NYU SJP protest called anti-Semitic on Fox News (again)

As we did last year, NYU SJP commemorated the Nakba (“catastrophe” in Arabic) with a protest action in solidarity with Palestinians, thousands of whom protested all across Israel-Palestine. May 15 is the date Palestinians mark the ongoing colonization of their homeland, much of which was ethnically cleansed in order to establish the European settler colony of Israel.

One of the delightful people who spearheaded the failed attempt to get SJP suspended (over our action involving mock eviction notices) came all the way from Boston just to see today’s protest – and to go on Fox News later that night calling us and our protest anti-Semitic.

This isn’t the first time, either: As I wrote in my recent article for the Electronic Intifada, I began receiving harassing phone calls after a different person made similar allegations (and an even worse one) on Fox two days after the action.

At least this time they were Fair & Balanced enough to ask us for a statement. If you can stomach it, you can watch the clip here.

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One thought on “NYU SJP protest called anti-Semitic on Fox News (again)

  1. What’s your opinion about this below? Not anti-semitic? Do you choose to look the other way and not concern yourself with reality? Are you fooling yourself or just trying to fool others?

    ” ‘Love death for the sake of Allah as much as our enemies love life,’ Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told thousands of young Palestinians at last week’s graduation ceremony for Hamas camps in the Gaza Strip’s Yarmouk Stadium.” Haniyeh and other senior Hamas officials exhorted the young graduates to not only annihilate Israel, but also to carry their fight across the globe, in a January 16 Al-Aqsa TV broadcast translated by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute.

    “This generation, Allah willing, will vanquish Israel,” said Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hammad.
    “We pray for Allah to choose leaders and martyrs from among you, not only in Palestine, but throughout planet earth, so that the call for jihad will spread all over the world, and the entire world will embrace the religion of Allah.”

    Omar Dawabha, an eleventh-grader who took part in the training, was quoted on the website of Hamas’s interior ministry saying that “he learned how to safeguard our rights and principles.” Another student, Mohammed Abu Nar, addressed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem at the graduation ceremony.

    “We are the pioneers of liberation, we are coming to purify you from the Zionists,” he said.

    Read more: ‘Annihilate Israel,’ Hamas leaders urge Gaza teens | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/annihilate-israel-hamas-leaders-tell-gaza-youth/#ixzz32ZJ2pFpB
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    Read more: ‘Annihilate Israel,’ Hamas leaders urge Gaza teens | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/annihilate-israel-hamas-leaders-tell-gaza-youth/#ixzz32ZIax9HK

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