In 2016, Allyn Gibson, a member of the family that owns an off-campus bakery and convenience store, followed and tried to stop a student from nearby Oberlin College with a fake ID who had shoplifted two bottles of wine. The student, joined by two others, proceeded to beat Gibson severely until the police arrived and arrested all three. As the students were black, charges of racism—belied by all available evidence—immediately surfaced on campus against both the police and the bakery. School administrators then incited a mob of students against the business—founded by the Gibson family in 1895—and ceased the college’s own purchases of its products, encouraging others to do the same.
Oberlin College’s Reprehensible Attack on a Local Bakery Is Part of a Larger Pattern That Includes the Coddling of Anti-Semites
Now Is the Time for the Gulf States to Make Peace with Israel
In the event that Joe Biden wins the upcoming presidential elections, there is a good chance that the U.S. will revert to the Obama-era policy of realignment with Iran, and to distancing itself from traditional Middle Eastern allies like Saudi Arabia. Richard Goldberg argues that Riyadh, along with the United Arab Emirates, can buy itself some security by establishing official relations with Jerusalem: