This week, the media broke news that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, at an event attended by prospective Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, that he does not believe President Barack Obama “loves America.”
This isn’t news. Barack Obama doesn’t love free enterprise, believes founding philosophy was fatally flawed and sees the American people as rubes with antiquated religious and racist tendencies. Sure, we can all agree that Obama likely loves America’s scenery; perhaps he loves America, but doesn’t like her very much. But that’s not what Giuliani was talking about, and everyone knows it.Read more
On Sunday, posters linking the notorious student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) with Jew-hatred and acts of Palestinian brutality were found posted at several locations on the UCLA campus, as well as other campuses nationally. The posters were removed by campus police and some students.
One poster depicted the body of a lifeless Palestinian civilian being dragged through the streets of Gaza by Hamas operatives while tethered to a motorcycle. Another depicted a bound and hooded Palestinian on his knees, flanked by AK-47-toting Hamas terrorists, just moments away from his summary execution. The name “Students for Justice in Palestine” featured prominently on the posters, along with the fitting hashtag, #JewHaters.Read more
Last Sunday, students on the campuses of UCLA, UC Irvine, Drake University, the University of Virginia, DePaul, and UMass Amherst encounteredFreedom Center-sponsored posters depicting the nationwide campus group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) as being complicit in Jew-hatred and Arab terror. It was an eye-opening act of guerrilla activism against an organization that should be officially labeled a hate group.
One of the two types of posters depicts a photograph of what appear to be a pair of masked, armed Arab militants looming over a kneeling man with a bag over his head – presumably a hapless informant or Israeli sympathizer. The text reads, “Students for Justice in Palestine” with the hashtag “#JewHaters” at the bottom. The same text appears on the other poster, a photo of a half-naked corpse being dragged along behind a motorcycle, an obvious reference to this instance of Hamas dragging the body of a suspected Israeli sympathizer through the streets of Gaza City.Read more
On Monday, the David Horowitz Freedom Center launched its new website,www.JewHatredonCampus.org and released a report detailing the “Ten Campuses with the Worst Anti-Semitic Activity.” Among them were schools like UCLA, Temple University, Vassar College, and San Diego State University.
The campuses selected for the Top Ten featured a near-constant barrage of anti-Jewish sentiment including anti-Semitic speakers, so-called “Apartheid weeks” that falsify Israel’s enviable record on human rights while ignoring the miserable record of the Palestinians and other Arab nations, threats of violence delivered both in-person and through social media, rallies to support convicted terrorists such as Rasmea Odeh, and other demonstrations resulting in a climate of fear and intimidation for Jewish students on these campuses.Read more
[Learn about the Freedom Center’s “Jew Hatred on Campus” Campaign.]
On Sunday, February 22, posters depicting Students for Justice in Palestine as a group that spreads Jew-hatred and supports terror appeared on a number of college campuses including the University of California, Los Angeles. SJP has accused the posters of constituting hate speech, specifically of being “Islamophobic” and “anti-Arab.” This is a typical SJP deception since the posters say nothing about Islam or Arabs. The core of SJP’s response is equally fictional:
These posters are a clear example of hate speech directed against Students for Justice in Palestine, as well as supporters of Palestinian freedom and equality. They rely on Islamophobic and anti-Arab tropes to paint Palestinians as terrorists and to misrepresent Students for Justice in Palestine as anti-Semitic. It hardly bears repeating that SJP at UCLA is an organization that prides itself on its opposition to all forms of racism and bigotry, and which is open to and promotes the membership of students from all walks of life.Read more