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WHAT DRIPS: Univer­sity of Jo­han­nes­burg a world-class bigot in its treat­ment of Jews

Finweek English Edition - - COLUMN - STEPHEN MUL­HOL­LAND

The Univer­sity of Jo­han­nes­burg has sev­ered ties with Is­rael’s Ben Gu­rion Univer­sity in

the study of wa­ter qual­ity, in which SA is in des­per­ate

need of as­sis­tance

IT SEEMS THAT the Univer­sity of Jo­han­nes­burg – named for that “World-Class African City” whose ac­coun­tants can’t count – is to pro­hibit the teach­ing to its stu­dents of the gen­eral the­ory of rel­a­tiv­ity be­cause it was for­mu­lated by one Al­bert Ein­stein, who was, as you know, a Jew. Ein­stein was in­vited to be­come the sec­ond pres­i­dent of Is­rael but was un­able to ac­cept, as he had set­tled in the United States as a cit­i­zen of that coun­try now de­scribed by those free-spir­ited democrats who have been run­ning the Arab world as the “Great Satan”.

You know, the Great Satan that twice res­cued Europe from Ger­man dom­i­na­tion and pro­vid­ing the bil­lions in aid through its Mar­shall Plan, which led to the Euro­pean Union and peace and pros­per­ity to this day for that con­ti­nent. It also saved what is to­day South Korea – a dy­namic eco­nomic gi­ant and vig­or­ous democ­racy – from the dead hand of Com­mu­nism, a failed ide­ol­ogy that sur­vives only in back­wa­ters such as Cuba, North Korea and, sadly, our own South Africa.

As is now well known, the world-class Univer­sity of Jo­han­nes­burg has sev­ered ties with Is­rael’s Ben Gu­rion Univer­sity in the study of wa­ter qual­ity, in which the Is­raelis are world lead­ers and in which SA is in des­per­ate need of as­sis­tance.

At the 47th an­nual con­ven­tion of the SA Zion­ist Fed­er­a­tion re­cently, the key­note speaker was Alan Der­showitz, of Har­vard Univer­sity, gen­er­ally re­garded as the most dis­tin­guished crim­i­nal trial at­tor­ney in the world. Der­showitz is a spir­ited de­fender of the state of Is­rael. He has a great deal of am­mu­ni­tion with which to make the case that Is­rael is a valu­able mem­ber of the free world.

Its drip ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tems, de­vel­oped ex­clu­sively in Is­rael, have rev­o­lu­tionised agri­cul­ture and are now used in more than 110 coun­tries and have helped to cre­ate self-sus­tain­ing agri­cul­tural com­mu­ni­ties in drought-stricken ar­eas, es­pe­cially in Africa.

Put that it your wa­ter pipe, you big­ots at UJ, and smoke it.

Of course, that’s not all. Those many whose cir­cu­la­tion isn’t what it might have been with­out life- sav­ing stents – de­vel­oped in Is­rael – that keep open their ar­ter­ies. Is­rael is a world leader in the science of the brain. The He­brew Univer­sity is to­day a multi-bil­lion rand cen­tre for brain sci­ences. Its level of re­search in the field of brain sci­ences is among the high­est in the world and a newly equipped cen­tre will en­able the univer­sity to be ranked among the top five in the world in that field.

When you send an SMS or use voice mail on your cell­phone you can thank Is­raeli tech­nol­ogy. In fact, when you even use your cell­phone you can thank Is­raeli tech­nol­ogy. Here are some Is­raeli facts upon which the Univer­sity of Jo­han­nes­burg might re­flect as it cuts ties with an in­sti­tu­tion so su­pe­rior to it­self that it’s laugh­able:

stephenm@finweek.co.za

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