People in the SJP chapter at Vassar, however, were not pleased. One tweet objected to the kind of people who came to his talk:
I have never seen so many older white people packed into a room than at 'the case for israel' event. What could it all mean?I followed a link from Jacobson's blogpost to the Tumblr for the Vassar SJP - SJP Vassar College - and found some very disturbing posts. While the blog claims that anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism, two posts not only blurred the line between them, but stepped right over into blatant antisemitism.
— SJP Vassar (@SJPVassar) May 6, 2014
One of them is a quote taken from a deeply racist and antisemitic magazine, the Occidental Quarterly:
Founded in 2001 by Chicago millionaire publishing scion William H. Regnery, the Charles Martel Society publishes The Occidental Quarterly (TOQ), a racist journal devoted to the idea that as whites become a minority "the civilization and free governments that whites have created" will be jeopardized. Its editors and advisory board members have constituted a "Who's Who" of the radical right, and its regular publication of extremists' articles has made it a favorite among academic racists in America.If the Vassar SJP claims not to be antisemitic, why on earth are they publishing articles from the Occidental Quarterly?
Another post is a cartoon claiming that the Israelis are wreaking a Holocaust upon the people of Gaza. It's a common antisemitic theme to compare Israeli treatment of the Palestinians with the Nazi Holocaust.
UPDATE - see next post for another example of an article from a white nationalist source on the SJP Vassar twitter feed, this time from a Tumblr blog named neonationalist. The blog's motto is "I have no white guilt."