Saturday, March 9, 2013

Jewish Students at Harvard Harassed by Palestine Solidarity Committee

Mike L. 
Jewish students at Harvard University received mock eviction notices on their dormitory doors as part of an anti-Israel campaign organized by the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee.

The flyers, which informed the students that their rooms “were scheduled for demolition in the next three days,” were meant to invoke the “unlawful displacement of Palestinians from their homeland at the hands of the Israeli government,” the Harvard Crimson reported.

The notices were orchestrated as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” which is an annual series of anti-Israel lectures, events and protests that is aligned with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.
The vicious irony, of course, is that the only country that has not practiced ethnic cleansing in that part of the world is Israel itself.

Jews were ethnically cleansed from every Arab country in the middle of the twentieth century.  The Jews were driven from their homes and their property stolen throughout the region.  There are virtually zero Jews left in Arab lands, yet Arabs make up about twenty percent of the Israeli population.

If some percentage of Arabs were driven from their homes in the '48 War then one might conclude that seeking to kill your neighbors is not exactly the best way to guarantee one's own well-being.

The Jews have rights to self-defense and we will damn well exercise those rights if we need to.

8 comments:

  1. I'd maybe respect them a bit more if they were at least honest about what they are. The Harvard College Antisemite Committee is a much more fitting moniker.

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  2. Could you imagine if Jews targeted Muslims with eviction notices, or any other minority group was targeted this way? The community would be up in arms. Yet these who lecture about morality and human rights cannot even see it is they who are practicing discrimination.

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    1. It's because Jews are seen as being powerful oppressors (and as being *"the"* powerful oppressors) -- not as being victims. That's because huge lies are being told which, and are being believed which, falsely accuse Jews of being powerful oppressors (and of being *"the"* powerful oppressors). The telling of, and the believing in, such lies as was done by the Nazis approximately eighty years ago. And the mass-telling of, and the mass-belief in, such lies, has always been the case in "Western" societies. And that's why it's the case right now.

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      Western Culture, the Holocaust, and the Persistence of Antisemitism, a talk by Dr. Catherine Chatterley University of Winnipeg (Canada), Department of History, Introduction YIISA* Seminar, Yale University, 5 March 2009

      "After almost 2000 years of indoctrination, which has worked very hard to fix the Western imagination—and our individual attention—upon this abstract collective called 'the Jews,' we should not be surprised to discover that Western culture is riddled with antisemitic perceptions and habits of thought about the Jewish People. And this complex invisible reality has not been exorcised by the Holocaust. Negative beliefs and attitudes about Jews are so normal and so ingrained in Western perceptions and attitudes that people—both gentiles and Jews—are simply unable to recognize them for what they are. Like a second skin, antisemitic thinking has become invisible to most people. ..."

      Video of the Talk (Streaming Video (RealMedia)): http://streaming.yale.edu:8080/ramgen/cmibroadcast/yiisa/chatterley_030509.rm
      Direct Link to streaming video file: rtsp://128.36.236.13:554/cmibroadcast/yiisa/chatterley_030509.rm?cloakport=8080,554

      Discussion Draft of the talk: http://web.archive.org/web/20090422150719/http://www.yale.edu/yiisa/chatterleypaper3509.pdf

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      But, dispelling the lies -- by telling the facts that dispel the lies -- will dispel the genocidal anti-Jewish bigotry, and thereby, and therein, protect Israel and the Jewish people. It's that simple.

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      Note: * YIISA (Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism) was founded in 2006 and was was shut down in 2011. It was shut down in accordance with, and as part of, the anti-Jewish bigotry that is discussed in this talk by Catherine Chatterley.

      Antisemitism in America - Yale Kills YIISA, by Clemens Heni
      http://clemensheni.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/yale-kills-yiisa/

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    2. Dan is correct.

      The telling of, and the believing in, such lies as was done by the Nazis approximately eighty years ago.

      Progressive-left anti-Zionists are the current equivalent of Nazis in the sense that they unjustly create hatred toward the Jewish people in a manner that leads to violence toward us.

      It seems to me that we need to acknowledge that the progressive movement and the grassroots of the Democratic party has, essentially, a Nazi contingent that veils itself within the language of human rights.

      The majority of progressives are not hostile toward Jews.

      They simply do not care one way or the other if we get harassed or if our counterparts in other places get killed.

      We can either accept that or not.

      I definitely do not.

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    3. Do contemporary "Western" "Leftist" "Anti-Zionists", or contemporary "Western" "Leftist" "Progressives" in general, know about the large pro-Soviet (and pro-Nazi) so-called "Pacifist" movement among self-professed "Liberals" in the 1930's?

      Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.

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      “Are We Reliving the 1930s? How West European Philo-Semites became Anti-Semites before the Second World War”, talk by Dr. Simcha Epstein, (Video)
      http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/showpage.asp?DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=723&FID=799&PID=0

      Harvard's Nazi Ties, by Stephen H. Norwood
      http://www.wymaninstitute.org/articles/2004-11-harvard.php

      "When I began researching how the American academic community responded to the Nazi persecution of the Jews in the 1930s, I expected to find some troubling episodes. But what I discovered is far more disturbing than I ever anticipated. ..."

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      And on the "Right-Wing" (Socialist and otherwise) U.S. Establishment's collusion with the Nazis:

      The Secret War Against the Jews, by John Loftus and Mark Aarons

      "The authors demonstrate that numerous Western countries, especially the United States and Great Britain, have conducted repeated and willful spying missions on Palestine* and later Israel over many decades. While on the surface these two countries and others profess to be ardent allies of Israel, they work, in fact, through their intelligence services to betray Israel's secrets to the Arabs. Their motive: oil and multinational profits, which must be attained at any price through international covert policies. To understand the duplicitous nature of the West's diplomatic relations with Israel, the authors contend that one must understand the history that begins after the end of World War I with the sordid Mideast exploits of a British diplomat, Jack Philby. They then proceed into a detailed discussion of the boardrooms of American and English bankers and lawyers who had strong connections with Nazi leaders and Arab oil tycoons in the 1930s prior to the outbreak of World War II. Particularly intriguing is the information that the writers present to suggest an all-too-cozy financial relationship that existed between the Allied intelligence community and German banks even during the war. ..."

      http://books.google.com/books/about/The_secret_war_against_the_Jews.html?id=trU7nY-T-4EC

      America's Nazi Secret: An Insider's History, by John Loftus
      http://www.amazon.com/Americas-Nazi-Secret-Insiders-History/dp/1936296047

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      “But I am a Zionist!”, by Clemens Heni, 2008

      "For a liberal, voting for McCain is not without contradictions – but it is necessary.

      "On Germany, anti-Semitism, Israel, Iran and the new American Presidency

      "The art of the intellectual is to have his/her finger on the pulse of the times, in terms of both politics and social theory. Peter Viereck (1916-2006), almost forgotten today even in the USA, was such a splendid artist. In 1940, in light of Nazi Germany and World War II, he wrote in a brilliant article: 'But I am a conservative', which became a beacon for conservatives in America, so to speak. In doing so, he decidedly turned against his own father, Sylvester Viereck, an enthusiastic Nazi who was the first foreign journalist to interview Hitler in the early 1920s. Even more, it was a wake-up call in America, against the 'liberals' and 'leftists' who praised the Hitler-Stalin Pact as well as the USSR as a bulwark against war. ..."

      http://clemensheni.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/but-i-am-a-zionist/

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      Note: * "Palestine": British Mandate of Palestine

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    4. The inventors of what is now contemporary Western "Anti-Zionism" were the Soviets.

      Have a look at these German Nazi cartoons:

      http://danielbielak.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-did-holocaust-happen-just-look.html#Nazi_cartoons

      Now look at these Soviet "Anti-Zionist" cartoons:

      http://danielbielak.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-did-holocaust-happen-just-look.html#Soviet_cartoons

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      By the way:

      The Russian Loan, by KARL MARX, New-York Daily Tribune, January 4, 1856

      "... The fact that 1855 years ago Christ drove the Jewish moneychangers out of the temple, and that the moneychangers of our age enlisted on the side of tyranny happen again chiefly to be Jews, is perhaps no more than a historical coincidence. The loan-mongering Jews of Europe do only on a larger and more obnoxious scale what many others do on one smaller and less significant. But it is only because the Jews are so strong that it is timely and expedient to expose and stigmatize their organization. ..."

      On The Jewish Question, by KARL MARX, 1843

      "...Let us consider the actual, worldly Jew -- not the Sabbath Jew, as Bauer does, but the everyday Jew. Let us not look for the secret of the Jew in his religion, but let us look for the secret of his religion in the real Jew. What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest. What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money. Very well then! Emancipation from huckstering and money, consequently from practical, real Jewry, would be the self-emancipation of our time.... We recognize in Jewry, therefore, a general present-time-oriented anti-social element, an element which through historical development -- to which in this harmful respect the Jews have zealously contributed -- has been brought to its present high level, at which it must necessarily dissolve itself. In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Jewry. ..."

      Ernst Moritz Arndt, by FRIEDRICH ENGELS, Telegraph für Deutschland No. 2, January 1841

      "...True, it is a fixed idea with the French that the Rhine is their property, but to this arrogant demand the only reply worthy of the German nation is Arndt's: 'Give back Alsace and Lorraine'. For I am of the opinion, perhaps in contrast to many whose standpoint I share in other respects, that the reconquest of the German-speaking left bank of the Rhine is a matter of national honour, and that the Germanisation of a disloyal Holland and of Belgium is a political necessity for us. Shall we let the German nationality be completely suppressed in these countries, while the Slavs are rising ever more powerfully in the East? ..."

      Schelling and Revelation, by FRIEDRICH ENGELS, 1841

      "...This is our calling, that we shall become the templars of this Grail, gird the sword round our loins for its sake and stake our lives joyfully in the last holy war which will be followed by the thousand-year reign of freedom. ..."

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      The German National Socialist (NAtionalsoZIalistische - Nazi) Party.

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      "...a weak spot for Jews has been dealing with situations where hatred for them and an effort to destroy them as a community has been coupled with seemingly humanitarian, progressive rhetoric. Communism, of course, has been the ultimate example up until recently, a cause which attracted many Jews though it killed them or betrayed them. Since the history of this experience is simply not taught anywhere, most have not been learned from it. This story must be told in large part because it bears such relevance to contemporary parallels. ..."

      -- Explaining Jewish Political Behavior, by Barry Rubin ( http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2010/08/explaining-jewish-political-behavior.html )

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  3. I have to say, this story really pisses me off to no end.

    The very idea that young Jewish people at a highly impressionable age would be subject to this kind of thing is infuriating.

    The students who perpetuated this act of hatred should be expelled and their organization reprimanded and defunded.

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  4. I would hang a Nazi flag on PSC's door. I would erect a diorama display on the square with a gas chamber and crematorium with a gateway festooned with Palestinian flags and Arabic sayings. I would drag out every snapshot I could find of Arabs murdering gays and women in mass hangings, lynchings and soccer stadium executions with banners proclaiming the greatness of Islam. I would print out the Hamas charter and put it on big boards in clear English with the pertinent sections about genocide highlighted. I would put speeches by Nasrallah and Hitler side by side. I would list all the Arabs murdered in Gaza as 'collaborators' side by side with the names of the hundreds of convicted terrorists freed from Israeli prisons. I would grab a picture of as many Israeli victims of terrorism I could find and plaster them all over the place with their name, date and time of murder. And I would blow up that picture of the Mufti of Jerusalem sitting with Hitler and put it on the biggest poster board Kinkos can produce. And anyone who came to complain would be drowned out with cartons of airhorns.

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