This post is not addressing various anti-Israeli or anti-Zionist groups, sub-groups or single individuals, save one category only: Jewish anti-Zionists and loosely affiliated with them "Israel? We could care less" Diaspora Jews.
This post was triggered, among other things, by a Ynet article about another malicious prank played by the Palestinian sympathizers of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
More than 200 Jewish students attending Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, were surprised to find "eviction notices" posted to their dorm room doors on Friday. The students later found out that the fake notices were placed by the Students for Justice in Palestine.So what, you might say, after all these feisty SJP youngsters didn't shoot any Jewish children like the young Arab "martyr" in Toulouse recently. They didn't assault or verbally abuse anyone, just played a harmless, albeit malicious prank. And they consider themselves being in the right, having noble goals in mind:
"We want to raise awareness about the plight of the Palestinians," chapter President Noor Fawzy said. "The intent is to expose Israel's illegal policies and give students a feel of what it's like to live under occupation."There might be various differing opinions about the plight, the policies and whatnot, although the Ynet article doesn't go into interpretation of the story, being more concerned with reporting facts (and many thanks to Ynet for that).
There is one detail, though, missed by the Ynet report and several other sources, both pro- and anti-Zionist ones, that I have scanned briefly. The pro-Palestinian "activists", in their righteous wrath and borderline illegal ingenuity, didn't place the fake eviction notices in a random fashion to teach the whole student body of Florida Atlantic University an object lesson about the cruelty and depravity of the Zionist aggressors. No, they have selected (how, I would like to know? - this question could be profitably addressed by the inquiry that is supposed to be under way) 200 Jewish students to participate, albeit passively, in that lesson.
Now, dear reader - and I consider this a quick and easy self-test for you - do you think that American Jewish students, hardly any of them Israeli, should become a target for that smelly propaganda prank? Which prank was supposedly addressed at the hated Zionist entity, to remind you.
I would say that the Jewish students in this case are a target no more relevant and/or legitimate than the three kids and their rabbi teacher in Toulouse murdered by that "martyr". I would also say that the line that was supposed to separate the Jews in general from the Israelis in particular seems to have totally disappeared from the (granted, unsophisticated) minds of the so called "anti-Zionists". A Jew is a Jew is a Jew for them and a legitimate target in these minds, no matter whether the Jew is of a Zionist, anti-Zionist or "neutral" variety.
So why I am addressing this post to my anti-Zionist and loosely affiliated with them "Israel? We could care less" Diaspora brethren? Because no matter how passionately and how frequently you flaunt your "Not in My Name" and "as a Jew I protest" and other pathetic slogans designed to repaint and otherwise maintain that blue/white line between your detached peaceful Jewish existence in peaceful and friendly Diaspora on one side, and these uncouth aggressive and lacking in spirit Israelis on the other side, the line exists in your own minds only. There is no such line in reality, there never was one, not in the minds of our enemies.
Of course, you can blame your misfortunes on the behavior of Israel and Israelis, as some of you have done since that day in 1948. And do you know what? Keep up with this self-deception, if it makes you feel better.
Meanwhile we'll be celebrating another Independence Day in a week here. Yeah, and by the way - we are kind of used to eviction notices.
Hat tip: Fred Lapides.