Hello all!FYI, the National Post published the letter wherein I observed that Israel-hate is "the Jew-hate of our time" and that "it is clear that Israel's enemies are relentless, and they have chosen post-secondary institutions as ground zero in their all-out agit-prop war against the Jewish state." SPHR--which, sadly, is not "uniquie"--shows us how it's done.
Solidarity for Palestinain (sic) Human Rights is so happy to present our annual Israeli Apartheid Week at Western University!
Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness about Israel's apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.This will be taking place NEXT WEEK: February 29th-March 4th. Looking forward to seeing you all! The Facebook page for IAW can be found here.
SPHR Atrium Day: Come learn about the occupation of the West Bank and what this reality looks like for Palestinians living there.UCC Atrium10:00am-3:00pm
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/568216319994125/Â
BDS workshop: Join SPHR for this workshop held by a former SPHR Executive to learn more about the movement and how you (and your university) can get involved.SSC 20286:30 pm
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/811810388964136/Â
Jerusalem Street Market: This is a chance for students to learn about the uniquie (sic) city of Jerusalem and check out some cool Palestinian goodies at the same time. Be sure to bring your change!UCC Basement10:00am-3:00pm
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679988805602958/
"Tears of Gaza" Film Screening: Join us for a screening and discussion of this chilling yet raw documentary about the Israeli military assualt (sic) of Gaza in 2008/2009, killing more than a thousand civilians.UCC 3156:30pm
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/212418802441906/
Photo Campaign: In celebration of International Women's Day, we will be having a **two-day** (Wednesday and Thursday) booth in the UCC basement to help fund and raise awareness of the newest freedom flotilla iniative (sic): The Women's Boat to Gaza.UCC Basement10:00am-3:00pm
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/141736762880170/
A Talk Through 1948: We are pleased to invite Hammam Farah from Students Agaisnt (sic) Israeli Apartheid at York University. Hammam will be discussing the colonialzation (sic) of Palestine and the 1948 Nakba.UCC 3157:00pm
EVENT PAGE:Â https://www.facebook.com/events/498733303666006/
Women's Boat to Gaza Photo Campaign cont.
CINEMA POLITICA Presents: They Were Promised the Sea - this documentary explores the stories of Morroccan (sic) Jews and the complex web of questions about dual identity, political opportunism, and the challenges faced by those torn between Homeland and Promised Land.London Public Library6:30pm
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1012009482189406/
Apartheid: From South Africa to Palestine:
Wrapping up IAW 2016 will be Rima Berns-McGowen from the University of Toronto Mississauga with a talk on the systems of apartheid and the parallels between South African Israeli apartheid.UCC 414:00pm
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/965387570224063/
One final thought: it occurs to me that there is a parallel to be drawn between "old time" Jew-hate and the Israel-hate at today's universities. In the bad old days--say, for example, under the Russian Czar--the hoi polloi was horribly repressed but, on occasion, was permitted to blow off steam by running riot in a pogrom against the Jews. Today's universities are small duchies of repression, where speech codes and "safe spaces" are the order of the day, and all hatred and racism has been banished. With the exception, of course, of Israel-hate. How satisfying it must be to be able to vent via the expression of what amounts to the only acceptable hatred du jour!
Update: Israel-hater Rima Berns-McGowan tweets:
I am coming to the conclusion that the Canadian HoC vote onAnd I am coming to the conclusion that BDS stands for "Bullshit, Duplicity and Spin."
#BDS was the best thing that cd have happened: to promote BDS #HowChangeHappens
Also for "Begetting the Devil's Spadework."