Sunday, March 27, 2011
Johannesburg Cuts Ties with Anti Zionist University
The University of Johannesburg has formally cut its ties with Ben Gurion University, suspending an ongoing water purification program. It followed a petition signed by 400 South African academics calling for the University to end the 25-year-old relationship. "Israeli universities are an intimate part of the Israeli regime, by active choice," Nobel Prize Archbishop Tutu wrote. "While Palestinians are not able to access universities and schools, Israeli universities produce the research, technology, arguments and leaders for maintaining the occupation." He is only saying what Ben Gurion academics have been saying all the time. Only that the Israelis knew that it was false and had adopted that position only to show the world that they were in side of the "good" and against those "evil" Zionists.
It didnt help them.
We are hearing voices from BGU that they didnt really want to co-operate with Johanessburg, that the place is not what it was but has decayed to sheer chaos, and anyway, the South Africans are losing Israeli water technology while we are losing nothing.