Friday, April 22, 2016
- Friday, April 22, 2016
- Elder of Ziyon
PEN America, a group dedicated to free speech, is holding a World Voices Festival next week in New York City.
The haters and bigots have come out in force against the group because the Consulate General of Israel in New York is one of their many sponsors, as some authors are Israeli.
Yes, this is what is bothering them.
So there are hysterical articles and petitions trying to threaten and pressure the group to drop their accepting dirty Zionist money (in the name of human rights, of course.) They are insulting the leaders at PENAmerica. The usual crowd of anti-Israel writers are boycotting the festival.
A group even met with PEN America's director where she reportedly gave them credit for having "legitimate concerns" while politely turning down their demands.
The haters are playing a long game. This has gone on for a few years and PEN America has not caved. But by meeting with the hate groups and pretending that their position of boycotting anyone who has anything to do with the Jewish state has legitimacy is a worrying development.
The PEN America members are feeling the pressure. But it would take only a few letters and tweets of support to strengthen them against this ocean of hate.
So tweet to PenAmerica and post on their Facebook page (festival page)that you are proud that they have not given in to the hate and bigotry of those who froth at the mouth at the very mention of the word Israel.
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