Jewish students suddenly discover anti-Israel movement

From Susan L. M. Goldberg at PJ Media:

A concerned group of pro-Israel activists crowded into the social hall of Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor, New Jersey, Thursday night. The evening’s topic was learning how to prepare college students in their families to combat the boycott/divestment/sanctions (BDS) movement growing on college campuses across the country.

BDS presents itself as a peaceful protest against Israeli settlements in the West Bank through economic sanctions on products produced in what Palestinian activists call “the occupied territories.” It isn’t. The co-founder of the BDS movement, Columbia University Professor Omar Barghouti, has spoken openly about eliminating the entire State of Israel from the map.

Natan Sharansky, executive chairman of the Jewish Agency and human rights activist, has tagged the BDS movement as both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic for its use of what he calls the “three Ds”: delegitimization, demonization, and double standards. More.

Reality check: Anti-Semitism is an inevitable feature of progressive movements. For cultural reasons, Jewish people have tended to favour education and achievement so they get ahead. The trouble is, progressives need failure, levelling, and equality of outcome to work their typical magic: turning $100 million dollars of resources into $2 million dollars.

A bigger problem is that Jewish people tend to vote for progressives. This cannot end well for Jewish people, though it will probably be fine for the progressives.

Bouts of anti-Semitism combine nicely with attacks on “whiteness.”

See also: Cleveland U offers safe space for students traumatized by GOP Convention Maybe later they’ll be offering safe spaces for students traumatized by Jewish or Israeli- origin students opposing BDS. Don’t count it out.