In a day and age when being politically correct is considered a norm and encouraged in collegiate environments, many would it shocking that the spread of anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic sentiment is rapidly growing on campus. However, it is not something we often hear about or see.
In the new film “Crossing the Line” by Rapheal Shore and Wayne Kopping, the reality of Antisemitism is revealed with shocking clarity. Anti-Israeli events, protests and rallies have gone from political critiques to the blatant hatred of Jews on college campuses. The trailer and film features UC Irvine, a school whose Muslim Student Union has faced very public controversy. They are now infamous for their Muslim Students Union’s rude protestation of ambassador to Israel Michael Oren during his visit to the school in 2009, for which several students have now been convicted.
At one point in the film, the audience sees Abdul Malik Ali, a rampant anti-Semite, at UC Irvine screaming: “There’s a genocide happening in the Holy Land, and it must be fought!” However the hatred is not limited to rallies and protests -- it goes far beyond into classrooms and textbooks showing the systematic slander against the Jewish population.
This film is not only about the propaganda against Israel and Jews, it is also a triumphant testament to the spirit of the Israeli people and young Jews worldwide. It cites the great accomplishments of Israelis and the refusal of victimhood status amongst Jewish collegiate students. No matter what your opinion of the situation in Israel, "Crossing the Line" is a film everyone -- especially the young and impressionable, who should view it because no one should miss out on the truth.
For more information on how to get the film visit jerusalemonlineuniversity.com.