"War Crimes Are Not Free Expression"

by
Abby Zimet

Blasting him as a war criminal, activists disrupted a speech last week by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at
the University of Chicago. Protesters from community and student
organizations read aloud the names of Palestinian children killed
during Israel's assault on Gaza in which 1,400 died and hung a banner that read "Goldstone"
in English and Hebrew. Despite heavy security and a ban on photos and media coverage, Electronic Intifada has video here

Hatem Abudayyeh, member of the National Coordinating Committee of the
United States Palestine Community Network: "There is real change happening. The US is the most powerful country in the world,
Israel is a powerful military as well, but the Palestinians have the
world on their side."

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

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