Sunday, May 28, 2006

Inhumanity on Display

Allyson Rowen Taylor of the AJC suffered through the UC Irvine conference I mentioned in the previous post. Shocked and stunned doesn't even begin to describe her experience. There are no words for the despicable violence that is now being practiced upon the Jewish populations of America's universities by their fellow students and the cowardly or racist administrators who facilitate them. It is, apparently, not enough for American higher education to subject their Jewish students to consistent intimidation and slander, affirmative action policies that deliberately limit their numbers, and an attitude of at best indifference and at worst total contempt for their concerns. They must also, it appears, be brought to tears by the total negation of their existence, enforced by the campus police. The Muslim Student Association is, of course, guilty of the most vile form of racism in holding this conference, but the true villians are the administrators who should, and claim to, know better. Ms. Taylor asks a desperate question which gets to the heart of the matter.
I was with an associate and after I was escorted from the area behind the "apartheid wall" to sing with the supporters of Israel, we chatted with one of the campus police. My friend asked if this was a rough event to cover, as it was contentious and very hostile. The campus officer said, "Protecting the MSU is easier than than the Campus Republicans". How very sad. Conservatives on this campus are treated with more hatred than students who wear Kyffia's and support Iran and it's daily calls to eliminate not only Israel, but the United States of America. I wonder to whom these students' loyalty belongs. Iran? Syria? North Korea? Is this the new radical chic?
The terrifying answer is, of course, yes. But Ms. Taylor is wrong about one thing, what is happening here is not sad, it is inhuman. I don't wish to fly off the emotional handle, but the truth must be faced. If something does not change, and change soon, it is only a matter of time before the second genocide of the Jews becomes radical chic as well.

Thanks to LGF for the link.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Shocked and Stunned

It takes a lot to render me speechless these days, but this managed to accomplish it.  There are moments when self-hatred ceases to be pitiable and becomes moral barbarism.  “Israel: The 4th Reich”?  “Holocaust in the Holy Land”?  Is Norman Finkelstein so far off the deep end that he doesn’t grasp how viciously hurtful and obscene such rhetoric is?  Or is he such a demented adolescent that it actually appeals to him?  Either way, the man has clearly long since crossed the line that separates humanity from its enemies.

Since the Chancellor appears too cowardly to have his own email address, you can let Vice Chancellor Susan Menning know how you feel about the University of California, Irvine hosting this monstrous little pageant at

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Happy Independence Day! : !יום העצמאות שמח

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Then the Lord your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion upon you, and will return and gather you from all the nations...
If your exiles be at the utmost ends of heaven, from there will the Lord your God gather you, and from there will he take you
And the Lord your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it
And he will do good unto you

-Deuteronomy 30:3-6

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Memorial Day:יום הזיכרון לחללי צה"ל

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Thy glory Israel, is fallen upon the heights
How the mighty have fallen!
Mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, nor rain upon you, nor fields of offerings
For there is the shield of the mighty cast away…
From the blood of the slain, from the flesh of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty
Saul and Jonathan, they were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in death they were not divided
They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions…
How the mighty have fallen
And the weapons of war cast away

-Second Book of Samuel, 1:20-27

Blessed be the memory of the fallen.