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Israeli ambassador harassed at UC Irvine event

by Brad A. Greenberg

February 10, 2010 | 12:25 pm

UC Irvine, I guess, hasn’t changed much at all:

A talk by Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, was disrupted by a well-organized group of students and others protesters on February 8. Approximately 100 individuals repeatedly interrupted Oren’s talk, reportedly accusing him of murder and shouting, among other things, “How many Palestinians have you killed?” and “Propagating murder is not an expression of free speech.” Eleven students—nine from UC Irvine and two from UC Riverside—were arrested in connection with the disruption. At one point during the talk, Oren was escorted out of the room by security.

That dispatch from the ADL. A much more detailed report from The Jewish Journal here.

Not surprisingly, Oren‘s appearance Sunday at Bel Air Presbyterian was a bit more peaceful.

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