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Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Extremist Nature of Israel Apartheid Week

Israel Apartheid Week just ended, and we wanted to take a look at exactly what it is and why.  This is a very concise explanation of its history and purpose, and why it is "absurd."

So it’s that time of year again (March 1st – 14th), when our institutions of higher learning take a week out of their busy schedules to promote and celebrate anti-Semitism week. Oh, I know it’s officially called Israel Apartheid Week, and this year they have expanded to a two week celebration, but really, whatever you choose to call it, it’s nothing short of absurd. Originally started in 2005, by the Arab Student Collective at the University of Toronto, a number of Canadian and American academic institutions have chosen to blindly follow along.

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