University of North Carolina (UNC) Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz repeatedly placates the Jewish community, as when he claimed to be "heartbroken and deeply offended" by the antisemitic, anti-Israel, Gaza conference hosted by UNC, for example. Even when the Department of Education became involved, no meaningful action was taken by UNC. Guskiewicz continues to spout empty words, although this may become moot since his departure to Michigan State University seems imminent.
On Friday, November 17, we witnessed pro-Hamas UNC students gathering at the Wilson Library, chanting slogans and waving signs condemning Israel for defending itself in a war started in a barbaric, surprise assault by Hamas that included beheading children, gang rapes, burning people alive, and taking hostages ranging in age from infants to elders.
Our community has been devastated by the horrific Hamas Islamic terrorist attacks against Israelis on October 7th. The assaults were planned over several years as “Palestinians” working for and with Jews in Israel tortured and killed the men, women and children they had come to know.
Photo: Former Israeli prime minister, Naftali Bennett, speaks at Duke University, March 22, 2023 In our new world order, a small, very aggressive and vocal minority of university students can decide what all their fellow students do–and do not–get to hear. Listening to a variety of information and opinions, formerly […]
Photo: Anti-Israel protesters attack pro-Israel counter-protesters in Raleigh, NC on May 13, 2023 What does Jew-hatred feel like? A punch in the gut. Literally. Let me explain. On May 13, a “Nakba” rally was held in Raleigh, N.C. It was one of many such rallies held around the USA. These events […]
Caption: Steve Schewel (center) with an anti-Israel candidate Nida Allam (left), and city council member Javiera Caballero, who supported the 2018 BDS resolution Some Antisemitism Bull in Durham Why would a synagogue invite an antisemitism promulgator onto a panel to instruct the community about antisemitism? Why invite a person who […]
It’s Time to Show Compassion for Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands While the gnashing of teeth over claimed loss of Muslim Arab (“Palestinian”) land is relentless, one is hard pressed to find anything close to compassion for Jewish refugees from Arab lands. Many don’t realize that Jews lived in Iran […]
A Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) Article Reminds Us That Jews Should Fight For Jewish Lives Many people are familiar with the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and more recently, Shireen Abu Akleh. However, few people know of Doris Yahbas, Moshe Kravitsky, Lora Yitzhak and Menachem Yehezkel, who were run […]
NCCI was heartened to learn that Democrats concerned about three antisemitic resolutions would be forming a new North Carolina Jewish Democrats (NCJD) caucus. We thought the cavalry was coming to protect Jews from antisemitism in the party. We were wrong. Ghettoization and Other Antisemitic Tropes To provide background, in June, […]