Israel Bashing at CUNY

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    Another example of the barrage of political propaganda on our campuses that never seems to end. Will be interesting to see how these lawsuits turn out.

    Israeli Apartheid Week on U.S. Campuses
    By Lee Kaplan, Front Page Magazine
    February 26, 2007

    Movements that support Palestinian terrorism and the Iraqi resistance on American college campuses have become similar to the weather. That is, everyone talks about them, but most feel they cannot do anything about them. Last week a particularly odious “End Israeli Apartheid Week” was given venues on several American campuses, most particularly in New York -- yet the mainstream media nary said a word.

    Despite denying this event was even going to be held, the City University of New York, threw the event together in three days in a university facility. The presentation included a film screened by Mohammed Khatib, the International Solidarity Movement-Fatah liaison in the West Bank village of Bi’ilin, and Feryal Abu Haikal, a woman who serves a similar function for Fatah in Tel Rumeida, also in the West Bank.

    The two Arab flacks, who are also responsible for organizing riots in the West Bank against Israel’s Security Fence and interfere with Israeli soldiers and police, presented a propaganda film that alleges that Israeli soldiers purposefully abuse and bother Palestinian quadriplegics and other disabled people. These events sometimes run films in which Israeli soldiers are accused of using Palestinian children for target practice.

    At the conclusion of the film, Binyamin Rister, a Jewish student at CUNY, raised his hand to ask the question, “Do you support terrorism?” The Arab presenters refused to answer. Rister politely repeated the same question only to find himself set upon by five CUNY security cops who dragged him from his seat and removed him from the room. One officer continued holding him by the neck on the outside escalator and repeatedly banged Rister’s head against the wall as the escalator descended. Then, before they reached the bottom, the guard threw Rister head first down the remaining steps, injuring him severely enough to be taken to the hospital in a neck brace.

    This is the second time a Jewish man was beaten up at an ISM event in this country. One year ago, Georgetown University guards severely beat a 67-year-old retired police officer for also asking if the speakers supported terrorism. Georgetown currently has an $8 million personal injury lawsuit on its hands as a result.

    There were seven witnesses to the unprovoked attack, and Rister has now filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against CUNY, a taxpayer-funded college. Of note is the fact that a lawsuit filed in advance to prevent CUNY from holding such an event, as it presented a danger to Jewish students, was tossed by the judge because it was filed only a day before the event-- the organizers and university did a good job of denying the event would even take place.

    for full article:
    http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=27042
     
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    That poor guy was treated like crap just for asking a great question. That happens a lot, unfortunately. The article, however, had a interesting point of view, aside from the story of this man (which I am not responding to).

    Palestinian terorism and Iraqi resistence are both resistence movements (until they are each unoccupied - they are 'resisting' occupyers, which is legal. In fact everyone one of us would resist... and it isn't just terrorists that think Israel has apartheid like policies... even South Africans compare it. Plus, interfering with Israeli soldiers and police? Like when they drive tanks into your neighbourhood and install a curfew and bulldoze a couple homes... what kind of rabble-rouser interferes with that? Riot against an illegal seperation wall that is carving out parts of land that do not belong to Israel? Seems legitamit if one believes in the rule of law.
     
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    What is the difference between Israel bashing and Palestinean bashing or general Muslim bashing?
    Israel is a terrorist state. Much like its neighbors.
     
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    Israel gets lots of military funding and supplies, and acts in violation of the law. Palestinians militants are mostly off-shoots of government, as opposed to officials... Abbas never orders Airstrikes against Israel, Hamas had a ceasefire for a while (16 months?) before getting elected. Hamas actually is willing to stop violence and negotiate - they just think Israel should ALSO have to obey the law... basically both parties stop fighting, instead of just one side being forced to 'work for peace'. They even say the future is a two-state solution.

    And most who think Israel is run by a shitty bunch of terrorists do NOT think it's 'Jews' who are any sort of problem, just the administration of Israel.
     
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    They say it in English, buddy, not in Arabic : )
     
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    And when the U.S. administration tries to take the fight to the terrorists, that sounds just like the same "interpretation" you libs give to it as well. You really need to come up with a new campaign that is not so transparent.
     

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