Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Who knew that England would be the new Nazi Germany?

In 1939, England was the sole country holding out against Nazi Germany, a country that started down the long road to hell by legislating that Jews could be barred from various types of employment. That was Ye Olde England; this is modern England:

A heated debate has developed this week surrounding new British motions to boycott Israeli academics, which will be voted on this Friday at the annual meeting of the UK's Association of University Teachers (AUT). *** The Birmingham University's AUT branch has put four motions on the council's agenda, one of which is also being supported by the Open University's union branch. Three of these motions call for a boycott of specific academic institutions: Haifa University, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University. Pro-boycott activists are hopeful that their motions stand a better chance of being passed this year. One reason for their optimism, they say, is that they have now received the unequivocal support of the Federation of Unions of Palestinian Universities' Teachers and Employees, a sister union of the British association. The Palestinian federation has recently released a statement endorsing the British call to boycott Israeli universities. Several Israeli academics and intellectuals already expressed their views about the boycott in a recent Jerusalem Post article on the boycott proposal. Among them were Dr. Miriam Shlesinger of Bar-Ilan University, who was fired three years ago from her position on the editorial board of a British academic review because she was Israeli; Professor Yossi Klafter, chairman of the board of Israel's Science Fund; and the writer A.B. Yehoshua. [Emphasis mine.]
How the mighty have fallen, and to what depths.