Another day, another disgusting anti-Semitic gesture. NYU Jewish students received “eviction” notices, hand delivered to their dorms. The notices were discovered upon students waking Thursday morning. Pro-Palestinian activists delivered them to specific dorm rooms in the middle of the night. In the last week, horrific anti-Semitic acts have occurred in the Ukraine, including a desire to have Jews “register” and a Ukranian synagogue was firebombed on April 2oth. When will this atrocity end? The targeting of NYU students further demonstrates the power of the viciously anti-Semitic pro-Palestinian lobby. Jews are not safe from persecution and hatred anywhere. It is not just Islamists who are pro-Palestinian, but an entire host of vile slugs who thrive on ridding the world of Jews.
What was it like for NYU Jewish students waking up on Thursday, April 24th to “eviction notices?” It would be hard to imagine the raw emotion, knowing that people are this anti-Semitic, and even harder to fathom what monsters would propagate such cruelty. The Times of Israel has a first hand account from student Laura Adkins.
On the morning of April 24th, 2014, Jewish students that live in the Palladium residence hall of New York University (NYU) awoke to quite a shock. Slinking quietly through the night, members of NYU’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) had distributed mock eviction notices to students in this dorm (which is known across campus as one with a high concentration of Jewish residents, and is the only NYU dorm with a Shabbat elevator), listing distorted facts and with the stated purpose of “ draw[ing] attention to the reality that Palestinians confront on a regular basis.”
NYU Jewish students are subjected to the lies of “Palestinians.” This is truly nothing new on college campuses across the nation, and around the world. The United Nations is arguably the biggest anti-Israel lobby in the world. Students face outrageous anti-Israel indoctrination at the hands of “pro-Palestinian” activists. Thursday’s eviction notices served to NYU Jewish students is but one more incident demonstrating their hatred.
“If you do not vacate the premise by midnight on 25 April, 2014 we reserve the right to destroy all remaining belongings. We cannot be held responsible for property or persons remaining inside the premises,” the notices read, according to a blog in The Times of Israel by NYU student Laura Adkins, vice president of the school’s pro-Israel advocacy group, TorchPAC.
The “warnings” conclude “THIS IS NOT A REAL EVICTION NOTICE” in all capital letters, and the pro-Palestinian students said they were just replicas of notices routinely left at the homes of Palestinians by the Israeli government.
These are threats, regardless of the notice at the bottom that “This is not a real eviction notice.” Threatening to destroy property and belongings of Jewish students, if they do not vacate, is not something to take lightly. Students seek security on campus, and must be made to feel that their safety is paramount. This outrageous stunt undermines any security that NYU Jewish students would feel they have.
One Jewish resident of Palladium and Steinhardt Sophomore, speaking anonymously told me, “Being very straightforward, this made me feel targeted and unsafe in my own dorm room and I know others feel exactly the same as myself. I understand free speech rights but if this was targeted solely to Jewish students then this appears to be of a more threatening nature rather than informative. This move by NYU’s chapter of SJP comes on the heels of a similar campaign run by SJP at Northeastern earlier this year, which in addition to their “years of anti-Semitic vandalism, glorification of terrorist groups and calls for the destruction of Israel” resulted in a one-year suspension of their organization (Ilya Feoktistov, March 2014)
Academic dialogue and the freedom to share ideas is one thing, but this move by NYU’s SJP shows nothing but cowardice and anti-Semitic fearmongering. By choosing to target Jewish students (or at the very least, a dorm brimming with Jewish students) instead of engaging with them, NYU’s SJP has made it clear that they do not seek dialogue or peace with Israel.
The anti-Semitic thugs in the Students for Justice in Palestine only seek to intimidate Jewish students. Just like the “Palestinians” and their fellow Islamists in neighboring territories, they do not seek peace, but war. The “Palestinian” unity government of Fatah and Hamas proves the vile intentions of Islamists. Peace will not happen, but the treachery of ideas and lies has transferred like a viral plague, infecting everything it touches. The manufactured “Palestinian” cause is nothing but lies. Regardless, the people have bought the deception. Now innocent students must live in fear.
NYU students at the residence hall targeted were left shaken by the incident.
“Being very straightforward, this made me feel targeted and unsafe in my own dorm room and I know others feel exactly the same as myself. I understand free speech rights but if this was targeted solely to Jewish students then this appears to be of a more threatening nature rather than informative,” a sophomore said.
Unequivocally, this was a threat that should not be taken lightly. It should be fought head on. Anti-Semitism is unacceptable in any form or fashion, though it is an ever present reality in the modern day cold world we live in.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.