There are times when things happen that make me just quietly laugh inside. I consider how the Obama administration worked to create the anti-Israel “settlement” Resolution 2334, in the UN Security Council and then abstained their vote.
I think about the recent Paris conference that was supposed to tackle the Middle East issue. Yes, I just quietly laugh within because the hypocrisy is so blatant and the news coverage so overwhelmingly biased.
Here we are being combative and confrontational with a recognized nation-state and giving ear to a terrorist organization that uses threats, intimidation and violence to achieve their stated goals. Shamefully so, we’ve allowed the level of anti-Semitism to grow greatly in America and elsewhere around the world, but especially on our college campuses. And folks, I’ve seen it firsthand in my Young America’s Foundation sponsored speaking engagements.
Consider this story, as reported by my friend Mort Klein’s organization, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA):”
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is appalled and horrified by the conduct of Nerdeen Kiswani, president of the New York City chapter of the so-called “Students for Justice in Palestine” (SJP) group, who publicly praised an Arab terrorist’s truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem on January 8, 2017, which killed four Israeli soldiers (two of whom were American citizens) and wounded 17 others.
The terrorist, who lived in eastern Jerusalem, drove into a group of soldiers who were on an educational trip, and then reversed and drove back over the bodies after he hit them to ensure their deaths.
In a Facebook post – which she reportedly later deleted – Kiswani chastised those who condemned this murderous terror attack, claiming “no apology [for the attack was] needed.” Instead, Kiswani publicly praised Palestinian Arabs who rejoiced over the attack and gave out sweets to celebrate it, describing their actions as “the biggest ‘F you’” to “settlers.” Even though Kiswani removed the Facebook post, her Twitter feed reportedly still includes comments supporting the terrorist attack and violence against Israeli soldiers, whom she described as “a legitimate target.”
Kiswani has a history of calling for violence against Jews and for Israel’s destruction. She reportedly “tweeted” a list of chants for activists to use at rallies, including, “There is only one solution/Intifada Revolution” and “We don’t want no two state/We want 48 – plainly a reference to 1948, the year that Israel declared its independence after which five Arab armies (Egypt, Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon and Iraq) immediately invaded Israel with the goal of destroying the Jewish State.”
First of all, there may be many of you reading this who were unaware of this “truck” attack by Islamic terrorists (unless you read about it here). The media picks and chooses what fits into their ideological agenda.
We certainly heard more about the truck attacks in Germany right before Christmas, or even in Nice on French Independence Day. But for the liberal progressive leftist media, the last thing they want is for us to know who the real enemy is in the Middle East. After all, those poor Palestinians live under the oppression of “apartheid” and are the victims.
We shared with you a story about the SJP and their antics at my alma mater, the University of Tennessee. We also recently shared the reaction of a Palestinian authority official stating that President-elect Donald Trump would “open the gates of hell” if this nation proceeded with moving our embassy form Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
This is what we face: a group of individuals whose deplorable state of being is rooted in violence and terror. Ask yourself, how many times are we supposed to kowtow and make concessions and offerings for “peace” to those who do not seek peace? The United Nations determined that the two-state solution was Israel and Jordan, that was unacceptable, and thus Yasser Arafat and the PLO took to violence. And today’s Mahmoud Abbas aka Abu Mazen and Fatah are no different, just a tad more diplomatic.
Now, if any of you have been on our college and university campuses and speak to conservative or Christian student organizations, they’ll attest to the obstacles and challenges they have. Many aren’t allowed to post meeting signs, or must carefully craft flyers in order to gain the approval of university administrators.
So how is it that someone like Ms. Kiswani is allowed to freely spew her hatred? I think we can easily assert that hers is hate speech, for an organization on an American college campus.
Doggone, if Christians prefer not to bake a cake for a same-sex marriage due to their faith beliefs, they’re demonized. Here’s a person who praised an Islamic terror attack, which took the lives of two Americans, and where is the outrage…when will her expulsion come and the repudiation of SJP happen? And if you see, three of the four IDF Soldiers were females — hmm, heard anything from the feminist groups? Nah, crickets. Sadly these young women were wearing the IDF uniform and therefore, as Ms. Kiswani claims, were deserving this tragic death…the battlefield is everywhere to the unlawful enemy combatants we call Islamic jihadists, and their supporters such as Nerdeen Kiswani. They were a “legitimate target.”
So, can someone tell me how we’re supposed to “coexist” with this? Please tell me how we are to “negotiate” peace with those who reject it, and only want death and destruction? It takes two parties, willing entities, to enact a peaceful solution and unless you’re truly dumb as hell, you’ll see there’s only one side willing to have peace. However, some folks want Israel to abdicate their desire to exist, have a way of life, in order of what…to appease this barbaric goal of the extermination of the Jewish people?
Why have we become so cowardly and allow this cancer to fester, not just over there in the Middle East, but right here on our own soil? If we in Western civilization do not embrace the Reagan mantra of “peace through strength,” we’ll find ourselves in a seriously degraded state of security. And the longer we seek to acquiesce to this violent behavior, it becomes Pavlovian and only emboldens them to up their level of threats, intimidation, and violence.
How can we look at ourselves knowing we’re providing taxpayer funding to an organization, the Palestinian Authority, who is naming streets, town squares, memorials after terrorists, and providing stipends to families of these demented individuals?
How is it that we are allowing voices such as Nerdeen Kiswani to be on our college campuses and spew forth their vitriol with impunity? Ms. Kiswani praised an attack that killed Americans, yes, they had dual citizenship, but who cares? They were Americans. Are we to fool ourselves into believing that this is completely acceptable behavior, somehow protected under “free speech?” I disagree. But, if there are no consequences for Nerdeen Kiswani and her group, the Students for Justice in Palestine, their belligerence and hate will grow exponentially.
“Kiswani’s monstrous and immoral hatred expressed against the Jewish State of Israel is emblematic of the anti-Semitism and vicious anti-Israelism that her group, SJP, has been promoting at the City University of New York (CUNY). Last February, the ZOA wrote to CUNY’s Chancellor and Board of Trustees where Kiswani’s SJP chapter operates, describing in detail the hostile environment that SJP was creating for many Jewish students on four CUNY campuses, based on the group’s hateful, divisive and anti-Semitic conduct. The ZOA’s letter triggered an independent investigation of anti-Semitism at CUNY by two outside attorneys. The months-long investigation confirmed numerous anti-Semitic incidents at CUNY, including many perpetrated by SJP.”
So what are we going to do about it?
This Friday America will rid itself of its first Islamist sympathizing president, whose 2009 speech at Cairo University emboldened the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s time the enemies of freedom come to learn that song from Dee Snyder and the fellas of Twisted Sister, “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”