How Brooklyn College legitimized BDS
KC Johnson, Asaf Romirowsky
Published: 14.02.13, 19:56
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1. Uproot trees, burn criops, torch mosques, what do u expect?
miki ,   tampa   (02.14.13)
2. Love the irony!
graczek ,   Maryland, USA   (02.14.13)
One cannot help enjoying the irony of the fact that a main Palestine Justice BDS rally is so well organized right in the heart of the city that is a huge hotbed of Zionism. The BDS movement will soon truly go "viral", and students who struggle for justice will see that BDS is enforced in commerce throughout the US and other civilized nations.
3. far different standard than other democracies
split   (02.14.13)
What other democracies, can you name it? Not to mention that you claim this term to describe yourself and ignore everything what a real democracy stands for ,...
4. Cry me a river,...
split ,   US   (02.14.13)
Coincidentally you forgot to mention AIPAC's goons attempts to squash this "panel discussion" (goons paid entirely by taxpayer to do their job as hired not to squash this or any other discussion on college campus) and to address NYC Mayor's stand on this subject who by the way supported their right to assemble and speak ,...
5. Anything anti-israel is anti-semitic, if you don't like
BLT   (02.14.13)
kosher corn-beef you're anti-semetic, if you don't send money to israel then you're anti-semitic, if you don't vote for the jewish canidate you're anti-semitic.
6. confused universities
tiki ,   belgium   (02.14.13)
College campuses are being abused by becoming soccer fields with only one goal to shoot at, instead of places for (fierce) discussions & debate between people with a right to their own opinion but with an open mind & courtesy to listen to those with a different view and where free speech still hasn't been muzzled by biased professors & their invitee's, who can't tell the difference between free speech & hate speech anymore. Different opinions & free speech can better the world. One opinion & hate speech can't!
7. Butler, Bloomberg and the Leftist Jews
Tom W ,   USA   (02.14.13)
Mayor Bloomberg, a leftist Obama Court Jew - supported the Brooklyn College BDS. The chief enablers of the anti-Israeli drive are the American "70%-ers" from the School of Soros, Jstreet, and N.Y.Times.
8. Sad situation - self brought on
Arnold ,   Canada   (02.14.13)
Today I read a report about 4 border officers abusing a mentally abused Palestinian. I am slowly becoming more and more disgusted with all the bad press coming out of Israel which adds fodder to the BDS movement. To tell you the truth the Palestinians do not have to ever pick up a rock or gun to hurt the Israelis because the Israelis are doing a fine job by themselves. What hurts more is that I cannot defend the Israelis anymore when they do sh...it like that.
9. Rattled
Mattie ,   London, UK   (02.14.13)
When the BDS movement gets it right, Ziotrolls come out biting and scratching, as this article demonstrates.
10. @"miki" #1: worried about trees ?
Andre ,   Clichy, France   (02.14.13)
What about what your friends do?slaughter 4,000 Americans on 9/11, scores more afterwards, put bombs all over the world, slaughter their own people (75,000 in Syria)... Just got your green card, "miki" ? No Westerner is fooled nowadays by the muslim bullshit. We know who the enemy is....even those who settled amongst us...and plant bombs in our trains and buses
11. If BDS is one sided so is the writer
John ,   cardiff   (02.14.13)
The BDS and the writer or harping on the same string but on opposite sides. The article is highly one sided and lacks the knowledge of FREE SPEECH.
12. 2 graczek
alsky ,   toronto   (02.15.13)
maybe people will see that the BDS movement is nothing but far left, communists. The more your buddies boycott, the stronger Israel becomes.---now thats irony
13. SECURITY BARRIER has saved thousands of lives.........!!!!!!
Works very well ,   Israel   (02.14.13)
Of course Arabs and Jew haters can't let the world know why it was really built.
14. To: No. 1
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.14.13)
There is a very well-documented record of Moslems/Arabs destroying their own olive groves, defacing their own houses of worship and desecrating their own cemeteries, all in order to point a finger a the Jews. It's just the latest ploy in a long litany of terror -- because, you see, we have stopped them from blowing up innocent Israelis in nightclubs, restaurants and on buses. BDS won't work, but American college campuses have been dumbing down for a long time. There is no "apartheid" in Israel. Israeli Arabs enjoy all the rights and privileges of citizenship, although far from all the obligations. The whole BDS program is really nothing more than anti-Semitism -- focused upon that most brilliant and enduring symbol of the Jewish people -- the State of Israel.
15. To: No. 11
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.15.13)
The article simply points out the fact that you cannot call something a "forum" if you plan to present only one view, and cites examples in support. What the BDS movement is doing on college campuses can scarcely be considered freedom of expression. It's blatant and strident demagoguery. Have no fear. I can almost guarantee you that 99 percent of the students that will attend this "forum" cannot even point to the State of Israel on a map. The issues are serious; the students at the "forum" considerably less so.
16. @ #10 dont forget blowing up their own kids
brad ,   israel   (02.15.13)
them selves - their mosques. Everything around them blows up accept for their economies. Because they worry more about protesting rioting and preventing jews from conducting trade and business than actually attempting to conduct business them selves. Thats why they will continue to be nothing more than welfare states.
17. 7- do not blame "leftist" Jews
k ,   US   (02.15.13)
the real enemy is the leftist non Jews, the Jews are just intimidated by all the non Jews all these fake human rights activists you see marching round should be dealt with in the same way that hamas and the other Palestinian/Islam radicals attack the Israelis and the Jews, they are the ones who want to hide while they allow the Israelis to be killed, they should have to face what they are hoping to see on the Israelis
18. #11. John: Update your knowledge
Tom W ,   USA   (02.15.13)
Free speech as Voltaire once so eloquently defined, no longer exists in leftist controlled nations. "Politically Correct" speech laws (PC) replaced constitutional rights of free speech. Violators will be severely censored, even criminally prosecuted. The correct PC word to destroy the Jews is "Ah, that bad Israel". Saying "Jew" is un-PC: the new code word for "Juden raus" is "evil Israel". This "Newspeak" has been approved by the leftist American self-loathers like the Butlers and Co..
19. Colleges in America hate Israel
don ,   Indy USA   (02.15.13)
I have been saying this for years that our colleges and universities are full of Arab professors who hate Israel and have tenure and preach their hatred all day long every day. Nobody cares either. I have relatives fresh out of college brain washes by these jerks. Why do the Jews in America keep voting for the Liberals who hate Israel? Don't get it...
20. Here's are questions and the answer
john   (02.15.13)
What has BDS truly accomplished? How have any of their accomplishments truly negatively affected the Israeli economy? National security? Tourism? Answer: Israel had it's highest rate of tourism last summer (over 2 million) and the Israeli economy continues to grow and outpace many western European countries. BDS may have influenced certain people not to like Israel but it has ultimately accomplished nada!
21. Disingenuous? Maybe well informed would be better
Crooksmeister ,   Sydney, Australia   (02.15.13)
22. BDS google alerts
Open your eyes ,   USA   (02.15.13)
BDS followers must have their google alerts set up correctly. #1 Great question. I expect those extremist who vandalize personal property of anyone to be punished to fullest extent of the law. Now my question. Preach hate, tell your children Israel doen't have the right to exist and they should be driven into this sea.....what do you expect? #5 Saying that you don't like corn beef is not anti-Semitic......saying you don't like KOSHER corn beef....sounds pretty anti-Semitic. #8 I think you have selective reading abilities. You read a report that said 4 border officers were CONVICTED of abuse. Horrible story but you're not going to see Israeli's name a street after theses officers like Palestinians name streets after those who have murdered Jewish children. What about the bad press from Syria....why not boycott Russia for support of Assad.
23. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
Ezra ,   San Diego   (02.15.13)
This article inspires me, and others like me, to buy Israel. You can fool a few college kids with political propaganda, but the majority of the thinkers just pass by the radical events. The ones who hold on to their prejudiced opinions end up as bar-flies in the local tavern.
24. A lot of political science profs are Che Guevara wannabes
Sam ,   Canada   (02.15.13)
The students lap it up until they graduate and then they want to make a lot of money to buy consumer goods and live rich.
25. #2 BDS
ltrail ,   United States   (02.15.13)
BDS is just another acronym for anti-semitism. You are being so silly, thinking that BDS is enforced in commerce throughout the US and civilized nations. Propaganda at its lowest form of credibility.
26. #8- is right - Israeli press showers us with negative
Abraham ben Jacob ,   Canada   (02.15.13)
news on Israel constantly and this creates negative impressions about Israel. When someone wants to stick up for Israel, the anti-Israel side merely points to Israel's own news releases. Bad news flows from Israeli press, how about more positive stories ?
27. Arabs are the best in manipulating "news"
Abraham ben jacob ,   Canada   (02.15.13)
Israel has been trying to play catch up ball for decades. However when Israel hasbara tries to catch up to the Arab lies and false stories, the arabs are already making up more new lies and propoganda. The arabs have make the anti-Israel agenda into a full time pre-occupation.----they never sleep. They must have devoted tons of money and manpower specially to create a false negative impression of Israel.
28. bds=
MICHAEL ,   USA   (02.15.13)
BDS= "BUNCH OF DUMB...guess the rest!
29. Acadamia
Ron ,   LA   (02.15.13)
The biggest and first supporters of Nazi Germany was the college campus. Historian Paul Johnson. After 1933 there was no free speech; if given the power these BDS islamofacist would not he champions of free speech.
30. Leaders of tomorrow's US pogroms are groomed at the campuses
tom ,   tel aviv   (02.15.13)
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