Three Days of Anti-Israel Venom at U Penn


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What do the administrators at the University of Pennsylvania know about the 2012 National Conference of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement about to take place at Penn and when did they know it?

“BDS,” as this virulent anti-Israeli hatefest is commonly called, is coming to the Penn campus on February 3-5, but university officials have hid from the implications of hosting such an event.  They say that the university is on record as not supporting this movement, yet they let the event go forward, providing space and possibly funding, despite the fact that the sponsors may not meet school requirements as a recognized group and that their anti-Semitic message is deeply hostile to academic freedom and basic human decency. The university appears to be bending rules that would be rigidly enforced for sponsors of another cause.

U Penn’s willingness to enable the BDS conference is particularly inexplicable given the fact that this growing movement to boycott Israel and Israeli-produced goods, force divestment from any companies that do business with Israel, and establish sanctions against Israel due to its supposed violations of human rights, was created by nations and groups seeking to delegitimize and destabilize Israel such as the terrorist-sponsoring nation of Iran and the terrorist groups Hezbollah, and Hamas.

As Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz has noted, the BDS movement abets terrorism: “People who advocate boycotts and divestiture will literally have blood on their hands,” he said. “They encourage terrorism and discourage the laying down of arms.”  Even Noam Chomsky stated recently that BDS was “hypocritical” in its pretense to be concerned about Israeli human rights violations and that the movement could be called anti-Semitic “with justice.”

Among the scheduled speakers at the upcoming conference is Anna Baltzer, a “Jewish American Palestinian human rights activist,” who summarizes the line of attack on Israel when she bluntly states that its polices of  “ethnic cleansing and apartheid must be stopped.”   These terms are not arguments; they are knowing lies designed to weaken the Jewish State and soften it up for the kill. The insidious segregation of “apartheid” does not exist in Israel. Arabs are granted full civil rights under Israeli law, which forbids discrimination on the basis of race, creed, or sex. Israeli Arab citizens vote in national elections, have representatives in the Israeli Parliament, serve as tenured professors teaching in Israeli colleges and universities, and sit on the benches of Israeli courts (including the Israeli Supreme Court). They have more rights, and enjoy more freedom, education, and economic opportunity than the Arabs of any Arab state.

The BDS conference at Penn will feature, in addition to BALTZER, a cavalcade of anti-Israel speakers, including founder of the Electronic Intifada Ali Abunimah, whose views are summed up when he says, “Israel is a society where virulent anti-Arab racism and Nakba denial are the norm although none of the European and American leaders who constantly lecture about Holocaust denial will dare to admonish Netanyahu for his bald lies and omissions about Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.”

The BDS National Conference at U Penn is by no means a stand-alone event.  In fact the BDS movement shares radical political DNA (and personnel) with the international “Israel Apartheid Weeks” and “Palestine Awareness Weeks” scheduled to take place on campuses around the country this spring.  The goal of these events, designed by Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), is to garner support for the Palestinian Authority and Hamas who seek to “push the Jews into the sea” and annihilate the Jewish state.  These “weeks” have regularly sought to intimidate Jewish students, occasionally through acts of physical violence, and have become frequent occurrences at campuses like the University of California, Irvine.

The growing BDS movement pursues these same ends by other means—delegitimating Israel by cutting its financial and cultural ties to America. Along with others in his group, Omar Barghouti, the founder of the BDS movement, is a regular speaker on college campuses during Israel Apartheid Week.  Barghouti expresses the genocidal logic at the heart of the anti-Israel movement when he says of its attempt to defend itself: “Israel is never retaliating, because it’s the occupying power, and occupation by definition is aggression and violence.”

Despite the intention of the BDS conference to preach three days of systematic ethnic hatred against Jews that the university would not countenance if it were directed, say, at Muslims, U Penn officials have turned a blind eye (and deaf ear) to the growing public outcry about the conference, claiming that it is solely a student matter and that, to stretch credulity, the university literally has no information regarding the conference, its funding, its sponsors, or its arrangements to use university facilities.

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  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    Censorship is despicable even when it is by Zionists.

    • stern

      Man, you are annoying. For heaven's sake, read the bloody article. This is NOT about censorship. It's about ensuring that this hatefest is not being funded by students, against their will.

      Nobody is trying to stop these hate-filled bigots from speaking or holding their ghastly conference. They are just trying to ensure that the conference is paid for only by those who have this bigoted agenda.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        I read this article. A high profile Zionist is trying to censor a campus group by waging a BDS campaign against a BDS campaign. She’s trying to censor a group by disrupting their funding. Of course she is trying to stop their conference.

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          Whahhhh, here is flip again.
          What he wants is a big gigantic Bolshevik Nazi movement.
          Where he can rid the world of the Joo.

          Well, that is happening in EU. And look at EU, the blessings removed as the Jews are being removed.

          Then, when this gasbag gets all of the Jews in Israel, he and his cohorts will be yelling from the rooftops to 'nuke, nuke Israel.'
          -
          Genesis 12:3
          And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
          Isaiah 40:8 the WORD OF GOD stands forever.

          I feel sorry for your soul, flip, for in reality, you care nothing for the p-stinians. You just hate Jews and Israel.
          Thats the truth (Well, except traitors to country like the Chomsky's of the world)

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Paulette, you really are full of crap. I am just speaking against Zionist censorship. Nothing about throwing you narcissistic bigots into an oven.

          • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

            There is no "zionist" censorship, doofus.
            And, if you think that wanting borders and nationality is 'bigoted',
            W H A T E V E R.
            God is a Zionist.
            Zion is Gods favorite place on earth.
            And calling me 'narcissistic' is only a projection that you are dumping on me, because of the ugliness in your own soul.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Before you get so mad that you start quoting Jesus and The Matrix as well… yeah. The world wants you to have borders too. Can you figure that crap out please?

          • Advocatus

            "You narcissistic bigots"? Nice bit of projection there, Flipside. You sound like a pretty narcissistic bigot to me and one with a one-track mind, which is just inexcusable.

            And what's with the oven reference? You fancy yourself being the evil witch from Hansel and Gretel?

      • mrbean

        Flipside is one those people who really is too stupid to suspect he is stupid. I wonder sometimes if when he was a kid he must have rose to the special kids school freshly diapered and strapped in on the little yellow bus.

        • dave

          Just ignore this attention seeker

    • Ageofreason

      Censorship is done by governments, not individuals .Big difference. Perhaps some self-education is in order, Flip. Shallow, glib, self-righteous homilies that bypass serious thought may confuse some, but not all. You have loaded the sentence with sleazy implications. A Nazi rally during WWII would not have been tolerated. A KKK rally would not be tolerated. A rally of pro-slavery groups would get no traction. Man-boy "love" would be told to take a hike. Free speech is a function of government. Universities are obligated to take ethical positions, and stand by them. If they do not, what is wisdom? This is not difficult stuff. One of the problems is that the whole approach of universities is one-sided. The socialist/Marxist/statist axis gets a hearing, and no one else does. Statists siding with statists…no surprise there. And the end result of their grabs for power is always stacks of corpses.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        Private agencies can censor. Religions can censor. Media cartels can censor. PACs can censor. Zionist groups can censor through financial disruption.

        • Ageofreason

          No, that is called editorial control. Is a film editor a censor? A book editor? A film editor and a book editor are censors only when they are forced by a government at the point of a gun. Get it? Now whether someone tells the truth and the whole truth is another issue. Please educate yourself.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            You’re simply clouding the issue. Abraham Foxman is not an editor, he is a censor. Mark Potok is not a clearing house, he is a private intelligence company. The Jack Valenti is not an artistic overseer, he is a propagandist. You may euphemize all you like. When someone forces prior restraint or meddles with another man’s venue or swindles him out of expenses by hemming and hawing to someone over his head, it is censorship. You may excuse it with apologetics out of political expediency, but I am not falling for it. Georg Simmel was right when he said there is no freedom without finance. When Zionists attack the finance of speech they mean to attack the freedom of speech.

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          Ah bull, there are MILLIONS of Youtubes and websites all over the net that are FULL of Israel/Jew hatred.
          I bet you wish there were more, huh Flip?

          I bet you wish there were more Frank Weltners, David Dukes and so forth.
          Well, have your fun on earth, because you wont be getting into the pearly gates for hating God.
          This is a God thing, not Israel, not anything else.
          NONE of you Israel/Jew/Christian haters love God.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            I am not a god worshipper.

          • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

            I know, you are satans kid.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        I can’t believe you said “free speech is a function if government.” It is a function of the human being.

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          Free speech is not allowed in many other countries, dingbat.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            I know. I pass through a little bit of Israel every time I use an airport.

          • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

            They dont allow you to use free speech in Israel.
            Why?
            Because, like Chomsky- you would sell them out, pronto.
            It is hard for me to believe that so many males are so treacherous.

            Tell us about your vast experience of Israel, and how you have been to fat Gaza.
            I would like to hear it.

            You DO realize that Israel is surrounded by enemies, do you not? You realize they wont ever have friends, not now, not ever and America is also no friend?

            You have a bully mentality.
            Sad :(

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            It is so odd watching you metamorphose like this. In the first moment, you are this pseudonymous tyrant attacking anyone with an opinion, and now you are this disheveled feminist. This is more in keeping with your blog. If more people would realize that Daniel Greenfield is also like this, the real comedy would be out in the open.

          • FlipsideIsAnAss

            I can say you seem to for attention getting just to for attentions sake

  • Ron Carnine

    BDS and other like organizations are a hate group. They hate Israel. But in Israel, Arabs are well represented and enjoy the same privileges as other Israelis. The idea that Israel is a state where Arabs are persecuted is pure fantasy. For a college to not know about a hate conference is unforgivable and the best way to fight it is for donors to the university to stop giving it donations immediately.

    • Abir

      I wrote to the Penn fund this morning letting them know I will no longer donate: if they support divestment from Israel (and all the terroristic, genocidal, hate-mongering associated with BDS), I support divestment from Penn. Free speech for all, just not on my dime.

  • Mickey Oberman

    How much Arab oil money has UP received?

    • frank

      How much U.S. taxpayer money has Israel received?

  • NotaBene

    ‘Possibly’ funding? Does the author want to have any proof at all or is any vague fever-dream good enough to be published here?

  • Steve Chavez

    Our local BDS group is headed by FAKE JEWS! They mention that they are Jews in the first minute of a conversation. Being that I keep up with facts, especially FPM, I counter their arguments and the best one is the hundreds of thousands of Arabs and Palestinians LIVING SIDE BY SIDE WITH ISRAELI'S IN ISRAEL. "Their children play together when in Arabs teach to 'kill the Jew pigs' to their children." How do you counter that?

    "FAKE JEWS?" There are FAKE REV'S like Sharpton and Jackson right? The leaders of BDS are FAKE JEWS and they are the vocal minority who makes the news but they always put in there, "I'm a Jew."

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      Is that like artificial pleather?

  • frank

    I am astonished by the distorted and untrue statements labelled as "facts" – so many here It is frightening that such hatred and xenophobia exists and is considered by anyone seriously. This has inspired us here in Canada to organzie a national BDS meeting, the hatred of Palestinians, the loathing of Jews that think Israel is a theocratic state, the distorted myths and the two teir citizenship (I mean really can anyone take seriously statements like Arab Israelis and Jews have equal rights under the law is absurd – all of it will hopefully stop as those defending equality and human rights lose their fear of speaking out against a terrible wrong…and if Israeli leaders really want peace why do they keep stealing land…

    • FriendofGaryCooper

      "Can anyone take seriously statements like Arab Israelis and Jews have equal rights undr the law?" Look at Israeli Supreme Court decisions since 1948; you'll see that there are more decisions favoring Israeli Arabs, than Jews. ACCEPT THIS REALITY.

      • frank

        Perhaps freidnsofgarycooper could provide us the link or source to that data?

    • stern

      Fortunately, the majority of Canadians have come to realize that your kind of garbage is exactly that – garbage. We have proudly elected a majority government that fully supports Israel against the hatred exposed in this article and in your idiotic post. Accept it, you have lost.

      • frank

        actually it wasn't the majority of Canadians that voted int he ruling party, and most of those that did had other things on their mind than Israel…wow, you sound angry. Though your attitude makes this even more necessary…

        • Western Canadian

          If you are actually a canadian, that in and of itself is a matter of shame for the entire country. You are just another jew hating bigot and ignorant lout.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      xenophobia

      There is no such thing.
      Every country has BORDERS.
      Israel stealing land?
      Look bud, if Israel was following the commandments of the Torah, you would REALLY be yelling your guts out.
      Israel is a land that stretches from the Nile to the Euphrates.

      • frank

        I get it, your religion is best, and defines you, thanks foir clarifying Israeli theocracy, and the dinosaurs wlked the earth 4,000 years ago…nice,

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          Frank, America has borders, the Arab countries have borders, even Mexico has borders.
          And, yep- Israel is a land that stretches from the Nile to the Euphrates.
          Deal with it, thats the way it is. :D

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          BTW: Moron…. I am not religious.
          I grew up in a NON religious home.
          I went school and took Christian theology.
          Even in Christian theology, the land of Israel stretches from the Nile to the Euphrates.
          Free, Free ISRAEL!!
          LIBERATE ISRAEL!!!!!
          YES!

    • Angela

      I totally agree with you. The hatred and ignorance in this article is stunning. It reads as if, because someone wrote this, the writer expects that people will read this as true, a tactic often used by the far right, while the opposite is actually the truth. BDS is trying to allow people to tell the truth and speak about the sad truth of life in Israel and Palestine today. As a 1967 alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, I applaud Penn's decision to allow their students to search for all the different truths which exist in our complex world. Today Israel is increasingly led by radicals on the right who care more for their own power than for Israel and democracy. By crying anti-Semitism , they are silencing many people who lack the courage to confront such a shameful charge. This is causing many Jews throughout the world, not just in Israel, to question with anguish who they are and what being Jewish and Israeli means. The answers are not simple in this complex world of divided interests. But Jews who spread lies and hate about Palestinians , Christians, and others in Israel and Palestine are doing to themselves what was done in Germany, to the sadness of all. It is tragic to come to this conclusion, but the sheer amount of hate which is being spread warrants this conclusion. Thank you, Penn, for being on the side of truth, for being against apartheid, for being against hate. Angela

    • ziontruth

      "…the hatred of Palestinians,…"

      The Jews are the only true Palestinians. The Arab settler-colonist land-thieves falsely calling themselves "Palestinians" to dupe the world have no right to any part of Palestine.

  • Michael S

    Arabs like floppy are too filled with hate to ever see things clearly. BDS is hate pure and simple. To support BDS is to support hate.

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      You are weak-minded. I’m not an Arab.

    • frank

      But to hate arabs is not apparently – the more people talk like this the more BDS grows

      • FriendofGaryCooper

        You've got it exactly bass ackwards.

        • WilliamJamesWard

          Bat-rastids always get it bass ackwards………………………William

  • maria

    Jews stealth Judea and Samaria which are their own land for 5000 years? Or they stealth Israel which is their own land for the same 5000 years? It is Arabs of Palestine stealth Jewish land. Who is palestines at all? Was such nation any time in history? If yes, who was their ruler, what was their currency, what was their country capital, etc? Is any "palestinians" right supporter, anti-cemits on islamists/oil money payroll can answer it? No. They are liars ( I don't believe they just ignorant) and use Gebbels propaganda. If they are muslims I can understand it as it is in Koran to decept infidel for advance islamization but if they are non-muslim…They just usefull idiots who will be the same muslims victims or kind of slaves (read Koran, you stupid) if Islam prevent.

    • ziontruth

      Well said.

  • bertrand

    israel practices ethnic cleansing on a daily basis in the west bank and east jerusalem. arabs are not given the same rights as jews who live in the west bank in violation of international law and it is absolutely an apartheid system when it comes to water rights, checkpoints and use of highways in which only jews are allowed to travel. not to mention the wall, built in occupied palestinian territory, which separates arabs and jews, and in many cases arabs from other arab communities, families, farmers from their own land making it impossible to maintain, etc. In east jerusalem, it is the policy of the israeli government to give jews permits to build and deny arabs, whose land it belongs to according to world consensus and international law, the same permits. It is an unjust system, in which no so-called democracy can claim as being fair or equal.

    • stern

      Wow, have you got it wrong. If Israel practices ethnic cleansing, how do you explain the population growth of Palestinians in the West Bank? (2.9%). Checkpoints are there to prevent terrorism – and every time a checkpoint is dismantled to appease Europe or the US, terrorist attacks follow. The roads are not "Jew only", they are Israeli only. Arabs, Christians, Muslims, Bahai and atheists are perfectly free to travel on those roads. Terrorists are not. The separation barrier is mostly a fence, not a wall, and it has been highly effective in preventing terrorism, which is exactly why you object to it.

      So bertrand without any capitals, go away. You cannot spout your garbage here and expect to go unchallenged. You will be called out, you will be proven wrong, and you will end up looking like an idiot. Save yourself the trouble.

      • bertrand

        Palestinians in the WB have a higher birthrate than Israeli settlers, you can check that yourself. Over five hundred checkpoints in the west bank making life and work extremely difficult for ordinary palestinians trying to live their daily lives. Would you be able to tolerate sitting at a checkpoint potentially 6 hours or more while waiting for a soldier to open a gate every day, not knowing whether you can reach your destination? Why don't we try that in the US and see how long it takes for people to become fed up. Would you be comfortable with not being able to see your family that lives only a few miles away or not being able to visit the places where you were born or grew up.

        The roads are for settlers, meaning they can move between settlements on super highways or into Israel, while palestinians, muslims and christians, often have to use meandering and dangerous paths that can take many hours longer. This is all on land that is not disputed as you often hear in propaganda websites such as this one, but Occupied Palestinian Territory, as referred to by recognized international bodies like the World Court and General Assembly. The "separation barrier" was deemed illegal under International Law by the Security Council. An occupying country is not allowed to settle it's people on land that it wants to annex. These are norms to most people in the world, and it would be wise to not assumptions about someone else's objections or reasons behind them.

        • stern

          Ah, I see you've been reading all the usual crap on the usual sites. So let's see …

          Would you be able to tolerate going to bed every night, knowing that if an alarm sounds, you have 15 seconds to get to shelter? Would you be able to tolerate sending your kids to school, knowing that there's a very good chance a rocket may land on their classroom? Would you be comfortable coming home to find your parents, three year old and five year old brothers and three month old sister, murdered?

          Would you be comfortable driving home, knowing that at any time, a rock could be thrown your windscreen, followed by a visit from some "friendlies" carrying shotguns, who would then proceed to shoot you and your tiny children at point blank range?

          And of course, you get the Geneva convention completely wrong. If it applied as you say it does, then every building erected on the West Bank and in Jerusalem from 1948 to 1967 would be just as illegal as every Jewish settlement built since 1967. There's no getting around it – your argument simply doesn't work unless it works both ways.

          As I said before, you're wasting your time here. You cannot win, because posters here actually know the reality, not your bastardized, revised, BS version of it. Go away. Find somebody who shares your bigotry and play with them.

          • bertrand

            If you really want to look at the number of dead children, you could start with the Arabs. It seems you don't consider them to be worth remembering or the agony that their parents feel as they are being bombed by the US-backed Israeli government. The ratio of dead children is quite striking, but rarely mentioned by those who deny or justify Israeli crimes. Again, I'll let you check the actual figures yourself as to how many dead children there are on both sides.

            Judging by some of the comments, it's a bit strange to regard the posters here as knowing reality. It's hard to imagine any act that Israel commits may cause some of you to reflect. As someone who does not condone any act of violence towards innocent lives, I would hope Jews especially would be sensitive to wanton killing or dispossession, regardless of who the victims are.

          • ziontruth

            "I would hope Jews especially would be sensitive to wanton killing or dispossession,…"

            We're not dispossessing anyone. As for the killing, it could be less wanton were it not for the Islamic warfare tactic of hiding behind women and children to use the inevitable wounded as propaganda points.

            All Arab squatters out of Palestine, the land of the one and only Palestinian nation, the Jewish nation, and then all the killings, checkpoints and the rest of the things the anti-Zionists complain about will vanish.

          • WilliamJamesWard

            To think that the Palestinian fakes strap suicide belts on their
            own children and thus increase childhood mortality is all one
            has to know. You are a liar bertrand…………………William

        • ziontruth

          "Palestinians in the WB have a higher birthrate than Israeli settlers,…"

          The Jews are the only Palestinians; the Arabs are the settlers.

          "Over five hundred checkpoints in the west bank making life and work extremely difficult…"

          And making suicide-terrorism extremely difficult as well, thank God. Though, those checkpoints are long overdue to be dismantled; they will be, once we have true Jewish leadership that exercises its duty of expelling all the Arab settler-colonist land-grabbers from Palestine, the land of the one and only Palestinian people, the Jewish people.

          "…but Occupied Palestinian Territory,…"

          Occupied territory belonging to the Palestinian nation, meaning the Jewish nation; illegally occupied by Arab settler-colonist land-thieves.

          "An occupying country is not allowed to settle it's people on land that it wants to annex."

          Excellent. That means the Arab settlers will all have to evacuate the entirety of Palestine.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Instead of reading 'revolution muslim', I suggest you go visit Gaza, where they have 5 star hotels, malls, and food out the wazoo.
      If you need a ticket to get out of America and move to faksestine, please come to my blog, I will give you some of my Joo $$ to send you there, indefinately.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        You are overly generous Mad Jewess………………….William

    • Ari Dut-kevetch

      Jews were driven out & wiped out in Muslim lands. One million…gone! Their homes etc., taken. They have no right of return…..should they attempt to go back and re-possess their Bagdad homes they would be murdered, as is the norm… in Arab hate states. Arabs return to your own lands…you have so much of it. For why would you die? Klal Israel will never be defeated. All who come against her will be ground to powder.

    • ziontruth

      "israel practices ethnic cleansing on a daily basis…"

      I wish that were true. If it were, there would be no danger of Jews being ethnically cleansed from Judea and Samaria by the Arab imperialists as it happened in Gaza.

      "…built in occupied palestinian territory,…"

      The Jews are the only true Palestinian nation. The territory is currently illegally occupied by Arab squatters, who will have to evacuate their ill-gotten gains if there is to be a just and viable peace in the region.

      "…and deny arabs, whose land it belongs to according to world consensus and international law,…"

      To Arabs only the Arabian Peninsula belongs. Elsewhere is territory stolen by the Arabs. As far as, say, Syria or Iraq go, I don't care, because those lands don't belong to the Jews either; but all of Palestine does, for the Jews are the only true Palestinian nation, the indigenous of Palestine, therefore, for the sake of justice and peace, the Arab colonists need to abandon their stolen lands and return them to the indigenous Palestinians—the Jews.

      "It is an unjust system,…"

      It is unjust that the land-poor Jewish people is being pressured to give up its rightfully-held lands to the land-rich Arab nation, a nation situated on much land that is beyond its indigenous mandate (the Arabian Peninsula).

  • FriendofGaryCooper

    Caroline Glick calls UPenn's lack of responsibility the mainstreaming of anti-semitism.
    Like Columbia University in the 1930's.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      I have never known Caroline Glick to be wrong………………………..William

  • Marty

    I visited the University of Haifa campus recently and observed several of its many Israeli Arab students peacefully protesting a government policy they found unsympathetic to palestinian territorial claims. No one interferred with them. Can anyone seriously imagine Arab students demonstrating in syria, saudi arabia, or yemen (no Jews in these hellholes because of earlier ethnic cleansing) against government policy and surviving the experience? It is ironic but unsurprising that Arabs enjoy individual freedoms nowhere in the Middle East except in Israel. And Israeli Jewish students get to go to classes taught by Arab faculty. There really is something sinister about UPenn hosting such a hatefest.

    • frank

      Excuse me, but isn't saudi arabia one of Israel's middle eats friends..the previous posting makes little sense in that light…Israel had no qualms supporting the South African aparheid regime and supplying them arms even when there was an international arms embrago…I know arabs that were shot for peacefully protesting…Marty is playing fast and lose with the facts based merely onan anecdotal observation

      • ziontruth

        "…but isn't saudi arabia one of Israel's middle eats friends…"

        No.

        The rest of the post is of the same factual quality.

  • BS77

    Morons: Israel is NOT the problem in the middle east….but why bother trying to convince you Occupy idiots, hate activists and brainwashed leftist tools?

    • frank

      Although statements like these on the surface appear vacuous, misinformed and just plain angry, this is the kind of stuff that makes people join BDS and knowm they are doing the right thing fdighting hate and ignorance

      • WilliamJamesWard

        You are historically disadvantaged, a propagandist and obviously
        leftist/communist/Islamist oriented by way of degenerate education.
        William

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Most of these people are Ron Paulers.

      • BS77

        Go to college and become an indoctrinated leftist idiot…..this is education?

  • mrbean

    There is an anti-semite in the Wjite House too. Obama shamed and humiliated the Jewish Prime Minister of Israel, while demanding we respect sharia and Islam. Jewish self-defense against virulent, genocidal Islamic anti-Semitism repels the leader of the free world. Jews may then have tried to avoid Obama’s anti-Semitism, but they cannot now avoid the consequences of avoiding Obama’s anti-Semitism. He has unleashed an evil in this world the extent of which we are only now beginning to see. He has made the world safe for haters and killers. The Jewish people, both in Israel and the diaspora, seem to be suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome. There can be no logical reason why an American Jew could intellectually excuse Obama’s twenty-year friendship and closeness with the anti-Semitic Farrakhan acolyte Jeremiah Wright. There is no way an American Jew could explain away or rationalize Obama’s connections to Rashid Khalidi, Ali Abunimah, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and know about those connections without knowing what was coming.

  • http://www.pennbds-oy.com Jon

    I started a series based on everything in the PennBDS agenda that might interest people. Check it out at http://www.pennbds-oy.com.
    http://www.divestthis.com

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      Jon Haber, it’s great that your anti-divestment effort has the support of fine upstanding citizens like Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone who runs a sanctuary city with selective enforcement of labor practices and shakes down big box stores like Job Lots and Wal-Mart, keeping Somerville out of 21st century commerce, a guy who closes down the city during the DNC to extort money from the Dept. of Homeland Security, a guy who has to demote people in his own cabinet for secretly collecting his campaign funds, and who engage in BDS against every commercial entity BUT Israel.

  • Michael S

    As sent to the Provost at UPenn:
    Vincent,
    I would like to schedule a conference focused on Islam's deadly influence on society. The conference would detail the numbers of people killed by Muslims, why they were killed and how they were killed. There would be a section on the Jews in Palestine killed by Arab Muslims prior to 1900 and the "World's" reaction (more accurately the lack of said reaction) to those deaths. The conference would be open in it's hatred of Islam and the people who practice it; and we will even have individual Muslims speak as "experts" on the topic. I certainly hope the University will grant access to me or a student union with standing in your esteemed and hate-free University. Since, you have already given permission to anti-Semites to hold a conference spewing hate towards Israel I am sure you can be unbiased and grant me the same privilege.

    Michael S

  • UCSPanther

    Do these BDS idiots really think that they can destroy or cripple a nation that has stood up to more serious threats in the past, such as Gamal Nasser's UAR alliance and the Soviets, and thrived despite isolation and antipathy from even supposed "allies" and is an island of political stability and prosperity while the Arab world around it wallows in self-inflicted chaos and poverty?

    It's going to take a lot more (Infinitely more) than some reality-challenged University students, self-loathing Jews, two-bit Islamic fundamentalist groups and other assorted crazies refusing to buy Israeli-made goods to even make a dent in nation like Israel…

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      Zionists are disturbed enough by it to shriek whenever it happens.

      • ziontruth

        No, only Israel's craven, appeasing leaders are, Flipscum. The man in the Israeli Jewish street shrugs it off as yet another manifestation of our long history.

        Fact is, BDS has been one of the key components in the Israeli Jewish populace's shift to the Right over the past decade. Good work, anti-Zionist scuzzballs!

        • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

          I don’t know where Zionists would be without the power of anachronism. Take any response to one’s own behavior, frame that as the historical cause for one’s own behavior and PRESTO! An excuse for any occasion.

      • UCSPanther

        I take it you don't buy Israeli made goods or buy any food product marked as kosher.

        Too bad.

        • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

          Actually, I do.

          • WilliamJamesWard

            Flippy do not exagirate……………………….William

  • Vermont Yid

    WAKE UP YIDDEN! The handwriting is on the wall and you had better heed it's warning. There is a zhit storm coming. Those who are prepared will be survivors. Those who are not will be only a distant memory. Have we Jews learned nothing from our history?

    GET PREPARED – GET ARMED!

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Every Jew a 22.
      -Kahane
      I have guns out the wazoo. 9k rounds of ammo

  • NotaBene

    You people have no idea of how universities work.

    My university had Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and Socialist clubs, all of which received funding. Was the university endorsing some kind of Liberal-conservative-communist-minimal state? of course not. Because funding is not always given because the Uni is 'endorsing' one idea or another.

    It boils down to interest. If enough people express an interest in a club or event, the University is often obliged to support it. And the administrations hate controversy – it hurts their fundraising efforts. Please name me an American university where the Pro-Palestinian groups receive more funding than the Zionist groups.

    What YOU want is funding for your point of view only, and expulsion for heretical thoughts.

  • Bert

    Consider that: 1) These anti Israel demonstrations will 'educate' assimilated Jews the way the Dreyfus trial 'educated' Theodore Herzl and the beating of a Hebrew slave by an Egyptian overseer 'educated' Moses. These 'educations' may be crude but they are effective and many young Jews need it badly. And our enemies provide it for free although they would be entitled to charge tuition.
    2) Pity the 'poor' BDS gangsters who must be terribly frustrated. The more they promote BDS the more Israel thrives. There is a mystical force at work that converts Arab hatred into fuel to spur Israel to ever greater achievements and greater strength.
    The friends of Israel, both Jewish and Christian, should take heart and stand firm and draw strength from our common spiritual heritage.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Well said Bert, Israel will prosper and deservedly so…………………….William

  • george a. way jr.

    no matter where you go on the internet all you see and read is hatred towards one another !!! , mankind has never and will never be able to live with each other unless there is a "fundamental" change within each and every human !!!!! you can look down thru the annals of time at human interaction and all you see is hate and death and every means of animosity towards each other !!!! why!!!! can ant one answer this question ? , no and we will never be able until there is that change !!! weather you like it or not or believe it or not really does not matter , the "CREATOR" of all that there is including us has allowed us to go our own way and prove to each other that " humanity is not capable of governing itself " without it's " CREATOR" I think you can look at the human experiment and see that we are not able to get along at any level!!! , so keep arguing about things that truly do not matter and mankind will one day thru "hate " eliminate itself from this planet!!!! , it's sad, very sad , we were given laws and rules to live by yet we think we know better than out "CREATOR" so keep it up people the road to death and destruction is in the rear view mirror !!!!!!! "WHEN WILL WE LEARN? "

    • theazcowboy

      Well, the uNITED sNAKES (us/iSRAEL) STARTED THIS CAT FIGHT. gO FILE A COMPLAINT AT aipac.

    • Sue Gorman

      Why you ask? One word — 'SIN' The Bible is right. "All have sinned and come short of the glory of G-d." but the good news is this "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of G-d is life through Yeshua HaMoshiach our Adonai." Romans 6:23

  • http://garyfouse.blogspot.com gary fouse

    Sounds like the inmates run the institution at Penn. Jailhouse Rock, anyone?

  • theazcowboy

    It's got nothing to do with hate or anti-semitism. it has everything to do with Jewish terrorism and Israeli apartheid.

    • ziontruth

      It has nothing to do with peace or justice. It has everything to do with Marxist treason and Islamic imperialism.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Don't leave out the grand fraud of the false Palestinians leading the weak minded
        dolts around by the snout………………………..William

    • BS77

      alzheimer cowboy… take a long walk on a short pier.

  • ben traina

    As an alum I am deeply shamed by the official Penn reaction.

    As an alum, I am deeply shamed by the official adm. reaction. In the "50's and early 60's Penn had a welcoming, warm, comforting atmosphere to this less than blue collar refugee from S. Philly. Times have changed. I cut off all ties with Penn in the early 80's in protest of the P.C. marxist slant of the alum magazine. Ben Coll. Class of '60

  • Johnson

    Meanwhile the Syrian Arab Republic and Assad family business has murdered 5,000 of its citizens and the usual socialist, progressive, pro-intifada jihadis (AKA United Nations) are silent.

  • Albert Singer

    The arab /muslim agenda is not simply BDS, BUT the total elimination of Israel.Simply review their hostility from the outset of the 1948 U.N. vote.The war of Independence, followed by the Fedayeen from the Sinai, attacks from the Golan heights, suicide attacks from Lebanon and JORDAN, Nasser`s aggresive closing of the Srait and ordering removal of the U.N SOLDIERS posted at the border,the actions of Hamas following the abandonment of settlements in Gaza, promotion of hatred from infancy.

  • http://garyfouse.blogspot.com gary fouse

    Ben,

    There are very few universities today we can be proud to be affiliated with.

    Israel News Buff: You have asked the million dollar question. Do we really care about anti-Semitism, when we care so much about other forms of discrimination and prejudice? The sad fact is that we are back in the 1930s again.

  • Sue Gorman

    God told Abraham "I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you…" Genesis 12:3. That was a promise for all time. UPenn leadership should be quaking in their shoes but I don't think they are wise enough to know that.

  • Brujo Blanco

    Penn state is a government institution and as such they have a duty to protect all religious groups. No one should fear for their safety because they are Jews or any other such groups. There are too many that are willing to kill every Jew in the world.

    • ben traina

      Are you confusing Penn with Penn State? Two very, very, different schools. That's like confusing the 'Noles with the "Gators. ben

    • WilliamJamesWard

      You are correct Brujo no matter what campus a student is on they should be safe
      from the rotten lies of the Palestinian subversives and the Authorities should
      be held accountable for their supporting the falsity……………………..William

  • ziontruth

    "Do we care enough about anti-semitism in America?"

    What is your intention in asking that question? If you think there should be preventive measures, education, laws etc. made by the host states to deal with Jew-hatred, then you have learned nothing from the past. If the Holocaust should have taught us anything, it's not to rely on any other nation for our security. (In fact, all nations ought to take that lesson to heart.)

    Do Jews care enough about Jew-hatred in America, or elsewhere? If they do, let them act on that quote Mad Jewess quoted, and build up their self-defense. When our haters attack us, the only thing they will positively respond to is not reasoning nor ridicule nor debate nor pleas for mercy, but only the sight of a slender steel barrel. Dying on our knees should no longer be on the list of our choices; it's either living or dying upright.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    So where’s the card?