Tuesday, February 9, 2010

12 arrested for disrupting Israeli ambassador

Orange County Register
Gary Robbins
08 February '10

Twelve people were arrested this evening during a raucous lecture at UC Irvine where Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren came to talk about U.S.-Israel relations. Oren was interrupted 10 times while trying to give his speech before 500 people at the UCI Student Center, where there was heavy security. Oren took a 20 minute break after the fourth protest, asked for hospitality and resumed his speech, only to be interrupted again by young men yelling at him every few minutes. Many members of the audience also applauded Oren.

After the 10th interruption, several dozens students who opposed Oren’s talk got up and walked out and staged a protest outside. It is not clear whether they were members of the UCI Muslim Student Union, which issued an email earlier in the day condemning Oren’s appearance on campus.

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Hours earlier, UCI’s Muslim Student Union said in an email today that its members “condemn and oppose the presence of Michael Oren, the ambassador of Israel to the United States, on our campus today. We resent that the Law School and the Political Science Department on our campus have agreed to cosponsor a public figure who represents a state that continues to break international and humanitarian law and is condemned by more UN Human Rights Council resolutions than all other countries in the world combined.

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1 comment:

  1. Carol A lover of our Constution and freedomsFebruary 22, 2010 at 1:41 AM

    These students at University Irvine our here to learn not to trample on our Liberties, they hold their meetings and preach their hate and nothing is done about it. Is this not still our country? More attacks on our Freedoms and our Liberties. We must stand up now and fight back. We are all responsible to one another; we must stop allowing these Terrorist Jihads too constantly to show such contempt for us is inexcusable. We are still a Christian Nation founded on Christian faith our forefathers must be turning in their graves! I am very upset that in MY COUNTRY the country that I was born in, is letting these Jihads dogs running with their rabies their poison there hatreds in our country is beyond me, I think everyone of the students that showed such a hatred and contempt for us and our Guest should be returned to their own country this is what is wrong in America. Yes we have Freedom of speech but to be respected and respectful of one another is also a freedom. A God Loving American