Seattle professor Nada Elia hates on Israel (USA as well)
Updated 08/27/2013: Nada Elia holds a professorship at Seattle’s Antioch University or as she refers to it on her Facebook page “Whitey U” where she describes her duties as “working for the man”. The racist histrionics are peculiar coming from a self-described human rights activist who claims to deplore racism.
Expressing her disappointment when George Zimmerman was acquitted she wrote on her Facebook page on August 21st that “Racism is part of the formative fabric, the very DNA of this settler-colonial country whose foundations are anchored in genocide and slavery“. When a “friend” responded in agreement that the “USA is a shining example of hypocrisy and self-delusion” Professor Elia added “in direct competition with “Jewish democracy” . The Professor seems to be noting similarities between the “racist” United States and Israel but forgot to use the word Zionist in place of Jewish, oops! [She has since deleted this comment from her Facebook page, but luckily we grabbed a screenshot].
The Antioch Professor of Gender and Global studies is not a big fan of our men and women in uniform. Commenting on an article by Steven Saliata in Salon that disparages those who support the US military, she asserts that the primary motivator for serving in the military is poverty or naivete. Either way she tells our soldiers “I find no excuses for such naivete. If you’re going to join something look into it, if you do and still join, I cannot support you”.
To our men and women in uniform the Antioch professor writes “If you’re going to join something look into it, if you do and still join, I cannot support you”.”
Professor Elia, a founding member the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel is a regular on the hate Israel circuit where she has described Hillel, a campus based Jewish cultural organization, as a nefarious underground agent of the Israeli government. In fact she describes anything and everything that emanates from Israel whether it be art, academics or technology as deceitful attempts to legitimize a racist, “genocidal” entity. If true, Israel practices a peculiar type of genocide, where the targeted population grows in leaps and bounds and all measures of health and standard of living dramatically improves.
“You’re talking about Palestine without Jews, you want all of Israel to be Palestine, where should we go?” To which the professor replied “I don’t care! You stole our land! The Jews should not be there”
While often citing academic freedom when criticized for her extreme positions, this has not prevented Ms. Elia from trying to obstruct speakers who try to present a differing view of the Arab-Israeli conflict. In May of 2013 Professor Elia promoted a petition to ban pro-Israel groups from speaking at Antioch University’s Israel Diversity Week. When the petition failed, Elia heckled and disrupted a talk by Hen Mazzig, a speaker associated with the pro-Israel organization, StandWithUs. Shocked by Elia’s expressed desire for an ethnically cleansed (of Jews) Palestine, Mazzig asked her “you’re talking about Palestine without Jews, you want all of Israel to be Palestine, where should we go?” To which the professor replied without hesitation “I don’t care! You stole our land! The Jews should not be there”.
In professor Elia’s worldview anything good, decent and civil about Israel is a trick, an attempt to distract from the “crimes against humanity” inflicted by the “Jewish democracy”. Her favored Israeli deception is the clever ploy she calls “Pinkwashing” whereby an entire nation pretends to treat sexual minorities decently just to make Arabs look bad for oppressing their gay and lesbian minority. Tricky Jews.
- Nada Elia, pro-Gay and anti-Israel? (Frontpage Magazine)
- Nada Elia speaks about StandWithUs (YouTube)