UMich hosts anti-Israel activists two days after synagogue massacre

UMich hosts anti-Israel activists two days after synagogue massacre
Memorials for those murdered in the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh (Image: KDKA video screen grab)

[Ed. – Timing is everything.]

The University of Michigan hosted a town hall comprised entirely of anti-Israel speakers on Monday, just two days after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre left 11 people dead, the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history.

UMich billed the event as a “teach-in town hall” explaining “what is BDS? And why does it matter?” The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement calls for an end to international support of Israel’s “oppression of Palestinians.”
“What is fair and just, in light of our diverse histories: members of the U-M community recall boycotts of Jewish businesses in Nazi Europe, America’s history of civil rights boycotts, and boycotts in response to Palestinian displacement under Israeli Occupation?” the event description asks.

The town hall event announcement listed several prominent celebrities, including the singer Lorde, who canceled their events in protest of Israel.

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