BDS is the mother of all hate breeders on campuses, and Cornell is no exception.
Our post and video, Cornell Pro-Israel students taunted: “F**k You Zionist scums” has started to gather attention, with articles in The Blaze, The College Fix, and elsewhere.
The video has over 10,000 views as of this writing:
Please share the video, people need to see the reality of what pro-Israel students have to deal with on campuses.
The open hate in the eyes and mouths of these anti-Israel activists reminds me of points I made back in June, during my interview with Larry Elder about the Boycott Divest and Sanctions movement.
I had forgotten about it until it saw this Tweet this morning:
— Papa Giorgio (@papagiorgio200) November 23, 2014
The interview is timely not only for the discussion of the anti-Semitic nature of the boycott movement, which holds Israeli Jews to standards and sanctions not applied to anyone else in the world, and certainly not to their Muslim Arab neighbors.
About midway through the interview, the issue of student government divestment resolutions at UCLA came up. I noted that such resolutions had failed twice, but “I’m sure this coming fall there’ll be third and fourth and fifth” attempts.
We recently warned that on the third attempt the UCLA resolution was likely to succeed because the pro-Israel community had failed to properly contest student elections for the council, resulting in more pro-BDS students in a decision making position.
And so it came to pass, with an 8-2-2 vote by the student council to divest from certain companies doing business in Israel.
It will make no difference as to the university’s investments, as the university reiterated that it would not abide by the resolution.
But it does make a difference in the real world of campus. It’s one more encouragement for the anti-Israel climate of hate that pervades some campuses, of which faculty members supporting the boycott are an integral part.
I cataloged some of these instances in Expecting anti-Israel violence on campuses this fall.
It’s no coincidence that Ithaca non-student anti-Israel activists feel comfortable coming onto the Cornell campus and getting in the face of pro-Israel students, trying to provoke physical confrontations. Or that the very next day two of the leaders were welcomed to run a presentation about activism at the Cornell Africana Center.
Its’ also why anti-Israel activists feel free shouting down and disrupting pro-Israel speakers:
Is it any wonder that in this atmosphere the Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine picketed a classroom because the course involved travel to Israel, forcing the professor to walk a gauntlet of noisy protesters. Or that a Vassar crowd then jeered a Jewish student who stood up as a public assembly to defend Israel. Or that Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine tweeted out and posted a Nazi cartoon?
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