“Fight and win the battle for truth” about Israel
Via Times of Israel:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out Tuesday against what he described as a rising trend of anti-Semitism around the world, calling for an international effort to combat the phenomenon.
Addressing delegates in Jerusalem for the Foreign Ministry’s fourth annual anti-Semitism conference, Netanyahu launched a scathing critique of Israel critics whom, he asserted, were promoting an anti-Semitic agenda.
“What was unfashionable is now becoming fashionable again,” the prime minster said in the video address.
“What is fashionable today is to say: ‘Well, I don’t hate Jews – I just don’t think they should have a state’ or, effectively, that their state is an illegitimate one that doesn’t have a right to exist,” said Netanyahu, asserting that to deny the Jewish people’s right to a state was anti-Semitic.
It’s a battle being fought on our college campuses. The BDS movement’s overt anti-Semitism is barely below the surface, as it embraces kook theories put forward by people like Columbia Univ. Prof. Joseph Massad.
Meanwhile, the BDS movement’s goals are supported by academics like U.Mass-Boston Professor and Associate Provost Rajini Srikanth and CalPoly Professor Mary Yu Danico, the past and current Presidents of the Association for Asian American Studies, which singled out Israel but not repressive Arab states for an academic boycott.
Supposedly educated people who know nothing about the history and international law parrot talking points about Israel’s “illegal” occupation, while gay rights groups openly side with Islamists against the one state in the Middle East in which gays are not persecuted.
The world has gone insane when it comes to Israel, and truth was the first casualty.
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Insisting on reality is good.
It CAN be difficult, since reality is rather…harsh…sometimes. Delusions are SOOOoooo much more comfortable.
Still, if you stick with it, it becomes a very nice habit, and pays very high dividends.
A great source of information (and taking action) on college-based anti-Semitism is the AMCHA Initiative – http://amchainitiative.org
A worthwhile organization to join and support!
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
“While the truth is getting its pants on, we shall give them wedgies in the university classrooms … we shall give them wedgies in the blogs and on talk radio … we shall never surrender.”
I truly like this man . Think he is a World class figure . Guess that makes me a bigot ,racist and all other tags we citizens of the right are told to wear !
Anti-Semitism would be fine, if it were based on real atrocities on the order of the slanders that HAMAS regularly dreams up. Nobody is bothered, for example, by anti-Nazism, for good reason.
And there’s the rub. The simple truth is that Muslims, like all the rest of us, need a just reason to hate, and kill, our neighbors. HAMAS has sworn in writing to engage in an advertising campaign to convince Muslims they have an individual, religious duty to kill every Jew on the face of the earth. Because the Israelis haven’t provided just cause for such hatred, HAMAS has resorted to fiction.
You can call it Anti-Semitism, but the real problem is the lying.
For the past four or five years I’ve wondered if the tide has shifted against Israel so strongly that a reversal may not be possible. At best, perhaps some heavy capitulation to Palestinians is the only action that might move the pendulum backwards at all. Even this administration publicly calls for some unrealistic land forfeiture. And academia is so emotionally anti-Israel (read anti-Semite into if you wish), they will never come back.
Follow the money. You are looking at the influence of Muslim money in American society. Certainly, you are seeing it in our universities where lots of the whores, er, professors will do the bidding of those who provide the funding. In many cases, especially in universities with lots of anti-Semitism, the money is provided by Muslims funding chairs or programs and by MSA students who spread anti-Israel propaganda relentlessly and who are seldom if ever called on their aggressive anti-Israel actions. In fact, they use free speech to cover themselves and deny Israel’s supporters the same.
May those who have eyes to see and ears to hear…
May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s Will be done in earth as it is in heaven, AMEN