Home / News / Israeli Ambassador Defends Free Speech
Ambassador Michael Oren was repeatedly heckled by Muslim students at UC Irvine on Feb. 8th, but maintained his composure and defended the right of free speech for all. See video.

Israeli Ambassador Defends Free Speech

Ambassador Oren Repeatedly Heckled at UC Irvine Feb. 8th

Dr. Michael Oren, Israel’s Ambassador to the US, was interrupted over ten times by shouting Muslim students in an organized protest at a scheduled appearance at UC Irvine on Monday February 8, 2010.  Stand With Us posted this edited video of the event, recording the repeated outbreaks, Ambassador Oren’s measured and patient attempts to complete his talk, the admonishments of University officials, and the arrests of the students involved.  Click here to read the entire article from standwithus.com.

About Staff

They call me "NewsHound Too," because I'm sniffing out stories all over the Boulder area. My buddies know me as "Rocky." I love Jewish holidays because the food is GREAT, especially the brisket. Well all the food. I was adopted from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and have many friends there also looking for homes.

Check Also


Jewish Community Relations Council Supports Ballot Initiatives

At its meeting on September 29, the JCRC voted to support the following state and multi-county initiatives that will be on the November 8th ballot.

JFS Logo

Chandra Matthews Joins JFS as Director of Jay and Rose Phillips Senior Solutions Center

Jewish Family Service of Colorado is pleased to welcome Chandra Matthews, MSW, as director of the Jay and Rose Phillips Senior Solutions Center.