Open Anti-Semitism at UNC and Duke Conference

Ami Horowitz is on the move at a Gaza conference organized by UNC and Duke University on the conflict in Gaza. Ami quickly discovers the thin veneer of anti-Israel sentiment hides an ocean of open anti-Semitism.

Comments (16)

(12) Don Perry, June 11, 2019 10:39 AM

What a crazy world we live in today

As a North Carolina born adult male I am embarrassed by this attitude at two of what I use to think were great universities. How dare they.

I Haven't lived in NC for 40plus years and getting ready to retire and w s considering moving back to my child hood home. Not any more

(11) Anonymous, June 11, 2019 5:07 AM

We have to learn how to fight antisemitism from Russia

A Russian court handed a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence to a young man for writing anti-Semitic graffiti on a residential building, .
A district court in the city of Kurgan, near Russia’s border with Kazakhstan, earlier this week upheld the unusually-harsh sentence, which the 23-year-old man received from a lower court last year.

(10) N heching, April 23, 2019 9:46 PM

Nothing new under the sun antisemitism alive and well

God's answer to assimilation

(9) Anonymous, April 17, 2019 10:14 PM

Why all the bad feelings?

Let me know when you lift your 2000 character limit and I'll tell you what I think. It's a very complicated issue and it needs more than 2000 characters to be addressed properly. I do have your answer.

(8) Rivka, April 16, 2019 8:48 AM

OMG!!! It has come to this!?!

(7) Anonymous, April 15, 2019 5:21 PM

A few instances of hate for Jews in Israel:

Imagine 11 March 2011 in Itamar, Israel. Two Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine cousins breaking into the Fogel home and slit the throats of parents. They then committed the same atrocious acts on 11 year old Yoav and 4 year old Elad and decapitated 3 month old Hadas. Proudly they confessed committing these heinous acts. The next day candy was given out in many Palestinian towns, to celebrate the horror. These celebrations have taken place every year since 9/11. Soccer fields, playgrounds, parks, and city squares in Judea & Samaria have been named after these and other suicide murderers.
Picture an Egged bus picking up passengers in Jerusalem and a Suicide-Murderer detonates an explosives on the bus resulting in adults and children being scrapped off the streets & walls. Recall Kiryat Shmona where 10 adults and 8 children were gunned down and visualize Maalot, Israel near Naharia. Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists entered an apartment complex killing 3 women, and then took 105 Jewish children hostage and killed 22 and wounding 68 with gunfire and grenades.
Now focus on Palestinian children watching TV today, in many Mosques, and in most schools in the disputed territories bombarded by Jihad against Israel and the Jews on a daily basis. Peace must be taught otherwise the next generation of Palestinians’ will never consider peace with Israel.
While working in Israel (2014-2015) Islamic terrorists in a Har Noff, Jerusalem synagogue killed 5 Rabbis praying and a Druze Police Officer who attempted to protect them; as we were driving to Gush Etzion we were stopped by Israeli Security because of an attack in the area by Suicide-Murderer’s; then driving back from Tsfat (Safed) to Mishor Adumim a Suicide-Murderer stabbed customers in a Kosher Super Market. And so much more terrorist murdering of innocent men, women, & children, e.g. Hyatt Hotel lobby, Hebrew U. cafeteria, etc. That's hate for Jews

(6) Anonymous, April 15, 2019 1:14 AM

So frightening

I never experienced anything like this growing up, nor did my friends at various college campuses, either.

I receive information from JStreet and Jewish Voice for Peace, and although not a member of either, I am very conflicted over my feelings with what is happening in Gaza and West Bank. I believe we cannot occupy another people, forever, and I believe the State of Israel is being used politically in a way where only Israel and Jews will be the losers.

This is devastating, and I am speechless and heartbroken.

But, I cannot and will not give unconditional and blind eye support for Israeli policies as I did my entire life.

At the end of the day, I agree with a video I viewed on Aish that anti-Semitism is a wake up call to us from HaShem to return. We are in exile, awaiting on Moshiach.

Yisroel, April 15, 2019 4:14 AM

Do you realize that you have been had?

Gaza is free and has been free for almost 14 years!
Israel removed over 8,000 Jews from Gaza and gave over the former Jewish Gazans’ successful greenhouses with all that was needed to keep them flourish.
The Gazans immediate response was to break the greenhouses soya d destroy anything to do with them!

The biggest problem is that the Hamas was voted in by a large majority about 11 years ago and they refuse to recognize the state of Israel. Google the Hamas Charter. Their second paragraph and thirteenth say it all. Every Jew must be killed. And any peace treaty is meaningless.
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Anonymous, April 15, 2019 6:45 AM

Don't insult me.


PM Netanyahu is promising to annex the West Bank, settlements and outposts and the 2 state solution has been a lie on both sides, don't kid yourself.

Just over a year ago, I had an experience that shattered me to the core. I met a Palestinian American who shared her family's history, and despite my sharing of our beautiful faith, the deepest mysteries, the Holocaust, Israel's ethics and living with daily threats of terror, I had no answers to some of what she said. That led me to a talk by Miko Peled, and that to my Rabbi in tears. I attend an Othodox Shul, btw, and that to a book, The Empty Wagon, and the perspective of Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro on Zionisn and Judaism.

I have shed more tears than I care to count. So, don't insult me.

Alan S., April 15, 2019 11:05 AM

No one trying to insult you. Everybody has shed tears over this issue.

But anti-Semitic and anti-Israel conferences on American college campuses, supported by federal monies? This doesn't insult you??

Yes, the Israeli's and their leader have had their 'hearts hardened', to the detriment of a two state solution. Too many years of Palestinian resistance and uprising have caused the Israeli's to become resistant to solutions that might appeal to the rest of the world, specifically a two state solution.

I am strongly desirous of a two state solution so long as the Palestinians are true peace partners.

Tell me, did you ask this Palestinian woman when her people will be true peace partners?

Better, can you point me to the Palestinian web site that rationale and logically supports peace with Israel, and does not call for the destruction of Israel?

Ora, April 15, 2019 1:50 PM

Why so extreme?

So the alternatives are either blind support for everything Israel does, or extreme anti-Zionism? From being "shattered" to hear of Palestinian suffering to Miko Peled and Rabbi Shapiro, really??

Rabbi Shapiro compares Zionists to Amalek and to Satan. You know this, yes?

I respect that you're emotionally involved, anonymous, but you seem to be falling into a bit of black and white thinking here. Israel is a real country where real people live and face real moral dilemmas day after day (risk lives in Gaza to fight Hamas, or do nothing and risk lives in southern Israel? there are no easy answers). And sometimes make mistakes, just like anyone anywhere else on earth, and sometimes do terrible things, just like every other nation has and will.

Why not check out the wide variety of opinions that are somewhere in between "the state of Israel is perfect" and "Zionists are literally the devil"?

(5) Deborah Litwack, April 14, 2019 11:39 PM

Outraged!!!!!

Saw this on Facebook. Left a vm for Prof Shai Tamari at UNC9 a sbra involved with putting on this hate-fest. Also emailed the presidents of UNC and Duke. I spent about 10 years of my life at Chapel Hill and Duke. NEVER experiencede anything like this. ALso wrote to Weisenthal Center and President Trump. This Linda Sarsour is PURE EVIL.

(4) Paul Rein, April 14, 2019 11:26 PM

Its only a matter of time.

We have had many decades of freedom from this kind of stuff. Now only a matter of time until Israel is the last safe place

(3) Bracha Goetz, April 14, 2019 8:19 PM

Thank you for your GREAT work in exposing this!

(2) Alan S., April 14, 2019 2:21 PM

Where to begin?

To have such blatant anti-Semitism occurring on a college campus receiving federal funds for such a 'conference' requires our elected officials to demand that Duke and UNC lose all federal and state monies, regardless of what the money is intended for, until Duke and UNC 'give back' the money received for this conference. And this means any money that the schools of medicine, law, etc. receive for any purpose.
Secondly, I believe that the trustees of the school need to get involved and have heads roll.
Finally, as I've written before, the idea is to 'vote with your feet', meaning that all Jews need to boycott, divest and sanction these schools. The first way is to not give a drop of tuition money nor charitable donations to any school there. If they think Jewish money is all-powerful, when they see tuition money 'dry up', perhaps these schools will re-think their strategy. Even if only one Jewish soul goes there, let the two schools know our wrath.

(1) Tonna Chavez, April 14, 2019 12:12 PM

Shameful

Your last words were..."They should all be ashamed." Yes sir, they should...but they will not be. Though, I did see maybe two women in the front, to the right side of the stage NOT clapping or singing. Sadly though, if they were offended in the least or bothered at all by this absolutely shameful and reprehensible display of such disgusting anti-Semitic behavior...they chose to remain in their seats. My father always said, you are perceived to be a part of whomever you surround yourself with...sort of guilt by association. Maybe next time...
I heard you speaking on a radio program a few days ago on my way home from school and you played this very excerpt from the conference...I am glad I got to see it myself via this video.
The late, Paul Harvey had a story he once told of how, if he were the devil, how he would take control of the world. Well, the devil must've heard Mr Harvey's story because he seems to be working overtime in following the very same ideas. One of Mr Harvey's thoughts were to take everything that is wrong and make it seem right...it seems this "conference" was doing just that...and having a grand old time in doing so.
They showed themselves to be, not only shameful in their words, but cowards in their actions. If their words were so true and right...why ask you to leave? You were merely asking questions...but of course, in the process, you were showing them up to be the shameful, hateful and truly anti Semitic cowards that they were.
The university should have to forfeit the money they received for this wolf in sheep's clothing passing itself off as a conference. Those in charge should lose their jobs (And their tenures!) and those who attended should very much be ashamed of themselves and totally exposed for the anti Semitic hypocrites that they are. Thank you for your courage in making this video and shining the light on such evil hiding in plane sight among us.

 

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