It’s amazing, the lengths to which the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement will go in its endless “struggle” against Israel.
They’re battling in the dining halls of the college unions. They’re fighting in the dishes of the creamed garbanzos wherein lie the delectable pools of spice and olive oil.
I mean, they’re fighting over hummus, readers.
And sure enough, Brown University has caved, diplomatically adding another hummus selection to their menu to appease the insatiable appetites of those who can’t find enough garbanzos to suit them in the dining hall.
That is, the school’s Dining Services has added the Cedar firm to the hummus list in addition to the high-quality Sabra company.
Not that there is anything wrong with Cedar.
But the entire thing has become ridiculous. Sabra is an American company. However, because it is owned in part by the Israeli Strauss Group, it is targeted by the BDS movement.
Why? Because Strauss has donated food and care packages to IDF Givati and Golani Brigade units.
But when a university dining hall bows to the bark of a local student group speaking as a mouthpiece for a national pro-Palestinian Authority political entity in America, the U.S. really is in trouble.
Peter Makhlouf, graduating this year from Brown, said on behalf of ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ — a national agitator group — that the two IDF brigades were “accused many times in the past of human rights violations” and “carried out several massacres in the West Bank and Gaza.”
He is adamant about his hummus, too, is Peter.
“It is very easy to trivialize a hummus boycott,” he declared. But the Dining Services movement is “the single strategy for Palestinian rights from our perspective as students,” Makhlouf stated.
He added that SJP “didn’t want to be purchasing a product that supported those human rights violations so we pushed for a boycott and an alternative.”
We wonder what Makhlouf will do for an alternative to the Intel chip he uses in his computer, the cellphone technology he uses to communicate with his political handlers and the medical technology that he relies upon to keep him healthy when he goes to the clinic.Hana Levi Julian