Teachers' Union of Ireland becomes first professional union in Europe to ban all academic collaboration with Israel • Boycott to include student and staff exchange programs, joint research ventures • Council for Higher Education in Israel denounces move.The Jewish State of Israel is a country under siege. It faces concentric rings of hatred that emanate outward from the hard and violent Palestinian-Arab core. The Teachers Union of Ireland is adding its economic and moral weight to the ongoing persecution of the Jews in the Middle East.
The Teachers' Union of Ireland voted on Thursday to launch a boycott on all academic collaboration with Israel. The Dublin-based organization has 14,500 members, and according to its website, the motion was carried unanimously.
The Jewish Chronicle reported Saturday that the motion, which was presented during the union's annual conference, referred to Israel as "an apartheid state" and urged all union members "to cease all cultural and academic collaboration with Israel, including the exchange of scientists, students and academic personnel, as well as all cooperation in research programs."
According to the report, the motion also urged the Irish Congress of Trade Unions "to step up its campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions [BDS] against the apartheid state of Israel until it lifts its illegal siege of Gaza and its illegal occupation of the West Bank, and agrees to abide by international law and all U.N. resolutions against it."
Thirteen hundred years of slavery under the Muslim system of dhimmitude followed by one hundred years of ongoing war against the Jews of the Middle East is apparently not enough anti-Jewish punishment for these progressive-left racists. Despite the fact that throughout the Arab world imams scream to the heavens about their Allah-given right to murder Jews and despite the fact that the Hamas charter calls directly for the genocide of the Jewish people they still think that the real problem is that some Jews choose to live in Judea or the security measures that Jews take to protect themselves, such as the fence.
The Teachers Union of Ireland is a deeply immoral organization that, through endorsing BDS, justifies violence against Jewish people everywhere. After all, if Israel is a racist, colonialist, imperialist, militarist, apartheid, racist state then the supporters of that state - including you - deserve whatever beating they get.
Furthermore, if Jews dare to defend themselves this is regarded as further evidence of Jewish malice and oppression of the peace-loving, bunny-like "indigenous" population who want nothing more than to tend their Sacred Palestinian Olive Groves ™.
From my perspective western liberalism, particularly in Europe, is being hallowed out at the center and soon all they will be left with is hatred toward Jews, via hatred toward the Jewish State, and a chronic, knee-jerk malice toward the United States.
And, yet, the progressive-left honestly believes that American Jews have a moral imperative to support them.
Ho. Ho. Ho.