Middle East studies in the News
Radical Muslim Mob Shuts Down Israeli Expert's Speech at University of Texas [on Ami Pedahzur]
by Jim Hoft
The Gateway Pundit
November 16, 2015
On November 13, 2015, twelve members of the radical Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) at the University of Texas at Austin screamed and disrupted a public speech by an Israeli military expert.
The event was hosted by UT's Institute for Israeli Studies titled "The Origin of a Species: The Birth of the Israeli Defense Forces' Military Culture."
The radical Muslims did not want the speech to be delivered – so they shut it down.
The Muslim mob tried to portray themselves as victims in the video they posted.
William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection reported:
The intimidation of Israeli and pro-Israeli speakers on campuses continues unabated.
We recently covered the disruption of a speech by an Israeli professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, and of an Israeli diplomat at the University of Windsor.
It just happened again at UT-Austin on November 13, 2015, but the video has just been posted. Twelve members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) disrupted a public event hosted by Professor Ami Pedahzur of UT's Institute for Israeli Studies titled "The Origin of a Species: The Birth of the Israeli Defense Forces' Military Culture." The invited guest speaker was Dr. Gil-Li Vardi from Stanford University.
The protesters and the anti-Israel propaganda machine including the national Students for Justice in Palestine are trying to turn the perpetrators into victims, with a video release being shared on Facebook and YouTube. The students not only disrupted the speech, when Prof. Pedahzur and another person (not clear if a professor or just a member of the audience) tried to get them to stop, they increased the volume of their chants calling for the destruction of Israel and "Long Live the Intifada".
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