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Michael Oren

  • 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 ▸

  • No anti-Semitism at UCI, says dean

    The more things change ….  The current drama playing out at the University of California, Irvine is shaping up to be nearly note-for-note identical to the one we witnessed in 2008. Then, as now, harshly anti-Israel speakers sparked the Zionist Organization of America to issue condemnatory press releases and appeal to the United States government… 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 ▸

  • Is heckling a right?

    The Council on American Islamic Relations thinks so. The group, along with the National Lawyers Guild (according to its website, a group that is an "effective political and social force in service of the people") has publicly come out and defended the rights of the students arrested at the University of California, Irvine last week,… More ▸

  • Jewish leader rips Obama anti-Semitism envoy

    A major Jewish communal leader is criticizing Hannah Rosenthal, the Obama administration’s top official dealing with anti-Semitism. At issue are Rosenthal’s reported criticisms of Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, regarding his swipes at the group J Street. More ▸

  • Oren blasts J Street

    The Israeli ambassador to the United States blasted J Street, saying the organization was “fooling around with the lives of 7 million people.” More ▸