Two Cartoons: “Pre-emptive Protest” & “Jumping the Shark”
As classes commenced this fall, UW Students and pro-Israel activists braced for an expected deluge of Israel demonizing speakers and programs. What they did not expect was that the first such event of the academic year would be brought to their campus courtesy of Rabbi Oren Hayon and his Hillel UW. As you may have read here and here, Hillel UW along with J Street and New Israel Fund are bringing “Zionist BDS” advocate Peter Beinart to regale Jewish students with all that is wrong and horrible about the Jewish state. This is the inspiration for the first of our two cartoons today.
As Israel advocates were still reeling from this friendly fire incident they doubled over from a second blow, this time from Seattle’s Jewish Federation who announced their sponsorship of the Beinart event.
Never before, to our knowledge has our central community organization sponsored a speaker whose signature project is the boycott and marginalization of fellow Jews.
Never before, to our knowledge has our central community organization sponsored a speaker whose signature project is the boycott and marginalization of fellow Jews. With this we fear the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has crossed the proverbial Rubicon or to coin a phrase jumped the shark. The inspiration for our second cartoon of the day.