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Student Asks Professor for Letter to Study Abroad in Israel. The Professor’s Response is Coming Under Fire.

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A professor for the University of Michigan is finding himself embroiled in quite the controversy after allowing his anti-Semitism to show by now writing a recommendation letter for a student who wanted to study abroad in Israel.

The professor originally agreed to pen the letter, then later changed his mind on the matter. Now, John Cheney-Lippold, is being publicly denounced for his actions by students, faculty, activists, and even lawmakers.

Looks like this man made a really, really bad decision.

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Cheney-Lippold told the Michigan Daily that his boycott was a personal stance. “I support the boycott because I support solidarity,” he said. “I follow the idea that people who are being discriminated against or people who need help…. I feel compelled to help them. I was following a call by representatives of Palestinian civil society to boycott Israel in a very similar tactical frame as South Africa. The idea is that I support communities who organize themselves and ask for international support to achieve equal rights, freedom and to prevent violations of international law.”

In response to being accused of anti-Semitism, Cheney-Lippold said, “the perennial claim of anti-Semitism I fully deny.” He added: “I have no bad will against the student, and I would have very gladly written a letter for any other graduate program or study abroad.”

He continued: “As a professor, I’m not just a machine writing things for people. I have opinions and even though a letter of recommendation is about the student, a lot of thought goes into them. It’s not a blank check where I’m signing for them to go to any place they want, it is a dialogue. It’s what the University is about, talking through differences and really figuring out where each other stands, not expecting something or assuming something, but really trying to get into what is the key difference.”

In a statement on their website, Michigan said “the university has consistently opposed any boycott of Israeli institutions of higher education,” adding, “injecting personal politics into a decision regarding support for our students is counter to our values and expectations as an institution.”

“No academic department or any other unit at the University of Michigan has taken a stance that departs from this long-held university position.”

Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, took to Twitter to deliver his critique of the professor and his boycott, calling his actions unacceptable.

“A student striving to learn and further their education should never be a victim of personal bias,” he wrote. “The University needs to publicly clarify it opposes the academic boycott of Israel.”

The radical left in this country, which has found a home on the campuses of our universities and colleges, has a real chip on its shoulder when it comes to the nation of Israel.

While much of this probably has something to do with the roots of progressivism being similar to those grounded in racist ideologies like Nazism, a good chunk of the anti-Israel sentiment in America is due to a clouded view of Israel as a colonialist nation who is evicting the Palestinians from land that they think rightfully belongs to them.

This isn’t the truth, at all, but facts have never gotten in the way of liberal thinking in the past, so why start now?

The land was rightfully Israel’s, and that’s why they returned to it. Maybe one day the left will get a clue.

Source: Daily Wire

 

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Woman Rips MAGA Hat From Man’s Head, Then Claims SHE Is the Victim [Details]

How in the world does she figure?

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If a person snatches the MAGA hat from your head, who is at fault? That should be rhetorical.

According to a woman who did just that, she is the victim.

It’s getting to the point where you really can’t even make this stuff up anymore.

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A woman who ripped off a man’s “Make America Great Again” hat at a Mexican restaurant says she wanted retribution for years of discrimination.

On Feb. 15th, Bryton Turner was eating at Casa Vallarta Mexican Restaurant in Falmouth, Mass., when a Brazilian woman, not being named by police, snatched off his red MAGA hat.

“Went out with some friends trying to enjoy some dinner and drinks when this ignoramus randomly tried to hit my hat off and started yelling at me…” Turner wrote on Facebook, sharing two videos. “I wasn’t going to press charges but in front of four cops she did it again so now she’s going to jail.”

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Yahoo Lifestyle couldn’t reach the woman for comment. “I had a little bit to drink maybe that’s the reason that I couldn’t walk away but being discriminated for so many times in my life, I just had to stand up for myself,” she told Boston 25 News. “He’s not a victim. I am the victim. I have been bullied, OK?”

Check out the video posted by Bryton Turner, showing the woman snatching his hat…

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Despite taking the time to fly to the Middle East to spend Christmas with the troops, President Trump and First Lady Melania were mocked by CNN and the like.

Go figure, right?

Melania wore the wrong boots.

Donald, well, was Donald. That’s always enough to set the MSM off in and of itself.

The worst part is that CNN blasted 45 for signing MAGA hats for the troops despite there being no rule against it.

What’s worse is that Obama signed Obama-type stuff for the troops back in the day, and the mainstream media was dead silent.

There’s a word for that.

It’s called hypocrisy.

From Daily Wire:

As noted by Joe Concha at The Hill, “The worst kind of bias is the bias of omission. And what’s missing from this report is precedent as it pertains to President Obama who, as a candidate, signed memorabilia for U.S. service members overseas in July 2008. Not a hint of criticism followed.”

SFGate reported on the Obama trip to Afghanistan at the time, though they never highlighted the signing of memorabilia by Mr. Obama.

Michelle did it, too:

CNN owes Trump a big apology.

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Ocasio-Cortez Trolled for the Second Time After NEW Billboard Goes Up In NYC

And boom goes the dynamite!

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Self-described Democrat Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fought hard to make sure Amazon would not build a new headquarters in New York.

She celebrated after the company decided to pull out.

A couple of days ago, a billboard went up in Times Square lambasting the freshman lawmaker for her actions.

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LOOK:

AOC saw the billboard.

She figured she had to respond.

She sent a tweet calling the sign “wack”:

The people behind the billboard saw AOC’s response.

They decided to go after her one more time…

Check this out, per Daily Wire:

Job Creators Network put up a second billboard that stated: “Hey AOC, Saw your wack tweet.”

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The criticism of Ocasio-Cortez “comes after Ocasio-Cortez vigorously defended her role in sinking Amazon’s move to New York City on Tuesday in the face of bipartisan criticism,” Fox News reported. “The freshman Democratic New York congresswoman has faced days of criticism from normally friendly media voices and fellow Democrats over her role in Amazon’s decision to pull back from building a $2.5 billion campus in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.”

New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio had to correct Ocasio-Cortez for incorrectly thinking that “the $3 billion in tax breaks that were going to go to Amazon still existed after Amazon pulled out of NYC,” The Daily Wire reported.

And boom goes the dynamite!

Ocasio-Cortez believes she was born “privileged.”

Because she was born in the USA? Because she was born into wealth?

Nope. It’s ecause she was born straight.

WATCH:

While attacking former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who may run as an Independent for president in 2020, AOC wound up with egg all over her face.

See her tweet:

Pretty rude, right?

The problem is that Ocasio-Cortez clearly has no clue about Howard’s background.

-Schultz was born on July 19, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York. In an interview with Bloomberg, he said growing up in the projects — “loosely described as the other side of the tracks”

-He experienced poverty at an early age. When Schultz was 7 years old, his father broke his ankle while working as a truck driver picking up and delivering diapers. At the time, his father had no health insurance or worker’s compensation, and the family was left with no income.

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Schultz isn’t exactly a conservative, but he has been ripping AOC and Senator Elizabeth Warren like he’s getting paid to do it.

This is how some Dems reacted after learning Schultz might run in 2020:

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