This post has been updated from the original. So I am reposting it.
The Jewish Community Relations Council in conjunction with UJA-Federation have decided to allow groups into the Salute to Israel Parade that promote the BDS movement, which seeks the destruction of Israel. How seeking genocide against the people of Israel is saluting Israel is not certain, but in this Orwellian think tank that is the progressive sycophantic mind it must make sense somewhere. So if you were waffling on whether these so-called leaders of the Jewish-American community deserve your scorn, waffle no more. At least there was some push back from one congregation in NYC.
Furthermore, more recently, the Open Hillel movement has begun to denigrate the Israeli solder, along with of course JStreet U, by bringing in Breaking the Silence speakers. However these groups who claim their right to enter into the Jewish world due to freedom of speech, as Hen Mazzig writes HERE, apparently do not allow for differing points of view and would not allow him to refute the speaker. The issue of course begs the question, what exactly are Jewish parents paying for when they send their offspring to these extraordinarily expensive schools? What kind of education are these young people receiving and who are the parents allowing to fill their children’s heads with crap? More over, how did these parents raise their children that these young Jews would so eagerly jump on the Jew-haters bandwagon?
Heck we won’t even get into the insanity that is the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston paying for a Jewish student trip that included a visit to Arafat’s tomb. What an atrocious thing to see. Smiling Jewish students honoring one of the men largely responsible for the plague of modern-day terrorism and the rise of Nazi-like international Jew-hatred. They wanted to hear the Palestinian narrative. Maybe instead they should have visited some of his victims, including those Palestinians that Arafat persecuted. That would have been an interesting narrative. But then again they wouldn’t be good little liberals would they if the murderers of Jewish children weren’t given a chance to expound on their Jew-hatred, Holocaust denial and just good old-fashioned denigration of the Jewish people and their history. Maybe next time these common sense deprived members of the Boston Jewish community should just go find a nice little neo-Nazis and hear their side of the narrative as well.
Finally and most egregiously, what we are also faced with is a community sickness personified by Brandeis University. This college, named for the Jewish Supreme Court Justice, proud-Jew and Zionist, Louis Brandeis, was created as a reaction to the discrimination faced by Jewish students at the ivy league college level. Ironically now Brandeis gives a platform to Jew-haters like Ali Abuminah of Electric Intifada and self-hating Jew, Max Blumenthal with their ignorant ahistorical views of the Middle East. In Electronic Intifada and Blumenthal’s writings, Jews are called Nazis and killing Jewish children is justified. But at the same time Brandeis withdraws an honorary degree from human rights advocate and feminist author Ayaan Hirsi Ali because of her truthful views that Islam advocates female genital mutilation (a mutilation that she herself endured), kills gays, promotes honor murders and calls Jews descendants of apes and pigs, while calling for genocide against the six-million Jews of Israel. She has the nerve to tell the truth that Islam is a violent and dangerous religion in need of a reformation akin to what Christianity went through. It seems in the world that is Brandeis University it is fine to advocate another genocide against Jews as long as you don’t tell the truth that this form of virulent violent antisemitism comes from the Moslem world. It is also fine to blame antisemitism on Jews themselves, insisting that Jews have no right to self-determination, nor are they a people like other nations of the world.
Leaders in the Jewish-American community whine that the numbers of involved Jews are being depleted. Communal leadership points to study after study that shows our numbers are dwindling. These same so-called leaders wring their hands and try to figure out what is to be done. Guess what…in my house, we no longer care.