Ayers calls for boycott of Israel

Compares Jewish state to South African apartheid

by Aaron Klein
December 30, 2009

JERUSALEM – Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers, a close associate for years of President Obama, is one of 431 academics to sign a petition calling for divestment, boycott and sanctions against Israel.

“As educators and scholars of conscience in the United States, we fully support this call,” reads the online petition by an organization calling itself the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.

“We urge our colleagues, nationally, regionally, and internationally, to stand up against Israel’s ongoing scholasticide and to support the non-violent call for academic boycott, disinvestment, and sanctions,” states the petition.

The petition claims Israel persistently violates international law and carries out “illegal” discriminatory policies comparable to apartheid in South Africa.

The text fails to note that about 20 percent of Israel’s population consists of Arabs who have democratic rights as citizens, including full representation in the Knesset. Indeed, Arabs living in Israel have more fundamental rights than Arabs living anywhere else in the Middle East.

The Palestinian Authority, meanwhile, institutionally discriminates against Christians and Jews. Israel was required to evacuate all Jews from the Gaza Strip before handing the territory over to the Palestinians. Any future Palestinian state will be Jew-free.

The petition does not once mention Palestinian terrorism.

The article continues at WND.

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