“Banning hummus” sounds like a headline from The Onion. But the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) movement is a serious effort to destroy the Jewish State. Under the guise of “Justice for Palestine,” all the usual bad-actor left-wing groups have jumped on the bandwagon.
But I would advise the Swarthmore Queer Union (SQU) to do some research before claiming that “queer and trans liberation cannot take place without Palestinian liberation as well.” They will find that gay men from Gaza and the West Bank escape to Tel Aviv to seek asylum, to avoid being slaughtered by their own families…for being gay.
Via Campus Reform.
Students at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania are calling for their president to take Sabra Hummus out of campus stores, citing the company’s ties to Israel.
A petition created by the Swarthmore Students for Justice Palestine (SJP) chapter states that the reason for protesting Sabra Hummus is because the company is “owned by the Strauss Group, a multinational corporation that invests in, financially supports, and even sends care packages to the Golani Brigade of the Israeli armed forces.”….
The petition says it is “morally unacceptable” for Swarthmore to sell Sabra Hummus, arguing that by doing so the school is supporting “the international human rights violations of the Golani Brigade and Israeli Apartheid at large.”
Leaving no room for ambiguity, it adds that “by selling Sabra, Swarthmore is an accessory to the occupation of Palestine,” calling on Swarthmore President Valerie Smith to “affirm the dignity of Palestinian life, recognize the illegal occupation of Palestinian land, and deshelve all current Sabra products and end their future sale at Swarthmore College.”….
Swarthmore Students for Israel (SSI), on the other hand, strongly opposed the effort to ban Sabra Hummus.
“We, Swarthmore Students for Israel, firmly denounce the recent efforts to ban Sabra products from being sold on Swarthmore’s campus,” the group declared on its Facebook page. “The BDS movement is an effectively antisemitic (sic) movement which seeks to delegitimize and ultimately eliminate the State of Israel.”….