Friday, May 1, 2009

Professor tells the truth:

Gaza is a concentration camp, Israel is a Nazi Jailer.

"Jewish prof. equates Israel with Nazis

"California's academic scene up in arms after William Robinson of University of Santa Barbara sends students email comparing war-torn Gaza to German concentration camps. Professor defends act as academic freedom, slammed for anti-Semitism"

Published 4/30/2009 in YNet

Full article is on the Web at:,7340,L-3708479,00.html

Jewish Sociology and Global Studies Professor William Robinson of the University of Santa Barbara in California sparked massive controversy recently after sending his students an email comparing photos of Jews in Nazi concentration camps with Palestinians in war-torn Gaza Strip.

The email, sent during Operation Cast Lead and titled "parallel photos of Nazis and Israelis", was sent to 80 students in his class and included 25 photos of Nazi victims, compared with similar photos from Gaza.

The email also included an essay stating, "Gaza in Israel's Warsaw – one big concentration camp for Palestinian… What we are witnessing is the slow process of genocide."

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Two Jewish students immediately dropped the class and filed a formal complaint against Robinson with the Academic Senate’s Charges Committee.

Robinson has hired an attorney and the hearing has been set for May 14.

Robinson, 50, who has been teaching at the University of Santa Barbara for the past nine years, called the complaints and criticism "an attack of academic freedom," citing his accusers were confusing criticism with anti-Semitism....