The BDS Movement is clearly not happy about the coronavirus pandemic.
Not because it has the potential to kill hundreds of thousands or even millions of people. Of course not. Their concern is that the pandemic is distracting the world from what is really important: hating Israel, the great moral imperative of our time.
So they have set up a webinar, during the month of what would have been “Israel Apartheid Week” on campuses, to try to ensure that their mindless troops don’t get distracted by minor issues like trying to keep themselves or loved ones safe.
Security! Racism! The Wall! Solidarity! Pandemic! Surely one of those keywords or the photo will attract people to listen to yet more rabid hate for Israel!
Here’s the description:
For Israeli Apartheid Week 2020, Rebecca Vilkomersen and Khury Petersen-Smith will explore the concept of security and the racist ways it is deployed, and examine solidarity as a counterpoint. They will discuss the relevance of these concepts during this time of a global pandemic, and share strategies for nonviolent resistance against racism, in keeping with this year’s Israeli Apartheid Week theme, United Against Racism.
The ironies are too many to count. As the entire world tries to secure itself from a deadly virus, BDS wants to argue that security is racism – and the only reason they say that is because Israel emphasizes its security, so it must be wrong.
As a counterpoint, they suggest “solidarity,” yet they are against Israel cooperating with Palestinians to fight the pandemic. (You can be sure they won’t say a word about how the EU fragmented itself as each member country chose to defend itself rather than the continent.)
Finally, they claim they are against racism when the entire raison d’être of BDS and this seminar is to instill and strengthen a crazed, illogical hate against the Jewish state – an irrational hate that is psychologically identical to hate for people of color or gays.
If someone wants to waste an hour of their lives, I’d love to know how many people actually show up for this – and how many people in the “Palestine Time” timezone.
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