In 2016, a talk by an Israeli activist at University College London was met by a violent protest; eventually police had to escort the participants to safety, past a jeering mob. Such happenings have become commonplace on British campuses, where anti-Israel sentiment runs high. No small amount of responsibility belongs to the BBC, which dominates reporting and consistently paints a distorted picture of events in the Middle East. But, writes Tamara Berens, there are other causes as well:
How British Universities Fell into the Clutches of the Anti-Israel Movement
The Woman behind a Notorious Suicide Bombing Walks Free. Will America See That She Is Punished?
On August 9, 2001, Ahlam Tamimi and Izz al-Din Shuheil al-Masri traveled from the West Bank to Jerusalem, where Masri detonated himself in a Sbarro’s pizzeria, killing seven children and eight adults, and injuring scores. When the two passed through an Israeli checkpoint earlier that day, they appeared to be a young couple; had Masri been alone, police almost certainly would have stopped him and discovered the deadly bomb in his guitar case. Tamimi was arrested shortly thereafter and sentenced to life in prison. Ten years later, she was among the 1,027 Palestinian prisoners exchanged for the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. She now resides in Jordan.