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The Disingenuousness Of Divestment


Divestment activists, the guide instructs, should insure that “the argument is more directed towards questioning the nature of the exclusively-Jewish nature of Israel and the racist policies that allow the existence of such a project. This argument is far more effective and winnable than that of debating specific events and facts.”

But if NYU’s Students for Justice in Palestine insists on pushing a call for divestment while ignoring the actual “events and facts” of the Israeli/Palestinian debate, they can never hope to be successful in creating a viable Palestinian state solely through the debasement and eventual extirpation of Israel.

Richard L. Cravatts is director of the Communications Management Program at Simmons College and author of the forthcoming book “Genocidal Liberalism:The University’s Jihad Against Israel & Jews.”

About the Author: Richard L. Cravatts, Ph.D., author of “Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel & Jews,” is president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.


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