J Street U Student T-Shirt: 'Resistance Is Not Terrorism'

J Street U members of the chapter at Washington University attended a 2013 film screening of the anti-Israel film 5 Broken Cameras in highly questionable attire. Their shirts read, "resistance is not terrorism." The woman on the shirt is Leila Khaled, a convicted Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist who participated in two plane hijackings, in 1969 and 1970. J Street U is a member of the St. Louis Hillel at Washington University. They are joining together to welcome Breaking the Silence on March 31st.

Taka Yamaguchi confirmed his membership to J Street U Wash U:

The event was created and "hosted" on Facebook by Yamaguchi and AbuNe'meh:

In a review of the screening Fadi AbuNe'meh was billed as a J Street member:

“We  seek to initiate and open a dialogue on campus about politics and violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Our goal is to educate viewers and to encourage WashU to share their own personal experiences and opinions in the discussions following the screenings. It is important to bring new perspectives to the WashU community. We want to encourage campus dialogue on the situation on the ground and create an atmosphere in which participants feel comfortable sharing their ideas, opinions, and feelings.” – Fadi AbuNe’meh, Sigma Iota Rho, J Street

Yamacuchi also was billed as the moderator of the post-film discussion:

Yamaguchi also wrote in favor of the Palestinian "right of return" in the Fall of 2012:

I believe that al ‘ouda, the return, is not negotiable because it is more than a political issue. It is the politicization of a powerful collective sentiment of the Palestinian people. It is the outward manifestation of the expression, Falasteen fi qalbna: Palestine in our hearts. And without it, even the establishment of a thriving Palestinian state would never be quite the success its people deserve."

 

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