University of Michigan Dept. Announces ‘Pro-BDS’ Event After Israel Controversies

A department at the University of Michigan is hosting an event with leading advocates of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, which the department head said will be “decidedly pro-BDS.”

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) will hold a “Teach-In Town Hall” on the Palestinian-led movement and its significance on Monday, only weeks after the university attracted national attention and concern from the Jewish community when two of its instructors withheld letters of recommendations from students who planned to study in Israel.

Because at U of M, hating Israel is more important than either education or football. There is a sick determination to spread their hatred no matter what else in the world is happening. It is hatred above all else, and there can be no dissenting voices.

In addressing why the event will not give “equal time” to speakers who have opposing views on BDS, Ali pointed to laws that were enacted in 25 US states, including Michigan, which forbid the state from contracting with entities that boycott US allies, particularly Israel. Supporters say the measures prevent public funds from being used to legitimize national-origin discrimination, though Palestinian groups and free speech advocates argue that they violate constitutionally-protected rights.

Ali suggested such laws, as well as the stance of U-M leaders, had the effect of “chilling academic freedom” for many.

We know that by "academic freedom," they mean the freedom to deny pro-Israel Jews the education they are being paid to help nurture.

Will U of M's administration have anything to say about this event, or is it back to Jew-hating business as usual?

Here is the Facebook page for the "hate in" - oops - I mean "teach in."