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Michael Oren

  • Irvine Jews speak out

    In response to a student government resolution in support of the Irvine 11, Jewish students at the University of California, Irvine brought their concerns directly to the student leadership this week. Jewish students are also pushing for their own resolution that would more generally endorse the right "to meet in an unrestricted environment." See video… More ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸