Did you know that this week (March 1-7) has been designated Israel Apartheid Week? It began five years ago with a university in Canada, which spent the week condemning Israel for atrocities against the Palestinians, and engaging in apartheid a la South Africa. Seriously! I believe this week is chosen every year because it is the week Purim is to begin. What irony – Purim, the holiday commemorating God’s deliverance of the Jews from the hatred of Haman in the Persian Empire, at the hands of Queen Esther. Now the enemies of Israel have turned it into a time to inflame hatred against Israel once again.
The movement has spread to hundreds of universities world wide. This is another reason we either need to see reformation in our colleges, or bypass them altogether for higher education. If you are aware of a university in your area engaging in demonstrations against Israel, go and add your voice of support for Israel. Find a way to bless a Jewish student organization at your university this week of all weeks, so our brothers of Judah know they are not alone, and do not have to bear this hatred alone.
Update: This blog has a great roundup of information on Israel Apartheid Week, as well as an excellent pro- Israel blog roll.