Friday, June 2, 2017

Judea Pearl on BDS

Hat tip LA Jewish Journal and the Israel Group

Professor Judea Pearl of UCLA is the father of American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded by terrorists in Pakistan. On May 22, Dr Pearl appeared at a debate on BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) at UCLA. In the below op-ed in the LA Jewish Journal, he details what he told the audience.

Someone whose name I don't recall recently described Israel as a diamond in a sea of mud referring to the rest of the Middle East. I would say that Dr Pearl is a diamond in a sea of mud that is UCLA. He stands in stark contrast to the radical Israel-haters in the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies. Dr Pearl is a man of courage in stark contrast to the empty suit chancellor of UCLA, Gene Block, who has allowed Jewish students to be bullied by pro-Palestinian supporters on his campus with impunity.

UCLA needs more people like Dr Pearl.

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