Anti-Israel Groups Protest Emergency Rally For Israel at Columbia Univ

Monday- Feb 13, 2017 – 6:30- Columbia Univ. Danny Danon, the Israeli Ambassador to the UN was invited to speak at Columbia University.

16601997_673110009535462_4931632187068676392_o
However, anti-Israel groups were planning a protest to disrupt the event.

file_000

SO…there was an Emergency Rally For Israel :

Due to their pressure, Columbia administration imposed a last-minute restriction on the event’s attendance preventing many Israel supporters and other interested parties from hearing the ambassador’s speech.

Wait listed means …. NO ADMITTANCE !


Let us show the UN ambassador of the only Middle East democracy a warm welcome. Let us show our support to Students Supporting Israel at Columbia University – SSI Columbia who organized this event.

Let us send a message to the Columbia administration that the university’s responsibility is to protect and encourage free speech and civil discourse instead of restricting it.

And let us show anti-Israel hate groups that false and bigoted messages will not prevail. This is a non-partisan pro-Israel, pro free speech event!.

Flickr slide show:

DSC_7509

What we saw outside (and others inside) was predictable. They did not fail to agitate.  The SJP …. and others…. were there to SHUT DOWN Free Speech.


Video of BOTH sides – the confrontation outside Lerner

Saw them assemble to march  at approx. 6:30 and then- as they began marching back and forth in front of Lerner Hall- they grew in numbers.

Glutting the sidewalk. Jamming egress for anyone just trying to walk by.  And SHOUTING. CHANTING. Hateful. Nasty. Smug. Shrill.

Eventually the police brought more barricades- to clear the center of the public sidewalk. But, the noise pollution continued, unabated,

…. while other kuffeya-clad REGISTERED GUESTS continued to gain entry.


INSIDE- as predicted- was the shut Danon down phase two.


SHOUT and SHOUT and SHOUT so he can’t speak. not answer questions. after all- someone might hear the TRUTH. These fascist thugs can’t have that – EVER


And Columbia? Shame on you. SHAME SHAME SHAME


FROM LEFT: their Press release, video, and photos re the protest can be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/CUapartheiddivest/posts/1709359776016825
twitter https://twitter.com/ColumbiaSJP
https://twitter.com/ColumbiaSJP

I conclude with this buoyant response: Allyson Levy February 14 at 8:34am ·

Last night the pro Israel voice won….Danon got to speak, and the anti-semites were left to chant to a glass wall….AM YISRAEL CHAI ❤️🇮🇱


Right on!


[Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s