Amir Abdel Malik Ali chatting with yours truly
with MSU toughies in background
Charles Jacobs and Avi Goldwasser, co-founders of the David Project, have written an important article for The Forward. It concerns the anti-Israel indoctrination that is going on within our universities.
I heartily concur with what Messers Jacobs and Goldwasser have written. The biggest issue of contention on college campuses today is the Israel-Palestinian conflict. It is undeniable that the left and the pro-Palestinian forces are dominating the discussion. It is part of a world-wide effort to discredit and deligitimize the Jewish state.
One might ask, "Why is this issue so prevalent on college campuses?" It is because this is where the future leaders of our country are walking the hallways as we speak. Why is there no comparable discussion of the horrors occurring daily in the Middle East and places like Iran and Pakistan? Why is there no discussion of the religious persecution that is on-going in almost every Muslim country? Why Israel? I think Jacobs and Goldwasser have provided most of the answers.
The Jewish community, especially those that have children attending college, need to wake up to this serious issue. They need to closely examine their Jewish organizations that they have heretofore supported and ask why they are not speaking out. When your Jewish leaders tell you everything is fine on the local campus, go and see for yourself. Attend the MSA-sponsored events and listen to the anti-Semitic words of many of their speakers (as I have). Don't be afraid to speak out and defend your own point of view. Don't be afraid to write to your university president and local politicians to complain when you hear hate speech on campus. Don't be afraid to ask left-wing Jewish activists why they have joined with the forces that want to destroy Israel and drive the Jews into the sea.
Finally I say, wake up to the realities. Anti-Semitism is on the march and has made its way back into the mainstream. There are many Gentiles who stand with you. But you have to get involved.