‘MASS’ PROTEST OF NONE AGAINST JIMMY CARTER

OR …. The Jimmy Carter Protests That Weren’t

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Yesterday I posted THIS about Peace Awards issued to the wrong people …..
Also yesterday the planned protest against Jimmy Carter receiving a well deserved Award  was a mass failure!
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As the award ceremony commenced, not a single protester could be found. The event, which had supposedly caused uproar in the Jewish world, proved to be nothing more than angry online rhetoric from Cardozo’s pool of hawkish pro-Israel alumni.
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None of the hawkish Yeshiva supporter apparently believed that it was worthwhile to actually show up. The plans to protest fell apart just before Carter arrived for the ceremony. Michael Osborne, a pro-Israel advocate and sophomore at Yeshiva’s Sy Syms School of Business, tried organizing a rally against the ceremony. “Unfortunately, the event was in the middle of the day, and students couldn’t leave class to protest,” he said. Osborne claims to have been in contact with Cardozo alumni who “simply didn’t come through in the end.”
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After Uproar, No One Shows To Protest Jimmy Carter At Yeshiva University

by Aryeh Younger
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All the hype about the decision by students at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law to honor Jimmy Carter ended with a whimper today, not a bang. Carter received the International Advocate for Peace, bestowed by a student-run journal, without any of the hoopla one might expect from the controversy generated by the announcement that he would receive the honor. As the award ceremony commenced, not a single protester could be found. The event, which had supposedly caused uproar in the Jewish world, proved to be nothing more than angry online rhetoric from Cardozo’s pool of hawkish pro-Israel alumni.

As I waited outside of the Cardozo building, several reporters, mostly from Jewish newspapers, commiserated. Cardozo alumni had declared their willingness to stop Carter from entering the building. “Mr. Carter ain’t going to get anywhere,” one of the alumni blustered, according to the Forward. But bluster was all it was: Carter entered and left the building without incident. “Anti-Carter protestors are a no-show at Cardozo award scene. Not even one,” tweeted Haaretz‘s Chemi Shalev from the scene. “Other than a few pro-Carterites and one foul- mouthed anti-Semite, all quiet as students file into Cardozo hall for Carter ceremony.”

Carter’s honor received growing media attention this past week, even rising to stories in two major national newspapers today. The New York Times reported that tensions ran high “because Cardozo is a part of Yeshiva University, an Orthodox Jewish institution where support for the state of Israel runs high. And among supporters of Israel, there are few figures more controversial than Mr. Carter, who has repeatedly criticized Israeli policy toward Palestinians and described their circumstances as apartheid.”

None of the hawkish Yeshiva supporter apparently believed that it was worthwhile to actually show up. The plans to protest fell apart just before Carter arrived for the ceremony. Michael Osborne, a pro-Israel advocate and sophomore at Yeshiva’s Sy Syms School of Business, tried organizing a rally against the ceremony. “Unfortunately, the event was in the middle of the day, and students couldn’t leave class to protest,” he said. Osborne claims to have been in contact with Cardozo alumni who “simply didn’t come through in the end.”

Ben Winter, a senior at Yeshiva College, claims that YU’s students are ultimately unwilling to physically volunteer themselves for pro-Israel causes. “While many students at YU feel strongly about their Zionism, few have the courage to publicly express their opinions,” he said.

One wonders how the media will react to the next pro-Israel uproar at Yeshiva University. Judging from the disappointment that myself and the others journalists felt at the anti-climax, I highly doubt it will.

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3 Comments

  1. carroll price said,

    April 11, 2013 at 23:29

    Jimmy Carter made a rather poor president of the US simply because he lacked low morals and killer instincts of a Mafia don.

  2. Kim Smith said,

    April 12, 2013 at 00:08

    Only one president, since the founding fathers, has shown true courage and HONESTY to shine a light on an immoral aberration. He should have gone further in his book and described what is really known in the intelligence community about the savagery of the Fascist Theocracy. The murder of Palestinian children for organ harvesting is a proven fact. Human trafficking = proven fact. USS Liberty false flag attack = proven fact. Jerusalem deliberately torpedoed the South Korean 1,200-tonne corvette Cheonan in March 2010 = proven fact. Jonathan Pollard sold top secret, first strike intelligence to the former USSR to damage U.S. national security. The majority of thinking, intelligent Americans believe the attacks of September 11, 2001 were another fascist israeli false flag to incite genocide on the innocent people of Iraq and Afghanistan. The use of chemical weapons against innocent Palestinian civilians = proven fact. Every imaginable war crime by Jerusalem = PROVEN FACT. RAPE as a weapon of war = proven fact. Infanticide = proven fact. Rabbinical pedophilia = proven fact. State sponsor of international terrorism = proven fact
    THAT FASCIST THEOCRACY IS A “FRIEND” OF NO ONE, THEY ARE CRIMINAL PREDATORS AND PARASITES.
    Support the boycott, divest, sanction movement aka: BDS and put them out of their Satanic business. The fascist theocracy of Apartheid israel IS NOT a “jewish state” it is a terrorist state that is begging to be annihilated, and I am willing to help in that cause.

  3. Blake said,

    April 12, 2013 at 15:35

    Jimmy Carter a man with a conscience


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