'Israel Lobby' Threatening Free Speech at Berkeley?
The academic far left has an old, bad habit of crying "censorship!" whenever they're faced with criticism (living inside a bubble distorts reality). Journalist Lee Kaplan reports for Campus Watch
on a recent panel discussion at UC-Berkeley at which privileged professors spoke publicly at a major university to claim, without irony, that they're being silenced. His article appears today at FrontPage Magazine
The title of a recent panel discussion at the University of California, Berkeley was ominous: "SHHHH! Don't Talk About Palestine: Chuck Hagel, Judith Butler, and the Israel Lobby's Threat to Free Speech on Our Campus." Taking place in Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley's School of Law and sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, the event drew what appeared to be sixty hardcore anti-Israel activists—most in their early twenties—eager to embrace the notion that UC Berkeley is under siege by "pro-Israel advocates seek[ing] to silence debate about Palestinian human rights and divestment from Israel's occupation."
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