Monday, April 4, 2016

University Campuses Have Purged Themselves Of Every Form of Hatred--Save One

Zionhass--it's all the rage (and there are no safe spaces for Zionists).

Update: A Tablet scribbler says that, in light of a string of BDS defeats, it's time for Israel advocates to chillax, already.

I think I'll utilize the words of "progressive" pundit Peter Beinart to underscore why now is not the time to let down our guard:
Peter Beinart, in his 2012 book The Crisis of Zionism, describes BDS as a "shrewd tactic" in that "[a]s a non-violent movement, it turns the world's attention away from terrorism, which has long undermined sympathy for the Palestinian cause. It gives activists frustrated by America's unwillingness to pressure Israel a mechanism to do so themselves. It harnesses new technologies that empower citizens to organize across national lines. And it capitalizes on the revulsion that many people whose nations were once colonized – or were once colonizers – feel toward an Israeli occupation with clear colonial features."
In other words, BDS is immensely useful for Israel-haters, not the least because it provides a "shrewd" mechanism with which they can disguise their hatred of Israel qua Israel.

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