Oren Gross, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, has announced his resignation from the university’s Center for Jewish Studies (CJS), charging the institution refuses to believe the stale Zionist propaganda that Israel is “defending” itself as it continues to genocide the Palestinian people and steal their land:
On Tuesday, Professor Oren Gross — the Irving Younger Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School — announced on Facebook that after many years with the center, he will not “remain affiliated with CJS, which has turned into an echo chamber of silence and in which those, such as myself, who are unapologetic Zionists feel increasingly isolated.”
“Most of you stayed silent when Israel was attacked (again!),” Gross wrote, “And most of you stayed silent even when antisemitism and physical violence against Jews in the United States increased, this time not by individuals wearing red MAGA hats but rather the colors of the Palestinian flag.”
“It is thus, with a heavy heart, that I inform you all of the decision to resign my affiliated with CJS effective immediately,” Gross said, posting a version of an email he had sent to the multidisciplinary institution earlier Tuesday.
Speaking to The Algemeiner on Thursday, Professor Gross argued that centers and programs for Jewish studies like the CJS have an obligation to raise awareness of antisemitism — which, he charged, does not happen often enough….
“It’s astounding that scholars will focus their scholarship on historical antisemitism, on genocide studies, on other aspects of Jewish life [but] select to become completely silent when antisemitism rears its ugly heads all around them.”
Gross also told The Algemeiner he is “not surprised” the world is experiencing a resurgence of anti-Jewish hate.
“I am disappointed in what I call the lack of intellectual courage, precisely in the place where intellectual courage is what you would expect,” he said….
After a heated campus-wide debate in March, students at the university voted in favor of adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism during a referendum submitted by Minnesota Hillel and Students Supporting Israel (SSI). The measure passed with the support of more than 1,700 students, or 58% of the votes.
On Thursday, Gross called on Jewish faculty to support Jewish students during what many have described as a difficult and frightening time.
“I expect [that] Jewish faculty will stand with their Jewish students. That’s part of our commitment and our obligation. That’s part of, to me, the job description … standing with Jewish students who feel intimidated both emotionally and unfortunately, physically on campus,” he told The Algemeiner. “If we remain silent in this, we remain silent at our peril.”
He also asked that college administrators take a leading role in addressing antisemitism on college campuses.
“College administrators need to call a spade a spade and stop kind of toying around and pushing around and using kind of generic language. Antisemitism is the main problem. If you look at the FBI statistics of religion-based hate crimes, anti-Jewish crimes are by far the largest group,” he said, adding that the same was true on campuses specifically.
“So, enough with the pussyfooting. Call it antisemitism, what it is. The first step to an answer is to recognize a problem and call it by its proper name,” he said.
The fact of the matter is that no one is buying this Jewish propaganda campaign to include criticizing Israel’s ongoing genocide of the Palestinians as “antisemitism” — regardless of the cursory adoption of the self-serving IHRA definition of “antisemitism” after intense pressure (bullying) from Jewish special interest groups.
This professor’s resignation is just another example of the Polish proverb, “The Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you.”
Whenever the Israelis slaughter more Palestinians while exercising its “right to defend itself,” Jews worldwide experience an uptick of “antisemtism” — simple cause and effect — which they claim is “unfair.”
Ideally, Jews want to be able to support the slaughter of Palestinians and not have people get angry at them — and even love them anyway — yes, they are that narcissistic and morally tone deaf.
And with typical chutzpah, instead of changing the cause of antisemitism — Israel’s ongoing genocide in Palestine — Jews want to silence anyone who dares to object to their behavior — preferably throw them in jail on trumped up “terrorism” charges.
If the Israelis are merely “defending” themselves, how is it that Israel keeps expanding its territory while Palestine is literally disappearing right before our eyes?
From the Jewish perspective, when they “appropriate” Palestinian land and kill its occupants, they are merely protecting Jews from the Palestinians who are trying to “wipe Israel off the map” — the ultimate act of “gaslighting” — a Jewish specialty: