I have no pics, but that is the number of ethical, good, well-raised young Jewish women who were pushed into the anti-Israel movement tonight by the vaccuum that exists in the Jewish community’s ability to explain the Middle East conflict effectively. I’m not talking about hasbara or propaganda here. I’m talking about creating a network of information so that the scummy liars who prey on those who are well meaning but don’t know the facts, would have a much more difficult time in taking what is white and making it sound grey and dingy.
As Prof. Arbiser wrote:
“As a campus professor, my insight is that pro-Israel advocates don’t have much to work with. The average Jewish student knows more about Pokemon than Passover and more about Usher than Maimonides.
They are confronted by a motley alliance of Palestinian activists, divestment activists, anti-Israeli faculty (many of them Jewish), “peace” advocates and anti-globalists. This alliance blames the Jewish student for the lack of peace in the world, which could be accomplished if only Jews gave up their stubborn insistence on a Jewish state. Most people, Jews included, just want to fit in, and thus become embarrassed by Israel.”
I witnessed this tonight first hand. I witnessed it taking place in an atmosphere where Israel’s very existence seemed sinful and its inhabitants depicted as monsters. Needless to say, its enemies were not discussed, or, when brought up briefly, seemed to be these innocuous and innocent entities. These young women ate it up. Let the brainwashing begin…