More censorship, this time of Israeli ambassador to the UN

It’s not just Milo who’s demonized; it’s anybody connected with Israel. This tweet was posted yesterday evening, and reportedly shows Columbia University students “shutting him down” by disrupting his talk. When will they ever learn?

This event was dreaded by everyone for days in advance; after all, it’s Israel, Jake, and we can’t have a talk by an Israeli without disruption. Apparently Columbia University had to approve of those invited to attend,

Here’s what some of the protestors shouted:

“Danny Danon you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide,” they chanted as waitlisted guests for Danon’s event stood in line, several bearing Israeli flags.

In addition, a group of chanting protesters interrupted the student event during which Danon addressed the crowd on Israel.

“We’ll be free from the river to the sea, Palestine!” shouted a handful of demonstrators marching up stairs in the lecture hall.

That statement, which calls for the abolition of the state of Israel, is documented in this tweet from Danon himself:

They’re entitled to their opinion, but they’ll never get a two-state solution calling for the abolition of Israel. And these snivelling little brats should learn to let someone speak, and to protest peacefully.

h/t: Jiten


  1. Sarah
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    This is really depressing. They’ve got their fixed opinion and can’t bear to have it challenged. And their fixed opinion seems to be based on ignorance and misinformation. They are like people campaigning against vaccinations or screaming that the Earth is flat. Do they have any idea what “Palestine” really is or where it came from? Do they care?

    • GBJames
      Posted February 14, 2017 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

      No kidding. Very depressing.

    • somer
      Posted February 14, 2017 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

      Parts of the comments on the website of the Australian National Broadcaster and on that regressive academic site “The Conversation” are trolled by stupid white people who actually insist Jews have never even lived in Israel prior to the Balfour declaration etc of early 20th C, and that the Old Testament is just a con by a peoples who want to play a spearhead role in Western capitalist colonialism.

  2. eric
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    US colleges are becoming the new high school, in terms of maturity. Guess we should shift all the serious discussions to grad school now.

  3. Ken Kukec
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    When will they ever learn?

    A long time passing … maybe?

    • darrelle
      Posted February 15, 2017 at 7:03 am | Permalink

      When they’ve gone to graveyards?

  4. Posted February 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Logical Place.

  5. Dave
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    “We’ll be free from the river to the sea, Palestine!”

    It beggars belief that they shout this at the ambassador of the only country in the Middle East where any genuine social, political or religious freedom exists. I wonder how atheists, gay or trans people are treated in their beloved “Palestine”?

    I dare say that if the North Korean ambassador were to give a speech, these students would listen in respectful silence and applaud politely at the end.

    • BJ
      Posted February 14, 2017 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

      They, like the Islamic theocracies they so love and support, want Israel and its Jews wiped off the map. It’s not about which place is *actually* more oppressive and awful, but about the special regressive hierarchy of oppression, which somehow Jews fall on the “white” (read: bottom) of.

    • Sarah
      Posted February 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

      The sheer arrogant ignorance takes your breath away!

    • eric
      Posted February 15, 2017 at 7:24 am | Permalink

      If they want to shout their jingoism at him as he’s entering the building, fine by me. It’s the preventing him from speaking part that should be unacceptable.

  6. Kevin
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I am preparing my children now (eights in advance) with George Carlin and Jim Jeffries. They will not be thin skinned dimwits afraid of Huck Finn and ninja costumes.

    American college education: one depressing black hole of safeness.

    • Alpha Neil
      Posted February 14, 2017 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

      Sprinkle in some Bill Hicks and you will have some properly adjusted children.

    • Al
      Posted February 14, 2017 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

      Is it the same Jim Jeffries that blew up and screamed “F*ck off!” at Piers Morgan when he couldn’t logically refute arguments he didn’t like?

      • Alpha Neil
        Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

        What’s wrong with telling someone to fuck off? Does that disqualify everything else he has ever said?

        • Al
          Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

          It is generally wrong to counter arguments with insults. I would imagine most people on this website prefer to have a reasonable discussion not throwing a temper tantrum as the regressive left is wont to do.
          Where did I say that him throwing a hissy fit disqualifies everything else he’s said? I was just disappointed with his behavior on the show as someone who likes most of his stand-up routine.

        • Eric Grobler
          Posted February 14, 2017 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

          “What’s wrong with telling someone to fuck off? ”

          Fuck off!

          • Alpha Neil
            Posted February 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

            That’s mighty uncivilized of you. Borderline fascist, you might say.

        • Eric Grobler
          Posted February 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

          “What’s wrong with telling someone to fuck off?”

          When you are having a argument with someone who keeps calm and civil there is a lot wrong with shouting fuck off.
          Especially before a live audience during a time when the country is so divided and hysterical.

          I is uncivilized behaviour and borders and a fascist mentality.

          • Alpha Neil
            Posted February 14, 2017 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

            Fascist? That’s a pretty low bar you set for fascism. Not every discussion is an Oxford debate. In the context of the video, Mr. Morgan was beginning to defend the idea that there wouldn’t be much difference between a Trump or Clinton presidency. That’s such rubbish that “fuck off” is the best response. If someone tells you that the earth is flat, they have the right to do so but sane people have a duty to tell them to fuck off. Not every argument is worth having and putting a stop to one is not necessarily a defeat.

            In the context of Kevin’s original comment, knowing when to tell someone to fuck off is a valuable lesson, in my opinion, and one I hope my children learn.

            • Craw
              Posted February 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

              Interesting. You realize TV debates are to sway the audience, not the other talking head? And if you think “fuck off” is the most persuasive argument your side can muster to sway that audience, get used to losing.

            • Posted February 15, 2017 at 1:13 am | Permalink

              It is unlikely that “fuck off” will persuade voters to vote for your preferred candidate.

              In some Old World countries, this may happen, but not in the USA.

              • Alpha Neil
                Posted February 15, 2017 at 5:11 am | Permalink

                You think Trump supporters were swayed by the quality of his arguments and the internal logic of his positions? I’m definitely not saying that the proper response is always to shut down the discussion but in some instances it is. Put together an absurd argument for why evolution is a lie and post it here. Our good host won’t use the same words but I’m certain that off you will fuck.

              • Posted February 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

                But if Prof. Coyne and I are having a public debate on evolution and I put together an absurd argument for why evolution is a lie, he won’t tell me the F word. He will try to explain in a nutshell why evolution is true.

            • Michiel
              Posted February 16, 2017 at 3:42 am | Permalink

              But then it would have been incredibly easy to name 5 important aspects in which a Clinton presidency would be different/better than a Trump presidency, instead of saying “fuck off”. That would have countered Morgan more effectively.

      • jeremy pereira
        Posted February 15, 2017 at 6:54 am | Permalink

        Piers Morgan was talking garbage.

        • Dave
          Posted February 15, 2017 at 8:23 am | Permalink

          Then, in that case it shouldn’t be too hard to present a reasoned argument that will convince the audience that he’s talking garbage. Instead, by resorting to profanity and insult, Morgan comes across as the reasonable one, and his opponent as a childish, foul-mouthed idiot.

      • leaford
        Posted February 18, 2017 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

        I think there’s a difference between not being able to refute an argument, and being pissed off by someone trotting out a particularly facile argument that’s not based on logic and which has been refuted countless times before. “It’s not a muslim ban because it doesn’t affect all muslims” is just as easily refutable of an argument as “if we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys,” but in both those cases once you hear it, you know a logical reply will be wasted, so you might as well not waste your breath and just tell them to fuck right on off out of there.

    • Filippo
      Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

      Including Carlin’s riff on children and diaper-sniffing parents, I assume? 😉

  7. Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm | Permalink


  8. BJ
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Once again, the regressives prove to be anti-semites. It’s OK to torture prisoners, kill gays and punish jail or kill women for the slightest of offenses against Islam, etc. if you’re from an Islamic country, but the second you start defending a state run by Jewish people (a state that those aforementioned Islamic countries think should be wiped off the map and their people exterminated)? Watch out, because the regressives will not be happy.

  9. Craw
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    When will they learn? They have learned. You are seeing the results of that learning.

  10. jeremy pereira
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    So that tweet: Jerusalem is not the capital of the modern state of Israel and it was not the capital of Israel during the two Kingdom period. In what way can it said to be the eternal capital of Israel?

    • GBJames
      Posted February 15, 2017 at 7:18 am | Permalink

      “Jerusalem is not the capital of the modern state of Israel”

      The Israelis would disagree with that comment.

      • jeremy pereira
        Posted February 16, 2017 at 6:52 am | Permalink

        I stand corrected. I thought Tel Aviv was the seat of government in Israel.

    • Posted February 15, 2017 at 11:49 am | Permalink

      Unfortunately, that tweet *doesn’t help any*. You’d think an ambassador would know better than to deliberately say something plain and provocative. (It may yet be true, of course, but most countries do not recognize it as such, even the US.)

  11. BJ
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Just like with the Milo protest violence and complete non-response from the administration to the students (e.g. reprimanding, suspending, expelling), could you imagine if a bunch of right wing students pulled this with a trans advocate? At the very least, it would go on their records and they would have to attend “diversity and privilege workshops,” if not expelled entirely.

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