Wednesday, July 02, 2003

The Times has a piece on the Oxford professor who rejected an application from an Israeli student. Here's a passage from professor Andrew Wilkie's response to the application of Amit Duvshani:

"I have a huge problem with the way that the Israelis take the moral high ground from their appalling treatment in the Holocaust and then inflict gross human rights abuses on the Palestinians because they (the Palestinians) wish to live in their own country. I am sure that you are perfectly nice at a personal level, but no way would I take on somebody who had served in the Israeli Army. As you may be aware, I am not the only U.K. scientist with these views, but I'm sure you will find another suitable lab if you look around."

The professor has now apologized and offered to review the application. The Times quotes Mr. Duvshani:

"I really don't know if someone with such racist views can change..."

The kid does not know the difference between racism and political principle, precisely because he's been trained to claim the false 'High Ground' that's part and parcel of an Israeli education.
What an asshole.

"In a telephone interview from his home in Tel Aviv, Mr. Duvshani, 26, said he had sent applications to scientists in Germany, Sweden and Great Britain. Aside from Dr. Wilkie, one Swedish scientist expressed interest. The others did not respond."

Prof. Wilkie's civility did him in.

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