Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Let's Boycott the PA

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Algemeiner


University of New Orleans student and pro-Israel activist Chloe Valdary has come up with a great idea that many of us should have thought of by now.

Boycott the Palestinian Authority.

http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/03/24/new-orleans-student-group-launches-petition-to-divest-from-palestinian-authority/

I'm in! Why should we send one dime to the PA especially now that they have made a deal with Hamas?

Boycott, Divest and Sanctions? Two can play that game.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Obama's "Success Story" in Yemen

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com





Yesterday, the suicide bombings of Shi'ite mosques in Yemen resulted in the deaths of 137 people, for which ISIS proudly took credit. If you are wondering why (Sunni) ISIS would want to bomb mosques were Shia worship, it all goes back to the death of the Prophet Mohammad and a disagreement over who his rightful successor should have been. Of course, it had nothing to do with Islam (yesterdays' bombings).

It also brought to light President Obama's mentioning Yemen as one of his administration's "successes". As I write this, it has just been announced that we are pulling all remaining special military forces out of Yemen. That follows the evacuation of our embassy.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

ADL Official Says Anti-Semitism on Campus Unusual and Uncharacteristic

Gary Fouse
fousesquaw
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Frontpage Magazine


Daniel Greenfield has an article in Frontpage Magazine, where he highlights a letter from Amanda Susskind of the Anti-Defamation League to the New York Times. Susskind says the recent revelations of anti-Semitism at UCLA (which have been well chronicled here) do not represent the norm. Unusual and uncharacteristic were the words she used.

  http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/dgreenfield/adl-condemns-mounting-hysteria-about-anti-semitism-on-campus/

The problem as I see it is that the ADl is reluctant to confront anti-Semitism when it is coming from the left and/or coming from Islamic quarters. Such is the case at UCLA and other campuses. The ADL under Abe Foxman has a liberal bent. Foxman, as I have written before, spoke a few years back before a Jewish group in Newport Beach. I myself was not present, but in answer to a question from a friend of mine about anti-Semitism at UC Irvine, Foxman said that there was no problem; that the Jewish students and the administration had it under control. That was a blatant falsehood. Whether Foxman really believes that line or not I have no idea.

Ms Susskind's comments to the New York Times are hardly surprising, but they are quite unhelpful in the struggle to expose and fight anti-Semitism on college campuses.