To Stop Hateful Attacks On Jews, Oppose The Ideology Behind Them, by Rabbi Yaakov Menken
Rabbi Menken tells it exactly how it is in this piece. He is right on. The fact that so many people, Jews included, don't recognize what Rabbi Menken is explaining, or they ignore it for political reasons, doesn't make him any less right. In fact, their ignorance and denial, makes them into fools.
This hate will not be resolved by marching alongside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who, by her own admission, knows nothing about the Middle East except that the Jews are (surprise, surprise) “stealing land” (in “Palestine”) and being unfair to others. It will not be fixed by the bigots of IfNotNow, who claim that Jewish refugees of Arab ethnic cleansing are “occupying” Arab land in the eternal homeland of the Jews.
It will be helped if universities finally acknowledge that Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a hate group that honors almost exclusively those who have committed murderous, barbaric acts against Jews both in and outside Israel. Today, the same universities that would deny funding to a KKK chapter sickeningly honor SJP as a “human rights” cause.
And it will be helped when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recognizes that an outstanding anti-Semitic bigot like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) does not belong on the Foreign Affairs Committee — or, indeed, anywhere else in Congress.
Until this hatred is repudiated, these attacks will not stop — yet on the progressive Left, this hateful ideology is supported, while it is the opposition that is censored. Those infected with this mindset cannot be part of the solution, as they are themselves part of the problem.
Yes, read it all. You've got the time. And don't forget that U of M will be hosting a Students for Justice in Palestine Conference this weekend.