This is a long developed plan. In order to carry out the entire reform operation, communication is made through public letters. Sunlight is part of the strategy.
Smoke rises after an Israeli aircraft bombed a multi-story building in Gaza City August 9, He took this position because of his support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in civil society, which is an attempt to pressure Israel to cease its illegal colonization of the West Bank and its illegal collective punishment of Palestinian civilians in Gaza Christie recommendation letter a Draconian blockade.
Cheney-Lippold also went into his classroom after the social media furor broke out and found his undergraduates puzzled and confused, so opened up some time to discuss the issues. He is also being sanctioned for that.
Since any of us who teach Middle East or social movements might have occasion to discuss BDS in the classroom, this seems to me a key First Amendment issue.
Cheney-Lippold had a sabbatical for next winter taken away, was denied a merit pay increase, and was threatened with being fired entirely if he declined to write another such letter.
But I think this decision by my College was wrong-headed in going too far toward disregarding faculty rights of conscience and I would be surprised and depressed if it stands in the medium term.
His position is one adopted by the Democratic Socialists of America, an increasingly significant caucus in the Democratic Party, and is not an outlier ethically. Here I would like to reflect on whether it is ever all right to decline to write a recommendation letter for a student.
Without in any way wishing to criticize or undermine Christie recommendation letter, I have to be honest that I practice a much more limited version of BDS than he does. I do, however, boycott Israeli institutions in the Occupied West Bank. Indeed, I believe I have a legal obligation to do so and might be liable to legal action when visiting other countries if I did not.
My position in this regard is the same as that of the European Union and its courts. I therefore would not write a recommendation letter for a student to study at Ariel University, which is a squatter institution on illegally acquired Palestinian land in the Occupied West Bank.
Severe questions have been raised about its own adherence to basic canons of freedom of speechbut those considerations might not be decisive for me.
Being an occupation institution is. I also would not write a letter of recommendation for a student to work at an Israeli firm located in the West Bank.
The political atmosphere of the United States is powerfully shaped by persons who are essentially honorary members of the proto-fascist and colonial Likud Party in Israel, whether Evangelical Christians, or Jewish magnates like Sheldon Adelson, or erratic opportunists like Lindsay Graham.
Indeed, when former New Jersey governor and presidential aspirant Chris Christie auditioned in for Mr. Adelson, who is dogged by corruption charges linked to the Chinese Communist Party and permissions for his casino in Macau, Christie called the Occupied Territories just that and was immediately barred from funding by Adelson because he holds the untenable position that Israel owns the Palestinian territories by God-given right.
Money increasingly sets the terms for debate in the Trump era, not law or ethics. No international body had ever awarded these territories to Israel, and the UN General Assembly partition plan ofwhich Israelis claim for legitimacy, explicitly denied this territory to them.
The plan did not have the force of law, admittedly, since only the UN Security Council has that authority, but the UN Security Council has repeatedly denied these territories to Israel as well. The shyster lawyer argument that the West Bank and Gaza did not belong formally to another state and therefore are fair game is morally and ethically odious and legally without foundation, since the UN Charter does not mention anything about conquest of stateless people being just peachy keen.
Countries are allowed to occupy enemy territory in war time. The decades of occupation however, have now put Israeli actions beyond the pale of law. From the Hague Regulations of to the Fourth Geneva Convention ofthe international law of occupation forbids any extensive alteration in the lifeways of the occupied population by the Occupier until the war ends.
Israel in contrast has left almost no aspect of the lives of the occupied Palestinians untouched, and universally for the worse. Moreover, the Fourth Geneva Convention of on the treatment of populations in occupied territories contains these prohibitions: Not only has the Israeli occupation become criminal by virtue of its length and intensity, it is criminal because the Israeli government has flooded hundreds of thousands of its own citizens into the Occupied Palestinian West Bank, stealing massive amounts of Palestinian land from its rightful owners, building on it, and stealing resources such as water, as well.
But Morocco has not deprived the people of the Western Sahara of citizenship in a state.
It has bestowed on them a citizenship they do not want. That is an issue for the two parties to work out in history. What makes the situation in Gaza and the West Bank so egregious is that people are being kept stateless.
They cannot be sure they own the property they think they do, since Israeli squatters can take it at will. They are akin to slaves in being deprived of the basic dignities and rights adumbrated in contemporary human rights law.
It might be said that my position differs from that of my good colleague inasmuch as he boycotts Israel proper. But the Israeli government would see no difference between the two of us and the question is whether our difference is one of kind or of degree.
If of degree, then my stance should attract the same sanctions. Ironically, although I do not currently boycott Israel proper, and have spoken there and had fruitful interactions with academic colleagues there in the past, its current authorities would almost certainly boycott me, just as they are holding an American student at the Tel Aviv airport without charges for having belonged to an organization that supports BDS.
Perhaps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should avoid visiting. How long will it be before most Israeli universities and companies have West Bank outposts?
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