Lobby Targeting UK Academics
24 October, 2002
A grotesque campaign by shadowy zionist groups is underway to attack
UK academics who speak out against zionism and Israels treatment
Head of Paper Science Research at the University of Manchester
Institute of Science and Technology (Umist), Professor Michael Sinnott
is under attack for an email he sent to Harvard Professor Stephen
Greenblatt. Greenblatt is a self-confessed zionist and mouthpiece
against the academic boycott of Israel. The email was in response
to an unfair article by Greenblsatt against the academic boycott
that appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.
In his email, Sinnott expressed "my disgust and anger at your
orchestration of a campaign of press vilification of one of my colleagues,
and of this institution".
Sinnott wrote: Uniformed Israeli troops murder and mutilate
Palestinian children, destroy homes and orchards, steal land and
water and do their best to root out Palestinian culture and the
He continued: With the recent crop of atrocities the Zionist
state is now fully living down to Zionisms historical and
cultural origins as the mirror image of Nazism.
Both ideologies arose in the same city, within 30 years of
each other, and are both based on ideas of a superior/chosen people
whose desires override the rights of the rest of us.
Zionist atrociousness has been slower to develop, but victims
learn from their victimisers, and with the atrocities in Jenin,
Israel is about where Germany was around the time of Kristallnacht.
Prof Sinnott condemned "the power of the American Jewish lobby"
and added that in seven years he spent working at the University
of Illinois at Chicago, "I was always amazed that the Israeli
atrocities for which my tax dollars were paying were never reported
in the American news media which were either controlled by Jews
or browbeaten by them in the way you have just exemplified".
Umist is already under seige from zionist groups over its lecturer
Professor Mona Baker's active support for the academic boycott of
Israel. Umist spokesman Ian Howarth, caving in to pressure, is quoted
by the Jewish Chronicle as saying: Some of the analogies in
this email have angered the university, and we are investigating
if he has broken any rules or regulations."
In a separate attack, the Jewish Board of Deputies are hounding
Birmingham University over a website set up by English lecturer
Sue Blackwell. The website contains only a single page related to
Palestine, and even that is simply a page of links to Palestinian
information sites and Israeli peace groups. The Board of Deputies
objected: It is sad that she has allowed herself to become
a mouthpiece for recognised anti-Israel groups. We hope that Birmingham
will remove this link as a matter of urgency.
See the site for yourself at:
Incredibly, Birmingham University instead of defending her freedom
of expression seems to have bent over backwards to appease her attackers.
A university spokeswoman said: We suspect that Ms Blackwells
website contravenes guidelines not to cause offence to students
of a certain race or religion. If this is found to be the case,
we will remove it..
Birmingham University has a history of zionist appeasement, earlier
this year a motion was allowed to pass at the student council banning
all anti-Israel literature on campus [see
article]. The ludicrous reason given was that anti-Israel means
anti-Semitic! This follows a similar motion passed at Liverpool
University in March that bans anti-zionist speakers or literature
from the campus [see article].
Zionists witch hunts on UK campus's must not go unchallenged. The
spineless authorities at both Birmingham University and Umist must
be held accountable for their shameless capitulation to zionist
Reference: Jewish Chronicle articles by Daniella Peled [Oct
3, 2002} & Gaby Wine [Oct 18, 2002]