LA City Council Condemns UCLA SJP Conference

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

It takes some effort to be to the left of California these days, and even more to be port side of Los Angeles. “The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 6 in favor of a resolution calling on UCLA to cancel the upcoming National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) conference,” The Jewish Journal reported. “According to a source, city councilman Paul Koretz introduced the resolution, which stated the concern that the conference ‘will promote anti-Semitism.'”

“‘SJP members have posted violent anti-Semitic rhetoric on social media, ranging from calling for the annihilation of the Jewish people, to the admiration of Adolf Hitler and hateful calls to “kill Jews” “kill all Zionists” and “let’s stuff some Jews in the oven,”‘ the resolution states.”

“The resolution also noted that SJP’s website ‘comparing Israel to the Nazis’ would constitute as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.”