Monday, May 11, 2009

Anti-Israel Bash Opens at UC Irvine

Cross-posted by Gary Fouse

(Photos courtesy of Orange County Task Force on Anti-Semitism)

Today the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine began a week of Israel-bashing that will continue through Thursday-then culminate May 21 with a speech by British MP-and Saddam Hussein family friend- George Galloway. The title of the events is "Israel-The Politics of Genocide". I was not able to attend today due to family matters, but the Orange County Independent Task Force on Anti-Semitism took the above photos which I would like to comment on.

Today's "featured" speaker was Jim Lafferty. Who is Jim Lafferty, you ask?

You don't want to know. (I know, I use that line too often.)

Actually, Jim Lafferty is president of the LA chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, an organization founded in 1937 as a legal arm of the Communist Party USA. Name a cause in the last several decades designed to put the US in a bad light and chances are, the NLG has been there. Actually, Lafferty is a pretty boring speaker (I've heard him before at UCI). According to my source, not too many people were actually listening to him.

Of more concern was the mock wall that the MSU brings out of mothballs for each event which is a replica of the wall Israel built to keep suicide bombers out of their cities. Today, the wall and a mock tank featured caricatures of Anne Frank wearing a kaffiya along with an "ironic" quote from her famous diary. For the MSU to use her image ro further their own agenda is a desecration, in my view. It seems perfectly reasonable that those who want to make their case against Israel should leave Anne Frank out of it. More suitable quotes would likely be found in Mein Kampf, which I understand is still a big seller in the Middle East.

Tomorrow's featured speaker will be Anna Baltzer. Who is.........

Never mind.


  1. What do you except at UC islamavine? This is one the worst schools for nasty, and sometimes violent demonstrations against Israel and Jews in the entire country. The university continues to let these events go on without restraints for fear of instigating the mussie students at the school. So how often do we see Jews acting in this way, and if they did all hell would break loose and it would smeared across the country in every liberal MSM media. The school defends itself by claiming freedom of speech, ya right as long
    it fits the anti Jewish sentiment that is so popular right now.

    I am really surprised the mullah obamaham is not the main speaker for this "event." Just about anyone in his cabinet would do as most of them are anti-semitic and really dislike anything Jewish or Israeli.This is the result of years of liberal control of education in this country. Diversity and multiculturalism which has turned into a malignancy, a toxic stew that really does stifle freedom of speech and expression. Unless of course it is the liberal/socialistacrat view.

  2. Unfortunate proof that Israel must plan to defend herself and to stand alone.

    Still a mystery though, why the US Jewish vote goes to people who would willingly throw the State of Israel into the sea.