- I received an interesting email this afternoon from an
American Jewish woman. She claims that David Bukay of the Political Science
department at Haifa University in Israel is using his post to advocate
"racist expressions" directed against Arabs and Muslims. According
to a student in the Philosophy Department at the university, Bukay supports
"the killing Arabs only for being Arabs, claiming that they are criminals
by their nature and recommending to humiliate Palestinians in front of
cameras, spreading those pictures-and all this in a seminar, which is being
classified by the University as a duty [compulsory] in their studies toward
fulfillment of bachelor's degree in the Department of Political Science."
- Bukay is not only a university professor,
but also an author, editor, public speaker, and "his fields of specialization
are," according to the Ariel Center for Policy Research (ACPR), "the
Arab-Israeli conflict; inter-Arab relations and the Palestinian question;
international terrorism and fundamental Islam; theoretical issues and political
applications in the Middle-East; Asad's foreign policy towards Israel and
Lebanon; the culture approach to understanding the Middle-East." It
should be noted that the ACPR counts as "Israel's Friends" several
Congress critters, including Jim Saxon, Bill McCollum, and Tom DeLay. "Contributing
Experts" include the Strausscons Frank J. Gaffney and Meyrav Wurmser,
wife of David Wurmser, who is Principal Deputy Assistant to the Vice President
for National Security Affairs in the Office of Vice President Dick Cheney.
- Burkay, who teaches his students that Arabs must be "shot
in their heads by a gun," according to student mentioned above, hosted
a round table discussion at the latest Jerusalem Summit, where Rep. Bob
Beauprez (R-CO) and the Islamophobe Daniel Pipes also gave speeches. "Over
150 leading thinkers and statesmen from the US, Europe, Asia and Israel
have convened at the 3-day Jerusalem Summit, (Nov 27-30th, 2004), at Jerusalem's
King David Hotel," notes the Michael Cherney Foundation, a "humanitarian"
organization founded after "the night of the heinous terrorist bombing
outside the Dolphinarium Disco in Tel Aviv," on June 1, 2001 (no mention
here of the "heinous" terrorist bombings of Gaza by the IDF,
killing far more than died outside of the Dolphinarium Disco).
- Ironically-and appropriately, considering the agenda
and philosophy of the people attending the Jerusalem Summit-the King David
Hotel was the site of another terrorist bombing. On July 22, 1946, Irgun
Tsvai-Leumi, a Zionist terrorist group, bombed the hotel, killing 92 Britons,
Arabs, and Jews.
- Irgun adopted the revisionist views of Ze'ev Jabotinsky,
the philosophical godfather of the Likud Party. Sort of a Zionist version
of Hamas, Irgun bombed the British embassy in Rome, bombed a police station
in Haifa, tossed grenades into a cafe in Jerusalem, killing dozens of people.
Apparently unsatisifed with random terror attacks, Irgun joined up with
another Zionist terror organization, the Stern gang, and attacked the Palestinian
village of Deir Yassin, killing at least 107 civilians. "Neither Jewish
morality nor Jewish tradition can negate the use of terror as a means of
battle," was the operating motto of the Stern gang-an assertion Osama
bin Laden would likely agree with, if he were alive.
- It should be noted that Israel's sixth prime minister,
Menachem Begin, was a member of Irgun and directly responsible for the
bombing of the King David Hotel. As if to indicate the government of Israel
approves of mass murdering Palestinian civilians, Avraham Stern, the founder
of the Stern gang, has a street named after him in Tel Aviv, according
to Jason Vest.
- The First Jerusalem Summit was held in Israel's capital
during Sukkot (October 12-14, 2003) and featured the likes of Frank Gaffney,
Benyamin Netanyahu, Richard Perle, Daniel Pipes, and Cal Thomas-a virtual
roster of Likudites, Strausscons, and their fellow travelers. "Jerusalem
Declaration and other Summit's programs will provide the free world with
moral clarity in the fight against radical Islam and new paradigms of thinking
about the Middle East conflict," states the Jerusalem Summit home
page. Obviously, such "new paradigms" include invading soverign
nations such as Iraq, Syria, and Iran, and also killing thousands of innocent
civilians, a toll that currently stands at around 100,000 people in Iraq,
a body count that would have made Irgun, the Stern gang, and Haganah (which
eventual become the IDF) proud. Ariel Sharon was a member of the outlawed
Haganah. In 1953, Sharon directed the Qibya massacre in the West Bank,
slaugthering over 50 Palestinian Arabs and the destroying most houses in
- Considering all of this, it is not surprising that the
"expert" David Bukay would tell his class Arabs are sub-human
and deserve to be shot in the head. It is indicative Burkay would be invited
to the Jerusalem Summit since his views are obviously not far off the mark
of those held by Jim Saxon, Bill McCollum, Tom DeLay, Bob Beauprez, Richard
Perle, Daniel Pipes, Frank Gaffney, and Meyrav Wurmser, all who weild disporpotinate
influce over the Bush administration and U.S. foreign policy.
- Finally, can you imagine a professor in the United States
calling Jews sub-human and advocating they be shot in the head? He would
not only be bounced in record time, but would also likely suffer the fate
of Sami al-Arian, the Florida professor, "described as the North American
leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad," according to CNN, and arrested
in February, 2003. In fact, al-Arian's only crime is defending the Palestinians
and declaring Israeli occupation and theft of Palestinian land illegal
and immoral and also founding a think tank dedicated to the study of Islam.
For doing so he was fired by the president of the University of South Florida,
Tampa, Judy Genshaft, a political appointee of Jeb Bush.
- Sami al-Arian is now held in "solitary confinement,
allowed out of his cell for only one hour each day," writes Sarah
Shields. According to Shields, al-Arian's "attorneys are not allowed
to talk with him privately he is not allowed any phone calls none of his
visits with his wife and children permit even a hug." In America,
"suspected terrorists," who make the mistake of appearing on
Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show and demanding justice for the Palestinians
are thrown in prison, treated worse than serial murderers, while in Israel,
"academic freedom" consists of calling for murdering Arabs execution
- One last note: Daniel Pipes, "the nation's leading
Islamaphobe" (according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations),
who attended the Jerusalem Summit and likely rubbed elbows with David Bukay,
had made a career out of trashing the livliehood of professors in America
he considers not loyal enough to Israel. For his effort, Bush announced
in early 2003 Pipe's nomination to the U.S. Institute of Peace, an irony,
to say the least. As Mark Engler writes, Pipes said the following about
Bush's invasion of Iraq: "WMD was never the basic reason for war.
Nor was it the horrid repression in Iraq. Or the danger Saddam posed to
his neighbors. The campaign in Iraq is about keeping promises to the United
States or paying the consequences. Keep your promises or you are gone.
It's a powerful precedent that U.S. leaders should make the most of."
In response, the editors of Right Web responded: "Sounds like an ideal
candidate for an institute devoted to 'promoting the peaceful resolution
of international conflicts.'"