Here is the first part of Paul Mirengoff’s article, at powerlineblog.com, about how Jews are being systematically shut out of votes on boycotting/divesting/sanctioning Israel.
Read on, if you can stomach it:
Anti-Israel groups on college campuses have come up with a new tactic in their effort to pass BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) resolutions. They are manipulating the voting to exclude Jews from the process.
At Tufts, a group called Students for Justice in Palestine decided to place an anti-Israel divestment resolution on the school senate’s agenda on the evening before the Jewish holiday of Passover, at a time when many Jewish students would be unable to attend the student government meeting. More than 50 students emailed their “senators” urging them to postpone the vote until after the Jewish holiday. The senate ignored their request.
Similarly at Pitzer College, the student senate unexpectedly held a vote on Easter Sunday on whether to prohibit Student Activities Funds to be used for payment on goods or services from any corporation or organization associated with Israel. Many student senators were not present, and therefore unable to vote, due to their observance of Easter and Passover.
The resolution passed 22-0, with four abstentions.
The author of the resolution claimed, absurdly, that the vote occurred on Easter Sunday and during Passover by coincidence. As for why she didn’t announce that the BDS measure would be taken up, the author admitted it was “because my intention was to have it pass.” “I have had enough intellectual conversation about why people disagree with me,” she explained.
And there’s more. Please click here for Paul’s entire commentary.
And then think about why mainstream media – the same media perfectly content to invent anti-Semitism on the part of Donald Trump and Steve Bannon – continue to ignore these overtly anti-Semitic actions that are in their faces.
Can these “journalists” possibly wonder why fewer and fewer people trust them?