New York Israel’s Consul General, Dani Dayan, rightly declared that the “real war” is the “intimidation, disruption and attempted silencing of pro-Israel voices on U.S. college campuses.”
Dayan is correct, but the “real war” also extends far beyond the campuses, as he also acknowledges:
I think it is a problem that American society has to deal with not only in respect to Israel…it is the same phenomenon that we see on campuses by extreme elements that are also anti-Israeli but not only anti-Israeli. In some cases they are even anti-American. And we as Israel, we have to be relentless.
The broader problem is jointly one of jihadists (stealth and violent) advancing their goal of the subjugation of infidels, and seeking to delegitimize Israel with the goal of obliterating the Jewish state. The latter initiative has made its way onto campuses, which have become battlegrounds of stealth jihadist warfare. Jihadi lobbyists win support by stealthy using propaganda, while shutting down any opposition to their cause, and they ally themselves with leftist ideologues to do it.
Danny Danon, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations, wrote in the New York Post about curbing domestic jihadi terror:
cutting off funding to terrorists, apprehending the heads of the organizations instead of lowly foot soldiers and stopping hateful incitement breeding another generation of terrorists.
Unfortunately, this effective advice for violent jihadists also highlights how difficult it is to put into practice an effective strategy in a stealth war of propaganda.
A good start was tabled by Ted Cruz, who introduced a bill to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. Such a bill would cut to the core of the stealth jihad and cripple the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S., which has outlined its entire plan to conquer the West through manipulative infiltration via a fifth column. This initiative includes the Brotherhood’s campus affiliates, the Muslim Students Associations, which were implicated in the Holy Land Foundation Trial as having ties to Hamas.
“EXCLUSIVE: Watch – Israeli Envoy Dani Dayan: Campaign to Silence Pro-Israel Voices On U.S. Campuses A ‘Real War’”, by Aaron Klein, Breitbart, June 19, 2017:
NEW YORK — Addressing the phenomenon of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting the Jewish state, Dani Dayan, Israel’s Consul General in New York, declared that the “real war” is the intimidation, disruption and attempted silencing of pro-Israel voices on U.S. college campuses.
“There we have a real war,” Dayan said, referring to attempts to shut down freedom of expression for Israel defenders on American campuses. “And we have to be much more aggressive, much more assertive. … But it is not only an Israeli problem, what is happening on many campuses across America. I think it is first and foremost an American problem.”
Dayan was speaking to this reporter during an onstage interview at the JBiz Expo, an annual business networking and pro-Israel event hosted by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce.
Last month, Dayan himself was repeatedly heckled and disrupted during a speech at the City College of New York. There, students from the CCNY chapter of the Students for Justice in Palestine and other anti-Israel groups protested and temporarily disrupted the event.
At the Jbiz Expo interview, Dayan vowed to return to CCNY. “We should not give any ground to our enemies,” he stated. “On the contrary, I will make a point of coming to the same place again next year and the next semester. And we must persevere.”
Regarding the anti-Israel actions on U.S. campuses, Dayan surmised, “In some senses, I think we are in the same boat, as we say sometimes in Israel, with other movements that their freedom of speech is obstructed on many campuses.”
He continued: “It happens on the West Coast. It happens on the East Coast. I think as a foreign representative I have to be very careful but I think it is a problem that American society has to deal with not only in respect to Israel.”
“In some senses, it is the same phenomenon that we see on campuses by extreme elements that are also anti-Israeli but not only anti-Israeli. In some cases they are even anti-American. And we as Israel, we have to be relentless. We cannot give up.”…