In the wake of the kidnap and murder of Italian activist, Vittorio Arrigoni at the hands of Palestinian terrorists in Gaza, Prof Steve Plaut of Haifa University (he previously taught at UC-Irvine) has written an interesting account of how many Western activists who go to the Middle East to support the Palestinian cause get treated by their hosts-the very people they go to help.
Hopefully, young, misguided Westerners who are thinking of going over to that region, will think twice. As for our friends at the Olive Tree Initiative at UC-Irvine and other UC campuses, this is just one more thing to consider before sending kids over there to "dialogue" with the Palestinians.
I can see it all now on the New University campus paper at UC-Irvine.
"Olive Tree Initiative Student raped on West Bank"