For the Sake of Humanity
Hiyam Noir PalestineFreeVoice June 7 2007 - 00.22 am
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Sari Nusseibeh, the president of Al Quds University in East Jerusalem has urged an end to an academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The boycott is initialized by Britain's Higher Education Union.Nusseibeh made a joint declaration with Menachem Magidor, the president of the Hebrew University in West Jerusalem, in the international gathering in London last week, of scholars debating human rights.
The declaration from the two, said - "Our position is based upon the belief that it is through cooperation based on mutual respect, rather than boycotts or discrimination, that our common goals can be achieved ," it said. "Our disaffection with, and condemnation of, acts of academic boycotts is predicated on the principles of academic freedom, human rights and equality between nations and among individuals."
The announcement by the two university deans or presidents came one week, after that the Britain's Association of University Teachers reconsidered the decision to bar Israeli faculty members at Haifa University and Bar-Ilan University from academic conferences and joint research.The boycott was in response to an appeal by 60 Palestinian groups urging attention to the Israelis criminal conducts on the occupied Palestinian territories.
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Does Sari Nusseibeh justify the actions of Israelis extreme violence, the Israeli killings and assassinations and the uncountable massacres of the Palestinians ??- Nusseibeh said that he believes, that the calls for a boycott among Palestinian individuals, academics,human rights and union organizations, reflected what he termed a worsening of the situation, between Palestinian and Israeli governments "after more than four years of violence.
Nusseibeh continues -"the reason I don't believe the boycott is the way to go, is that I believe peace must be built on the bridge between two civil societies." ????Does not Nusseibeh realize that the Israelis have burned the " bridges" between them self and other nations - in particular the bridges to peace with its closest neighbors, the Palestinians. Did Nusseibeh say he does not believe in boycott?- So how did the president of Al Quds University Sari Nusseibeit, address the students at the University, about the disasters on the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip - following the consequences of the international boycott, instigated and designed by the Israelis - a boycott that has paralysed the Palestinian society for almost two years now???? -
How many more Palestinian lives must be waisted - maimed or killed - how many years or even months must the Palestinians suffer patiently under international economic blackmail ? - How many times patently comply with yet another truce agreement?- Always to be ruptured by the occupant Israel. - In nearly six decades the Palestinians have been struggling in a bitter battle alone - should they sit there idle, while Israeli missiles and rockets destroying their homes and killing family members and friends - await in humbleness for the treat of peace and freedom at the terms of the assassin - the Israeli occupant ?
Well knowing of the heroic bitter struggle of the Palestinian people - what a strange reasoning coming from a Palestinian academic.....who say he is defending cooperation based on mutual respect and the human rights. - Nusseibeh said in the interview that "while some people believed that one way to deal with Israelis was "to bash them on their heads". - Does not the many wars waged by the Israelis, since the day of the erection of the Israeli state, prove that the Israelis only understand the language of violence ??? - Nusseibeh reasoning that - "the other way is to reach to their hearts, and it's the reaching out that's important !!!" -
Over a very long period of time, it might be possible to change defected or weird genetic structures - the Jews/Israelis are and see them self as very different from other people they call "gentiles".- For gentiles, especially the Arab Muslims gentiles, they have no hearts or minds that are reachable! For the Israeli closest neighbors, the Palestinians, the life have undergone few, if any positive modifications, under the past six decades. - The Zionists in its military might, still in power of the land they stole from the Arab Palestinian population, have by force quelled the Palestinian peoples uncountable attempts to heal, restore and develop the infrastructures in their society - including "reaching out" their hands for peace with its violent neightboors.
The Zionist Israel will not reform, they believe their doctrines and practices are superior to other religions or cultures.The Zionists boasting reveals conceit,imperturbable egoism,arrogance and egotism obvious proven by their actions, their narcissism shuts out everyone else, in their believe of such a high regards of themselves.The Zionists do not see in the future a change towards a rightful course for them self and have no intent and no desire to make changes for peace with its neighbors - only if it is on their terms.
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The president of the Hebrew University in West Jerusalem,Menachem Magidor - said in a separate interview, that "academic cooperation is extremely important in creating the infrastructure for eventually a peaceful Middle East !!! -He continues, "what people don't realize sometimes, is that while you report a lot about the violence and the confrontation, there is below the screen a lot of academic research and collaboration going on."
So what are the findings of all these collaborations and researches ?- Is't it evident to ones senses, that the violence and the confrontations emanate from the violent nature of the occupying power, Menachem Magidor's Israel. Could the confrontations have been avoided if the committees of both the Palestinian and the Israeli academic institutions, would have been more enlightened and characterized - by a steadfastness in persevering diligent in exactness, a non biased scientific joint research to end the Israeli occupation ? A resent study shows that the Palestinian academics at the Al Quds University, does not believe in collaborations or joint research with Israeli universities - the study also tell that Palestinian academics at Al Quds believes that collaborations and joint researches would benefit the Israelis only - not the righteous cause of the Palestinian people.
"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppression of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day" Thomas Jefferson.
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