Getting a drink of water at Harvard offends Palestinians

Harvard has stripped off labels from water and soda machines in their dining halls.  Not labels about the kind of soda.  But about where the machine is made.

Do you see where this is heading?

Made in Israel.  (Warning: graphic photo of soda machines made in Israel below.  May be offensive.)

Well, obviously, this must not stand.  Because, of course “Palestinian” students will be offended.  The term coined for this sort of thing, by the way, is “microaggression.”  Who knew that dispensing a glass of water could become an act whereby a person feels that a small act of aggression has been perpetrated upon him?  But hey, we are, after all, living in the Age of the Victim.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Following student group complaints and internal discussions, Harvard University Dining Services has decided to suspend purchases of appliances from a company involved in an international settlement dispute.

Until last April, HUDS had been purchasing water machines from a company recently acquired by SodaStream, an Israeli company that specializes in do-it-yourself soda and water machines. Sodastream’s main factory is located on the West Bank, a settlement at the heart of conflicts between Israel and Palestine regarding land ownership in the area. The company, which announced in October that it will move its factory to southern Israel, has drawn criticism and boycotts for its location in disputed territory.

Last fall, some members of the College Palestine Solidarity Committee and the Harvard Islamic Society noticed that the filtered water machines in certain dining halls had Sodastream labels on them. Citing discomfort with the machines and the potential of the machines to offend those affected by the Israel-Palestine conflict, the students emailed House masters and tutors to arrange a meeting with University officials to have the machines removed.

Rachel J. Sandalow-Ash ’15, a member of the Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance who attended some of the subsequent meetings, said that she believed that regardless of the University’s position, the machines and their association with the disputed territory could be offensive to Palestinian students.

“I think it is neither anti-Israel nor anti-Semite to take stand against the occupation,” she said. “These machines can be seen as a microaggression to Palestinian students and their families and like the University doesn’t care about Palestinian human rights.” She added that her views should not be construed as the official club stance on the issue. (snip)

Sandalow-Ash, who was present at the meeting, said that the discussion focused on the potential effects of the machines on the student body. While many students pushed for the removal of the machines, she said that at least one participant at the meeting argued that this move could be perceived as a University stance against Israel.

Following the discussions, HUDS agreed to remove SodaStream labels on current machines and purchase machines from other companies such as American firms EverPure and Crysalli in the future, according to HUDS spokesperson Crista Martin….

The Muslim march against Jews and America never sleeps.  That Jews join in that march is sick and incomprehensible.

Sandalow-Ash is one such Jew who appears to be on a mission to ensure the destruction of all things Jewish.  A couple of months ago she was involved in a gathering of students pushing Hillel to be an “open” organization, giddily talking about the need to include Palestinians in conversations about Israel.  Apparently, it’s not enough to generally pander to “Palestinians”; she’s actually zeroed in on helping Hillel lose its Jewish identity.  Sandalow-Ash is Exhibit A for what is so dreadfully and dangerously wrong with this generation of young people, with students on university campuses, and with so many Jews.

In any case, with our without the help of self-loathing Jews, the relentless stream of Muslim demands into every crack and corner of our society is one aspect of the war we are fighting.  Or I should say the war we need to fight.

The pressure these groups apply is highly organized, relentless, and often successful.  It is a form of jihad, and we should take every single one of these acts seriously.  Because they add up.  And they form a foundation for more aggressive action down the road.

Today it’s an inch.  Soon it will be a mile.  And soon 3,000 miles from coast to coast.

Stand up now and be counted.  The hour is getting late.

Hat tip: The Daily Caller

Harvard has stripped off labels from water and soda machines in their dining halls.  Not labels about the kind of soda.  But about where the machine is made.

Do you see where this is heading?

Made in Israel.  (Warning: graphic photo of soda machines made in Israel below.  May be offensive.)

Well, obviously, this must not stand.  Because, of course “Palestinian” students will be offended.  The term coined for this sort of thing, by the way, is “microaggression.”  Who knew that dispensing a glass of water could become an act whereby a person feels that a small act of aggression has been perpetrated upon him?  But hey, we are, after all, living in the Age of the Victim.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Following student group complaints and internal discussions, Harvard University Dining Services has decided to suspend purchases of appliances from a company involved in an international settlement dispute.

Until last April, HUDS had been purchasing water machines from a company recently acquired by SodaStream, an Israeli company that specializes in do-it-yourself soda and water machines. Sodastream’s main factory is located on the West Bank, a settlement at the heart of conflicts between Israel and Palestine regarding land ownership in the area. The company, which announced in October that it will move its factory to southern Israel, has drawn criticism and boycotts for its location in disputed territory.

Last fall, some members of the College Palestine Solidarity Committee and the Harvard Islamic Society noticed that the filtered water machines in certain dining halls had Sodastream labels on them. Citing discomfort with the machines and the potential of the machines to offend those affected by the Israel-Palestine conflict, the students emailed House masters and tutors to arrange a meeting with University officials to have the machines removed.

Rachel J. Sandalow-Ash ’15, a member of the Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance who attended some of the subsequent meetings, said that she believed that regardless of the University’s position, the machines and their association with the disputed territory could be offensive to Palestinian students.

“I think it is neither anti-Israel nor anti-Semite to take stand against the occupation,” she said. “These machines can be seen as a microaggression to Palestinian students and their families and like the University doesn’t care about Palestinian human rights.” She added that her views should not be construed as the official club stance on the issue. (snip)

Sandalow-Ash, who was present at the meeting, said that the discussion focused on the potential effects of the machines on the student body. While many students pushed for the removal of the machines, she said that at least one participant at the meeting argued that this move could be perceived as a University stance against Israel.

Following the discussions, HUDS agreed to remove SodaStream labels on current machines and purchase machines from other companies such as American firms EverPure and Crysalli in the future, according to HUDS spokesperson Crista Martin….

The Muslim march against Jews and America never sleeps.  That Jews join in that march is sick and incomprehensible.

Sandalow-Ash is one such Jew who appears to be on a mission to ensure the destruction of all things Jewish.  A couple of months ago she was involved in a gathering of students pushing Hillel to be an “open” organization, giddily talking about the need to include Palestinians in conversations about Israel.  Apparently, it’s not enough to generally pander to “Palestinians”; she’s actually zeroed in on helping Hillel lose its Jewish identity.  Sandalow-Ash is Exhibit A for what is so dreadfully and dangerously wrong with this generation of young people, with students on university campuses, and with so many Jews.

In any case, with our without the help of self-loathing Jews, the relentless stream of Muslim demands into every crack and corner of our society is one aspect of the war we are fighting.  Or I should say the war we need to fight.

The pressure these groups apply is highly organized, relentless, and often successful.  It is a form of jihad, and we should take every single one of these acts seriously.  Because they add up.  And they form a foundation for more aggressive action down the road.

Today it’s an inch.  Soon it will be a mile.  And soon 3,000 miles from coast to coast.

Stand up now and be counted.  The hour is getting late.

Hat tip: The Daily Caller