Hamas Is Energized by Support on American Campuses

(Jerusalem Post) Alan Rosenbaum - A Jerusalem Post panel of experts debated the best way to fight antisemitism and anti-Zionism on campus and in society on Dec. 4, 2023. Dan Diker, President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, who authored the 2018 book, Students for Justice in Palestine Unmasked, stated that SJP's ideology, "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," is a "clarion call for genocide against the Jews." He added that "The Hamas leadership in Gaza is energized and encouraged by the fact that they have the unqualified support of thousands of university students across 200 North American campuses that legitimized the mass murder of Jews." Diker said that many people misunderstood the nature of the BDS movement and that rather than a peaceful, grass-roots expression of political criticism, it is a terror-affiliated movement. "The best way to fight it is to expose it for what it really is." Returning to the origins of contemporary anti-Israel thought, Diker said that the root of the problem dates back to the 1960s, when Israel was branded as an imperialist, colonialist power due to its attachment to the U.S. "We failed to pay attention to that. We have decades of work to catch up. The war for international legitimacy is no less important than using F-35s against the Iranian regime."

2023-12-06 00:00:00

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