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  • Court upholds conviction of Irvine protesters

    March 4, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    A California state appeals court has upheld the conviction of 10 students at the University of California, Irvine, who disrupted a 2010 speech by then-Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren.

    During the speech, the protesters interrupted Oren repeatedly, calling him...

  • UC Irvine student divestment vote rejected by school officials

    By Tom Tugend

    November 15, 2012 | 12:03 pm

    A resolution passed by the UC Irvine undergraduate student council calling on the university to divest from companies that “profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine” has been rejected by the UCI administration.

    At the same time, leaders of the Orange County Jewish community...

  • UC-Irvine student senate approves non-binding divestment resolution on Israel

    November 14, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    [UPDATE, NOV. 15] A resolution passed by the UC Irvine undergraduate student council calling on the university to divest from companies that “profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine,” has been rejected by the UCI administration. More.

    [NOV. 14] The student senate of the...

  • Tel Aviv University, UC Irvine collaborate

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 11, 2012 | 11:06 am

    In 2025, more than 8 billion people are projected to inhabit our globe, linked by advanced communication devices and techniques.

    Israeli and American electrical engineers and computer scientists from Tel Aviv University (TAU), the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and...

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  • Agreements with Israeli schools a turning point for UC Irvine

    April 25, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Few universities have garnered as much international attention and Jewish communal concern over student-led, anti-Israel and sometimes anti-Semitic activities on campus than the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

    A history of incendiary demonstrations demonizing Israel; a...

  • ‘Irvine 11’ students found guilty [UPDATE: SENTENCING]

    September 23, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    [UPDATED: 3:00 p.m.]  This story has been updated to add the recent sentencing of the convicted students.

    After two days of deliberation, the jury in the “Irvine 11” case returned a verdict. An Orange County jury on Friday found 10 Muslim students guilty of two misdemeanors,...

  • Verdict reached in 'Irvine 11' case [UPDATE]

    September 23, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    UPDATE [11:45 a.m.] All 10 students found guilty on two misdemeanor counts of conspiring to and then disrupting a speech given by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine on Feb. 8, 2010. Sentencing will follow later today.

    Wednesday, Sept. 21.
    After...

  • Mosques organize prayer for 'Irvine 11'

    August 29, 2011 | 10:59 am

    Mosques in Southern California sponsored prayer services in support of 10 students going on trial for interrupting a university speech last year by Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren.

    The students from the University of California, Irvine and the University of California,...

  • UCI hate week features Jewish speakers

    May 17, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    Read more on UCI hate week here.

    Matan Cohen, an Israeli activist with Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW), addressed a lunchtime crowd at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), on May 11 as part of an annual program of anti-Israel activity sponsored by the university’s...

  • Here we go again—UC Irvine's annual propoganda parade

    May 16, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    Here we go again. It’s spring, and for the Muslim Student Union (MSU) at UC Irvine (UCI), spring means it’s time for the MSU’s annual weeklong propaganda parade of hate programs against Israel and calls for punishing it with boycotts and divestment. Forget the real Arab spring,...

  • 'Irvine 11' plead not guilty in Oren incident

    April 18, 2011 | 8:25 am

    Eleven Muslim students arrested for disrupting a speech by Israeli U.S. Ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges.

    The students were arraigned April 15 in Orange County Superior Court on charges of conspiracy to disturb...

  • UC Irvine students met with Hamas leader

    March 31, 2011 | 8:36 am

    Students from the University of California, Irvine met with a Hamas leader during a student trip to Israel.

    The Institute for Jewish and Community Research said it learned recently that the university’s branch of the Olive Tree Initiative, an Israeli-Palestinian peace organization,...

  • Drop charges against 'Irvine 11,' Jewish faculty urges

    March 9, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    Thirty University of California Jewish studies faculty members asked the Orange County district attorney to drop criminal charges against 11 Muslim students.

    The faculty members, from seven University of California campuses, are the second Jewish group to come out in support of the...

  • Irvine 11 Task Force organizes to support student protestors

    March 8, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    At a town hall meeting on March 5, more than 200 people pledged to express opposition to misdemeanor criminal charges filed against 11 students who disrupted a speech by Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), in...

  • UC Irvine faculty to DA: drop criminal charges

    February 16, 2011 | 7:49 am

    One hundred faculty members at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have called on Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to drop criminal charges against 11 current and former students arrested in February 2010 for disrupting a public speech by Michael Oren,...

  • Stop the Irvine 11 Prosecutions

    February 14, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    Come with me on a hypothetical journey.  A group of student protesters attend the speech of an Israeli official. As the official addresses the audience, the young protesters stand, one at a time, at about five- minute intervals, and shout slogans denouncing Israeli policies that...

  • UPDATED: 100 UC Irvine faculty protest criminal charges against Muslim Students

    February 11, 2011 | 9:45 am

    One hundred faculty members at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have called on Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to drop criminal charges against 11 current and former students arrested in February 2010 for disrupting a public speech by Michael Oren,...

  • Jewish group blasts charges against Irvine 11

    February 8, 2011 | 8:19 am

    The Jewish Voice for Peace is protesting criminal charges brought against 11 Muslim students from two California universities who disrupted a speech by Israel’s ambassador to the United States.

    Similar actions by Jewish groups, including their own, resulted in little or no...

  • Protesters who distrupted Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine charged by prosecutors

    February 5, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    From the LATimes.com:

    The Orange County district attorney’s office on Friday charged 11 defendants with conspiring to disrupt a meeting and a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States at UC Irvine last year.

    The move comes after about 50 protesters rallied in front of...

  • Palestinian speaker at UCI event creates rift among local Jews

    December 8, 2010 | 9:45 am

    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...

  • Op-Ed: UC Irvine sets standard with suspension

    June 28, 2010 | 11:10 am

    The University of California, Irvine administration recently recommended the suspension of the Muslim Student Union (MSU) from campus for one academic year for violating four separate university policies—including disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace—in connection with...

  • UC Irvine suspends Muslim student group [VIDEO]

    June 14, 2010 | 1:33 pm

    The University of California, Irvine suspended a Muslim student group over its disruption of a lecture by Israel’s ambassador to the United States.

    In a May 27 letter to the Muslim Student Union released Monday by the university, the student affairs disciplinary committee announced...

  • Is UC Irvine safe for Jews?

    April 13, 2010 | 6:23 pm

    Jewish students could hardly contain their excitement as they gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Hillel center at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), in February. Calling it a “symbol for Jewish students,” Jordan Fruchtman, Hillel Foundation of Orange County...

  • Jewish student: UC Irvine needs to stop the Israel hatefest

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 28, 2009 | 9:37 pm

    Earlier this month, a frustrated Jewish student at UC Irvine sent an e-mail to the editorial staff of The Jewish Journal, expressing concerns about the annual Israel hatefest known as Palestinian Awareness Week. This year it was celebrated under the banner of “Israel: The Politics of...

  • Denounce Muslim group, UC Irvine chancellor urged

    May 12, 2009 | 10:51 pm

    Nearly 2,700 people have signed an online petition encouraging a California university chancellor to publicly condemn an annual Muslim student event.

    The document urges University of California, Irvine’s Michael Drake to denounce the Muslim Student Union’s “Israel: The Politics of...

  • Using Anne Frank during Palestinian Awareness Week

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 12, 2009 | 5:14 pm

    Last year I attended Palestinian Awareness Week at UC Irvine. That’s where this “Death to Apartheid” banner appeared. The series of events, for which speakers like Amir Abdel Malik Ali and Norman Finkelstein are brought in, can be categorized as pseudo-academic Israel bashing.

    ...
  • Files of Fact and Fiction: Academia vs. Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 22, 2008 | 1:27 pm

    The flier seen here appeared on the campus of San Francisco State six years ago. It, without much imagination, was a spin on the blood libel, and it created quite the stir. At the time, the Second Intifada was in full swing and creating a tidal wave of anti-Israel attacks on a few...

  • Heavy Metal Islam: the book

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 17, 2008 | 7:33 pm

    Come on feel the noise ...

    I’m not sure how their elders would feel about leather pants or ridiculous guitar solos or, Allah forbid, AC/DC and Black Sabbath, but Muslim metalheads aren’t such an oddity in the Middle East, listened to not just by rebels and wanna-bes and the...

  • Why a Jewish student chose against UC Irvine

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 16, 2008 | 10:47 am

    Back in March, I wrote about a community report that took UC Irvine administrators to task for the anti-Israel atmosphere on campus:

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

  • Palestinian awareness week at UC Irvine

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 15, 2008 | 11:46 pm

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    I returned to UC Irvine today for the final day of Palestinian awareness week. Amir Abdel Malik Ali, who, days after the terror attack on a Jerusalem yeshiva, stood in front of the Israeli consulate in L.A. and called Zionists the new Nazis, delivered a lunchtime tirade about...

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