VILE WORDS OF HATE THAT SHAME TOP UNIVERSITY Daily News Special Report on Anti-Semitism Charges at New York's Most Prestigious Seat of Learning

Douglas Feiden

Daily News

Sun Nov 21 2004

IN THE WORLD of Hamid Dabashi, supporters of Israel are "warmongers" and "Gestapo apparatchiks.

" The Jewish homeland is "nothing more than a military base for the rising predatory empire of the United States.

" It's a capital of "thuggery" - a "ghastly state of racism and apartheid" - and it "must be dismantled.

" A voice from America's crackpot fringe? Actually, Dabashi is a tenured professor and department chairman at Columbia University. And his views have resonated and been echoed in other areas of the university. Columbia is at risk of becoming a poison Ivy, some critics claim, and tensions are high. In classrooms, teach-ins, interviews and published works, dozens of academics are said to be promoting an I-hate-Israel agenda, embracing the ugliest of Arab propaganda, and teaching that Zionism is the root of all evil in the Mideast.

VILE WORDS OF HATE THAT SHAME TOP UNIVERSITY Daily News Special Report on Anti-Semitism Charges at New York's Most Prestigious Seat of Learning

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