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Showdown at Rutgers: Barbs, Accusations Fly


The program, "Never Again for Anyone," was sponsored by American Muslims for Palestine, the Inter national Anti-Zionist Jewish Network, the Middle East Children's Alliance, and BAKA: Students United for Middle Eastern Justice, a Rutgers University student organization. Speakers included Hajo Meyer, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who opposes Zionism and who draws parallels between his "experiences in Germany prior to 1939 and those suffered by Palestinians today"; and Osama Abu-Irshaid, an Egyptian-born journalist.In the lead-up to the Jan. 29 event, Rutgers Hillel, synagogues and Jewish federations in the state sent e-mails urging members and supporters to come out in a show of support for Israel. The state's Jewish federations had pledged $10,000 to Hillel in its efforts to fight what Hillel calls the "delegitimization" of Israel by BAKA and other groups.That led demonstrators to begin chanting "free, free," "lies, lies," and "Let us in, Let us in," as well as to heated exchanges between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian bystanders.

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