Thursday, February 27, 2014

Video: William Jacobson Speaks on The Case for Israel and Academic Freedom

Law Professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection spoke on Tuesday at Ithaca College in opposition to the academic boycott of Israel.

He appeared in response to a talk by Ithaca College of Cornell Professor Eric Cheyfitz, who is a vocal supporter of the anti-Israel BDS movement and the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel.

When Professor Jacobson requested that to be allowed to appear with him so students could hear both sides, he was offered a mere 5 minutes to rebut his arguments -- and was also denied the opportunity to build an event around his talk as they had done for Prof. Cheyfitz.

In the end, the Ithaca College Hillel agreed to sponsor his talk, which followed right after Cheyfitz’s talk, directly across the hall.

Apparently all that talk we hear about allowing anti-Israel voices to be heard is a strictly one-sided affair.

In his post, The Case for Israel and Academic Freedom, Professor Jacobson recommends listening to the question asked by a BDS supporter and his answer at the 54 minute mark.

Here is the video of Professor Jacobson's talk.

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