Some responsible monitoring has led to a reduction of the hatred coming from leftist academics
Fewer Israeli professors are publishing anti-Israeli articles in foreign journals, according to a study conducted by Israeli Academia Monitor. According to Israeli Academia Monitor editor Dana Barnett, who spoke to Arutz Sheva on Wednesday, the reason for the decline is simple: far-left professors now know that what they say abroad will be publicized at home as well.
“A lecturer who publishes an anti-Israel article in Australia needs to know that it will be read here, too,” Barnett explained. “We translate the articles and publish criticism.”
“We show those lecturers’ true colors,” she added. “We reveal their double standards, their anti-Israel worldview and their lies.”
There has been a significant reduction in anti-Israel activism among university staff since the group began its work in 2004, she said. Then, she said, “there were petitions against Israel signed by hundreds of Israeli lecturers. The Arab world used those petitions.”
But now, there's far fewer, and hopefully, in the next decade, they'll be gone altogether. This is the great thing about having watchdog groups around to take note of what anti-Israelists are spewing.
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