Their falsehoods may do a lot of damage, but they cannot undo reality. And the reality is that Jews cannot be separated from Israel.
A significant faction in this particular academic field institutionally promotes anti-Zionism and discriminatory boycotts against Israel.
It is well known that some children of Holocaust survivors carry severe scars and wounds that actually manifest in peculiar psychological behavior. For two decades, I worked as a licensed family therapist, and I believe that some day soon there will be a formal psychological syndrome that would account for self-hating Jews like Norman Finkelstein. Perhaps the syndrome will even be named after him: The Finkelstein Syndrome.
Sadly, even though most Americans remain supportive of Israel, there is abundant evidence that in academia, opposition to Israel\’s policies has mutated into attacks that demonize the Jewish State, undermine its legitimacy and foment anti-Semitism. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reports that \”campus anti-Semitic incidents were up dramatically in 2002.\”