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The Divestment Crusade Against Israel

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In this episode of New Ideal Live, Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo discuss the ongoing anti-Israel campus protests and analyze the demand that universities divest from Israel.

Among the topics covered:

  • How the divestment crusade is animated by hatred of Israel, not concern for the Palestinians;
  • The dishonest claim that Israel practices apartheid;
  • How the protesters whitewash Hamas’ vicious treatment of homosexuals;
  • Why Christianity is the root of the celebration of Palestinian weakness and the hatred of Israeli prosperity;
  • The US government’s outrageous financial support for corrupt organizations;
  • Why the violation of Palestinians’ rights by some fanatical Jews doesn’t amount to apartheid.

Recommended in this podcast are Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and her essays “For the New Intellectual” and “The Age of Envy,” Peter Schwartz’s “Hamas and the Tyranny of Need,” and Journo’s book What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

The podcast was recorded on May 8, 2024. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here.

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Ricardo Pinto

Ricardo Pinto, BA in philosophy, is a junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute.

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