The leaflet seeks to inculcate the idea that Israel is a brutal oppressor that deliberately murdered an American supporter of the Palestinians. These charges are a malicious distortion of the facts and are part of a hateful campaign whose purpose is to delegitimize Israel. Israel’s critics have a right to express their opinions, but by pasting these fake evictions on the doors of a dorm with what one supposes is a considerable Jewish population, the action raises questions about whether the intent was to intimidate Jews as well as demonizing the Jewish state.
Compounding the problem is the fact that the notices were actually approved by the school’s housing department, one of whose employees accompanied the anti-Israel activists as they put up their work. Subsequently, FAU disavowed this move but as with past incidents at other universities, it looks as if the school has not considered whether they have facilitated a hate crime against Jews. (Read more.)
Friday, April 13, 2012
Anti-Israel "Eviction" Notices Posted at Florida Atlantic University
Think about the inconsistency here. Muslims constantly complain that Islamophobes blame all Muslims for the actions of a few (which people never actually do). But these same Muslims are quite happy to bully and intimidate Jews in the West over the supposed actions of Jews in Israel. What is it about Islam that makes its adherents lose all concern for consistency? Could it be the hypocrisy of Muhammad?