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Ben Shapiro Crashes UCLA Divestment from Israel Hearing, Resolution Defeated 7-5
FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/27/2014 | Paul Bois

Posted on 02/27/2014 7:02:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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On Tuesday night, the UCLA undergraduate student government heard public testimonies for nearly 9 hours — from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. — on whether or not the university should go forward with a resolution to boycott and divest from businesses that allegedly “profit from the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.”

The meeting, attended by over 500 people, began at 7 p.m. Tuesday night and ended 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Ben Shapiro, TruthRevolt.org Editor-in-Chief and UCLA alum, crashed the divestment hearing to blast both the student sponsors and those considering the anti-Semitic measure. Here’s the transcript:

My name is Ben Shapiro. I’m an alumnus of this university. I’m also a local talk show host on 870 [AM] in the morning, and I got out of bed and left my one month old baby there when I saw what was going on here tonight. I’ve never been more ashamed to be a Bruin. I’ve never been more ashamed to be an alumnus of this university than to see this divestment petition being considered at this level.

To pretend this is about occupation, to pretend this is about peace, to pretend that this anything other than vile, spiteful Jew hatred is a lie!

There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Saudi Arabia. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Iran. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Palestine. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing the vast bevy of human rights violations that happen every day in the Middle East, exponentially worse that what happens in Israel.

Any gay or lesbian that is targeting Israel in this room seems to have forgotten how high they hang gays from cranes in Iran. Every person of liberal bent who suggests that Israel is the problem in the Middle East seems to have forgotten that there is only one country in the Middle East that actually has any sort of religious diversity in it. The countries that are apartheid countries are those that are Judenrein – like, for example, Palestine.

So, for us to sit here and pretend that Israel is somehow on a lower moral plane is a direct manifestation of anti-Semitism. And to hold Jews to a different moral standard than any other country or group on the face of the earth represents nothing but an age-old and historic hatred for the Jewish people. All the folks here who are pretending that the B.D.S is about anything other than that, I would like to see a poll of those folks, and see how many of them actually believe in the existence of a Jewish state, qua-Jewish state, not as a state like any other, but as a Jewish state. They don’t. They don’t acknowledge that existence. They don’t believe in that existence. They don’t believe in peace. All this is about, pure and simple, is a desire to target the Jewish people.

“Judenrein” was a Nazi term to mean “clean of Jews.”

According to the Daily Bruin, the Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) shot down the resolution by an anonymous vote of 7-5. Despite protestation, the USAC decided the ballots would be secret when some members voiced concern for their safety.

Students in favor of the resolution offered no comment, saying they were “too disappointed.” Video of one particular protester has circulated:

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; US: California
KEYWORDS: benshapiro; divestment; hearing; israel; shapiro; ucla

1 posted on 02/27/2014 7:02:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow! Reminds me of Stephen, sans the stoning.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 7:08:31 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

Well done, Ben Shapiro.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 7:11:35 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: cuban leaf

After the vote, this student leader was not happy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd8hJVj2g_0#t=44


4 posted on 02/27/2014 7:11:55 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: SeekAndFind

Money talks.
Someone was rightfully scared the Jewish alumni were going to pull their support.
The Jewish people value education and are normally generous to Universities.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 7:15:41 AM PST by Zathras
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To: Albion Wilde

RE: Well done, Ben Shapiro.

This is the same young man who SCHOOLED the British twit, CNN’s Piers Morgan on the second amendment.

See here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHIQtxLCgrM

and here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiNRVMhiejk

We need more youths like him.


6 posted on 02/27/2014 7:17:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: edcoil

That was hilarious! I couldn’t post to it but it linked to this one, where I was able to leave a comment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcSx4kh1SaY


7 posted on 02/27/2014 7:18:42 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

GO BEN!!


8 posted on 02/27/2014 7:19:33 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: cuban leaf

Well done, Ben!!


9 posted on 02/27/2014 7:25:06 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: cuban leaf
The worst part about that display of liberal mental illness is there's a pretty good chance she's Jewish.
10 posted on 02/27/2014 7:28:06 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is no Israeli occupation of Gaza.


11 posted on 02/27/2014 7:28:55 AM PST by Lisbon1940
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To: edcoil

What a babbling incoherrent mess. She was throwing a first class hissy fit over her self-righteous failure. Go Ben!


12 posted on 02/27/2014 7:34:53 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: SeekAndFind

A sincere thank you, Ben.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 7:41:32 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: liberalh8ter

“The worst part about that display of liberal mental illness is there’s a pretty good chance she’s Jewish. “

Better than good.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 7:47:17 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Obadiah

I listen to Ben Shapiro, just about every morning. He is an amazing communicator and has a secret weapon: logic.

Good work articulating your argument, Ben.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 7:47:44 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: liberalh8ter

I thought she looked Asian.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 7:53:43 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: liberalh8ter

I don’t think she is Jewish, as there aren’t that many Asian Jews. UCLA has a huge Asian student body.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 7:57:22 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Albion Wilde
Well done, Ben Shapiro.

Indeed! That was fantastic. Powerful. Concise. Irrefutable. The reference to Judenrein was simply brilliant.

18 posted on 02/27/2014 7:59:52 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cuban leaf

This is the Left in a nutshell - screaming, incoherent adolescents who meltdown when someone takes away the knife they were hoping plunge into the heart of truth.


19 posted on 02/27/2014 8:03:27 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: DAC21; liberalh8ter

RE: UCLA has a huge Asian student body.

U.C.L.A — University of Caucasians Lost Among Asians


20 posted on 02/27/2014 8:05:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

His debate skills are outstanding.


21 posted on 02/27/2014 8:14:50 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Zathras

I think we know what side of this issue you are on.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 8:19:49 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: edcoil
After the vote, this student leader was not happy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd8hJVj2g_0#t=44

A succinct illustration of the whining liberal making everything about emotions. Hope her future prospective employers and dates get an eyeful of that.

Around 1:39 or so, the redhead guy (a couple of seats to her left) almost -- almost -- does a facepalm, but checks himself.

23 posted on 02/27/2014 8:23:44 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: SeekAndFind; DAC21; meatloaf

The video is pretty grainy. I honestly couldn’t tell if she was Asian. I’m just speculating she might me a member of the strangely self-deprecating, Jewish liberal posse.


24 posted on 02/27/2014 8:25:58 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: edcoil

Is there a transcript to that. The only thing I understood was all her like this, like that like like like etc.


25 posted on 02/27/2014 8:38:57 AM PST by Bruce Kurtz
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To: edcoil

Holy cow! Couldn’t understand a word she was saying, but enjoyed it anyway. lol


26 posted on 02/27/2014 8:40:49 AM PST by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Chuzzlewit
I listen to Ben Shapiro, just about every morning. He is an amazing communicator and has a secret weapon: logic.

No, it's not. Shapiro suggested that guns should be locked up. What he should have said is that she was irresponsible for not having pulled her son from public school, killed his access to mass media, and addressed his behavioral issues, possibly with professional assistance long before he became a teenager.

27 posted on 02/27/2014 8:43:14 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: Bruce Kurtz

Hey, she is college educated at UCLA no less.

My oldest daughter in high school sounded just “like” this, every other word was like, like, like - drove me nuts

Now, she is graduating from college this summer and no longer “likes” every other word.

Finally...


28 posted on 02/27/2014 8:45:00 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: Bruce Kurtz
Is there a transcript to that. The only thing I understood was all her like this, like that like like like etc.

I bet her parents are proud to know that is the quality of thought and speech one gains at a Institution of Higher Ed. that costs what 50 grand a year?

29 posted on 02/27/2014 8:46:55 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: liberalh8ter

Wouldn’t be a first.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 9:26:23 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Coldn’t understand a word of the rant by the hysterical woman who was on the losing side. Probably not much of a loss.


31 posted on 02/27/2014 10:07:35 AM PST by wildbill
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To: Chuzzlewit

His co-worker Brian Whitman is very liberal and does not use logic.


32 posted on 02/27/2014 11:15:59 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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33 posted on 02/27/2014 6:18:50 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SeekAndFind

Shalom, Ben.

Thanks for thinking of you kinsmen here at home!

(Oh, and come see us. We have latkes.)


34 posted on 02/28/2014 12:06:56 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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