Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Left and the Boycott Israel Movement. By Jerrold L. Sobel.

The Left and the Boycott Israel Movement. By Jerrold L. Sobel. American Thinker, December 27, 2013.


As we approach March and the absurdly blasphemous “Apartheid Week” libel aimed at Israel, will the venom of leftist professors and their student dupes be aimed at Saudi Arabia, which refuses to fly Jews on their airlines? Will Egypt continue to get a free pass for its unrelenting persecution of Coptic Christians, who are now leaving the country in droves? What about their cause célèbre, the Palestinians – can we now expect campus demonstrations against the PLO for their truly apartheid-style admonition that a Palestinian state must be Judenrein (free of Jews)?
The BDS movement, the darling of the Left, whether conducted by academia, international corporations, or nations themselves, is no different than the discriminatory, double standard anti-Semitic policies Jews have suffered for millennia. It should be exposed and fought against for exactly what it is.

Israel and the myopic BDS movement. By Alan R. Dershowitz. Boston Globe, December 26, 2013.


BDS is largely a plaything of the hard left. It is an irresponsible gambit being promoted by irresponsible people who are more interested in being politically correct and feeling good than in helping to bring about a reasonable resolution to a complex problem, the fault for which is widely shared.

Israel: It’s Time to Stand Up. By Jerrold L. Sobel. American Thinker, November 22, 2013.


Wishful thinking notwithstanding, at the present time there is no solution that bodes well for Israel. As long as Arabs hate Jews more than they love their own children, this conflict will remain irreconcilable. As the past 30 years have shown, unrequited concessions just ratchet up more demands since the Arabs believe all of Israel is rightfully theirs. These defunct, innumerable talks only foment additional Palestinian recalcitrance. It’s long overdue for Israel to go back to the future, and independently of the United States, set its own negotiating standards and nor be reticent to walk out if they're not met.