I have read of the scholarships that have been endowed
by the Dangoor family, and whilst I appreciate that they
are distributed in an equitable manner, would ask that certain
considerations be applied.
Mr. Dangoor has been quoted as saying:
"Nowadays we only hear of the Palestinian problem and
the various attempts to solve it at Israel's expense."
which is a perceptive and true comment.
However, a British professor has refused a request to write
an article for an academic journal funded by Israeli universities.
Professor Richard Seaford, from the University of Exeter
in England, refused to write the article, saying he was
taking part in an academic boycott of Israel, ''in the face
of the brutal and illegal expansionism and the slow-motion
ethnic cleansing being practiced by your government ''
Mr. Dangoor, having been a refugee from an Arab country,
having lost far more than any ''Palestinian'' refugee, and
yet having received British hospitality and the opportunity
to rebuild his life, is an example of authentic Judaism,
as exemplified by his being a significant donor through
the 1994 Group to the University of Exeter, where this anti-Semite
Seaford is a Professor.
I appreciate that not all criticism of Israel means anti-Semitism,
but this ignorant Professor is not aware of the true situation,
and as with many others in the British establishment, is
too lazy to bother establishing what the truth is, and that
is as a result of a latent anti-Semitism.
It is easier for them to criticise Israel than to learn
the true facts.
Whilst I am not suggesting that Mr. Dangoor make his donations
dependent on not criticising Israel, I would ask that an
effort be made to educate British acacademias to the true
facts of the Arab- Israeli/Jewish conflict, which Mr. Dangoor
has experienced first hand.
link to an article in Ha'aretz news paper following the
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