Palestinian Supporters Set Tents In Swarthmore

Palestinian Supporters Set Tents In Swarthmore

By Bob Small

(Update: We have been told that the tents have been pulled)

We’ve put off for a long time discussing the “third rail” of American Politics, which is the Middle East.

 As someone who maintains “we will always need an Israel, just not this one,” I’ll say that both sides have blood on their hands, going back to 1947.

Further back, we have the Balfour Declaration of 1917.

 Though not all Jews are Zionists, they hold sway, partly because neither Europe or North America were welcoming to the concept of a Jewish state.

Israel’s founding, unfortunately  is another case of “the oppressed becoming the oppressor”.

To move on to today, Swarthmore College has it’s own Pro-Palestinian Tent City courtesy of Swarthmore Students for Justice in Palestine.

There email is  

Among their demands, according to Spokesperson Ragad, are that Swarthmore College should divest from HP, Lockheed Martin, and Vanguard, because they support Israel.

Ragad compared this to the previous divestment campaign regarding South Africa.

The only outside group that had an easily visible tent was Jewish Voice For Peace (JVP) which describes itself as “ the largest progressive Jewish anti-Zionist organization in the world”  and to which I subscribe, although I don’t always agree with their sentiments.

When we brought up Joe Biden, whom we said, could easily tell Israel, that “we’re only sending you bows and arrows after Tuesday, but won’t”, Ragad responded with the Leahy Law which the current president has consistently ignored.  This was last brought up concerning South Africa.

On the issue of what they wanted, they suggested a Palestinian state, where they thought Jews could also peacefully live, which I find to be a very naive answer.

Meanwhile, Gov. Josh Shapiro, who went to Georgetown and the University of Rochester, who said in Politico “If the universities in accordance with their policies can’t guarantee the safety and security and well-being of the students, then I think it is incumbent upon a local mayor or local governor or local town councilor, whoever is the local leadership there, to step in and enforce the law.”

Palestinian Supporters Set Tents In Swarthmore
Protestor tents in Swarthmore
Palestinian Supporters Set Tents In Swarthmore
And what they are protesting

Palestinian Supporters Set Tents In Swarthmore

Home For Drug Addicts Would Break Residency Law In Haverford

Home For Drug Addicts Would Break Residency Law In Haverford

By Sharon Devaney

The Haverford (Pa) Zoning Hearing Board, Thursday, April 25, questioned Mary Nolan who is the president of The Savage Sisters which is seeking to use 17 Tenby Road as a community living arrangement for recovering drug addicts.

Many neighbors attended in opposition. While they weren’t giving a chance to testify, they said outside the hearing that their children play outside and fear they may be endangered.

The homeowner of the home in question had passed away and his children don’t want it, and The Savage Sisters are seeking to move in.

Township law allows only three unrelated persons in a home.

This angered Ms. Nolan, who is seeking to have nine, when this was pointed out, and she began yelling threats that she would fill it with 25.

The residents will pay $175 per week to live there.

Among those on The Savage Sisters Board of Directors is Amanda Cappelletti, the Democrat who represents the 17th District in the Pennsylvania Senate.

The board asked about Ms. Nolan’s credentials and she was forced to concede she had no license or training for dealing with addiction.

“I have life education,” she shouted.

Ms. Nolan says she they have acquired a property in Upper Darby and there are no issues with the number of occupants.

She says Delaware County will give them a grant to fund the Havertown home.

Savage Sisters Program Director Melanie Beddis, who is a graduate of The Savage Sisters program, was asked if she was aware of the zoning concerns. She said she was not.

The lawyer for the Zoning Hearing Board produced a letter signed by Ms. Beddis saying she did understand the issues.

She says she didn’t remember signing it.

The hearing was stopped at 11 p.m. and will continue 7:15 p.m., May 23 at the Haverford Township Building.

Show up early.

The fear in Haverford is palpable. On the night of the hearing 6 ABC News broadcast a report of the dramatic increase in crime in the community.

And the idiotic plastic bag ban is not helping the quality of life either.

Home For Drug Addicts Would Break Residency Law In Haverford


Committee Loss Leaves Bucks Boss Red Faced

Committee Loss Leaves Bucks Boss Red Faced –Bucks County GOP Chairwoman Pat Poprik is probably wishing she hadn’t gone hands on in a committeeman race in the April 23 Primary.

Top-down micromanaging invariably backfires but Pat really wanted Barry Casper out of politics and needed long-time ally and incumbent Wally Rosenthal to keep his post in Hilltop Fairhill’s 2nd Precinct.

So she sent a letter on GOP letterhead to the residents praising Wally and saying all Barry wants to do is “create chaos for personal gain.”

What micromangers never get is that the ones closest to the scene know more about what’s going on. The residents of Hilltop Fairhill know Barry as a coach and neighbor and knew the grief he was putting himself through is for anything but personal gain.

Anyway, when the votes were counted it was Casper 202 to Rosenthal 146.

In other Bucks election news, challenger Mark Houck lost to incumbent Brian Fitzpatrick 39,168 to 22,957 in the GOP Primary for Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District.

Frankly, he did better than we expected.

Houck said at event we attended that he will back Fitzpatrick in the general. Hopefully, he hasn’t changed his mind.

Committee Loss Leaves Bucks Boss Red Faced

Committee Loss Leaves Bucks Boss Red Faced

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