Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Winning against Hamas does not mean dropping a few bombs on buildings, staging a limited incursion, taking out a few Hamas leaders and then letting Turkey and Egypt negotiate a truce. That’s not a war. Winning means destroying Hamas, its leaders, its terrorists and its supporters by any means necessary, and securing the territory they operated from so that it cannot be used to stage similar attacks. Can Israel fight and win such a war? Yes, it can. Will it? That’s the question. Israel, like America, has tried not fighting wars. That is what led to the horrors of the High Holy Day attacks. It may want to fight and win a war before it’s too late.
Arynne Wexler contributor to The federalist: At this point, America has not simply left the world stage — it is funding terror. The extent of this hidden money trail has yet to be fully realized. It isn’t only Gaza. It’s Lebanon. It’s Syria. It’s Iraq. It’s Afghanistan. It will be Paris and London. It is likely pouring over the U.S. southern border. And it’s coming to a neighborhood near you.
Chrstopher Rufo is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: Americans need to understand that the massacre in Gaza is not only a foreign outrage. The same ethno-radicals who cheer Hamas’s destruction of civilization abroad also want to commit civilizational suicide here at home.
John Daniel Davidson is a senior editor at The Federalist: The conflict unfolding in the Middle East is fundamentally religious in ways that are fairly obvious. What is less obvious, because we are a post-Christian people, is that the conflict unfolding in America is equally religious. Hamas and the pagans stand on one side; Christians and Jews stand on the other. Only one side is going to win.
(H/T CC) Pastor Dr. Hal Seed: Israel at Wat: Israel Prayer Guide
(10/10/2023 – the day after Hamas started war with Israel) Over 100 Bodies Found In Israeli Kibbutz; Biden Confirms 11 Americans Killed & “Likely” More In Captivity
Elad Ratson posted on X: First images from the #Hamas massacre in Kibbutz Alumim. Total number of murdered Israelis tops 900 and counting
Watch the disturbing 45 second video: https://twitter.com/EladRadson/status/1711483287967777169
(H/T KM) Zimmerman: Horse, Barn Door – Israel’s Minister of National Security Announces Relaxed Rules for Civilian Gun Ownership
In our post this morning, we predicted that following the atrocities committed by Hamas terrorists across southern Israel this weekend, the government, which has kept a relatively tight hold on gun ownership by Israeli citizens, would relax that policy. Huddling in safe rooms, waiting for hours for help from police and the military while murderous Palestinians go house to house cutting down men, women, and children tends to drive home the benefits of an armed populace. This afternoon, Israel’s Minister for National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir — someone you have to think will soon be looking for other employment opportunities — announced that the government will, in fact, make it easier for Israelis to buy and carry firearms. […] It’s a shame that it’s taken a national atrocity and the loss of hundreds of lives to drive home the point that armed self-defense is not only a natural human right, but can also make the job of criminals and, in this case, blood-thirsty terrorists, much more difficult. Who knows how many lives might have been saved by wider civilian gun ownership?
(10/13/2023) LIVE FROM TEL AVIV
IDF Lt. Col. (reserve) Jonathan Conricus is a spokesman for the IDF. He has been working overtime since Hamas attacked Israel and commenced its campaign of atrocities on October 7 and has now posted a sixth daily update on the ensuing war (below). I hope to post these updates so long as they remain of interest.
Watch this morning’s 8:33 minute IDF operational update: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/10/live-from-tel-aviv-5.php
Grossman: 13 Basic Facts to Defend Israel
During the past week, I found that even most well informed Americans know very little about the causes of the war between Jews and Arabs in Israel. Here is a summary of 13 basic facts I think every American should know:
- Until 1964, the word “Palestinian” rarely described Arabs who once lived in Israel. That was when KGB Agents of Communist Russia created and funded a terrorist group called the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Its leader, Yasser Arafat, was born and raised in Egypt. The PLO was as artificial as other effective and deadly groups communists used during the Cold War to take over Algeria, South Africa, Kenya, Vietnam, and Cuba. During this time, the KGB even gave money, weapons, and training to the IRA in Ireland.
- “Palestine” was never an Arab nation. Until the Roman Empire crushed a Jewish revolt there in the year 132, the land was known as Israel, Judah, or Judea. The Romans renamed the province Palestine to punish the Jews. The Arabs and the Turks kept that name when they conquered and occupied the province. However, they ruled it from distant Mecca, Medina, Baghdad, or Istanbul.
Read more at American Thinker.
Toameh: Hamas and Iran: Slaughtering Jews for Decades
- The indifference has reached a point where some Western media outlets and officials continue to label Hamas terrorists as “militants.” The October 7 carnage, during which Jewish women, children and the elderly were brutally murdered, shows that there is effectively no difference between Hamas and the Islamic State (ISIS).
- In 2017, Western media outlets published stories arguing that Hamas has recognized Israel’s right to exist by accepting the “two-state solution.” The only problem is, it was not true.
- Many in the international media, however, failed to report that the new program also states that “Hamas believes that no part of the land of Palestine shall be compromised or conceded, irrespective of the causes, the circumstances and the pressures and no matter how long the occupation lasts. Hamas rejects any alternative to the full and complete liberation of Palestine, from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea.”
- In its charter, Hamas makes it clear that it remains faithful to the words of the prophet Mohammed, who was quoted as saying: “The Day of Judgement will not come until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O’ Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” (Article 7)
Hubbard: News outlet says Hamas beheaded, burnt babies as death toll rises from ‘apocalypse’
Hamas terrorists decapitated and burnt babies in their terror attack on Israel this past weekend, according to The Jerusalem Post. The report comes amid unverified reports of beheaded babies, including posts on social media. The Post reports the photos were shown to Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his visit Thursday to Israel by the Public Diplomacy Directorate in the Prime Minister’s Office. The newspaper also reports the photos were published by the Prime Minister’s Office on the social media platform Twitter. However, that account appears to show only pictures of babies killed and burned by Hamas, none beheaded.
Read more/Watch the 2:03 minute video: https://justthenews.com/world/middle-east/multiple-outlets-confirm-hamas-beheaded-burnt-babies-death-toll-rises-apocalypse
Schachtel: Sacrificed for the cause: why no Arab countries are coming forward to provide safe haven to Gaza’s civilian population
None of these countries are interested in helping Gaza’s citizens either. I posted the maps on Twitter/X and it was interesting to read the rebuttals to my statement. By and large, proponents of the Palestinian movement responded that allowing for the Palestinian egress from Gaza would allow for Israel to “ethnically cleanse” the Gaza Strip, resulting in Israel taking back the territory that it disengaged from in 2005 in exchange for the hopes of peace. Let’s get back to that in a moment. Some fired back that the Jews didn’t have any willing takers during the Holocaust either. That’s not entirely true, they had some, but nonetheless, there aren’t FIFTY Jewish states. There’s only one. And modern Israel was not around during WWII. Unfortunately for Israel, their land for peace gambits have turned out to be a series of complete and total disasters. Instead of becoming partners for peace, the leaders of Gaza have transformed the territory into a welcoming hotbed for a variety of international terrorist groups. Tragically, it is a routine staging ground for assaults against the Jewish state, such as the horrific, unprecedented Hamas massacre that occurred over the weekend.
Dillon: Hamas’ Rave Massacre Was Better Planned Than You Know: ‘We Are on the Way’
The trance music festival in southern Israel where Hamas militants killed 260 people on Saturday was supposed to be an escape — a tightknit community’s peaceful celebration of love, nature, and electronic dance music, event staffers who spoke to Rolling Stone say. It turned into hell on Earth.
Offering new details of the worst civilian massacre in modern-day Israel, festival staffers say the tranquil open-air event quickly devolved into a chaotic, bloody nightmare. They described Hamas fighters descending from the sky on motorized paragliders and heavily armed militants chasing terrified festival-goers with trucks and motorcycles. “It’s crazy to do a massacre like that on innocent people. Young people with dreams. Not one of these people wanted war,” Chen Mizrachi, a music manager who was working backstage at the Supernova Sukkot festival, an offshoot of Brazil’s Universo Paralello, tells Rolling Stone. “I knew so many of them. They just wanted peace, love, and to travel the world. They were people of love, like Woodstock people.”
Hoekstra: What Starts in Gaza – and Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Venezuela – Starts in Iran
- There should be little doubt that the war that began when Hamas terrorists attacked Israel on October 7, 2023, actually originated in Iran. The multi-pronged, highly coordinated and murderous attacks could not have happened without Iranian government assistance and approval.
- Leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah, according to the Wall Street Journal, have acknowledged that the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been working with Hamas since August in planning these attacks.
- The pattern of actions is clear: the Iranian regime, now funded by the Biden administration — who carefully looked the other way while Iran acquired $60 billion by evading US sanctions, then threw in an additional fungible $6 billion on top of that — has been, and continues to be, a state actor sponsoring terrorists, terrorist organizations and terrorist attacks.
Davidson: Israel And Hamas Are Embroiled In A Zero-Sum Religious War, And So Is The West
The events of the past 120 hours have made it abundantly clear that Israel can no longer coexist alongside Hamas. The violence unleashed by Hamas against unarmed civilians, including women and children and the elderly — much of it filmed and livestreamed online — has shocked the world. On Tuesday, we learned that at a kibbutz near the Gaza border called Kfar Aza, Hamas terrorists slaughtered entire families, including at least 40 babies and small children, some of whom they beheaded. The Western world has not seen this kind of barbarity in nearly 80 years, and most of us recoil from it in horror and incomprehension. Make no mistake: Kfar Aza will take its place in history alongside Auschwitz and Treblinka. The evil of Hamas is that kind of evil, perhaps not in scale but in kind. In some ways, it is worse because while the Nazis took care to hide what they were doing from the world, Hamas has broadcast its atrocities, boasted and reveled in them. All Hamas members are guilty and deserve swift execution. Delivering justice to Hamas is now Israel’s grim task, and they will go about it as best they can. But another, perhaps more difficult, task is confronting the Western world at large.
(H/T WC) Ibrahim: Muslim Solidarity vs Western Apathy
Ever since Hamas’s brutal attack on Israel—replete with massacres, beheadings, and atrocities of every sort—Muslims throughout the world have been celebrating: in Greece, migrants brandished knives and trampled on the Israeli flag in Athens; in Australia, large Muslim crowds chanted the jihadist war-cry, “Allahu akbar,” and “gas the Jews” in Sydney; and in Germany, after celebrating, triumphant Muslims attacked police in Berlin. These are just the Muslims who are willing to wear their emotions on their sleeves. Other, more prudent, Muslims—millions no doubt—are celebrating in the quiet of their mind, for obvious reasons.
Why are Muslims around the world—who come from different nations, speak different languages, and have different cultures—so moved by a distant, and rather atrocious, event that presumably does not affect or involve them? Simple: . . .
(H/T DM) Murray: The West must not accommodate Hamas supporters at home
Before looking at cause and consequence, we should dwell on what actually happened to those hundreds of young Israelis. Some who survived have described the scene first-hand. The terrorists seemed to make a special target of the young women. One witness said that women were raped on the site of the rave next to their friends’ dead bodies. In a scene that no Israeli in a generation could have believed possible, some of the women were kidnapped and driven into Gaza. Many seemed to have been murdered already, others were only just alive. Videos online show Hamas parading some of these women through the streets of Gaza, blood visibly trailing from between their legs. The naked and desecrated bodies of others are spat on by the Gazans. I cite these details because so many people have already moved past these unimaginable scenes and on to the reaction. On to the blame games, the “what-ifs” and the phase where everybody claims the attacks can be explained by whatever their own political views already were. Pro-Palestinian groups and leftists are already blaming the rape, murder and parading of these women as being caused by the “Israeli occupation” (Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005). Opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent judicial reforms are claiming that these took his eye off the security ball. Those who oppose President Joe Biden will say he caused this through recently giving another $6 billion in ransom money to Iran — which backs Hamas and appears to be behind the attack. But amid all of this, the human horror of what happened at the weekend cannot be skipped over. Yes, there are huge questions to be asked. About why the Erez border crossing seemed all but abandoned; and about why it took so long (partly because it was a Jewish religious holiday) for the Israel Defense Forces to rescue Israelis held hostage in their own homes on Israeli land.
Johnson: THE NAZIS IN OUR MIDST
The genocidal war on Israel undertaken by Hamas has had the effect of flushing out the many Nazis around us at home. Douglas Murray notes the phenomenon in the New York Post column “Hamas horror quickly reveals the bigots in our midst.” Some practical response is necessary. At the least we can keep our eyes open and take it all in. Speaking at an event with Jewish leaders in London this week, Murray argued in favor of a response that won’t be implemented either in Britain or in the United States. Most strikingly, however, he has responded by identifying himself with the Jewish people, with Zionism, and with Israel. He sets an example that any decent man or woman can follow.
Watch the 10:34 minute speech: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/10/the-nazis-in-our-midst.php
Harsanyi: The 10 Best Books About Israel
The historical illiteracy surrounding Israel in the media and in my social media feed is, to say the least, frustrating. Though, perhaps “historical illiteracy” is being too generous. Oftentimes it is just moral illiteracy, or, more probably, pro-Hamas propaganda or degenerate both-sideism. Whatever the case — and for whatever it’s worth — I thought I’d share some of my favorite books on the topic. This list isn’t in any particular order and it is by no means exhaustive. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael Oren: A fast-moving, accessible overview of the history of the war that shaped the conflict. Though it did occur to me while flipping through it recently, that there is no longer an “Arab-Israel conflict.” The Arab world, with the help of the Soviets, created the “occupied territories” myth as a political cudgel against the Jewish state. Today, however, most of the Arab nations have not only come to terms with Israel’s existence, they are in open peace. This is a war of Islamic-Palestinian terror funded by Iran (and, sadly, by the West.) Still, this book is vital in understanding how we got here.
Palestine Betrayed by Efraim Karsh: . . .
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Fleitz: Biden Admin Struggles to Not Let Barbaric Hamas Attack Stop Them From Appeasing Iran
resident Biden was justifiably praised for his remarks on October 7 and 10 pledging “rock solid” American support for Israel and strongly condemning the barbaric terrorist attack against Israel by Hamas, an Iranian terrorist proxy. Biden spoke passionately, calling the Hamas violence “pure unadulterated evil” and a “violation of every code of human morality.” Axios called Biden’s October 10 speech “perhaps the most powerful statement of support for Israel by a sitting U.S. president since Harry Truman recognized the Jewish state in 1948.” But a crucial omission undermined the moral clarity of Biden’s speeches: there was no mention of Iran which funds and arms Hamas and reportedly was deeply involved in the planning and execution of the October 7 terrorist attack. Making this worse, Biden officials have tried since last weekend to downplay reports of Iran’s involvement by claiming they haven’t seen any evidence of this. In response to bipartisan criticism of its approach, the Biden administration is now scrambling to address allegations that Iran was behind the attack without giving up its ongoing negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program that have provided Iran with significant sanctions relief and other concessions.
Baird: ‘Squad’ Members Were Boosting Hamas Long Before It Beheaded Babies
In the wake of a brutal terrorist attack on Israel, members of the ultra left-wing “Squad” in the U.S. House released public statements calling for a “ceasefire” in Israel, after terrorists went door-to-door on Oct. 7 indiscriminately murdering families and collecting hostages. Statements from the Congress members, many of whom have pandered to pro-Hamas groups in the U.S., effectively deny Israel’s right to defend itself and suggest that the atrocities are part of a larger tit-for-tat “cycle of violence.” In other words, Israel had it coming, and it should lay down and “de-escalate” in the face of a terrorist invasion by land, air, and sea — even as Israeli hostages are paraded naked and bleeding through the streets of Gaza. Such callous expressions represent the latest and most heinous in a series of statements and political maneuvers from the far-left wing of the Democrat Party, which has sought for years to single out and demonize the Jewish state of Israel. The same outspoken leftists have patronized radical anti-Israel groups, showing favor to Islamist organizations identified in U.S. courts as possible fronts for Hamas.
(10/13/2023) Pavlich: Welcome to the Hamas ‘Day of Rage’
It’s Friday, which means the day of “rage” or “Jihad” called for by Iranian backed Hamas terrorists is here. […] In cities across the U.S. this week, Hamas supporters joked about the murder of 260 young people at a music festival in Israel last Saturday.
Read more/Watch the all short video clips: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2023/10/13/hamas-calls-for-day-of-jihadin-the-united-states-n2629746
Wexler: The U.S. Money Trail With Iran Is Worse Than You Think
Many of the articles surrounding the atrocities of the Hamas attacks this past weekend have referenced the recent $6 billion “deal,” in which the U.S. gave this money to Iran in exchange for five Americans. It already seemed like the worst trade in history. But it’s more nefarious than simply unleashing $6 billion to Iran, a known terrorist state and the most existential threat to the free world. In reality, this one detail hyperlinked quickly in most articles is part of a larger spider web of hidden details. In a recent article, senior adviser at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and former National Security Council official Richard Goldberg traces the money trail. He confirms: It is so much worse than we think. Goldberg lays out the numbers. The $6 billion you’ve seen in every (other) headline is only the money being transferred from our friends in Qatar. But this is separate from the $10 billion of assets being transferred from Iraq, which Goldberg says will continue on “a rolling basis.” Then there are the reports that Iran will be allowed to access $7 billion in fiat currency by trading drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund. He also says Japan is scheduled to transfer $3 billion to Iran.
Lendrum: Over $400 Million in Taxpayer Funds Have been Sent to Gaza Since Hamas Takeover
ver since the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas first took over the territory of the Gaza Strip in 2007, the United States has sent more than $400 million in taxpayer dollars to the region. According to the Washington Free Beacon, documents from the State Department’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the $400 million spent over the last 14 years since 2009 has allegedly gone towards development projects. Despite USAID’s insistence that the money could only be spent on humanitarian purposes, many critics have warned that the funds could be used by Hamas to fund its acts of terrorism against Israel and the West. The funding only accelerated once Biden took power, with the Administration spending “at least $5.5 million in Gaza” in 2021 alone on “cash assistance and health care” programs. In addition, another $90 million was donated to a United Nations (UN) organization operating in Gaza. The Biden Administration then announced in mid-2022 that another $316 million aid package would be sent to Gaza, primarily for the purpose of constructing 4G wireless networks.
DTC: Biden Approves $730M for Anti-Israeli UN Group
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), tasked with aiding Palestinian refugees, has reportedly sheltered individuals with intentions against Israel. The Biden administration has allocated over $730 million to the agency.This decision to renew funding by President Joe Biden contrasts a 2021 State Department document that claimed the agency permitted Hamas militants to construct tunnels beneath its educational institutions and store arms close to other buildings, as stated by the New York Post.Rich Goldberg, a senior adviser at FDD, mentioned to the Post that UNRWA offers a monetary aid program. He pointed out that the UN doesn’t label Hamas as a terror organization and doesn’t set political conditions on global aid. In 2018, the Trump administration halted the financial support to UNRWA. However, under Biden, this decision was overturned, making the U.S. the primary contributor to the agency.
Maria Bartiromo: The ‘threat’ of a regional conflict is ‘real’: Dale Buckner
Watch the 6:30 minute interview: https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6338986829112
Tawil: Palestinians’ War on Israel and US Senators’ Delusional ‘Two-State Solution’
- Less than 48 hours after 20 US Democratic Senators urged President Joe Biden to push for the establishment of a Palestinian state as part of a normalization agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Iran’s Palestinian terror proxies launched a massive attack on Israel, killing more than 1,200 Israeli men, women and children, and wounding thousands more. An unknown number of Israelis (estimated at more than 100), including infants, toddlers and an elderly Holocaust survivor in a wheelchair, have also been kidnapped and taken to the Gaza Strip.
- This war, as noted by the Wall Street Journal, was caused directly by Iran, which funds and directs Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and by the appeasement of the Iranian regime by the Biden administration and its allies.
- The two groups [Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad] do not recognize the Oslo Accords that were signed between the PLO and Israel in 1993-1995, and they are opposed to the establishment of a Palestinian state only in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. The only solution they believe in is one that would see Israel replaced with an Islamic state.
- If the Democratic senators have it their way, the future Palestinian state will also be controlled by Hamas and PIJ.
Blankley: 659 known, suspected terrorists captured in fiscal 2023, most in recorded history
More known or suspected terrorists have been apprehended at the northern and southwest borders in fiscal 2023 than any other fiscal year in recorded history. In fiscal 2023, 659 known or suspected terrorists (KSTs) were apprehended attempting to illegally enter the U.S. – with the majority being apprehended at the northern border, according to CBP data last updated Sept. 15. The fiscal year ended Sept. 30. In fiscal 2023, 432 KSTs were apprehended at the northern border compared to 227 at the southwest border, totaling 659, the greatest number in recorded history. These numbers don’t include gotaways, . . .[…] With people illegally entering the U.S. from over 170 countries, former ICE Chief Tom Homan told The Center Square some of these countries they are coming from are sponsors of terrorism. “If you don’t think a single one of the 1.7 million [gotaways] is coming from a country that sponsors terrorism, then you’re ignoring the data,” he said. “That’s what makes this a huge national security issue.”
Whedon: Federal law charges Americans for rescue flights from Israel while illegals get free travel, hotels
Flights are slated to begin tomorrow, nearly a week after the first attack. The plight of Americans still inside the country has prompted criticism of the White House for not swiftly removed U.S. citizens. “[I]t’s a failure once again, on the Biden administration,” Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said on the “John Solomon Reports” podcast in an interview to be aired Friday. “The same thing happened in Afghanistan, when you know, countless Americans were stranded there in Afghanistan, when Biden pulled our military out and allowed the Taliban to take over the country.” “And now we have Americans stranded in Israel. […] U.S. law requires billing Americans for evacuations. […] Upon their return to the United States, private U.S. citizen and third-country national passengers will be billed by the Department’s Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services (CGFS),” the spokesperson said. “The amount billed will be based on the cost of a full-fare economy flight, or comparable alternate transportation, to the designated destination(s) that would have been charged immediately prior to the events giving rise to the evacuation.”
Revolver.news: No, this isn’t the Gaza Strip; it’s a convention hall in Michigan…
You will raise an eyebrow or two at the video we’re about to present. It’s not footage from a Hamas gathering, but rather a rally right in Dearborn, Michigan. During the pro-Palestinian event, attendees were waving Palestinian flags high inside the spacious Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. The rally-goers seemed to have found their new favorite team: Hamas. “You think we’re going to zip our lips and tiptoe around when folks label Hamas as a terrorist gang? Think again. They aren’t the bad guys,” declared one speaker. His comments were met with roaring cheers from the crowd. But he didn’t stop there. “You want a real terrorist? Point your finger at Benjamin Netanyahu and his posse,” he proclaimed. The applause just kept coming. “And it’s not just Netanyahu; it’s every puppet dancing on his strings, backing his agenda in Palestine,” he added, fueling even more cheers. This was the scene in Dearborn, Michigan, right after the pro-Palestinian speaker defended Hamas.
Read more/Watch the two short videos: https://revolver.news/2023/10/no-this-isnt-the-gaza-strip-its-a-convention-hall-in-michigan/
VDH: Hamas and Amoral Clarity
One unexpected blowback from the medieval Hamas’s barbaric murdering of hundreds of Israeli civilians is the revelation of current global amorality. More than 20 Harvard University, identity politics groups, pledged their support to the Hamas murderers — to the utter silence for days of Harvard President Claudine Gay. Americans knew higher education practiced racist admission policies. It has long promoted racially segregated dorms and graduations. And de facto, it has destroyed the First Amendment. But the overt support for Hamas killers by the diversity, equity, and inclusion crowd on a lot of campuses exposes to Americans the real moral and intellectual rot in higher education.
Piper: Students rush to disavow, hide connections to Hamas statements to protect careers
Publicly refusing to condemn Hamas cost a New York University law student a job likely worth more than $200,000 just in its first year. Other students are hustling to avoid that fate. Law firm Winston & Strawn’s public revocation of its job offer to Ryna Workman, president of NYU Law’s Student Bar Association, is the most prominent example of the career and reputational peril students may face for whitewashing terrorism against Israeli civilians. Harvard University students are particularly vulnerable because three dozen student organizations, under the banner of “Harvard Palestine Solidarity Groups,” joined a statement that calls “the apartheid regime” of Israel “the only one to blame” for the surprise Hamas attack on women, children and partiers that began Saturday morning, claiming at least 1,200 lives. […] Students who claim they signed the statement because they didn’t read it first aren’t helping themselves, Dershowitz said. “Would you hire, as your lawyer, somebody who signed petitions, or signed documents that he didn’t read?” Students signed it without reading because the prevailing view on campus is “if it’s against the Jews, it must be right.”
Vespa: ‘Doxxing Truck’ Drives Around Exposing Pro-Hamas Students at Harvard
Unbridled cruelty and barbarism marked Hamas’ terror attacks against Israel on October 7. Over 1,000 Israeli men, women, and children were murdered, burned, tortured, and raped that day. Whole families were wiped out, and babies were beheaded. The new war between Israel and Hamas might be the last, as the latter will undoubtedly be wiped out once the land invasion begins. We’re dealing with savages who must be wiped out. Even more disturbing is that we have scores of leftist students across the country who support Hamas’ campaign of rape, murder, and mayhem. They claim it’s a complicated issue, but it’s not—they just hate Israelis. There is nothing that can ever justify beheading children. The beauty of this country is that while these students can exercise their free speech rights, their future employers can also say we don’t want you a part of our office culture. Many students are having their job opportunities come under threat for supporting terrorism. John Hasson shed light on the terrorist-supporting scum at Harvard, while Accuracy in Media has a truck listing all the students who support Hamas (via NY Post):
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