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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Partners in Protest

In an article in the New York Post, Professor William Jacobson talks about the connection between the anti-police protesters in New York City, Ferguson and other places, and anti-Israel 'activists.'
For several months, anti-Israel activists have attached themselves to the racial-grievance and anarchist-extreme leftist protests in an attempt to redirect anger toward Israel.
In the earliest days after the killing of Brown on Aug. 9, violent protests erupted in Ferguson, with protesters clashing with police.
Anti-Israel activists immediately spotted an opportunity, and organized a Twitter campaign, whereby Palestinians expressed solidarity by tweeting advice for how Ferguson protesters could cope with tear gas.
Under the Twitter hashtag #Palestine2Ferguson, anti-Israel activists spread images equating Palestinian and Ferguson protesters — for example, comparing a Palestinian throwing a rock and a Ferguson protester throwing a Molotov cocktail.
False claims were spread on anti-Israel Web sites, Facebook and Twitter that Israel had “trained” the Ferguson police, including in crowd-control tactics. Dozens of anti-Israel activists and groups issued a solidarity call:
“We understand the impulse to rebel against the infrastructure of a racist capitalist system that systematically pushes you to the margins of humanity . . . With a Black Power fist in the air, we salute the people of Ferguson and join in your demands for justice.”
Last Saturday, Ismaaiyl Brinsley executed NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Brinsley’s final Instagram note referenced Brown and Garner, and ended with the phrase from Ferguson that was spread by the anti-Israel crowd: “I’m Putting Pigs In A Blanket.”
Next week will mark the 50th anniversary of the 'Palestine Liberation Organization.' Amidst all the 'celebrations' of 'putting the Palestinian cause on the map,' those of us who still care about civilization ought to remember that it was the 'Palestinians' who introduced terror as a political tool to the world. It's definitely not something laudatory.

Read the whole thing.

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