01 March 2009

01/03/09 Truth Meets Zionist Borg

Annual Israeli Apartheid Week begins today.
But trouble looms for the truth speakers!

Today marks the beginning of Annual Israeli Apartheid Week Worldwide, which runs until the 8th of March.

Filasteen did a great write up about the origins of this campaign:

First launched in Toronto in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. Last year, more than 25 cities around the world participated in the week’s activities, which also commemorated 60 years since the expulsion of the Palestinian people from their homes and land in 1947-1948.

Filasteen went on to write later about the massive Jewish Student Resistance on the Campus at Carlton University in Canada:

“If Israelis were so sure of the rightness of their cause, why the violent intolerance they display toward everyone who tries to make a different case?” - Gideon Levy

What can be done?
“[Give the universities a (polite) piece of your mind. Email Carleton University President Roseann Runte, and copy Students Against Israeli Apartheid. Email the University of Ottawa President, Allan Rock, and copy the Students for Palestinian Human Rights.]”

However, I doubt this is an isolated situation. Problem is that Israel has several Student groups worldwide. These groups are supported and trained to a certain extent by the Israeli govt. One is called the “The World Union of Jewish Students” Very well funded and organized on all major campuses worldwide (see list at end of post); they actually have a handbook for all their student members. In this “handbook” they teach students how to argue for Israel using “hasbara” techniques. Additionally, they are brainwashing organizations which seek to isolate Jewish students from the mainstream population of students, turning them into “super-Zionist clones” for Israel. As always, they play the fear politics card. “Poor Israel, always under attack, everyone wants to destroy Israel” and my personal favorite Zionist mantra “never again” always have to conjure up the holocaust to rally the troops. They also cheat the system and use special software to censor online and skew information.

World Union of Jewish Students
World Union Of Jewish Students, Beth Hatefusoth - Tel Aviv University,
POB 39359, Tel Aviv, 61392 ISRAEL
Welcome to WUJS online, the most comprehensive website for Jewish students.

From information about student unions around the world, to ideas for activities in your local union, from resources on Hasbara and Antisemitism to resources about Judaism and Israel, you can find it all here.


please, everyone note that the WORLD UNION OF JEWISH STUDENTS PARTNERS WITH:

World Jewish Congress
http://www.wjc.org.il Since 1936 the World Jewish Congress has been the representative body of Jewish Communities across the globe, and continuously advocates Jewish concerns to governments and international organizations. Communities in over 80 countries are members of the WJC. Headquartered in New York, the Congress has affiliate offices in Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Geneva, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Moscow and Paris.

Education Department of The Jewish Agency for Israel
The Education Department is responsible for the training and sending of shlichim to the Diaspora. The Education Department has desks that deal with different countries, including Israel, ensuring that they have a world-wide reach.

Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
http://www.jdc.org The JDC serves as the overseas arm of the American Jewish community. fulfilling its commitment to the idea that all Jews are responsible for one another and that "To save one person is to save a world" (Mishna, Sanhedrin 4:5). JDC is funded primarily by the national United Jewish Communities (UJC), which is supported by campaigns conducted by Jewish federated and non-federated communities throughout the U.S.

Hagshama Department
http://www.wzo.org.il The Hagshama Department encourages young people to embark on a journey designed to empower participants in an ongoing process,-snip- we envision the expansion of the person's growing commitment from the personal to the Jewish communal and to the State of Israel.

http://www.hillel.org Hillel's mission is to maximize the number of Jews doing Jewish with other Jews. Students are empowered to take responsibility for their Jewish identity

Moreover, this worldwide student group has an actual handbook in PDF format. I mentioned this handbook in my other post called “Loosing Your Rights to Israel” a MUST READ if you haven't already read it!


American Union of Jewish Students (AmUJS)
Austrian Union of Jewish Students (JÖH)
Belgian Union of Jewish Students (UEJB)
British Union of Jewish Students (UJS)
Organization of Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom”
Canadian Federation of Jewish Students
Czech Union of Jewish Students
Jewish Denmark
The Jewish Community of Estonia
Finland – The Jewish Community of Helsinki
French Union of Jewish Students (UEJF)
German Union of Jewish Students
Comunidad Judia de Guatemala
Holland – Dutch Union of Jewish Students (IJAR)
Hungarian Union of Jewish Students
National Union of Israeli Students (NUIS)
Italian Union of Jewish Youth (UGEI)
The Jewish Community of Lithuania
Netherlands – Dutch Union of Jewish Students (IJAR)
Netherlands (MOOS)
North American Jewish Student Alliance (NAJSA) – Pending
Norway – The Mosaic Religious Community
Polish Union of Jewish Students (PUSZ)
União Portuguesa de Estudiantes Judeus (UPEJ)
Romania – Federatia Comunitatilor Evreiesti din Romania
Russian Union of Jewish Students
Russia – AFIFON Jewish Youth Culture
Slovakian Union of Jewish Students (SUZM)
Jewish Community of Slovenia
South African Union of Jewish Students
Judios Universitarios de Espana (JUE)
Sweden – Judisk Student I Stockholm
Swiss Union of Jewish Students (SUJS)
Turkish Union of Jewish Students (TUJS) – no website
Jewish Community of Turkey
Jewish Venezuela
*if we have the wrong website, or if we don't have your union listed, let us know!

Local Student Unions On the Web
• Melbourne Univeristy Jewish Students Society (Australia)

• Bath University (Britain)
• Birmingham University (Britain) Progressive Jewish Chaplaincy 
• Bristol University (Britain) • Cambridge University Jewish Society (Britain)
• Cambridge University Israel Society (Britain)
• Durham University Jewish Society (Britain)
• Edinburgh University Jewish Society (Britain)
• Imperial College of London Jewish Society
• University of Kent - Jewish Society (Britain)
• Lancaster University Jewish Society (Britain)
• Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan Jewish Societies (Britain)
• Northern Region Union of Jewish Students (Britain)
• Oxford University Jewish Society (Britain)
• Southampton University Jewish Society (Britain)
• Swansea University Jewish Society (Britain)
• Sheffield University Jewish Society
• St Andrews University Jewish Society
• University of Warwick Jewish Community Organisation
• Warwick University Jewish / Israel Society (Britain)
• York University Jewish Society (Britain)
• Brunel, UK 
• Liverpool, UK 
• Birmingham Jewish Society, UK 
• Brighton, UK
• Manchester, UK

• Conestoga College (Canada)
• University of Guelph- Jewish Student Association (Canada)
• Kitchener-Waterloo Jewish Student Union
• University of Ottawa Jewish Student Association (Canada)
• Ryerson Polytechnic University Jewish Student Association (Canada)
• University of Waterloo JSA (Canada)
• University of Western Ontario Jewish Student Union (Canada)
• Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)
• York University Jewish Student Federation (Canada)

• “Grandes Ecoles” Jews Association (AJGE) - French Language site
• Lyon, France
• Nice, France
• Paris - UEJP (graduate school of management) French Language site
• Toulouse, France

• • Jewish Student Union of Baden (LJSB), Heidelberg, Germany
• • Jewish Student Union of Bavaria (VJSB), Munich, Germany
• • Jewish Student Union of Berlin (JSB), Berlin, Germany
• • Jewish Student Union of Hessen (JJSH), Frankfurt, Germany

• • Jewish Student Union of Northern Germany (JONS), Hamburg, Germany

• • Jewish Student Union of Wuerttemberg (SVS), Stuttgart, Germany

• Georgetown Israel Alliance
• Hebrew Union College

South Africa:
• University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

• Jewish Community Stockholm

• Geneva
• Lausanne Union of Jewish Students (Switzerland) French Language site
• Laussane, Switzerland

United States of America:
• Atlanta YAD
• Bates College Jewish Cultural Community
• Brown Jewish Student Union
• Carnegie Mellon University - see Pittsburgh
• Chatham College - see Pittsburgh
• University of California, San Diego Union of Jewish Students
• Columbia University/Barnard College Jewish Student Union
• Duke University : Freeman Center for Jewish Life
• Duquense University - see Pittsburgh
• Emory Reform Jewish Students Committee
• Gratz College
• Hebrew Union College
• Johns Hopkins University Jewish Student Association
• University of Maryland Baltimore County Jewish Student Groups
• University of Michigan Law School, Jewish Student Union
• McCombs Jewish MBA Organization - Texas
• NYU Medical School Jewish Student Association
• Pizmon (Jewish Student Outreach through music)
• Reform Jewish College Students - Kesher
• Syracuse University Jewish Student Union
• University of Texas at Austin Chabad
• Yeshiva University
• Wolk Center for Jewish Deaf Students