OC Jewish Experience

The official blog of Jewish Orange County

New Anti-Israel Protest at UC Irvine TODAY

Finals week at UC Irvine may be around the corner, but that is not going to stop Anti-Israel protesters from launching a new campaign.

If you read yesterday’s blog, you learned and watched videos Pro-Palestinian protestors attempting to break the Israel Defense Force (IDF) blockade against ships sailing for Gaza.  It did not take long but I just learned via an email that a new protest is scheduled to take place at UC Irvine today in about 90 minutes.  Called “Gaza Freedom Flotilla: a UCI PROTEST Emergency Response, the gathering is scheduled to take place at the UCI flagpoles at noon.

On another, but related note…..

From a media standpoint, I also just learned that Israel Consul General Jacob Dayan will be featured on AirTalk with Larry Mantle – KPCC 89.3 FM LIVE today at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The Consul General will provide accurate information about the Gaza flotilla situation and take listeners’ questions. You can listen to it live here


Lastly, IDF forces are seen unloading the humanitarian cargo from the Gaza Flotilla and bringing the aid through the Kerem Shalom crossing.  The video is dated June 1, 2010…  You can watch it here for yourself


June 1, 2010 Posted by | Israel, Israel Defense Forces, palestinians, UC Irvine | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More Anti-Israel and Anti-Zionism Protest at UC Irvine

On Tuesday, March 11, 2010, speakers invited by the Black Student Union spoke as part of a larger rally against Israel, against Zionism, against UC Irvine and against free speech.

The speakers included Russell Curry, a UCI alum and activist and Jim Lafferty from the National Lawyers Guild, a group of lawyers who are defending the UCI 11.

If you want to see how mainstream media has reacted, the Orange County Register covered the event as well.

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Muslim Student Union, UC Irvine | , , , , , , | Leave a comment