Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday 27 February 2014

"A Direct Manifestation of Antisemitism ... A Desire To Target The Jewish People": Ben Shapiro socks it to UCLA BDSers

As described in the campus newspaper here, the Israel-haters have been active at UCLA in pursuit of BDS, but have not had it all their own way.

A meeting of the UCLA student council to consider the BDS proposal began at 7 Tuesday evening attracted some 500 people and did not end until 6:30 the following morning.

As Professor William Jacobson, who has been coordinating the academic fightback in Amerca against BDS reports on his Legal Insurrection website, the vote was 7:5 against the adoption of BDS, leaving anti-Israel students "in shock" (and like blubbering babies as this video shows!).

Star of the event was an UCLA alumnus,  Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of

Here is a transcript of his magnificent speech, which tells the BDS movement like it is

'My name is Ben Shapiro. I'm an alumnus of this university. I'm also a local talk show host on 870 [AM] in the morning, and I got out of bed and left my one month old baby there when I saw what was going on here tonight. I've never been more ashamed to be a Bruin. I've never been more ashamed to be an alumnus of this university than to see this divestment petition being considered at this level. To pretend this is about occupation, to pretend this is about peace, to pretend that this anything other than vile, spiteful Jew hatred is a lie!
There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Saudi Arabia. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Iran. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Palestine. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing the vast bevy of human rights violations that happen every day in the Middle East, exponentially worse that what happens in Israel.
Any gay or lesbian that is targeting Israel in this room seems to have forgotten how high they hang gays from cranes in Iran. Every person of liberal bent who suggests that Israel is the problem in the Middle East seems to have forgotten that there is only one country in the Middle East that actually has any sort of religious diversity in it. The countries that are apartheid countries are those that are Judenrein like, for example, Palestine.
So, for us to sit here and pretend that Israel is somehow on a lower moral plane is a direct manifestation of anti-Semitism. And to hold Jews to a different moral standard than any other country or group on the face of the earth represents nothing but an age-old and historic hatred for the Jewish people. All the folks here who are pretending that the B.D.S is about anything other than that, I would like to see a poll of those folks, and see how many of them actually believe in the existence of a Jewish state, qua-Jewish state, not as a state like any other, but as a Jewish state. They don't. They don't acknowledge that existence. They don't believe in that existence. They don't believe in peace. All this is about, pure and simple, is a desire to target the Jewish people."  [Emphasis added]
Go here for the transcript and accompanying video, which can also be seen on William Jacobson's post linked to above.


  1. The video of this UCLA student's epic meltdown is comedy gold.
    Video – UCLA student melts down after anti-Israel resolution defeated
    Direct YT link

    1. Yes, thanks, Ian - I have added a reference to it ("blubbering babies") but can't upload it on here.

  2. Stand With US exposes the liars freak show.
    "Divestment" in Action on Campus

    Some good news
    Running for Holocaust survivor
    Australia's ambassador to Israel will run the annual Tel Aviv marathon in honor of Holocaust victims' rights.


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