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March 24, 2009

Arab Journalist Shocked by Anti-Israel Extremism on American Campuses

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Jerusalem Post correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh has come up against the most extreme deniers of Israel's right to exist. Not in Gaza, but here in American universities. According to Abu Toameh, " I never imagined that I would need police protection while speaking at a university in the U.S. I have been on many Palestinian campuses in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and I cannot recall one case where I felt intimidated or where someone shouted abuse at me."

An Arab Muslim himself, Abu Toameh noted the irony that " many of the Arabs and Muslims I met on the campuses were much more understanding and even welcomed my “even-handed analysis” of the Israeli-Arab conflict." He believes that "What is happening on the U.S. campuses is not about supporting the Palestinians as much as it is about promoting hatred for the Jewish state. It is not really about ending the “occupation” as much as it is about ending the existence of Israel."

Read Abu Toameh's entire piece. He concludes with an ominous warning, suggesting that "we should not be surprised if the next generation of jihadists comes not from the Gaza Strip or the mountains and mosques of Pakistan and Afghanistan, but from university campuses across the U.S. "

Posted by SS at March 24, 2009 02:23 PM

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Well the way Israel is going this is exactly whats going to happen.

Posted by: John at March 25, 2009 02:41 AM

College students sometimes fall for causes that have a false appearance of helping those who have been treated unfairly. We need to do more to educate the students through efforts of Camera.

Once indoctrinated in this direction, these students are at risk of a lifetime of defending an anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish perspective, but of having an enormous ripple effect upon those around them including their own children.

Posted by: Jane Slater at March 27, 2009 03:43 PM

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