Pressure on Palestinian activists doesn’t make Jewish students any safer

Reply to Biden Call for a Consistent War on the Palestinians and the Right to Demonstration,’ ” wrote Ms. Tlaib

It was an extraordinary accusation against the president by a lawmaker from his own party. The language in the video also threatens to widen an already tense fissure within the Democratic Party on the conflict, with pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli members of the party trading accusations of bigotry.

After she spoke, the screen went dark and there was a message in white stating that Joe Biden supported the genocide of the Palestinian people. American people will not forget. Biden, support a cease-fire now. Or don’t count on us in 2024.”

Even though he stated unambiguous support for Israel and its right to defend itself, Mr. Biden has become more critical of Israel’s response as the death toll in Gaza has grown.

The Biden administration has called for “humanitarian pauses” to allow aid to get to civilians and for more people to leave the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to have rejected that plea, saying any end to Israel’s military campaign would be contingent on the release of over 200 hostages Hamas abducted in the Oct. 7 attack.

In a follow-up post on X, formerly Twitter, Ms. Tlaib wrote, “From the river to the sea is an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction, or hate.”

“As the Israeli government carries out ethnic cleansing in Gaza, President Biden is cheering on Netanyahu, whose own citizens are protesting his refusal to support a cease-fire,” Ms. Tlaib said on Thursday. We need to be laser focused on saving lives, no matter who they are.

The House voted to strike down the resolution on Thursday, with about two dozen Republicans joining Democrats in opposition. The resolution, which was brought by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, accused Ms. Tlaib of “antisemitic activity” and referred to an Oct. 18 protest in a House office building, in which Ms. Tlaib accused Israel of genocide, as an “insurrection.”

The White House should call for a cease-fire in the Middle East, according to a resolution signed by 20 far left members of the House. Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, on Thursday became the first senator to call for a cease-fire if the hostages are released, and Pope Francis called for an end to the war on Sunday.

Antisemitic Campus Climate for Harvard Law School Students: The Case For Israel After the Hamas-Like Attack On Oct. 7

Then the brutal Hamas-led attack on Israel happened on Oct. 7, and Mr. Abramson found himself turning to an outlet he said he didn’t rely on much before: Fox News.

In recent years, Fox News has become an information shelter for American Jews who believe the mainstream media is anti-Israel.

It is somewhat of an unlikely alliance. Jews overwhelmingly identify as Democrats. Fox News hosts and guests promoted views that many consider to be antisemitic, when the Republican Party came to embrace a more populist brand of politics.

No one should underestimate how awful the campus climate is for many Jewish students, who’ve experienced a surge in violence and abuse. At Cornell, an engineering student was arrested after threatening to shoot up a kosher dining hall and calling for Jews to be raped and murdered. Demonstrators at a rally in support of Palestinians assaulted Jewish counterprotesters at Tulane; one student had his nose broken. In October, Erwin Chemerinsky, the law school dean of at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote an opinion essay headlined, “Nothing Has Prepared Me for the Antisemitism I See on College Campuses Now.” A student insisted that she would feel safer on campus if the school got rid of theZionists.

The vituperation sensitivity against Zionism has caused some Jewish students on the campus to question their identity.

In 1982, he resigned from the left-wing National Lawyers Guild, rather than face a purge for refusing to sign onto a strictly pro-Palestinian line. Years later, he became the in-house antisemitism expert at the American Jewish Committee, but eventually left in part over concern that, in its ardent defense of Israel on college campuses, the group was forsaking a commitment to academic freedom. He helped draft a definition of antisemitism that included some forms of anti-Zionism. He has criticized the use of that definition by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in his opinion essays, congressional testimony and in his 2020 book as being against the free speech of Israel’s critics.

There is plenty of blame to go around in regards to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, a libertarian-leaning free speech organization, shared data with me showing that, since 2002, there have been more attempts made to de-platform pro-Palestinian campus speakers than pro-Israel ones. But attempts to shut down pro-Israel speakers, by disinviting or disrupting them, are more likely to be successful.

Under the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida has also ordered state universities to shut chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine. There is no place in the state of Florida for that kind of support to terrorism. Virginia’s Republican attorney general has opened an investigation into American Muslims for Palestine, a national group that, according to the ADL, helps coordinate the activities of Students for Justice in Palestine, “for potentially violating Virginia’s charitable solicitation laws, including benefiting or providing support to terrorist organizations.” Republicans, including Donald Trump, have called for removing pro-Palestinian student activists from the country.

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