Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HPW: Jewish Groups Criticize University of Milwaukee

Yesterday the Huffington Post covered a story about an incident at the University of Milwaukee. As near as I can tell, it went something like this: A group of Jewish students wanted to celebrate something called "Israelpalooza," which went along with Israel's independence day. A group of protesters showed up and there was a number of incidents. At one point a Jewish student was punched in the face when he attempted to toss a Palestinian flag in the garbage. Students also found chalk drawings of a swastika on the ground along with insults. The picture of the swastika was not in the HP version, but was in the Jewish Chronicle.

Interestingly enough, even though the headline of the article refers to these as "anti-Semitic incidents," no one in the actual article says that they are. Even so, this didn't stop the Huffington Posters from pulling out all the usual stops: The Jews over use anti-Semitism, they are seeing it where it isn't there, this is just anti-Zionism, etc. Some posters even claimed that it was the Jews themselves who put it there to get sympathy or other gains. Many people also said that the anti-Israel protesters have a right of free speech too, obviously those comments wouldn't be included.

The story has about 470 comments and is (sort of ) unmoderated.

BadHaBritt
The juws are all for free speech in America unless you criticize then, then your anti Semitic and that's a total no no. [
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NABNYC
This is part of the same program to keep the hysteria ratcheted up about Israel, screaming about anti-semitism at every occasion, because Israel and its support groups in this country make so much money out of doing this.
I don't know why a group is celebrating another nation (Israel). But let's assume that's within the parameters of free speech on this college grounds. [Oh good] In that case, it would be equally appropriate for Palestinians to oppose Israel, oppose this celebration. After all, Israel is a European colony established on land stolen from the Palestinians. Why wouldn't they object?

What Israel is doing is very similar to what the naziGermans did.
Amazing that Americans support it.
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GeraldVanDijkstra
Burning women and children alive with White Phosphorous, shooting them point blank. burning down their crops so they can't make a living.
Worse than the germans actually.
tedpikel
Concentration camps for unwanted ethnic minorities.

I think people, especially journalists, should understand the words they use. Pro-Palestinian statements are not and cannot be anti-semetic because Arabs are Semites too. That bring said, when will the holocaust cease to give Zionists license to commit atrocities of their own?

These are the kind of people YOUR tax dollars support...........no better than the GermanNazis

The fact is that there is a concerted agenda by these pro-Israel groups to stifle all dissent. It is especially ironic that they seems to tar as racists and anti-semites those who protest their celebration of an apartheid state.

Jews have a long history of making up incidences in order to go on witch hunts.Lets not forget the Jewish girl in Brooklyn who ran around drawing swastikas on campus and was busted by the cops.

Get used to it. Israel is a full-blown apartheid state, and the two-state solution, the only solution, is dead. The hatred that has been brewed amongst the so-called "settlers", and within the defense forces will inevitably call forth a response. People are tired of it, and will express that. The swastika, no matter how brief it's appearance at this rally, is a particularly offensive symbol, but so is Avigdor Lieberman's presence in the govt. Take a good look, this is the face of the dream of a Greater Israel.

Israel, the zionists and jews need to stop this nonsense of calling anything and everything anti-semitic. That's taking cheap shots at trying to stifle free speech and expression.
Anyone should be able to voice their opinions and say anything they want, without fear of being intimidated, or called anti-semitic, period!
So all you jews and zionists stop being such cry babies, and try to be good citizens in the world you live in.
Many people around the world are fed up with your attitude, your oppression of the Palestinians, and for making America and the Western world fight your proxy wars.
Enough is enough!

It hardly "eats at my innards" just an annoying waste of time, energy and money, fighting ancients useless wars for other countries when our domestic policies are sorely lacking and under funded. weren't the jews kicked out of the holy land for a reason?

Anti Israeli openion is extremism?What about killing 15oo people in Gaza mostly innocent children and women? How about the 5000 injured in Gaza?Are those examples of extremism? Wake up people specially the supporters of Israel.That is not extremism that is GEOCIDE,or one small haulocost?Please don't equate the two.There is a huge distinction between both actions.

Much ado about nothing. Israel can't understand the world is turning against their policies of oppression, apartheid, and colonialism. They are on the run from the truth.
Who wants to bet that if it was graffiti against the Palestinains we would here nary a word about it. Maybe we would here something about it, along the lines of 'Israeli public opinion finally turning in their favor', or 'Nakba commemoration stifled'.
If the Israeli's want to continue their apartheid occupation they better get use to more and more protests. This is just the beginning.

If there was a swastika drawn, how do any of them know it was at all related to this incident? It's not entirely implausible for it to simply be from the local Buddhist club on campus, promoting themselves in the area, and someone just happened to see it from a 45 degree angle. [Not abusive, but informative.]

They seem to worship the Money God. I think that is the problem. As well as their diet is very unhealthy. I am half jewish and the food that is served up will definitley take you off the healthy thinking track. Peace.

The problem is that a lot of Americans, who have traditionally supported all things Israel, are TIRED of the wonton slaughter of Palestinians and the rabid control of American media, money and politics. I have no beef with Jewish people but I am totally tired of Israel's policies of greed and destruction, and then they whine about it when anybody calls them on their shit. Too bad, grow up or reap what you sow.

No, they do not. They have the capability to drop them from helicopters, there is no need to strap it t their body. They can also spray phosphorus on the civilians, because its fun to watch kids burn. [Blood libel.]

Makes ya wonder who drew it in the first place. [Click for context.]

The fight only started when a pro-Israel student removed a Free-Palestine flag from the top of a nearby climbing wall and tried to throw it in a garbage can. Not surprisingly, in the long whining complaint about what went on that day there is no outrage about this act. If these pro-Israel people can't take it then they shouldn't be dishing it out. [Yes, it's exactly the same thing.]

The AS industry has become the enemy of the very people they are charged to protect.
The industry must daily feed their organizations or their funding will dry up.
Unfortunately, the monster has become so large and his appetite so ravenous that the industry is now searching for food in the parts per billion range, which is just about the same neighborhood that imagination lives in.
The result is, fewer ears are listening to the industry, so when something real does pop up, very few are listening.
Add the barbaric practices visited upon the captive people of Palestine and the sympathy is further diluted.
Finally, add the unreasoning and hysterical justifications by the militant right on this site and others and no one wants to even look in their direction anymore.
israel invites such responses by its arrogance.

Do you acknowledge the inordinate power of AIPAC? The barbarity of Israelis’ behavior in the Gaza Ghetto, their discrimination against non-Jews and ethnic cleansing by way of illegal settlements? - Israel has lost its moral ground by bringing sufferings and death to Palestinians, while leaching on the US money and demanding a special treatment because of Holocaust. 
Those who support Avigdor Lieberman and his racist policies have no right to whine about alleged anti-Semitism. The truth is, Israeli policies generate vigorous anti-Zionism.

It seems that a bunch of students were simply exercizing the right as Americans to protest Israel's intolerable policies of aggression and oppression against the Palestinians. Their main focus was raising Palestinian flags (which in itself was threatening to the Zionist community among us), while some "rogue" student may or may not have drawn a chalk swastika. Now, the right-wing extremist American Jews, by overplaying the (alleged) lone chalked swatiska, want to paint the entire group of protestors as anti-Semitic Jew-haters who want to revive the Nazi campaign to exterminate them. 
Again, we see the Zionist ploy of diversion: switching the focus of such a demonstration, from one that airs legitimate complaints of Israeli aggression and oppression against the Palestinians, to one that extols anti-Semitic hatred. Considering the fact that tax dollars coming out of those students' pockets are being sent to Israel -- enabling the Israelis to continue with the illegal occupation of Palestinian land while committing atrocities against the Palestinian people -- they have the right in this country to protest, so here's a memo to the Zionists: Deal with it.

Its funny how people who talk about freedom of speech dont allow it in their own country: [Link to the Chomsky story. Conflating Jews and Israelis.]

Actually I don't believe much of anything israel says.Remember what they told the US about the weapons of mass distruction and the other crap that was said about iraq. ALL bullshit, just so they could get the US to fight THEIR dirty little war for them. It's not enough that we pour millions every year into this terrorist nation so they can kill more women and children, or starve them to death.
Remember the USS Liberty Americans and what this terrorist country did to Her and Her crew.

doctor, I see swatikas everywhere, what shoul I do!!

You throw enough crap against the wall some of it is going to stick. Send more money please.

Fact is that if you take a public stand on any political question you will generate opposition. If you have an "Israelpalooza" than the people who oppose ethnic cleansing might well show up and voice their opposition. Why should the administration get involved in a political disagreement between students that has nothing to do with the university? Mountain out of molehill IMO.

PLEASE I'm not sure if there are any muslims in Milwauke....I think it's time to stop making others feel sorry for you and take responsibility. This is the work of AIPAC. AIPAC thinks it can spread its propaganda to universities to win students; hearts. There students are smart so Liebermans and AIPAC are not gaining anything.
Israel doesn't want peace, instead Israel wants to continue stealing lands from palestinians, killing them to instinct them by also keeping them hungry...shooting innocent kids and women and the world looks back certainly the US. Shame Shame on us. We support them too much and too far.
WE think to get real with Israel, the US can no longer afford the comfort to Israel and we should get rid of those in congress who support Israel without any conditions and get rid of AIPAC...Enough is Enough...

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  1. [Check out this web bit just published - Irving]

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    What kind of wine has Mikey Weinstein been drinking?
    As an anti-Christian Jewish supremacist and as the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, he's doing all he can to create an anti-Jewish backlash and help bring about the predicted endtime Holocaust of Jews that'll be worse than Hitler's.
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    PS - Some, like Weinstein, are so treacherously anti-Christian they will even join hands at times with enemies, including Muslims, in order to silence evangelicals. It was Weinstein, BTW, who put pressure on the Pentagon to dis-invite Franklin Graham from speaking there on the National Day of Prayer!
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