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April 10, 2011

US Black Student Leaders Slam 'Apartheid' Label

The Jerusalem Post reports:

African-American student leaders from a variety of historically black colleges and universities took out full page ads in numerous American college newspapers Thursday, displaying an “Open Letter to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP),” to convey that they were offended by SJP’s use of the term “apartheid” at recent Israel Apartheid Week events at campuses across the country.

The 16 signatories to the letter are students and alumni from historically black colleges and universities who are members of the Vanguard Leadership Group, a leadership development academy and honor society for top students. The letter ran or is slated to run in student newspapers at Brown University, University of California- Los Angeles, University of Maryland and Columbia University over the next few days. . . .

“The use of the word ‘apartheid’ by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) in its characterization of Israel is patently false and deeply offensive to all who feel a connection to the state of Israel,” the letter reads. “Your organization’s campaign against Israel is spreading misinformation about its policies, fostering bias in the media and jeopardizing prospects for a timely resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Such irresponsibility is a blemish on your efforts.”

Posted by TS at April 10, 2011 01:10 AM

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Palestinian sympathizer's misuse of the term "Apartheid" is also an insult against the suffering Black South Africans endured for decades. The student leaders are brave and deserve kudos for recognizing discrimination and hatred against other groups. Moreover, their discernment and looking at the facts can assist in Middle East peace.

Posted by: RWG at April 11, 2011 10:16 AM

The so called human rights protectors- don't protect 21 century vales!
They should support the following values.

*will promote the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants;
*will be based on the precepts of liberty, justice and peace taught by the Hebrew Prophets;
*will uphold the full social and political equality of all its citizens, without distinction of race, creed or sex;
* will guarantee full freedom of conscience, worship, education and culture;
* will safeguard the sanctity and inviolability of the shrines and Holy Places of all religions

Those are the defending Israel values and practice based on the independence declaration:
Despite non stop wars, terror attacks, boycodes and dehumanization Israel has to phase for more than 65 years –Israel follows those guidlines.
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The so called human rights protectors- don't protect 21 century vales!
They support movements that fight against all the values they pretend to defend.

They are silent when Islamists are denying:
Women equality--human rights--religious freedom--democracy

However they are practicing:
Kill people that condemd Islamist values-hate teaching in schools and children garden--genocide preaching in Mosques and TV—indiscriminately targeting civilians—chasing Christians-slavery in Sudan and Golf states

And don’t blame:
1:Muslim brotherhood speech saying:
'Hitler didn’t finish the jog—The Muslims will finish the job"
2:Hamas charter:
The day of judgment will not come until Moslems fight killing the Jews.
The stones and trees will say O MOSLEM, THERE IS A JEW BEHIND ME, KILL HIM
3: "Hiding among civilians prevents armies with western values the ability to fight. We impose a new non conventional equation in wars"
Said by Hamas leader Khalid Mash'al on Al-Jazeera.

Posted by: Ariely at April 12, 2011 04:16 AM

Can you point us in a direction or help us thank these individual Black Student Leaders directly as a collective?

Posted by: Adam at April 17, 2011 09:43 AM

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