University of Michigan protesters call for ‘Intifada,’ demise of Israel
Social media users were shocked and outraged at a recent anti-Israel rally organized by pro-Palestinian protesters at the University of Michigan this week.
Videos of the protest depicted marchers chanting “Intifada, Intifada! Long live the Intifada” a call for the violent overthrow of the Jewish state, inspired by the Palestinian riots and rebellions against Israel in the late 80s, early 90s and early 2000s.
“There is only one solution!” a female marcher was seen chanting, while the crowd behind her responded: “Intifada! Revolution!
The marchers, seen marching around the Ann Arbor campus blaring bull horns and waving Palestinian flags, were also heard chanting the infamous anti-Israel chant: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!”
The media reported that the anti-Semitic rally was held to protest Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to campus on Thursday, where she gave a speech on climate policy and student activism. The protesters appeared to be standing against the US government’s support for the state of Israel.
Another video depicts marchers outside the campus building where Harris was giving her speech, saying, “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes.”
The blatant call to overthrow Israel upset prominent Twitter users, who were surprised that such a sentiment was expressed so freely on a major American college campus.
Jewish Journal columnist Blake Flayton tweeted: “At the University of Michigan, a call to kill Jews.”
Rep. Jared Moskovitz, R-Fla., spoke about the shocking nature of the rally, tweeting, “Hitler’s use of the word ‘solution’ is intentional here. Israel has a right to exist. We will never compromise it. The Jewish people have a right to exist. We will provide.”
Free Beacon reporter Joe Gabriel Simonson mocked the protesters, tweeting: “Losing activists think this is an intifada.”
Ilya Shapiro of the Manhattan Institute made a scathing comment about the protest, saying, “It’s because @UMich only spends $18 million a year on DEI.”
Former Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, national security adviser Boris Ryvkin condemned the rally, writing, “Horrible. Echoes of what happened in Charlottesville, except violent anti-Semites are cut from a different cloth. I expect the mainstream media to give this the saturated, wall-to-wall coverage it gave that event with the WH, Democratic leaders and members of the Squad condemning it.”
Mediaite reporter Isaac Schorr observed: “Not making the best of your ability to handle your condition, kid.”
The popular conservative AG account tweeted: “I don’t think most people really understand the level of hatred and hostility towards Jewish students at some of the top liberal Universities because the school administrations tend to support/enable these things.”
Hollywood producer and The Spectator columnist Daniella Greenbaum Davis empathized with Jewish students at the University of Michigan. She tweeted: “The first and second intifada saw terrorists brutally kill innocent civilians. I can’t even imagine being a Jew on Michigan’s campus right now.”
Author Samuel Rosenfeld tweeted, “Upset… @UMich.”