The answer is obvious: anti-Israel political correctness dominates campus.
Political correctness with regard to anti-Israel sentiment is far more than simple nonpartisanship with regard to the Middle East issue. It’s active hatred for Israel. That’s because Israel is seen, in the leftist academic point of view, as a colonialist oppressor, an Edward Said villain on the world stage. It’s fine to put out anti-Semitic canards, so long as they’re anti-First World Oppressor.
Unbelievably, campus political correctness has gotten so bad that Brandeis University, a historically Jewish-sponsored college, is now embracing Israel Apartheid Week. In March, Brandeis allowed the campus’ radical Students for Justice In Palestine chapter to host the week, including speaker Ali Abunimah, who delivered a lecture calling for a “one-state solution” that would mean the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel.
It is worth noting that Abuminah is a close ally of President Obama’s. Abuminah said that during the 1990s and 2000s, Obama attended pro-Palestinian events, and that Abuminah actually introduced Obama at one event. In 2004, Obama said, “Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.”
When it comes to America’s campuses, Abuminahs dominate, with the help of the tenured radicals and politically correct Israel-haters. Israel Apartheid Week is a symptom of a deeper ill that must be corrected.
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