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Naomi Ragen is an American-born novelist and playwright who has lived in Jerusalem since 1971. She has published seven internationally best-selling novels, and is the author of a hit play.


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PostWed May 30, 2007 3:08 pm     British University lecturers: Boycott Israel's academics    


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Friends,

The UCU, which represents Britain's university lecturers,
has passed a resolution asking its members to weigh the
moral consequences of a connection with Israel's academic
insitutions in light of the situation in the territories.
It also called upon the European Union to consider stopping
the funding of all research and development projects in
Israel. The vote of the 250 member organization was 158 in
favor, 99 opposed, with 8 abstentions. It stopped short of
calling for an outright boycott because that is illegal.

Although this resolution does not involve the insititutions
of higher learning themselves, it nevertheless sets a
precedent. For a long time, British journals have been
quietly boycotting Israeli academics, insisting on removing
the name of Israeli institutions from academic papers, for
example, as a condition to publication.


I think the time has come for academics all over the world
to consider a boycott of British lecturers. I'm sure there
are many professors and lecturers on my list who would be
able to help. We should publicize the names of the 158
lecturers who voted in favor of this, and make sure that
they are not invited, their papers aren't published, and
that the institutions of higher learning that employ them
find it increasingly difficult to find funding for their
research, academic cooperation and cultural exchanges.
Anti-semites in academia should not get a free pass.

Anyone on my list who can help with this, let me know.


Naomi


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PostWed May 30, 2007 3:53 pm     UCU Boycott of Israel    


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Anti-Semites by any other name are Anti-Semites. Israel and its stand on human rights has nothing to be ashamed of. The contorted view the Palestinians give the world...is just that. The entire Arab world has never helped their brothers for over 50 years. Why does the Western world think that it is their duty to get involved? So called academics taking this stand against Israeli research and Israeli academics is so perverted. Can they forget how much this tiny country has contributed to mankind in so many ways?!What really makes this group and these members so angry and so afraid to stand up for what is really right!!!!


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PostWed May 30, 2007 4:06 pm     SUBJECT: IF YOU'RE GOING TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL - DO IT PROPERLY!    


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Naomu is quite right
We must boycott all those who despise us and at the same time pay attention to the following:

SUBJECT: IF YOU'RE GOING TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL - DO IT PROPERLY!

OK. So I understand that you are ticked off at Israel , and in love with the Palestinians. That's fine with me, as long as you have truly weighed all the facts.

So, you want to boycott Israel ?????
I'll be sorry to miss you, but if you are doing it - do it properly. Let me help you.

Check all your medications. Make sure that you do not have tablets, drops lotions, etc., made by Abic or Teva. It may mean that you will suffer from colds and flu this winter but, hey, that's a small price for you to pay in your campaign against Israel , isn't it?

While we are on the subject of your Israeli boycott, and the medical contributions to the world made by Israeli doctors and scientists, how about telling your pals to boycott the following.....

An Israeli company has developed a simple blood test that distinguishes between mild and more severe cases of Multiple Sclerosis. So, if you know anyone suffering from MS, tell them to ignore the Israeli patent that may, more accurately, diagnose their symptoms.

An Israeli-made device helps restore the use of paralyzed hands. This device electrically stimulates the hand muscles, providing hope to millions of stroke sufferers and victims of spinal injuries. If you wish to remove this hope of a better quality of life to these people, go ahead and boycott Israel .

Young children with breathing problems will soon be sleeping more soundly, thanks to a new Israeli device called the Child Hood. This innovation replaces the inhalation mask with an improved drug delivery system that provides relief for child and parent. Please tell anxious mothers that they shouldn't use this device because of your passionate cause.

These are just a few examples of how people have benefited medically from the Israeli know-how you wish to block. Boycotts often affect research.
A new research center in Israel hopes to throw light on brain disorders such as depression and Alzheimer's disease.


The Joseph Sangol Neuroscience Center in the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer Hospital , aims to bring thousands of scientists and doctors to focus on brain research.

A researcher at Israel 's Ben Gurion University has succeeded in creating human monoclonal antibodies which can neutralize the highly contagious smallpox virus without inducing the dangerous side effects of the existing vaccine.

Two Israelis received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Doctors Ciechanover and Hershko's research and discovery of one of the human cells most important cyclical processes will lead the way to DNA repair, control of newly produced proteins, and immune defense systems.

The Movement Disorder Surgery program at Israel 's Hadassah Medical Center has successfully eliminated the physical manifestations of Parkinson's disease in a select group of patients with a deep brain stimulation technique.

For women who undergo hysterectomies each year for the treatment of uterine fibroids, the development in Israel of the Ex Ablate 2000 System is a welcome breakthrough, offering a noninvasive alternative to surgery.

Israel is developing a nose drop that will provide a five year flu vaccine.

These are just a few of the projects that you can help stop with your Israeli boycott. But let's not get too obsessed with my ducal
research, there are other ways you can make a personal sacrifice with your anti-Israel boycott.

Most of Windows operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.

So, set a personal example. Throw away your computer!
Computers should have a sign attached saying Israel Inside. The Pentium NMX Chip technology was designed at Intel in Israel . Both the Pentium 4 microprocessor and the Centrum processor were entirely designed, developed, and produced in Israel .

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel .

The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 in Israel by four young Israeli whiz kids.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R. & D. facilities outside the US in Israel .

So, due to your complete boycott of anything Israeli, you can now have poor health and no computer.

But your bad news does not end there. Get rid of your cellular phone. Cell phone technology was also developed in Israel by MOTOROLA which has its biggest development center in Israel . Most of the latest technology in your mobile phone was developed by Israeli scientists.

Feeling unsettled? You should be. Part of your personal security rests with Israeli inventiveness, borne out of our urgent necessity to protect and defend our lives from the terrorists you support.

A phone can remotely activate a bomb, or be used for tactical communications by terrorists, bank robbers, or hostage-takers. It is vital that official security and law enforcement authorities have access to cellular jamming and detection solutions.
Enter Israel 's Net line Communications Technologies with their security expertise to help the fight against terror.

SO ALL THE NOISE ABOUT THE USA LISTENING TO OUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE CALLS, YOU SHOULD KNOW IT IS ISRAEL WHO IS DOING THE LISTENING FOR US.

A joint, nonprofit, venture between Israel and Maryland will result in a 5 day Business Development and Planning Conference next March. Elected Israeli companies will partner with Maryland firms to provide innovation to the US need for homeland security.

I also want you to know that Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita - 109 per 10,000 - than any other nation.

Israel has the highest number of startup companies per rata. In absolute terms, the highest number, except the US . Israel has a ratio of patents filed.

Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies outside of Silicon Valley . Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds, behind the USA .

Israel has more museums per capita.

Israel has the second highest publication of new books per capita.

Relative to population, Israel is the largest immigrant absorbing nation on earth.

These immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom or expression, economic opportunity, and quality of life.

Believe it or not, Israel is the only country in the world which had a net gain in the number of trees last year.

Even Warren Buffet of Berkshire-Hathaway fame has just invested millions with Israeli Companies.

So, you can vilify and demonize the State of Israel . You can continue your silly boycott, if you wish. But I wish you would consider the consequences, and the truth.

Think of the massive contribution that Israel is giving to the world, including the Palestinians - and to you - in science, medicine, communications, security.

Pro rata for population, Israel is making a greater contribution than any other nation on earth.


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PostWed May 30, 2007 5:53 pm     British Idiocy    


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We should publicize the names of the 158 lecturers who voted in favor of this, and make sure that they are not invited, their papers aren't published, and that the institutions of higher learning that employ them find it increasingly difficult to find funding for their research, academic cooperation and cultural exchanges.
Anti-semites in academia should not get a free pass.

An excellent idea. Just because some "Piled Higher & Deeper's" (as we undergrads called a few of our Profs in my day.) Want to be Anti-semitic, doesn't mean their hoods will protect them from the consequences of that choice.


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PostWed May 30, 2007 6:06 pm     Info / Intel    


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If you go to the UCU homepage...their press person's email, fax, and tel is on the page. Maybe someone with more weight than I could request the minutes (and so the names and votes) of the meeting where this (kangaroo?) vote took place?

Just a thought...
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