Sunday, February 23, 2014

Campus Israel Hate Week Events Kicking Off

Hat tip Legal Insurrection and Pro Israel Bay Bloggers

The crazy season is starting again.

Professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection has an important piece on the well-organized Israel Apartheid Weeks kicking off around the nation. He also highlights how the incoming president of the American Studies Association, Lisa Duggan, is promoting an event, but wants public dissemination restricted less opposing voices want to weigh in.

I note that two professors/propagandists from UCLA and UC Santa Barbara are traveling across country to speak (Robin Kelley and Lisa Hajjar respectively). It's a wonder these people have time to teach their classes.(Or maybe they don't.)

Of course, one of the standard speakers at these events on California campuses is Oakland imam Amir Abdel Malik Ali. I am re-posting a video appearing on Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers from March 2011 showing Ali at a speech at UC Davis. At this appearance, about 35 pro-Israel community members showed up and participated in the q and a. The result was that Ali was unable to deal with knowledgeable questions about Jews who were driven out of Arab lands in 1948, treatment of apostates from Islam, his support for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran, and treatment of non-Muslims in Muslim majority lands. In the end, Ali resorts to pulling out the race card in desperation. It was not his finest hour.

The above is a textbook case of how the pro-Israel faction needs to respond to these anti-Israel events on campus. And that means not listening to those timid Jewish voices who advise you not to come to campus and get involved as we have seen at UC Irvine.

Of course, UC Irvine's hate week will take place in May to coincide with Israel's birthday.

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