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Philip Weiss writes:
Weird. Here’s a statement by Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers saying the AFT opposes the academic boycott of Israel. OK. Some people don’t like this kind of thing. But the AFT includes the gratuitous and erroneous statement that Hamas’s “unilateral breach of the ceasefire” has “exacerbated the conflict.” Gosh. Just go to the neocon thinktank WINEP; even they say that Israel broke the ceasefire with a raid last November.
Why doesn’t the AFT come out for the destruction of the Gaza schools as a proportionate response to rocket fire while it’s at it? And by the way does this make my Jewdar go crazy, and wonder whether Randi Weingarten is Jewish and was raised Zionist, unlike me? Yes.
The statement includes this phone number: 202.879.4458. If you are a teacher, I’m sure the AFT would like to hear your words of gentle correction.