US bans ‘Criticism of Israel’ at Campuses

Freedom+of+Speech[1]On December 1, the so-called Anti-Semitism Awareness Act 2016 was passed by the US-Senate without debating or even putting to a vote. The Act was authored by two Israel-Firsters, Senators Tim Scot (R-SC), and Bob Casey (D-PA). The Act requires the US Department of Education (DOE) to monitor criticism of the Zionism regime, denial of Holocaust, and support for BDS, Hamas, Hizbullah, and Iran in evaluating complaints of anti-Jewishness at the campuses.

The Act is supported by AIPAC, ADL, Simon Wiesenthal Center, ZOA, AJC, and the Jewish Federation of North America.

The text of the Act comes right out of the Israel’s Hasbara Textbook:

  1. Calling for, aiding or justifying or killing or harming of Jews. How about Jews killing or harming Jews in Israel?
  2. Accusing the Jews as people, or Israel as a state, inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust. How about proving in a court of law that Holocaust is NOT based on fakes, frauds, and forgeries?
  3. Demonizing Israel by blaming it for all interreligious and political tensions. Israeli historian Israel Shahak says Zionist empire is the real criminal in the region.
  4. Judge Israel by a double standard that one wouldn’t apply to any other democratic nation. Talking of double stand – Why United States has used 37 vetoes at the UNSC to shield the Zionist regime from the criticism of the world body? Only American corrupt lawmakers would believe that the Zionist entity is a democratic state.

If you think the above four reasons are ridiculous to declare someone antisemite – checkout former prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper’s speech at Israeli Knesset on January 20, 2014. He said that whosoever hates Jews ends up hating everyone else. I believe the idiot never heard of Talmudic prayer for male Jews: Thanks G-d for not making me a Gentile, a woman or a slave.

The Act reminds me a quote from Dr. Hajo Myer, who claims to be a Nazi Holocaust (Auschwitz) survivor: An anti-Semite used to be a person who disliked Jews. Now it is a person who Jews dislike.

Some Jewish groups have condemned the Act – they way it’s passed and its real agenda of stifling freedom of thoughts at the US educational institutions.

“Instead of fighting the anti-Semitism entering the White House, this bill will go after 19-year-old students carrying protest signs against Israel’s human rights abuses. This is not how to fight anti-Semitism, this is a recipe for restricting civil liberties like the right to criticize a government for its policies,” said Tallie Ben Daniel, academic program manager of Jewish Voice for Peace in a statement on December 1, 2016.

Last year, Kenneth Stern, in an Op-Ed in the Jewish Journal claimed that if a speaker at the campus says that Israel has no right to exist, it cannot be labeled as antisemitism. But if the same statement is made by an official of a UN member-state, it would be considered an act of antisemitism.

The US lawmakers are morally so corrupt that they make such laws to shield the crimes of a foreign country, which according to Dr. Philip Giladi, former CIA counter-terrorism specialist, has harmed the US the most.

As the Act is clearly intended to restrict First Amendment rights if they are perceived as impacting on broadly defined Jewish sensitivities, it should be opposed on that basis alone, but it is very popular in Congress, which is de facto owned by the Israel Lobby. That the legislation is not being condemned or even discussed in the generally liberal media tells you everything you need to know about the amazing power of one particular unelected and unaccountable lobby in the US,” wrote Giraldi on December 6, 2016.

I recently attended a conference on the Iraq invasion of 2003 at which the role of Israel manifested through its controlled gaggle of American legislators and bureaucrats as a factor in going to war was not even mentioned. It was as if it would be impolite or, dare I say, antisemitic, to do so even though the Israeli role was hardly hidden. Former Bush administration senior official Philip Zelikow has admitted that protecting Israel was the principal reason why the US invaded Iraq and others have speculated that without the persistent neocons’ and Israel’s prodding Washington might not have gone to war at all. That is apparent what then Secretary of State Colin Powell also eventually came around to believe,” said Giraldi.

So let’s stop talking about what Russia or Iran is doing to the United States, which is relatively speaking very little, and start admitting that the lopsided and completely deferential relationship with Israel is the actual central problem in America’s foreign policy. Will the media do that? Not a chance,” he said.

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