Let me introduce you to Noa Shaindlinger, PhD student at the University of Toronto and psychopath. Earlier this month in a tragic training exercise, two Israeli reserve soldiers lost their lives in a helicopter accident. Shaindlinger tweeted that this was “good news.”
In another tweet, Shaindlinger refers to a soldier injured in a different accident and says, “A shame he didn’t die.”
In another, Shaindlinger directs her followers to a “feel good” video of a Palestinian hurling a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli soldier.
Let me repeat that: Watching someone being hit by a gasoline bomb makes her “feel good.”
Perhaps psychopath is too kind a word. After all, psychopaths can’t help themselves, and Shaindlinger chooses to be a terrorist groupie. She identifies herself with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which Canada, The European Union, Japan, the United States and Israel all designate as a banned terrorist organization.
For very good reason.
Back in the 1970s, the PFLP pioneered the hijacking of passenger jets and has continued acts of terrorism ever since. Nor has is it confined its aggression to hapless tourists aboard hijacked airlines. The PFLP ignited the Black September conflict between Palestinians and Jordan, in which thousands of Palestinians were killed, and also took part in the Lebanese Civil War, in which thousands more were killed.
These days the PFLP is part of the rejectionist front – Palestinian groups who reject the notion of peace with Israel and forthrightly declare that their mission is to wipe Israel off the map.
Shaindlinger is currently pursuing her politics courtesy of our tax dollars. Her bio at U of T’s Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies identifies Shaindlinger’s area of interest as “(neo)coloniality in the Middle East and North Africa.” That is, for her PhD, she is busily inventing a tale of Israel as an evil colonial power, so evil that when an Israeli is hit by a flaming bottle of gasoline, we should “feel good.”