ADL: Mock eviction notice describing Israeli house demolitions intimidates Harvard students

You got to read this to believe it. For Israel Apartheid Week, the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee posted fake eviction notices on students’ dorm rooms to raise awareness of Palestinian conditions under occupation.

Here is the text of one such leaflet:  

We regret to inform you that your suite is scheduled for demolition in the next three days. If you do not leave within the next three days, we reserve the right to destroy your suite. Anyone left inside is outside our responsibility. This may seem like harsh treatment, but, in reality, 24,813 houses have been demolished by the Israeli Defense Forces in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza since 1967, against international law and without proper justification. Home demolitions are one of many forms of collective punishment used by the Israeli Defense Forces. Surprised? Find out more at www.harvardpsc.com. And no, this is not a real eviction notice.

According to the Harvard Crimson, one of its editors, who is also a leader of Harvard Students for Israel, is upset about the action. Writes Anneli Tostar:

Sara Kantor ’14, co-chair of Harvard Students for Israel, said she believes the Harvard Israeli Apartheid Week is “inherently problematic.” …

“We feel bad responding to something that is so outside the spectrum of what we are willing to engage in,” said Kantor, who is a Crimson Arts editor and a former president of Harvard Hillel. “The issue is that it no longer becomes a question of dialogue—it simply becomes rhetoric and demonizes an entire nation and people.”

The Anti Defamation League has seized on the incident. Its latest press release states: “Mock Eviction Notices at Harvard Intimidate Students.”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed outrage after mock eviction notices were posted on students’ doors in freshman and upper class dorms at Harvard University in an effort to promote “Israel Apartheid Week.”

The campaign, which was organized by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee, distributed the offensive notices on March 2, which read “we regret to inform you that your suite is scheduled for demolition in the next three days” in reference to the group’s stance on Israel’s apparent treatment of the Palestinian population.

“This tactic is designed to silence and intimidate pro-Israel advocates at Harvard and campuses around the country,” said Robert Trestan, ADL Acting New England Regional Director.  “Free expression has a place on campus; however targeting the dorms of Harvard students lends itself to creating tension, isolating students and fomenting hostility.”

ADL also voiced its concern about the underlying anti-Israel message.

“We recognize and support free speech, but condemn the anti-Israel views expressed in the eviction notices as factually incorrect and intolerant,” Mr. Trestan said.  “This is an example of how anti-Israel activism on campus can cross the line by causing supporters to feel isolated and intimidated.”

P.S. Last year, as we reported, a similar action was undertaken at Florida schools and also elicited outrage from Zionists: “we will not sit idly by when Israel is singled out, delegitimized and demonized.” At that time, the Jewish press sought to claim that the eviction notices targeted Jewish students; but this was not the case, as Phan Nguyen established. And it was not the case at Harvard lately either.

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  1. Hostage says:

    Sara Kantor ’14, co-chair of Harvard Students for Israel, said she believes the Harvard Israeli Apartheid Week is “inherently problematic. “We feel bad responding to something that is so outside the spectrum of what we are willing to engage in,”

    Ever since 1998, the international panels of legal experts elected by the State Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination have identified numerous of areas of concern regarding Israel’s implementation of the Article 3 prohibition against apartheid and other forms of illegal racial segregation. In the 2004 Wall Case Palestine and a number of the interested state parties noted that Israel’s policies and practices amounted to constituent acts of apartheid listed in Article II of the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.

    Like Sara Kantor, the State of Israel has felt so bad that it refuses to respond to findings by competent treaty bodies and UN organs that reveal its policies and practices are illegal and criminal in nature.

    No doubt, one of the “inherently problematic aspects” of the crime of apartheid is that it is a crime against humanity. Israel could lawfully avoid responsibility for war crimes in the ICC, but not for the corresponding crimes against humanity. See for example Sigall Horovitz, “How Israel Can (Lawfully) Avoid an ICC Investigation into the West Bank Settlements” and my comments at link to opiniojuris.org

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you for that link

    • Kathleen says:

      “But the ICC could be precluded from investigating most allegations against Israelis under the principle of complementarity, as Israel would likely investigate these allegations herself. ”

      So Israel could trump the ICC saying they will investigate these crimes even though they have not done so all ready and have in fact protected these crimes being committed through the IDF protecting the confiscation of land and the building of settlements.? What a loop of injustice

      • Kathleen says:

        keep trying to finish my question but would not post. Went back and finished your link and you actually use “trump” towards the end. So I think I was following the sticky loop. Will be reading again

        So if I have this right and please knock my lay interpretations down. If Israel signs onto the Rome Statute they may have seven years to investigate themselves even though the IDF has protected and created an environment for these crimes to be committed? And that Israel has never on their own chosen to investigate themselves on illegally occupying Palestinian territory before in fact have supplied many of the crazy ass settlers to commit their crimes. Aiding and abetting the criminals. Will the fact that Israel has actually refers to illegally occupied territory as ‘war zones” or “Area A, B, C” have any influence on the way the ICC would determine Israel’s clearly inability to investigate themselves?

        This is so insane so if the Nazi’s had had the opportunity to sign onto the Rome Statute they could have investigated themselves and had a seven year period to protect their own horrendous hides? How would that have played out if the Rome Statute existed then?

        If the ICC’s intent is to stop war crimes or crimes against humanity why give countries such an easy way out? And how are “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” defined differently? Is it a numbers game?

        • Hostage says:

          The idea behind the 7 seven year exemption is to induce countries to join the Court. That way they will eventually become subject to its jurisdiction. The biggest problem with international criminal law today is the failure of the ICC member states to act as the courts of first resort. The ICC’s jurisdiction is supposed to be complementary to the jurisdictions of the national courts of its member States. There is no such loophole or limitation on the member state’s jurisdiction over war crimes. The same thing applies to their ability to prosecute those responsible for the crime of aggression.

          In any event, the 7 year exemption in article 124 only applies to war crimes listed in Article 8, not to the list of crimes against humanity contained in Article 7), or to cases of genocide listed in Article 6.

          So I was pointing out that one of the “inherently problematic aspects” of the crime of apartheid is that it is a crime against humanity that leaves Israeli officials vulnerable to prosecution for their on-going role in maintaining the entire network of Jewish-only settlements established on the territory of Palestine. Even legal experts, like Sigall Horovitz, tend to forget that fact.

    • piotr says:

      “Harvard Israeli Apartheid Week is inherently problematic”

      One can criticize the concept of “Apartheid Week” since in Israel this last all year long. But this is nitpicking.

  2. W.Jones says:

    Sara Kantor ’14, co-chair of Harvard Students for Israel, said:
    “We feel bad responding to something that is so outside the spectrum of what we are willing to engage in”.

    So you are not willing to engage in home demolitions?
    What do you think about them?

    • pabelmont says:

      W. Jones: No the Harvard students are not engagionmg in home demolition. They are, at most, knowingly (as to the demolitions) supporting the government that does it and, at least, knowingly (as to the support) supporting the government that does it even though they themselves haven’t got a clue that such drettful things are happening (in their names, mind).

      We USAers are not bombing Pakistanis via drones, or torturing prisoners, although our government is doing it (perhaps “in our name”).

      Perhaps the Harvard Hillelim feel bad, and are feeling intimidated, because public perceptions of Israel are shifting away from their ever-so-comfortable perceptions, perceptions to which they were probably brought up by the constant repitition of stories of a wonderful kingdom, far, far away.

      But they have grown too old to believe in fantasies and should be made to deal with realities including the facts about Israel and the facts of changing USA perceptions of Israel. with any luck, their pro-human-rights training (which quite possibly also happened) will kick in.

      It does, sometimes, you know.

      • W.Jones says:

        Pabelmont,

        What about the issue that the G.O.I. claims to represent them on a national basis and that their club presumably approves this claim?

        You write: “even though they themselves haven’t got a clue that such drettful things are happening”.
        But are you sure that’s the case? The Israeli Apartheid Week has brought this fact to their attention.

        One supporter of the State system there gave me a line that the demolitions are done as punishment because they belong to terrists. First, of all, this shows he is aware of the issue. Second, it shows they know people are losing their homes even when they are not necessarily terrists (eg. extended family members). Third, this line is an overgeneralization about those instances.

        • pabelmont says:

          Well, considering that they are Harvard students, and considering the work of the HC-PSC in making people aware of what’s going on, they surely should know what’s going on. And as decent human beings they should care what;s being done (and that it’s being done in their name).

          I guess my point, if I had one, was to sympathize with any of them who are still not free of what I presumed was their childhood indocutrinations — about how wonderful Israel is and about the antisemitic intentions of the pro-Palestine camp. BUT OF COURSE it is high time these Harvard students look facts in the face, so that they will see that Israel is very very far from pristine, and the pro-Palestine camp are not in any way antisemitic (including the Jews among us!) but merely pro-Palestine, pro-human rights, and pro-international law.

    • marc b. says:

      i don’t even understand what the eff she’s saying. so, for example, they’d feel bad about responding to someone painting a swastika on a jewish student’s dorm room door because ‘that is so outside the spectrum of what we are willing to engage in’? this is just moralizing pablum. there is no legitimate factual or legal response to home demolitions, so we’re treated to this ivy half wit speaking in riddles.

      • Ellen says:

        It IS meaningless pablum by a half wit.

        And I did not go to Harvard, but good ‘ole State U, and have lots of typos and sometimes even poor grammar, but isn’t “We feel bad” poor English. Shouldn’t it be with the adverb, “We feel badly….”

        • RoHa says:

          ‘Shouldn’t it be with the adverb, “We feel badly….”’

          No. When “feel” means “consider onself to be in a particular emotional or physical condition” then is followed by the adjective describing the condition felt. We say “I feel angry”, “I feel hungry”, “I feel depressed”, “I feel cold”, “I feel dizzy”, etc. When used with an adjectival phrase, it can lead to ambiguity with other meanings of “feel”.

          Two girls climbing back into the dormitory at night.
          G1. “I feel like a fireman.”
          G2. “So do I, but where can we find one this time of night.”

        • W.Jones says:

          Ellen,

          What do you think about this article:
          link to jweekly.com

  3. pabelmont says:

    Make them feel bad? Sure! Should!

    But intimidate? Hard to see how.

    Why don’t the Hillelim put out their own information about why [1] Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses is not illegal or [2] why it is justified or [3] reports of it are exaggerated or [4] why it didn’t happen at all? If they want discussion and debate, why don’t they schedule one, on those very topics!

    If they really feel the pro-Palestine folks are “crossing the line” (whose line?), why don’t the Hillel folks HELP the Palestine folks not to “cross the line” by organizing (perhaps, and best, together) debates, discussions, etc.

    • Chu says:

      great point. This could all be settled by some engaging debate at Harvard. But there is so much endowment coming from Zionist pockets, it would likely not happen in any significant measure.

  4. “We feel bad responding to something that is so outside the spectrum of what we are willing to engage in,”

    i can’t stop laughing. i don’t know why this just hits my funnybone.

    “This tactic is designed to silence and intimidate pro-Israel advocates at Harvard and campuses around the country,”

    no it’s not! and if they think that’s intimidating it might occur to them to think about how intimidating it is to get your home bulldozed.

    • amigo says:

      It,s like a domestic argument???.

      Spouse Darling , we need to talk.

      Other Spouse No, I do not wnat to talk about it — storming off.

      To the Sara Kantors of the world I say____ File for a divorce from the Palestinians and split the Assets down the middle.

      Oh and don,t hire an attorney.

    • Kathleen says:

      Such great points

  5. K Renner says:

    “We feel bad responding to something that is so outside the spectrum of what we are willing to engage in,” said Kantor, who is a Crimson Arts editor and a former president of Harvard Hillel. “The issue is that it no longer becomes a question of dialogue—it simply becomes rhetoric and demonizes an entire nation and people.”

    Who wants to put bets on whether or not Kantor spent her time as prez of Hillel collectively demonizing Palestinians for not liking occupation/being murdered/having their homes destroyed?

    More hypocrisy, absolutely sickening.

  6. David Samel says:

    Look at the lengths to which these critics have to stretch to complain about this mock eviction notice, which is a wholly non-threatening reminder that tens of thousands of people have been dealing with the real thing for decades.

    Sara Kantor: “We feel bad responding to something that is so outside the spectrum of what we are willing to engage in.” It’s unclear whether she and Hillel are unwilling to engage in house demolitions, or unwilling to engage in debate about house demolitions. But she can’t feel too bad about responding, because she has decided to do just that.

    She goes on: “The issue is that it no longer becomes a question of dialogue—it simply becomes rhetoric and demonizes an entire nation and people.” Of course, it is rhetoric, but if she wants to defend the necessity of house demolitions, she is free to to do so and make it dialogue. And does she really think that criticism of house demolitions “demonizes” Israel and the Jewish people, so that opponents should shut up about it? Does criticism of drone attacks “demonize” the US? Does criticism of “terrorism” demonize Palestinians? Actually, it often does, but does Kantor want to concede that?

    As for the ADL: “This tactic is designed to silence and intimidate pro-Israel advocates at Harvard and campuses around the country. . . This is an example of how anti-Israel activism on campus can cross the line by causing supporters to feel isolated and intimidated.” How does that work? Exactly how are college students who support Israel silenced and isolated and intimidated? Kantor wasn’t. Are there other college students who might be cowed into silence by this condemnation of house demolitions? Is the ADL searching for a single such student who will express such fear? How does this compare with the fear and intimidation experienced by millions of Palestinians who live under a regime that claims authority to not only demolish anyone’s home and steal their land, but imprison and even kill any person at whim?

    This is a university. Isn’t debate supposed to be a good thing? If they want to defend demolitions as something necessary to protect the lives of Israelis from terrorism, go right ahead. Student activists for Palestinian rights will respond with actual arguments (God forbid – “rhetoric”!) and won’t whine, “Help! There’s a debate going on around here.”

    • K Renner says:

      Well they are Zionists. Why bother looking at facts or responding to logical arguments against oppression and injustice when you can just cry about imaginary “anti Semitism!”

      That, or “accuse” BDS people of being “secret Muslims”. Because we all know there’s nothing worse than being an “EVUL” Muslim, right?

    • marc b. says:

      . . . causing supporters to feel isolated and intimidated.”

      this is just part of the psychology of arm chair zionists, not unlike every chicken hawk with a trick knee, unable to enlist but tearily supportive of this or that armed atrocity. the straw man of militant, threatening anti-semitism is fabricated so that junior IDF’ers can feel like they’re on the battle field without actually entering the conflict zone. that, and every criticism of zionism is the holocaust.

  7. eljay says:

    “This tactic is designed to silence and intimidate pro-Israel advocates at Harvard and campuses around the country,” said Robert Trestan, ADL Acting New England Regional Director. “Free expression has a place on campus; however targeting the dorms of Harvard students lends itself to creating tension, isolating students and fomenting hostility.”

    Just imagine how Palestinians – who are targeted with more than just mock eviction notices – must feel, Mr. Trestan!

    What a d*ck.

  8. Avi_G. says:

    Sara Kantor ’14, co-chair of Harvard Students for Israel, said she believes the Harvard Israeli Apartheid Week is “inherently problematic.” …

    “We feel bad responding to something that is so outside the spectrum of what we are willing to engage in,” said Kantor, who is a Crimson Arts editor and a former president of Harvard Hillel. “The issue is that it no longer becomes a question of dialogue—it simply becomes rhetoric and demonizes an entire nation and people.”

    The platitudes, oh god, the platitudes.

    Sara Kantor is the very definition of a Hasbara drama queen who’s all show and zero content.

    You know, Sara, your statements exude with privilege. If you were not so spoiled, privileged, pampered and comfortable you wouldn’t be making those comments.

    You’re part of the same intellectually toothless generation that thinks the same bullshit in which it marinates speaks to the world at large.

    Well, I have news for you, Sara; in this world, there are adults, and then there are childish parrots who think they are pulling a fast one on everyone else. Guess in which category you belong.

  9. RE: “This is an example of how anti-Israel activism on campus can cross the line by causing supporters to feel isolated and intimidated.” ~ Trestan of the ADL

    MY QUESTION: Can pro-Israel activism on campus ever “cross the line” by causing supporters of the Palestinians to feel isolated and intimidated?

    SEE: “The Trial of Israel’s Campus Critics”, by David Theo Goldberg & Saree Makdisi, Tikkun Magazine, September/October 2009

    [EXCERPT] . . . It is an extraordinary fact that no fewer than thirty-three distinct organizations – including AIPAC, the Zionist Organization of America, the American Jewish Congress, and the Jewish National Fund – are gathered together today as members or affiliates of the Israel on Campus Coalition. The coalition is an overwhelmingly powerful presence on American college campuses for which there is simply no equivalent on the Palestinian or Arab side. Its self-proclaimed mission is not merely to monitor our colleges and universities. That, after all, is the commitment of Campus Watch, which was started by pro-Israel activists in 2002. It is, rather (and in its own words), to generate “a pro-active, pro-Israel agenda on campus.”
    There is, accordingly, disproportionate and unbalanced intervention on campuses across the country by a coalition of well-funded organizations, who have no time for — and even less interest in — the niceties of intellectual exchange and academic process. Insinuation, accusation, and defamation have become the weapons of first resort to respond to argument and criticism directed at Israeli policies. As far as these outside pressure groups (and their campus representatives) are concerned, the intellectual and academic price that the scholarly community pays as a result of this kind of intervention amounts to little more than collateral damage. . .

    ENTIRE ARTICLE – link to tikkun.org

  10. American says:

    ” This is an example of how anti-Israel activism on campus can cross the line by causing supporters to feel isolated and intimidated.”

    When all else has failed to help them see the immorality in their position a little intimidation is fine by me.
    Maybe also being sent to Palestine boot camp where they have to be hands on and help the IDF tear and bulldoze down the Palestine homes while the Palestine family is watching would be in order also.

  11. kma says:

    who does Hillel want to ‘dialogue’ with?
    American students deserve to know the facts FIRST if anyone wants to ‘dialogue’.
    and I agree wholeheartedly with the demand for showing ‘Both Sides’:
    graphs should be made available showing total Palestinian homes bulldozed by Israel alongside total Israeli homes bulldozed by the PA, total Palestinians (& Americans) killed by bulldozers driven by Israel alongside total Israelis killed by bulldozers driven by the PA, etc.
    Hillel can make a giant bar graph for the IDF soldier that was crushed by a wall during one of their own operations against Palestinians about ten years ago.
    so many pictures American students should see! the scale of what’s going on is so much easier to understand when “Both Sides” are graphed and mapped.

    and the big one showing how much money Americans give to the IDF and what they do with it compared to US aid to Palestine.
    when Hillel wants “Balance” they can face up to the honest charts of deaths where each Palestinian gets counted AS MUCH as each Israeli and then BALANCE the numbers by STOPPING the destruction and killing, not by hiding the numbers.

    Americans aren’t getting ‘Both Sides’ yet, but hopefully SJP’s are helping to fix that. then we can ‘Dialogue’ about Americans role in the ethnic cleansing and get out of it.

  12. ritzl says:

    Even if the protests do, per Kantor, “demonizes an entire nation and people,” who the f cares (or should care). It’s a foreign country doing more, and increasingly bad acts. You’re either for those bad acts, accepting of them, or against them. If it’s either of the first two, grow up and take responsibility.

    If they take responsibility/ownership, maybe then the Kantors of the world can gain some sense of effect of their behavior on others. Actual understanding might ensue.

  13. sardelapasti says:

    Rather, demonizes an entirely illegal “nation” and a statistically overwhelmingly criminal “people” is more like it.
    I can’t see what there isn’t to “demonize”, but that’s just me.

  14. Ecru says:

    Does the ADL ever do anything else apart from look for antisemites under the bed? Sorry I’m over here in Europe but can’t remember seeing reports of them involved in the Voting Rights Act thing presently going through the Supreme Court.

    • seafoid says:

      As many Jews have moved onto being defamers of Muslims and Christians have more or less given up on antisemitism they have very little to do.

    • hophmi says:

      “Does the ADL ever do anything else apart from look for antisemites under the bed? ”

      Yes, a tremendous amount. The ADL has long supported the Voting Rights Act.

      They are amici for respondents (those arguing for upholding the filing provisions for states with discriminatory histories) in the case you’re referencing that was argued before the Supreme Court in the last few days.

      Also see:

      link to archive.adl.org
      link to archive.adl.org

      • Ecru says:

        Well thank you for that. I did go to your link but noticed that it was referring to 2006, not the present shenanigans. So. I next looked at the home page and, I’ve got to say, almost everything there was about either Israel or antisemitism. To the extent that everything else looked like a fig-leaf for a single interest group. However, noting this was the archive section I followed the link their new page.

        Sorry, but everything else STILL looked like a fig-leaf. They have stories about an Egyptian woman possibly making antisemitic remarks, another about the Oscars, and another about Argentina/Iran, condemning Argentina for even speaking to Iran about a terrorist attack when Iran hasn’t even been found culpable for it. Sections on antisemitism and Israel, not one on Islamophobia or Racism etc. etc. anything about these being found under general sub-headings.

        Nope. It’s not convincing I’m afraid. It may do the occasional bit of work on the side but it really looks like its overwhelming concern is still antisemitic bogeymen.

        • hophmi says:

          ” I did go to your link but noticed that it was referring to 2006, not the present shenanigans.”

          The links refer to previous ADL support for the Voting Rights Act. Neither is anything approaching the filing of an amicus in favor of the Act with the Supreme Court this year; I can send you a copy of the brief if you like. The ADL has a very long and distinguished record of standing up for religious freedom and civil liberties in a way that frankly gives lie to these people who make antisemitic claims about how they are “tribal”; their work on behalf of the Voting Rights Act, to take an example benefits the American Jewish community in no direct way. Just this past week, the ADL held a large legal conference on the subject of the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare. It is no “fig leaf” unless you know nothing about the ADL other than what you read on blog like this.

        • Hostage says:

          Hophmi, the ADL, and the rest of the partisan Israel Lobby, line-up in droves any time the Supreme Court is hearing a case that even remotely raises the possibility that an Israeli official might one day be held criminally or civilly liable for war crimes or crimes against humanity.

          In any such case, the Lobby’s attitude is that everyone else’s civil rights don’t matter. See all of the amicus briefs from Jewish and Zionist groups on the wrong side of history and the law in Samantar v. Yousuf link to scotusblog.com

          It should come as no surprise that the ADL has argued that the PLO is not the government of a State and that the Congress did not intend to exempt organizations from liability under the Torture Victims Act and the Alien Tort Statute. See the ADL amicus brief in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum; Mohamad v. Rajoub link to archive.adl.org

        • Ecru says:

          Hophmi, I DID say recent shenanigans. As I said I looked at their websites and based on their own presentation my opinion remains the same. Just look at the heading of the page you referred me to :-

          “To stop the defamation of the Jewish people…..to secure justice and fair treatment to all”

          It really does look like they tacked on the “to all” bit as an after thought. Given that the rest of the site seems given over to antisemitism watch. Then look at their new site

          “The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.”

          Their main aim, they admit it themselves is the antisemitic bogeyman.

          As for standing up for “religious freedom and civil liberties”
          etc. – how exactly is making false statements about Europeans being antisemitic helping those causes? How is that aim furthered by spying on AIDS charities? Greenpeace? Jews for Jesus?

          Nope still not convinced. And honestly your own use of the “antisemitic” charge doesn’t exactly help your case. Quite the contrary.

  15. yourstruly says:

    handing out leaflets that describe the horrors of israel’s house demolitions should intimidate israel firster jewish students. after all they’re supporting an entity that’s engaged not only in ethnic cleansing, but slow motion genocide in gaza. so when those directly responsible for israel’s crimes against humanity are put on trial, look for their supporters here in the u.s. of a. to say something like “if only i had known?” wasn’t that what many of hitler’s supporters said after nazi germany was defeated?

  16. Sumud says:

    Editors: the link to the ADL press release in the article is not working. Correct link:

    link to adl.org

    - – - – -

    I looked it up because in it Robert Trestan of ADL says:

    We recognize and support free speech, but condemn the anti-Israel views expressed in the eviction notices as factually incorrect and intolerant,”

    I’ve read the whole press release now – big suprise [not] is that Trestan never actually specifies what aspect of the eviction notice is “factually incorrect”. He blabbers on about it being “morally disgraceful” to label Israel as apartheid state but DOES NOT DISPUTE any factual statement in the notice.

    Not a one.

    What a pathetic organisation the ADL is. Little fascists spouting propoganda in a way even Goebbels would admire.

    • thanks sumud, got it

    • Chu says:

      They are complete fascists in their smear campaigns against anyone who questions the Jewish state and all the corrupt support that helps to construct it. But as the ADL is baited more and more by groups, they will start to lose their appeal. Watching Foxman in Defamation (if you has the patience to observe these hucksters) makes the audience realize what a slimy game the ADL is running, they sniff for antisemitism in any crack they can find. The whole ‘we are victims’ is resoundingly realized at the end of the film. They loooooooooove to kvetch until no tomorrow.

      And morally disgraceful? They need to look no further than their own operation to see immorality. I can’t believe these crooked wankers get away with this crap.

  17. RoHa says:

    “causing supporters to feel isolated and intimidated.”

    The poor dears.

    Isolated and intimidated by a mock eviction notice that very quickly makes it clear that it is not a real eviction notice long before it explicitly says so.

    With only the ADL, AIPAC, the US media, the US Government, Alan Dershowitz, and a few other organizations on their side, the isolation and intimidation must be really oppressive.