University students condemned Israel’s retaliation to terrorist attacks, according to The Western Journal.
“This is not a ‘conflict,’” the news release states, “but emblematic of Israeli settler-colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid.”
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“The University of Michigan remains complicit by choosing to not divest from Israeli companies profiting off of the settler state’s occupation.”
The Central Student Government accused Israel of committing an “ethnic cleansing.”
From The Western Journal:
The non-conflict that these poor, brainwashed students are referring to is the launching of more than 1,000 rockets this week at Israeli cities by the Palestinian-based terrorist organization Hamas, which is currently answering extremist calls for a new jihad to exterminate the Jewish “Zionist usurpers.”
The attack on Israel is the first major rocket attack since the 2014 Gaza War and, in no uncertain terms, is a conflict of potentially catastrophic proportions.
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A U.N. Middle East envoy warned that the conflict was “escalating towards a full-scale war,” and that violent unrest has erupted throughout Israel, led by anti-Jewish elements of the nation’s Arab minority, according to BBC.
Despite the glaring problems associated with condemning a legitimate nation-state to defend itself from terrorism, bashing Israel and its Jewish leadership has become something of a trend among liberals
This is because the left has made a point of referring to Israel’s policy of settling and annexing border regions with Palestine as a form of colonialism.
Indeed, the practice is controversial, and where one stands on the issue largely depends either on one’s preconceived ideas as to whether Israel or Palestine are the “good guys,” or whether one wants America to have allies in the Middle East.