A very nicely written article appeared in the OC Register yesterday. The article was titled, "UCI deals with claims of anti-Semitism."
Anti-Semitism is a term that has been thrown at the MSU for many years now. Some people (Zionists) claim that many of the programs put on by the MSU target the Jewish faith and Jews in general.
This is obviously a complete fabrication.
The MSU has explained countless times that their criticisms are of the apartheid state of "Israel" and the political ideology of Zionism. Zionism is a 19th century political ideology that supports the establishment of a Jewish state on Muslim Palestine by any means necessary.
Now, criticizing this movement is clearly not criticizing the Jewish faith. The issue is with the ideology of Zionism and the apartheid system that is being enforced in occupied Palestine under its banner.
In one part of the article, Clown (rabbi) Yonah Bookstein says, "I am a constant voice to point out injustice and hatemongering."
How can a person who cannot even recognize the obvious and blatant injustice against the Palestinians be a source "to point out injustice" anywhere?
This was the same Clown that was cheering and clapping when Rabbi Weiss described the burning of his synagogue in New York.
The article goes on to describe how the numerous claims of anti-semitism on campus turn out to be completely false and made up.
Below is an excerpt:
"Sometimes, officials said, the stories of anti-Semitism are simply fiction.
A young man reported to his father in 2004 that he was being harassed and assaulted for being a Jewish UCI student, leading the infuriated dad to e-mail campus authorities and castigate them for doing nothing.
"My son has been assaulted both physically and verbally on campus," the father wrote in an e-mail, adding that "it appears campus security takes no action."
On further investigation, concerned UCI officials had to report to the boy's father that he wasn't a harassed student, in fact, he wasn't a UCI student at all. He was not then, nor had he ever been, enrolled at UCI. Campus officials were surprised, however, to learn that the young man has now applied to enroll at the campus for fall 2007.
Max Gibson, the San Diego resident who marched in a turban around UCI, e-mailed a campus administrator on May 22 that he was "at UC Irvine campus, and as a young Jewish Republican, I am so, so, so enraged."
Gibson went on to say that he had "been spit on, received death threats and been insulted heavily this last week."
In an interview with the Register, Gibson, who is not a UCI student, repeated his allegations that he was spit on and threatened.
Campus police have a different version of the tale, saying that Gibson recanted when asked to discuss the threats.
According to a memo in which Assistant Police Chief Jeff Hutchison recalled the conversation, Gibson said, "I'm really sorry, but I
embellished a bit"
"He said that no one had actually threatened his life, but four MSU students told him they would have their friends take care of me,"
Hutchinson reported that Gibson told him. "I said, "So you do not believe your life is in danger or that anyone is planning to kill you?"
Mr. Gibson replied, "No, no. Not at all." I asked Mr. Gibson about the spitting incident and he said that the spit from the MSU student's
mouths, who he argued with, would land on him as they argued. I asked him if he wished to file a formal crime report on any of these
incidents. He declined to do so."
According to the campus police, a widely reported incident where swastikas were sprayed on campus was actually a protest against
university police who broke up a loud party.
The swastikas were sprayed from a paint can found near the party site, and vulgar expressions that accompanied the swastikas made it clear they were directed toward the "fascist" actions of the university, not a
racial slur, police chief Paul Henisey said."