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Many of my family members are jewish but I understand the anger by supporters of the Palestinian people. It's unclear from the video if the disrupters were simply anti-jewish religious bigots or exactly what their point was. I do think, however, that Israel's actions with regard to the Palestinian people is criminal behavior of the worst kind. Nobody would be surprised at a demonstration against apartheid and nobody should be surprised at demonstrations of hatred directed at Israel. The lack of civility is a shame, particularly at a University, but it's no great surprise to me and frankly, isn't without cause. Sadly it's one more example of the hatred that results from religious beliefs. Israel's current policies and atrocities flow directly from their ignorant religious beliefs, as does the basis for much of the entire Mideast conflict.

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:07:00 UTC | #442338