Friday, June 19, 2015


Paul Schnee at Front Page Magazine wrote about how the Jewish Federation in California refused to help victims of an assault, and:
The pro-Israel UCI organization Anteaters for Israel (AFI), instead of being encouraged and supported by the Federation and its local Hillel, have not only become the focus of the Federation’s ire, but also the victims of its appeasement of demonstrably Jew-hating groups such as the Muslim Student Union (MSU) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). It is no surprise, therefore, that at least three members of AFI, Sharon Shaoulian, Jackie A. and Emily P.*, have become increasingly alarmed and concerned about the Jew-hatred on UCI’s campus and what appears to be the unimpeded growth of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement there.

According to the students, in May of 2014 an ugly physical assault by the MSU and SJP occurred during IFEST, the annual celebration of Israel on the UCI campus. What happened was bad enough but what followed was even worse. Students say they were intimidated by the Federation and ostracized because they had called the police to report the assault.

The assault took place on the UCI campus around the same time that Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian American who is the founder of Arabs for Israel, would have spoken there. However, two days before she was to speak she was disinvited by the leaders of the Federation and Hillel because they considered her to be “too inflammatory [3].” Student leaders from AFI who had booked Ms. Darwish were forced to cancel her at the last moment. According to AFI board members Jackie and Emily, the Federation threatened students by telling them that they would encourage all other outside organizations to stop funding the campus student group AFI if they did not comply with their demand and cancel Ms. Darwish. Ms. Darwish, whose father was killed by the IDF for conducting terrorist operations against Israel while he was working for President Nasser of Egypt, has become a passionate advocate for Israel, but such people are anathema to the Federation and Hillel.
That's truly awful, and if that's how the Federation's behaving, then they shouldn't be members, nor should they pay any membership money to them. This also demonstrates how the Federation is no friend to Arabs who believe in the cause of good either.

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