NYU group cancels event set to feature Israeli Navy Seal who attacked the Mavi Marmara

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It ends up the event planned for tomorrow night at NYU featuring Israeli Navy Seal “Amir” has been canceled “amid serious safely and security concerns.” Here is the text of the email that was sent out to registrants:

Dear Attendees,

Sadly, amid serious safety and security issues, Birthright Israel Next and other sponsors are being forced to cancel tomorrow night’s event at the Silver Center. I am deeply sorry. Gesher truly apologizes for this inconvenience, but looks forward to providing great opportunities throughout the course of the rest of the semester.



Nicole Pines Lieberman
Senior Associate for Core Services
The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU

A friend writes:
Seems like the pro-Israel establishment in the US (Organizations supporting Israel Peace Week include AIPAC, ADL and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is completely losing its bearings and becoming even more Orwellian. How could they not understand that featuring a soldier involved in an international scandal would be controversial? Even people in the US can see that this event had nothing to do with educating “about the steps Israel continually takes towards peace.”
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