Archbishop Desmond Tutu is at it again, using his status as one of the heroes in the anti-Apartheid struggle of the 1980s to smear Israel and give Palestinian leaders a pass.
One important topic of discussion at the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference that took place in Bethlehem in early March was how Christians should related to a state founded and inhabited by Jews who reject Jesus Christ as their lord and savior.
Mohammed Merah, the confessed Toulouse killer, said he wanted to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children. The drumbeat of false accusations that Israel murders Palestinian children is a modern day blood libel in which the media is complicit.
On February 27th , two Israeli soldiers gave a presentation (or tried to) at the University of California, Davis, to correct misconceptions about the IDF. Students from Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Student Association, and Jewish Voice for Peace heckled the presenters.
"One state is enough," a March 4 commentary by an organizer of the discredited Harvard University anti-Israel conference, exemplifies a chronic problem on The Washington Post's Op-Ed page -- hospitality to unrebutted anti-Israel offerings by outside contributors.
Israel’s adversaries have always charged the country with misdeeds, but only relatively recently have these alleged evils coalesced into the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), modeled after the campaign against apartheid South Africa. As a detailed examination shows, the apartheid charges are utterly false. The activists who level these charges deserve no credibility.
Harvard has welcomed anti-Israel radicals to its faculty and research centers. The One-State Conference advocating the end of the Jewish state is a predictable result.
On March 3-4, Harvard will host a two-day conference at the Kennedy School of Government focused, in effect, on dismantling the Jewish state of Israel.
High-ranking officials in the Presbyterian Church (USA) ignored repeated private warnings about the anti-Semitism broadcast by one of its “peacemaking” groups. The result is ongoing controversy and demonization of Jews and Israel.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaigns that crop up on campuses and at research institutions claim to promote human rights. In reality, BDS is a smokescreen for delegitimizing Israel.