So, I woke up this morning and among the headlines, I see that the University of Michigan pro-Palestinian students are railing against Vice President Kamala Harris. Close to that is the headline story of settlers attacking Palestinians without any police interference.
Well? This makes for a remarkably logical story. Makes sense to me.
I am an Oleh and am now an Israeli. Such headlines scare me greatly.
We see these similar expressions on a daily basis and it reeks of Stone Age mentality. Yet it also raises alarm on another level.
The rest of thee world is watching; most important, the Diaspora is watching, and with great alarm. Last night I was on Zoom for our extended family’s monthly meeting. Everyone wanted to know what is happening to Israel, how do I feel about it, and how bad does the future look.
Look, Rome is burning and we know who set the fire.
On a daily basis we are descending into a self-made hell. Our very existence is threatened, especially when judicial review is under attack. What if we loose the backing of the Jewish Diaspora?
What if no longer receive financial aid, nor airplanes from the USA?
The gathering clouds portend a great storm.
We are watching the inmates overtake the asylum.
Is anyone surprised about the fact that the US college campuses have become hotbeds of anti Zionism? Does anybody wonder about the tremendous rise of antisemitism? It’s all self made; but, not made by me.
Back to the U.S. campus students, their usually pro-Palestinian and ant-Zionist protestations are rooted in a time-tested ethos, half a century old. These go back to the days when Yasser Arafat received his training in Moscow and was taught by the KGB to stop whining about land loss and, instead, focus on human rights. Human rights, what self-respecting and self-righteous student could avoid embroilment? Israel’s answer is installing convicted felons as cabinet members. Their supporters draw from a population of Ultra Orthodox groups who recently rioted in Jerusalem against the sale of cell phones that have Internet access.
In the meantime, we are forced to watch as the highest echelons of Ultra Orthodox rabbinical leaders spew their vicious, hate-filled attacks on Reform Jews and Reform Judaism. This is in the face of the fact that Reform and Conservative Judaic movements represent the vast majority of the US Jewish population.
So, ask, are those campus rascals really unwise and radical, or are they following rational motives underlying the protestations?