Our friend Blogwrath attended the JDL’s protest at York last week.
He has an in-depth report at this website, including analysis and background of some of the key anti-Israel event organizers.
Here’s an excerpt:
Despite the opposing voices of anti-Semites, modern Jewish kapos and well-meaning but misguided people, the protest materialized.
A few JDL-Canada members and supporters made their point at the entrance of YU near the end of the park. Others managed to go inside and witness the rally at the food court. It was protected by plenty of campus police that closed the entrances and virtually isolated the fast food joints in the area (that’s fine, the York University students are against capitalist profits anyway).
When the Jews lost patience and raised their voices, the security (uniformed and plainclothes) did their best to keep them silent. (…)
Jews have donated countless millions of dollars with the hope that they support a high institution of learning. The reality is that they have financed a hostile anti-Canadian place which more and more resembles Saudi Arabia. After the protest, CIJA, the organization that claims to represent all Jews in Canada, stated that the anti-Israeli activities in Canadian universities are “marginal”.
If you consider marginal the event you just read about, supported by all major YU student organizations and strongly tolerated by the administration, you should consult your psychiatrist as soon as possible.
Isn’t is time to stop and ask: is this the kind of university anyone in his right mind would support?