Bashing Israel on Campus, from California to New York
This entire article is worth reading. Below are some of the more striking points:
Professors assign outrageous anti-Israel propaganda in classes ranging from remedial writing to women's studies to environmental science, and never expose students to other viewpoints. After all, students can't be trusted to form their own opinions!
Even worse, on the most degraded UC campuses like Berkeley, Irvine, and Santa Cruz, an atmosphere of anti-Semitic intimidation and violence flourishes. Jewish girls are followed to their cars by Muslim activists, and called "whores" and "baby killers." Jewish boys are shoved, spit on, and physically attacked.
Muslim students dress up as Israeli soldiers, complete with fake guns, and set up "checkpoints" where they harass passersby to illustrate Israeli "brutality." And when the Israeli Consul or Ambassador gives a speech, riots break out, coordinated by activist groups like the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which are shielded by political correctness and funded by taxpayers
This link also contains a reference to a video link that is well worth a 12 minute investment. Here is the reference:
See for yourself in this brief video from hostilecampus.org: American universities have become hostile environments for Jewish students who support Israel
Watch the look in the Jewish girls' eyes. Experience the vile hate speech and poisonous theatrics. And listen carefully to Daniel Pearl's father, Professor Judea Pearl, describe the fear that even the faculty feels.
In the video link, we see the following statement:
On too many campuses Jewish students who support Israel are second class citizens not afforded the civil rights protection given to other minority groups. Young idealistic Jewish students who come to college believing in American principles of equality, fairness, justice and respect for all people quickly find out that if they support the Jewish State, they are excluded from fully participating in the college experience.
Back to the main article. In closing we see this:
In March, Jessica Felber, a twenty-year-old student at UC Berkeley, filed a federal lawsuit against UC's Regents, accusing them of failing to protect her civil rights as a Jew. Felber was holding a sign saying "Israel Wants Peace," when the head of Students for Justice in Palestine rammed her with a shopping cart, requiring her to get medical care. Her assailant was a known provocateur who'd been implicated in other assaults, without disciplinary repercussions.
So does this ugly and dangerous future await students in New York? Will the greatest Jewish city outside of Israel allow its public university to sink into a cesspool of academic dishonesty, corruption, and anti-Semitism?
This situation represents a long continuum of anti-Israeli sentiment in American universities. It will only worsen as we approach the Tribulation.
But as referenced in Jan Markell's commentary (link here), the bottom line is quite simple:
"Don't ever get stressed about Israel's survival. Be justifiably concerned about America's."
We may be referencing this quote a lot in the coming months.