Rutgers University Hosts ISM-Affiliated Group that supports suicide bombing
[Mewnews June 15] Rutgers University in New Brunswick New Jersey, will be
playing host to the Third National Conference
of the Palestine Solidarity Movement, organized by New Jersey Solidarity on
Friday, October 10 to Sunday October 12.
According to the Web site of this group, www.njsolidarity.org , "we stand
for the total liberation
of all of historic Palestine..."
In addition to supporting the destruction of Israel, the group also supports
The Web site states, "As a solidarity movement, we are committed to working
support of the Palestinian people's resistance movement. We unconditionally
Palestinians' human right to resist occupation and oppression by any means
In response to an e-mail query, Ms Charlotte Kates of New Jersey
that this support extends to suicide bombing, "We support Palestinians'
resist occupation and oppression, and do not feel that it is our place as a
movement to dictate tactics of resistance to the Palestinian people," she
Ms Kates does not see anything wrong with suicide bombing. She states,
"Why is there something particularly horrible about "suicide bombing" -
for the extreme dedication conveyed in the resistance fighter's willingness
use his or her own body to fight? Very seldom is there seen to be something
uniquely horrible about fighter planes dropping massive bombs on entire
when the pilot flies home unscathed."
New Jersey Solidarity is part of a coalition of groups that make up the
Solidarity Movement, (ISM), and the two groups are mentioned together
on the Web. ISM won international attention after activist Rachel Corrie was
by an IDF bulldozer in Gaza. Supporters claim that ISM is a non-violent
peace movement, and ISM has won support from Israeli peace groups including
Women in Black.
Rutgers is a state university. New Jersey Solidarity uses Rutgers facilities
organize their meetings and disseminate their materials. Ms. Kates is a law
at Rutgers (Douglas) Law School in Newark.
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