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The annual campus hate fests that attempt to tar Israel with a comparison to the discriminatory policies of the old South African regime have come and gone. On most U.S. campuses, they didn’t cause a ripple.
Recently, the GW Students for Justice in Palestine sponsored an event honoring the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. As it turned out, some of the panelists seemed to be speaking less from pro-Palestinian positions and more from solely anti-Israel ones.
The GMU Law School hosted an event called “Separate is Never Equal: Stories of Apartheid from South Africa to Palestine” last week. The very title of the event speaks volumes as to the falsehood of its premise, and the guests for the event were an unfortunate selection.
On Palestinian Land Day a few weeks ago, George Washington University became the launch site of a “divest from Israel” campaign. Third-year law student Fadi Kiblawi and Arab American News columnist Will Youmans announced plans to ask university administrators to divest from Israeli companies.
In the wake of the Palestinian Legislative Council elections less than a month ago, in which Hamas won a majority of parliamentary seats, the Palestine Solidarity Movement convenes its annual conference this evening at Georgetown.