Wednesday, February 13, 2013

US university lecturer’s shocking hate speech against Arab, Muslim students condemned

"The lecturer, Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, is a well-known anti-Palestinian racist and inciter of accusations against students and professors who criticize Israeli policies. A video of a speech she gave at a synagogue on 20 June 2012 has surfaced, in which Rossman-Benjamin claims that students “have become poisoned by the rhetoric they hear on campus,” ostensibly referring to Palestine-related activism and criticism of Israel’s policies against Palestinians.
Rossman-Benjamin, as The Electronic Intifada has extensively reported, is the co-founder of an outside political group, the Amcha Initiative, which seeks out professors who criticize Israel, accuse them of “anti-Semitism,” and urge university administrations — or state officials — to take punitive action against them. (They have yet to succeed. For example, Amcha’s attempt to have the state’s Attorney General take prosecutorial action against Dr. David Klein of California State University - Northridge for his open support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement was rejected by the Attorney General herself.)"
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