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2010, Arab, Omar Shakir still struggled w/ "apartheid" slur, pushed it as 'strategy,' now's abusing HRW position

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In 2010, Arab, Omar Shakir still struggled with "apartheid" slur, pushed it as 'strategy,' now's abusing HRW position

Ophir Dayan: 'Shakir expulsion: The upper court is an important boundary mark.' Israrl Hayom, November 9, 2019:

Shakir, who took up his current position in 2016, has been involved and invested in the Israeli-Arab conflict since his days as a student. While studying at Stanford University, he was president of the university's anti-Israel group, and even submitted a boycott proposal on behalf of Israel on its behalf, calling for the university to withdraw its investments from companies doing business in Israel. Even then, in 2013, members of the Student Council claimed that his remarks were full of "historical inaccuracies" and that they were an "attack on Israel in disguise." Upon graduation he began working at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he represented a professor fired from the University of Illinois for tweets such as "Scores have turned anti-Semitism from something terrible to something respectable since 1948."

His hobby at the time was, by the way, lecturing at events of "Students of Justice in Palestine," one of the most extremist anti-Israel student organizations, who argue that the Palestinian state should cover the entire territory of Israel. From the beginning of its activity until today, he presents Israel as an apartheid state that carries out ethnic cleansing."


In 2010 Omar Shakir's advocating for label apartheid In 2010 while admitting it's tough, it's not the same as South Africa, because of such as voting rights for Arabs... but the strategy is effective, good to stabdul to defenders of Israel...

The source is the Arab:

"BDS in the USA, 2001-2010."
Noura Erakat In: 255 (Summer 2010):

According to Omar Shakir, a founding member of the group who is now at Georgetown, the Stanford students wanted to make apartheid central to demonstrate the power disparity inherent in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and move beyond the language of "two sides," which can imply that Israel and the Palestinians have equal resources to draw upon. When campus opposition focused on the asymmetry between the South African and Palestinian cases, however, Shakir and his colleagues dropped the framework and focused instead on divestment criteria, including disparate treatment of Israel's non-Jewish Arab citizens. The method here was to describe the violation rather than call it by name. "In the beginning," Shakir comments, "the opposition focused on apartheid more than our goal of divestment....

We liked the way we did it because we could pick and choose; we weren't wedded to apartheid."

The apartheid framework is both a blessing and a burden. On the one hand, because the South African experience is so well known and so roundly condemned, mere mention of apartheid forces pro-Israel advocates to defend an entrenched system of racial discrimination and oppression rather than rally support for Israel's security. On the other hand, the two cases are far from identical. No South African blacks were allowed to vote or participate in government, as are Palestinian citizens in Israel. ... Notwithstanding ... differences, in the BDS movement there is general consensus that the apartheid framework is effective, especially in the symbolic realm. As Lisa Taraki, a Birzeit University professor and PACBI steering committee member, comments, "All historic analogies are fraught with problems, but in this case...I think That activists deploy the "A-word"...


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apartheid slur

Fact Sheet on Omar Shakir's BDS Campaigns ยป ngomonitor.
https://www.ngo-monitor. org/fact-sheet-on-omar-shakirs-bds-campaigns

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Human Rights Watch's Apartheid Report: Unsurprising Propaganda and False Lies,

And that's the little problem with him. The big problem is his big resonance in the international press, eager for any indictment against Israel.

Shlomi Ben-Meir, Presspectiva, 09.05.21.
... according to the report, there is (almost) nothing Israel can do to not be considered an apartheid state in the eyes of HRW. Even if it withdraws from all territories, establishes a Palestinian state and removes restrictions over the Gaza Strip, the stain will continue to accompany it...



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Michelle Boorstein: "Jewish American groups appeal to Biden White House after string of antisemitic attacks related to Israel." Washington Post, 21, 2021.

Near Miami, a family was assaulted as they walked in Bal Harbour on Tuesday. The Orgen family was visiting from New Jersey when a car of people yelling "Free Palestine" and, "We're going to rape your wife,"...since May 8 and that the ADL this week reported finding 17,000 tweets between May 7 and May 14 with variations of the words: "Hitler was right."... Rubin, who handled Jewish outreach for Bernie Sanders's 2020 presidential campaign, said the current level of vitriol in the United States against Jews is higher than he's ever seen it. He pointed to an increased use of the term "apartheid" by progressive politicians and the appearance of White nationalists in the Palestinian cause...
"There is language being used to describe Israel that is heading us on a path to arguments about delegitimization, that Israel should not exist, that the issue is that it exists," said Rubin, executive director of the American Jewish Congress. "Words are being used about Israel that are incredibly unsettling to the Jewish community that go further, and in a direction that makes the community feel very vulnerable. And that vulnerability is not a good place to be..

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