An American author behind a book on ‘wokeism poisoning young brains’ has blasted students blaming Israel for Hamas‘ deadly attack.
Bethany Mandel, who co-wrote Stolen Youth: How Radicals Are Erasing Innocence and Indoctrinating a Generation, hit out this morning at the student groups at Ivy league schools who are supporting the terrorist group’s actions.
Scores of students at the University of Washington and Georgetown University gathered to praise the terrorists, with a Harvard group blaming Israel for the attack.
The groups have asserted their support for Hamas following the assault that killed 1,300 Israelis and launched the region into a bloody war.
Speaking to Rachel Campos-Duffy on Fox and Friends, Mandel addressed footage of disturbing comments made at a pro-Palestinian protest at Baruch College in New York City where a young man told Fox News: ‘Hamas is violence but we have to understand that these people have been under occupation for 75 years.’
American author Bethany Mandel blasted students blaming Israel for Hamas’ deadly attack
The Palestine Solidarity Committee holding banners outside of Harvard University
The first space of the statement released by the Students for Justice in Palestine and a Jewish Voice for Peace out of Columbia University
Mandel labelled the growing number anti-Semitic remarks being echoed across college campuses ‘holocaust revisionism’.
‘We have foreign journalists on the ground in Israel who have seen these decapitated babies in person,’ she said.
‘They volunteered to go into these kubutzes and look at these bodies. There’s nothing at play here but holocaust revisionism, and this is no way possible for us to prove to them that there are dead babies who were massacred in their beds to these people.
‘They don’t care about Jewish lives, and the fact that this is happening on our elite campuses, the fact that these are supposedly the people who are the most educated in America, really speaks volumes to what we call “education in America”.’
Asked how much responsibility she believes the education system holds, Mandel said she wasn’t prepared to ‘give legal adults a pass here’.
‘They have the ability to open a computer or and look at these photos themselves,’ she said.
‘If they’re not able to process information, if they’re not able to understand that dozens of foreign journalists and the President of the United States have all fine independently confirmed that there were babies massacred, I don’t know how to prove it to them.
‘A lot of what I’m seeing, a lot of these interviews are idiot Marxist, leftist students. Of course there is a foreign element at play here, but there’s a lot of stupid white kids from Connecticut.’
Mandel says she believes some blame lies with the universities, but added: ‘These are adults who are excusing the massacre of civilians in their beds’.
When probed if it’s at all possible that they are getting their messaging wrong, and may actually disavow Hamas while also having sympathy for Palestinians, but Mandel doesn’t believe that’s the case.
Harvard organizations including college’s Amnesty International affiliate blame Israel for Hamas’ brutal terror attack
Pro-Israel students take part in a protest in support of Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza, at Columbia University in New York City
Speaking on Fox and Friends on Saturday morning, Mandel said groups of young people are ‘looking at everything through the Marxist point of view’
‘Organized on democratic principles to promote justice, human rights, liberation, & self-determination,’ is the group describes itself on Facebook
‘They’re putting images of the people who were flying in on paragliders and they’re calling them heroes, they’re calling them freedom fighters.
‘It is absolutely possible to say I deplore innocent life being lost on both sides, but you have to put the responsibility for that initially here on Hamas.’
It comes as Harvard University students released a statement accusing Israel of being ‘entirely responsible’ for the ‘unfolding violence’ in the region following Hamas’ surprise attack last weekend.
The stance was widely condemned including by former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers who wrote on X: ‘In nearly 50 years of @Harvard affiliation, I have never been as disillusioned and alienated as I am today.’
‘As long as you perpetuate this narrative, fighting will continue to break out until justice is achieved. Because nothing else is working,’ the coalition’s statement read.
‘As Columbia students, our classes regularly discuss the inevitability of resistance as part of the struggle for decolonization. We study under renowned scholars who denounce the fact that the media requires oppressed peoples to be ‘perfect victims’ in order to deserve sympathy.’
‘Yet not only does our institution neglect to align its actions with its ostensible values, but it actively normalizes Israeli apartheid and subjugation of Palestinians,’ the group went on.
A student organization from Columbia University then joined in the chorus of equivocation by calling the terrorism a ‘counter-offensive.’
Columbia students participate in a rally in support of Palestine at the university
Hamas militants launched an unprecedented surprise attack Saturday killing hundreds of Israeli civilians, and kidnapping others
Three female pro-Israel Columbia University students look solemn while taking part in a protest amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza
A shocking statement released Monday by the Justice in Palestine group at Columbia said that Hamas’ actions were a ‘counter-offensive against their settler-colonial oppressor.’
‘The weight of responsibility for the war and casualties undeniably lies with the Israeli extremist government and other Western governments,’ the statement, which was also signed by a group named Jewish Voice for Peace, read.
A group from Northwestern University, named Justice in Palestine, said that they ‘stand unwavering in our commitment to highlighting the profound injustices faced by the Palestinian people.’
The group also wrote that it is a ‘grievous miscarriage of justice to portray Palestinians as the aggressors in this occupation’ adding that it’s ‘morally untenable to portray Israel as the victim.’
Republican Josh Hawley has called for the Department of Justice to investigate pro-Palestine student groups on college campuses across the nation after they held anti-Israel protests.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12630421/author-book-wokeism-blasts-students-blaming-Israel-Hamas.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 American author Bethany Mandel who wrote book on ‘wokeism poisoning young brains’ blasts students blaming Israel for Hamas’ deadly attack and ‘cult’ colleges