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  • The pink gorilla and me

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 12, 2008 | 9:42 pm

    That’s me on the ...

    It’s difficult to explain to a big pink gorilla why as a journalist you don’t want to mug for the camera, so I indulged Zack Sher last week at UC Irvine. He and his fellow Anteaters for Israel were celebrating the Jewish State’s 60th anniversary with iFest, a week long festival that preceded and partially overlapped Palestinian awareness week, for which I’ll be heading down south again this week.

  • Torture, Jews and Finkelstein’s ‘fact-finding’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 8, 2008 | 10:16 pm

    Norman Finkelstein

    It’s hard to not set aside your mental faculties when sitting down for a lecture from Norman Finkelstein.

    Probably American Jews’ least favorite American Jew, Finkelstein first made his name with “The Holocaust Industry,” in which he accused Jews of exploiting...

  • A baker’s dozen of anti-Semitism at UC Irvine

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 8, 2008 | 7:20 pm

    Not pleased by the credence given to recent statement  by five Jewish student leaders that UC Irvine’s administration is not to blame for the campus’ anti-Semitic atmosphere,  the Red County blog took issue with a recent report in the OC Register (there was another last year) stating...

  • Briefs: Loyola hosts Jewish Studies conference, Jews at UC Irvine say they are safe

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Loyola Hosts Jewish Studies Conference

    The Western states conference of the Association of Jewish Studies will be held April 6-7 at -- Loyola Marymount University (LMU), a Jesuit institution.

    The particular venue says a good deal about the evolution of Jewish studies from an ethnic...

  • Report says UCI is a hostile place for Jewish students

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    A hidden camera captured an anti-Semitic speech by Amir Abdel Malik Ali at UCI Muslim Student Union: " Zionist Jews were behind 9/11"

    An anti-Israel speaker praises suicide bombers. Posters display Nazi symbols, anti-Israel slogans and the Israeli flag with blood dripping from the...

  • UC Irvine student: ‘Israel will be wiped off the face of the earth’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 21, 2008 | 2:55 pm

    Fast forward to the 5:40 mark of the above video and you will see a number of Muslim students at UC Irvine interrupt a lecture by Daniel Pipes. After they are escorted out, the crowd marched through the dark, chanting:

    “Anti-Israel!” “Anti-Israel!” “Anti-hate!” “Anti-Israel!”...

  • ZOA expands its enemies list

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 8, 2008 | 11:08 am

    Speaking of the Bintel Blog, they’ve got an interesting post about a pair of university presidents who have made the Zionist Organization of America’s hit list.

    The right-wing group is criticizing Hillel for inviting two university chiefs — Amy Guttman, president of the...

  • Hindu widows, remembering Marcy, Conservatives are dishy, Oh! Happy Day!

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Our Jewish Spinsters

    Rob Eshman's piece, "Our Hindu Widows" is literally unbelievable (Aug. 10). I am a marriage-minded 52-year-old SJM. I have never been married and want to find my match and start a family. The only really practical advice I have ever heard is "Buy a mansion in...
  • Chemerinsky affair reflects UCI-Jewish conflicts

    By Tom Tugend

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The on-off-on-again saga of Erwin Chemerinsky's path to become dean of the UC Irvine law school has held a special resonance for the Southern California Jewish community, where he has been active for more than two decades.

    Also affected are the already strained relations between...

  • Muslim run-down at UC Irvine

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 20, 2007 | 10:23 am

    Just when it seems religious tension at UC Irvine can’t get any higher ...

    Last week, the Muslim Student Union held a series of rallies centered around the theme “Israel: Apartheid Resurrected,” and on Monday night, Yasser Ahmed claims he was followed by an unmarked sedan as he...

  • UC Irvine safe for Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 10, 2007 | 1:37 pm

    Martha Mecartney, chairwoman of UC Irvine‘s academic senate, was surprised recently to hear her daughter relay a school friend’s fear: “Since she and some of her friends were Jewish, it was not safe for them to walk around the UCI campus.”

    “Why in the world,” Mecartney asked in an...

  • ‘Hotbeds of Anti-Israel Rhetoric’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 10, 2007 | 11:20 am

    Ali.jpg The Forward published a lengthy article last week titled, “California Campuses Gain a Reputation as Hotbeds of Anti-Israel Rhetoric.”

    It opens with a January protest in Irvine sparked by a lecture from Daniel Pipes, a polarizing Middle East expert and a visiting professor at...

  • Cartoon Tension at UC Irvine

    By Marc Ballon

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The showing of three cartoons of the prophet Muhammad at a conference last week on radical Islam at UC Irvine attracted a near-capacity crowd of about 400, including leaders of some local Jewish groups, while protesters demonstrated outside.

    A palpable tension descended on the...

  • UCI Talks on Bias Charge Break Down

    By Marc Ballon

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Mediation has broken down between UC Irvine and a Jewish group that accused the university of tolerating campus anti-Semitism.

    After just two meetings, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) called off summer talks with university officials, ending negotiations to settle the...

  • UCI Forum MERITs Response

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A UC Irvine forum on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last month exposed a rare rift over academic freedom within the normally collaborative Orange County Jewish community.

    The four selected panelists at the Oct. 9 program were critiqued as a "pro-violence platform" by the...

  • Together for Israel

    By Rachel Brand

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When Sarah Tolkoff returned to UC Irvine to begin a new school year, she found that the Muslim student newspaper Al Kalima's cover featured a picture of Sharon and Hitler's faces digitally merged together. The headline read: "History repeats."

    History was also repeating itself for...

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