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Where is free-speech outrage over Stellenbosch’s exclusion of Israelis?

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I refer to the racist decision by Stellenbosch University to exclude all Israelis from the conference titled “Recognition, Reparation and Reconciliation: The Light and Shadow of Historical Trauma”.
by Gary Selikow, Johannesburg | Dec 06, 2018

These people were excluded purely because of their nationality – that is racism.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) and South African Jews for a Free Palestine (SAJFP) were behind this. Remember the three traitorous agitators from SAJFP who were seen as martyrs by Judge Dennis Davis and others for being denied a platform at Limmud? Davis sets himself up as a great champion of free speech and inclusion, but where is his voice when these people were excluded from a university conference just for being Israeli – and the three SAJFP agitators who he championed are among those who are behind this?

Just an aside regarding the two traitors at Herzlia who showed disrespect for Israel as a nation, the Jewish people, and their school by taking the knee during the singing of Hatikvah. What tolerance would there be for pupils at a Muslim school declaring solidarity with Israel, and who would speak out for them?

Are only Israel-haters entitled to free speech?

In his book Israel: Reclaiming the Narrative, Barry Shaw pens a letter to a pro-Palestinian human rights activist, and asks him, “Why have you not expressed your outrage for other far more critical human-rights disasters as I have done. I understand you like political adventurism, like flotillas to free Gaza. Why have you not joined a flotilla to feed and care for the thousands of dying children in Africa?. What is it about the Palestinians that gets your juices flowing over all other humanitarian tragedies? Could it be that you cannot incriminate Israel in human-rights crimes perpetrated in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Burma, Russia, China , Pakistan, Turkey, Kurdistan, and Cuba so these abusive regimes do not get you emotionally involved?”

Let Islamists, Palestinians, far leftists, academics, demonisers, sociopaths, and boycotters realise that they will not succeed. They will not destroy Israel. There will always be those of us who challenge their lies and Satanic campaigns. 


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