by Dr. D ~ November 17th, 2012
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Hundreds of innocent people have been injured and some even killed as literally hundreds of rockets coming from Gaza have indiscriminately hit targets in Israel this week.
Now even rockets are being fired from Egypt who is supposed to have a ‘peace treaty’ with Israel but the biased UC Student Government chooses this time to try and punish Israel instead?
On Tuesday night, the student senate passed a non-binding resolution requesting that the school divest from eight companies currently doing business with the Jewish State. In a unanimous 16-0 vote, the Associated Students-UC Irvine
(ASUCI) targeted Caterpillar, Cement Roadstones Holding, Cemex, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Raytheon, Sodastream, and L-3 Communications, as companies that “profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.” The resolution awaits the approval of UC Irvine student government’s executive board, a body that would forward it to the school’s administration. If both entities approve, UC-Irvine would be the first California campus to do so.
Response: Anyone that has followed recent on-campus activities can tell you that UC Irvine is the home of a virulent brand of Islamic anti-Semitism and a one-sided place where the truth is seldom tolerated when it comes to Israel, Palestine, and the Jewish people. The article above documents some of the past examples of anti-Semitism on campus.
Jewish students have been bullied and taunted at UCI on numerous occasions in the last several years. The student Muslim group even got sanctioned a couple of years ago for shouting down the Israeli ambassador during a visit to the campus. Yet the administration continues to tolerate the campus radicals and their disruptions.The actions of the student government here continue to reflect that ignorant anti-Semitic Muslim bias.
It will be interesting to see how the school administration will respond to this latest example of radical anti-Israeli bigotry. One can only infer by their indecisive actions of the past that they must approve or at least sympathize with these radical views. We will be watching how this plays out.
Here’s some of our past articles on the on-going problems with Muslim radicals and anti-Semitism on the UCI campus: