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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:30 PM

Protesters prevent Israeli deputy ambassador to UK addressing selected Essex University audience


Protesters prevent Israeli deputy ambassador to UK addressing selected Essex University audience
Submitted by Asa Winstanley on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 20:30
University of Essex students protest visit by Israeli deputy ambassador

Israeli deputy ambassador to the UK Alon Roth-Snir was forced to abandon a talk at the University of Essex today after angry International Relations students voiced opposition to his presence.

Students said that Roth-Snir had been due to speak to a selected group in the Government Department, but was forced by protesters in the room to abandon his talk after only five minutes.

Nathan Bolton, the president of the Studentsí Union, told The Electronic Intifada that a protest outside was attended by around 200-250 students, despite being organized with only two days notice.

An additional 20-30 students who had been issued with invitations disrupted the deputy ambassadorís talk inside the hall.

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/protesters-prevent-israeli-deputy-ambassador-uk-addressing-selected-essex

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oberliner Feb 2013 OP
Purveyor Feb 2013 #1
oberliner Feb 2013 #2
Purveyor Feb 2013 #3
oberliner Feb 2013 #6
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #4
oberliner Feb 2013 #5
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #7
King_David Feb 2013 #8

Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:32 PM

1. It's ok to post from the 'electronicintifada' now? Good to know, indeed. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:48 PM

2. Alert on it if you have a problem with the site

Are you not aware of the new rules (that are over a year old now)?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:49 PM

3. Oh, I have no problem with it at all. None indeed! Besides 'alerting' isn't within my character.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:25 AM

6. Cool

We're all good then.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:43 AM

4. Perhaps it has to do with something Israel has done?



The thing that should be the most troubling to Israel is that these students, some of them International Relations students, are the future.
What is most troubling is not that these students protest (you'll always find protest on campus) but that they are fed up with Israel's brand of BS.

Unhappiness over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians is growing. Unfortunately you can't wish it or talk it away.



Let me be frank. If BDS should be allowed to be heard then so should Alon Roth-Snir. Let the world judge their words and actions.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:25 AM

5. You agree that he should have been preventing from speaking?

Would that go for all Israeli officials then?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:12 PM

7. You really need a pair of glasses, dude. Reread my last sentence.


If you are going to make crap up then at least do it when my words don't spell out my intentions so clearly.

Did you mean prevented from speaking?

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:46 PM

8. They are the future what?

Such a small crowd of students. There's more British students on any given Birthright tour.

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