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Add Israeli academics to the "hate Israel" list?

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Submitted by Yochai Halevi (Palestinian Territory, Occupied), Oct 31, 2002 at 15:43

Dear Dr. Pipes:

Uri Avneri here in Israel states that the Sharon government is a giant laboratory for the growing of the anti-Semitism virus. He says that by smearing those who detest the persecution of the Palestinians as anti-Semites, the sting is taken out of this word, giving it something approaching respectability.

Can we take comfort that 28 brave academics have signed a petition condemning President George Bush's build-up to war and Israel's support for it and warning that the Israeli government may be contemplating crimes against humanity on the Palestinians, including ethnic cleansing?

Why don't you put the names of these anti-Semitic men and women on the hate list?... Or is it true that a dog does not bite the tail of its brother? When our fellow Israelis speak out they are entitled to it, why aren't others?
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Daniel Pipes replies:

Campus Watch concerns itself only with U.S. and Canadian academics.

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