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  • 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 ▸

  • Irvine’s actions can stifle boycott call

    To the Editor: If the administration at the University of California, Irvine carries through on its threats against those students who were arrested, it will work toward the ending of the call for boycotts by Jews and Jewish groups. There should also be an honest investigation of the Muslim Student Union and its connection to… 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 ▸