Saturday, 16 April 2016
Ali Abu Kosher Did it Again
Shabbos Goy Ali Abunimah, the man who planned to reduce the Intifada into an electronic noticeboard, did it again. Abunimah is notorious for being an appeaser of light Zionists and AZZs, is caught on the above tweet thanking Stanford Students for stopping a Nakba event featuring an 85-year-old Nakba Survivor and others who have spent their entire lives in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Stanford SJP are now claiming — falsely — that they cancelled the event “because “Alison Weir who refuses to respect Israel’s “right to exist as a regime” was in the audience.
if Ali Abunimah like Stanford SJP insists upon Israel’s right to exist, he should consider Join the Likud party…
SJP shut down an event featuring an 85-year-old Nakba Survivor, one of two people who have spent their entire lives in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Now they are claiming — falsely — because Alison Weir (remember her <https://louisproyect.org/2015/06/25/the-jewish-voice-for-peace-attack-on-alison-weir-jvp-loses-its-balance-2/>?) was in the audience.
Stanford SJP is lying. It had nothing to do with Alison Weir and everything to do with the fact that one of the speakers wanted to question Israel’s right to exist as a regime:
Alison Weir had nothing to do with the event and apparently showed up to hand out flyers for her website.
One of the SJPers criticized Alison, claiming that the issue was Alison’s refusal to respect Israel’s “right to exist” as a regime.
The Palestinian speaker, Amena Ashkar, agreed with Alison’s view on this matter, but was told by organizers that she was not allowed to voice her opinion.
The speaker, being a principled person, refused to give the talk if her feelings about the colonial regime that dispossessed her were going to be censored from the discussion. So the organizers decided to cancel the entire event.
Their own explanation doesn’t even make sense. If the problem was Alison Weir or her flyers they could have simply removed the materials (and Alison as well), and in fact it appears they had done that just. Instead they cancelled the entire event, and that is because they did not want Amena’s views to be expressed.
It is beyond despicable that Stanford SJP would go to this length to cancel a talk by two Palestinian refugees who have spent their lives in a refugee camp, unlike the privileged brats who organized — and then cancelled — this talk. That includes an 85-year-old Nakba survivor. But now they want to rationalize their disgusting behavior by drudging up rumors and innuendo about some white lady who was in the audience and her pamphlets?
Stanford SJP owes their guests — and the rest of us — an apology. I am currently speaking to some of the national tour organizers about putting out a public statement where Amena can express the ideas Stanford SJP denied her the opportunity to speak at Stanford, and calling on Stanford SJP to retract this ridiculous explanation and show some accountability for what they just did.
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