Cornell University President Martha Pollock rejected the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) demands outright, while a law professor claims the goal isn’t really BDS but the destruction of Israel. For some strange reason, liberal fruitcakes like this law professor, William Jacobson, thinks it’s perfectly fine for Hamas to launch hundreds of missiles into Israel but pure evil for them to react.
Pollock on the other hand pointed out that the students and the professor were putting all the blame on Israel and none onto Hamas, a terrorist organization. She also said that there are plenty of controversial countries in the world and yet they only want to boycott Israel.
Cornell University President Martha Pollock rejected the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) demands of an anti-Israel coalition led by the Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) in a letter that also rebuked the group’s overall purpose.
Her response was prompted by a list of demands delivered by letter to Pollock in late February.
The demands demonized Israel, Cornell’s “active role” in perpetuating colonialism and continued work “with companies and institutions that facilitate the dispossession of the Palestinian people.”
“Moreover, it places all of the responsibility for an extraordinarily complex geopolitical situation on just one country and frequently conflates the policies of the Israeli government with the very right of Israel to exist as a nation, which I find particularly troublesome.”
“The divestment, boycott or sanction is not the goal. The goal is to delegitimize, demonize and dehumanize Israel and Zionism in furtherance of the goal of destroying Israel. So the purpose of campus BDS movements is not to obtain actual divestment, it’s to force student government and the campus to devote weeks to debating how bad Israel is — is it merely bad, or so bad that it should be boycotted, divested and sanctioned.”