campus antisemitism, Israel

Campus Activists: Pro-Palestinian Means Anti-Israel

free palestine protest on campus

We pay a fortune educating our children. Parents save and scrimp so their kids can get educated. But check and see what you’re paying for—our children are being bombarded with anti-Israel rhetoric, and being ostracized if they don’t go along to get along.

Children need to be told that not for a moment should they consider identifying as “pro-Palestinian.” One cannot be for Israel, where our fellow Yidden live, and be “pro-Palestinian” at the same time. Dr. Richard L. Cravatts makes this important point in his latest op-ed in Israel National News regarding campus activism:

Writing in 2009 about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the insightful Palestinian/Israeli journalist Khaled Abu Toameh observed that, “What is happening on the U.S. campuses is not about supporting the Palestinians as much as it is about promoting hatred for the Jewish state. It is not really about ending the ‘occupation,’” he wrote, “as much as it is about ending the existence of Israel.”

And that is what those who observe the campus activism against Israel have never fully understood: that being pro-Palestinian, by definition, means being anti-Israel.