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Jewish Student Barred From UCLA Campus by Antisemitic Hamas Supporters

United States: The recent incident at the University of California, Los Angeles, involving Eli Tsives, a Jewish student who was openly impeded by masked anti-Israel demonstrators, illustrates how deeply ingrained antisemitism has become in certain academic circles influenced by the radical ideologies of the “woke” left wing of the Democratic Party.

This troubling event is not isolated but rather a glaring manifestation of a perilous trend that jeopardizes not only Jewish students but also the fundamental principles of academic liberty and security.

Antisemitism, once universally condemned across the political spectrum, is now finding unsettling justifications under the guise of political discourse on Israel, particularly within factions associated with the progressive left. These factions, increasingly vocal within the Democratic Party, promote a radical critique of Israel that frequently veers into overt antisemitism.

They frequently denounce Israel, often echoing or endorsing narratives sympathetic to Hamas, a terrorist group dedicated to Israel’s destruction. This perilous rhetoric is not confined to extremist factions but is echoed by elected officials within the Democratic Party who wield significant influence and shape public opinion.

Humankind is facing a global challenge through the acceptance and normalization of such viewpoints inside the American political Party that holds such responsibility. It is not just alarming but a clear violation of the principles on which our country was founded Freedom of expression is a given but when used to club the idea of democracy and create violence, then it becomes a leader of violating democracy.

The delay in responding by campus security, which took place at UCLA, and the slow reaction of the university administration are the macroalgal metaphors drawing nationwide attention in the whole sphere of education. These changes are influenced by a “woke” ideology that prioritizes political correctness and radical activism over the safety and rights of individuals, particularly those in Jewish communities.

This incident should alert all who cherish freedom and democracy. The permissive attitude of some within the Democratic Party towards groups espousing antisemitic beliefs under the guise of “anti-Zionism” is not just a leadership failure; it is complicity in the resurgence of one of the oldest forms of hatred in the Western world. Such tolerance for antisemitism by elements of the Democratic Party, disguised as progressive human rights advocacy, is pure hypocrisy. It is an effort to legitimize bigotry and violence as “legitimate social protest.”

As conservatives, we must unequivocally condemn these trends. It is not enough that we vent our anger on the vicious and corrupt sectors among our academic institutions; we must also bring our political leaders to their feet and settle for nothing less than accountability. Moreover, antisemitism cannot be allowed to be accepted by societal norms of the community, which propagates fairness and justice. Protests by this group of students at UCLA are not just separate and harmless incidents. They also point a finger at politicians by suggesting their alleged ideas on the issue. It is evidence of a poisonous political environment that necessitates undertaking and completing the implied course of corrective action.

Each citizen must strictly take a stand against antisemitism and all anti-social struggles and actions without the distinction of his/her political preferences. Being at university, on city streets, or when simply running for office should not be a place of excluding others’ ideas or turning into a place of war where radical ideologies pursue to separate and destroy. Democratic Party, in the light of such messages, was required to measure itself carefully with the strong forces, prohibiting them or supporting them with all despite the electoral and social consequences of such moral failure. The moment for it is over; the issues are very grave, and the cost of putting forth it is quite enormous.

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