Irvine 11

  • Oren to Irvine: Let’s talk

    Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren has penned an open letter to the students of the University of California, Irvine. Oren, who was nearly chased from the stage last month as he tried to give a lecture at the university, says he’d liked to try again.  I came to UCI for the opportunity to exchange ideas —… More ▸

  • Quick follow-up on the Irvine protest (UPDATED)

    So I’ve probably spent more time on this than it deserves, but I finally reached Marya Bangee, whose name and number were attached to the press release announcing yesterday’s protest at UCI. The release accuses Mark Yudof, the UC president, of "conflating" what happened at the Michael Oren speech with other acts of racism that… More ▸

  • Protests at Irvine

    As campuses around the world gear up for two weeks of anti-Israel agitation, the school that was continually drawn the most attention is once again in the news. At the University of California, Irvine on Tuesday, several hundred gathered in support of the 11 students arrested for disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador last… More ▸

  • The Irvine 11 (UPDATED)

    That is how the students arrested for disrupting the Israeli ambassador’s speech at the University of California, Irvine are being described by their supporters. Like the Seattle Seven ("That was me and, uh, six other guys"), the Scottsboro Nine, the Four Tops, the Stooges Three, and other monuments to American injustice and the peculiarities of… More ▸