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Professor William Jacobson Will Speak at DOJ ‘Combatting Anti-Semitism’ Summit

Posted on | July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Professor William Jacobson Will Speak at DOJ ‘Combatting Anti-Semitism’ Summit

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice will host a “Summit on Combatting Anti-Semitism” that will include a presentation by Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson, whose site Legal Insurrection became a spectacular success after he read my “How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog.” Of course, I don’t claim credit for his success, but it is a fact that he was impressed by my post, so you can take that for what it’s worth.

Professor Jacobson will participate in an “Anti-Semitism on Campus” panel, and says he will focus on the role of “intersectionality”:

The concerted effort to turn the Black Lives Matter movement into an anti-Israel movement has at its core the claim that Israel is the root of problems of non-whites in the United States. . . .
This anti-Semitic use of “intersectionality” theory flourishes because a generation of students — many of whom now are faculty — have been schooled based on lies about the creation of Israel and the Arab refugees created in the civil war and invasion by Arab armies. In that false narrative, the Jews are wholly evil and the Arabs are wholly innocent. . . .
The [Students for Justice in Palestine] strategy also had a putrid racial overtone, with SJP repeatedly emphasizing that all of the non-white student identity groups endorsed the resolution. The resolution thus was presented as students of color backing ‘Palestine” against the white Jews supporting Israel. This is the toxic byproduct of how intersectionality theory dominates on campuses, with Jews and Israel being the center of the supposed intersecting systems of oppression.

The Left fails to apprehend the risk of a “boomerang” effect. Like their incessant rhetoric about “white supremacy,” the Left’s demonization of Israel will inevitably exhaust the patience of intelligent people. There’s only so many times you can hear the same smears and conspiracy theories repeated before your eyes glaze over and you tune them out. And, as I’ve said before, bad causes attract bad people. The anti-Israel fanatics on campus are the vilest left-wing scum imaginable, and most intelligent students want nothing to do with them.



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