TruthRevolt patriarch David Horowitz has taken credit for the wave of street-art fly posters accusing the group Students for Justice in Palestine of Jew Hatred which appeared on dozens of college campuses this week.
In an interview with the Jewish Journal, Horowitz announced the campaign as part of a broader movement called Jew Hatred on Campus, which seeks to see SJP declared a hate group for its commitment to the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel.
I want SJP to be officially recognized as a hate group and its campus privileges and financial support removed as they would be if it were an anti-black hate group, or an anti-Hispanic hate group, or an anti-Muslim hate group. ... They have offices; they have money; they have the ability to put on events and invite people and the ability to intimidate others, particularly Jews...
According to Horowitz, that intimidation is to blame for groups like Bruins for Israel devoting more energy to opposing the poster campaign than opposing SJP itself, or, it's worth noting, the BDS vote at UCLA which BFI sat out.
They are afraid of offending people whose agenda is their elimination. How sick is that? Let’s remember in the lead up to the Holocaust the Jewish councils in Eastern Europe organized the ghettos. They got everybody’s name so it would be easy for the Germans to exterminate them. Of course, they didn’t believe they would be exterminated. These Jews have the same delusion. They don’t want to recognize that they have enemies...
Asked if he sought university permission in advance of the campaign, Horowitz defended his posters, not as hate speech as some have called them, but simple free speech.
I know the university security there is of course investigating. And instead of investigating SJP, they are investigating us. This is a clear, absolutely indisputable free speech issue. That’s what it is. We have the right to express ourselves the way every other group has a right to express itself. It’s a state school. It can’t suppress our free speech. And if the student government—I don’t even know what the question implies, but if they want to haul me to their court because I put up posters without getting permission, fine with me.