Dec. 2, 2015
1. After refusing to answer a 13-year-old Shachar Rabinovitch’s questions about horses because she’s Israeli, ex-Cambridge academic Marsha Levine dug herself a deeper hole justifying the rude treatment. Levine’s fresh quotes to the Jewish Chronicle andDaily Telegraph poured more fuel on the fire. The Daily Mail, Times of London, and other UK papers picked up on the story. And Brendan O’Neill penned a withering response:
Some people claim Ms Levine’s batty smackdown of a schoolgirl was an extreme act, a case of a BDS acolyte taking the Israel-avoidance thing too far.
In truth, it has exposed the rotten heart of a movement that fancies itself as progressive but is in fact driven by bigotry. . .
And now, even Israeli children are being shunned, shamed, told they aren’t fit to engage with us decent Europeans. You know who else thought certain children were legitimate targets for prejudicial fury and punishment? Do I have to say it?