Social media users were shocked and outraged by one recent anti-Israel demonstration organized by pro-Palestinian protesters at the University of Michigan this week.
Clips from the protest showed protesters 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 1980s, early 1990s and early 2000s.
“There is only one solution!” A protester was seen chanting, as the crowd behind her responded: “Intifada! Revolution!
Marchers, seen walking Ann Arbor campus shouting through megaphones and waving Palestinian flags, the infamous anti-Israeli call to arms was also heard: “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‘ He visited campus on Thursday, where he delivered a speech on climate policy and student activism. The protesters appeared to be against the US government’s support for the state of Israel.
Another video showed protesters outside the campus building where Harris was giving his speech, saying, “No more nickel, no more dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes.”
The blatant call to overthrow Israel disturbed prominent Twitter users, who were stunned such a feeling expressed himself so freely on a major American college campus.
Jewish Journal columnist Blake Flayton tweeted: “At the University of Michigan, a call to murder Jews.”
Rep. Jared Moskovitz, R-Florida, spoke of the shocking nature of the demonstration, tweeting: “Hitler’s use of the word ‘solution’ here is intentional. Israel has a right to exist. We will never compromise that. The Jewish people have a right to exist. We’ll guarantee it.”
Free Beacon reporter Joe Gabriel Simonson mocked the protesters, tweeting, “Losing activists think this is an intifada.”
The Manhattan Institute Ilya Shapiro made a sarcastic comment about the protest, stating, “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 demonstration, writing: “Horrifying. Echoes of what happened in Charlottesville, except violent anti-Semites, are cut from a different cloth. I hope the mainstream media give this the saturated wall-to-wall coverage of that event with the WH, Democratic leaders and members of the Squad condemning it.”
Mediation reporter Isaac Schorr commented, “It doesn’t make the best case for your ability to manage your own state, guys.”
The popular conservative AG account tweeted: “I don’t think most people really understand the level of hatred and hostility towards Jewish students at several major liberal universities because school administrations tend to support/enable this stuff.”
Hollywood producer and The Spectator columnist Daniella Greenbaum Davis empathized with Jewish students at the University of Michigan. She tweeted: “The first and second intifadas saw terrorists brutally murder innocent civilians. I can’t even imagine being a Jew on a Michigan campus right now.”
Author Samuel Rosenfeld tweeted: “Sick… @UMich.”