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Pro-Palestinian 'eviction' notices at Florida college blasted by Jewish group

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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Pro-Palestinian 'eviction' notices at Florida college blasted by Jewish group
Published April 12, 2012
FoxNews.com

This happened on March 30th at Atlantic University in Florida.

It was apparently a "joke" to mock evictions of Palestinians from their homes by the Israeli government.

I imagine some students were shocked to say the least !!



A pro-Palestinian group's symbolic "eviction" notices on the dorm room doors of a Florida college have Jewish activists fuming and university police probing possible death threats against the group's leader.

Students for Justice in Palestine, a pro-Palestinian group at Florida Atlantic University, came under fire by Jewish activists after it posted the notices on the dorm room doors of about 200 students at the school’s Boca Raton campus March 30.

“They are creating an environment of hostility that will affect those students who are pro-Israel and marginalize them,” Yael Hershfield, Florida associate director of the Anti-Defamation League, told FoxNews.com.



Students for Justice in Palestine claims the mock notices did not target Jewish students and were meant as a demonstration against what it considers the eviction of Palestinians from their homes by the Israeli government. In a Thursday statement, the university said the fliers should not have been distributed, but added there is “no evidence that the postings were intended to target or intimidate individuals of any particular religion, national origin or faith.”

“All available evidence indicates that the postings were distributed randomly, without regard to the identity of any person who may have received or viewed them,” Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Charles Brown, said in a statement obtained by FoxNews.com.

Hershfield said it doesn't make a difference whether the fliers were distributed only to Jewish students or posted at random.


There's a picture of the notice on the website.




posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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They were done in bad taste. However, we do still have freedom of speech. The Jewish students should have an "evict muhammed" party.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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“They are creating an environment of hostility that will affect those students who are pro-Israel and marginalize them,” Yael Hershfield, Florida associate director of the Anti-Defamation League, told FoxNews.com. Read more: www.foxnews.com...


Yeesh, can't have an opinion around there.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 06:15 PM
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They should have showed up with bulldozers and machine guns to make their mock eviction seem a little bit more real. Of course the supporters of Israel were offended by this "Do as we say, not as we do"


Here is a news clip of the event if anyone is interested.


edit on 12-4-2012 by Corruption Exposed because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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Violations of civil rights by the Israeli government is something that should be brought to more people's attention. I am not anti-Semitic; I have nothing against the Jewish faith. I do not, however, support the actions of the Israeli government.


Students for Justice in Palestine claims the mock notices did not target Jewish students and were meant as a demonstration against what it considers the eviction of Palestinians from their homes by the Israeli government. In a Thursday statement, the university said the fliers should not have been distributed, but added there is “no evidence that the postings were intended to target or intimidate individuals of any particular religion, national origin or faith.”

“All available evidence indicates that the postings were distributed randomly, without regard to the identity of any person who may have received or viewed them,” Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Charles Brown, said in a statement obtained by FoxNews.com.


The flyers were not intended to intimidate anyone. They were not directed at any particular group other than the Israeli government.

If pro-Israel groups are shocked and offended, they should be. If this is what they support, they should be ashamed.



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