Israel’s Own Worst Enemy
Tue Feb 19 2019
Israel doesn’t need enemies abroad seeking to undermine its legitimacy. It has plenty at home, in the media and academe, who stop at nothing in their efforts to besmirch the country in general and the IDF in particular.
The latest examples include an outrageous lecture delivered at Columbia University in New York last Tuesday by a Hebrew University professor and a statement by a news anchor that the “occupation” had turned Israeli soldiers into “animals.”
The professor in question, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, is the Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at Hebrew University. In her talk to dozens of Columbia students and lecturers, she claimed that the IDF was carrying out weapons tests on Palestinian children.
“They [the IDF] check for which bombs to use, gas bombs or stink bombs,” she said in a recording that was aired Sunday morning by Army Radio. “Whether to put plastic sacks or cloth sacks. To beat us with their rifles or to kick us with boots.”
Her conclusions were based on “research” she had conducted under the auspices of the university, she said....