Social media users were shocked and outraged by a recent anti-Israel rally 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 female protester was seen chanting, as the crowd behind her responded: “Intifada! Revolution!
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Protesters, seen walking through the Ann Arbor campus yelling into megaphones and waving Palestinian flags, were also heard chanting the infamous call to arms against Israel: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!”
Media reported that the anti-Semitic rally was held to protest Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to campus on Thursday, where she delivered a speech on climate policy and student activism. The protesters appeared to oppose the US government’s support for the State of Israel.
Another video showed protesters outside the campus building in which Harris was giving his speech, saying: “Not another dime, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes.”
The brazen call to overthrow Israel unsettled prominent Twitter users, who were surprised that such sentiment was being expressed 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, Republican of Florida, spoke about the impactful nature of the rally, tweeting: “Using Hitler’s word ‘solution’ is intentional here. Israel has a right to exist. We will never compromise that. The Jewish people have a right to exist. We’ll make sure.”
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Free Beacon reporter Joe Gabriel Simonson mocked the protesters, tweeting: “Loser activists think this is an intifada.”
Ilya Shapiro of the Manhattan Institute made a sarcastic comment about the protest, saying, “It’s because @UMich spends only $18 million a year on DEI.”
Former Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, National Security Adviser Boris Ryvkin condemned the rally, writing: “Scary. Echoes of what happened in Charlottesville, except violent anti-Semites are cut from a different cloth. I hope the This is the saturated wall-to-wall coverage of that event with the WH, Democratic leaders and squad members condemning it.”
Mediaite reporter Isaac Schorr commented, “I’m not making the best case for your ability to run your own state, kids.”
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 these things.”
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Hollywood producer and columnist for The Spectator Daniella Greenbaum Davis stood in solidarity 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: “Disgusting… @UMich.”