And that is, I think, putting it very charitably:
Rashid Khalidi and Judith Butler:: "Whether one is for or against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a means to change the current situation in Palestine-Israel, it is important to recognize that boycotts are internationally affirmed and constitutionally protected forms of political expression....
We are now witnessing accelerating efforts to curtail speech, to exercise censorship, and to carry out retaliatory action against individuals on the basis of their... support for BDS... impos[ing] a political litmus test on speakers and artists when they are invited to speak or show their work.... [Only by] rejecting blacklisting, intimidation, and discrimination... can these institutions live up to their purpose as centers of learning and culture...
Shorter Judith Butler: our blacklisting of Israeli academics without private means (i.e., who rely on institutional funding to attend and travel to conferences) is good; your blacklisting of us for blacklisting Israeli academics is bad.
Perhaps she wants to take the line that letting Israeli academics attend if they have private means purges her of sin?
Just as in the Jim Crow South African-Americans could vote if they paid the poll tax and could read and interpret the state constitution to the registrar's satisfaction or if they had grandparents who had voted before 1865?
It smells. It smells badly. A rhetoric professor really should know better, or think more clearly, or something.