Friday Nov 15, 2019
The Israeli consul-general in New York, Dani Dayan, had to face an almost empty auditorium on Wednesday when he was invited to speak at Harvard Law School after nearly a 100 students walked out in a dramatic protest against the "settlement" state.
Dayan was speaking about “The Legal Strategy of Israeli Settlements" at the Harvard Law School.
Student protesters sat in the audience right up to the moment that the Israeli consul-general was called to the stage when they abruptly stood up, carrying placards reading: “Settlements are a war crime.”
Turning their backs towards Dayan, who was left in shock, the protesters walked out of the auditorium peacefully, with the Israeli consul-general heard saying: "I remember doing this in kindergarten.”
According to Midde East Eye, one of the students' protest organiser said: “To have 100 people standing up all at once and silently, did leave an impact.
“As soon as we found out about the event, we planned and it took a lot of time but we had a team at every school in Harvard, finding people to help us make it happen,” Samer Hjouj told the publication.
Back in 2012, Dayan had penned a column in the New York Times, stating that "Israel’s settlers are here to stay".