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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:24 PM

Is Speech Critical Of Israel Anti-Semitic? In A Case That Could Redefine Campus Politics, Trump...

Is speech critical of Israel anti-Semitic? In a case that could redefine campus politics, Trump administration weighs in

By JAWEED KALEEM and TERESA WATANABE
SEP 13, 2018 | 3:00 AM

As protests against Israel and the U.S. government’s alliance with it have roiled college campuses across the country — with demonstrations in recent years shutting down speeches by pro-Israel speakers from the University of Minnesota to San Francisco State University — a few questions have repeatedly come up.

How much is Jewish identity tied to the modern nation of Israel? Is there a point at which criticism of Israel turns into hatred of Jewish people? If so, when is that line crossed? What is the difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism?
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The Trump administration has now weighed in on the college issue, with the Department of Education’s civil rights office reopening a 2011 complaint against a New Jersey university about alleged bias against Jewish students.

In a recent letter to the Zionist Organization of America, a conservative group that has for years fought what it believes is widespread bias against Israel at colleges, the office said it would relaunch an investigation about Rutgers that closed four years ago under the Obama administration.

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RCW2014 Sep 13 OP
357blackhawk Sep 13 #1
rampartb Sep 14 #2
357blackhawk Sep 14 #3
Banshee 3 Actual Sep 14 #6
rampartb Sep 14 #8
Charlie Mike Sep 14 #9
RCW2014 Sep 14 #4
357blackhawk Sep 14 #5
Banshee 3 Actual Sep 14 #7
Charlie Mike Sep 14 #10

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:34 PM

1. It depends

Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. That part of the ME is the homeland of the Jewish people, and they are the indigenous peoples there, not the Arabs. Holding the country to a double standard, falsely accusing the country of being an apartheid like South Africa, false accusing them of war crimes while ignoring the war crimes of Hamas and the PLO, pushing the false "occupied" narrative, are all examples of antisemitism.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=antisemitsm+college+campus

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Response to 357blackhawk (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:08 PM

2. the jews are certainly not the indiginous people there.

and anti zionists are not necessarily anti semites.

reference genesis, exodus, the stelae of rameses, etc etc etc.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:15 PM

3. Yes they are

at least more than anyone else. The Canaanites were absorbed into their culture. Jews did spread to Europe partly because of the Romans and Arab Muslim repression and genocide, but they are. "Palestinians" as an ethnic group did not exist until the 1960s. They are decedents of Arab and Turkish colonists that showed in the late 19th century when the whole area was part of the Ottoman Empire. Palestine is just what the Romans and the Brits named the place. Bethlehem and Nazareth are in Judea which is part of the West Bank.

The Philistines were invaders from Crete.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 04:49 PM

6. So Jews aren't indigenous to the area? where did you learn history? Stormfront?

Ever hear of Judah? Israelites?

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 05:13 PM

8. abraham wandered into caanan from ur of the chaldees, as written in genesis

and technically this is not history, but prehistory.






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Response to rampartb (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 05:15 PM

9. Neither are the Arabs.

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Response to 357blackhawk (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:04 PM

4. My main concerns are throttling of "free speech" or does the 1st Amendment not matter anymore or

only when convenient.

What issue will be next?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 04:22 PM

5. Ask your fellow

Progressives, they are the censors this decade.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 05:18 PM

10. Eugene Mirman - Russia Today polls

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