Pacificjourney stated "Calm down and read the article properly. No one has been sacked from their jobs "
"The education secretary, Estelle Morris, today criticised an academic whose sacking of two Israeli professors from a journal has aroused a furious argument in universities in the UK and abroad. "
when a pro-palestinain, liberal newspaper that is critical of the israeli goverment reports that the education secretary critised the SACKING of two israeli professors I think its safe to say that they have been sacked!
on a general note, these two academics arent even anti-palestinian
"Professor Baker, an expert in translation studies, decided after signing it to sack the two professors, who are said to be liberals and not supporters of Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. " (from the same ariticle)
this story is a big deal, its an even bigger deal when a newspaper that is no friend of israel and who some exterme right wing israelis feel is anti-semetic
( im not israeli and nor do i think the guradian is anti-semetic) reports that academics are being sacked from postions purely because they are israeli.
What really shows just how stupid and racist professor baker is the fact that one academic is a holocaust survivour and the other was formally the head of Amnesty International in Israel!
Krusnhy if this was the other way round im sure sas, adg, you and the rest would be screaming from the rooftops, the fact is that when a moderate like ryan who isnt that supportive of israel and is fairly pro-palestinain starts a thread it shows that this isnt just an excuse to bash the palestinains. If a palestinian was sacked, sas and others would find a way to twist the story around into saying that israel is a facist, nazi state and that all jews are racist.
Its not surprising that they havent posted yet.
It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit