Palestinians and the Arabs

This past Friday, April 13, I attended a small gathering at the University of Toledo campus entitled "Israel:  Democracy or Apartheid State?," sponsored by the local chapter of the notorious Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).  The guest speaker was Josh Ruebner, policy director for the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights.  It proved to be an educational experience. The audience of around 30 people included primarily SJP members, with a few other curious, if sympathetic, students and non-students.  Also present was Mike Galbraith, who is running as a Democrat for the 5th Congressional District (my district).  When I arrived before the meeting began, Mr. Galbraith was engaged in a friendly and animated discussion with Mr. Ruebner. The talk initially centered on recent events in Gaza.  Mr. Ruebner went on in great detail about gross violations of human rights allegedly carried out by Israeli forces in...(Read Full Post)