Posted on April 25, 2012 by TDB
Note: This rotting wall of deception and hypocrisy has been dragged around from campus to campus over the past several years by Muslim Student Associations and their sponsors. Noticeably absent is any criticism or protest of the mass killings in Syria and the numerous human rights violations occurring in countries where some of the student MSA members and many of their parents have emigrated. The UC Irvine Muslim Student Union erects this disgraceful display each year, as the center-piece to what many have dubbed “hate week”.
Muslim Students at CA University Protest Israel on Yom HaShoa
April 18, 2012
Muslim students at California State University, Long Beach have chosen the week of Yom HaShoa to hold their annual protest against Israel, dubbed “Palestinian Awareness Week.”
The events, taking place from April 16-19, are sponsored by the Muslim Students Association (MSA), and coincides today with Yom HaShoa; the somber day in which the six million Jews that perished in the Holocaust are remembered. Continue reading
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Posted on May 2, 2011 by TDB
While the Middle East and North Africa continue to roil in blood shed with governments in Libya and Syria gunning down civilians on a daily basis, the Muslim Student Union, fresh from its “suspension”, presents this years edition of hypocrisy and hatred:
Anti-Semitism: The Zionist Facade
Yisroel Dovid Weiss, a United States Haredi rabbi, is an activist and spokesman for a branch of Neturei Karta, an anti-Zionist grouping of Haredi Jews. Based in Monsey, New York, he believes that observant Jews should peacefully oppose the existence of the Israeli state: “It would be forbidden for us to have a State, even if it would be in a land that is desolate and uninhabited.” May 9, 2011 12:00 PM, Flagpoles. 8:00 PM Biological Sciences 3.
Palestine: An Invisible Nation
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Posted on March 11, 2011 by TDB
Note: On December 28, 2010 The Orange County Independent Force on Anti-Semitism issued an Open Letter Concerning the Olive Tree Initiative at UC Irvine to leaders of the Orange County Jewish Community. In the letter we urged the Jewish Federation, The Rose Project and and Hillel to adopt the The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties Funding Guidelines. As of this date, that letter has gone unanswered. (OCITF)
What’s the Matter with Boycotting Israel?
Nichole Hungerford on Mar 11th, 2011 Front Page Magazine
“How ironic — no, scratch that; how incredibly shortsighted — that just as Egypt starts to open up, an American Jewish community would start to clamp down.” This, Rob Eshman penned February 16th in a piece for the Jewish Journal in which he argued against the removal of Jewish communal funds from organizations engaged in BDS (boycott, divestment, sanction) strategies against Israel. To do so, as Eshman intimates, would be to close the Jewish community; to stifle the freedom of thought and expression from within its ranks. Although it is a well-meaning call for openness, it is, nonetheless, a deeply misguided assessment of the danger posed by the BDS movement. To understand the true nature of the movement, is to understand why it cannot be countenanced by the Jewish community in any form — at least not a Jewish community interested in the preservation of Israel. Continue reading
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Posted on March 10, 2011 by TDB
By Robert Sibley, Ottawa Citizen March 10, 2011
Two federal parliamentarians, John Baird and Joe Volpe, set aside their partisan difference Wednesday to denounce the promotion of “Israeli Apartheid Week” as morally, intellectually and historically incoherent.
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Posted on March 8, 2011 by TDB
Click here for BDS Sewer System Map
NGO Monitor’s report on IAW 2011 demonstrates the anti-peace and anti-human rights dimensions of this campaign. The non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that sponsor and speak at IAW events reject “two-state” approaches to the conflict and oppose the very existence of Israel.
To help students and faculty, NGO Monitor developed and is distributing the “BDS Sewer System” to partner organizations and campus activists throughout the world (see the Jerusalem Post story below). Promoting BDS is a central goal of IAW, and the BDS Sewer System provides detailed information on the sources of delegitimization campaigns against Israel.
* Read NGO Monitor’s report on IAW, including useful fact sheets on NGOs and activities.
* Learn about the legal fallacies inherent in the apartheid analogy.
* Visit www.ngo-monitor.org/bds to view the BDS Sewer System.
* To order print copies of the BDS Sewer System, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Israel Apartheid Week, and efforts to combat it, begin
By JORDANA HORN
Exclusive: NGO Monitor announces efforts to combat Apartheid Week with “BDS Sewer System” to detail sources of delegitimization campaigns.
NEW YORK – Israeli Apartheid Week, an effort by groups and activists supporting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel to discredit it and label it an “apartheid state,” kicked off Monday in many cities and college campuses worldwide. Continue reading
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Posted on March 4, 2011 by TDB
Click here for a list of participating universities including University of California Campus groups. Note: U C Irvine is not on this list as of this date.
Israel Peace Week sweeps US campuses
North American campaign seeks to counter Israel Apartheid Week, present truth about Jewish state
Responding to hate campaign: Pro-Israel students across the United States and Canada have launched a campaign to communicate messages about the Jewish state’s peace efforts, while countering a notorious anti-Israeli initiative, Israel Apartheid Week.
Known as Israel Peace Week, the new campaign is being hosted at nearly 50 North America universities.
The initiative also focuses on existential threats to Israel, and the values and accomplishments of the democratic Jewish state in an otherwise despotic Middle East. The innovative campaign counters an anti-Israel initiative known as Israel Apartheid Week that has been held across university campuses and urban communities since 2005.
Israel Peace Week was conceived of by a group of 5 student leaders Continue reading
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Posted on March 4, 2010 by TDB
“In past years some students have opted not to go to class during IAW, and threats and dangers encountered by Jewish students have included swarming, confinement, racial slurs, and physical assault, according to the Canadian Federation of Jewish Students.”
By Cindy Chan
Epoch Times Staff
OTTAWA—The controversial Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), which began Monday, has been marked by condemnations from Canadian officials denouncing the comparison between Middle East ethnic tensions and South Africa’s former policy of racial segregation. Continue reading
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