VIDEO: UCLA students walk out on IDF campus event

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From the video’s YouTube page:

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2012, SJP at UCLA organized a Gaza memorial as part of its annual Palestine Awareness Week. In response, Bruins for Israel and StandWithUs invited IDF soldiers to campus to present a whitewashed version of the IDF’s actions in Operation Cast Lead, the 2008-2009 assault on the Gaza Strip which resulted in over 1,400 casualties and, to date, no accountability for documented war crimes and possible crimes against humanity. SJP at UCLA and several campus allies organized a walkout in protest of the continuing lack of justice for the victims of the IDF during Cast Lead. Because it is not held to account for its violations of international law and human rights, the IDF is not welcome at UCLA.

We chose not to include footage of the man shouting at us, “You all look like terrorists!”

The video uses images from a comic on normalization that Tanya Keilani wrote about here on Mondoweiss.

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5 Responses

  1. Cliff
    March 5, 2012, 10:39 am

    Awesome job guys.

    And [email protected] crazy guy calling them terrorists. Zionists never miss an opportunity to devalue words of their entire meaning.

  2. seafoid
    March 5, 2012, 10:58 am

    WTF is an IDF campus event doing in a foreign country ? Does the Saudi Army run campus events in the US too ?

    • Charon
      March 5, 2012, 12:50 pm

      If only the masses would stop and think about that very question and all the other Israel-related anomalies. Why does the IDF, a foreign country’s military, hold campus events at US universities? Why do politicians embarrassingly obsess about this one foreign country? If all these Israeli activist organizations were replaced with Brazilian activist organizations, and if all the political references to Israel were replaced with references to Brazil (just as an example), everybody would be saying “WTF?!”

      Not that Brazil is the best replacement example, but the principle remains the same. Israel is a foreign country, it is not the 51st state of the USA. One of my in-laws is vocally against illegal immigrants yet when I pointed out to him an Israeli selling cell phone covers at the mall in one of those scamming kiosks, he was okay with it. I said they were were illegel immigrants and he said “but they’re Israelis.” WTF is wrong with Americans?!

  3. Pixel
    March 5, 2012, 12:07 pm

    Gotta love students!

    • RoHa
      March 5, 2012, 10:51 pm

      I tried not to love mine. Didn’t want the sexual harassment charges.

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