Anti-Semitism: UCLA Student Board Bars a Jew For Being a Jew
Anti-Semitism is now accepted. Jews got a good run after the war. But the USA is now once again rife with anti-Semitism.
The video below show UCLA’s student council examining Rachel Beyda’s appliction for a role on the university’s judicial board. She is good enough. She is qualified enough. But, you know, she’s a Jew.
Says one judge:
“I just worry about her affiliations… [she is] a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community.”
Hay, it’s not anti-Semitism, dummy, it’s all about Izzzzzzzrael:
Fabienne Roth, Manjot Singh, Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed and Sofia Moreno Haq all raised concerns about confirming Beyda’s appointment to UCLA’s student government judicial board. Roth pointed to an example case from last May and argued that two students who had gone on sponsored trips to Israel should not have been allowed to vote on a resolution that involved targeting Israel with Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions measures.
Ah, the BDS movement that seeks to silence Israeli academics, censor individual academic freedom and so delegitimate the state of Israel.
It is pathetic. And it is often anti-Semitic in intent.
“My issue is, I’m going to be upfront about it, I think she’s pretty great. She’s smart, she like knows her stuff, she’s like probably going to be a really great lawyer. But I’m like not going to pretend this isn’t about conflict of interest. … It’s not her fault … but she’s part of a community that’s very invested in USAC (Undergraduate Students Association Council). … Even if she’s the right person for the job.”
“I’m not 100 percent comfortable. I don’t know why. I’ll go through her application again. I’ve been going through it constantly, but I definitely can see that she’s qualified for sure.”
Hmm. It’s a puzzler.
Ms. Beyda did not get the job.
Rachel Frenklak writes:
Rachel was asked to leave the room for council discussion. What followed was a disgusting 40 minutes of what can only be described as unequivocal anti-Semitism during which some of our council members resorted to some of the oldest accusations against Jews, including divided loyalties and dishonesty.
Update: after the futore, she got the job.