[Marxism] Stanford SJP shuts down Palestinian refugee event, falsely blames it on Alison Weir

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 15:06:49 MDT 2016


It appears the Paul whom Alison mentions is Paul Larudee, a manic pro-Assad
organizer.

On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 4:31 PM, A.R. G via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Hi Jeff,
>
> Given that you generally ignore evidence related to this issue, I don't
> think it would matter, but as for everyone else, yes I am speaking with the
> Nakba survivor on the tour and we'll probably be releasing some statements
> in their own words about what happened. Stanford SJP is lying out their
> ass.
>
> On Sunday, April 10, 2016, Jeff via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu>
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> > At 20:00 09-04-16 -0400, A.R. G via Marxism wrote:
> > >
> > >SJP shut down an event featuring an 85-year-old Nakba Survivor, one of
> two
> > >people who have spent their entire lives in a refugee camp in Lebanon.
> Now
> > >they are claiming -- falsely -- because Alison Weir (remember her
> > ><
> >
> https://louisproyect.org/2015/06/25/the-jewish-voice-for-peace-attack-on-alison-weir-jvp-loses-its-balance-2/
> > >?)
> > >was in the audience.
> > >
> >
> > On the face of it, stopping a Palestinian survivor from speaking on the
> > basis of that person's views is inexcusable. However Amith has presented
> no
> > evidence that:
> >
> > >Stanford SJP is lying. It had nothing to do with Alison Weir and
> > everything
> > >to do with the fact that one of the speakers wanted to question Israel's
> > >right to exist as a regime
> >
> > If Amith has some evidence to that effect, he hasn't shared it with us. I
> > went to the website of SJP Stanford and found nothing to the effect that
> > they supported  "Israel's right to exist as a regime" let alone that they
> > would prevent a Palestinian from speaking who did challenge that
> non-right.
> >      https://sjp.stanford.edu/about/
> >
> > So we've only heard one side of this story, from the single link Amith
> gave
> > us to the statement of the Free Palestine Movement which itself doesn't
> > make
> > any accusation as outrageous as Amith has made ostensibly on their
> behalf.
> >
> >
> >
> http://freepalestinemovement.org/2016/04/07/why-was-the-nakba-tour-canceled-at-stanford/
> >
> > Having heard one side regarding this incident, I suspect that a more
> > thorough report of this matter would reveal otherwise. I would suspect
> (but
> > granted, can't say for sure) that it DID have everything to do with
> Alison
> > Weir and her right-wing backers through which she is (at the very least)
> > connected to antisemitism. It is not at all unusual for antisemites to be
> > excluded from a pro-Palestinian event for the very reasons we have
> > discussed
> > previously and which I don't think are controversial (at least among
> > leftists).
> >
> > In that regard, I can only note that SJP has been involved in a struggle
> to
> > defend its legitimacy within the University of California system (which
> > doesn't formally include Stanford) on the very basis of their
> anti-zionism
> > being a form of antisemitism:
> >
> >
> >
> http://sjpwest.org/2016/03/27/sjp-west-relieved-that-uc-regents-affirmed-legitimacy-of-anti-zionism-looks-forward-to-continuing-to-grow-movement-for-palestinian-rights/
> >
> > So, again making an educated guess, it might be that the domination of an
> > event (at least in terms of the literature available there) by a
> right-wing
> > organization connected to antisemitism would have undercut that very
> > campaign for legitimacy undertaken by SJP. The SJP, like most Palestinian
> > organizations, has nothing to do with antisemitism and struggles against
> > the
> > use of the charge of antisemitism to attack and discredit the
> Palestinian's
> > struggle for liberation.
> >
> > If Amith has any actual evidence to his claim or can refute what I have
> > written I suspect to be true, then I await his reply. However I have no
> > interest in rehashing the formalistic claims by Alison Weir to oppose
> > antisemitism, let alone the notion that her right-wing organization
> doesn't
> > accept and embrace antisemites.
> >
> > - Jeff
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> >
> http://freepalestinemovement.org/2016/04/07/why-was-the-nakba-tour-canceled-at-stanford/
> > >
> > >Alison Weir had nothing to do with the event...
> > >
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