Tuesday, March 01, 2011

UCLA's Palestine Awareness Week--Exposed

Donald Douglas, who writes a great blog named American Power, wrote a piece for David Horowitz' NewsReal Blog about the recent Palestine Awareness Week held at the UCLA campus, which I highly recommend.

What is significant is not just the organizer's refusal to denounce terrorism against Israel by Hamas, but how the event honored people who have committed terrorism against Israel.

One example, the Apartheid Wall.
There was another thing that stayed with me from my visit to UCLA. The Apartheid Wall was perhaps the most grotesque monument to propaganda I’ve ever seen. The lasting image I have is of the panel featuring Leila Khaled, who is member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) — and was thus a key militant of the Palestinian Black September movement in the years before the Munich Olympics. At the time she was famously photographed holding an AK-47 rifle and wearing a kaffiyeh, which is the picture from the Apartheid Wall at the top of this essay. Khaled was one of terrorists who hijacked TWA Flight 840 in 1969, and her photogenic beauty earned her the reputation as the “poster girl of Palestinian militancy.” And while those events were over 40 years ago, Khaled to this day remains committed to armed struggle against Israel. In an interview featured at the Middle East Media Research Institute, she declared her commitment to the Palestinian right of return, and the cause of Islamist jihad against Israel’s right to exist:

We will set the streets ablaze …

The ultimate goal of the struggle is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the land of Palestine, within the 1967 borders, including Jerusalem …

But this is just one stage – not everything. Ultimately, we have the right to return to Palestine – all Palestine …

If you use force, the enemy withdraws. When the occupier begins to feel that the occupation is costly, what does he do? He withdraws.

A terrorist who wants to set Israel ablaze and return all of Palestine to her people.

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