Let’s back up a bit. The Hampshire College board of trustees responded to a petition from a pro-Palestinian student group by divesting from one of its investment funds containing stocks of companies benefiting from the Israeli Occupation.
You can imagine how this news will be distorted by right-wing pro-Israel forces. Hampshire College becomes the first U.S. institution to endorse the Israel boycott. Hampshire College hotbed of anti-Israel activism. Anti-Semitism reigns at Hampshire, the pro-terror college. You get the gist. And if you don’t David Horowitz, Charles Jacobs, Daniel Pipes, and Marty Peretz will fill you in.
Not to be outdone, Alan Dershowitz had to open his big fat mouth and weigh in:
Allen Dershowitz has just called SJP [Students for Justice in Palestine] members and has threatened to start an international campaign to divest from Hampshire College
I think Der Dersh is thinking too small. Clearly, Hampshire is a hotbed of pro-Hamas terror. Why not invite the IDF in to place the campus under siege? Lock everything down. Search every person and vehicle entering campaign to ensure there is no contraband that could be used for pro-terror activities.
You’ve got to be specially vigilant because they say a Qassam launched from Hampshire could reach Dersh’s home in Cambridge. And I think that in good conscience the IDF should draft him into the army with the rank of at least colonel, if not general. Won’t he look smashing in his IDF uniform with those officer epaulets and that cute beret they give to all the Golanis? Who better to command the forces in the war against Hampshire than someone who knows the lay of the academic land?
But let’s not stop there. Organize a boycott of every Hampshire College faculty member: refuse to publish their papers, disinvite them from academic conferences, get their grants cancelled, etc. Dersh knows how that game is played since he circulated a dossier on Finkelstein to the entire DePaul faculty. This means war and Dersh knows how to fight it since he’s a street fighter going back to his days beating up little weanie goyim and schvartzes in the old Brooklyn neighborhood.
Oh, and lest you not believe that the Jerusalem Post is written by a bunch of pro-Israel nitwits of the first order read this passage and tell me otherwise:
Asked if the SJP would encourage the college to divest from companies providing similar “dual-use” products in Gaza that assist Hamas’s fighting efforts, Cohen replied, “the bottom line is that we as an institution have money invested in the Israeli occupation. We do not have money in Hamas. So it’s a non-issue.”
Which U.S. companies provide dual use products to Gaza? In fact, since the IDF has the enclave under siege and specifically prohibits the import of any product that might remotely be construed as having a link to manufacturing rockets, how could such products manufactured by U.S. companies even enter Gaza? I mean, really, is this the height of journalistic imbecility or what? Haviv Rettig Gur, you have won the prize for most partisan pro-Israel journalism of the week, if not the month.