Should Israel Be Grateful for Anti-Semites?
Times of Israel
...At Columbia University, I have often felt defenseless without a weapon of my own. During Apartheid Week, I walked past a cardboard poster featuring a child throwing a rock with the slogan, “Revenge will be the laughter of our children.” I approached the demonstrators and asked what they implied by “revenge.” They replied, “It’s taken from when the Irish fought against the British.” My face flushed and I began to shake. “Do you mean when the Irish committed terror attacks? Are you talking about the IRA?!” I was answered with a scoff, “Terror is a bias.” I walked back to my dormitory understanding that Jewish, unarmed civilians maimed by rocks, random gunshots, and hurled insults are not validated by their injustice. ...