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Entry from March 23, 2006
Bir Zeit on the Hudson (Columbia University)
Columbia University has become known for outspoken professors, many of whom are agressively anti-American and anti-Israel. "Bir Zeit on the Hudson" has become (to some critics) a nickname for Columbia University; Bir Zeit University is Palestinian and teaches the destruction of Israel. The term was coined by Martin Kramer.

Wednesday, February 5, 2003. Bir Zeit-on-Hudson.
Two weekends ago, Columbia University hosted a Palestinian film festival. I have nothing against such festivals, which have been held over the past year in Seattle and Chicago. Some of the films are worthy examples of the art. But of course, Columbia's faculty can be counted upon to give a legitimate exercise the flavor of a hate-fest. This time, it was the turn of Joseph Massad, an assistant professor in the department that sponsored the festival. According to the Columbia Daily Spectator, Massad, speaking on a festival panel, praised the films as "weapons" and "likened Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's cultural views to those of Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels."

2/8/2003: Bir Zeit-on-Hudson
Martin Kramer writes about a fanatically anti-Jewish professor at Columbia University, who spoke on a panel at the Palestinian propaganda festival we wrote about last month.

23 March 2006, New York Sun, pg. 10:
...Bir Zeit University, which is dominated by Hamas.
Columbia University has become known derisively as Bir Zeit on the Hudson.

Posted by Barry Popik
Education/Schools • Thursday, March 23, 2006 • Permalink

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