Federally Funded Anti-Semitism

, Malcolm A. Kline, 3 Comments

We’ve reported on the movement on college campuses to apply boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against entities that invest in the state of Israel. As well, we’ve shown the anti-Semitism in this campaign.

Now, a former intern of ours has connected the dots and shows that you are paying for the BDS campaign in federal taxes. “In October 2014, more than $3.3 million of federal grant money was awarded to Middle East ‘National Resource Centers’ (NRCs) at 16 universities throughout our nation under a statute called Title VI of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA),” Jennifer Dekel writes in The Weekly Standard. “More than $13.4 million will be awarded to 19 Middle East NRCs for the entire 2014-2018 cycle.”

Jennifer is the director of research and communication at The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET). “Out of the 19 directors of the Title VI-funded Middle East studies Centers, eight of them have expressed public support for BDS, according to a 2015 report from the AMCHA Initiative, which monitors anti-Semitic behavior on college campuses. (Five of them endorsed an academic boycott of Israel),” Dekel relates. “The report also shows that 45 out of a total of 111 speakers who participated in 81 Israel-related events sponsored by Title VI-funded Middle East programs during the 2014-2015 academic year endorsed BDS.”

One could say that the fish rots from the head down. “In addition to the directors, a considerable number of faculty members at Title VI-Middle East Studies Centers support BDS,” Dekel reports. “For example, of the 54 faculty listed on Columbia University’s Title VI-funded Middle East Institute website who teach Middle East courses, 14 have signed a petition calling on Columbia University to divest from Israel, and ‘divest from corporations that supply, perpetuate, and profit from a system that has subjugated the Palestinian people for over 68 years.’”

“At Georgetown University, 19 faculty members have endorsed the call to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Of those, 10 are faculty members of Georgetown’s Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa.”

 

3 Responses

  1. William

    September 19, 2016 10:46 am

    Too often the term antisemitism is used for people who criticize the Israeli government and who have no issue with the Jewish people. One can oppose the policies of a government and not be against people of any religion or race. Personally, I am opposed to the Obama regime, but that does not make me anti-Christian. Obviously, the state of Israel and Semitic people are not one and the same.

  2. smoink

    September 20, 2016 8:30 am

    And being opposed to the Obama Administration does not make one “anti-American”, either. Nor does it make one “extra” American to oppose (or support) Obama, or any other President, person, or method of operation.

    In other words, I agree with you. Stupid people keep throwing around the term “anti-Semitism”, without understanding what it means – like the people who run this website, for example. I tweeted to them, but let’s see if they respond. As I informed them, I’m Ashkenazi, but I don’t support Israel. Does that make me “anti-Semetic”? Even though I’m Semetic? And there are religious Jews who don’t support Israel. Does that make them “anti-Semetic”?
    … No, of course not. Anti-Semitism is racism (or rather, what we refer to as “racism”, because “race” doesn’t actually exist, while we generally think of ethnicity or nationality). If someone discriminated against me simply for being ethnically Ashkenazi, that would be “racism” (or maybe “ethnicism” … lol), and that would be anti-Semitism. If someone discriminated against an Arab for being Arabic, that would also be anti-Semitism, as Arabs are also Semites.

    I simply don’t support the Likud Party, which Nothingyahoo leads, and the other right-wing idiots, like Price Tag.

    So, why not? Because I’m American, regardless of my ethnicity. I pledge allegiance to America – not under any god, and no allegiance to Israel. If Israel would move left, then yea, I’d like them better. Regardless of whether they move left or further right, though, we need to quit giving them handouts. We’ve been pouring resources into them ever since they existed as a nation, and ignored all their wrongs. They’re big kids, now – they ought to take off the training wheels and diapers, and take care of themselves. Welfare ought to go toward one’s own citizens as they’re working, to help lift them out of poverty – not going to some other nation that pledges no allegiance to us and spies on us.

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