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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:29 PM

Founder Of Anti-Israel BDS Group Calls Out Critics At Brooklyn College Event; Takes Swipe At...

Founder Of Anti-Israel BDS Group Calls Out Critics At Brooklyn College Event; Takes Swipe At Mayor Bloomberg

BY REUVEN BLAU AND DANIEL BEEKMAN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013, 9:44 PM

Brooklyn College pulled off a forum with anti-Israel speakers Thursday night after a week of heated controversy over the event.

“I’m really happy it happened,” student Rustan Ganiev, 20, said afterward, calling the talk a “victory for the First Amendment.”

One forum speaker, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement activist Omar Barghouti, said politicians who slammed the college’s political science department for sponsoring the event were trying to suppress free speech.

“We’re witnessing the rise of a new McCarthyism in this country led by Israel, its lobby groups and defenders of the denial of basic Palestinian rights,” Barghouti said before the forum, referring to 1950s Communist-hunting U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/founder-anti-israel-group-calls-critics-brooklyn-college-event-article-1.1258500#ixzz2KKztjyEz

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Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
oberliner Feb 2013 #1
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #3
King_David Feb 2013 #5
oberliner Feb 2013 #6
King_David Feb 2013 #4
shira Feb 2013 #2

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:33 PM

1. Founder of Anti-Israel BDS Group attends school in Tel Aviv

"My studies at Tel Aviv University are a personal matter and I have no interest in commenting."

Omar's no hypocrite, that's for sure!

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:28 AM

3. There has never been a foriegn student that has been critical of


his/her host country?

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:44 AM

5. He is proposing a boycott of Israel though,



Too funny...

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:56 PM

6. We are talking about a Boycott movement though

You don't think there is any hypocrisy in telling others to boycott any interactions with Israeli institutions while you yourself (a non-Israeli) attend an Israeli university?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:35 AM

4. Ha Ha thats funny,

Boycotting Israel is for other people to do ?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:44 PM

2. Founder of BDS hate group accuses Jews of McCarthyism, running USA. n/t

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