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Profs Use Anti-Semitic Lingo On Secret Listserv

It seems that some members of the Modern Language Association used rather questionable language during a clandestine online confab about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) effort against Israel. The Washington Free Beacon reports:

The charges of anti-Semitism were underscored by a controversial Facebook posting by one of the professors involved in the debate questioning the deaths of 6 million Jewish people in the Holocaust.

Professor Elizabeth Ordonez, a retired Spanish professor from Metropolitan State University in Denver, accused “Zionist attack dogs” of pressuring the resolution’s supporters.
“As on the broader political scene, moves to seek justice and opportunity for Palestinians (or to remove obstacles to achieving those goals) are countered by Zionist attack dogs,” Ordonez wrote in a March 22 post on the listserv. “When the Zionist lobby railroads its way through Congress, universities, and civil society no request is made for equal time for the other side.”

The professor who raised an issue with the six million Holocaust deaths figure, Alessio Lerro of Temple University, continued his mocking by saying that “the counting of Jews is a bit controversial,” and that “without the death toll of The USSR, we would all speak German now.”

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