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Monday, March 4, 2013

Hatemongers and half-wits: Pseudo-academic Israeli Apartheid Week scrapes the bottom of the barrel

"Queer against Israeli Apartheid"
Gay-murdering Hamas doesn't bother them
Mocked, derided and self-discrediting, it's no surprise that the so-called Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) hate-fest is drawing almost no attention, even on campuses throughout Canada this year.

Even most of the usual cast of Munchhausen Jews, those who are only Jews for the purpose of demonizing Israel and getting attention for themselves among the far-left - in those cases where they are not fake Jews - seem to have lost heart at the prospect of being ridiculed again.

Of course the hard core are still there, but the depths the hate-fest organizers have had to plummet to in order to find "headliners" show how low they have sunk.

In Toronto, the flagship city of the assembly of IAW imbeciles, its premier event, (naturally taking place at OISE)  has trotted out tired tedious hatemongers like the 3rd-rate hack filmmaker and York University instructor John Greyson.  I was an executive at a major Hollywood production company, and if I'd ever suggested Greyson as a director for a project, I would have been laughed out of the room (or would have been in the unlikely case that anyone there had actually heard of him.)

Joining him is some nobody named Trish Salah and the notorious embarrassment Jenny Peto, whose facile, anti-Semitic Master's thesis single-handedly called the University of Toronto's academic standards into disrepute. 

The slow-minded trio will be appearing in a program, named by people too stupid to recognize its unintentional irony, called Coming Out Against Apartheid: Queer Solidarity Activism. There they will be heaping scorn on the only Gay-positive country in the middle east, while metaphorically getting on their knees and sucking and swallowing the murderous homophobia of the Islamic enemies Israel is fighting.

Clarifying the real purpose of the hate-fest, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney, has just issued the following statement:

“Everyone in this country has the right to freely and publicly express their views. That being said, I share the concerns of other Canadians about the reckless and overheated rhetoric associated with anti-Israel activities on many Canadian university campuses, and the toxic manner in which these activities are often carried out.
“There is no better example than the so-called ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ (IAW). Its organizers and participants have a regrettable history of promoting and holding events in ways that disregard the security and rights of Jewish faculty and students, censor other points of view, and limit academic discourse.
“The disproportionate vitriol directed against the democratic State of Israel during ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ stands in stark and ironic contrast to the silence of IAW organizers on the ongoing atrocities committed by the Syrian regime against its own citizens, and on the rampant brutalities and denial of rights in non-democratic countries in the Middle East, and elsewhere in the world.
“In free societies such as Canada’s and Israel’s, it is absolutely legitimate to debate and criticize government policies and practices. Indeed, Israel supports the right of free expression more than any other country in its part of the world. But with the freedom to criticize comes the responsibility to guard against hateful and intolerant rhetoric.
“Operating under the guise of academic freedom, Israel Apartheid Week is a misleading attempt to delegitimize and demonize the only true liberal democracy in the Middle East. IAW’s organizers choose to promote inflammatory propaganda over civil and enlightening debate. Their approach is at odds with the Canadian values of tolerance and mutual respect, and prevents meaningful dialogue from taking place.
“As Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, I encourage Canadians to speak out against all forms of discrimination, intolerance and anti-Semitism.”


The Hammer said...

Easy comeback for these guys. Every country in the middle east is an apartheid country. Why is it only a problem in Israel?

Richard K said...

Well Rooster, you're right on the 1st point, but in fact one of the ironies is that Israel actually is not an "apartheid state." The Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza are not Israelis and the restrictions they face when entering Israel are not a hell of a lot different than those Mexicans face in the US.

And if Mexico had declared its intention to annihilate the US, and routinely sent suicide bombers to Texas and Arizona, you could imagine the repercussions from that.

Arab Palestinians who live in Israel and are Israeli citizens (which is about 20% of Israel`s population) don`t have restrictions on movement, on employment, on voting, etc, etc, etc. They serve in the judiciary, military and in senior government and legislative positions.

So either it`s a national dispute and not a `racial` one or Israel practices a form of `apartheid` heretofore unseen in the world.

I think which of the two is obvious to everyone except the bigoted morons who put on and attend the IAW hate-fest.

The Hammer said...

Well Jews have been targeted for years. This is just another excuse to attack them. Jewish intolerance from fascists is well known. However, less well known is the intolerance that has always existed on the far left.

Marx preached racial tolerance and equality. Of course though, in the real world people act differently.

The Hammer said...

Attacking Israel is a means to an end for the fascist regimes of the Middle East. The truth is that Jordan is the only Middle Eastern country where Palestinians are treated as equals. Have a look at how they have been treated in places like Kuwait and Lebanon. Yet no protests for them.

These dictators egg the Palestinian terrorists on to distract from their own atrocities and to give them an easy scapegoat. Hezbollah kills the PM of Lebanon then blame it on Israel.

If these groups cared about Palestinians they would work towards real peace instead of keeping the war going.