Every year at dozens of campuses across America, the terrorist-affiliated campus hate groups Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Students Association hold week-long propaganda festivals whose sole purpose is to demonize Israel and drive it into extinction.
These so-called “Israeli Apartheid Weeks” compare Israel, the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and the only nation in that region to fully uphold the rights of religious minorities, women, and homosexuals, to apartheid-era South Africa.
Apartheid Weeks typically feature extremist anti-Israel and anti-Semitic speakers such as Omar Barghouti, founder of the current BDS movement, or Amir Abdul Malik Ali who has compared the Jews to Nazis and openly expressed support for Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad. Students construct “apartheid walls” meant to mimic the defensive border fence between Israel and Gaza which they plaster with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic propaganda including photos of dead Palestinian children and Hamas maps which fraudulently claim that there was a Palestinian state in 1947 that was subsequently infiltrated and occupied by Jews. Some chapters organize mock-checkpoints to harass students as they attempt to go to class or ceremonies to honor the Palestinian dead.
Universities would not provide funding to hate-fests targeting any other nation or minority, but they regularly underwrite the costs associated with bringing Israeli Apartheid Week to campus. This is a double-standard that needs to end.