Lisa Marie Mendez, a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) student and employee at the UCLA Medical Center, has made her extreme distaste for “fucking Zionist pigs” crystal clear this past month in her rant against Jews on Facebook.
At first, Andrew Pessin, a pro-Israel philosophy professor at Connecticut College, thought the outrageous allegations made against him were just part of “sloppy college journalism.”
After several posters criticizing the pro-Hamas group Students for Justice in Palestine were found at the UCLA campus Thursday morning, the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s campus newspaper, defended the group as victims of “offensive” accusations. The posters had read “Stop SJP because it promotes…” and linked SJP as supporters of Hamas with pictures of Hamas terror victims and the quotes, “Terror Groups that oppress women,” “Terror Groups that kill gays,” and “Terror Groups that persecute Christians.”
In a recent interview with the Jewish Journal, UCLA’s Chancellor Block expressed his thoughts on anti-Semitic activities occurring on UC campuses. Block responded to criticism of a statement he had released last month, grouping the incident of a Jewish student potentially rejected from UCLA’s judicial board because of her faith with David Horowitz’s posters, which had linked Students for Justice in Palestine with Hamas terrorists.
UCLA’s Bruins For Israel will meet tonight with several other pro-Israel student groups on campus to discuss a new resolution against anti-Semitism.