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Zionists challenged by teen

January 8, 2016

Bethany Koval is not atypical of many young people today. In my experience as a teacher there are many gifted young people refusing the Kool Aid of disinformation peddled by a capitalist culture drowning in ephemera and diversions.

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Who is Bethany?

A totally aware, wide awake Israeli-Jewish teenager in Fair Lawn, New Jersey studying at Fair Lawn High School there. “ I spoke of the death tolls and called Israel’s govt a terrorist.” She was then  intimidated, threatened with legal action, and coerced into signing a statement.

But today’s young people with access to the mass murder In Gaza you simply can not hide anymore, are beneficiaries of the electronic information Israel simply can not deep six .We all are if we choose to be. But the young today are “tweeters”, they like Bethany get the message out on social media as she did.

Imagine the scope of this revolution which is bringing Israel and its blind supporters to their knees.

On her way to meet Big Brothers in the general office, this courageous young woman tweets”Principal just called me down. I’m about to be exposed for being anti-Israel. Pray for me.— benny (@bendykoval) January 6, 2016

Activists started a hashtag #IStandwithBenny as her harassment began.

You simply can not stop this today. Her story went viral, nationally and internationally.

“I have a right to speak” begins Koval’s coerced written statement, and tweeted out to the world. “Mr. Guaginino intimidated me into writing this without an attorney”, referencing Fair Lawn High School Assistant Principal, Frank Guadagnino.

I expressed my political opinions online recording the Israeli government, and I will continue to do so. I will not be silenced by fear. I will not be intimidated into submission.

Bethany was then coerced into writing after clearly stating “I don’t want to make a statement” and stressing “I believe I have a right to an attorney. I was denied my right to an attorney. I was forced to make a writer statement, but I begged them to revoke it. pic.twitter.com/izgyLANgMJ
— benny (@bendykoval) January 6, 2016

Here he intimidates me into making a statement without legal presence. pic.twitter.com/P9q6zzRPcV

From December 27th on Bethany made several tweets about Israel being an apartheid state– then she linked to the Times of Israel‘s Ex-Shin Bet chief calls for West Bank road segregation, articles in Haaretz Israel’s amazing truth-telling paper. This young woman does her homework!

On Jan 7 , those who should know better (principal and vice-principal with university educations) called Bethany to the office for commentary on an infamous Gaza beach bombing. ) was targeted for her political activism yesterday. What began over Koval’s commentary of the Gaza beach bombing: “I spoke of the death tolls and called Israel’s govt a terrorist“, resulted in her being called down to the principle’s office, intimidated, threatened with legal action, and coerced into signing a statement.
As Koval tweeted her experience all day throughout the process, activists on social media swiftly rallied in support and started a hashtag,  #IStandwithBenny. News of her harassment spread like wildfire nationally and internationally. It’s already gone viral.

She was coerced into writing after clearly stating “I don’t want to make a statement” and stressing “I believe I have a right to an attorney“.I was denied my right to an attorney. I was forced to make a writer statement, but I begged them to revoke it. pic.twitter.com/izgyLANgMJ
— benny (@bendykoval) January 6, 2016

Here he intimidates me into making a statement without legal presence. pic.twitter.com/P9q6zzRPcV
— benny (@bendykoval) January 6, 2016

Beverly Koval was not supported by her parents.This is not unusual in the the Jewish community today. A massive gulf exists between elders raised on the romantic and entirely false picture of Israel and their media savvy children. Unlike the parents who generally saw Israel as a modern Eden but ignored the reality of the harsh apartheid-like conditions endured by two generations of Palestinians, the young are now seeing the end of the Zionist dream and triste dictu, the corruption of Judaism.

Asked in an interview Bethany if she was prepared for celebrity, this remarkable young woman replied :

“No, not really. I don’t want to be the face of the movement, I want Palestinians to be the face of the movement. It’s not right when privileged people get credit for what under privileged people have been saying for a long time. Zionists expect me to be in favor of the Palestinian genocide because I’m an Israeli Jew pic.twitter.com/ixgCfE3Rua
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