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Angry Activists at Columbia U Protest ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Event Highlighting Historical Jewish Ties to Israel

Lea Speyer and Rachel Frommer

The Algemeiner

Wed Dec 07 2016

Activists at Columbia University staged a walkout at an event Tuesday evening — at which The Algemeiner was present — as a Yemenite Jewish man addressed the room to describe his connection to the land of Israel.

The protesters, part of a coalition of 26 campus groups — including Columbia University Apartheid Divest, the Black Students Organization, the Muslim Students Association and the Columbia Queer Alliance — had arrived intending to disrupt the event, called “Indigenous People Unite,” sponsored by the Columbia chapter of Students Supporting Israel (SSI) and featuring Assyrian, Yazidi, Israelite, Native Canadian and Tibetan speakers....

Angry Activists at Columbia U Protest ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Event Highlighting Historical Jewish Ties to Israel