Kowtowing yet again to the Islamic supremacist fiction that if the Israelis would just vacate this or that piece of land, all would be well. In reality, the jihadists will never let Israel live in peace. They have vowed to destroy it utterly, and have never made any secret of that, in accord with the Qur’anic imperative: “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out…” (2:191). The fact that the Israelis did not drive out most of the “Palestinians,” but that they left of their own accord, intending to return when Israel was destroyed, is of no moment to the jihadists. The rhetoric they always employ is that the Israelis drove them out, which is consciously intended to invoke this Qur’anic exhortation to warfare.
“Labor MK calls on students to boycott Obama speech,” from the Times of Israel, March 17 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Labor MK Nachman Shai called on students to skip US President Barack Obama’s planned speech to the Israeli public, scheduled for Thursday night, citing the White House’s exclusion of Ariel University from a program to allow students to attend the Jerusalem address.
Shai said the Student Union should protest the president’s decision to exclude the university by not attending the highly touted speech, to take place at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center.
“Following the decision not to invite students from Ariel to the US President’s speech in Israel, I demand that the Student Union inform President Obama that they will not attend his lecture on Thursday,” Shai wrote on his Facebook wall.
The US Embassy said it was not boycotting Ariel University, located in the eponymous settlement deep inside the West Bank, but rather was only offering tickets to the speech to schools with which it has a partnership.
Ariel became a university last year after a highly contested political fight.
But Shai said the US was boycotting Ariel students because of where they study.
“It is shocking to think that you can disqualify students just because they learn in the West Bank. I do not understand how President Obama wants to conduct a dialogue with the Israeli public when he is consciously excluding part of it,” he said.
Ariel, a settlement with 20,000 residents in the northern West Bank, has historically been a sticking point in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Israel hopes to keep the settlement in the event of a final-status agreement, while the Palestinian Authority would like to see it evacuated. The decision to grant Ariel University full university status last year was internationally criticized….