Rick William Elkin was born in Pasadena, California,
In July of 2015 a EU poll claims that 70% of Europeans believe Israel is the single biggest threat to world peace. If this is a valid poll (maybe, maybe not) it only confirms the idea that Anti-semitism is alive and well.
Oh, and one other factor. The more 'educated' the person responding to the poll was, the more likely they were to agree. Why is that?
There is only one way anyone would take such a poll, or the sentiment, seriously, and that is if that person has been subjected to years of Academic Indoctrination. Before I spend one second discussing the history of Israel and the war of attrition her neighbors have conducted against Israel's existence, I would like to ask one question:
Is the existence of Planet Earth threatened by ants?
How on Earth can anyone with half a brain really think that a little country in the middle of nowhere is the 'single most threatening force to peace' is beyond comprehension. A country whose very existence was a result of the worst episode of genocide in human history. Israel was set up by the UN to offer a respite for millions of persecuted Jews after Hitler nearly murdered them into extinction. Now, those people who were complicit in helping him and his hordes of anti-semites are, 67 years later, still complaining that Jews commit crimes against humanity.
Really? What a crock.
The truth is, Academic faculties around the globe continue to promote the anti-zionist propaganda on college campuses as though it were fact. They teach that Jews are running all over the world (like Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists actually are) causing mayhem, murdering and stealing the dignity of all non-Jews on the planet. Our American college community is a major accessory to the crime of twisting the truth, and promulgating anti-semitism.
Fundamentally, anti Israeli hatred is all about anti-Americanism. It can all be traced to factions that have lost power to America and its allies since World War II. And as the most important supporter of Israeli democracy and self determination, America stands in the way of tyranny.
Sharona Silver, a UCSD student, writing as an advocate of the Stand With Us Emerson Fellowship, points out the virulent anti-Israel atmosphere on many UC campuses.
"The annual zenith of the (Anti-Israel Movement) campaigns is a series of well organized Israeli 'Apartheid' weeks across North America. These (demonstrations) include mock checkpoints, in which students portray Israeli soldiers abusing Palestinians, graphic depictions of Israelis as Nazis, and accusations of Israeli genocide, ethnic cleansing and other crimes against humanity."
Genocide? Ethnic cleansing? Crimes against humanity? Ask the Chinese, the Russians, anyone in the African Continent, the South and North American Continent, in Australia, or virtually anywhere on the planet, except the Middle East. Israel, and the Jewish Religion are non-factors. Yes, there are pockets of anti-semitism around the world, but there is no Worldwide effort to fight a war against Judaism, because Judaism is not at war with the World.
In the US, we talk about taking a closer look at Muslim mosques to root out extremism, but what about American Academia? If exempting American Academia from scrutiny for perpetuating anti-Americanism just because the campuses are mostly non-Muslim isn't a form of bigotry, I don't know what is.
Just what will it take to wake up Americans to expose those who would pervert our tolerance and respect for diverse opinions, to spout true 'hate speech' without consequence? While, on one hand spending vast amounts of resources pursuing and penalizing questionable student harassment cases, 'hate speech' about the LBGT and Muslim communities, our college administrators are, with the other hand, blatantly sanctioning anti-semitism.
It is this internal academic dyspepsia that is contributing to the insidious creep of Islamic Fundamentalist Radicalism around the planet, and weakening our resolve as a Nation to banish it forever.
The Academic Propaganda War on our youth is infuriating because it is going on right under our noses. It is time for Federal dollars to stop flowing to support the collegiate crock pot of crackpot ideologies.