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Palestinian speaker at UCI event creates rift among local Jews


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community/article/palestinian_speaker_at_uci_event_creates_rift_among_local_jews_20101208

On Nov. 22, on the campus of the University of California, Irvine (UCI), a Palestinian activist spoke at an event — not unusual for this school, which has engendered much debate between pro-Israel activists and critics of the Jewish state. But this speech, in particular, stands out, because it precipitated a row within the local Jewish community over Jewish communal support for a campus organization that was believed to be promoting harmony but now is seen by some as instead exposing students to anti-Israel views.

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