The Irvine 11

In Americas (North), Middle East, World News on February 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Micheal Oren, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, was recently invited to UC Irvine for a speaking engagement. During his speech eleven members of Students for Justice in Palestine stood up to protest the unjust actions of the state of Israel against the Palestinian people.

This is difficult. Not only is the Arab/Israeli conflict one of the most complex and divisive of our time, if not ever, but this situation in particular has started a lot of debate. Some, while in support of the cause, disagree with the disruptive manner in which “the Irvine 11” decided to go about their protest, others feel their disrespect is totally justified as it is nothing in comparison to the heinous acts committed against the Palestinian people.

What struck me most about the video though is how angry and truly hateful everyone is toward each other. I’ve never seen so much pure HATE in peoples faces, its incredible, sad, pathetic and just really gives me no hope for the future of this planet.

(thanks for the heads up on this Hanna and Huda)

this is gross so no fun friday this week just the promise of more coverage soon to come.


Read more about and from the Irvine 11, the University actions against them and how you can support the students and their cause at


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