Student Protesters at Duke U. Disrupt Former Israeli Foreign Minister’s Speech
“You can’t hide, we charge you with genocide”
At least in this case, the protesters were removed pretty quickly. It’s still a sickening situation, though.
The Jewish Journal reports:
Protesters Disrupt Former Israeli Foreign Minister’s Duke Speech
A group of around 20 student protesters disrupted former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s Oct. 23 speech at Duke University.
The Duke Chronicle reports that the disruption began at an event hosted by The Duke Program for American Grand Strategy (AGS). Moderator Bruce Jentleson asked Livni about the 2008-2009 Gaza War and a student interrupted Livni, shouting that the war was a “massacre.”
Other students followed suit, shouting the names of Palestinians that Israeli soldiers killed; eventually, they started chanting, “You can’t hide, we charge you with genocide” at Livni.
According to the Duke Chronicle, the disruption lasted two-and-a-half minutes before security escorted the protesters out; the protesters shouted “Shame!” at Livni as they were leaving.
https://t.co/jV904Z47sc @TheHerald_Sun Antisemitism rears it’s ugly head again even when peacenick Tzipni Livni appears at Duke. Durham is so toxic. When will someone speak up? @NC_Governor @NCHRC11 pic.twitter.com/uSnpMFGZJc
— Deborah Friedman (@DeborahProudJew) October 24, 2019
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If the children (and I do mean children) at the university cannot treat visiting speakers with courtesy, then prominent people of all types should decline speaking engagements there.
Anti-semitism at campuses around Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill seems to be a rising problem.
UNC-CH just had Linda Sarsour speak at their joint “Conflict over Gaza” conference with Duke.
And yet these are the people Livni panders to. Disgraceful as the display was, she deserved it.