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.
Vassar’s SJP sort of apologizes for anti-Israel, Nazi cartoon
College president demands review of pro-Palestinian group’s status on campus; organization says incident was a mistake
BY AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN May 16, 2014 The Times of Israel
Nazi propaganda poster used by
Vassar’s chapter of Students for
Justice in Palestine.
Vassar College was the battleground this week for Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and pro-Israel advocates in a war waged through social media — and media stunts.
The small liberal arts college 75 miles (120 km) outside New York city has fewer than 2,500 students, but according to its website, hosts some 1,500 clubs and activities. Among them are a Hillel house recently gone rogue as an Open Hillel chapter demanding an open discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle, the more militant Students for Justice in Palestine, and the Vassar Conservative-Libertarian Union (VCLU).
SJP’s Tumblr account recently published a Nazi propaganda poster by Norwegian artist Harald Damsleth captioned “Liberators” in which a many limbed monster decorated with the US flag, holding a money bag grasped by a long-nosed banker, and wearing a Star of David as a loin cloth, stomps on houses of the innocent.
Vassar President Catherine Hill released an email Wednesday stating that SJP’s status as a campus organization is called into question. Continue reading
The Stench of BDS: “Just Wait Until You Hear What UCLA Student Government Candidates Are Being Asked to Sign”
Sharona Schwartz May. 11, 2014 7:50am The Blaze
Candidates running to serve as officers in the undergraduate student government at UCLA are being asked to sign a pledge that they will not go on certain free or sponsored trip to Israel, a prerequisite that one pro-Israel group is calling “bigoted” and “absurd.” According to the UCLA newspaper the Daily Bruin, the majority of candidates have signed the pledge.
The Joint Statement on Undergraduate Students Association Council Ethics to which the candidates have signed was drafted by the pro-Palestinian groups Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the Armenian Students’ Association, the Bruin reported on Tuesday.
The Muslim Students Association has also expressed support for the initiative.
The Students’ Association Ethics statement would require council members to refrain from going on trips paid for or partially-sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Anti-Defamation League and Hasbara Fellowships, all groups with a pro-Israel stance, the Bruin reported. Continue reading
From the MSU Facebook page:
MSU-UCI Presents: Anti-Zionist Week 2014
The Muslim Student Union presents a week long series of events during Week 5 (April 28th-May 1st) that are aimed at raising awareness and creating discourse, around the issue of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, for the campus and community.
The events will highlight the history, significance, modern impacts, and much more information surrounding the injustices of the conflict through informative discussions, creative expressions, and interactive displays.
Topics include the following:
Monday: Borders and Racism
Wednesday: Sexual Violence
Thursday: Environmental Degradation
More details will be posted shortly. See you there! Do share and spread the word, and bring your friends.
In Syria, entire cities have been reduced to rubble, women and children have been murdered with chemical weapons and millions displaced in refugee camps. In Saudi Arabia, Jews are forbidden and conversion to Christianity can carry a death sentence. In Egypt, Christians are persecuted and ancient churches have been reduced to rubble. Where is the outcry over the degradation of women and so called “honor killings” in many countries? Just look at the human rights records of most Middle Eastern countries. Many of these countries are ancestral homelands of the people involved in this obnoxious and hypocritical BDS farce.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An African-American teenager who authorities say was the target of racial hazing on a California university campus last fall filed a claim for $5 million in damages against the school on Monday, his attorney said.
Officials with San Jose State University failed to protect the teen from racist pranks and remarks by white students with whom he shared a dormitory suite, according to the claim filed internally through the university system by attorney Carl E. Douglas.
“When there can be this level of bullying at San Jose State University, a bastion of progressive thought, that should be a bellwether for everyone nationwide,” Douglas told Reuters.
“I want there to be a conversation started by the filing of this claim… there are issues of racial intolerance, of bullying and of harassment running rampant in universities and colleges across this nation,” he said.