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U. Michigan students involved in BDS motion: ‘Jews not a nation,’ Zionism a ‘dirty ideology’

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students involved in the finally-after-15-years-passed Israel divestment measure were caught on a clandestine recording rejecting the nationhood of Jewish people and preventing a Jewish student from joining a debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Obtained by The Washington Free Beacon, the footage also shows students concurring that Palestinian activists should reconsider their “past nonviolent stance.”

Students Allied for Freedom and Equality’s Ahmed Ismail says repeatedly that “Jews are not a nation,” as well as “There’s no nation called ‘Judaism,'” and “Where on the map is there a country called ‘Jews’?”

Ismail continues with “Zionism is a dirty political ideology,” and adds “[a]ny person who is a Zionist believes in the State of Israel, even though it oppresses and kills millions of Palestinians—which I call terrorism.”

“Most Jews are Zionists,” he says.

From the story:

As proof, though, that Zionism has no inherent tie to Judaism, Ismail said there are more non-Jewish Zionists than Jewish Zionists. Ismail noted that he has “lots of Jewish friends,” and that “terrorism in Israel has nothing to do with it being Jewish.”

He said that his views were formed by literature given to him by SAFE, and his experiences growing up as a Muslim in Egypt. He said he has never taken a class on Zionism or the history of Judaism.

Another exchange documented the practice by Palestinian activists of “anti-normalization,” or a refusal to speak with or participate in ordinary conversation with those they believe to be pro-Israel.

A Palestinian female student is seen cutting off the discussion on Palestinian politics she was leading in a public hallway, when she noticed that a male student wearing a traditional Jewish skullcap and ritual tassels known as tzitzit had started to listen.

“You are not welcome into this conversation,” she told him, prompting praise from other students on “the strength” it takes to “say that to someone’s face.”

A man, who said he was Muslim and supportive of the divestment motion, later approached the group and asked if his friend was sent away because he’s Jewish.

“No, it’s because he’s Zionist,” he was told.

She later instructed someone to tell the Jewish student that he is “welcome to ask permission to stand and listen and not ask questions.”

Conditionally invited to ask permission to be an observer of the discussion, the Jewish student is granted permission to listen.

“You can’t ask me questions though,” said the Palestinian student. “I’m not going to have a conversation with you. Those are my guiding principles.”

In the footage, SAFE members say their BDS resolution “is not intended to harm Israel” although the group’s co-president notes the goal is to “put economic pressure on Israel.”

Read the full piece.

MORE: UMich student government approves anti-Israel resolution on 11th try

MORE: Anti-Israel resolution fails 10th straight time at UMich

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  • brenrod

    yep, wherever there are muslims there is intolerance, violence and evil.

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    • david smith

      Yeah, they should have the same conversation about Pakistan. When Pakistan was split from India by the U.N., exponentially more people were killed or displaced than when Israel was formed.
      I guess it’s okay if you’re a Muslim, but not if you’re a jew.

    • Jimmy__Russell

      Who enforces the tolerance?

      • brenrod

        if it needs to be enforced then best to keep them out

  • David Bradshaw

    Nazi arrogance : She later instructed someone to tell the Jewish student that he is “welcome to ask permission to stand and listen and not ask questions.”
    Conditionally invited to ask permission to be an observer of the discussion, the Jewish student is granted permission to listen.
    “You can’t ask me questions though,” said the Palestinian student. “I’m not going to have a conversation with you. Those are my guiding principles.

    • Ralph Kern

      If your position won’t stand up to questions, … it’s pretty weak sauce.

      • Jimmy__Russell

        If the professor’s position and argument won’t stand up to questions and criticism, it’s called “racism”.

    • Robert T. Ives

      And you can’t challenge anyone’s “guiding principles”. I mean look, they are PRINCIPLES. Important stuff. Don’t even think about making fun of her.

  • PhysicsWon

    The guy in the picture is a moron. He misspelled the word “salvation” as “enemies”.

    • Dogbert1

      And ….are Humanity’s no.1 enemies.

  • brenrod

    the “dirty ideolog”: is Islam…. honor killing, head chopping, suicide bombing, schoolgirl kidnapping and enslaving, pedophilia… etc etc etc

  • Nathan

    You have to wonder why the Left has such a hard-on for Palestine. If Israel never existed Palestine would be yet another patriarchal Arab country with none of the progressive pieties that these people love so much(feminism, gay rights, etc.)

    • If Israel never existed, “Palestine” would be part of Jordan and Syria, with only old maps still using the name.

  • Tom

    I’m sorry, can someone explain to me why we need to import egyptian and palestinian students into the US? These freaks are nothing but trouble wherever they go. As for Jews, it’s time they become red- pilled: liberalism is not their friend.

  • Dogbert1

    Michigan middle eastern students….

  • dieu dieu

    I have lived in the Ann Arbor area my entire life and this idiot from Egypt is irrelevant and does not represent the state of Michigan. Sad, the university wasted an admission slot on this hateful child. He and his ilk refusing to engage in intellectual debate is indicative of the cowardice and lack of mental stamina. Next time you see this little coward holding his cardboard hate speech, throw a couple pennies at his feet. That’s about the value of his contribution to our country.

  • mackykam

    the more palestinians emigrate to michigan the less of them in or near Israel. what I call a lose/ win situation.

    • Trevor Sedis

      Israel is the only racist, militaristic, bullying, arrogant, mooching-off-America, hypocritical, apartheid, US-citizen-killing, Holocaust-worshipping, International-law-snubbing, land-stealing, water-robbing, lying/spying, victim-blaming, crocodile-tears-shedding, nuclear, theocratic democracy in the Mideast.

      • mackykam

        you left off cock-clipping (sarc).

        • Yoda

          I think he has more experience gagging on them than clipping them

          • mackykam

            He views them as slurpees.

      • Bulan Sabriel

        Thanks for the stream of communist garbage

  • Trevor Sedis

    Zionists considered many other places as a refuge for Jews: Abyssinia, Angola, Argentina (Patagonia), French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, Japan, Madagascar, Surinam, Uganda, Upstate New York, and the USSR. They picked the one guaranteed to cause trouble.

    • mackykam

      Strictly process of elimination, thank you.

    • Bulan Sabriel

      In all the other lands, Jews would be colonists and face violence. Israel is the Jewish homeland.
      I do appreciate your communist propoganda, though

  • Trevor Sedis

    Israel is the Fourth Reich, kept afloat by the USA (which is controlled by AIPAC-of-Liars who reward/punish congressperps with shekels).

    The Third Reich called boycotts against its many crimes antiteutonic. Israel does the same, calling critics antisemitic…seeking to deflect criticism away from its illegal acts.

    Like the Aryan State, Israel wants to be the Jewish State.

    Like Germans who claimed Odin gave all Lebensraum to the volk, Jews claim Yahweh gave all of the Levant to them.

    Like Germany, Israel is eternally-militaristic. Both states claim to only want peace while never missing a chance to give war a chance.

    Like Germany, Israel seeks to get rid of Arabs and keep their land. It cannot use gas due to iPhones and the Internet, so it slow-cooks Palestinians while robbing them.

    Israelis treat Gazans like Germany treated Guernicans.

    Israel says it’s not antisemitic to criticize its LEGITIMATE failings, yet never mentions any.

    Palestinians are Semites, too.

    Bibi and Adolf: BFF!

    • mackykam

      Israel uber alles. Amen v’amen.

    • Bulan Sabriel

      Projections is a sing of mental illness. See psychiatrist forthwith.

      “Israel is the Fourth Reich, kept afloat by the USA (which is

      controlled by AIPAC-of-Liars who reward/punish congressperps with
      shekels).”

      AIPAC is a subsidiary of the Democrat party, which rewarded those senators who had voted for the treasonous deal to protect Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

      ” The Third Reich called boycotts against its many crimes antiteutonic. Israel does the same, calling critics antisemitic…seeking to deflect criticism away from its illegal acts.”

      Calling people antisemitic is not a boycott, nor does it compare to armed thugs attacking Germans seeking to purchase from German Jews,

      “Like the Aryan State, Israel wants to be the Jewish State.”

      Puting aside the fact that Germans aren’t Aryans, the comparison is still absurd. The Nazis were Pan-Germanic nationalists wishing to create a new superstate. Zionist is about Israel, which is the size of New Jersey. The actual comparison to the Nazis would be hte Pan-Arab Nationalist movement and the Muslim Brotherhood, both of which allied with the Nazis.

      “Like Germans who claimed Odin gave all Lebensraum to the volk, Jews claim Yahweh gave all of the Levant to them.”

      Virtually no Jew makes this claim. MEanwhile, Muslims claim Allah gave them the world.

      “Like Germany, Israel is eternally-militaristic. Both states claim to only want peace while never missing a chance to give war a chance.”

      That would be the Palestnians. Israel has given us twice as much territory as it now holds since 1979 for Peace or pieces of paper. Faced with the Israeli withdrawl from Gaza, the Gazan Arabs tore down greenhoses and built rocket launchers. They then voted for Hamas and war.

      “Like Germany, Israel seeks to get rid of Arabs and keep their land. It cannot use gas due to iPhones and the Internet, so it slow-cooks Palestinians while robbing them.”

      Most private land in Israel is owned by Arabs, who have full rights and get affirmative action. The entire political discourse in Israel is over how much land to trade for Peaces of Paper and when to do so.

      Meanwhile Arabs continue to rob, rape, and murder the few non-Arabs in their midst following the example of the brigand pedophile prophet.

      “Israelis treat Gazans like Germany treated Guernicans.”

      Israel uses precision guided munitions to minimize casualties. When Hamas and the PLO has precision guided munitions, they aim at school buses. Most of the time, the use rockets aimed at civilian centers, launched from homes, so that their homes are destroyed if the poorly built rockets explode on launch. Hamas uses schools to store muntions, and is based in a hospital.

      “Israel says it’s not antisemitic to criticize its LEGITIMATE failings, yet never mentions any.”

      Israelis criticize Israel all the time.

      “Palestinians are Semites, too.”

      And? Antisemitism was coined to mean hatred of Jews.

      “Bibi and Adolf: BFF!”
      The Gran Mufti of Jersualem, Haj Amin al Husseini, who raised SS units, was best buddies with Hitler. Arab nations took in Nazis to train and lead their armies in their failed jihad of 1948-49 to turn the Mediterranian red with Jewish blood.

      See a psychiatrist and get medicated, so you will at least be competent to make a serious argument.

    • Chico Feliz

      I know you don’t believe the B.S. you just spewed out on this page for all to see. Because if you did, you are sadly embarrassing yourself by showing what an ignorant tool you are of the Radical Left, who believe that Facts don’t matter and Truth is very inconvenient to those who speak about something they know too little about. I actually feel sorry for a person like you that have been trained on what to think instead of taught how to think for yourself. And if you are a Student at Michigan, all you are going to get out of your 4 years is a lifetime of debt and no skill to help you pay it off. Hope your folks didn’t rent your room out. A brain is a terrible thing to waste, but in your case, it may be a blessing. Good Luck Dude.