

Thank God, I often say, for the Israeli press. For where else will you find the sort of courageous condemnation of Israel's cruel and brutal treatment of the Palestinians? Where else can we read that Moshe Ya'alon, Ariel Sharon's new chief of staff, described the "Palestinian threat" as "like a cancer -- there are all sorts of solutions to cancerous manifestations. For the time being, I am applying chemotherapy." More...

Posted by: Mona Baker on Oct 23, 02 | 12:05 am

Fri Oct 18, 2002

British University Investigates Anti-Israel E-mail Message

The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, in England, is investigating a professor who sent a virulently anti-Israel e-mail message to an American academic that apparently portrayed Israel as the "mirror image of Nazism." The professor has apologized for the message.

Michael L. Sinnott, a professor of paper science at Umist, wrote in an e-mail message to Stephen J. Greenblatt, a professor of English at Harvard University and president of the Modern Language Association, that "with the atrocities in Jenin, Israel is about where Germany was around the time of Kristallnacht." He also lashed out at the "real Zionist conspiracy" that he says has "duped" Americans. More...

Posted by: Mona Baker on Oct 18, 02 | 10:27 am

Wed Oct 16, 2002

Do I Divest?

The end of apartheid stands as one of the crowning accomplishments of the past century, but we would not have succeeded without the help of international pressure-- in particular the divestment movement of the 1980s. Over the past six months, a similar movement has taken shape, this time aiming at an end to the Israeli occupation. More...

Posted by: Mona Baker on Oct 16, 02 | 12:00 am