The human rights façade of the BDS movement wears increasingly thin. Case in point the antics of the Israel-haters at UC Davis this past week.
For several weeks Boycott proponents whipped the campus into a venom filled frenzy against the Jewish state – culminating in a sure to pass resolution against Israel. The small minority of Israel supporting, mostly Jewish students never stood a chance against the angry mob.
But Aggies for Israel leader Julia Reifkind is not one to stand silent in the face of hate. Addressing the standing room only auditorium, Reifkind expressed her disgust and defiance of these proprietors of the oldest hatred. As she concluded her remarks she called upon those on the side of truth and justice to join her as she walked out of the senate chamber. This is what she said.
“To those of you who have brought this toxic resolution forward today, with the knowledge it will pass, I say this to your so called “victory”… You have divided our campus and damaged lives. And I tell you now, you have not won. The real victory belongs to us. We will continue to celebrate our beliefs on this campus and keep the integrity of our message strong. … This is our victory. And we who are victorious need not legitimize the words spoken in this empty hearing. So if you are here tonight in opposition to this resolution, I invite you now to Stand UP. Stand up and join me in walking out of this room.”
And this is what happened.
The anti-Israel boycott resolution passed the student senate, 8-2-2.
Reveling in their “victory” against the Jewish state, UC Davis student Senate member Azka Fayyaz, proclaimed on Facebook “Hamas & Sharia law have taken over UC Davis- Israel will fall Insha-Allah”.
The following day, the exterior walls of Alpha Epsilon Pi, the Jewish fraternity at UC Davis, was covered in Swastikas.
Nathaniel Bernhard, the Vice President of the UC Davis Chapter of AEPI told the Sacramento Bee that “This whole week has not been a great week to be a Jewish student on campus and this is manifesting in an extremely physical way.”
H/T Pro Israel Bay Bloggers