‘I can’t be anti-Semitic alone, try it with me together’
Newly-released video from a federally-funded event sponsored by Duke University and held at the University of North Carolina has revealed anti-Semitic content during what was billed as a conference on the Israel-Gaza conflict.
Last month, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill hosted the Conflict Over Gaza: People, Politics, and Possibilities conference, which was cosponsored by Duke University and funded in part by a federal grant of some $235,000.
Documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz, who filmed portions of the conference before being forced off campus, released footage and audio recordings from the event on Sunday.
The footage taken by Horowitz includes a performance by the anti-Zionist Israeli-Arab rapper Tamer Nafar, who can be heard calling on the audience to “go that anti-Semitic”, before launching into a rendition of the song “Mama, I Fell in Love With a Jew”, by Nafar’s rap group, DAM.
“Anti-Semitism, yeah, okay,” said Nafar. “I know it sounds like R&B stuff, but don’t think of Rihanna when you sing it. Don’t think of Beyonce… think of Mel Gibson. Go that anti-Semitic.”
“Let’s try it together. I need your help because I cannot be anti-Semitic alone,” Nafar continued, later telling the audience, “You look beautifully anti-Semitic.”