Criticizing Israel will be a taboo
in United States
No funding if students cursed
ASHINGTON: A new law being proposed by Republican senators
will serve prohibit criticism of Israel on American college
The police-state-style "thought control"
legislation is to be introduced by third-ranking Republican
member of the U.S. Senate, conservative Rick Santorum of
His so-called "ideological diversity" legislation
suggests cutting federal funding for American colleges and
universities if those institutions are found to be permitting
professors, students and student organizations to openly
criticize Israel, which Santorum considers to be an act of
Under the bill to be introduced by Santorum, the
federal funding formula under Title IX of the Higher Education
Act will include "ideological diversity" as well as sexual
equality in education as a perquisite for federal funding,
reveals Michael Collins Piper of the American Free Press on
Sen. Santorum has the support of another fellow
conservative and GOP stalwart - who is a leading pro-Israel
ideologue -- Kansas Senator Sam Brownback.
Brownback, who is reportedly living in
church-sponsored luxury accommodation in Washington, has his
own scheme to call for a federal commission to be established
under Title IX to investigate allegedly anti-Semitic incidents
on American campuses.
The news of the Santorum-Brownback scheme,
appeared in the April 15 issue of the New York Sun, a
vehemently pro-Israel neo-conservative daily published in
Manhattan, through Wayne Firestone, director of the Center for
Israel Affairs for the Hillel Foundation. Hillel has units on
campuses across America.
According to the report, Santorum, along with
several Republicans members of the Senate, had invited
representatives of a number of powerful Jewish organizations
to attend a private meeting on Capitol Hill in order to
discuss the senators' concerns about growing criticism of
Israel on American college campuses.
The meeting was attended by senators Santorum,
Robert Bennett (Utah), Sam Brownback (Kansas) and Norm Coleman
(Minnesota). Senate Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist
(Tennessee), as senators Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and
George Voinovich (Ohio) sent staff representatives.
Jewish organizations represented at the private
meeting were the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B'nai B'rith,
the Zionist Organization of America, the American Jewish
Committee and Hillel. Louis Goldstein, Deputy Assistant
Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for
Civil Rights, represented the U.S. President George Bush
The report said that during the private Senate
session - of which there are no transcripts available to the
taxpayers who paid for the project - an ADL representative
reportedly claimed to the gathering that the ADL's "annual
audit" of anti-Semitic activity in America had detected an
increase by 24% of anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses in
the year 2002. That 24% increase -- even by the ADL's own
admission --constituted only 21 actions.
However, the ADL definition of "anti-Semitism" is
so broad that it largely includes even the mildest criticism
of Israel that doesn't happened to be framed in the particular
parameters that the ADL determines to be acceptable.
The word about the Santorum-Brownback initiative
is spreading among leaders of the educational community.
However, spokesmen for universities and educational
organizations are being shy about commenting, recognizing that
they, too, could be accused of encouraging "anti-Semitism" if
they dare to speak out against the control mechanism that
Santorum, Brownback and their allies want to introduce.
Sen. Santorum is emerging as one of Israel's
leading Senate spokesmen. He is one of the chief cosponsors of
the ‘Syrian Accountability Act’ that accuses Syria of
supporting ‘terrorism’ and developing weapons of mass
destruction and demands that Syria withdraw from Lebanon.
Those clamoring for war against Syria are using these
allegations as the foundation for launching a war against the
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