Skip to comments.Anti-Israel sentiments force Virginia Bar to cancel trip to Jerusalem
Posted on 03/29/2015 5:58:02 AM PDT by SJackson
Prominent liberal lawyers accuse Obama of fanning anti-Israel fervor
By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Saturday, March 28, 2015
The Virginia State Bar Association has canceled a trip for its members to learn in Jerusalem later this year after some members campaigned against it, accusing Israel of unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices in how it ensures its border security.
The episode, confirmed in an email from Bar President Kevin Martingayle that was obtained by The Washington Times, is the latest example of the impact of an anti-Israel fervor that has swept across some parts of America in recent months as President Obama has feuded with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Certain members of the Virginia State Bar and other individuals have expressed objections to the VSBs plan to take the Midyear Legal Seminar trip in November to Jerusalem, Mr. Martingayle wrote in the email. It was stated that there are some unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices pertaining to border security that affect travelers to the nation. Upon review of U.S. State Department advisories and other research, and after consultation with our leaders, it has been determined that there is enough legitimate concern to warrant cancellation of the Israel trip and exploration of alternative locations.
Lanny J. Davis, a prominent Democratic lawyer in Washington, said he strongly disagreed with the Bars decision, adding that it was similar to a statement made by the presidents chief of staff, Denis McDonough, in seeming to conflate Israels right to defend itself as discrimination.
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Let’s face it: the time is coming when any Western nation that has border controls whatsoever will be accused of unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices. You either drink the Kool-aid or you will be ostracized.
Economic boycotts work both ways. Don’t do business with the attorneys that boycott Israel.
It’s scary when Lanny Davis is on the right side of an issue. Broke clock, squirrel nut.
Perhaps instead the Virginia Bar Association might study in Riyadh this year, and learn about Saudi Arabia's modern anti-discriminatory policies and practices toward women and infidels, and experience Saudi hospitality toward infidels in beautiful Mecca.
It is starting, folks. It is still early in America, but Israel is being de-ligitimized and next our owns Jews will be marginalized. Regardless of his reason for saying it, Joe Biden was right; the day is coming when Israel will be the only place left to go. May God have mercy upon us when American turns its back.
Well they learned something from Hitler ,Oh My
One of my students goes to a Conservative Synagogue.
When I was there last week there was a pamphlet on the table announcing a conference about “Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism on Today’s Campuses”.
I commented to the customer that I was thrilled to see the Jewish Community finally getting the message that this is a VERY REAL Problem! Of course, my customer was quite surprised that I knew anything about this.
I replied...’I know all about it! I am a regular reader and contributor to Free Republic”.
I wish I had photographed the SHOCK on her face! LOL!
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