Pro-Palestinian student activists are planning a national conference this month that they hope will bring new coordination and potency to the anti-Israel movement on campus.From The Silent Majority:
The group Students for Justice in Palestine is already one of the most active pro-Palestinian groups at North American universities, but its diffuse chapters share no formal organizational ties. That could change this month, as student members try to unite into a more cohesive national group.
“SJP’s have decided to form their own national body to make sure students are at the forefront of deciding what the student movement is pursuing and how it pursues it, rather than off-campus organizations,” said Yaman Salahi, a student at Yale Law School and member of the ad hoc national committee that has organized the event.
The Anti-Israel Conference, unopposed, was held ON campus at Columbia University.Among the photos in the article we can see a counter-protester holding up one of my posters:
Of course, the conference isn’t the first time these students were fed such a heavy dose of racism.
But, we were pleased to see a counter-protest outside the campus gate.
Some protesters came independently, alerted by e-mails or social media. Others were members of groups such as Americans for a Safe Israel, Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam, Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns, National Council on Jewish Affairs, and Liberals for Israel. Among the many signs they held up to passers-by were "Occupy Columbia With Truth and Justice, not Lies and Anti-Israel Incitement".
And they didn't even crop out my name:
The Cynical Arab has a much harsher piece about the counter-protesters, and specifically quotes mine (he also has photos of it.)
The original poster can be found here. (h/t CHA)