Nov. 13, 2015
Anti-Israel Protestors Disrupt Israeli Diplomat’s Talk at Canadian University – Sheri Shefa (Canadian Jewish News)
A group of anti-Israel students at the University of Windsor hijacked a lecture by Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat, Ishmael Khaldi, who has been working for the Israeli Foreign Ministry since 2004.
In a video uploaded to the Palestinian Solidarity Group’s Facebook page, the protesters can be seen interrupting Khaldi by standing in their seats and taking turns shouting slogans at Khaldi before walking out as a group.
Khaldi said protesting an event like his is a waste of time, saying, “I’m not a politician, I’m just here to share my experience and my story.”
Law student Trevor Sher, who serves as the Jewish Student Association president, said:
“One of the things Khaldi explained after the walkout was that people who take those kinds of actions are a barrier to peace. He made a really powerful statement… about there being only one pathway to peace, and that is through negotiation and dialogue.”