Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jewish Voice for Peace Petitions University of California President to Table Campus Climate Report

I recently reported that the University of California Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion had issued a report on the problem of anti-Semitism within the UC campus system. While I felt the report did not go far enough, it was an important first step.

Predictably, Jewish Voice for Peace, a leftist organization that is aligned with the Palestinians and dedicated to the destruction of Israel, has taken exception to the report. They have created a petition to UC President Mark Yudof asking him to disregard the report.

In response, Stand With Us (SWU), a pro-Jewish, pro-Israel advocacy group, has created a petition to Yudof asking him to accept the report and implement its recommendations. I have had dealings with SWU, and I consider them one of the few national Jewish organizations that is willing to step up to the plate and fight for Jewish students who have to tolerate insults and harassment on campus if they support Israel. Thus, I have signed their petition, and I ask my readers to do the same.

Mark Yudof created the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion in response to several incidents that have happened on UC campuses over the past few years. Many of those incidents were directed against Jews. Since its creation, whenever he gets complaints about anti-Semitism, Yudof has used it as a shining example of what he is doing to confront the problem. I have been one of the skeptics.

If Mr Yudof caves in and tables this report, then this council, which he himself created, will have no credibility. Nor will he.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you see the civil case decision came down on Rachel Corrie case.

Since her parents have spoken at UC Irvine, I thought you might find it interesting.

The court found there is no foundation to the plaintiffs' claim that the bulldozer struck the decedent intentionally.

It doesn't matter though. The anti-Israel folks have already made up their mind on this incident and will use it for their propaganda.

They will bring her name up and not know any details of the case like the IDF were not demolishing houses the day she died and that will never mention that a grenade was thrown at a IDF member not too long before the incident that lead to her death. It is sad she died in this accident but she (or really the ISM) put her in a very dangerous situation that lead to her death.

Facts of case that few will actually look at: