I AM A FAN of Israel.
Low-information, left-wing students (a redundancy) at elitist universities now wear the rancid mantle of anti-Semitism, much as Nazi Brown Shirts once did in Germany.
The students only need a 21st century Ernst Röhm to get them organized, armed and decked out in colorful uniforms.
It’s heartening to see a pack of these people get a good shellacking, which they did receive at a recent meeting of the UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Council.
The council met to consider a resolution calling on the university to divest from businesses that “profit from the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.”
My name is Ben Shapiro. I’m an alumnus of this university I’m also a local talk show host on 870 in the morning, and I got out of bed and left my one-month-old baby there when I saw what was going on here tonight. I’ve never been more ashamed to be a Bruin. I’ve never been more ashamed to be an alumnus of this university than to see this divestment petition being considered at this level.
To pretend this is about occupation, to pretend this is about peace, to pretend that this is anything other than vile, spiteful Jew hatred is a lie!
There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Saudi Arabia. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Iran. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Palestine. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing the vast bevy of human rights violations that happen every day in the Middle East, exponentially worse that what happens in Israel.
Any gay or lesbian that is targeting Israel in this room seems to have forgotten how high they hang gays from cranes in Iran. Every person of liberal bent who suggests that Israel is the problem in the Middle East seems to have forgotten that there is only one country in the Middle East that actually has any sort of religious diversity in it. The countries that are apartheid countries are those that are Judenrein (free of Jews) – like, for example, Palestine.
So, for us to sit here and pretend that Israel is somehow on a lower moral plane is a direct manifestation of anti-Semitism. And to hold Jews to a different moral standard than any other country or group on the face of the earth represents nothing but an age-old and historic hatred for the Jewish people. All the folks here who are pretending that the B.D.S is about anything other than that – I would like to see a poll of those folks, and see how many of them actually believe in the existence of a Jewish state, qua-Jewish state, not as a state like any other, but as a Jewish state. They don’t. They don’t acknowledge that existence. They don’t believe in that existence. They don’t believe in peace. All this is about, pure and simple, is a desire to target the Jewish people.
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The resolution was defeated, 7-5, after a debate that lasted almost 12 hours, a vote the council cowardly decided to cast by secret ballot.
But their fear is justified. Pushing back at the collectivists can leave you injured — physically, occupationally and socially or all three simultaneously.
It’s Israeli Apartheid Week, an annual event in which clueless, leftist, university-aged adolescents demonize the only open society in the Middle East.