Reactions to the protest at UC Irvine against Israeli official

    More than two weeks ago, the speech by the Israeli ambassador, Michael Oren, was disrupted by a group of students at UC Irvine. Since then, different Jewish and Muslim groups have reacted to the incident. The Zionist Organization of America (based in New York City) asked donors to rethink their donations to the university while The Council on American-Islamic Relations (a leading Muslim civil rights group) argued that no charges should be filed against the protestors. In the incident, the protesting students were held by campus police till the speech ended but were not taken into custody. The Muslim Student Union has said that independent individuals protested the ambassador’s speech and that the Union was not involved.

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