Inflammatory posters at UCLA call Students for Justice in Palestine ‘Jew haters’ (Updated)

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Anti-Palestinian flyer

This poster was found at multiple locations on the UCLA campus.

image000000Update: The inflammatory posters calling Palestine solidarity activists anti-Semites and likening them to terrorists have appeared at multiple other college campuses.

One person texted me an image of a poster calling activists “#Jewhaters” that was found at DePaul University in Chicago.

 

 

Another activist, Maggie Sager, wrote on Twitter that the posters have been found at five campuses in total:  Drake University, DePaul, UMass Amherst, University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Original post: Posters calling Palestine solidarity activists anti-Semitic were posted on the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus yesterday at multiple locations.

The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter publicized the posters late yesterday. Members of the chapter say the posters were put up in multiple locations, including inside apartment complexes.

The image on the posters is striking. It is a copy of a widely circulated image of Hamas members holding a person they suspected of collaborating with the Israeli army during the last assault on the Gaza Strip. The words “Students for Justice in Palestine” are at the top of the image, while the word “#Jewhaters” is at the bottom of the posters.

“These posters are a clear example of hate speech directed against Students for Justice in Palestine, as well as supporters of Palestinian freedom and equality,” the UCLA SJP chapter said in a statement. “They rely on Islamophobic and anti-Arab tropes to paint Palestinians as terrorists and to misrepresent Students for Justice in Palestine as anti-Semitic.”

The statement says the UCLA administration is aware of the issue and plans to respond. And Omar Zahzah, a member of the SJP chapter, said in an e-mail that “within hours after the images were spotted, the pro-Israel group on our campus, Bruins for Israel, emailed us to let us know that they also found the flyers hateful and that they were taking them down and calling on all of their allies to do the same.”

Sam Hoff, a writer for UCLA’s student newspaper, reported that “UCLA Facilities Management was notified of the signs and cleaned them up.”

In November, the UCLA student government passed an SJP-backed bill calling on the UC Regents to divest from corporations that do business with Israel’s army. Many other UC campuses have done the same, making California an epicenter of the nationwide battle over Israel on college campuses.

Earlier this month, the University of California Student Association also passed a resolution recommending divestment. 

The SJP statement on the posters connected the images to the anti-Muslim sentiment voiced at the UCSA hearing:

We must point out that these posters are only the most recent manifestation of a larger, egregious pattern of anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab, and anti-Muslim bigotry that has gone unchecked throughout the UC system. Earlier this month, a Muslim student wearing a hijab was singled out during the public comment portion of a University of California Student Association meeting for wearing religious clothing, following a pattern where the freedom of expression for Muslim women become routine targets on campus. UCSA members were deliberating divestment when the incident occurred. Outside the meeting, multiple witnesses observed protesters yelling slurs such as, “This campus is a breeding ground for terrorists” and “Terrorists don’t belong on UCLA’s campus.” Students in support of Palestinian rights, particularly Muslim women, were harassed, filmed against their will, and repeatedly called “terrorist”, all to administrative inaction.

 

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  1. amigo
    February 23, 2015, 12:04 pm

    If the intention of those who put up these posters is to convince Americans that Palestinians are terrorists , then Americans must be asking why these so called Terrorists are wasting time and money putting up signs condemning Israel,s policies rather than do what terrorists do. I e , plant bombs on campus.

    The zionists know the jig is up and are getting ever more desperate and ugly. As they say, you can,t make a silk purse from a pig,s ear.

    • Annie Robbins
      February 23, 2015, 12:37 pm

      my tweet on this added “what desperate racist loser thought this up?” i find it interesting no one is admitting they put these poster up, especially since they (people like stand with us and practically every pro israel commenter and the hasbara campaign of claiming anti zionism is anti semitism) have no qualms about claiming sjp are jew haters and anti zionists are jew haters. but they put it on a poster and then hide? oh sure, nobody at bruins would do a thing like that or any other student. right. they slink around in the middle of the night and post this inflammatory crap and hide.

      this really shows what they are made of. and of course, the image has nothing to do w/SJP. it’s a branding insinuating the SJP are murders. i just can’t wait for jeff to come along and justify this/not. or better yet claim it’s the fault of anti zionists.

      the only thing this does is make jewish students unsafe, because even those people know all or most or even 95% of jewish students would not put up those posters, how many condone it? we know who it’s supposedly representing (jewish victimhood). it’s gross. there’s only so much jewish victimhood the average person can stomach and the chances there is as much reason for a jewish student to feel afraid at UCLA, especially compared to a muslim student, considering there’s an entire islamophobic industry right in hollywood next door, is….i don’t even have a word for it. all of this, it’s just too much.

      • hophmi
        February 23, 2015, 12:53 pm

        “oh sure, nobody at bruins would do a thing like that or any other student. right. they slink around in the middle of the night and post this inflammatory crap and hide.”

        Like the people who put swastikas on the Jewish fraternity at UC Davis?

        http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/Swastikas-Spray-Painted-at-Off-Campus-UC-Davis-Fraternity-House-290549801.html

        Maybe whomever did this should emulate the students at Durban Tech [South Africa~ed.], when they called for Jews to “de-register.” Did you report on that?

        http://www.newsweek.com/backlash-after-students-south-african-university-demand-jews-deregister-306502

        Or maybe they should be more like the UCLA Student Council Members, who suggested (illegally, by the way) that Jews could not serve in UCLA Judicial Board positions because they could not be impartial. Did you report on that?

        http://dailybruin.com/2015/02/12/editorial-objections-to-usac-judicial-board-appointment-discriminatory/

      • eGuard
        February 23, 2015, 1:22 pm

        hophmy, are you sure these swastikas were not put there by the same persons that put up the poster?

      • just
        February 23, 2015, 1:24 pm

        “Like the people who put swastikas on the Jewish fraternity at UC Davis?”

        whodunit???

      • amigo
        February 23, 2015, 1:46 pm

        i just can’t wait for jeff to come along and justify this” Annie

        Uh , Uh, hopknee beat jeffy to it.Not to worry , we will get a second opinion even if they both say the same.

        Btw, zionists are not responsible for the blowback that follows their lawn mowing exercises but Palestinians are responsible for everything Israel does to them.You see , zionists do what they do in the name of their God.Palestinians do what they do because they hate Jews.Simple reasoning –if you are imbibing in copious amounts of ziocaine.

      • hophmi
        February 23, 2015, 2:32 pm

        “Uh , Uh, hopknee beat jeffy to it.”

        I didn’t justify it at all; don’t put words in my mouth. Once again, you’re caught in an hypocrisy. There is no evidence that Jewish students put up these posters, and certainly no evidence that they were put up at the instigation of the Jewish community on campus.

        It’s amazing to me that people like Annie are arrogant enough to believe that they know what it is like to be a Jewish student at UCLA. I posted a story from this week detailing how a Jewish UCLA student was, completely illegally, given a hard time by student representatives simply for being Jewish; it was so bad that a faculty member had to intervene in the meeting. You don’t know a damned thing, Annie, until you’ve walked in their shoes. I’d really like to know Annie’s basis of knowledge on the lives of Jewish students on campuses, particularly campuses like UCLA where they’ve been made to feel ostracized over the Israel-Palestine issue. I don’t think she has a clue, and I have a feeling that she could not care less.

      • Bornajoo
        February 25, 2015, 4:32 pm

        “I’d really like to know Annie’s basis of knowledge on the lives of Jewish students on campuses, particularly campuses like UCLA where they’ve been made to feel ostracized over the Israel-Palestine issue. I don’t think she has a clue, and I have a feeling that she could not care less.”

        If they are being ostracised as you claim then it’s because people like you pro israel zionists continually conflate israel and zionism with Jews. Come out and disassociate yourselves from that criminal murderous regime and make it clear that you ad Jews do not support the criminal actions of that rogue state. Do it forcefully and regularly and the blowback will dissipate

        But you WANT to conflate the two. That’s the problem. And people like you do wholeheartedly support israel and zionism and that’s the problem

      • hophmi
        February 25, 2015, 11:42 pm

        Jews on campus don’t owe anyone anything.

      • Annie Robbins
        February 26, 2015, 2:28 am

        Jews on campus don’t owe anyone anything.

        99% of them maybe. all it takes is one tho hops. every person is responsible for his or her actions. LA is not a hostile place for jews (in general) nor is UCLA. they are close to 20% of the student body according to hillel and very jew friendly. you can’t lasso every jew on that campus and pretend you’re their defender because you’re not. and you can’t lasso all of them as representing zionists, or zionism representing them because zionism does not. and you can’t pretend they all took a hit because of a fight over a politicized student council meeting that never should have gone in that direction, ever. and, had zionism not reared its ugly head it might never have.

        i don’t know what happened at that meeting or why but this did not happen to every jew on campus. btw, our tax dollars pay for that school, like all UC campuses. and for 2% of the population i don’t hear anyone moaning about one ethnicity being represented to the tune of 15-20% of the kids. this is not “unfriendly” it’s very friendly. i’m not interested in your victimhood hops. you can make any child paranoid if you work at it.

        what gives me the right to have the opinion i have? common sense that’s what. LA, like NYC, is jew friendly. so is SF. yes, there are definitely extremists zionists there and i am sure they exist on that campus too. like i said, it only takes one or a few nutcases. i really can’t think of any specific ethnic american that would feel more comfortable in LA then jews. not muslims, hispanics, latinos, gays, a combo of all of the above, asians, blacks, native american, non specific white people (yeah, we stub our toes too and cry about it) etc etc you name it. you choose a shitty political position, expect people to avoid you like the plague. that’s normal. people w/opposing political ideologies generally don’t kumbaya together. get over it. don’t expect to hang w/the cool kids when you stand up and defend war criminals and mass murders. bummer!

      • Bornajoo
        February 26, 2015, 3:09 am

        “i’m not interested in your victimhood hops. you can make any child paranoid if you work at it.”

        Oh and do they work at it! They are experts. You should meet some of the mentally disturbed paranoid members of my family here in the UK.

        Well stated Annie!

      • Mayhem
        February 23, 2015, 6:00 pm

        SJP has established a reputation for being anti-semitic on college campuses across the US – read about 
        SJP apologises for being anti-semitic which took place at SJP Vassar. How can SJP complain when Jews fight back forcefully against the hateful stuff that SJP has long been dishing up?

      • Annie Robbins
        February 24, 2015, 2:03 am

        across the US? first of all, it’s not apparent it is a nazi poster. i would not of known. second, it really does remind me of the slaughter in gaza last summer. third, SJP has not established a reputation for being anti-semitic, stand with us and their ideological opponents are trying to establish they are anti semitic, and for the most part failing miserably. from your link:

        The SJP Vassar General Body issued an apology on May 11 over the Nazi propaganda, saying, “We want to make it excruciatingly clear that we are sorry to anyone we offended because we did not vet the original posters of some of the content we reblogged close enough this past week, and only focused on the content.”

        “We understand that the sources, no matter the content, can be triggering to many in our audience. We will definitely do better, as that is what y’all deserve. We have removed the posts, and will do our best not to make a similar mistake!”

        In a second apology, the group blamed the social media manager for taking unilateral steps, adding, “We condemn any and all hate speech including any form of anti-Semitism and we are deeply sorry several offensive posts were made in SJP Vassar’s name.”

      • Mooser
        February 23, 2015, 6:47 pm

        “Maybe whomever did this should emulate the students at Durban Tech [South Africa~ed.], when they called for Jews to “de-register.”

        Well, I suppose you can keep on hoping for that, but Hophmi, why hasn’t Zionism, or Israel, made sure that everybody knows that Zionism and Israel are entirely the responsibility of the Jews in Israel (or working for Israel, like diplomats, etc.) and in no way the responsibility of Jews anywhere else. So Jews anywhere else shouldn’t be attacked for them.
        Why don’t they do that, Hophmi? It would cost next to nothing, and make a lot of us old galoots feel more secure. Why don’t you suggest it to them, Hophmi?
        It couldn’t hurt.

        You know, like a legal announcement in the newspaper: “Israel declares that Galut is no longer responsible for Israel’s debts, or actions, blah, blah…” you know the form, I’m sure

      • JWalters
        February 23, 2015, 7:07 pm

        hophmi, I’ve read your links. You are engaging in the debate tactic known as “minor point rebuttal”. You ignore the question at hand and turn to some other fact, which you then don’t bother to discuss or connect to the question at hand. For example, in your third link one might raise the question, “Should a known member of the KKK be allowed to sit on a panel that judges racial discrimination cases?”

        Your analyses are shallow because you ignore half of reality. This could be because you were subjected to emotional manipulation as a child. An excellent article on this is –
        http://mondoweiss.net/2015/02/palestine-zionist-education/

        I suggest you read that article, and think about the possibility that your brain currently is terrified of looking at facts that don’t fit your picture. (I notice you have not commented on that article.)

      • gamal
        February 23, 2015, 7:25 pm

        well ibtimes has this

        “The SRC president Ayanda Ngidi however said that the call was to deregister only the “Zionists”, or students funded by the government of Israel, and not all Jewish students.

        The call was made a day after former Palestinian activist Leila Khaled visited their Durban campus.

        Khaled, now in her 70s, is a lifetime member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and infamously remembered as an aeroplane hijacker for her daring acts many decades ago.

        She is currently on a fundraising tour for the Palestinian cause and was in South Africa to support the SA version of Boycott Disinvestment Sanctions’ campaign to boycott Israeli goods.”

        http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/durban-university-rejects-students-calls-ban-zionist-students-1487803

        I suggest an outreach program, where these students are reminded that Israel stood by South Africa when the whole world sanctioned her, how ungrateful of them.

      • hophmi
        February 24, 2015, 8:40 am

        ” You are engaging in the debate tactic known as “minor point rebuttal”.”

        I’m afraid not. The major point here is that there is no evidence that Bruins for Israel was behind the posters.

        “For example, in your third link one might raise the question, “Should a known member of the KKK be allowed to sit on a panel that judges racial discrimination cases?””

        You’ve just compared being Jewish to being a KKK member. I guess your analytical skills aren’t all that good.

        “Your analyses are shallow because you ignore half of reality.”

        I’m afraid that when it comes to reading sources that dissent from one’s own perspective, it’s you JWalters, who is found wanting, not me.

      • ckg
        February 24, 2015, 11:13 am

        This is not a false-flag operation by pro-Palestinian activists to gain sympathy. The Daily Caller has talked to those responsible for the posters at UCLA and explained their motive.

      • RoHa
        February 26, 2015, 4:11 am

        “Jews on campus don’t owe anyone anything.”

        Are you suggesting that Jews on campus have no duties to their fellow students, to the University, to the society which sustains them, or to humanity as a whole?

        Why are they exempt, and does this exemption cease when they graduate?

      • hophmi
        February 26, 2015, 4:14 pm

        So Annie, perhaps you can detail for me what it’s like to be a Jewish student at UCLA, or in general at campuses where BDS is in fashion.

        And no, Annie, the notion that a campus is friendly because Jews make up a substantial part of the student body doesn’t hold much water.

        And save your presumptuousness about how Jews are supposed to feel and what is “Jew-friendly.” You would never say something similar to an African-American or a Muslim. The Jewish student who was given a hard time about being Jewish by members of the student council at UCLA wasn’t given a hard time because of her political positioning,

      • Annie Robbins
        February 26, 2015, 6:23 pm

        So Annie, perhaps you can detail for me what it’s like to be a Jewish student at UCLA, or in general at campuses where BDS is in fashion.

        certainly i can’t because jews don’t think or act uniformly. however, i think i can imagine a jewish student affiliating themselves with a group that is politically oriented, either for or against bds, would feel uncomfortable around lots of people of a different ideology perhaps. but no more than any student being on the other side of a political debate when they are on the losing side.

        i would think that a jewish student who supported bds, being called a nazi collaborator (david horowitz claim) and harassed by fellow students for that would be awful. but that’s a little out of my league.students who support zionism are between a rock and a hard place. but that’s not because they are jewish, it’s because they are zionists.

      • Kris
        February 26, 2015, 7:32 pm

        @hophmi: “So Annie, perhaps you can detail for me what it’s like to be a Jewish student at UCLA, or in general at campuses where BDS is in fashion.”

        There is nothing special about being a “Jewish” student, hophmi.

        Students who advocate for racial/ethnic/religious privilege probably experience cognitive dissonance, which is uncomfortable, and even embarrassment, but it’s not because they’re “Jewish,” it’s because they are trying to defend the indefensible.

        Students who don’t want to have their prejudices and assumptions challenged should probably stick to online courses from religious schools.

        Maybe you could explain why anyone in the U.S. should care if “Jewish” students, or any other students, feel upset because a foreign country is being criticized on a college campus.

    • talknic
      February 24, 2015, 12:02 am

      It will get much much worse as Palestine gets closer to independence. Deuteronomy 20:15 is essential reading

    • Kay24
      February 24, 2015, 12:14 am

      Don’t give them ideas, they are good at false flagging. :))

  2. a blah chick
    February 23, 2015, 12:31 pm

    Considering that the people who put up posters like this also routinely support the shooting of unarmed protesters I have serious doubts they really care about the people Hamas executed last summer.

    Here’s a question I have no answer for: Gaza was having the s**t bombed out of it by land, sea and air, how were they supposed to deal with people caught aiding the enemy? Hold them in detention? Send them to the UN people? Expel them to Israel?

    Anyone got an answer?

    • amigo
      February 23, 2015, 1:24 pm

      “how were they supposed to deal with people caught aiding the enemy? Hold them in detention? “Send them to the UN people? Expel them to Israel?”ABC.

      Send them back to the people who spied on them and used any info (ie they are Gay ) they could torture/milk out of them and then turn them into reluctant spies.

      Yeah , the same people who used these folks and then point the finger at Hamas.How much more of this zionist scourge can mother earth endure before it ejects it from our midst.

      • a blah chick
        February 23, 2015, 1:42 pm

        Exactly, expelling them to the Israelis would have only allowed them to give their reports in person. As for holding them in detention or sending them to the UN how would that have worked? Israel was bombing UN facilities and anything else standing up. These people would have ended up getting killed in either place.

        Didn’t collaborators get executed in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising?

      • Mooser
        February 24, 2015, 11:35 am

        “Didn’t collaborators get executed in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising?”

        Collaborating with the Germans in the Warsaw Ghetto? It never happened, not once! Against TU! Why, collaborating with the Nazis would be as bad as being an anti-Zionist!

    • Giles
      February 23, 2015, 1:31 pm

      hophmi.

      Who did put swastikas on the Jewish fraternity at UC Davis?

      Tell us, hophmi. Who did do this?

      Also, I have noticed that the accusation of anti-Semitism must be losing some of its potency. It seems like just in the last year or so the accusation of preference is the much more inflammatory terms of Jew hater and Jew hatred. I suspect this change came down from somewhere on high — perhaps a Frank Luntz strategy? It would be informative to hunt down the genesis of the plan to use this new label

      • Krauss
        February 23, 2015, 3:45 pm

        Giles, it isn’t just the accusation of anti-Semitism.
        Even the demonization of Iran is reaching new heights as people become de-sensitised.

        Josh Block now claims that Iran “wants to commit mass genocide on everyone”. Really. These people become more and more unhinged as they lose more and more.

      • American
        February 23, 2015, 3:51 pm

        I have noticed the’ jew hater’ description too recently–reminds me of the zio trolls at DKos who use to use the ”jooos’ thing when taunting everyone.
        They do it to just inflame the subject and make everything even sleezier.

      • JWalters
        February 23, 2015, 7:16 pm

        Good point and good question. The right wing in general seems to be upping the use of “hater” to describe rational opponents. It seems to me this has occurred as their own hate has been more frequently called out. It’s a standard right wing tactic to “neutralize” accurate charges against them by throwing the same charge against their opponents, regardless of facts. They want a frenzy of emotion, not rational discussion. Derailing democracy is a key to keeping the hate and wars going.

    • Taxi
      February 23, 2015, 3:40 pm

      a blah chick,

      Palestinian collaborators are either blackmailed into working for the zionist enemy or offered money to pay for urgent hospital bills for instance,

      • seafoid
        February 23, 2015, 4:17 pm

        Relatives of sick family members are targeted by the Shin Bet to turn informer. And people wonder why Israeli Jews are hated.

      • a blah chick
        February 23, 2015, 4:26 pm

        I have no doubt that many if not all of them were coerced. I was simply wondering what choices the Gazans had when these people were uncovered.

  3. American
    February 23, 2015, 1:00 pm

    ” the pro-Israel group on our campus, Bruins for Israel, emailed us to let us know that they also found the flyers hateful and that they were taking them down and calling on all of their allies to do the same.”

    I imagine the Bruins for israel know who put the posters up…or at least have a good idea who among their ranks would do it.

    • Krauss
      February 23, 2015, 3:53 pm

      They probably do know who put them up.

      But the fact that they were put up anyway shows cracks in the lobby, as the BDS movement gathers pace, the more radical pro-settler, openly pro-Apartheid elements are going to splinter away.

      Of course most of the major Jewish institutions are objectively pro-settler, but they employ the language of the 2SS to mask that, and we may begin to see a deeper rift in the lobby as Mearsheimer predicted back in 2010 as people like Foxman/Dershoshits who will never abandon Apartheid Israel move into the far-right(they were always there but they can no longer pretend that they are liberals now).

  4. just
    February 23, 2015, 1:17 pm

    I was going to link to this yesterday, but I didn’t want to link to the sites where I found it. Today, Huffington Post has it up:

    “The dominoes are falling one by one. The student governments of major and highly prestigious universities, comprised of giant Jewish student populations, are voting to divest from major companies doing business with Israel.

    The latest to succumb is Stanford University, who this past Tuesday voted in favor of BDS. Stanford, with its large Jewish student body, is a particular blow seeing as it is such a very important university in the world in relation to hi-tech and the Internet as well as the large and influential Jewish presence in Silicon Valley and the Bay area.

    How can this be happening, especially when the SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) groups who loudly influence the passing of these resolutions usually number fewer than a hundred members at their Universities?

    Take UCLA, which voted in favor of BDS a few months back. There are over 3000 Jewish students there. Could they really have allowed their elected student government to vote so unjustly?

    There’s an old joke about the professor who was asked, “What is worse? Ignorance or apathy?” To which he replied, “I don’t know and I don’t care.”

    Ignorance and apathy are infecting the Jewish student body politic and allowing Israel to be defamed on campus.”

    The entire rebuke to Jewish students, and disparagement of ‘others’ a la Boteach is here:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-shmuley-boteach/as-stanford-falls-to-bds-_b_6729286.html

    It ends this way:

    “The Jewish community must launch large-scale and well-coordinated programs that can turn the tide on campus and reclaim the narrative, Campus Maccabees, if you will, PR blackbelts trained in improving the public perception of Israel. It must begin with “An Israel Defense Bible,” a short manual that gives students concise, clear, and comprehensive information to fight back.

    We at This World: The Values Network are committed to creating this handbook. Already, This World has carved a unique niche for itself in global pro-Israel advocacy by hosting world-class events, large-scale media campaigns, live debates, lectures, and conferences, garnering international attention and recognition.

    The time has come for each one of us to stand up and defend Israel, the Jewish people, and the universal Jewish values that underpin the western world. Campus is ground zero.”

    Did Boteach inspire this poster of lies, deception and hate? Should we ask the ADL? Yesterday, I thought of his screed as inspired by fear. Today, I have a different perspective.

    Thanks, Alex.

  5. amigo
    February 23, 2015, 1:33 pm

    “Maybe whomever did this should emulate the students at Durban Tech [South Africa~ed.], when they called for Jews to “de-register.” Did you report on that?” hopknee

    Why don,t you put together a report on that and send to Adam or Phil and stop wasting our time posting your usual whine fests.

    By the way have you heard about the “Spy Cables” where it turns out nietandyahu lied to the UN .It,s all over AJ and heading your way.

    Enjoy hoppy.

      • amigo
        February 23, 2015, 3:29 pm

        Thanks ckg.My internet is slow tonight.

    • Kay24
      February 23, 2015, 8:16 pm

      We should not be surprised eh? We knew, the world leaders knew, and many out there, know that this disgusting man is dishonest and a damn liar. A shameful liar, who lies, and then justifies his killing of civilians by his lies, that Israel is defending itself. He is currently under investigation for misusing Israeli funds for his wife’s makeup, among other things. I hope this makes traction in the media, after all the American people should realize that Boehner and the other traitors in Congress keep supporting, and protecting, this liar, even over their own President. The timing for this news, is great. Just before Israeli elections, and before his self invited speech in Congress. Bibi should be kicked out of office, so that there can be hope for the Palestinian people.

  6. Mooser
    February 23, 2015, 2:27 pm

    This will all be over very soon, thank G-d. I received word through the fillings in my teeth that Israel plans to make a public, international proclamation declaring that only Israeli Jews are responsible for the actions of Israel, and the Jews in the rest of the world are not involved and should not be held responsible.
    That should really ratchet down the tension. Should happen any day now.

    • eljay
      February 23, 2015, 2:39 pm

      || Mooser: … I received word through the fillings in my teeth that Israel plans to make a public, international proclamation declaring that only Israeli Jews are responsible for the actions of Israel … That should really ratchet down the tension. … ||

      Yup…until JeffBeee decides to state (again) that all Jews are indeed responsible for the actions for some Jews.

      At which time the Zio-supremacists here on MW (y.f., jon s, hophmi, Mayhem, Mikhael, ivri, DaBakr, Palikari, etc.) will choose (again) not to denounce his anti-Semitic assertion…an assertion they’d be tripping over themselves in their haste to denounce were a non-Jew to make it.

    • Bornajoo
      February 23, 2015, 6:37 pm

      “This will all be over very soon, thank G-d. I received word through the fillings in my teeth that Israel plans to make a public, international proclamation declaring that only Israeli Jews are responsible for the actions of Israel, and the Jews in the rest of the world are not involved and should not be held responsible. That should really ratchet down the tension. Should happen any day now.”

      Hey Mooser I’m in my 50s. Is there any chance that this “any day now” might happen in the next 20 years? I would honestly like to be alive to see it. How reliable are these words through your teeth fillings?

      Regarding the swastikas on the Jewish fraternity this is probably being done by Jews themselves. They’ve done it before and it is just as likely being painted by them as anyone else. When you can’t get enough victimhood you can always make some more with some cheap paint and a paint brush. Works every time

      Oh and what a surprise, Nuttyyahoo is bare faced liar and right in front of the whole world in the United Nations with his stupid cartoon drawing. There are big liars and small liars but he’s a gigantic liar.

      • oldgeezer
        February 23, 2015, 8:02 pm

        Well the world is filled with liars for sure but biby is in a class of his own. Not every liar murders so many, calls for the murder of mqny more and causes the death of his own citizens ( and coreligionists ) quite the way he does.
        And the republicans will award him standing ovations for his many years of criminql acts.

      • Mooser
        February 25, 2015, 12:10 pm

        “Well the world is filled with liars”

        But there are very few people who can receive and decode diplomatic radio transmissions with their fillings. It takes a sort of knack.

      • amigo
        February 25, 2015, 1:39 pm

        “But there are very few people who can receive and decode diplomatic radio transmissions with their fillings.Mooser.

        Must be your implaqueability Mooser.

      • amigo
        February 25, 2015, 3:26 pm
      • Mooser
        February 25, 2015, 6:13 pm

        “Must be your implaqueability Mooser.”

        Well, I have always wondered why Israel did not make it plain to everybody that the Jews in the rest of the world have nothing to do with what Israel decides to do. Sort of a disclaimer.

      • just
        February 25, 2015, 6:25 pm

        lololol, amigo! very cute.

  7. Atlantaiconoclast
    February 23, 2015, 2:35 pm

    Americans are convinced that Arabs are terrorists because of the blood libel of 9/11 and the daily traumatizing reports about ISIS. The obvious solution to the latter phenomenon is for those of us who know better, to regularly link Israel to support for ISIS. Israel should not be allowed to attack the very Syrian and Hezbollah forces that are in a life and death struggle with ISIS, and be safe from people pointing out how this supports ISIS. Its time to outplay the Zionist propagandists with their own game. I just don’t sense a willingness among most progressives to do this though. Too afraid of charges of “anti Semitism.”

  8. American
    February 23, 2015, 2:58 pm

    Huumm…trying to decide what I think of this:…at first blush it looked worthwhile to contribute to but on further examination I am not so sure, it looks hokey when you go all the way thru it.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-michael-lerner/no-mr-netanyhu-we-wont-le_b_6734706.html

    Rabbi Michael Lerner
    Editor, Tikkun Magazin

    No, Mr. Netanyhu! We Won’t Let You Drag the U.S. into War With Iran!
    02/23/2015 7:48 am EST

    ”American Jews are Asking Our non-Jewish Neighbors To Stand With us Against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s alliance with American Militarists.”

    We have a big problem: the Israeli Prime Minister wants to drag the US into a proxy war for Israel against Iran, and Jews are likely to get the blame when that war turns out be an even bigger disaster than the US war in Iraq.

    We need our non-Jewish neighbors to help us get out the message that Netanyahu does not speak for us and his policies are actually the opposite of what most American Jews support.
    The problem is intensified, because the media continually quotes the leaders of the 20% of our most reactionary Jews rather than those who are more in tune with the 70-80% of liberal and progressive American Jews.

    That is one reason why I want you (our non-Jewish neighbors as well as Jews) to sign and donate to an ad we will take in major American media to make our case and not let the militarists drown out our voice.
    Help us buy a full page ad in the NY Times to get our message to the decision makers. Click to see the ad here.
    HERE’S THE AD: https://org.salsalabs.com/o/525/images/Netenyahu_NYT_Mar.4%20(1).pdf

    [No, Mr. Netanyahu—
    you do not speak for
    American Jews
    • Every poll indicates that a majority of American Jews (and most non-Jews) support President Obama’s attempt to negotiate a settlement that would prohibit Iranian development of nuclear weapons rather than the Netanyahu approach of undermining those negotiations.
    And…
    The American People
    Do Not Want a
    War with Iran

    And send info to everyone on your email lists and place this whole article on your Facebook or other social media, tweet about it, and let people know: there is something you can do besides containing your anger as the reactionary Congress gives him standing ovation after standing ovation. You can get a different voice heard– by getting everyone you know to sign and support this message: “NO, Mr. Netanyahu! We won’t let you drag the U.S. into war with Iran.
    More on the media ads below, but first let me explain the situation.
    A few weeks ago, after having arranged with House Speaker Boehner to address a joint session of the newly minted Republican-dominated Congress while intentionally snubbing the normal protocol of first approaching the U.S. President, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu claimed to speak for all of the world Jews.

    Yet all the polls of American Jews resoundingly reject the politics that Netanyahu has followed. Netanyahu doesn’t speak for us. He did everything possible to undermine US sponsored peace negotiations with the Palestinians–yet the American Jewish majority supports the creation of an economically and politically viable Palestinian state. While he rejects policies that would alleviate the extreme disparity between rich and poor in Israel, among the worst in the advanced industrial countries, most American Jews believe that governments should be doing more to bridge this gap. While he believes that Jews can never be safe anywhere but Israel, meanwhile pursuing policies toward Palestinians that have made most Israelis feel less safe than ever in this past year, most American Jews believe that we can count on the goodness and fairness of the American people and do not need to prepare an escape route to Israel.
    Most importantly, while he is coming to align himself with American militarists in both parties with the aim of pressuring President Obama to make demands on the Iranians that will be impossible for them to meet, and then pushing the U.S. into military action against Iran, most American Jews support President Obama’s attempts to negotiate a peaceful path that would allow Iran to develop nuclear power for peaceful purpose but would prohibit it from developing nuclear weapons.

    Netanyahu’s strategy is clear and clever. If he can push the Obama policymakers to stick with demands that Iran will find impossible to accept, essentially asking of them to give up any form of nuclear power, a demand we do not make on most other countries in the region (not China, not India,not Pakistan, and certainly not Israel), Netanyahu will set the stage for the failure of those negotiations. If Netanyahu has his way, the Republican Congress will insist on higher and higher levels of sanctions, which will further entrench the most militaristic elements in Iran who will insist that the US and Israel are clearly hankering for a military confrontation and that Iran’s only protection is to develop nuclear weapons.

    …continued if you want to read it all

    It goes on and jumps from this to a Global Marshall Plan in which the Us will restore the damaged world as we did Germany after WWII. You can look at the plan at the links in the article. But the plan has no details really but has nice glossy brochures.

    Whats missing in the call for non jews to join or support jews against netanyahu and war with iran and etc is there is nothing about Palestine at all–except the usual jingo call for 2 states living in peace.

    Maybe I am being a cynical hard ass but after studying this my reaction is…. you want my help and $$ to avoid a war that will blow back on jews and you want me to support your plan for a Global Marshall Plan that I would also be paying for?—-BUT—-you are not saying one word about your jewish state cleaning up its shit and paying for anything —not one word about stopping aid to israel, not one word about ending the sick Isr-US relationship, not one word about Israel’s human rights violations—not one word about a Marshall Plan for the Palestine victim of the jewish state you still want supported by the Us and my tax money, just in a less Netanyahu kind of way. And— in your fancy brochures for your Global Plan all your pictures an examples mention most of the earth EXCEPT Palestine…not a single picture or example on Palestine.

    So what is this? I am suppose to help you out of the rock and hard place you put your own selves in while you still support Israel–so you can go on supporting US support for Israel if you can just avoid a US war with Iran and blow back on jews even though all sane people know that even avoiding war with Iran wont be the end of Isr demands or insanity.
    The Rabbi is evidently not familiar with the expression ‘where the rubber meets the road’…..the non jewish pro America, pro justice ,no more bull shit rubber will hit the road in your behalf when you give up all US government support of Israel Rabbi and confine your Isr support to your own personal contributions and non political venues. Period.

  9. just
    February 23, 2015, 6:11 pm

    wow, what an update, Alex!

    “Another activist, Maggie Sager, wrote on Twitter that the posters have been found at five campuses in total: Drake University, DePaul, UMass Amherst, University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Los Angeles.”

    So it is a concerted effort. I hope that the perpetrators are fully exposed and punished.

    I just read this on Max B’s twitter, and I am going to keep using it until Palestinians are free!

    “Zionism is a prison for Jewish minds and Palestinian bodies”

    (I also with that Jewish minds would become more Jewish and lose the Zionism, but I’m not holding my breath for that…)

    https://twitter.com/DecolonisedSoul/status/569952487005933568

    • Kay24
      February 23, 2015, 8:17 pm

      ““Zionism is a prison for Jewish minds and Palestinian bodies”

      That is a wonderful slogan. They should use it in posters all over the US.

      • Atlantaiconoclast
        February 24, 2015, 12:23 am

        Except Israel’s goal is to make life so miserable for Palestinians that they will leave on their own accord. And its been successful to some degree. I think the demographic argument is way overstated by our side. Israel is expanding the Jewish population and forcing Palestinians to leave for better opportunities.

    • hophmi
      February 24, 2015, 8:42 am

      Perhaps Alex can get out there, do some real journalism, and find out who actually put up the posters.

  10. oldgeezer
    February 24, 2015, 12:06 am

    Hey Jeffie?

    You worried about your daughter encountering this type of racist hatred on campus? Or are you hoping she will participate in it?

    When you figure out the amount of any allowance you plan to give to her don’t forget to include an allotment for spray paint.

    Where are all the uni leaders worrying about the feelings of their students? Not so quick to speak out this time. Maybe it’s a heavy month for donation cheques and ass kissing.

  11. just
    February 24, 2015, 11:33 am

    “Study: Over half of U.S. Jewish college students have encountered anti-Semitism

    Online survey of 1,157 students find that 54% say they had experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism within the past academic year.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.644020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    I’m interpreting the results of the ‘survey’ with a heavy dose of kosher dead sea salt. ‘Anti-semitism’ is in the eye of the beholder~ never more than now.

    There are, undoubtably, real anti- semitic incidents in the world; doesn’t anyone see that by claiming it in everything, they diminish the real incidents?

    • hophmi
      February 24, 2015, 11:42 am

      “I’m interpreting the results of the ‘survey’ with a heavy dose of kosher dead sea salt. ‘Anti-semitism’ is in the eye of the beholder~ never more than now.”

      I would expect nothing less here. You guys have a long history of either acting as apologists for antisemitism, denying it is a serious problem, and engaging in it.

      • just
        February 24, 2015, 1:25 pm

        Oh, please, make it stop!

        you left out the rest of my comment:

        “There are, undoubtably, real anti- semitic incidents in the world; doesn’t anyone see that by claiming it in everything, they diminish the real incidents?” – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/02/inflammatory-students-palestine#comment-143194

        typical hophmi. The rest of your comment izzzzz a lie. Could you provide citations from the people you referred to as “you guys”?

      • just
        February 24, 2015, 1:37 pm

        hophmi, I have a question for you.

        Do you think that Islamophobia is real? Do you think that it is on the rise?

        Thanks in advance for your answer.

      • Bornajoo
        February 24, 2015, 3:32 pm

        “hophmi, I have a question for you.

        Do you think that Islamophobia is real? Do you think that it is on the rise?”

        My mother told me 2 days ago (because I have no further contact with them) that one of my nieces (zionist, Jewish and British in that order) went to Sweden for a few days but couldn’t eat anything at all and had to live off supermarket food. You see she only eats kosher. But my mum asked why she didn’t eat vegetarian stuff. Her reply:

        “there were loads of places selling falafel and pizza but they were all Arab places”

        But she did eat non kosher vegetarian food from the supermarket. Racism and the Caste system all in one

      • hophmi
        February 24, 2015, 3:46 pm

        Yes and yes, which is why I’ve been merciless on people in my community that engage in it, why I supported the Park 51 project, why I’ve posted several dozen screeds on social media taking on people like Pamela Geller and why I participate in Jewish-Muslim outreach.

      • eljay
        February 24, 2015, 1:49 pm

        || hophmeee: You guys have a long history of either acting as apologists for antisemitism, denying it is a serious problem, and engaging in it. ||

        Says the guy with a long history of acting as an apologist for Zio-supremacism, denying it is a serious problem, and engaging in it.

        By the way, what’s your take on JeffBeee’s anti-Semitic assertion that all Jews are responsible for the actions of some Jews. Do you condemn it – as I do – or to you agree with it?

      • DaBakr
        February 24, 2015, 3:09 pm

        its like the ( euro. ) woman who said, “there must be SOMETHING wrong with the Jews because there sure is an awful lot of ant-semitism around”

      • just
        February 24, 2015, 3:39 pm

        I’m sorry for the apparent stubbornness of some of your family, Bornajoo. Maybe they’ll come to see the light one day.

        I am so glad that you are here, though!

      • Bornajoo
        February 24, 2015, 3:52 pm

        Thanks Just
        They may see the light one day but only after a brain transplant. I don’t think that the damage is reversible, unfortunately. Jewish zionist schools, zionist summer camps, only and exclusively other zionist Jewish friends exactly like them, trips to Auschwitz and other holocaust museums. Did they really have a chance to be normal humans?

      • Mooser
        February 25, 2015, 12:12 pm

        “Racism and the Caste system all in one”

        And to top it off, she lost 5 pounds off her waist and hips, and now looks svelte!

      • Mooser
        February 25, 2015, 6:20 pm

        “Yes and yes, which is why I’ve been merciless on people in my community that engage in it, why I supported the Park 51 project, why I’ve posted several dozen screeds on social media taking on people like Pamela Geller and why I participate in Jewish-Muslim outreach.”

        Hophmi gets called on not supplying a link to the “two Jewish-Muslim outreach organizations” where he serves on the Board of Directors, but can’t link us to. So what does old Hophmi do? He doubles down! And claims a whole lot more stuff he won’t link to.
        Way to build up that cred, Hophmi! So please, Link us to this great stuff?

        “You guys have a long history…”

        Of breaking little hearts, like the one in Hophmi? Go ahead, Hoph, hit us with your best shot.

      • hophmi
        February 26, 2015, 4:06 pm

        For what should be obvious reasons, Mooser, I’m not revealing my personal information here. You’ll have to take my word for it, and if you don’t, I really could not care less.

  12. sawah
    February 24, 2015, 2:32 pm
    • just
      February 24, 2015, 2:51 pm

      I really am surprised that this happened in Charlottesville… things have changed for the worse. From the article that you linked to:

      ‘Both SPJP and JStreet — an organization which aims to address both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — have said they suspect the poster is an act of one individual.’

      It sure sounds as though they have a suspect in mind… I hope they bring him/her/them to justice soon. If proven, they should lose their privilege of attending (Honor Code, etc!)

      Thanks, sawah.

      ;(((((((

    • ckg
      February 24, 2015, 3:13 pm

      The poster in the photo at UVA is identical to one shown at a different campus. This looks like the work of a national student organization with a chapter on each campus. Have Hillel, CUFI, or StandWithUs commented on the posters?

      • just
        February 24, 2015, 3:27 pm

        I think it is, too.

        I haven’t heard anything from any national student organization, except SJP and this gent from JStreet.

        This is suspiciously “interesting”, though:

        “LOS ANGELES (Press Release)– A new campaign has been launched by the David Horowitz Freedom Center to combat rapidly growing anti-Semitism on college campuses in the United States. The campaign, “Jew Hatred on Campus” aims to educate the public about the anti-Semitic acts occurring throughout the nation’s colleges and universities and calls on university administrators to withdraw campus privileges from the hate groups responsible.”

        http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2015/02/23/horowitz-center-names-10-most-anti-semitic-campuses/

        “Interesting” because the article was published on his website on the 21st and the posters started appearing on the 22nd. Note the name of the “campaign”……… I think it is concerted campaign, and did mention Shmuley the other day wrt to this…..

      • ckg
        February 24, 2015, 4:13 pm

        It’s amusing when the David Horowitz Freedom Center labels campus organizations “hate groups”. The SPLC tracks real hate groups, including anti-Muslim groups, and the SPLC calls Horowitz “the godfather of the modern anti-Muslim movement”.

      • ckg
        February 24, 2015, 4:27 pm

        It’s also amusing that the FrontPage (Horowitz’s site) piece on the UCLA posters concluded with this:

        SJP UCLA is not the victim of hate. It’s the perpetrator.

        Did Dershowitz tell them to write that?

      • just
        February 24, 2015, 4:37 pm

        It’s amusing alright!

        It must be only a coincidence that it reads like a primer of hasbara 101.

        (Luntz must be so proud of all that he’s spawned!)

  13. Dan Walsh
    February 25, 2015, 2:56 am

    Conservative activist admits responsibility for #JewHaters posters at UCLA

    http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/conservative_activist_david_horowitz_admits_responsibility_for_posters#sthash.k2wHzDGl.dpuf

    “Jewish Journal: Is it correct that you are responsible for these posters?

    David Horowitz: That’s correct. It is part of a campaign that we are waging to raise awareness of the epidemic of Jew hatred on college campuses, like at UCLA.”

    • Annie Robbins
      February 25, 2015, 8:58 am

      thanks dan, ” the epidemic of Jew hatred on college campuses”

      what epidemic?

    • just
      February 25, 2015, 9:12 am

      Horowitz is nothing akin to a “Conservative activist” according to SPLC. Check out ckg’s link above:

      “the godfather of the modern anti-Muslim movement”

      In the article there is a caption to a couple of pictures that reads:

      “David Horowitz works closely with a circle of Islamaphobes that includes Daniel Pipes and Pamela Geller.”

      • Mooser
        February 25, 2015, 6:26 pm

        Well, I hope Hophmi is satisfied. He wanted to know who did it, and now we do. Speaking of which, do they ever get tired of stepping in it.

  14. ckg
    February 25, 2015, 10:49 am

    Thanks Dan — According to the Center For American Progress’ Fear, Inc 2.0 (Matthew Duss, Yasmine Taeb, Ken Gude, and Ken Sofer; February 2015)

    The David Horowitz Freedom Center is a well-funded key
    organization in amplifying the alleged threats of Muslim extremism in the United States.10 Founded in 1988 by David Horowitz, the Freedom Center is one of the main organizations that “helped spread bigoted ideas into American life,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.11 From 2009 to 2011, the David Horowitz Freedom Center operated its own blog, NewsReal, which, among other things, promoted the myth that Muslim extremists infiltrated an array of political organizations on both the left and the right.12 Built on the fear of an Islamic crusade against the West, the center and Horowitz have been organizing Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week programs on hundreds of campuses across the country.13

    I would think that by organizing Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week programs on hundreds of campuses, Horowitz had plenty of like-minded contacts on university campuses. This begs the question, did UCLA recently conduct an Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week and what student organizations sponsored it? Same for the other campuses.

    • just
      February 25, 2015, 10:51 am

      yep.

    • ckg
      February 25, 2015, 1:50 pm

      It looks like Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week was organized at UCLA, UVA, UC Berkeley, Depaul among dozens of others in 2007. But I don’t see evidence that it was held in subsequent years.

  15. piotr
    February 25, 2015, 8:57 pm

    Sadly, pro-Israeli organizations at affected campuses condemned the posters. Why? Incomparable David Horowitz, the most pro-Israel member of Black Panthers that ever was and will be, knows very well why:

    JJ: At UCLA, even the pro-Israel Jewish establishment has come out forcefully against these posters. What are your thoughts on that?
    Horowitz: They are afraid of offending people whose agenda is their elimination. How sick is that? Let’s remember in the lead up to the Holocaust the Jewish councils in Eastern Europe organized the ghettos. They got everybody’s name so it would be easy for the Germans to exterminate them. Of course, they didn’t believe they would be exterminated. These Jews have the same delusion.

    I have trouble understanding DH logic. If the situation is so dire, why is he paying his stooges to ply posters at campuses, plus sundry of other activities, rather than letting them reach safety and spiritual elevation in Israel? What right does he have to condemn young Jewish lives to quite probable untimely death? Additionally, if he calls his fellow pro-Israeli activists “Judenrats”, does it make SJP only mildly worse? Seems that Mr. Horowitz detests his fellow pro-Israeli Jews, is it #Jewhatred, or Jewhatred (no hash tag), of “hatred of despicable individuals that only accidentally are Jews and pro-Israeli activists” (not convincing, because they were selected for opprobrium solely on the basis of being in “pro-Israeli establishment”).

    Or is it hatred of everybody who is neither David Horowitz nor contributes to material (please donate) and psychological (please flatter) well-being of David Horowitz?

    • a blah chick
      February 25, 2015, 9:26 pm

      “Or is it hatred of everybody who is neither David Horowitz nor contributes to material (please donate) and psychological (please flatter) well-being of David Horowitz?”

      I think he’s just channeling his inner Jack D. Ripper.

  16. alfa
    February 26, 2015, 10:46 am

    Whodoneit? Just the 5th column troops executing orders from The Leader. When there are no links, create them.

    “According to the Israeli daily Yedioth Aharonoth, Netanyahu convened his ministers last weekend to discuss the threat of boycotts. The newspaper reported that at the meeting, Minister of Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz proposed searching for covert links between groups boycotting Israel and terrorist organizations. The offices of Netanyahu and Steinitz declined to comment. “– http://www.dw.de/business-boycott-israelis-feeling-the-pinch/a-17430688

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