Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Three Days to the Penn BDS Conference

In advance of this weekend’s BDS conference at the University of Pennsylvania, we are highlighting five of the most anti-Israel individuals scheduled to speak at the conference.

Today we profile Kristin Szremski, the media director of American Muslims for Palestine, an extreme anti-Israel group based in Chicago that spends significant resources on organizing and coordinating anti-Israel activity on college campuses.

Szremski will speak on the topic of “Talking to Beginners about BDS, Israel and Zionism.”

During a presentation in Washington DC in September 2011 with a fellow activist from the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Szremski spoke about “legal and popular approaches to challenging Zionist organizations” and advocated against interfaith dialogue with Jewish groups because it leads to “creeping normalcy” with Jews who may be Zionists.

On her Twitter page, Szremski has described Illinois Senator Mark Kirk as an “Israel-firster,” alleging that he has more loyalty to Israel than the United States.

She has also stated that Israel controls the American media, a typical anti-Israel conspiracy theory. Speaking at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign several years ago about the Gaza War, Szremski cryptically alleged: “The media that is supposed to be in the position of power is [subjecting] itself to censorship…It’s impossible to get fair coverage from one source who controls all that power.”  

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