Monday, November 7, 2011

Demonstrations at the University of Michigan and at Wayne State University, against spokesmen for "Israel"--

Above: At the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus.

Above: At Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, November 1, 2011.

Above: At Wayne State University, November 1, 2011


News media coverage:

ANN ARBOR — Last year, the a coalition of University of Michigan student organizations set off a national college trend with their walk-out on a pair of Israeli soldiers at a speaking tour on campus that many deemed a PR campaign to "whitewash" UN war crimes accusations.

On Monday, October 24, many of the same students along with new supporters continued their trend as more than 60 students staged a silent, peaceful walkout of Israeli deputy consul Ishmael Khaldi.

"History has proven that there's no use having a dialogue with an occupying power," Students Allied for Freedom and Equality Education Chair Abbas Alawieh said about the decision to walk out on Khaldi, leaving only about 15 audience members in the Kalamazoo Room of the Michigan League building for his speech.

"Our position on this issue is, end the occupation and that will be the end of the problems (in the region)..."


Photos of the Wayne State University protests are on the Web at:

First YouTube video from Wayne State is at:

Second YouTube video from Wayne State is at:


From 2003, the Wayne State University Student Council's resolution for total divestment against Israel: