The common theme among “the river to the sea crowd” is that Palestine must be free of all Jews between the river Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea. They are not protesting for a free democratic society but for a land free of the presence of the Jewish people. This is their demand and nothing less will do. This mob justifies violence against Jews in Israel because they believe their own baseless ignorant chants that Israel is a “settler colonial racist apartheid regime”. Their chants resound in an echo chamber of anti-social media that is fueled by professional propagandists also known as professors.
An example of this is, “My heart is in my throat. Prayers for Palestinians. Israel is a murderous, genocidal settler state and Palestinians have every right to resist through armed struggle.” (Yale Professor) This was written and published by tenured Yale University professor Zareena Grewal in reaction to the massacre of Jews by Hamas. Hamas uses civilians as shields on the battlefield and Zareena will use tenure as a shield for her freedom to express and spread hate. It’s called free hate speech.
The joint statement of the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Groups published on October 10th states: “We, the undersigned student organizations, hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all the unfolding violence.” It goes on, “The apartheid regime is the only one to blame. Israeli violence has structured every aspect of Palestinian existence for 75 years. From systematized land seizures to routine airstrikes, arbitrary detentions to military checkpoints, and enforced family separations to targeted killings, Palestinians have been forced to live in a state of death, both slow and sudden.” (Harvard Palestine Solidarity Groups )
I am confident that these flunkies of the thugs that behead and rape women and children know the history of the people who have lived between the river and the sea for millennia. Afterall they are our country’s best and brightest. They attend Yale, Harvard and the prestigious NYU law school. They are very smart adults. They surely know that before the modern state of Israel was established, Jews lived in vibrant communities between the river and the sea. They surely know that in 1929 about 800 Jews lived in Hebron and in that year, there was a pogrom committed by Arab residents of Hebron (History of Hebron Massacre) . The violence was incited by the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al Husseini, the same man who conspired with the Nazi regime to kill Jews. The result was that the Jewish community of Hebron was massacred. It was not about occupation or apartheid or settler colonialism, how could it be, Israel did not exist. It was about killing men, women and children because they were Jewish. This is still the point. Seventy-Five years ago, the Jewish State was attacked by Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Transjordan and Egypt. The vision statement of the leaders who unleashed their armies in 1948 was to throw the Jews into the sea. It is always about Judaism.
Let’s look at what the Hamas Charter says:
“The liberation of Palestine is the duty of the Palestinian people in particular and the duty of the Arab and Islamic Ummah in general. It is also a humanitarian obligation as necessitated by the dictates of truth and justice. The agencies working for Palestine, whether national, Arab, Islamic or humanitarian, complement each other and are harmonious and not in conflict with each other.” (Complete Hamas Charter)
So, the massacre of over one thousand Jews that began on October 7th 2023 is a “humanitarian obligation” not antisemitism. I guess it takes fanatics, intellectuals and Ivy League students to have such insightful creative twisted minds. I believe in free speech even if it is based on lies and misinformation and lazy thinking but to paraphrase Michael Corleone: don’t insult my intelligence and say your support of Hamas is not antisemitic. (Godfather Transcript)