Calling out Students for Justice in Palestine members (at Brown and elsewhere) as anti-Semitic and racist

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Don’t Tolerate Intolerance at Brown University
The Editors
February 2, 2016

Free speech and the free exchange of ideas in higher education were under attack Thursday evening as anti-Israel forces attempted to thwart a conversation about Jewish identity at Brown University. The event, featuring Jewish actor Michael Douglas and human rights icon Natan Sharansky, was met by protestors attempting to use the “hecklers veto” to stop the conversation. With loud chants of “free, free, Palestine” coming from outside the lecture hall and pamphlets being handed out with erroneous claims that Israel engages in “ethnic cleansing” and that Mr. Sharansky is a racist, the Jewish Journey conversation on Judaism, Israel and anti-Semitism still took place. Mr. Sharansky took advantage of the opportunity to point out the insanity behind the anti-Israel protestors’ perspective and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement: “The moment you move to a logical debate; they have nothing to say. They are only shouting”… READ MORE

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