Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jewish Groups at UCLA Come to Defense of SJP

Hat tip Jew Hatred on Campus

A number of Jewish student groups at UCLA have come to the defense of Students for Justice in Palestine over posters that appeared on campus in the past few days-posters that implied a connection between SJP and Hamas. Their statement condemning the posters appeared in this week's Daily Bruin.

From my own experience, I would say that Hillel chapters are generally unwilling to stand up to the bullies of SJP and the various Muslim Student Associations. J Street U (an arm of J Street) pretends to be pro-Israel, but they are not.

So once again, here we have Jewish students, in many cases, guided by the adults in Hillel and the Jewish Federation, trying to extend a hand to the pro-Palestinian supporters. It will get them nowhere. The other side does not want friendship and understanding. They are ideologically driven, while many Jewish students have no ideological bent. It is hardly a fair fight.

The Jewish statement says that SJP has sponsored speakers who have made anti-semitic statements (which is true). From that, one can fairly assume that SJP is anti-semitic. At the same time, if SJP supports Hamas (which I think  they do), then the posters are appropriate.

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