GOP mega-donor funds group calling pro-Palestine US students 'Jew haters'
Sheldon Adelson-funded posters named students and professors at a college campus, saying they ‘have allied themselves with Palestinian terrorists’
The multimillion-dollar effort, which has launched at six campuses in California, is targeting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement that has become increasingly popular among American university students protesting the Israeli government.
At the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), recent Adelson-funded posters named 16 students and professors, saying they “have allied themselves with Palestinian terrorists to perpetuate BDS and Jew Hatred on this campus”. It further claimed BDS was a “Hamas-inspired genocidal campaign to destroy Israel”.
Robert Gardner, a 25-year-old UCLA senior, saw his name on one of the posters outside a grocery market. “I was really shocked and felt really disturbed,” he said.
“They are trying to cast us as antisemitic, that we are somehow a discriminatory group,” said the political science student, who is a member of the college’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organization. “That is a completely spurious accusation. One of our core principles is anti-oppression and anti-racism.”
Uh-oh! Somebody’s on to them, and the BDS-holes don’t like the light of truth being shined in their Jew-hating faces. SJP does not like being called out for their brownshirt tactics. They whine. They moan. They lie. They can dish it out but they can’t take it.