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April 25, 2005

Good Catch

Peter Glover (who I’d not come across before....and I’ll admit that we probably don’t share many views on religion, given his published output...and how do you link to a specific post at LiveJournal?) makes a nice catch, hearing an academic on the BBC defending the boycott of Israeli Universities:

"But how," enquired our intrepid BBC presenter, "was this anything to do with university professors in Israeli universities?" A fair question. To which the aggressive Professor Rose responded triumphantly. "Many Israeli academics," he said, (we all waited with bated breath) "had served in the Israeli army and must share responsibility with the army's actions." The Word Tonight presenter, less left of centre than many other BBC news presenters it must be said, was genuinely bemused, pointing out, "Yes, but everyone in Israel has to do military service."

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It's my union so I considered quitting now that we are affiliated to the Nazi Party. Then I realised that I had stomached it when many of our union officers were assiduous pursuers of the interests of the Soviet Union - commies, fellow travellers, useful idiots, CNDers etc (probably all New Labour now) so perhaps inconsistent to flounce out now? Indeed, I wonder how many of those who voted the pro-Nazi line were themselves, earlier in life, running dogs of Soviet Imperialism?

Posted by: dearieme | Apr 25, 2005 11:29:09 AM

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Posted by: Gareth | Apr 25, 2005 10:26:53 PM