Front Page Mag: The Berkeley administration has shown great hostility to speech critical of Hamas and SJP. When the Freedom Center previously placed posters on the Berkeley campus exposing the links between Hamas and SJP, Berkeley Associate Chancellor Nils Gilman labeled them “a tactic of harassment and intimidation.” Last night, the Freedom Center again placed posters critical of Hamas and SJP on the Berkeley campus.
These posters disrupt the anti-Israel narrative that dominates on campus and serve as a challenge to the Berkeley administration to uphold its constitutional obligation to honor the First Amendment on campus.
The University of California-Berkeley has a well-deserved reputation for stigmatizing ideas which don’t fit the extreme left-wing, anti-Israel campus culture. more …
Opinion: Anti-semitism, the most pernicious and deadly form of racism, is practiced and celebrated at many colleges and universities under the guise of support for Arab people living in Palestine.
The disturbing part of the Berkeley story is the willful lack of knowledge on behalf of students in an institution of higher learning as to the origins of Arab peoples, and complete disregard for the historical facts of the the division of the land of Palestine after World War I.
Origins of Arab Peoples: (Excerpt Chapter 1, Blood Feud)
Abraham was steadfast in his intention to find a wife for his son Isaac:
“So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, “Please, put your hand under my thigh, and I will make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac” Gen. 24:2-4.
Abraham knew, as did Moses (Deut. 7:3) and Ezra (Ezra 9:1-2), that the Israelites were to be a separate people to the Lord. Israelite men must avoid marriage with the surrounding pagan tribes to keep the blood pure.
Both Ishmael and Esau married from the surrounding pagan tribes in violation of Abraham’s instruction. In fact, Esau married a daughter of Ishmael and the Bible records that the union was grief of mind to his parents (Genesis 26:25).
It was critical to the lineage that would produce the promised Messiah that Abraham find Isaac a wife from the family line to keep the bloodline from mixing with pagan blood.
From the mixed Jewish and Gentile marriages of Ishmael and Esau two Arab peoples emerged.
World War I ( Excerpt, Antichrist: The Search for Amalek)
1917: Britain signed the Balfour Declaration that committed Britain to establish a national home for the Jewish people.
1919: World War I ended, the Ottoman Empire collapsed, and the Middle East was to be divided up.
1922: League of Nations awarded Britain mandates over Transjordan, Palestine, and Iraq.
- League of Nations awarded France mandates over Syria and Lebanon.
- Britain is awarded the entire land of Palestine to Israel with no territorial restrictions.
- Israel was granted both sides of the Jordan River, totaling 43,075 square miles. A few months later, Britain, under pressure, altered the Balfour Declaration and took back 32,460 square miles, or 78 percent of the original land grant.
That land was then given to establish Transjordan as a home for Arab peoples completing the two state solution:
Here’s an idea, Berkeley could offer a course combining the Old Testament and history of the Middle East called “The Truth About Jacob and Esau”
I am available.