Harvard educates Tzipi Livni on anti-Semitism 101
Harvard educates Tzipi Livni on anti-Semitism 101

Turns out that left-leaning Israelis, or Jews from anywhere, get no favors and no special dispensation when traveling abroad.

No hugs no matter how many times they are prepared to further the “peace process.”

No kisses no matter how many times they are prepared the split the land for a “two state solution” as a reward for Arabs knifing Israeli civilians.

Tzipi Livni, once Israel’s foreign minister and cabinet member of the past, and still among the strongest voices of the Israeli left, found that out the hard way.

Or to be exact, she found it out the Harvard way, because it was at Harvard some days ago that someone, during a Q and A session, asked her about her being “a smelly Jew,” which shocked everybody who does not know what’s going on at campus these days, but surprised nobody who knows the score.

Livni was there with Dennis Ross at yet another one of the confabs meant to revive the “peace process” and bring “all sides together.”

All sides, it appears, did condemn the slur that came from a student who’s been identified, by name, as a leader of Harvard’s “Arab community””

The administration condemned it, the student body condemned it, and the HarvardLaw Record produced a beautiful editorial condemning it – but a slur is a slur and tough to take back, though apparently this particular “leader of Harvard’s Arab community” made a half-hearted attempt to say he was maybe sorry.

No, this is not your father’s campus anymore. This campus, whether Harvard or elsewhere, now belongs to “leaders of the Arab community.”
He really did not mean what he said. He wants peace. Tzipi Livni certainly wants peace, and that is why so many leftists attend these conferences.

They travel along the campus circuit expecting to find friendship as one leftist to another and sometimes they do get some of that love, but mostly they find BDS and SJP stormtroopers, and find out that the American campus is not the same campus that educated Dear Old Dad -- as we’ve been alerting and prophesying in this book that’s being banned for being too true.

No, this is not your father’s campus anymore. This campus, whether Harvard or elsewhere, now belongs to “leaders of the Arab community.”

For Livni and other member of the left, it must come as a surprise that no amount of goodwill can soften the hearts of people stricken by bigotries old and new.

The left has yet to figure this out, that regardless of their peace offerings, and promises to behave differently from the right, anti-Semitism makes no distinction between the good, the bad, and the ugly. There it is, up close, personal and in your face for any Jew who thinks there is a time for reasoning.

Not with these people who’ve taken over our campuses, as Ms. Livni found out to her chagrin.

Apologies? Yes, Harvard was quick to apologize, but it keeps happening at Harvard and throughout the landscape, the slurs and then the apologies.

No deal, no dice because trash talk, like the one we just heard, defines the nature of a person; explains to us less about what he says, but more about what he is.

Words are easy to change. A person’s character is not. We know who you are, and it is too late to take that back.

Ditto the mood all across the board. Alan Dershowitz, Larry Summers and Richard Cravatts can tell you more anywhere along Google, about the new mood of intolerance on campus that’s become the norm nationwide and worldwide with administrators, faculty and student bodies serving as accomplices, as Jewish kids and Jewish speakers keep being targeted.

First, according to the trend, they talk the trash, and next they apologize.

Apologize until you’re blue in the face.

But it won’t be accepted or acceptable until you change your stripes.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the international classic “Indecent Proposal” now followed by the prophetic newsroom thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com