Yesterday in Newton, Massachusetts, members of a campus organization called Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine (BSJP) disrupted a town hall meeting between representatives of the local Jewish community and five members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. The protesters chanted, “Israel is an apartheid state and the Knesset is an apartheid parliament!”
Nothing terribly unusual there — the absurd, baseless “apartheid” charge is routinely hurled at the Jewish state. But Elder of Ziyon picked out a telling detail from this incident:
Notice that the BSJP press release … only mentions the names of 3 of the 5 MKs [Members of Knesset] who visited.
Because one of the others was Ilan Gilon, from the far left Meretz party.
And the other was Raleb Majadele, of Labor – who is an Arab!
There are currently 14 MK’s who are Arab. If Israel is truly attempting to enforce an apartheid-style system, they’re doing a pretty poor job of it.
Irony, thy name is Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine.