Sunday, May 11, 2014

SJP Vassar "apologizes"

Vassar SJP has posted this statement on its Tumblr blog:

This is what I wrote in response:

To be clear, my problem with SJP Vassar is not only that they use material from racists and antisemites. My problem with them is that they don't think the state of Israel should exist. This conclusion is clear from reading their Tumblr blog, their Twitter feed, and their Facebook page.  They just posted several stories about the Nakba - one of them with the slogan "OVER 60 YEARS OF ISRAEL ETHNIC CLEANSING AND PALESTINIAN STILL RESISTANCE." I don't know what they think should happen - none of their published articles states what their vision for the future is - but their analysis of the past is that the state of Israel should never have been established.


  1. I totally get it. When Party A does something outrageous, and Party B points it out, it is not an apology for Party A to say, "Sorry you're so sensitive." Sensitivity isn't the issue, Party A's behavior is. It's a pretty common tactic, unfortunately, to make Party B the problem.

  2. It is a rather poor non-apology.

    SJP at Vassar are not sorry, just sorry they were caught.