[Ed. – Obscenity in the name of justice reaches a new height.]
The latest wave of anti-Zionism now sweeping through some academic departments at US universities is having a chilling effect on how scholarship on Zionism, Jewish history and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is being conducted, the former head of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) argues.
In a lengthy interview with The Algemeiner, Cary Nelson — the Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who is a former president of the AAUP and current chair of the Alliance for Academic Freedom — said that he had personally been approached by pro-Israel faculty members concerned about their jobs.
“I already have a few emails from pro-Israel people asking things like, ‘what’s gonna happen to me? My department is now formally opposed to my beliefs,’” Nelson disclosed. “They’ll ask, ‘will I get sabbatical support? Do I get to teach my courses?’”