The following is the description of an English course at Berkeley that was reported by the Wall Street Journal (Robert Kimball The Intifada Curriculum 5/9/02)

The brutal Israeli military occupation of Palestine, [ongoing] since 1948, has systematically displaced, killed, and maimed millions of Palestinian people. And yet, from under the brutal weight of the occupation, Palestinians have produced their own culture and poetry of resistance. This class will examine the history of the [resistance] and the way that it is narrated by Palestinians in order to produce an understanding of the Intifada. . . . This class takes as its starting point the right of Palestinians to fight for their own self-determination. Conservative thinkers are encouraged to seek other sections.

Aside from the fact that the English department instead of teaching classes in English that encourage intellectual discourse are indoctrinating students with PLO propaganda, the statement that "Conservative thinkers are encouraged to seek other sections" shows that diversity at Berkeley does not extend to those who do not share left wing radical Berkeley dogmas.  Afterall those who do not believe PLO propaganda might interfere with the professor's indoctrination efforts.

Preventing Netanyahu from Speaking at Berkeley
Dr. Steve Plaut's email-newsletter

30 Nov 2000

    Having spent considerable time in Berkeley, California, I was amused by yesterday's intifada there.  The Berkeley fascist Left prevented Netanyahu from speaking there and used hooligan tactics, threatening those who tried to come hear Netanyahu speak.  This is the same Berkeley Left that blocked the bridges, highways and tunnels to show its solidarity with Saddam Hussein and support Saddam's victory over the US.  Who cheered at rallies when it was announced Scuds had hit Israel.  It is the same movement for "free speech" that has made it a criminal act to express oral opposition to having an AIDS clinic put on your street in Berkeley.  It is the same Left that has instructed the Berkeley police force to make public drug use not only legal but virtually mandatory.   The same Berkeley leftists who trashed the local Marxist "Pacifica" radio station when it fired some local "activists" from the station for insubordination.   The same Left that has filled the streets of Berkeley with drug-saturated psychotics who eat from garbage cans and talk to invisible friends.  The same Left that for years has endorsed Palestinian terrorism and the elimination of Israel.

   Berkeley, much of whose Jewish community is wackier than the Saddam Left.   Where I was told by the preschool child care people at the Reform synagogue that they refused to buy the KOSHER crackers for snacks because they cost a little more (at the same time that the campus child care group in the basement of a church had no problem with the request).


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