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No mention of extra credit for counter protesting the event.

Via Campus Reform

The former dean of the Vanderbilt Law School, Professor Edward Rubin, threatened to shut down a pro-Israel demonstration as he is an American and not part of the “international Jewish conspiracy,” according to an email obtained by Campus Reform.

In the email, sent to Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), a pro-Israel Christian organization, Rubin attacked Republicans and Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, who he accused of opposing everything Rubin believes in when it comes to human rights, environmental issues, and social justice.

“As a strongly Jewish-identified American, and the son-in-law of an Auschwitz survivor, I want to let you know that I have become an opponent of Israel,” Rubin wrote in the email provided to Campus Reform.

“I have always regarded Israel as important, but I am not a member of an international Jewish conspiracy; I am an American,” Rubin also said. “Israel is trying to destroy my country, I no longer care about its welfare. I am a law professor, and I will contact the Mayor’s Office on Monday to see if there is any way that your demonstration can be prevented.”

Rubin specializes in administrative law, constitutional law, and legal theory.

Cardoza-Moore said she received the email on Feb., 15 after announcing the rally in a private email to PJTN supporters. The 2015 International Christian Prayer and Action Event for Israel was held on Feb., 23 in Nashville. The event was held during the National Religious Broadcasters’ (NRB) annual International Christian Media Convention.[…]

Vanderbilt Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Susan Wente distanced the university from Rubin’s remarks in an email to Campus Reform. Wente said his comments were not an endorsed Vanderbilt “statement or position.”

“However, we do respect Mr. Rubin’s right under the First Amendment to convey his views,” Wente told Campus Reform, adding that the private university is “firmly committed to an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment.”[…]

“Here you [have parents] spending $50,000 – $60,000 on their [children’s] education, and you have a constitutional law scholar who isn’t willing to allow another individual to have their right to disagree with him.”

Vanderbilt’s College Republicans chapter told Campus Reform that its members were “disheartened” by Rubin’s comments and extended their “full support to Laurie Cardoza-Moore and Proclaiming Justice to the Nations.”

“I think it’s horrible that a person could express such statements. I’m Jewish, and I’ve always thought that support for Israel is a cornerstone of our foreign policy and involvement in the Middle East,” John Ridley, a Vanderbilt junior told Campus Reform. “For someone to come out against the Jewish people and Israel, for me personally, I find that deeply offensive.”

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