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“I was sitting in that exact spot, at the exact time, on the exact same day …

“I was sitting in that exact spot, at the exact time, on the exact same day …

with my family but two weeks earlier” than the suicide bombing in Israel.

So said an Israeli-American young woman in the video below.

There were many great speakers on March 25, 2014, in opposition to the University of Michigan anti-Israel divestment resolution, but hers stood out to me. The resolution ultimately was defeated 25-9.

Bobby Dishell also gave a good speech, which was typical of the approach by those opposing the resolution, taking a reasonable approach taking into account process and the campus good:

These kids made me proud. There is hope.

And if you think it was easy for them, this is the type of mob behavior they faced (the video is from the first vote the week before):

Related: Professors school anti-Israel divestment forum, and get results


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DINORightMarie | March 28, 2014 at 8:47 am

It breaks my heart that this is happening. It brings me to tears.

Thank you for the videos. These young students do indeed bring hope.

That such anti-semitic hate is being encouraged in academia in this country…….it disgusts me. Lord, forgive us for allowing this evil, this cancer, to take root and grow in the USA.

Ironically, if the west decided to stop giving aid to the Palestinians within a couple of years there would be no more conflict.

When people have to work to eat they have a lot less desire to act out revenge fantasies.

On the other hand while the west continues to give them enough money to live off of without producing anything all they have is time…

    Voyager in reply to 18-1. | March 28, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I expect the locals would pick up the slack.

    As near as I can tell, the main driver of the conflict seems to be about the local despots needing someone to blame for why their countries sucks.

The divide in this country between the reasonable and unreasonable factions Is growing at an astounding rate.

I fear that sheer numbers will overwhelm the decent, reasonable faction, but then I take solace in knowing that truth will ultimately prevail.

    raven in reply to Paul. | March 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Yes. A systemic and socially sanctioned madness is winning. We are reaching a point of terminal velocity of this madness, in which it simply cannot slow or stop. There have been periods of history in which massive delusions and hysterias have swept society from the ground up but the difference in our time is that the most educated and entitled and “responsible” classes — media, academic, cultural, political — are generating and sustaining the madness, are deeply invested in its process and imagined outcome.

America has unleashed a poison into this country by allowing a people, whose religious, political and social mores are inimical to our Judeo-Christian, to settle here and inflict their poisons on the body politic.

It will not end well for America. Or its Jews. The Jews will survive. They always have. And always will. They are God’s own people. America will not be as fortunate.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to mackykam. | March 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    We’ve also allowed our educational establishments to spread the alien infection by taking money from them and allowing their institutions to flourish and undermine our values and laws.

    pst314 in reply to mackykam. | March 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Are you referring to Mslims or about leftists? I nominate both.

The student certainly put in more context than profs Aronoff and Lieberman.
They started from basically 1948 without the Interntional legal aspects from the end of the First World War and the social aspects which should have mentioned a Jewish presence in the land through the centuries.
In the 19th century, for example, the Jews were a majority in Jerusalem.
The realpolitik of the British and French foreign offices and what they wrought along with the Arab “immigrants” from Syria and Egypt to the new agricultural areas that the first and second groups Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe set up.
Pity that the 1929 massacre of Jews in Hebron, where they’d been living for centuries, was not mentioned along with the other incidents.
Of course it’s not politically correct to point out Islamic religious incitement to violence against Jews.
Facts just cloud the issue.