Many Jews came to New York to escape European antisemitism. The Left has made sure it has followed them here. Will the targeted Jewish students in this incident realize what major political party is behind the hard left and thus sponsors this kind of hate in its own ranks? Sadly doubtful.
FNC: “A required Zoom lecture at a public university in New York City devolved into a pro-Palestinian protest, as many students and at least one professor ‘hijacked’ the planned curriculum and read out what has been described as anti-Semitic tropes about the conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip. A group of Jewish students at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, CUNY described to Fox News now being fearful of returning to campus for in-person instruction in the fall. During the organized intervention that some say resembled a ‘Zoom bombing,’ many of the nearly 200 participants in the class changed their backgrounds to Palestinian flags and their names to ‘Free Palestine: Decolonize.’ While protesters took turns reading out a manifesto, the chat section was also flooded with comments — one of which said that Israel uses the Holocaust as ‘a tool.’ Video reviewed by Fox News showed that those involved in the protest for the next 20 minutes took turns reading a lengthy, prepared statement that affirmed, ‘Anti-Zionism is not equivalent to Anti-Semitism.’ Professors did not intervene as protesters praised recent remarks made by U.S. Rep Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., in which she accused Israel of subjecting Palestinians to a racist, ‘apartheid” system.’ ”
NY college Zoom course hijacked by anti-Semitic student protest: Hunter College CUNY course turned into pro-Palestinian anti-Israel protest by majority of students and a prof who spout anti-Semitic tropes. https://t.co/FitAY91e5r ArutzSheva pic.twitter.com/ONYvlgvVsj
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The antisemites applauded Black Lives Matter for “condemning the deadly, racist attacks from the Israeli state” and accused the U.S. of “colonization of Palestine through funding…Israel has engaged in the ethnic cleansing of indigenous Palestinians from their land. This is not ‘two sides’ – it’s occupier and occupied. Like ‘All Lives Matter,’ talk about ‘two sides’ distracts from power imbalance and structural injustice.” Complete Marxist garbage.
Jewish students reached with justifiable outrage. “They were totally and completely demonizing Israel, and I was so horrified, I was sick to my stomach. I was so taken aback, and to be honest this is the most anti-Semitic I’ve ever seen with my own. There was absolutely no room for anyone to talk against what they were saying… There was absolutely no voice for anyone pro-Israel at all.” No surprise. The Left hates any opposing voice.
“The horrifying thing is that there were professors that were expressing their opinions on it,” she added. “They’re supposed to be the mediators in the discussion, not the ones who are fueling the fire.” Not in NYC, apparently.
“The comments on that thread were absolutely horrendous and really advocating for this mob mentality and this one side of a very complex issue,” said a second student. “The fact that I don’t feel fully comfortable sharing my first and last name in an article, which is written about a fact that occurred, I think shows how Jewish students who feel strongly about the state of Israel are feeling at a public institution, which is funded by Jewish donors.” That dichotomy is lost on a majority of American Jews.
“For professors who are the experts in this anti-oppression curriculum to not stand up or do anything or say anything to intervene was quite shocking,” a third Jewish student added. “What violence could have taken place if this happened in person? Because it really felt like a virtual mob.” It felt like it because it was that and more. Some Americans think “it” could never happen here? It’s happening. Again. Brought to you by the hard left and the Democrat Party.