Boston U’s Students for Israel Pretends the Campus Anti-Semites Don’t Exist


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Boston University Students for Israel appreciates all the support from the outside community, and hope that in the future we can work closely with your organization, but request that in the future- we, or Rabbi Polak be consulted, as together we would like to represent the pro-Israel debate on our campus.

Again I would like to thank you for your support,
Rachelle Rubin
Boston University Students for Israel, President

Dear Rachelle,

Thank you for your letter which explains why Jewish students and supporters of Israel on the Boston University campus are not supporting the Freedom Center’s efforts to tell the truth about the Middle East on your campus.

I fail to see, however, what the presence of Jews and anarchists in a group (Students for Justice in Palestine) whose goal is the destruction of the Jewish state and whose allies include genocidal Muslim parties who want to exterminate the Jews, has to do with anything, let alone the preservation of a state of understanding. Are you saying that the presence of Jews in an organization that hates Israel and makes common cause with people who have sworn to kill Jews makes these goals ok? If not, why should a Jew or anyone concerned about human rights attempt to gag those who are standing up for them?  How can not fighting for what is right, let alone  for yourself, be a course you would advocate for Jews or anyone else?

Would you tell the African Americans on your campus to shut up in the face of racist attacks? Would you tell them they were worsening the situation by defending themselves? Are you concerned that the student body at BU is so morally deaf that they will interpret your right to defend yourself as a Jew proof of your guilt for whatever crimes the left says Jews have committed? Surely you cannot have so little faith in your fellow students, or regard for your people and yourself.

Students for Justice in Palestine is spreading genocidal lies about Israel and the Jews on campuses across the nation and you apparently are afraid to call them to account. You want to ignore them as though their lies supported by generous funds from student governments, and media coverage from the student press, not to mention the lectures and speeches of faculty anti-Semites, don’t have a life of their own.

Is the Freedom Center’s attempt to identify lies whose purpose is to delegitimize the Jewish state what you mean by stooping to the level of Students for Justice in Palestine? Are you equating telling lies with telling the truth? Your campus is already so far gone in the direction of legitimizing the genocidal campaign against the Jews that your student paper regards the truth as “offensive” and with that excuse has censored our ad, “Palestinian Wall of Lies.”

If Boston University is a place of “understanding and coexistence” please explain to me why a simple statement of the facts in the Middle East — which is what our advertisement contained — has been banned from your paper? And explain to me how you feel understood and welcome on a campus which permits hateful attacks on Jews and the Jewish state which it would never permit against any other ethnic state or group.

I find it amazing that you would argue that by telling truth and thus “provoking” the reaction of hate-groups like Students for Justice Palestine the Freedom Center would be discouraging Jewish students from attending BU. Is this not a classic case of blaming the victim (assuming your fears are justified)? If Jewish students are discouraged from attending Boston University it will not be because Jews stand up for their rights. It will be because of the anti-Semites and Jew-haters on your campus and because of your failure to confront them forcefully, courageously and, above all, truthfully.

I hope you will re-think your position and agree to put up a “Palestinian Wall of Lies” until the anti-Semites on your campus agree to take down the Israel Apartheid Wall and agree to coexist in peace.

Sincerely,

David Horowitz
President, David Horowitz Freedom Center.

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  • Chezwick_Mac

    Psychological dhimmitude.

  • Ariely

    Part 2
    What s the status in Muslim countries?
    *Iran- more than 200 gays have been executed
    *Iran- Teachers were hanged up because teaching Bahai religion.
    *Iran Women low- Virgin women to be executed is raped by a guard ahead execution.
    *All over the Muslim countries: Christians are being persecuted and are under run.
    *Building or repairing of non Muslim shrines is either forbidden or severely restricted
    *Limited woman rights
    * Acceptable honor killing of doters and wife's
    *People conversing from Islam to other religions may get by low death sentence
    * Political parties are either forbidden or limited.
    *Iran- By low only Shia Muslim cab be president, army chief, judge.
    The so called human rights organization or democratic supporters don't blame, vote resolutions or demonstrate against Muslim countries.
    What is the definition of this behavior? Hypocrite!

  • Ariely

    Part 1
    The Arabs/Iran are building a false Myth.
    They will not be confused with real facts!
    Unfortunately some innocent people (or not?) from the west are joining the false chorus.

    By the Israeli law and practice all citizens are:
    Equal by low—–Full political rights—-– Equals in universal human rights ––religious freedom––Citizens express freely––Women equality––Social rights equality–- study on same universities—- sharing the same medical treatment in hospitals- serves as judges and lawyers- play in the same sport clubs–share equally all public infrastructures– and more…..
    This is apartheid??
    Should Israel changed in line to Muslims countries?

    The ridiculous call to change the above lows of some of so called human rights organization or democratic supporters!

    • Chiggles

      No death penalty either. It is ironic that long ago, Israel was adored as a social-democratic nanny-state by the same kind of people who today yearn to see it wiped from the map.

  • tim heekin

    Ariely, I assume English is not your first language so if I may suggest in your future posts that the word you want is "law" and not "low" as appears several times in your post. ………..may I say I appreciate your sentiments and wish you God speed.

  • northwoods

    Israel has been taken over by crazed religious fanatics that more than match the ayatollahs. Former Chief Rabbi Yosef, leader of the Shaa Party claimed that non-Jews were created, like donkeys, to serve the Jews. The government was silent on his view of a Jewish "master race'. What sort of anti- is this? We have the popular book "Torat Hamelech" ,written by two Rabbis and supported by many more, which is a justification for Jews to kill non-Jews and even their babies pre-emptively since non-Jews are born "uncompassionate". Other "holy men" call for the annihilation of all Arabs, using Palestinian children as "human shields" etc, etc. How many Israelis believe and support these Rabbis. The Shaa's and the settlers do. How many others? It appears the
    "chosen people" mantra has morphed into something quite frightening. I hate religious fanaticism of all types. It now appears that the religious fanatics of Israel and the Arab world deserve each other. " A pox on both of your houses". I pity the Palestinians living under this level of racism.

    • bostonian

      Northwood you forgot also to cite protocols of elder ziononist. Name one arab that has different rights than israeli jew and name one !!!! arab country where jews and christians have same rights as muslim.And please read works of your teacher and Hitlers friend later mufty of Jerusalem

      • northwoods

        Nothing I said is untrue. Do you seriously believe that Palestinians in Israel have the same rights in Israel as Jews. Yesterday a group of settlers went into a Palestinian village and started cutting down the villages olive trees. When some villagers threw rocks at the settlers the settlers opened fire on the villagers. Then the IDF showed up and gunned down several more unarmed Palestinians. Nine Palestinians wounded. No arrests of the settlers. You must like the "price tag" attacks by the settler thugs on Palestinians. Sure the Palestinians have rights. The settlers are believers in Rabbi Yosef's Hitleresque view of a Jewish "master race". Israel's religious fanatics are doing more to deligitimize Israel than anyone else and the world is noticing.

        • ziontruth

          "Do you seriously believe that Palestinians in Israel have the same rights in Israel as Jews."

          Palestinians = Jews. So-called "Palestinians" are Arabs, settler-colonist invaders who shouldn't be in Palestine at all.

          "Yesterday a group of settlers…"

          The only settlers in Palestine are the Arab settlers. Jews cannot be settlers in Palestine, for they are the indigenous people of Palestine. Arabs are indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula and settler-colonists elsewhere.

          "The settlers are believers in Rabbi Yosef's Hitleresque view of a Jewish 'master race'."

          Jewish nationalists believe that the Jews are entitled to be the masters of Palestine, their indigenous territory, just as, for example, the Dutch are entitled to be the masters of the Netherlands, their indigenous territory. It's called national sovereignty, and it's an idea Marxists are doing everything in their power to eradicate, by any means, one of which is their alliance with Islamic imperialism.

          • northwoods

            There are differences in being a nationalist and believing that you are a master race and the rest of the world must serve. What sort of anti- is that?
            Anti the 98% of the world that isn't Jewish. You are a very sick person if you feel that Palestinians have no claim to parts of Israel. It appears you are also a belever in a Jewish " master race" . Israel is is no more 'Their indigenous territory than the US is. Are your plans to drive out all Palestinians and murder the ones who don't want to leave?

          • ziontruth

            "…and believing that you are a master race and the rest of the world must serve."

            Yes, there is a difference. Good thing I don't adhere to the strawman you've constructed.

            "You are a very sick person if you feel that Palestinians have no claim to parts of Israel."

            Again, the true Palestinians = the Jews. Falsely called "Palestinians" are not Palestinians at all, in fact are not even a nation in their own right. They are part of the Arab nation, which is in possession of over 20 states over a huge mass of land. As the world had, naturally, refused to back such an unjust aggression of the Arab nation against the one and only tiny state of the Jews, the Arabs reacted by concocting the fraudulent narrative of the non-Jewish "Palestinian nation." But a lie is still a lie no matter how many people believe it.

            "It appears you are also a belever in a Jewish 'master race' ."

            The Jews have the right to be the masters of their land, Palestine, just as the Greeks have the right to be the masters of their land, Hellas. This is not supremacism but simple, sane nationalism, the much-needed antidote to the national suicide known as multiculturalism.

            "Israel is is no more Their indigenous territory than the US is."

            The Land of Israel is the indigenous territory of the Jews, and of no other nation. To deny this is like denying Hellas to be the indigenous territory of the Greeks. It is illegitimate.

            "Are your plans to drive out all Palestinians…"

            The Arab settler-colonist invaders will be driven out, yes. I don't see why this shouldn't be so, especially since the Left thinks the same regarding the Jews, at least of Judea and Samaria. The Left says all the Jews must be driven out because they are invaders; I say the same regarding the Arabs because I believe they are the invaders.

          • mah29001

            It's funny that he's named "Northwoods" about the operation to get the USA at war with Cuba….but when Islamic radicals openly say they're going to kill us…they ignore the obvious….

          • MixMChess

            Ziontruth already saved me the pleasure of dispensing with most of your inflammatory rhetoric, however I will not that the Palestinians have absolutely NO claim to any part of Israel. Recall, Arabs already illegally possess over 85% of the Jewish National Homeland. It was also the Palestinians who instigated an illegal war to exterminate Israel (read genocide of the Jews) in 1948. The Palestinians have no factual or legal basis to claim Israel as their own.

            By the way, I love how you constantly refer to a master race when it is the Islamist Palestinians who have been very clear about slaughtering anyone who doesn't convert or become a slave to Islam. The are very clear about making the rest of the planet part of dar-al-Islam. Talk about a master race! Seriously, get a clue.

        • MixMChess

          "Nothing I said is untrue. Do you seriously believe that Palestinians in Israel have the same rights in Israel as Jews."

          Everything you said is a LIE. Palestinians in Israel have the same rights as Jews in Israel. Recall, Israel is a SECULAR DEMOCRACY that guarantees equal protection under the law for all of its citizens regardless of background. Arabs and Jews are viewed as equals under the law. In fact Israel has created special affirmative action programs special for Arabs to thwart any "private" discrimination.

        • MixMChess

          "When some villagers threw rocks at the settlers the settlers opened fire on the villagers. Then the IDF showed up and gunned down several more unarmed Palestinians. Nine Palestinians wounded. No arrests of the settlers. You must like the "price tag" attacks by the settler thugs on Palestinians. Sure the Palestinians have rights."

          This is just sheer nonsense. Lets look at the facts… from 2000-2010, 242 Israeli civilians were killed by Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while only 47 Palestinians were killed by Israeli civilians. MOST of the Palestinians were killed while attempting to INFILTRATE settlements for TERRORIST attacks or while ATTACKING Israelis.

          As I previously noted, the major settlement institutions harshly condemn any violence committed by Jews against the Palestinians. For instance, a leading W. Bank religious leader, Rabbi Menachem Froman stated that targeting Palestinians is "an act of hurting humanity." And opposed any efforts to stymie building relationships with the Palestinians. Additionally, the Yesha Council, which is the umbrella organization of municipal councils of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, condemned any violence against Palestinians.

          Conversely, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian Terrorist groups actively encourage violence and murder of Jewish Settlers.

        • Fred Dawes

          WHAT? northwood Read the Bible on jews and ask if God was right? and read what Christ said; read what the so called prophet of the muslim called his people, ask why do people really hate each other? by the way the Master Race is the human race, but people will always be fools.

        • mah29001

          So I take you'd be ignoring the obvious religious differences on what's going on currently in the Middle East? Between Sunni and Shiite on repressing one another? But no, you promote a Jew-hating conspiracy theory instead…

    • PAthena

      What is your evidence for these claims about Israelis?

      • northwoods

        Just "google" Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and Torat Hamelech and you should find all of Yosef's comments and about the book and its supporters. The religious fanatcs in Israel are doing more to delegitinize Israel than anyone else and the world is noticing.

        • ziontruth

          "The religious fanatcs in Israel are doing more to delegitinize Israel than anyone else and the world is noticing."

          The Israel-haters, members of the Marxist/Islamist Unholy Alliance, would seize upon any excuse to hate Israel no matter where it came from. They are like Sayyid Qutb, ideological progenitor of Al Qaeda, who sailed from Egypt to America with anti-Americanism already in his heart and thus, wherever he went, he found "reasons" to justify his animosity.

    • stern

      northwoods, this is your standard copy and paste diatribe, isn't it? I've seen it word for word before. As for your claims about Palestinian villages being "gunned down" just yesterday, you must read different media than the rest of us. Please provide a source – a credible source that is, not electronic intifada or some other anti-Semitic piece of garbage.

    • ajnn

      It turns out there really is a rabbi Yosef who is not at all a good person. The rest of your posting is factually inaccurate.

      1. Yosef has no support in or outside Israel. He has lost his position and is a pariah.

      2. "which is a justification for Jews to kill non-Jews and even their babies pre-emptively since non-Jews are born "uncompassionate" "

      Are you nuts ? This is wacky nonsense.

      3. "Other "holy men" call for the annihilation of all Arabs". Since, by definition, no truly holy man could call for the annihilation of anyone, your statement is a nonsequitor.

      More to the point, THERE ARE NO HOLY MEN (whomever you mean with that sobriquet) CALLING FOR THE ANNIHILATION OF ALL OF THE ARABS.

      Just not true.

      Where do you get this nonsense and why are you repeating it ?

      4. Ah, I see. Denunciations of Jews as 'chosen people'. You have been trolling in neo-nazi and arab websites. Not the best plac for accurate information on jews, judaism, and israel.

    • Spirit_Of_1683

      Hmm. It seems you've been skipping your meds again. Since when did an Israeli rabbi call for the murder of four million American citizens? Of course, you can't wait to see the next 9/11 carried out in the US, and like your pet Paleonazi savages, you would rejoice and hand out sweets to your future terrorists if the Empire State Building was reduced to rubble with 20,000 souls inside.

    • MixMChess

      Since this is just a copy and paste from Northwoods, I will copy and paste my previous responses…

      "Israel has been taken over by religious fanatics that more than match the ayatollahs."

      Nope, the vast majority of Israelis are moderate. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs found that less than 8% of Israelis identify themselves as Ultra-Orthodox and that the political and religious views of the that group were incredibly diverse. In the government, the (right-wing) religious parties are minorities in the Knesset. For example, Shas currently holds about 11 of the 120 seats.

    • MixMChess

      "We have former Chief Rabbi Yosef, leader of the Shaa Party, claiming that non-Jews were created, like donkeys to serve the Jews. The government was silent on his comments."

      Wrong, nearly all mainstream Jewish organizations (Anti defamation league and American Jewish committee) in and out of Israel criticized Rabbi Yosef's remarks. Additionally, the Israeli government (Netanyahu himself) has condemned Rabbi Yosef's remarks on several occassions.

      "We the popular book "Torat Hamelech", written by two Rabbis and supported by many more, which is a justification for Jews to kill non-Jews and even their babies pre-emptively since non-Jews were born "uncompassionate"."

      The book only has support among a the far right-wing such as the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in Yitzchar which published it. Most of Israel's rabbis have condemned the book – some even went so far as to say it should be banned and the authors thrown in jail.

      "Other Rabbis call for the annihilation of all Arabs, using Palestinian children as "human shields" etc, etc,."

      Actually, only one rabbi (again from Yitzchar) endorsed this idea. Most rabbis condemn violence against anyone especially Palestinians. In fact, violence against Palestinians has been harshly condemned by leading religious figures in the West Bank, including Rabbi Menachem Froman who said: "Targeting Palestinians and their property is a shocking thing, (…) It's an act of hurting humanity. (…) This builds a wall of fire between Jews and Arabs." Additionally, "the umbrella organization of municipal councils of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yesha Council and former Knesset member and settler Hanan Porat has also condemned violence against Palestinians."

      The fact remains that the Jewish religious fanatics are few and far between and are quickly condemned by mainstream Israelis and Jews. Whereas, religious extremism, xenophobia and racism is the norm for the Palestinians.

    • mah29001

      What hypocrites people like you really are…whine about Islamophobia but not mind outing religious extremists whom are not Muslim.

  • http://www.therepublicrevealed.com/ Victor Laslow

    And in the 30's the German Jews said this to will pass. http://www.therepublicrevealed.com/forums/index.p
    Victor

    • Fred Dawes

      In this age of fools we will see evil once more, and any who say this will pass will pay as the people of europe did, we our all next to see hell.

  • sflbib

    Is the idea of diversity so compelling to the academy that it must include anarchists on campus???!!!

    • Fred Dawes

      No it has alway been the plan to make all of america camus into a hot bed of total madness and it worked.

  • steven L

    I think Ms. Rubin is scared to stand for the Jews and Israel.
    There is probably no support system at BU for Jews.

  • bill garrett

    ITS NOT THE JEWS THAT BOMB US ON 9/11 MUSLIM—- IT WAS NOT GREEK BOMB US ON DEC.7 1941— YOU BABY BOOMER ISLAM-ISLAM GOT IT — BEFORE IT TO LATELOOK ALL THERE IS AROUND YOU WAKE UP OLD YANKEE

    • Fred Dawes

      That is the real problem we old people allowed way to many monkeys in OUR Yankee country.
      Understand one fact most people in this world come here to get away from the system of that country and don't want to live inside that country that person is from for many reason but want to make this country( usa ) into that country that person came from, its CALLED Multicuituralism which become hate for that person Adopted country The USA.

      All immigrates should go home for 6 weeks and live once more inside a monkey house, after that we bady boomers would allow back in only people who ask back inside this nation in a nice way and kill his or she first born in front of us, in fact we shouldn't allow any more people inside this great nation unless that person cut's off his balls.

  • John

    The 60's produced a couple of good things, chiefly music. Unfortunately we produced a generation of cowards unwilling to stand up to a real threat. It's obvious that the schools will teach and allow this hatred to exist, but where is our churches. Didn't we have any influence on our children to know the difference between good and evil. Are the majority of our college professors simple ticked off radicals themselves encouraging this? Is this Arab group you're afraid of offending fit into the "Moderate" catagory? I really doubt it. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but we need to produce a little intestinal fortitude and put it in our students who will one day either defend our nation and way of life or simple give it away because it's of no value to them. We're certainly not doing much with the American heritage we've been given.

    • Fred Dawes

      You are right in fact you can see the BS Of the low life 60's I hated that time for its BS Its pointless war and i was in the Army and understood the BS We had a government of fools and monkeys.

  • USMCSniper

    Abraham Foxman National Director, Anti-Defamation League: "About 100 years ago Mark Twain went on a trip through Europe, and wherever he went he found anti-Semitism. And he asked your question, you know, why is it so persistent? What is it that makes it… everywhere? Because he found that he would come to some people and they would be anti-Semitic because of religion. All right. Then he’d come to some place and he found someone who’s an atheist who’s an anti-Semite. Then he finds someone who's ignorant, okay so ignorance breeds that. And then he’d find somebody… like Voltaire was an anti-Semite. So, and then he’d find somebody who was rich and they would say, well you know the Jews are trying to be rich. Then he’d find somebody poor… we found that communists call Jews capitalists, capitalist call Jews communist. Whether it was communism, or it was fascism, or Nazism, used the Jew as a scapegoat. And Mark Twain came to a conclusion. I’m not sure it’s the proper conclusion, but I haven’t found a better one, and he says basically that anti-Semitism is a result of jealousy; that there’s a jealousy of Jewish success."

    • Fred Dawes

      That is Great, and its right ,Old Twain always Understood People and Jews are hates for being Jews And being Successful.

      We should all follow the Jewish ideals of becoming Successful.

  • Mark

    A yr.ago i left the military after 8yrs of service. I joined right out of High School despite the fact i had pretty good grades.At times i have been a bit self conscious about my spelling punctuation and composition.After reading that letter i feel a little less self conscious despite that i plan to complete university.This girl should not be a leader penguins let alone students

    • Supreme_Galooty

      Richard Mitchell, in his wonderful book "Less Than Words Can Say," noted that the written language is very different than the spoken language; that the written language is not just speech written down; and that the written language is a direct reflection of the mind that composes it. That you are a bit self conscious about your language skills is a very good thing, and I have every confidence that you will, through hard work and perserverence, achieve linguistic erudition. In the meantime, don't harm your efforts by comparing your skills to the sub-mediocrity of Rachelle Rubin, who should be thoroughly ashamed of herself – not for any lack of skill with the language, but rather for signing her name to a flawed document.

  • Shades

    Hey i'm shades

  • MacDaddy31

    I don't know. I think the Freedom Center might be better served if they provided a slight tone down. I would consider calling it "The Wall of Israeli Truths" or something to that affect, and modify the coloring and fonts to be not so heated looking. You need to always keep in mind the goal and that is to sway opinions. The main audience that this "advertisement" is and should be directed to are people who have never considered the matter, those sitting on the fence, and pro-Pal supporters with some degree of reasoned, rational thought remaining that they are willing to consider truths if presented to them in a non-inflammatory manner. Racists and die-hard core, pro-Pal, Islamist-leaning supporters are a lost cause. You want to pull in those that are pullable to the right side before they whole-heartedly embrace the other nonsense. I believe what you believe, but just think that the goal of what needs to be accomplished and the best way to get there needs to always be kept in mind. Statements or ways of presenting that serve more to make ourselves feel better about ourselves through self-righteous indignation need to be deflected (I am not saying that this "advertisement" goes that far, but maybe leans in that direction a little). I know offers were made to modify the advertisement, but the first impression the editor received may have made an impression that she would not shake (perhaps because her sentiments lie in the other direction). And btw, I whole-heartedly agree that Ms. Rubin's approach is not the right approach to reach the goal; it is the antithesis of it. And I further agree that in your face, full-throated attacks are needed at times; just not in this particular forum. But this is just a minor criticism from my perspective and I would like to THANK the FREEDOM CENTER FOR ALL THAT THEY DO!!!

    • ajnn

      you are making some good sense.

    • sflbib

      "…pro-Pal supporters with some degree of reasoned, rational thought remaining that they are willing to consider truths if presented to them in a non-inflammatory manner."

      You are applying Western cultural values to the East. In the West, we consider rage a sign of weakness; other cultures consider rage a sign of strength.

  • Fred Dawes

    The next Holocaust will be 6 billion and the reason why people are fools, the evil slaughter of jews and the attack on Christianity from all sides and the murder of muslims by muslims is just the start of this coming war, May God help you all.

  • kosherkitty

    Thank you for everything you do in general, David, and for this in particular. It was amazing to read both letters. In Rachelle's, I felt fully my fear of "rocking the boat" and getting people mad at me, a pushy Jew, a woman who does the unpopular thing. From yours, I took in the strength, courage, and moral clarity to stand up to my fear and to those who would intimidate me from standing for emes and klal yisrael. May God grant us all the wisdom and courage to stand up for what is right, and to plant seeds and be role models for those who need it.

  • Marie-Luise

    It is awful how some Jews bow to those who want to drive them into the sea.

    This is another bad example:
    http://islamineurope.blogspot.com/2011/03/muslims

    • ziontruth

      Yeah, I read that on Gates of Vienna. Most depressing. Clueless Jewish idiocy, of the kind that made 78% of American Jews vote for Hussein Obama, on display.

      It's one thing for Jews to say they don't want to stand with European right-wingers, but to stand against them is highly irrational. Jews may not be sure the European nationalists are their friends, but it's high time they realized the absolute certainty that the Muslims and the Leftists are their enemies–sworn, mortal enemies.

      • Supreme_Galooty

        I would like to take exception to a small part of your comment – and I may be completely wrong in my assumption. When you refer to European right-wingers on the one hand and European nationalists on the other, are you falling for the old leftist canard that Hitler was a RIGHT-winger because of his nationalistic bent? If so, I wish to point out that he was a fascist, socialist dictator (all three of which are decidedly leftist,) and was originally dubbed a "right-winger" by Stalin because he wasn't leftwing ENOUGH to suit the Soviet mass murderer. I submit that the attribute of "nationalism" is neither left nor right.

        • ziontruth

          The issue of classifying Nazism is one that convinces me that the Left/Right divide in politics isn't always useful. It explains a lot, but not everything.

          You'll find in Nazism some tenets of the Left if you wish, and some tenets of the Right if you wish. For my part, I eschew the Left/Right divide when trying to figure out Nazism, just as I don't categorize Islam as "Left" or "Right." Instead, I use a tripartite categorization scheme that revolves round the issue of national sovereignty and foreign relations: Multiculturalism/(Sane) Nationalism/Imperialism.

          Multiculturalism: The land doesn't belong to its indigenous nation.

          Nationalism: The land belongs to its indigenous nation, and no other land belongs to that nation.

          Imperialism: The land belong to its indigenous nation, and other lands also belong to that nation.

          Nazism and Islam both fall under Imperialism. Marxism, being anti-nationalist, falls under Multiculturalism. Example of proper, sane Nationalism would be Zionism and many of the European anti-multicultural movements. That being the case, I think such movements shouldn't be condemned even if you can't bring yourself to express support for them. It would be hypocritical.

          • Supreme_Galooty

            I agree with your analysis of Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Imperialism. I can also understand your eschewing Left/Right categorizing since many people – especially leftist "intellectuals" are very fuzzy on the subject and cannot define "right-wing" except to say that anyone who disagrees with them is right wing.

            For myself, I prefer the simple classification system devised – I believe, although I am not sure – by Leonard Read of the Foundation for Economic Education. The extreme left is totalitarianism. The extreme right is anarchy. On a scale of 0 to 100 I subjectively rank Stalin a 5, Hitler 8, Obama 10, Hillary 12, George W Bush 30, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and Limbaugh 65 or so, and myself 65 to 70 depending. If you believe in Social Security, Welfare, Unemployment compensation, Food Stamps, etc., you are under 50. Again, that is my own subjective declaration.

  • Carl Sesar

    I feel sorry for the Jewish kids at BU. Where are the Jewish faculty at BU in all this?

  • David W

    Not only is the attitude of the college student pathetic, but I cannot believe that a college student wrote that letter. Perhaps English is not her first language. If it is, then it is no wonder she cannot bring herself to defend Jews on campus, her mind can't even handle proper English, let alone complex thoughts.

  • Supreme_Galooty

    It is apparent to the Supreme Galooty as he gallops by that this Rachelle Rubin is another one of those enigmatic imponderables – a liberal Jew. One can only surmise that the condition of being liberal – like the Kookwalli worm that wriggles into the cranium through the ears while the victim sleeps, and eats that portion of the brain that is responsible for good sense and logical thought – supersedes the condition of being Jewish by diminishing virtue to but a pale flickering shadow.

  • Jim

    any one who uses Google should have no trouble spelling.No matter what the extremists amongst the Palestinians say, the students should be up enough on recent history to separate lies from the truth. If not perhaps BU must have lowered it's standards.
    Non Palestinians who join in with the Palestinians in the" propaganda of non-sense" are either nuts or Jews who are spying on the Palestinians.
    I say call out the JDL and the EDL.
    To the Palestinians I say "Sit down shut up,stick to your studies,get good at business and earn lots of maney. Living well is the best revenge"

  • ThomPaine

    I'm a graduate of Boston University and read your account with both sadness and anger.
    Who are these Jews that deny radical Islam among them? Are they cowards, useful idiots, or both? Whatever their disposition, they should be ashamed for turning their smart-ass academic backs on their heritage, their people and their country.

  • Glennd1

    What a crock of nonsense this article is. It neglects to mention that it is an acknowledged truth by Israeli Jewish historians that the Israelis ethnically cleansed their territory of 630,000 Arabs in '48 and '49. This has been conclusively determined by Israeli govt documents that were unclassified in the '90s which prove this beyond a doubt. If you don't believe me, look up Palestinan Exodus on wikipedia or read Benny Morri's (a Jewish, Israeli historian) book. Morris claimed that it was justified – but the pretense that Arabs just ran away based on radio messages from Arab countries has been completely debunked. As for the rest of it, that's pretty much all blah blah blah, after you consider the initial crime.

    I'm anti-zionist, not anti-semitic, fyi, and a libertarian not a leftie, so before you all pile on, just remember that what I said above is proven fact. And you are siding with folks who committed a horrendous crime against humanty.

    • MichaelLumish

      Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism because it denies to Jews, and only to Jews, what it accepts for everyone else, self-determination and self-defense.

      You also happen to be entirely wrong about the "ethnic cleansing" of the Arabs of the mandate. They launched a genocidal war against the Jewish people directly after the Holocaust and got beat.

      Wars have consequences.

      • trickyblain

        Zionism is a political movement.

        Judaism is a religion and a people with all sorts of political beliefs.

        90-something percent of blacks vote Democrat. Does this make one "anti-black" for voting against Democrats? Of course not.

    • MixMChess

      "It neglects to mention that it is an acknowledged truth by Israeli Jewish historians that the Israelis ethnically cleansed their territory of 630,000 Arabs in '48 and '49."

      Glenn, you are a liar. Israel never ethnically cleansed the holy land of Arabs. In fact, the Zionists frequently urged Palestinians not to flee the areas they secured and encouraged them to stay in their homes and communities. For example, the Assembly of Palestine Jewry issued this appeal on October 2, 1947:

      "We will do everything in our power to maintain peace, and establish a cooperation gainful to both [Jews and Arabs]. It is now, here and now, from Jerusalem itself, that a call must go out to the Arab nations to join forces with Jewry and the destined Jewish State and work shoulder to shoulder for our common good, for the peace and progress of sovereign equals."

      Arabs left cities like Haifa, Tiberias, and the Jaffa region because they were told that "those who accepted Israeli protection would be treated as defectors when the Arab forces were victorious."

      The Palestinian Arabs were not "expelled" in 1948 nor were they victims of any ethnic cleansing campaign. Arab leaders launched a war which resulted in a mass flight of Palestinians. They left to "avoid the battle zones, out of panic and fear and at the urging of Arab leaders who promised them a quick victory and a quick return."

      • Glennd1

        Don't you dare call me a liar! Read Benny Morris and other Jewish, Israeli historians who have stated, in writing that the Israeli govt engaged in ethnic cleansing. This starred well ahead of Arab hostilities, fyi. You don't know the facts – you are quoting lies that were disproved 20 years ago.

        Fyi, this in no way implies that I support the many horrific actions of the Palestinians, attacking non-combatants and others. My point is that America has no interest backing he Zionists- their actions have been morally repugnant. I want us to wash our hands of the entire mess. Go read some current history and you'll see that you are wrong. Our support of the Zionist cause has damaged the prestige of America by ignoring the plight of the Arabs – 630,000 of them – hounded off their lands by Israeli military, police and para-military units.

        • mah29001

          Apparently people like you do not mind when Palestinian groups like Hamas openly want to do more ethnic cleansing that's okay….

        • MixMChess

          Sorry Glenn, you are still a LIAR. Historians AGREE that Israel did NOT have a deliberate policy of ethnic cleansing or expelling Arabs during the 1948 War. Even anti-Israel historian BENNY MORRIS denies that such a policy existed: "There was no Zionist policy to expel the Arabs or intimidate them into flight."

          There was never any ethnic cleansing by Israel before or after the 1948 war. In fact, Zionist leaders from Theodore Herzl to Chaim Weizman to David Ben Gurion were dedicated to peaceful co-existence with the local Arab residents and to having them benefit from Zionist development.

          Herzl's vision of the future Jewish state: "Arabs and Jews lived in friendship side-by-side. 'The Jews have enriched us,' observed one Arab notable, Reshid Bey. 'Why should we have anything against them? They live with us like brothers, why should we not love them?'"

          David Ben Gurion wrote: "The Arab policy of the Jewish state must be aimed not only at full equality for the Arabs but at their cultural, social, and economic equalization, namely, at raising their standard of living to that of the Jews."

          And, Israel's Declaration of Independence states: "The State of Israel… will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants, irrespective of creed, race or gender; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture."

        • MixMChess

          "Our support of the Zionist cause has damaged the prestige of America by ignoring the plight of the Arabs – 630,000 of them – hounded off their lands by Israeli military, police and para-military units."

          You are LYING again Glenn. The Arabs left on their own accord at the prompting of Arab governments. Additionally, the US has only lost prestige among the Arab/Islamic Bloc, which is filled with totalitarian human-rights abusing regimes and only uses the Israel-Palestinian conflict to deflect from their own internal problems (thankfully this strategy has been unraveling over the past few months). Seriously try actually learning the history before making yourself look dumber than you already are.

        • Happy and Proud

          What about the nearly 1,000,000 Jews expelled from Arab lands shortly after the creation of Israel? Do they 'not count' because they're Jewish?

          The amount of land (not including other property) stolen from those Jewish refugees is FIVE TIMES the amount of land supposedly 'lost' by Arabs who left on the advice of their leaders.

          Israel's Proclamation of Independence (1948) specifically asked Arabs citizens to remain:

          "In the midst of wanton aggression, we yet call upon the Arab inhabitants of the State of Israel to preserve the ways of peace and play their part in the development of the State, on the basis of full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its bodies and institutions….We extend our hand in peace and neighborliness to all the neighboring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all…."

          After the war, Israel did allow many Arabs to return; they also released over $10,000,000 deposited by Arabs in Israel banks and gave over $20,000,000 for land that was abandoned by Arab owners. You can see detailed information at virtualjewishlibrary.org about the many other attempts to persuade Arabs to be a part of the new state.

          • nina

            At least 850.000 Jews were forced to leave the Arab lands.

      • Glennd1

        Just so the rest of you know how uninformed this person is, I'm including a quote from Yitzhak Rabin's own memoir on the forced evacuation of only two cities, called the "Lydda Death March". These are his own words.

        Rabin wrote in his memoirs:

        What would they do with the 50,000 civilians in the two cities … Not even Ben-Gurion could offer a solution, and during the discussion at operation headquarters, he remained silent, as was his habit in such situations. Clearly, we could not leave [Lydda's] hostile and armed populace in our rear, where it could endanger the supply route [to the troops who were] advancing eastward. … Allon repeated the question: What is to be done with the population? Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture that said: Drive them out! … 'Driving out' is a term with a harsh ring … Psychologically, this was one of the most difficult actions we undertook. The population of [Lydda] did not leave willingly. There was no way of avoiding the use of force and warning shots in order to make the inhabitants march the 10 to 15 miles to the point where they met up with the legion. (Soldier of Peace, p. 140–141)

        So you are going to say Rabin doesn't know what he's talking about?

        • MixMChess

          You are lying again Glenn. The Lydda death march is a hoax. Israeli troops encouraged or forced only a small percentage of Arabs to leave and this was due to the exigencies of the war itself. Even Benny Morris, the historian most often cited for this claim, reached this conclusion:

          "[T]he Palestine refugee problem was born of war, not by design, Jewish or Arab. It was largely a byproduct of Jewish and Arab fears and of the protracted, bitter fighting that characterized the first Israeli-Arab war; in smaller part it was the deliberation creation of Jewish and Arab military commanders and politicians."

          Historian Efraim Karsh notes that "Israeli forces did on occasion expel Palestinians. But this accounted for only a small fraction of the total exodus, occurred not within the framework of a premeditated plan but in the heat of battle, and was dictated predominantly by ad hoc military considerations (notably the need to deny strategic sites to the enemy if there were no available Jewish forces to hold them)."

          • MacDaddy31

            I recollect that Karsh did a Commentary piece maybe a couple years back going over this in detail with many authoritative citations. I tried to find it but could not.

        • MixMChess

          As for the Rabin quote, its source is questionably considering it comes from Peretz Kidron who is on the Israeli far-left and made a career out of attacking Israeli policies. He translated Rabin's memoirs and was often caught creating quotes or applying his own creative discretion with the facts.

          In fact, IDF General Yigal Allon has set the record clear: "I did not ask the late Ben-Gurion for permission to expel the population of Lydda. I did not receive such permission and did not give such orders." Allon went on to state that Lydda residents were told leave by the Arab Legion, so the Arab Legion could recapture the town. The residents also left because they were panic-stricken over Arab Legion created rumors of Israeli marauding. Benny Morris confirmed this: "The Arab National Committee in Jerusalem, following the March 8, 1948, instructions of the Arab Higher Committee, ordered women, children and the elderly in various parts of Jerusalem to leave their homes: 'Any opposition to this order…is an obstacle to the holy war…and will hamper the operations of the fighters in these districts.'"

          Professor Yoav Gelber has stated that "Ben-Gurion was in the habit of expressing his orders clearly, whether verbally or in writing, and would not have issued an order by waving his hand," he adds that "there is no record of any meetings before the invasion that indicate expulsion was discussed."

          Seriously, at least try to get your facts straight.

    • MixMChess

      "This has been conclusively determined by Israeli govt documents that were unclassified in the '90s which prove this beyond a doubt."

      You are lying again Glenn, this was never conclusively determined by the so-called declassified documents. Whats funny is none of the new historians have ever been able to cite to these documents, they merely provide anecdotal evidence. Moreover, even the new historians admit that the documents are mostly journal entries and correspondence from low-level Zionists that were considered outsiders by the main Zionist movements – they were neither a part of nor represented the main movement and principles.

      "If you don't believe me, look up Palestinan Exodus on wikipedia or read Benny Morri's (a Jewish, Israeli historian) book."

      Glenn, you are lying about Benny Morris. Historians AGREE that Israel did NOT have a deliberate policy for expelling Arabs during the 1948 War. Even Benny Morris denies that such a policy existed: "There was no Zionist policy to expel the Arabs or intimidate them into flight."

      Of course, It was the Arabs, not the Jews, who were on a campaign to forcibly expel or exterminate the Jews from the region. Palestinian leaders repeatedly stressed that they wanted "Palestine" to be a home for Arabs-ONLY and that they wanted to forcibly expel the Jews. You're hero, Benny Morris, even admits as much: "Arab representatives told the UN that they 'rejected partition and advocated a unitary, democratic state from which [the Jews] would be expelled and where the remaining Jews would have no political rights.'"

      The figurehead for the Palestinians, The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (who was also a Nazi collaborator), stated the following: "I declare a holy war, my Muslim brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all!"

      Arab Higher Committee in 1947 stated that: "The Arabs have taken into their own hands the final solution of the Jewish problem. The problem will be solved only in blood and fire. The Jews will soon be driven out."

    • MixMChess

      "Morris claimed that it was justified – but the pretense that Arabs just ran away based on radio messages from Arab countries has been completely debunked."

      You are lying again Glenn. The Arabs did flee on their own accord. In fact, the Arab-sponsored Institute for Palestine Studies estimated that 68% of the so-called Palestinian refugees left without even seeing one Israeli soldier. General John Bagot Glubb, British commander of the Arab Legion noted that "Villages were frequently abandoned even before they were threatened by the progress of war."

      Besides, Arab and Palestinian spokespeople confirmed that Arab leaders had encouraged Palestinians to leave:

      Syrian Prime Minister Haled al Azm confirmed that it was the Arab states who encourages the Arabs to leave: "But we ourselves are the ones who encouraged them [the Arabs] to leave. Only a few months separated our call to them to leave and our appeal to the United Nations to resolve on their return."

      Habib Issa, Secretary general of the Arab League noted the following in 1951: "Brotherly advice was given to the Arabs of Palestine to leave their land, homes and property and to stay temporarily in neighboring fraternal states, lest the guns of the invading armies mow them down."

      The Arab Higher Command Memorandum to the Arab League of 1952 stated that: "Some of the Arab leaders and their ministers in Arab capitals declared that they welcomed the immigration of Palestinian Arabs into the Arab countries until they saved Palestine. Many of the Palestine Arabs were misled by their declarations."

      Monsignor George Hakim, Greek Orthodox Catholic Bishop of Galilee told the Beirut newspaper, Sada-al-Janub, in August 16, 1948 that "[th]e refugees were confident their absence would not last long, and that they would return within a week or two…Their leaders had promised them that the Arab Armies would crush the 'Zionist gangs' very quickly and that there was no need for panic or fear of a long exile."

      Even Abu Mazen, (Mamoud Abbas), President of the Palestinian Army admitted to the Wall Street Journal in 2003 that the Arab armies "forced them [the Palestinians] to emigrate and leave their homeland and threw them into prisons similar to the ghettoes in which the Jews used to live." He went on to say "The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist tyranny but, instead, they abandoned them, forced them to emigrate and to leave their homeland, and threw them into prisons similar to the ghettos in which the Jews used to live."

      Wow, I guess the Arab leaders themselves proved you're a LIAR huh Glenn?

      • Glennd1

        Of course I don't support the terrorism of the Palestinian groups – you fool. And Morris is one of the most respected historians in the world on the topic and has admitted publicly and in writing that it was indeed ethnic cleansing. The program had three phases – you can read about it here if you are interested in the facts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Palestinian_exo

        But, just for the sake of argument, let's say you are correct (which you are not). Why did the Israelis refuse them return to their homes?

        • MixMChess

          "And Morris is one of the most respected historians in the world on the topic and has admitted publicly and in writing that it was indeed ethnic cleansing."

          No you are LYING, Benny Morris has conclusively stated that Israel did not have a policy of ethnic cleansing: "[T]here was no Zionist policy to expel the Arabs or intimidate them into flight" in either the first or second stages of the mass panic flight of Palestinians in 1947 and 1948." Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestine Refugee Problem, 1998 ed. P. 286.

          "But, just for the sake of argument, let's say you are correct (which you are not). Why did the Israelis refuse them return to their homes?"

          I am correct and Israel never refused to return the Arabs to their homes. In fact, starting in 1949, Israel offered to allow families that had been separated during the war to return, to release refugee accounts frozen in Israeli banks (eventually released in 1953), to pay compensation for abandoned lands and to repatriate 100,000 refugees. All of this despite the fact that Israel had the burden of absorbing well over 850,000 Jewish refugees which had been expelled from Arab lands.

          Of course, the Arabs rejected all the Israeli compromises. They were unwilling to take any action that might be construed as recognition of Israel. The Arabs were also unwilling to settle the refugees in their own lands. The result was the Arab states confining the refugees in camps.

        • MixMChess

          Don't forget, the Zionist leaders always expected the new Israeli nation to include a significant Arab population. In 1948, the Arabs had been given an opportunity to stay in their homes and be a part of the new state. Approximately 160,000 Arabs had chosen to do so and became citizens of Israel.

      • MacDaddy31

        Wow! I think Glennd1 got his intellectual clock cleaned. I would note that Glennd1 relies on part of what Benny Morris' apparently stated (assuming he stated it accurately) – that the Arabs were driven out – but ignores the cite re its justification when he makes the bold statement that the Jews committed a "horrendous crime against humanity". But if he believes this to the the truth and wants to classify it as a horrendous crime against humanity (even though he also ignores the fact that it would have occurred in the context of an impending existential war with sympathizers and active participants in their midst), then I guess he would then want to classify the expulsion of Jews from Arab lands for doing nothing but living there peacefully as dhimmis as the penultimate crime against humanity.

  • MixMChess

    They are already reined in. As I commented already in another one of your lame postings… the vast majority of Israelis are moderate. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs found that less than 8% of Israelis identify themselves as Ultra-Orthodox and that the political and religious views of the that group were incredibly diverse. In the government, the (right-wing) religious parties are minorities in the Knesset. For example, Shas currently holds about 11 of the 120 seats.

  • MixMChess

    The real question is how can anyone "stand for Palestinians?" The Palestinians are openly and quite proudly xenophobic, racist, anti-liberal, homophobic, hate-filled, anti-women and define "terror."

    Don't believe me? Here they are in their own voice:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8fRMqWOBuM&fe

  • RogueWave24

    David, keep educating these silly college kids. Keep fighting for the truth to be heard. Thank you for your hard work.

  • mah29001

    So let me get this straight….Lefties who are anti-Israel don't want to upset the Arab population, but not mind to upset the Jewish population?

  • TStack92

    Describing SJP and their allies as leading a "genocidal campaign against the Jews"? These are the the kind of baseless and hateful statements that make even BU's pro-Israel groups reject Dershowitz's slanderous rhetoric. Good riddance to Dershowitz and his hateful campaign.

    • Happy and Proud

      The SJP has links to the Muslim Brotherhood and other genocidal organizations. They certainly di support the Brotherhood's genocidal claims. And you are entirely wrong that the BU pro-Israel group (its name is Boston University Students for Israel; the fact that you don't know that shows your total lack of knowledge about the situation) "rejects" Dershowitz or any other well-known pro-Israel leader. If you read their literature (which again, you obviously haven't), they very much support his ideas.

  • Wandering Jewess

    Graduated from Boston University. Didn't read any of this controversy in the alumni magazine. Perhaps next month….

  • flaedo

    Left liberal / socialist Jews are as bad as those Muslims that peddle lies and hate.
    lts rather odd that there are so many of these left liberal / socialist Jews. Actually its a disgrace. These people are brain dead.

  • sflbib

    "…the modern liberal project of treating diversity, tolerance, equality, and anti-discrimination as the defining values of our society assures exactly the kind of anti-Semitism that she deplores. The reason for this paradoxical-sounding result is actually quite simple: once liberal tolerance rather than traditional morality becomes our guiding principle, we must ultimately tolerate the presence of evil, including (as can be seen in the left’s rationalizations and support for Palestinian terrorists) the evil of exterminationist anti-Semitism."

    "Liberalism: the Real Cause of Today's Anti-Semitism" by Lawrence Auster
    FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, January 08, 2003 http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?…

  • suprkufrB

    The politics of appeasment are eternally doomed to fail.

  • Robert

    I did not believe I would live to witness the corruption of truth and the vicious hatred flung once again at Jews generally. Melanie Philips, herself a Jew, was dead on in the title of her book, "The World Turned Upside Down." Academia has repudiated rational thought. So how do you reason with people who refuse to consider the evidence and who will not reason.

    I remember attending law school with a friend who was Israeli. As it happened he was immensely big, strong, red headed, green eyed, weighed in at 230, all lean muscle, and used to joke that in his military training in Israel he preferred jumping from planes without a parachute so as to reach the ground more quickly, brushed himself off, and engage the enemy.

    In all those years, I do not believe I ever heard a word in criticism of Israel from anyone. Now, however, a leftist political machine, over the years, has inexorably made it chick first to "take issue" with Israeli conduct, then to criticize it, at last to condemn it and finally, to tolerate the unadulterated hatred of Jews.

    What should be the response. First the truth. Then Cry Havoc; let loose the dogs of war.

    Robert Harkins

  • http://libertysspirit.blogspot.com Independent Patriot

    WOW, sorry I went to BU. What an embarrassment this girl happens to be.

  • Ariella

    It's even worse than you think. According to the Boston University newspaper, BUSI (the pro-Israel students) actually emailed SJP a week ago asking them not to put up an 'apartheid wall' because it would be divisive. The SJP, who according to their words had not planned on doing this, immediately and perversely decided they would put up a 'wall', just to upset the Jewish students. Apparently BUSI had also asked SJP to create a "peace circle" with them. Of course, the SJP just laughed in their faces and upped the hate-fest.

    BUSI had plenty of community support; however their leaders sent a letter to pro-Israel groups basically telling non-student activists not to show up (this was after they knew that SJP had been advertising their hate-fest for days, and urging their supporters – students or not – to show up). Apparently some pro-Israel community members did show up to support the students anyway, they were warmly welcomed by the majority of the pro-Israel students (if not by their 'leaders').

    The really sad thing is that this sorry scene was truly, as Rubin claims, a 'victory' for pro-Israel students as at least they got people to show up! My understanding is that there were 150 or more pro-Israel students present – much more than had ever publicly Israel before.

    It's nice that the students are taking their baby steps; the problem is that they'll graduate in a year or two and then equally stupid (I'm sorry to use that word, but it's the only way to describe their actions) and/or clueless students will be the leaders and make the same mistakes over again.

    Right now the pro-Israel's biggest concern is 'maintaining a peaceful and civil atmosphere on campus'. They just can't seem to wrap their sheltered little minds around the fact that the anti-Israel terrorists don't want 'dialogue', they want to kill them.

  • Floyd DaBarber

    Apparently Ms. Rubin has successfully completed her journey of indoctrination through our nation's school system and achieved full certification as a full-blown Obama voter. Yes, let us worry about the PC squishy emotional feelings of the whole wide world tapestry of viewpoints and seek validation from those who love us and those who hate us so that we can all feel good about ourselves while the United States and its Judeo-Christian tradition and its way of life ceases to exist. Yes, let's have four more years so as to ensure that our young people become completely sheeplike so that the destruction of their way of life ends not with a bang, but with a bleat. Rachelle, it is ok to disagree with others. Really, it is. Despite what you may think, your brain-washing at the hands of your leftist handlers can be reversed.