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Pro-Israel kids aren't doing these things, but they could and should. Every one of these resolutions should be countermanded by a competing resolution that calls on the student government to support a pro-peace two-state solution which recognizes the self-determination rights of both peoples. Let them be forced to choose between a pro-peace agenda and extreme partisan one, rather than allowing these SJPs to control the debate. Force the SJPs to speak out against a pro-peace resolution. Force them to oppose the two-state solution on the record.
Don't duck the question. You know damn well that accusations of antisemitism like these are not just about criticizing Israel, and you also know that just because there are some Jews in the movement, it does not mean that the movement is immune from Jew-hatred, any more than the Catholic Church was when they used to use Jewish converts to Catholicism in the same way.
It's not at all disingenuous. What's disingenuous is to suggest that a movie actress who has done humanitarian work for eight years would put profits above people, particularly coming from a guy with a history of anti-Jewish remarks like Jeff Blankfort.
""There’s a certain arrogance in promoting a boycott from the safety and security of America" If that were true it might be but the action against SodaStream is a response to the call from the Boycott National Committee - formed by every significant civil society organisation in the West Bank."
You know what's arrogant? Risking the jobs of 500 people from abroad. Let's be clear about the facts here. You're targeting a company with a good labor and environmental record run by a peacenik who is outspoken advocate of Palestinian rights. That's what you're doing. You're valuing your niche issue over the jobs of these people, and you're doing it because you oppose any cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians in the region.
How so? Do you speak for them?
It's unfortunate that people like Feiglin, who does not believe in an independent judiciary and openly favors killing civilians, finds his audience in our community and not in Israel.