higher education debate

.*. CHOSEN MAJOR CORE: education

.*. CHOSEN MINOR CORE: theatre.

  • EDUCATION CORE: 
  •           student teaching, higher education curriculum
  • ELECTIVE 1:
  •           debate team
  • ELECTIVE 2:
  •           film club
  • ELECTIVE 3:
  •           chior
  • ELECTIVE 4:
  •          theatre club

.*. SCHEDULE:

  • MONDAY:
  •           student teaching, debate team
  • TUESDAY:
  •           higher education curriculum
  • WEDNESDAY: 
  •           film club, choir
  • THURSDAY:
  •           theatre club
  • FRIDAY: 
  •           open to anything ( in less performances happen on this day )

When you start arguing that any opposition to the occupation in Palestine is antisemitic you purposefully narrow the discourse. It’s not a debate tactic rooted in logic. You don’t attempt to explain to me why, ethically or logically speaking, I am wrong for my claim. Instead, you label me antisemitic so you don’t even have to consider my claim. Even though I am Jewish.

Worse yet, this mindset is used in institutions of higher education and among debates in government institutions to effectively silence Palestinians and their allies. Moreover, by crying wolf on antisemitism, you weaken any real criticism of antisemitism that actually happens in this debate. You break this conversation completely in so many ways. It stifles the freedom of expression around Israel-Palestine issue, broadens the gap between the pro-Israel and pro-Palestine sides, and it prevents productive opposition and analysis of real antisemitism in the discourse. Just stop already.