College Students Clash Over Israel-Palestine Conflict
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The Israel-Hamas war has caused protests across the U.S. at various college campuses, some holding competing protests. The protests come as some universities are coming under fire for releasing statements showing support for either side, in the video published on Oct 12, 2023, by NBC News, as “Colleges students across the U.S. clash over Israel-Palestine conflict“, below:
It is actually far worse than what mainstrem media has portrayed, for much of what’s been reported in the mainstream media had been scrubbed (videos of true brutality against the Israelis are disappearing from internet one by one). Twitter (aka x.com) is perhaps one of the few social media platform that is not censoring news, please click HERE.
Ben Sasse, the president of the University of Florida and a former GOP senator, wrote in an email to Jewish Gator Alums, “I will not tiptoe around this simple fact: What Hamas did is evil and there is no defense for terrorism, “Sasse said the university is committed to protecting its students and their free speech, as well as protecting Jewish students from violence. “If anti-Israel protests come, we will absolutely be ready to act if anyone dares to escalate beyond peaceful protest. Speech is protected – violence and vandalism are not,” Sasse wrote. Sasse denounced any support of anti-Israel ideas and said he is thankful he hasn’t seen any examples from UF faculty. “Our Constitution protects the rights of people to make abject idiots of themselves,” Sasse wrote. The pro-Palestine event composed of more than 150 Palestinian students and allies gathered on the University of Florida campus Thursday, October 12, 2023, for a “Day of Resistance” event in support of Palestine; it took place at Turlington Hall on UF campus and was hosted by three student groups: Students for Justice in Palestine, Arab Students’ Association and Islam on Campus. Organizers described it as an educational opportunity and not a protest.
Rallies have been held at college campuses around the United States in support of Palestinians. The largest protests were in New York, where students at three universities held demonstrations. And more protests are expected on Friday. Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York, in the video published on Oct 13, 2023, by Al Jazeera English, as “Palestine protests: Students rally across United States“, below:
Adonia Media’s Leisa Goddard says the pro-Palestine rallies in Sydney have been sickening to watch with protestors filmed chanting “shame Israel” and “shame Australia”. Ms Goddard said the unfolding behaviour is “not the Australia we know” as NSW police warn the Jewish community to avoid the Sydney Opera House tribute. “Right now you have members of the Jewish community who aren’t safe – in their own hometown of Sydney,” she told Sky News host Chris Kenny. “This right now is backing terrorism. “It is just disgraceful and we should be hanging our heads in shame.” in the video published on Oct 9, 2023, by Sky News Australia, as “‘Sickening’: Pro-Palestinians chant ‘shame Israel’ through Sydney streets“, below:
Watch Christiane Amanpour’s interview with Yuval Noah Harari, exploring the long-term implications of Hamas’ attack on Israel and the subsequent retaliation in Gaza. Broadcast live on CNN International on October 12, 2023, in the video published on Oct 13, 2023, by Yuval Noah Harari, as “Yuval Noah Harari on CNN Amanpour – Hamas’ aim was ‘to assassinate any chance for peace’“, below:
The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem is one of the holiest sites in the world and one of the most contested. Why is it so significant? In the video published on Feb 1, 2023, by Al Jazeera English, as “Why Al-Aqsa is key to understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Start Here“, below:
The attack on Israel by the militant Islamist group Hamas that started on 7 October 2023 adds a new dimension to the Middle East conflict: From the Gaza strip, fighters of the Palestinian terrorist organization were able to cross into Israeli territory, take Israeli hostages, and kill hundreds of soldiers and civilians. Israel responded by declaring a state of war and retaliating with full force. In the Gaza strip, hundreds of Palestinian Hamas fighters and civilians were killed. The documentary tells the complex story of how the state of Israel was founded – a story that lies at the heart of the violence and conflict in the region to this day.] On May 14, 1948, the State of Israel announced its independence. For many, this was a long-time dream come true: “Eretz Israel” – a home for all Jewish people and for survivors of the Holocaust. Palestinians call this period the “catastrophe.” The State of Israel was founded 75 years ago. The effects can still be felt today in the ongoing Middle East conflict. What are the historical roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? This documentary sheds light on the decisive years from 1897 to 1948. Israeli and Palestinian historians and experts share their reflections and contextualize the global political events of those years. The pivotal turning point came in November 1947 with the United Nations plan to partition British Mandatory Palestine. For some, it was a dream turned reality – an independent state offering Jews protection, refuge, and a homeland. For others, it marked the beginning of a “catastrophe,” what Palestinians call the “Nakba,” defined by the loss of homeland, displacement, and uncertainty. More than 75 years after the historic UN vote, the conflict between Israel and the now occupied Palestinian territories continues. It is a source of unresolved tension in the region with reverberations in and beyond the Middle East, in the video published on May 13, 2023, by DW Documentary, as “Israel – Story of a contested country | DW Documentary“, below:
Al-Nakba: The Palestinian catastrophe “The Nakba did not begin in 1948. Its origins lie over two centuries ago….” So begins this four-part series on the ‘nakba’, meaning the ‘catastrophe’, about the history of the Palestinian exodus that led to the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948, and the establishment of the state of Israel. This sweeping history starts back in 1799 with Napoleon’s attempted advance into Palestine to check British expansion and his appeal to the Jews of the world to reclaim their land in league with France. The narrative moves through the 19th century and into the 20th century with the British Mandate in Palestine and comes right up to date in the 21st century and the ongoing ‘nakba’ on the ground. Arab, Israeli and Western intellectuals, historians and eye-witnesses provide the central narrative which is accompanied by archive material and documents, many only recently released for the first time. For Palestinians, 1948 marks the ‘nakba’ or the ‘catastrophe’, when hundreds of thousands were forced out of their homes. But for Israelis, the same year marks the creation of their own state. This series attempts to present an understanding of the events of the past that are still shaping the present. This story starts in 1799, outside the walls of Acre in Ottoman-controlled Palestine, when an army under Napoleon Bonaparte besieged the city. It was all part of a campaign to defeat the Ottomans and establish a French presence in the region. In search of allies, Napoleon issued a letter offering Palestine as a homeland to the Jews under French protection. He called on the Jews to ‘rise up’ against what he called their oppressors. Napoleon’s appeal was widely publicized. But he was ultimately defeated. In Acre today, the only memory of him is a statue atop a hill overlooking the city. Yet Napoleon’s project for a Jewish homeland in the region under a colonial protectorate did not die, 40 years later, the plan was revived but by the British, in the video published on May 8, 2013, by Al Jazeera English, as “Al-Nakba: The Palestinian catastrope – Episode 1 | Featured Documentary“, below:
Al-Nakba – Episode 2 “The Nakba did not begin in 1948. Its origins lie over two centuries ago….” So begins this four-part series on the ‘nakba’, meaning the ‘catastrophe’, about the history of the Palestinian exodus that led to the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948, and the establishment of the state of Israel. This sweeping history starts back in 1799 with Napoleon’s attempted advance into Palestine to check British expansion and his appeal to the Jews of the world to reclaim their land in league with France. The narrative moves through the 19th century and into the 20th century with the British Mandate in Palestine and comes right up to date in the 21st century and the ongoing ‘nakba’ on the ground. Arab, Israeli and Western intellectuals, historians and eye-witnesses provide the central narrative which is accompanied by archive material and documents, many only recently released for the first time. On 19 April 1936, the Palestinians launched a national strike to protest against mass Jewish immigration and what they saw as Britain’s alliance with the Zionist movement. The British responded with force. During the six months of the strike, over 190 Palestinians were killed and more than 800 wounded. Wary of popular revolt, Arab leaders advised the Palestinians to end the strike. Palestinian leaders bowed to pressure from the Arab heads of state and agreed to meet the British Royal Commission of Inquiry headed by Lord Peel. In its report of July 1937, the Peel Commission recommended the partition of Palestine. Its report drew the frontiers of a Jewish state in one-third of Palestine, and an Arab state in the remaining two-thirds, to be merged with Transjordan. A corridor of land from Jerusalem to Jaffa would remain under British mandate. The Commission also recommended transferring where necessary Palestinians from the lands allocated to the new Jewish state. The Commission’s proposals were widely published and provoked heated debate. As the Palestinian revolt continued, Britain’s response hardened. Between 1936 and 1937, the British killed over 1,000 Palestinians; 37 British military police and 69 Jews also died, in the video published on May 15, 2013, by Al Jazeera English, as “Al-Nakba: The Palestinian catastrophe – Episode 2 | Featured Documentary“, below:
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