A delegation of six Israelis from the Reservists on Duty organization encountered threats and serious displays of anti-Semitism while speaking at an event at UC Irvine during Apartheid Week.
The delegation arrived at the California university—considered the most hostile to Israel in the US—to present Israel’s side, but pro-Palestinian activists disrupted their events with shouting and jeering.
One accusation hurled at the Israeli activists was “IDF, how many children have you murdered today?”
“The Israeli Apartheid Week was particularly violent and loud this year, perhaps because of Trump’s decision on Iran,” said Kayla Dolin, a volunteers coordinator for Reservists on Duty.
Dolin said that “during the week, we had our own event to offer the students and had a question-and-answer panel about Israel. During the panel, anti-Israel activists barged in and disrupted the event. We needed the help of a large police force to safely evacuate us from the university grounds.”
“We were there speaking to the American students, who were exposed to this carnival of hatred all week long. There was a need for 20 police officers, who surrounded us, to do the most basic thing in the western world—exercise the freedom of expression,” Dolin lamented.
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