Stanford University has distanced itself from controversial remarks made by a faculty member regarding the prospects for Iranians to be admitted to the school.
Dr. Jefferey Ullman, a professor emeritus in Stanford’s Computer Science department, wrote in November 2010 to an Iranian student seeking admission, “even if I were in a position to help, I will not help Iranian students until Iran recognizes and respects Israel as the land of the Jewish people.” The professor went on to write, “If Iranians want the benefits of Stanford and other institutions in the US, they have to respect the values we hold in the US…”
The e-mail continued, “If Iranians want the benefits of Stanford and other institutions in the U.S., they have to respect the values we hold in the U.S., including freedom of religion and respect for human rights.”
Ali Gharib got to this a long time ago.
Ullman refers to the West Bank by the name used by Israeli settlers and other far-rightists: Judea and Samaria. Unsurprisingly, Ullman’s Unsurprisingly, Ullman’s FAQ page on Iran and Israel reads like a Hasbara manual, from Israel’s ‘generous offer’ of 2000 right down to Naqba denial — “The notion that Arabs were pushed out of the land of Israel is nonsense.”