ZIONISTS PULL OUT THEIR ‘VICTIM CARD’ FOR ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK

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Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events held across the globe. The aim is to educate people about the nature of Israeli apartheid against the Palestinian people and to build the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement locally and globally.
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The zionists have used the week to pull out their ‘victim card’ again, making it the same old, same old…..*

Jewish students should take Israeli Apartheid Week with a pinch of salt*

As the eighth annual Israeli Apartheid Week is gearing up at colleges around the world, anti-Semitism on campuses is, once again, a hot topic. Every Jewish campus organization throws their lot in with Israeli Apartheid Week, using it to highlight what they see as the victimhood of Jewish students. They are, however, missing the point.

That Israeli Apartheid week is hateful, ignorant and just plain stupid is beyond doubt. It’s a gross exaggeration of the flaws of Israel with no regard paid to the good, and it alienates many students, polarizing campuses and, sometimes, causing confrontation. But isn’t that what college is all about?

College is the birthplace of exaggerated emotions and extreme ideologies. Thankfully, it is also normally their graveyard. It’s the place where people go to learn that ideas exist, and it normally takes them nearly all of their time there to realize that most of those ideas are only any good if, like beer and whisky, they are taken in moderation. If not, then you just get drunk on them and do stupid things. Since getting drunk on beer and whisky and doing stupid things is pretty much the hallmark of most people’s college experiences (especially in the progressive, predominantly liberal-arts schools where Israeli Apartheid Week takes place) then why do we get so upset when they do the same thing with their ideas as they do with their Bud Light?*

The above garbage is taken from HaAretz (of all places). One would expect it to come from the Jerusalem Post or Arutz Sheva, but HaAretz seems to have joined the anti Palestinian ‘bandwagon’ as of late. The entire article can be read HERE.

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TONIGHT ~~ TONIGHT 

*If you are in the New York area, it’s not too late to hear the truth about Israeli Apartheid and Apartheid Week….

*This year’s official poster by Carlos Latuff

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Apartheid in Israel/Palestine: Legality and Morality with Omar Barghouti and Noura Erakat

Event Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 – 19:00

NYU Students for Justice in Palestine presents:
Apartheid in Israel/Palestine: Legality and Morality
with Omar Barghouti and Noura Erakat

When: Monday, February 27th – 7PM
Where: NYU Kimmel Center Room 914, 60 Washington Square South
Accessibility: Event is free and open to the public with photo ID. Wheelchair accessible.

Apartheid, in its simplest understanding, is characterized by institutionalized and systematic racial segregation. The Jewish-only colonies and roadways of the West Bank, the concrete walls engulfing the West Bank and Gaza, and the walls separating Arab ghettos from their Jewish neighbors in mixed Israeli cities, are just some of the disturbing realities of apartheid in Israel and Palestine today. People of conscience across the globe are declaring that it is high time for an end to Israel’s US-backed oppression of the Palestinian people. Join us for a discussion with Omar Barghouti and Noura Erakat examining the issue of Israeli apartheid in light of both international law and morality.

Noura Erakat is a Palestinian attorney and activist. She is currently an adjunct professor of international human rights law in the Middle East at Georgetown University and the Legal Advocacy Coordinator for the Badil Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights.

Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian commentator and human rights activist. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

8 Comments

  1. February 27, 2012 at 18:18

    normally, i agree with most things that are posted on this blog. however, i disagree very much with a cultural and academic boycott of israel/israeli academics as there are many academics (including a number i know personally) who fight within their departments and fields for the end of the occupation, discrimination and a relationship with the palestinians on a human-to-human level.
    boycotting economic goods, i can understand; boycotts that undermine dialogue and isolate people who are on your side, i cannot.

  2. mikael said,

    February 27, 2012 at 21:04

    I completly agree with their actions, and the utter pathetic atemt to make us feel some sort of Pity at the eternal fu.. victim.

    I am for a total boicott of Israel, like South-Africa in its haydays.
    And stil the drivel about the Usual “inocent” Israelis. Withst the “inocents” dont give a shitt about Palestinians/Arabs.
    Nowhere do they say/write anything about the horrible situation inside Palestina.
    Not ONES have I read for decades anything from the “freinds of Israel” conserns about the Palestinians.

    Its not about Israelis, its about the Palestinians, hasbaratjnik.

    Their selfimposed Paranoia and rubbed in with vitimacy, is simply a selfdilution. They dont see how pathetic they are, the hole world see it.

    Wake up.

    peace

  3. February 27, 2012 at 22:19

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  5. Anna said,

    February 28, 2012 at 03:30

    in reply to gloriousforest: “boycotting economic goods, i can understand; boycotts that undermine dialogue and isolate people who are on your side, i cannot.”

    If you support boycotting Israeli economic goods, then presumably you are at very least in support of giving Palestinians within Israel the same rights as Jews. In that case you presumably support Palestinian human rights, which all Israeli academic institutions are complicit in oppressing at very least through their silence. Academic discourse comes second to human rights. Academic pursuits by Israeli institutes should not be supported until all Palestinians, those within Universities and those who are not, have equal rights in their homeland.

  6. February 28, 2012 at 05:58

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  7. franklin wladyslaw said,

    February 28, 2012 at 10:55

    My mother, a Polish AK Home Army resistance fighter, joined the resistance at age 17 after the Nazis gave the order in May, 1942 to round up what was left of the Jewish community in Poznan, 1500 people. She married my father to hide her identity. The last year of the war was spent by my parents in a slave labor camp in the rail yards of Hamburg where I was born hours after liberation.
    My mother raised me to love Israel. This is no longer the Israel my mother raised me to love, the Israel I supported for almost my entire life. Operation Cast Lead and the raid on the aid flotilla killing many innocents was and is a defining moment. Israel now is led by mad dogs drunk on too much mad dog. I cry looking at the photos of Israeli young imprisoned for refusal to serve in the IDF, but I realize that in the young lies hope for change. I recently talked to a youth who returned from Israel after six years there. He idolized me after learning that I was part of the House of Love and Prayer Hasidic group under the late Rabbi Schlomo Carlebach in San Francisco in the early 70s. I asked why did he come back to the U.S. He said that Israel is on the path of self-destruction and he wanted no part of it. It is time for Jews everywhere to realize that not only they are human and everyone else animals. It is time to join humanity; otherwise, you are no different than the Nazis my mother fought and killed, leaving me an inheritance in Israel that I now must reject. Please give it to a Palestinian.

  8. February 29, 2012 at 00:07

    PVS = Permanent Victim Syndrome.

    There is no known cure


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