Cornel West, the far-left activist and proponent of the BDS campaign to economically isolate and cripple Israel, has been invited to give the keynote address at UCLA's Center for Jewish Studies' Moral Grandeur & Spiritual Audacity Conference in honor of Abraham Joshua Heschel.
A notice for the event on the school's website describes West as, "a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual," but he is also known as an outspoken critic of Israel. He told Salon.com earlier this year, "there is no doubt in my mind that the Israeli occupation is ugly, it’s vicious, it’s brutal."
"There is no doubt that Gaza is not just a 'kind of' concentration camp, it is the hood on steroids," West told Salon.
In a video of a demonstration last August in Washington posted in the Electronic Intifada website, West called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama war criminals.
Originally posted at TruthRevolt.org