LA Times Op-Ed: The Israel boycott that backfired

The Israel boycott that backfired

THOMAS DOHERTY –LA Times Op Ed

November 5, 2014

For about a year, the American Studies Assn. has been offering a very public object lesson in how to destroy a scholarly organization. Ostensibly devoted to the study of all things American, the 5,000-member academic cohort has ventured outside its natural borders and into the crossfire of Israeli-Palestinian politics by voting to bestow pariah status on Israel. The decision to morph from a scholarly association into a political action committee has proved disastrous for the group and the discipline it purports to represent, undermining its credibility, alienating many of its practitioners and betraying what should be a bedrock commitment to the American values that used to define the field.

Here’s the back story. Continue reading

Hundreds Turn Out for Another Successful Solidarity Rally in Los Angeles For Israel.

 

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Solidarity Rally in Support of Israel Will Be Held in Los Angeles Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

A solidarity rally in support of Israel will be held this coming Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The rally will take place in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles, at the intersection of Wilshire and Veteran, right off the 405 freeway. Come and show your support for the people of the State of Israel as they endure continuing rocket fire from Hamas controlled Gaza.

Temple University Jewish Student Allegedly Punched In Face And Called “Kike” In Anti-Semitic Attack

Temple Univ. Jewish Student Punched In Face And Called ‘Kike’ In Anti-Semitic Attack

“Before this I just thought Students for Justice in Palestine was crazy but I didn’t know it would lead to violence.”

Truth Revolt  Daniel Mael  8/20/14

A Jewish student on the campus of Temple University was assaulted on Wednesday afternoon and called “kike” and “baby killer” by members of the anti-Semitic student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Daniel Vessal, a Camera on Campus fellow and a member of the Jewish fraternity AEPi, was punched in the face by a violent member of the anti-Israel organization SJP at “Templefest” which is organized for students on campus to gain new information about campus clubs a week before the start of classes. Vessal is a managing information systems major at the Fox School of Business at the university.

“I’m walking down Polett Walk, one of the main walkways through Temple University and I see the SJP table,” Vessal told TruthRevolt from a local area hospital. “I go up to them and I really just wanted to see what angle they were coming from. I went up to the table and started talking to them. I said, ‘listen, you shouldn’t be protesting Israel- if anything protest the terrorists.’” Continue reading

BDS Movement Calls for Blockade of Israeli Container Vessel Offloading Today in the Port of Long Beach

This information that was received this morning August 13. The hypocritical Boycott Divestment and Sanction (BDS) Movement has been on our college and university campuses for years, calling for divestment from Israel.  Now this anti-Israel, anti-Jewish virus has spread through out the world.  Not a single word about the hundreds of thousands already killed in Syria or the brutal massacres of Christians by ISIS or the daily  rape and  killings through out the Middle East and Africa.  This community has been silent for far to long.  Where is the outrage? Make your voices heard!

 

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Several Hundred Israel Supporters Counter-Protest Pro-Hamas Rally In Westwood

Several hundred Members of the Pro Israel Community turned out to counter protest a pro-Hamas rally on August 10th near the Federal Building on Wilshire Blvd.   The short notice counter protest was organized by concerned community members who wished to openly and publicly show their concern about the continued attacks against Israel and to support her right to self-defense.  The pro-Israel supporters outnumbered the pro-Hamas supporters who allegedly called for shutting down and occupying the street from the Federal Building to the Israeli Consulate.  

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Anti-Israel Rally Sunday April 10 In Los Angeles Threatens to Close Down Wilshire Blvd

Courtesy of Fousesquawk

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