March 8, 2011
Israeli lecturer attacked in Ireland
Security officials rescued an Israeli lecturing to law school students at a university in Belfast after pro-Palestinian demonstrators disrupted the program.
Members of the Palestine Solidarity Society at Queen’s University and the youth wing of Sinn Fein began heckling Solon Solomon, a former legal adviser to the Israeli Knesset Foreign Affairs Committee, shortly after he began speaking last week on the legality of Israel’s West Bank security fence, the Jewish Chronicle reported.
Solomon was forced to leave the auditorium under security services protection some 10 minutes after he began speaking. Outside the building, protesters attacked the car Solomon was riding in and attempted to break its windows.
An investigation into the incident has been launched, the university told the Jewish Chronicle.