Feb 13, 2011

#BDS: US Students Face Criminal Charges for "Heckling" Israeli Speaker

"Eleven California students are facing criminal charges for harassing Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren last year. The eleven shouted insults at Oren during a scheduled address and prevented him from speaking for 20 minutes.

Among other things, the students called Oren a “war criminal” and shouted, “How many Palestinians did you kill?” Oren was shouted down at least ten times by the protesters, who were eventually removed from the hall.

The Orange County district attorney's office has announced that, in a rare move, the students will be charged with misdemeanor crimes – one count each of conspiracy to disturb a meeting and disturbance of a meeting."

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