President Ahmadinejad’s appearance in Columbia University was a great event and a powerful presence. A friend of mine compared it to Jesus’ stand before the Sanhedrin. Israelis openly discuss his assassination, to make this comparison even more valid. An ET alien could think that Ahmadinejad landed by mistake in Israel – or in Brooklyn, – practically all questions were connected to the Jews; whether it was the Holocaust or the Jewish state, as if the United States of America had no interests of its own anymore, being just a mighty enforcer of Jewish interests. Ahmadinejad’s stand was a proof of our position: the question of Palestine is not a marginal issue but the centrepoint of modern politics, and there is only one valid solution, namely, deconstruction of the apartheid Jewish state and introduction of full democracy, one man – one vote, in the whole land of Palestine.
The overlong introduction by Bollinger was surely tiresome and unnecessary for all but for himself – the man had to cover his ass. If he would not say all these nasty things about his guest, he could find himself in an orange jumpsuit in Guantanamo, or almost. Good that he managed to invite the president; the lipservice he had to pay to his Jewish overlords was a small thing. Watch it, if you didn’t yet: